Does the designation, “Christian,” denote someone of sound character who is honest, godly and peace-loving; one of virtue or full of vices? The truth is it does not!!! If one cannot even treat a fellow man/woman as a human being…how can one even be Christ like?
An Indian philosopher (Mahatma Gandhi) once said: “I love your Christ but I hate your Christians because your Christians are unlike your Christ.” Let me safely assume that he had some pastor/Christian friends, but what he saw in their characters and behaviours must have shocked him. There are good ‘Christians’ (very few) and the fake ones. Indeed, many professing Christians are much more dishonest and deceitful than the average unbeliever.
We seem to forget that people are supposed to be drawn to Christ because of what they see in us. We move our mouths in prayer, but our hearts are of immovable stones, filled with deception and garbage. Truth appears to have taken a long flight to Mars. Nothing is sacrosanct anymore. The worst part is that we even lie to ourselves.
First of all we don’t love our neighbour as ourselves! What most of us Christians regard as prayers and spend the quarter of our lifetime doing is nothing but incantations that should never be heard in churches but in shrines and witches’ covens and in some cases fetish practices have been introduced in the name of prophetic actions or acts of faith – completely unbiblical.
We turn God into an assassin to uproot people from positions they’ve worked very hard for…and as for our enemies, we’re always calling death to come and take them away…so which table will ‘God prepare before us in the presence of our enemies’ when we’re killing them off? These enemies are destroyed with fanfare at every night vigil, only for them to resurrect again and again. Christians spend a lifetime engaged in this outrage, conveniently forgetting “bless those who curse you, do good to those who hate you, and pray for those who spitefully use you and persecute you, that you may be sons of your Father in heaven; for he makes his sun rise on the evil and on the good, and sends rain on the just and on the unjust.”