I have just seen a supposed Christian take another Christian (and supposed friend) through a set of posts where they played 'know it all' on a non-christian topic and made their friend look like a moron.GAL 5:16 So I say, live by the Spirit, and you will not gratify the desires of the sinful nature. 17 For the sinful nature desires what is contrary to the Spirit, and the Spirit what is contrary to the sinful nature. They are in conflict with each other, so that you do not do what you want. 18 But if you are led by the Spirit, you are not under law.
GAL 5:19 The acts of the sinful nature are obvious: sexual immorality, impurity and debauchery; 20 idolatry and witchcraft; hatred, discord, jealousy, fits of rage, selfish ambition, dissensions, factions 21 and envy; drunkenness, orgies, and the like. I warn you, as I did before, that those who live like this will not inherit the kingdom of God.
GAL 5:22 But the fruit of the Spirit is love, joy, peace, patience, kindness, goodness, faithfulness, 23 gentleness and self-control. Against such things there is no law. 24 Those who belong to Christ Jesus have crucified the sinful nature with its passions and desires. 25 Since we live by the Spirit, let us keep in step with the Spirit. 26 Let us not become conceited, provoking and envying each other.
Great! For personal pride this person thought it was OK to just belittle her friend like that.
What is wrong with Christians today. What motives them to do this kind of thing?????
I am seeing this more and more. Not heated debates on Theology but generally Christians treating other Christians and their supposed friends like dirt. I know Non-Christians with more curtesy and consideration of their friends because they at least show a little respect.
What happened to Loving one another as Christ Loves us?
I'm not saying all Christians are doing this but I am seeing this happen more and more on Forums. Selfish, self-centered behaviour and at times Childish (if you believe their profiles from supposed mature adults).JN 13:34 "A new command I give you: Love one another. As I have loved you, so you must love one another. 35 By this all men will know that you are my disciples, if you love one another."
Just having a rant because I stepped in to correct this Christian and said basically they were thoughtless and being unkind. To which I got a reply "if someone is stupid they need correcting and who better than some one who is smart like me".
I really have to wonder as to what teaching these supposed Christians are getting today??? (example of what I think these people must have been taught; "Jesus forgives all bad behaviour so go ahead and just act like you want and then repent and you will be forgiven???").
If these people truly have repented and become Saved Believers wouldn't they want to not be like the world and change to be like Jesus? Surely they should understand a Christian should be desiring to cultivate & grow the Fruits of the Spirit as listed above?
The mind boggles at this kind of behaviour amongst supposed Christians. I'm not judging their salvation (I don't know and it's not my job) but they are not giving me much outside indication their hearts have been changed and they are now living their lives for Jesus.
Shaking my head and off to pray about it. Maybe the Lord can sort them out.
Sorry just needed to vent.
I know in debates of God's Word we get heated & at times are not on our best behaviour. This was just social chit-chat. No reason to do go on like that socially.