Avoid being an angry “allegator”

Someone who continually makes false allegations is an angry allegator, trying to destroy whoever gets in his way. Listening to unproven accusations can cause you to hurt, attack, or reject people who are innocent of the claims against them. If you listen to a bully long enough, you’ll eventually find yourself using your own bullying tactics.

People aren’t either good or bad. All have done wrong. People are either repentant or unrepentant. Since no one is innocent and we are all guilty of various wrongs, the concept of good guys vs. bad guys is fake news.

People who can’t win a debate by the strength of their ideas, begin to insult and accuse their opponent. Before you accuse others of wrong doing, it’s good to let your own guilt lead you to humility, mercy, and kindness towards others.

We, humans, tend to accuse other people of bad behavior, while overlooking or denying our own bad behavior. People who thrive on accusing and insulting others, are usually in worse shape than those they unmercifully attack.

People who are quick to start accusing others are even quicker to start excusing themselves. To accuse without proof and/or direct knowledge of a person’s guilt, is to attack a person’s reputation with your speculation.

Accusations prove nothing; observed behavior does. People who frequently accuse other people, tend to react with hostility when they are accused.

Accusation and blame are the opposites of mercy and grace. People who try to go up in life by putting other people down are directionally challenged. Some words are so rude, crude, or cruel that it’s better not to use them or consume them.

Without God’s revelations (including the conscience He has put in our heart) we humans can easily get stuck in illusions and lies.

Before you choose to accuse, remember that the Bible calls Satan the accuser. Christians aren’t supposed to destroy or triumph over our opponents. We are called to demonstrate Christ’s love to them.

Tradition tends to shrink wrap Christianity into a plastic blob. The living Jesus wants to unwrap it and fill it with His life.

About Steve Simms

I like to look and think outside the box. In college I encountered Jesus Christ and I have been passionate about trying to get to know Him better ever since. My wife and I co-lead a non-traditional expression of the body of Christ in Nashville based on open participation and Spirit-led sharing. We long to see the power and passion of the first Christ-followers come to life in our time. I have written a book about our experiences called, "Beyond Church: An Invitation To Experience The Lost Word Of The Bible--Ekklesia" that is available in Kindle & paperback @ http://amzn.to/2nCr5dP
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