by Gray Graham
Many people in our society like to use Jesus as an excuse to hate others. We as people like to quantify sins. We want to say that your sins or worse than my sins. We also like to pretend that we are all the same on this Earth because Jesus died for all our sins. We want people to believe that it doesn’t matter who we are as long as we don’t have an otherness that reminds them that we might be a little different.
This is a tactic I see used by many people in the church to make minorities gloss over the hate, bigotry, sexism and discrimination that they face every single day of their lives. We try to say that belief in God is going to whitewash the fact that you will be treated differently in this world. Just because I go to a “multi-cultural” church and take part in a lot of church activities isn’t going to stop me from be looked at with scorn and disdain by people whose hearts are filled with hate.
I say this all the time but people seem to forget that everyone that claim Jesus Christ as their savior is not actually a servant of the Lord. The Devil has gotten people to believe the lie that you are incapable of knowing when someone is serving God and when someone is serving Satan.
You see so many people have been living with serpents and vipers that not only do they not know when they see a dove, they don’t even know if they are a serpent or a viper themselves. Too many people believe that they are the only determining factor of whether they do good or evil that they have become gods unto themselves. Since they are not going to listen to anyone tell them about their behavior they therefore are not going to tell anyone about what they are doing wrong.
See the last thing evil wants to be called is evil. Evil wants to be justified in its wrongness. Evil doesn’t want to be evil. Evil wants you to think it is good. See even evil knows that evil is wrong. Evil doesn’t even want to be evil. Evil wants to be good.
So we have preachers and teachers out here doing evil in the name of the Father but are as evil as evil can be. They try to use the Lord to justify their evil. This is not something new. It has always been this way. You can always find a person that says they are of the Lord but they are more than willing to stand by and watch any heinous act imaginable committed and not say a single word.
Don’t be fooled by these serpents. Let the spirit guide you to God. It will never let you down. There is no way a person is going to following God but constantly going against his Word. They will stumble sometimes but they are not going to stumble all the time.
If people actually judged people by their works as Jesus taught us instead of the words that come from their slick tongue, we would be a lot better off. The power of the Lord will always lead you away from hate in all of its many forms. It will never be a cloak of protection to hide darkness and evil.
Never give anyone cover when they say that their faith in God keeps them from seeing the darkness of the world. That is not teachings of Jesus and it is not a path you should follow.