Christians have lived up to the world’s expectations!
I mean, they hear the “saints of God” tell people to “get saved” and get “the joy of the Lord” and “God’s peace that passes all understanding”. Yet when the world listens to the “redeemed” talk throughout everyday living, they hear them worrying, gossiping, complaining about the government, and maybe even tell a little bit of off color “jokes”. But the “holy one” will make sure they quote scripture, pray before they eat their meal, swell up in the chest as they drop their tithe check into the offering plate, and be the first to sign a petition against the neighborhood girly bar.
These “Sour Saints” can’t see what harm they’re doing. After telling their co-workers about a raunchy movie they went to see, they’ll turn right around and tell those “heathens” to get saved or go to hell (which, by the way, IS true).
These same “God fearing saints” spend their Sundays and Wednesdays collecting their “Special Humility Honors For Holy Living and Church Attendance” but can’t build a genuine relationship with a “lost person” to save their soul (or anyone else’s, for that matter). After all, one must be very cautious about who they rub shoulders with, because the Bible says to “not be unequally yoked (whatever that means) with unbelievers”, and, “don’t cast your pearls before the swine”.
I wonder if these “Sour Saints” ever considered the true impact of their “testimony”. Have they ever read Peter’s admonition: “Instead, you must worship Christ as Lord of your life. And if someone asks about your Christian hope, always be ready to explain it.” (1 Peter 3:15 NLT)
Of course, who’s going to ask anyone to explain their joy if all the “sainted one” ever chews on is “New and Improved Sour Scriptural Candy”, purchased at the local “Christian” Book Store?
It would make me want to steer clear of those puckered up, pious prophets who haven’t any idea just how repulsive they really are!
How about you?
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God bless you!