Why all of the venom?
I don't understand why "Christians" attack each other. I am wrong often in my life. I realize that Christian leaders are wrong too. I was taught to respect other people views. I was taught that people were entitled to be wrong. I was also taught to that a mark of a follower of Christ was "LOVE." If that is the case, why is there so much venom in Christian Circles? Rick Warren is a lightening rod today. I personally have been influenced by him. I don't agree with everything he does, but he has made a positive difference in the world for Christ. Why then is there so much hatred towards him from Christians? Steve Camp the great CCM artist (who I still have some of his CD's) blasts Warren in this article. MMI constantly has people maligning his character. John Piper is a pastor and author. I've read some of his books and they are great. He has cancer and wrote a piece called, "Don't waste your cancer." Yet here is a laundry list of people trashing him for saying it was God's will for his cancer. On the Founder's blog, there are Seminary Professors, pastors and Christian leaders insulting each other over Calvanism! When does it end? Matthew 22:37-40 says:
" '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."If we as Christian leaders and pastors can't live by these words, then how can we expect our churches to display love in and out of the church? I think we can do better!
posted by Kevin Bussey at 2/23/2006 01:09:00 PM