WWJD. this was a burning question some years ago. It was taught at what is called vacation bible school. But where is it now? Why is it forgotten? I can answer those question for myself. but why has it been forgotten. Now I can fill pages and pages, but to be direct we as a nation do not want to do what Jesus did. For it would mean being on the outside of all the fun. It would mean standing up for people we do not like who are being persecuted and slandered. We would have to openly display empathy. It would mean turning the other cheek and blessing and praying for those who hate us. No better to join in stand firm and follow the crowd.
But what would Jesus then say? well that is written down in very plain words. you may I may be there standing and saying lord, lord I did this and we did that all in your name for you. His response will be depart from me you workers of iniquity for I know you not.
Please excuse me but I must state here that Jesus who is the Christ, Messiah the Lord the first of many the living son of God is my savior; well I hope so. You see I know my many sins and shame. So am I as the fool or am I like a wise man seeking for the truth. I tell everyone to read it for themselves wipe the dust off the book, read it for it is so amazing, so wonderful, so pleasing in the mouth, but sometimes oh so bitter in ones belly for at times it will sicken you when you realize that which it describes is you, and please talk about it as it says in your coming and going; apply it to your life, pray over it, but in all things follow these two rules for we are free from the penalty of the law which is death eternal separation from our lord,but if we are his as he say we will keep these commands and decrees:
Love God with your whole heart soul mind and body: be a holy temple for he lives in you. Next Love your fellow man as yourself: do no harm if you do make amends apologize, always in all things up lift and be a blessing. and finally as he was ascending he told them go and do as I have done. It is odd so few do as he has done . Always remember Love covers a multitude of sin or transgressions forgive and live as the Christ for gave
So I offer up the following to you, I keep the way defined by Paul that which Peter said was true yet oh so difficult. Paul was charged with seeking out the Nazarenes’ the followers of the way. Please I ask you take no offense. For the word Christian means many things today most of them are bad and full of greed. But Paul told the King better to like them but I would that you be more like myself.
Please I offer the following short list of defining words. Thank you all so much may you be blessed…..
In today’s world by worldly man’s terms I am one who is evil vile and filled with hate towards all other. I hide in plain sight and yet I have accosted no one I spoken not a word of evil, but I am called all these many names. So what is my crime? Well is simple for the fool a man or woman who desires to blame and shame another for a choice that they have made. Yet a wise man shakes his head and stands in awe of the foolishness of his fellowman. Now my crime is simply this I follow in the ways of Christ.
I am a Big Old Tool a foolish now old man or to simplify the matter a bigot according to the man and woman of the world those like so many other need desire a scapegoat a group to hate to solidify their cause..
However I hate no one, I do at times disagree with some about certain ideas, their moral codes, and choices, but I cannot hate. For I choose, yes , I make a choice to say: I will not hate, so daily I choose not to hate. To live in peace as much as is possible with all men and if not possible then to leave those who against the way alone and to themselves always treating them with respect and if necessary rendering aid when necessary. Yes I follow Christ and this decree Love your fellow man; bless them who hate you pray for them and do good for them. For these acts and action I am said to be a danger.
You see we choose our path; our way, who we will follow and obey.
This means I stand outside the mainstream Christian community, but I am not acceptable to man’s world either, so I am a tweener. To neither side do I conform for I choose the third most unlikely way.
I cannot accept all mankind and yet I pray and bless and help them all seeking only for their best their happiness even if I disagree with a choice that they have made. I cannot condemn a men. For judgment comes from one and I am not the one.
I can only judge those within my circle and only to guide and remind them of the way in which we have chosen to conduct our lives.
Necessary defining terms:
1. Bigot: One who treats the members of a group with hatred and intolerance; one who is obstinately devoted to their opinion’s and prejudices
2. Prejudice: a preconceived idea of another, an unwarranted opinion
3. Obstinate: perversely devoted to a purpose opinion or way in spite of reason
4. Perverse: turned away from what is right or good: has become corrupt
5. Petulant: is to be cranky of ill regard; insolent of rude behavior and speech towards others.
Things God hates.
Do you fit any of these defined ways of thinking?
Can you still say you are tolerant in your daily life?
For my friend if you claim to follow the Christ and his ways; then you cannot be any of these and yet if you justify anyone of these then you do not belong to the one called Christ.
Do you in your actions display toleration for others. If not then you may be a liar.
Now read this carefully:
I must add this the human race for me and mine has no color code; it has no divisions and or forms of separation. We are humans in a race, we are made of many colors, shapes, and sizes; diversity in its forms of beauty makes a rainbow of us all. None is better, none is less, and we are here to assist each other; yes to insure we reach our highest potential.
Now we find this written in the word Wisdom she calls out, first among the created I speak now to the simple minded and I call out to the foolish:
Whoso ever is simple, let him turn in hither: As for him that is void of understanding, I wisdom say to him, Come, eat ye of my bread, and drink of the wine which I have mingled. Leave off, ye simple ones, and live; and walk in the way of understanding. He that corrects a ridiculer gets to himself insulting; and he that reproves a wicked man [gets] himself a blemish. Reprove not a scoffer, lest he hate thee: Reprove a wise man, and he will love thee.
So the end of the matter is thus written try and teach a fool and you will contend with a brick wall; offer wise council to a man of wisdom and you win a friend for life.