One of my favorite blogs by Jenni Catron had a great post about how Christians are becoming known for “crucifying” non-Christians for their non-Christian views. She said:
We act hurt and appalled that a non-Christian is not sharing the Gospel.
How else is a non-Christian supposed to act? In love, joy, peace, patience, kindness, goodness, faithfulness, gentleness, and self control? NO!
WE’RE SUPPOSED TO ACT THIS WAY AND FULLY EXPECT THAT THEY WON’T!
But, we are not showing them God’s love and telling them how Jesus died to save and free them from every sin and shame. Instead, we are starting groups to boycott them just to prove our points. What is our point? That we are right and they are wrong???
We are increasingly becoming known for what we stand against – not what we stand for. We hate the Da Vinci Code, Disney, Oprah, Target, Ford, AT&T, and the list just keeps going. So much energy has been spent on letting the world know we disapprove of these things – think of how much energy that could have been telling people about the beautiful love of Jesus.
I believe in standing up for the truth, but we as Christians cannot be so focused on tearing down the wicked that we forget to build up the righteous.
How can we save the world when we hate the world?