Okay, enough is enough. I didn’t want to say anything, but some of you are wrong. Dead wrong.
This note is not about politics, it’s about people who say they are Christians — particularly those who claim they are spirit-filled — who are ranting, being rude and saying nasty things to other Christians over their political views.
You need to stop the way you are talking to one another…..
I said before that I am nothing before God and I have nothing to lose. If some of you were speaking out as you should be I would not be the one saying this.
If you cannot practice your politics and manifest the fruit of the Spirit at the same time, then you need to give up one or the other.
I have never heard such talk from people who say they are Christians in all of my life. People who claim to have the Holy Ghost are spewing verbal comments all over anyone who dares have a different opinion, whether it be about religious beliefs or who’s running the country.
It’s all over the internet. The King James version called this “FIERCE.” This is crazy, pure end-time behavior. Dear God, how much more perilous can we get?
In the last couple of days, a well known minister on Facebook posted some comments about what the scripture says about respecting our leaders, gave us chapter and verse, just a quiet admonishment.
It’s absurd. You should hear what some people are firing back at him. Not ‘sinners’ as we call them, but folks who are in the Church.
I won’t call the minister’s name, but I wondered when some of you saints or other minsters were going to speak out about the terrible spirit that has gotten hold of us over this political business.
He’s the only one so far on my list. I’m shocked, saddened and disgusted over this. This may be the very reason our elders told us years ago that politics and religion did not mix.
You can’t throw dirt on people and tongue lash them and excuse yourself because, “it’s about politics!”
Won’t work!! We can’t have it both ways.
Either we manifest the fruit of the Spirit or we don’t. Simple.
We can’t sling hash on the political arena, calling people names, attacking people, show a haughty spirit and call it gentleness, goodness, meekness, temperance and condemn everybody else to hell.
Jesus Christ must really be heartbroken over us. Either we’re ranting like someone demented or we’re sitting back with our mouths shut, not saying one word about what’s going on around us, just sitting here waiting for the Rapture to come.
We aren’t going anywhere with either of these attitudes if He does come. Tell me, what in the world would Jesus Christ want with a bunch of people who have forgotten how to treat one another?
More trouble is coming upon us, you can be sure of that. We have it too good.
The scripture said that in these last days, people would be “unthankful.” Can anyone understand that these warnings were written to the Church, not to people that do not care anyway or never even knew God?
How many are “departing from the Faith” and it’s our conscience that has been seared, not the world’s?
I have been guilty, I admit it. I also had too much to say about past leaders and did not pray for them as I knew to do, but I could not talk to my fellow brothers or sisters in the way I am hearing today.
It’s not going to make any difference now. Only the spiritually blind cannot see what’s happening around us.
The scripture said it will get worse and it will. I believe Jesus is coming soon, He has to — but some of us are not going, some of us who think we are.
We are not children or unlearned people. We can speak the things we need to say without laying down our Holy Ghost to do it.
The world doesn’t need harshness, it needs someone to love them the way Jesus loved us.
Enough of this. Those who continue this unkind behaviour will stick out like tares. It seems they already are.
First published: April 7, 2010.
~ Robert Blackburn