This is a very holy week for people like myself who are people of the Christian faith. It is a time when we remember the death and resurrection of Jesus Christ. Easter is pretty much what Christianity is all about. I strongly believe this country and world would be a much better place if more people actually followed the teachings of Jesus Christ and applied them to their lives but of course, that is not the case. What is even more disturbing is the number of people who call themselves Christians but their lives and actions are far from anything resembling how a good Christian should live. In fact, it is really sad to see how so many are judgemental towards others when they should be looking in mirror and evaluating their own lives.
A classic example of this is the Westboro Baptist church group who goes around and protests at military funerals. Their message is that God is condemning the United States for supporting gay rights. One of their members even had the nerve to call President Obama , the antichrist. Not only are they humiliating families of fallen members of our military, they are showing no amount of compassion for those families during the protest. Do you think Jesus Christ would approve of what they are doing? Would he have joined them in the protest? Absolutely not!! They are a radical group that do more harm than good to the cause of Christianity. And who are they to judge other people like that? Let God do the judging of this country and its people. Maybe this group should spend more time handing out bibles at those numerous gay fests around the country and praying for those people who they like to condemn.
I believe a Christian has absolutely no right to go around and judge other people for their faults. Nobody in this world is perfect and before you judge others, look in the mirror at your own life. Funny how the same folks who like to lecture about moral things have enough problems in their own lives. How would they react if someone turned around and judged them for their faults?
A Christian has a responsibility to lead others to Christ. Unfortunately, when non- Christians look at Christians, many see radical people who are very judgemental and that really turns people away from hearing the word of Jesus Christ. A good person of faith should be someone who inspires others to be like them. Telling someone they will go to hell if they do not repent is not a very tactful way of spreading the gospel. I just wish more Christians would understand that.