“If you’re openly living in unrepentant sin, whatever it may be, not just homosexuality, whatever it may be, I believe that’s walking in open rebellion to God and to Jesus Christ. So I would not characterize that person as a Christian because I don’t think the bible would characterize them as a Christian.” ~ ESPN analyst Chris Broussard
Who isn’t “openly living in unrepentant sin”? Who isn’t “walking in open rebellion to God and Jesus Christ”?
According to the statement above, I’m not a Christian and will not be saved if I die while speeding (living in unrepentant sin) down the highway or while “walking in open rebellion” when the sign says ‘keep off the grass’.
Quotes like these make my head hurt and my eyes spasm while I try to wrap my brain around them.
They make me want to growl and bark if anyone calls me a Christian because in light of these comments being a ‘Christian’ isn’t a compliment.
I want to shout “Christ didn’t call us to be ‘CHRISTIANS’! He didn’t call his disciples CHRISTIANS. ‘CHRISTIAN’ wasn’t a biblical term of endearment. ‘Christians’ was a VULGAR adjective used by the pagans, Romans and others. It described the VULGAR Jew or gentile sinner – prostitute, tax collector, (homosexual) follower of Christ.”
“STOP beating people with your bibles!”
And it takes the Holy Spirit and all of Heaven’s angels to bind my tongue when people come up to me, draw a line in the sand and ask me what side I’m on; or worse assume what side I’m on.
Let it be known today and forevermore that I am and will always be on both or all sides. My answer is simply “Yes!”
I’m not indecisive.
I’m very opinionated. No matter how hard I try to be open, I still come out a “J” for Judging on the Myers-Briggs. I see black or white before I’m able to appreciate the subtle hues of gray.
I see specks in everyone else. I declare in my heart whether folks are good or bad. And here I go again, throwing mud at Broussard. I even hit him a few times with my Bible.
I’m always asking God, “Why am I programmed to judge everyone when it is a sin (usually unrepentant!)?”
Jesus came to the least, lost and left out. Failure to love our neighbors, ourselves and God is the greatest openly unrepentant sin. Not – homosexuals!
God did NOT call me to judge anyone but ME. And even there – God has the final ruling.
The glass is half full and half empty. Want a different answer- get a different glass.
We are saint and sinner.
Is Jason Collins a Christian? Can prostitutes, tax collectors and abortion clinic staff be Christians? Are they living openly in unrepentant sins? Yes! All Christians live openly in unrepentant sins.
God LOVES Jason Collins. God LOVES homosexuals. God loves irritable, opinionated, self-righteous openly unrepentant Christians.
Thank you JESUS!
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