Monday, April 30, 2007

Giving People the "Right View"

I had a conversation with a guy yesterday and asked him about his relationship with God. He told me that he accepted Christ in his college years. The interesting fact is that he said he was interested in "church" or "Jesus" earlier in life - but because of the people he met that were "church" or "Jesus" people - he decided he wanted no part of that.

I fully realize that we cannot play the "all Christians are hypocrites and that's why I don't go to church" game. We must all take full responsibility for our own sins that can only be taken away through personal faith in Jesus alone.

However - we must not ignore the incredible responsibility that we have as disciples of Jesus - that gives people either the right or wrong "view" of this "God" "Jesus" or "church".

Jesus even addresses this in John 17 - when He is praying to the Father that we (believers) "may be that the world may believe that you have sent me."

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