Please. Stop.

To my fellow Christians,

In the wake of this political election, I have seen so much hatred and evil stemming from those who claim Jesus as their Christ and Lord. I have felt complete and utter helplessness as my brothers and sisters in Christ fight each other over social media.

My soul longs for God to come lift our souls gently in His hands. My heart breaks for those who don’t seem to care that every human being is made in God’s image.

We are Christians. We are supposed to stand together at the helm of God’s plan. But we aren’t. Instead we are tearing each other down.

We are saying that only “True Christians” could have voted for a certain candidate. We are using vile language in order to break another’s spirit. We are sitting on our thrones and judging those we deem beneath us.

James 4:11-12 (NIV) says the following,

Brothers and sisters, do not slander one another. Anyone who speaks against a brother or sister or judges them speaks against the law and judges it. When you judge the law, you are not keeping it, but sitting in judgment on it. There is only one Lawgiver and Judge, the one who is able to save and destroy. But you—who are you to judge your neighbor?” 

Some of us don’t agree. Some of us are vocal. I’m not asking you to silence your opinions. I’m praying that this verse will touch your heart. That you will pray with me for the salvation of every man, woman, and child. I’m praying that you respect your fellow brothers.

Christians are united. Not as a country, not necessarily in our political affiliations, but we are united under the cross.

I’ll leave you with a final verse.

Matthew 22: 37-40 (NIV),

Jesus replied: “‘Love the Lord your God with all your heart and with all your soul and with all your mind.’ This is the first and greatest commandment.  And the second is like it: ‘Love your neighbor as yourself.  All the Law and the Prophets hang on these two commandments.”

May God Bless You and Keep you my fellow brethren.

 

 

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