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So you call yourself a Christian
"Posted By moonglow1 3 years ago More videos from this user
First know, I am a Christian. I am not attacking the Christian faith, but I am strongly objecting to how more and more Christians are treating nonbelievers.
This is my response to what I see as more and more judgmental Christians out there who seems to think they are something special and snub those that aren't believers. The only people Jesus ever blasted were the religious leaders of His time. They put Him down for hanging out with 'sinners', for eating with them, for even being around them, yet Christ said He came not for the righteous but for the sinners of which we all are. The only difference between us and others is we are saved sinners. Of course we strife to be Christ like and through the Holy Spirit many of those sins are gone but we commit one of the worse sins by driving people away by being hateful towards them! Jesus said the world would hate us for loving Him...but is that the reason you are hated? Or its it because you bully and put down others and try to dictate their lives?
If you notice the Jews were being run by the worse nation in the world, Rome, yet Jesus did nothing to try to change Rome. He never fought against it, never ranted about their pagan gods, nor how badly they treated the Jews...why was that? Because change comes through the heart first. Eventually Rome fell, due to changed hearts but not by bullying or forcing their ways on them. We cannot ignore the teachings of Christ to love others, even our enemies saying well He is going to judge the world's sins and smite 'the wicked'! If He does, that is for Him alone to do...not us. I do not see one verse in the bible that says we have the right to past judgment on others or condemn them either.
Christians are becoming lost themselves and hearing too many Christian leaders telling us to 'fight back' and do this and that and we have gone past the defense mode, to the attack mode and this goes against everything Christ taught us.
Too many have become just plain hateful, twisting "

"First know, I am a Christian. I am not attacking the Christian faith, but I am strongly objecting to how more and more Christians are treating nonbelievers. This is my response to what I see as more and more judgmental Christians out there who seems to think they are something special and snub those that aren't believers. The only people Jesus ever blasted were the religious leaders of His time. They put Him down for hanging out with 'sinners', for eating with them, for even being around them, yet Christ said He came not for the righteous but for the sinners of which we all are. The only difference between us and others is we are saved sinners. Of course we strife to be Christ like and through the Holy Spirit many of those sins are gone but we commit one of the worse sins by driving people away by being hateful towards them! Jesus said the world would hate us for loving Him...but is that the reason you are hated? Or its it because you bully and put down others and try to dictate their lives? If you notice the Jews were being run by the worse nation in the world, Rome, yet Jesus did nothing to try to change Rome. He never fought against it, never ranted about their pagan gods, nor how badly they treated the Jews...why was that? Because change comes through the heart first. Eventually Rome fell, due to changed hearts but not by bullying or forcing their ways on them. We cannot ignore the teachings of Christ to love others, even our enemies saying well He is going to judge the world's sins and smite 'the wicked'! If He does, that is for Him alone to do...not us. I do not see one verse in the bible that says we have the right to past judgment on others or condemn them either. Christians are becoming lost themselves and hearing too many Christian leaders telling us to 'fight back' and do this and that and we have gone past the defense mode, to the attack mode and this goes against everything Christ taught us. Too many have become just plain hateful, twisting scriptures to justify it. The bible only says we can judge other Christians, NOT outsiders. The only one worthy of judging is Christ Himself...not one of us can judge others salvation. I realize Christians get worn down by the attacks we encounter constantly on the net and at times in our day to day lives, but you cannot asume everyone is out to attack your faith and be so defensive all the time. Approach those that do want to know more with love and kindness! You are representing Christ in everything you do. This is in the bible. One day you will have to give an account for how you treated people. I think this is something that oughta cause alot of trembling knees.

"Do not judge, or you too will be judged."-Matthew 7

Tired of being judged? Are you the one judging also? I'm (Sal)a victim and perpertrator of this-intentionally and unintentionally at times! We witness this in the media a lot, especially recently (Thursday, February 5th 2004) with all these "celebrities" or "public officials" going to court:

National:
-Kobe Bryant, L.A. Lakers Basketball Star accused of rape
-Martha Stewart, Homemaker Show, being accused
of "unethical" financial handling of her stocks
-Michael Jackson, "King of Pop", accused of child molestation

State:
-Kirby Puckett, former Minnesota Twins Baseball Star accused last year of sexual harassment
-Kevin Moss, Viking Football Star accused of handling majiuana (sp?) and "hit & run"

...the list goes on! We can easily sit back and ridicule, gossip, and "judge" these folks! What about us? It seems to be easy to point fingers at others and not take a look at ourselves of the "wrongs" we've done in our life.

As Christians, we need to work in ourselves instead of pointing to others (anti-abortion protestors, homosexuals, MTV, Hollywood entertainers that get divorced, Sports stars getting in "trouble", President getting caught with adultery, Business people getting caught with white-collar crime, Catholic Priest getting caught wisth child molestation, Evangelical Pastors wanting $, etc...as "sinners"! The media loves to report "bad news" because it sells and get more attention then "good news"! Why is this so? Is it because it takes the attention of ourselves as sinners or our wrong doings in every day life?

"Why do you look at the speck of sawdust in your brother's eye and pay no attention to the plank in your own eye?"-Matthew 7:3

Instead of "judging" other quickly-especially public figures, leaders (e.g. your pastor), or people around you..pray for them!

Put yourself in their shoes and ask youself-How would you like others respond to your mistake, sin, or wrong doing you did in life? Don't let the Devil try to divide you amongs others (especially love ones-wife, husband, family, relatives, etc....) and your Heavenly Father! Get to know Him, who is the source of love when you feel thins are falling apart!

Pointing Fingers

After 9/11, the media was quick to create a new term "terrorists". We kind of forgot the "terrorists" that has lived in our country before. There is this hip-hop song that goes something like this...

"killing people...are dying....practice what you preach...terrorists-KKK, CIA,...negative images of media act what they see...father, father"

It brought a good point that we have overlook the "terrorist" within our nation: militia men, school shootings, inner-city gangs, etc..Also, it can be within ourselves too!

"Who has not sin cast the first stone"-? (Gospels-when Jesus challenged some onlookers telling Jesus of a women's-Mary's-sin of adultery and others)

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    "...commonly referred to as MNIK,[5] is a 2010 Bollywood film directed by Karan Johar, with a screenplay by Shibani Bathija, produced by Hiroo Yash Johar and Gauri Khan, and starring Shahrukh Khan and Kajol,[6][7] who reunite after nine years (their last film together was Kabhi Khushi Kabhie Gham in 2001). Film was jointly produced by Dharma Productions and Red Chillies Entertainment and was distributed by FOX Star Entertainment, which had bought the rights for the film for a sum of INR100 crore (US$20.28 million), thus becoming the most expensive Bollywood film of 2010.[8] It is also the highest buyover for any Indian film, surpassing Ghajini's record of INR90 crore (US$18.25 million).[9]
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    Upon release, the film broke many box office records, and became the highest-grossing Bollywood film overseas.[12] Within four weeks, the film crossed the INR 700 million mark in India and became the first film of 2010 to do so. In the overseas markets, the film grossed INR110.34 crore (US$22.38 million).[13] My Name is Khan is currently the fourth highest grossing Bollywood film according to worldwide gross collections.[3] The film was released in India on DVD on 28 April 2010. Blu-ray in India, plus a DVD release worldwide followed on 10 August 2010.[14]...

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    "..Khan has stated that due to his last name and religion, he (like Rizwan Khan) is frequently subject to excess security checks at airports. On 14 August 2009, Khan arrived in the United States in order to both promote My Name Is Khan and to participate in various South Asian-related events around the country (including Indian Independence Day). Upon arriving at Newark Airport in New Jersey, he was pulled aside by Immigration officers after his name popped up on their computers,[110] questioned for over an hour (Khan claims it was at least two hours) about the nature of his visit, and was later released. According to the Times Online, "In Delhi, Timothy J. Roemer, the American Ambassador to India, said that the embassy was trying to 'ascertain the facts of the case.' He added: 'Shah Rukh Khan, the actor and global icon, is a welcome guest in the United States.'"[111][112]
    Khan said he was told that it was because "they said my name was common to some name that popped up on the computer."[113][114] The officials asked if he could provide names of people to vouch for him. Khan noted that he "had all the documents; they were asking me where I was going to be staying. I gave the name of FOX people with whom I had finalised a deal a few days ago as contacts." However because they wanted to check his luggage which the airline had lost, Khan said that he "was taken to a room where many people were awaiting a secondary check on visa, most were South Asians. In fact many officers were reluctantly vouching for me, some people were asking for autographs and a Pakistani fan even said he knew who I was. But the officers said it was procedure and kept taking numbers from me."[113][115]..
    While he was not allowed to use his own phone, Khan was permitted one phone call.[111] He was thus released after officials from the Indian Consulate intervened. Civil Aviation Minister Praful Patel stated that the event will be further explored with U.S. officials.[114] According to the BBC, "Elmer Camacho, a spokesman for the US Bureau of Customs and Border Protection, said the questioning was part of the agency's routine process to screen foreign travellers."[116] When asked if he would demand an apology, Khan replied that he would not.[117]
    The director of My Name Is Khan, Karan Johar, was asked during an August, 2009 interview with MiD DAY if the event was a publicity stunt for the film. Johar denied that it was and responded: "It's upsetting because I got a text message this morning asking me if it was publicity plug for my movie. (Sarcastically) I mean, if I had that much power over the Homeland Security, why would I allow Shah Rukh to go through something like this? [...] What's really shocking is the fact that when I was writing the film, I never thought that what happened to the protagonist of the film would happen to Shah Rukh."[118] During a January 2010 interview, Khan referred to the implication that the event was a publicity stunt for the film as, "lowdown and cheap."[119] Christopher B. Duncan, who portrays President Obama in My Name Is Khan, also commented on the incident stating: "I was very disappointed with what SRK experienced at the airport. We're living in times where the levels of fear can sometimes spill over into paranoia. Here’s a man who is an international superstar, being detained for an excessive amount of time at an airport in the United States. It had to be very upsetting for him. Imagine Oprah (Winfrey) being detained at an airport in India for a long time, during a kind of interrogation."[33]
    In addition, the incident sparked debate and commentary among Indian politicians, actors, and others.[120][121][122][123][124] It also led to demonstrations in India.[125] California Governor Arnold Schwarzenegger later invited Khan to have dinner with him "in a bid to diffuse what has become a slight diplomatic row."[126]
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