Oct 04 2009
First, Jesus is my Lord. I say that clearly and easily. The Jesus of the Bible is more than just a sage or a wise man, he is the living Son of the living God, and has literally changed my life for the better. He is as heroic a historic character as there is in all recorded literature, and I like a good hero.
Second, I understand the impulse to defend the one I serve. I completely understand the reason for creating the group. Which leads me to the next point.
Third, I think Jesus himself is in no way damaged by those words. He either is Lord or he isn’t, and nothing on Facebook will change that either way.
Furthermore, I think strong-arm censorship helps no one. I’d rather show somebody a better way than tell them they can’t do something. I know my own reaction when somebody tells me I can’t do something.
Finally, I think the better way to honor Jesus if you believe in him is to act Christ-like, which has more to do with demonstrating grace than telling people what they shouldn’t do. I have a theory that if one engages in a habit that is bad for them, the closer that one gets to the living God, the more they will want to live according to God’s design.
As Christians, we were left with the Great Commandment (love God and your neighbor as yourself) and the Great Commission (be active making disciples – mentorship is a one-on-one proposition, it is long and slow and entirely unsuited to dramatic Facebook proclamations, however, it is the only method I know which helps a person make the transition from Jesus-hater to Jesus-lover if they have an open mind and are willing for Jesus to make himself real to them. I have faith there is a better way. We should always been looking for it).
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