#JesusWins

Christians have been known for their message of "love," but lately they are starting to be known for their message of "hate and intolerance".  The Christian message is indeed about love, but it also about judgment. The two cannot be separated. 

In our culture of micro-aggressions very few people are able to handle differences of opinions. Every perceived slight is taken seriously without ever giving the benefit of the doubt or assuming the best about another person's intentions or actions. Unfortunately, this leads to an intolerant society of hate. Differences are required for love to operate. People who think the same don't have to practice love because everything is exactly like they want it.

Christians are in a very a difficult position in our culture, where love is letting people do what they want even if it harms them, because love requires us to be a voice of warning when we know there is danger to the people we love. Perhaps the best way to explain this is with an example.

Suppose at 3:00 PM tomorrow morning during morning rush hour a bridge is going to fall on the highway. This bridge collapse is going to cause untold number of deaths including friends and family. Should you warn your friends and family? Should you warn strangers?

This is a very similar situation to what Christians face, but with greater consequences. God's wrath is going to be poured out on all people who refuse to repent and believe in Jesus for the forgiveness of their sins (Anybody who does not believe this is not a Christian). Should you warn your friends and family? Should you warn strangers?

The answers to the bridge questions are obvious. It would be illegal not to warn someone of their impending death. Similarly, the answers are just as obvious regarding the questions about God's wrath for Christians. It is the duty of every Christian to warn their friends, family, and strangers about the wrath to come. If this warning is not proclaimed, the blood will be on their hands.
Son of man, speak to your people and say to them, if I bring the sword upon a land, and the people of the land take a man from among them, and make him their watchman, and if he sees the sword coming upon the land and blows the trumpet and warns the people, then if anyone hears the sound of the trumpet does not take warning, and the sword comes and takes him away, his blood shall be upon his own head... But if the watchman sees the sword coming and does not blow the trumpet, so that the people are not warned, and the sword comes and takes any one of them, that person is taken away in his iniquity, but his blood I will require at the watchman's hand (Ezk. 33:2-6).
Christianity is not about forcing, coercing, or loving someone out of the wrath of God and into His Kingdom. Rather it is about proclaiming the gospel through words and actions such that the people are warned about their precarious situation and turn and follow Jesus. It is trying every possible way to be sure that everybody knows the good news that they are NOT doomed to Hell. To not tell somebody the good news is to condemn them to Hell. Unfortunately, there are people who don't want to hear it and don't want others to hear it. We are not obligated to force it down their throats, but we should never pass up an opportunity that is open to us.

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