So recently, I learned something about my (not to be racist), white friend. He’s Buddhist. I think it’s a very unique religion, the concept of it is very pure.
However, when I asked him if he was raised like that from childhood, he said no. He stated he was Christian, and then converted to Buddhism. Why? Christianity was very hypocritical…he has a point.
There are many Christians out there who are hypocritical. There are Christians who constantly lie and cheat, gossip, hate, commit sexual immorality, steal, and do the exact opposite of what Christian are supposed to do. With people like this, of course people would look down on Christians!
I’m not here to judge. In fact, I’m not supposed to, that’s God’s job. But, we do need to make sure we aren’t hypocrites. Here’s how I think about it:
“And so we know and rely on the love God has for us. God is love. Whoever lives in love lives in God and God in him.” -1 John 4:16
God is love. God lives in us through the love we spread from him. We need to strongly show people that we are true Christians, so they can see the true God. Love, peace, unity, joy, happiness!
Let us be careful that we aren’t those hyprocites saying we are Christians, because we want to leave a good impression. Anything good AND bad will affect our image AND God’s image. Is that what we want?