“If people let government decide what foods they eat and what medicines they take, their bodies will soon be in as sorry a state as are the souls of those who live under tyranny.” Thomas Jefferson
Saturday, April 25, 2009
Attitude and the Superiority Complex
Many times as a Christian it becomes very easy to fall into a trap. What is this trap? It is the trap of a superiority complex, especially against our own faith. I know I have fallen into this trap myself. It is the trap in which we become judgemental, placing ourselves in the position reserved for God almighty instead of being the humble servants that we should be. It has become very easy in this world to judge the sinners of the world. Remember, I said sinners not sins. It is the sins of the world that we should judge and stand against, but the only way we can do this is to humbly teach the sinners. Instead, we tend to judge both the sin and the sinner and forget to teach the sinner why/how they are sinning and what the repercussions are. We must remember that we have one simple role, to serve the will of God. Our role and our place is not to judge others for their wrongdoings but to teach them about the will of God. This goes for other Christians as well. We must remember that everyone is on their own path with God and in their own stage of learning about His will and His word. Some don't know it at all, some are just hearing it, others are into the milk of the Word and yet others have bitten off a good chunk of meat. Not all of us are at the same stage and point. Our purpose is to learn and grow and share our learning and growth with others...ie. serve the will of God. So, I challenge us all to examine ourselves against the Word of God, reproach ourselves with the word of God, stop judging, and start teaching. The world hates Christianity for two reasons: it requires them to change and sacrifice, and because of the hateful judgementalism trap that many of us fall into. Don't fall into that trap because to take the place of God as the Judge is to condemn ourselves to the same fate as those who reject Him. Becoming the judge is the golden calf for this generation of the house of Israel. That is the end of my lecture for the morning, but I did feel the need to say this because I have seen it more and more lately. May God be with you today on your journey.