Beyond the verbal mauling, Jesus is calling

I want to live in a country of great kindness, not a hate-filled one! Too many Americans are running with the bullies–trampling each other with arrogance. It doesn’t appear that America has increased in greatness lately.

We’re spiraling down. Today’s politics has turned friendly discussions into arrogant arguments into angry insults.

Name calling never creates greatness — it only stirs up hatred. Personal insults are not free speech. They are bullying. There’s no “right” to bully! Anybody can be belligerent, but it takes character to respectfully listen to dissent.

Make the choice
To ignore
Every hateful voice.

I see adults spewing insults,
Causing tumults,
Emboldening hate-cults,
And making life unnecessarily difficult.

Put-downs abound,
But I’ve found,
It’s sad to be around
Such an angry sound
.

Name calling,
Verbal mauling,
America falling;
This is appalling,

Hatred is demonic.
It’s totally toxic!

To hate is to throw Christianity under the bus. Nominal Christianity seems to be morphing into abominable Christianity. Love matters.

Angry, belligerent “Christians,” don’t inspire people to love Jesus. “Christian” belligerence is based on bad theology and a cold heart.

Crowds can be wrong. In the Bible, false prophets frequently had the most followers. Being belligerent belittles the beauty of the image of God in all human beings.

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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