The more I thought about Chris Tse and his YouTube video [see my post: I am Sorry He Calls Himself a Christian] the angrier I got. However, I calmed down and then fashioned a response to his poem. I looked more to the positive aspects of Christianity.
What belief system in the world can match Christianity for showing love? Who shows up to Haiti, Chile, New Orleans, and is there is comfort millions? Of course, the answer is thousands of Christians. Where are the herds of atheists, Muslims, Buddhists, Hindus, and new age followers? Practically speaking, nowhere to be seen. Individuals of these belief systems probably participated but large organized groups are usually missing in action.
However, Christians from all over the world pour into disaster areas and meet the needs of the people by feeding, comforting, and doing whatever it takes to show love to the hurting. Plus Christians worldwide raise billions of dollars to help the hurting. Chris, why didn’t you talk about true Christianity? Who were you referring to in your poetry?
I believe the hurts and judgments Chris Tse talked about in his poetry come from legalists and religionists who are imposters but not true Christians. True followers show the love of Christ. True believers walk by the spirit. The Apostle Paul writes this in Galatians 5:16 (NASB) “But I say, walk by the Spirit, and you will not carry out the desire of the flesh.” The flesh represents all the sinful desires and actions people do. Then he says, “But the fruit of the Spirit is love, joy, peace, patience, kindness, goodness, faithfulness, 23 gentleness, self-control; against such things there is no law. 24 Now those who belong to Christ Jesus have crucified the flesh with its passions and desires.” Galatians 5:22-24 (NASB). A true follower of Christ will not be perfect but is no longer controlled by sinful desires but is controlled by the spirit of Christ and demonstrates love. Legalists and religionists, that Chris Tse refers to, are controlled by the flesh and don’t represent Christianity.
What belief system in the world can match Christianity for showing love? The answer is a resounding NONE! However, had Chris Tse done an accurate rendering of Christian love shown throughout the centuries and throughout the world (with a few exceptions) people would have yawned! Love doesn't make the press…only hate.
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