Thursday, July 14, 2016

Be afraid; be very afraid -- or not!

*heavy sigh*

Sometimes I don't know what else to do.
I heard comments today (from a retired pastor) about being afraid of what is to come in the days ahead for our country. Don't get me wrong -- we should deal with the coming election season with great concern, but one of his fears is that we (I guess was supposed to be included in his fear) won't be able to get Obama out of office!
He said with all of the racial tension and riots (?), President Obama could declare Marshall Law and then we couldn't get him out of the White House.

One of our young campers told me that he had a dream last night about ISIS. He didn't seem freaked out by it or anything. In fact, I don't think that he knows much about ISIS other than they're "bad" people.

Last spring, I remember a fiery sermon on the evil that faces our country (ISIS), about a president that is soft on Islam, and about the fear that we should have in America.

And again -- WHAT?!

What I don't understand is -- aren't Christians supposed to guided by a Spirit of Faith, not a spirit of fear?
Is fear mongering how we lead people to Jesus?
Has hatred become our way of life?

I got to hear the "I'm not prejudice. I have lots of black friends." line today. It was right before a discussion (with somebody other than me) about the Korean group that will be at camp next week and how "different" they are.

*sigh* (again)
Sometimes it is difficult to find Jesus when talking to Christians.

John <><


Elvis Wearing a Bra on His Head said...

That is so sad! A big fear is from people who are afraid.

eViL pOp TaRt said...

A person should not take counsel from his fears.

Mike said...

"Has hatred become our way of life?"

For some it has.