Seeking to please only the self no matter the cost… a tale of destruction

For decades people have been taught that to succeed to become answerable only to oneself is the ultimate goal.
Yet this is not what the Bible teaches.
Humility. Seeking to help others especially those within the Christian family, but not limited to the Christian family is part of the ultimate plan from Christ Himself.
In fact when Christ added two more commandments, oh you didn’t know there is actually twelve commandments now, oh well let’s go there.
The greatest commandment per Jesus Christ is to love the Lord our God with all our heart, mind and soul. It was actually taught in Deuteronomy 6:5, but called the greatest and a commandment by Christ.
The second commandment Jesus then goes on to say is that we are to love our neighbors as we are to love ourselves.
This means to place all humanity as our equals, but as Christ Himself says about His task upon this temporal plain was this:
Matthew 20: 28 “For even the Son of Man came not to be served but to serve others and to give his life as a ransom for many.”
Since we are to strive to be Christ-like then should we not too seek to serve our neighbors, our fellow humans as best we can?
The answer is yes.
So to seek to have success to seek after wealth, to tread upon our fellows not caring if they are hurt, finically destitute or even killed is the total opposite of serving God.
Then if it is opposite it is seeking not after Christ and salvation, but death and destruction.
Yet this is how most in the world think, many of which call themselves “Christian.”
This makes those that do call themselves that hypocrites, and liars not only to themselves but to everyone else and especially to God.
Revelation 21:8 “But cowards, unbelievers, the corrupt, murderers, the immoral, those who practice witchcraft, idol worshipers, and all liars—their fate is in the fiery lake of burning sulfur. This is the second death.”
1 John 4:20 – If someone says, “I love God,” but hates a fellow believer, that person is a liar; for if we don’t love people we can see, how can we love God, whom we cannot see? 21 And he has given us this command: Those who love God must also love their fellow believers.

The definition of the word “hypocrite”

Per Strong’s Greek Lexicon a part of Strong’s Concordance a “hypocrite” is an actor under an assumed character.
An actor. People are acting like they are “Christian” and if they gave out Oscars or Golden Globes for it there would be a lot of statutes being handed out and placed upon mantles.
Being “Christian” is not an act. It is an actual change of behavior. The person you once were no longer exists. Yet most live the exact same life they have lived since birth and call themselves “Christian” when in reality they are “hypocrites.” A very sad commentary for most of Christendom and explains why so many do not wish to become “Christian” because they see the hypocrisy while those that are the hypocrites are blind to their own living lie.

True empathy

The definition of empathy is “the ability to understand and share the feelings of another.”

This is something that many do not have. Many say they do, yet when it comes time to display empathy they stonewall, change the subject or even throw up words that act like chaff blinding the missile of truth from findings its mark.

Luke 10:27 And he answering said, Thou shalt love the Lord thy God with all thy heart, and with all thy soul, and with all thy strength, and with all thy mind; and thy neighbour as thyself.

If you love your neighbor as you love yourself is empathy. Yet this and other teachings of Christ are frowned upon. Why? Because they are teachings of Jesus. They are Christian.
Most in the United States have a huge misconception of the Bible and its teaching. Many that think they are Christian really are not. There are even those that deny God yet they do show empathy and other “Christian” traits and believes, yet they do not know this because they have been lied to by those that wish for them to deny God.
These people that are more “Christian” then many Christians have the foreknowledge that could lead them the Christ and become one of the counted. But will they have this opportunity? I do not know the answer to this question.
What is important is that we teach the Bible, that we show the love of Christ. That we show empathy and love for all humanity.
It is also important that those that believe themselves to be “Christian” search their souls and see if they are just a messed up Christian or a hypocrite.
I struggle with my faith constantly. I question myself and seek out answers. Am I perfect? NO!!!
But at least I am making more of an effort then many that do absolutely nothing and think that will get them into heaven when in reality it will not.

Why do those that call themselves “Christians” do nothing to help fix the problems with the world?

We are called to be servants. We are called to be shepherds. If we are to lead we are to be servants unto those that we are called to lead. Yet this is not how most that call themselves “Christian” act. The stay in their little world and complain about this or shake their head about that. Do they actually do anything about it though? For the most part the answer is “no.”
As I posted recently the true definition of a “hypocrite” was someone that acted a part. Meaning they act like they are “Christians” but in reality they are not. This is how most that call themselves “Christian” really are. They allow those that wish to remove God from the world to do so. They allow a person that is destroying this nation to run it just become they did not want to vote for a Mormon.
Now they are reaping what they sowed. Christians are hated and God is removed from schools and the world. All the time they sit back and complain, but do nothing. You counter to this post with “why are you not doing anything but complaining in this blog.”
I counter with: this blog is what God has given me to do in his service. This is my ministry. What is your ministry?

This is the year Christianity should lead

Picture is my lousy attempt at “cartooning” which I dedicate to “Charlie Hebdo”

This is the year that demands the resurgence of the Christian believes and teachings. To long Christians have turned the cheek. To long have Christians set silent. Understand that true Christian faith hates the sin, but loves the sinner.
Jesus was rebuked for spending more time with those that sin. His reply was they needed Him more. That is still true today. It is time Christians started making their believes heard and understood.
Become active in government. Write your congressperson and senator. If they do not listen, run against them.
Do not support things that do not support your Christian values. Do you know I will not watch certain television stations because they show things that are against the teaching of the Bible? If more would do this then these shows would be pulled for low ratings. When you support them you are placing them before your faith and thus before God.
If you scoff at this statement then are you really even Christian. Maybe you should look to yourself then and think where you should be in your standing with God.
Those are just a few things that are giving power to those that deny God and turn from Him. It is your lack of commitment that ultimately fuels hatred of Christianity, because all they see is a hypocrite.