Things I’m glad that Jesus didn’t say…December 17, 2007
…but are said by supposed ‘Christians’ all the time.
by the narrator.
I don’t think traditional Christians are any more mean than LDS-Christians. For a group that calls themselves Christians (and a group that so badly wants to be called Christians), I’d sure wish they’d be a little more Christ-like. Anyways, here are a few claims that I often here from these so-called Christians that I’m sure glad Jesus didn’t say.
“You have to deal with the consequences of your actions!”
“They put themselves in that situation.”
“You shouldn’t get anything unless you work for it.”
On the death penalty:
“People should be punished for their actions.”
“That person should suffer for what they did.”
“You need to pay for that.”
Wow. I took a break from writing this to go to my single ward’s family home evening. There was a great lesson given on charity, but somehow a few guys somehow managed to derail the lesson into a discussion about how they sometimes wish certain people would die. Not only were several of the lines above given, but some of the other popular phrases of Christians were also thrown out. “If they are innocent, then God will fix it in the next life.” “Those sick people deserve to die.” “Justice has to be served.” “They don’t deserve to live.” I don’t think I have ever felt so saddened and sickened in a church meeting before. Had I driven myself, I probably would have walked out and gone home.
I sometimes wonder if the Christianity I love and embrace is the same of those of my peers.
If Jesus shared this attitude, there would have been no atonement.
So anyways…. what are your favorite lines of Christians that you are glad Jesus did not say?