This picture says it all for me.
This same thought that “God gets too much credit…” has been embedded into my mind for a couple of months now.
It grieves me that family of mine and other acquaintances choose not to fully believe in this God they have grown up hearing about because of us “Christians” constantly giving our God bad rep.
I know the scripture “All have sinned and fallen short..”. (Romans 3:23)
I also know that God is a God of grace and mercy. (HALLELUJAH)
Neither of these should excuse us of our daily decisions.
These decisions that are noticed more by those that are struggling to believe in our God, rather than us, the people who openly “worship” that God they are searching for.
I put the word worship from the previous line in quotations solely because the worship is primarily the basis for this next scripture, in my opinion.
Isaiah 29:13 says it this way: And the Lord said: “Because this people draw near with their mouth and honor me with their lips, while their hearts are far from me, and their fear of me is a commandment taught by men..”
In the book of Matthew Jesus is having a discussion with a religious leader about how the religious leader, Pharisees, have taken the Word of God and made it convenient for what they needed for themselves in that moment. Jesus quotes Isaiah specifically this part “This people honor me with their lips, but their heart is far from me.”
Look, I know that the cross hairs are focused and dialed in on us as Christians, waiting for us to make a mistake, but know that if the mistake is made with true innocence then He will provide His grace or mercy appropriately.
Also know that if that mistake is made with no true evidence of a [fruitful relationship(Galatians 5:23-23)] with God, the consequences can be delivered by way of the public notification.
Let me leave you with this scripture Joshua 1:9 “Have I not commanded you? Be strong and courageous. Do not be afraid; do not be discouraged, for the Lord your God will be with you wherever you go.”
God does not hate fags!
God loves all people!
God does not make our choices for us, but instead allows freewill.
His will is for us to choose Him, and an eternal life with Him, all while leaving it up to us to freely make this decision.
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