Friday, February 10, 2012


Ya know what you are? "You narrow-minded, hate-filled, self-righteous, intolerant bigot. You're nothing but an ignorant, anti-choice, arrogant hypocrite! You’re a weak-minded, fool, believing myths and you’re a judgmental Jesus freak!"

Well, thank you! Let's break this little tirade down in order to understand why we should thank someone for it, shall we?

Narrow-minded - Matt 7:14 tells us that the way is narrow that leads to life, but wide is the road to destruction.

Hate-filled - We are not the ones who hate, but we will be hated in the world (Luke 6:22), just as our Lord was.

Self-righteous - Our righteousness is found only through Christ, not in ourselves (Eph 4:24, Col 1:28).

Intolerant - we should not tolerate false prophets or lies (Rev 2:20), and will be held accountable for doing so.

Bigot - Jesus is the Way, the Truth and the Life (John 14:6), there is only one name under heaven by which we must be saved (Acts 4:12 ).

Ignorant - God uses the foolish things of this world to shame the wise (1 Cor 1:27).

Anti-choice - Every choice is accompanied by responsibility. If we are stubborn and unrepentant, we are storing up wrath for ourselves (Rom 2:5). We are slaves of God to eternal life (Rom 6:22), bought at a price (1 Cor 7:23), and if we love Him, we will obey His commands (John 14:23-24), rather than follow our own deceitful hearts (Jer 16:12, 17:9).

Arrogant - We preach in fear and weakness, knowing only Christ and Him crucified (1 Cor 2:2-4).

Hypocrite - Ah, let us be sure we have removed the log from our own eye first (Matt 7:5), nevertheless, we are saved by grace through faith, not of works, lest anyone boast (Eph 2:8-9).

Weak-minded - the weakness of God is stronger than human strength (1 Cor 1:25), and the beginning of wisdom is the fear of the Lord (Psalm 111:10).

Fool - The cross is foolishness to those who are perishing (1 Cor 1:18), but in reality, it is the one who says there is no God that is the fool (Psalm 14:1), and fools despise wisdom (Prov 1:7).

Believing Myths - We all have knowledge of the Creator, and are left without excuse (Rom 1:20). God's Law is written on our hearts, our conscience bearing witness (Rom 2:15).

Judgmental - John 7:24 says to judge righteously, and Matt 7:16 tells us that we’ll know them by their fruit. We are to judge those inside the church, (1 Cor 5:12) and we warn those outside to keep them from the coming judgment, when God's wrath will be revealed (Rom 1:18), for it is a fearful thing to fall into the hands of the living God (Heb 10:31).

Jesus freak - If we are ashamed of Him now before men, He will be ashamed of us before the angels when He comes in glory (Mark 8:38). I am not ashamed of the Gospel (Rom 1:16).

So, if that is how the world chooses to define me, I have no real problem with that from a Biblical (as defined above) perspective.

God bless!

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