First, excuse me if my blogs seem plain, typing from an iPhone can be super difficult at times.
I'm a little frustrated with Christians, and this is what this post is about.
It all started the other day when I watched a John Piper video on abortion. The video was basically all about condemning President Obama and his pro choice stance. I have a lot of respect for Piper, and I too want to stop abortion, so I appreciate his passion. By as far as the whole political involvement of this issue goes, I literally cannot understand WHY we, Christians, continue to put our hopes in the president, or the political system? Why can we not understand that non-Christians think that we are CRAZY for wanting to stop them from having abortions?
I am frustrated because all we want to do is change laws. Changing laws is the easy part. Christians are scared of the hard part... Changing HEARTS.
If you are against abortion SO much, then I hope you are volunteering in the inner cities with the youth where 14 year old girls have sometimes already had 2 or 3 abortions.
If you want babies to live, then I hope you are out volunteering at Birth Choice Clinics, and pouring your money, time, and energy into that amazing place.
If you think that people should pick life over death then I hope you're willing to adopt.
If you want teenage girls to stop killing their unborn child, then it's time to start mentoring the hurt and abused; you can start at Olive Crest in LA or Costa Mesa.
Politicians don't care. Most of them don't have the same morals as Christians, so we seriously need to stop putting our hope in them. We are so lazy. Just sitting around whining instead of making something happen.
So then today, I came to my blog and found a comment within my Jim Wallis post that said that he was an "emergent heretic". Now, I don't mind a good discussion, but first off, if you don't have the guts to tell us who you are, I can't take you seriously. And second, how dare someone call a brother in the Lord such a horrible name. I am reading a Wallis book right now, and I guess you could call some things, "liberal", but for goodness sake, the man is doing wonders for the poor all around the world, and has transformed many lives in DC, for the glory of Jesus Christ. So how dare you speak about someone that way. It's people like you who make others turned off to Christianity.
With that said, there are so many Christians out there who are just like the person who commented on my blog, and it was almost borderline stumbling to me. I've said it before, and I'll say it again, when I became a Christian, a lot of the disgusting thoughts and behaviors I had, I tried to leave behind. This happened, only to find, that many Christians behave in the ways I used to before I knew anything about God. Somebody SHOW ME the difference that Jesus makes. Show me WHY I should believe in your God when you behave this way.
Christians need to step it up, before it's too late.