Christians, Politics, and ‘Frightening Jesus’

This week I stumbled on an article written by a pastor of a very large church in Pennsylvania. It was an article posted on the Fox News Opinion website, but it’s headline captured my attention “Pastor: Actions of many Christians today would ‘frighten Jesus.'” I read the headline and thought, “Maybe this is just this news organizations version of spun click-bait, but then again maybe it will have something challenging and good to say.” I was surprised when I read:

Many Christians are preaching grace and mercy and we’re very good at saying folks don’t need to get their acts together before coming to Christ as Savior – but our treatment of the lost contradicts our confession. We don’t own the message we’re preaching. Compassion? Love? Are you kidding me? We’re very angry at sinners. It’s obvious – and it’s twisted.

We wonder why people are turned off by Christianity. I have news for us: it’s not Jesus who is offending people much these days. It’s us, his followers. I fear that a large sector of Christianity in America needs to get saved all over again, and I say that with tears, fear and a good deal of trembling.

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About Andy Lewis

Andy is an author, pastor, and musician who lives in Santa Cruz California. Currently he serves as lead pastor at Faith Community Church in Santa Cruz
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