We all know them, don’t we?
The people who say one thing and do another. The”do as I say, not as I do” types.
But isn’t it so much worse when someone who says they’re a Christian and is supposed to love everyone is the most judgmental person you know? You start to resist that person because nobody really likes a hypocrite. Their judgment creates a gap between you and the feeling of acceptance, leaving tension in the relationship.
Well, you might have more in common with Jesus than you think. Jesus knew this hypocrisy and saw it in many of the religious people of his times. They would create standards for the public to live up to but wouldn’t keep those standards for themselves. We still experience judgment from people that follow Jesus today. Christians are renowned for creating churches where people hide all their issues and to be perfect for that hour or so.
That’s not what the church was meant to be. We believe that church should be the safest place in the world for people who are struggling with issues and at Connexus we’ll do our best to make sure that is the case.
What if Christian judgment betrays God’s unconditional acceptance? This Sunday we’ll tackle that question together.
Skeptics Wanted – Part 7 – Why On Earth Are Christians So Judgmental? | Carey Nieuwhof
For some strange reason, many Christians today are known for their judgment more than for their love. This is almost criminal, as Jesus said that the defining hallmark of his followers should be love. Why is that? And what’s stopping Christians and the church from changing?
8.30 and 10.00 am | Galaxy Cinemas, Barrie
Skeptics Wanted – Part 6 – Doesn’t Evolution Disprove Christianity? | Carey Nieuwhof
Did everything start 6000 years ago, or 13 billion years ago? With so much debate swirling around creation and evolution, how do you know what to believe? We’ll look at who’s right, who’s wrong and the limits of the debate.
8.30 and 10.00 am | Galaxy Cinemas, Orillia