In our modern society, Christianity has been "sanitized" to be nothing more than warm and fuzzy feelings. But a Christianity based on warm fuzzies is not a Christianity based on Christ. Jesus got angry. (He flipped over tables on occassion, for goodness sake!) Anger is not a sin. Sometimes it is the appropriate feeling for a certain situation. Anger can lead us to sin, but anger in the right situations is necessary.
Jesus said to them,
"Woe to you, Chorazin! Woe to you, Bethsaida!
For if the mighty deeds done in your midst
had been done in Tyre and Sidon,
they would long ago have repented,
sitting in sackcloth and ashes.
But it will be more tolerable for Tyre and Sidon
at the judgment than for you.
And as for you, Capernaum, 'Will you be exalted to heaven?
You will go down to the netherworld.'
Whoever listens to you listens to me.
Whoever rejects you rejects me.
And whoever rejects me rejects the one who sent me." (Luke 10:13-16)
Christ was not afraid to inform others of their sins so that they may change their ways. (And we should do the same.) This is a hard thing for me to hear, because I like to think it's not my place to tell others what they should or should not be doing. But sometimes, if done out of love and not out of a "holier than thou" attitude, it is appropriate to inform others of their sins. I often hear, "Jesus accepted everyone just as they were" in order to justify sinful actions. Essentially, those saying this are attempting to say, "It doesn't matter what you do. Jesus doesn't care." Well, that's wrong. He does care. If that's what you think, you don't believe in the same Christ I believe in and you haven't read the Bible. Christ loves everyone just as they are, but that doesn't mean he doesn't want them to change their sinful behavior. He called out the sinner, informing them of their sins and urging them to change. Are we Christ-like if we turn a blind eye to the sins of those we love?
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