Come As You Are, But Better

Something I read today stood out:

From 1 John 2:1-2 “…we have one who speaks to the Father in our defense—Jesus Christ, the Righteous One. He is the one who turns aside God’s wrath, taking away our sins, and not only ours but also the sins of the whole world.” The whole world.

So why do some Christians demand change in non-believers’ actions? The actions aren’t the issue if you believe the above. We need to stop expecting non-followers of Jesus to “clean up their act”. ITS NOT OUR JOB. Instead, we (and when I say “we”, I mean “I”) might want to put more energy and resources toward introducing the whole world to Jesus who actually has the ability to make changes in others, if necessary and AS HE SEES FIT. I’m just sayin’.


3 responses to this post.

  1. From my experiences in the last few weeks, we as Christians should demand change in our fellow Christians. They set poor examples to non-believers by their bad behavior.


  2. I don’t think true Christians demand change in non believers. True Christians understand that “the lost” are just that… lost.

    True Christians are required by God to love all people.

    There are no examples in the Bible of those we are not required to love.

    It is easy to understand the behavior of those whom claim no relationship to the Savior.

    However, (for me) the most challenging thing is too love those who SAY they are Christian with their mouth but clearly walk the other way.


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