Ok, ok, allow me to vent a little please.
I’m either about to be making a lotta friends, or a lotta enemies…
I’ll warn you that this is gonna be a lengthy post, but there’s some good stuff in here, and I really want you all to understand where I’m coming from. Please take the time to read this,
I GOTTA get this out.
I’m sick and tired of people who CLAIM to be Christians but instead wind up giving us a bad name because they don’t have the integrity to stick it out and follow, on a daily basis, the one who SAVED them!
I’m sick and tired of people who CALL themselves Christians just because they go to church regularly, and do something nice evey now and then.
NEWSFLASH - IT DOESN’T!
Just because you go to the zoo doesn’t make you an animal. Just because your parents were Christians doesn’t mean you are.
Just because you are nice to people doesn’t mean you’re getting into heaven.
It’s a thing called grace.
I’m sick and tired of people who THINK that just because Jesus forgives everything they’ve done or will do, that they have a free license to behave like jerks to just about everyone and then go and ‘apologize’ like they’re sorry, when their hearts never changed in the first place.
Isn’t it funny how Christians are supposed to be the light of the world, but we’ve become quite famous as the scum of the earth?
Aren’t WE supposed to be setting the example?
HELLO! Ever read your Bible? Come on people, I was reading just this morning in Titus 2:7-8. Know what it says?
7 Show yourself in all respects a model of good deeds, and in your teaching show integrity, gravity, 8 and sound speech that cannot be censured, so that an opponent may be put to shame, having nothing evil to say of us.
YET, it seems that we’ve got a nice big record of evil stuff that can be said to/about us.
If you claim to be a Christian in here, I am calling out to you, re-asses just how much of a Christian you are, and make a stand one way or another.
The Bible often mentions that we are in the middle of a spiritual war. I’m sorry, but if you stand in the middle, and wait for the two sides to collide before you make a choice, it’ll be too late.
PLEASE, if you call yourself a Christian, then ACT like one.
To those who aren’t Christians. What can I say? I totally understand you! Because with all of the oh-so-lovely examples of ‘Christianity’ out there, why WOULDN’T you’d be sick of it, and not want anything to do with it?
PLEASE don’t be turned off from God because of just a few, or even countless bad experiences. If there’s 99 wolves dressed like sheep, and claiming to be sheep, in the presence of 1 lone REAL sheep, understand that it’s the sheep who’s the sheep, not the wolves.
I must say this, when a person finds the truth, accepts it, AND lives by it day in and day out, THEN, you’ll have a REAL Christian on your hands. I know quite a few of these REAL ones, and they’re THE nicest people I know. (There’s a reason behind it too.)
I know I haven’t always been the nicest person to converse with, but please understand how much I love my God. It hurts me so badly whenever someone ridicules Him. This is not an excuse or anything for the times I’ve been a jerk. This is an apology and an explanation as to the WHY.
Yeah, I went about it the wrong way. I got on peoples’ cases and pushed issues that weren’t there. I’m sorry.
Yeah, I love you all so much, and believe this so thoroughly, so passionately, so strongly, and I KNOW it is true, thus I don’t want to see you wind up in hell.
(And yes, that means that I believe that if you aren’t a Christian then you go to hell.)
I don’t know what to say but that,
- I’m sorry for all the bad encounters you’ve had.
- I’m praying that you’ll be able to meet some people who are the real deal someday.
- I’ve said it before and I’ll say it again. I love you all.
Well, I’m out.
The RPGC has been great, and I would not trade the memories I’ve got from here for anything else. You are all a bunch of FLIPPIN’ GREAT people, even though we’ve had MANY a disagreement.
I don’t think I’ll be coming back for a while as I’m getting really busy IRL. You guys have a good one and don’t let too much change while I’m gone.
Yours in Him,
Adam E. Brewster
P.S. I might be able to check up every now and then for a little while yet… so don’t start missing me toooooo soon…