Explore God: Is It Possible To Like Jesus But Not Christians?
October 8, 2015
1 John 3:16, This is how we know what love is: Jesus Christ laid down His life for us. And we ought to lay down our lives for our brothers and sisters.
1 John 4:20, Whoever claims to love God yet hates a brother or sister is a liar. For whoever does not love their brother and sister, whom they have seen, cannot love God, whom they have not seen.
Gandhi once said, “I love your Christ, but not your Christians.” Sometimes that sentiment is reflected in today’s society. People say they like Jesus, but don’t like some Christians they know. If you read about the life of Christ in the Bible, you will observe that many people followed Him. Everywhere He went, there were crowds. More than once, He had to get into a boat to avoid the rush of people. On many occasions, Jesus condemned hypocritical religious leaders, and stood up for the poor, oppressed, and ostracized. He healed the sick, raised the dead, and changed the lives of many of His contemporaries. Christ has a legacy that has gone down through the ages.
The bigger question is this, “Why don’t more Christians act like Jesus?” Truthfully, none of us are perfect; however we could all be better. By better I mean, act more like Jesus! So, this week, act like Christ a little more than you did last week, and perhaps someday someone will say “I love Jesus, because I like you!”
Think about it…and have a blessed day!
John Mark Caton, Ph.D