its earliest days, Christianity has been the object of ridicule and debate. The
actions of those who called themselves Christians did not help with the world’s
view of Christianity. History tells us the Inquisition and Papal corruption all
in the name of Christianity.
we see this trend of those associated with Christianity misrepresenting the
name of Christ. Because of this, many are ashamed to call themselves Christians because of negative
perceptions. Are you committed to Christ and willing to be identified with the
faith? However, Christians have to take the same sentiment as Paul.
For I am
not ashamed of the gospel of Christ: for it is the power of God unto salvation
to everyone that believeth; to the Jew first, and also to the Greek. Romans
have been accused of being hypocrites, bible thumpers, spiritual elitists, and
the like. However, anyone that is a true Christian understands these things not
to be true. True Christians do not hate the Jews or any other religious group.
Christians do not hate individuals involved in alternative lifestyles or those
who engage in practices deemed immoral by the Bible. Christians, however, do
understand that God loved man enough to provide salvation from their sins (in
all its forms).
Though some ‘Christians’ misrepresent the faith, we cannot back down from the truth: There is sin in the world. God does oppose sins. He offers forgiveness and deliverance from sin through Christ.
so loved the world, that he gave his only begotten Son, that
whosoever believeth in him should not perish, but have everlasting life. John