If You Claim To Be A Christian

If you claim to be a Christian, follow the teachings of Jesus, not the false prophets who came along later to sell you a more comfortable story.

If you claim to be a Christian and you are not helping the poor & sick, freeing the prisoners, or fighting for the oppressed, you are deluded.

No, I don’t mean in some vague, metaphorical sense of the word “help,” but, rather, meaningful, concrete, specific help that improves the lives of these people whom He called “the least of these.”

No, you don’t get a pass if the help is coming from the government and you are “forced” to help. Jesus said if your brother forces you to walk with him a mile, go two; if he takes your cloak, give him your coat, also.

Helping the poor, sick, prisoners & oppressed IS what counts, not whether it is done through your voluntary efforts or through your support of government programs.

If you claim to be a Christian and your life is about making money, you are deluded.

Jesus had nothing good to say about rich people.

He told one of them to sell everything they had and give the proceeds to the poor.

He said it was easier for a camel to go through the eye of a needle than for a rich man to enter heaven.

He said that where your treasure is, there your heart will be also, so don’t put your treasure on earth, where thieves can break in and take it, but rather, put it in heaven, which you do by taking care of “the least of these.”

Christians should know all this already.

Unfortunately, it seems that far too many who claim to be Christian have never read their Bible, or, if they have, it has been in settings where the deluded are “explaining” it to them.

If you don’t follow the teachings of Jesus, please realize that you are not a Christian and please stop calling yourself one.

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About Tim Gatewood

55+, male, widowed (May 2016). Mobile notary public and signing agent, freelance writer, and ordained minister. Science fiction and fantasy fan, willing servant to cats, avid reader and collector of books and other stuff. Please see my websites (including this blog and others) for more info on me and what I think about the issues of the day.
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