In Christian beliefs, God’s son Jesus became human to reach out to all people of all nationalities and cultures to offer love and acceptance. Why is it more complicated than this when people try and explain Christianity today? God offered his love and said come as you are. Revelations 22:17 “Come! Whosoever will, let him take the water of life freely.” Yes, you might not believe that Jesus is the son of God and Messiah, but at least we know what other people say and do does not depict the faith accurately. People will always be imperfect and it is in those imperfections, so to speak, we find ourselves.
All people go through stages of growth and development. We are always evolving and living in a state of creation. It is not how organized religion depicts Christianity, but Christianity itself that is to be learned of, not human behavior. Once we know the faith, we see any human behavior that is not inclusive and loving as not Christian at all, but rather a spectacle of humankind’s tendencies to enslave, overpower, and manipulate others.
Often, the general attitude of Christian people differ from what is illustrated in the bible. Many people say they believe in God and Christ’s ways, but don’t live in the spirit of God. Everyone has their own walk, and Christians need to stop ridiculing every other spiritual and humanist belief out there that is different from their own. Why is it a problem to accept diversity?
Christian Rhetoric is suffocating the true image of Christianity, how narrow the conversations. So many Christian people use their faith, and the name of God to back up any idea that comes to mind. Teachings air across the nations that have nothing to do with the true nature of the faith, yet slap the name of Christianity on it and you can get away with whatever you want. Having the Christian faith is knowing and experiencing God’s love for ourselves, others, and the world. It is not living in opposition to others, but with others, we are all the same.
God does not put demands on communication and relationship with him. There are no strings attached. God does not require you be sober to talk to him. You do not have to be nicotine free. It’s okay if you curse like a sailor, dress like a whore, who gives a shit. If the Christian thinks God cares more about this superficial stuff than being in fellowship with someone they misrepresent God. It does not matter your sexual orientation, race, cultural beliefs, or emotional, physical, or mental state. We are all brothers and sisters.
To know God, you don’t have to have money, or adhere to a drastic lifestyle change. You do not have to live under strict laws. It does not matter what kind of life you live. or who you are, or what you have done. You are important and beautiful, and belong to someone- God, the one who knitted you together in your mother’s womb. Everything else are pretenses of Christianity that push people away, and reject believers themselves. Hurting one another with made up judgments that pollute the true message. When Jesus did offer reproof, it was not to the person who hated him, it was to the person who did believe, but was making a mockery of God’s person.
The Christian heart encompasses all people and accepts and loves, and shows respect for all people and views. If the Christian heart is close with God, nothing else will matter. It is not a concern what each of us does, but to each of us our own in a relationship with God. That is as far as we go when it comes to judging others. What rights do we have to say what is okay and what is not according to God. What rights do we have to bash someone else’s belief. If we focus on what the bible says, it expresses to think on our own sins not ever those of others.
Some of the most inclusive people I have met have a well rounded, multicultural view and understanding of the world around them. Why? Because they care about others and show respect. Christian people need to make this same effort. Simply going back to Christian rhetoric is hurtful to people and it is not good enough. It is offensive. Change the prideful attitude towards others, change the unrelatable dialogue, the lingo, love is inclusive, not exclusive.
To the Christian, God is not fragile. He will not drop you if you get out of your comfort zone and start believing new and right things about Christianity. Rather, God’s goodness is always present and active, to be active in ourselves. All people are to be loved and accepted and treated well, even more highly than ourselves.