How You Should Act If You're A True Christian
Start writing a post
Lifestyle

How You Should Act If You're A True Christian

Stop giving Christianity a bad name.

20
How You Should Act If You're A True Christian
Lexicolatry Blog

As a college student, I think I speak for many when I say that certain people give Christians a bad name. I grew up a Christian, and not once did I ever get the impression that I should judge others, condemn others or view someone in a lower light for having a different lifestyle or beliefs than me. I was taught to love everyone like I love myself. Simple. I was taught that God is merciful and He loves us. I was taught that no one sin is worse than another. Every human has sinned, and it isn’t our place to rank which sins are the worst.

I look at the people around me who are supposed to be representing our faith. I find that more often than not, people who call themselves “Christian” don’t act this way at all. All of the “Christians” who choose quote Bible verses at gay people are completely confusing to me. Are these people claiming that God thinks being gay is a higher offense than every other sin? Do they think that being "Christian" gives them the divine power to judge someone and condemn them? If these individuals were actually Christian, they would know that faith doesn’t work that way. It's a Christian’s job to spread His love, and leave others’ sins between them and God. It's not up to the social justice warriors of Facebook to tell people whether or not they’re going to Hell.

When I meet individuals who are averse to Christianity, it’s hard to explain to them why their first impressions are wrong. People are turned off from it because they think it's too intertwined in politics, or that Christians “shove Jesus down everyone’s throats.” Sometimes I don’t even know what to say, because I have an entire childhood of good memories associated with Jesus, and I can’t give that to someone, as much as I would love to. It’s sad, because if all someone knows is what they see on Facebook, Christianity doesn’t seem like such a good deal. Who would want to be like those people? The ones who turn their noses up at others and adopt a superior attitude, handing out one-way tickets to Hell like they are God’s personal assistants? These people give Christianity a bad name, which is something that's supposed to be so good. And it’s sad. It’s sad that someone who associates themselves with Christianity would act this way. And I see this all the time.

I hate the fact that because of these types of people, others avoid the Christian faith. They don’t get the comfort from listening to Casting Crowns when they have hit rock bottom. They don’t know the happiness of having a prayer answered. They don’t know the feeling of always having someone to talk to, even in the loneliest of times.

So if you are Christian, ask yourself how you live out that role. You don’t have to voice your harsh opinions every chance you get. God is a just, loving God. And Christians should be that way too.

Report this Content
This article has not been reviewed by Odyssey HQ and solely reflects the ideas and opinions of the creator.
the beatles
Wikipedia Commons

For as long as I can remember, I have been listening to The Beatles. Every year, my mom would appropriately blast “Birthday” on anyone’s birthday. I knew all of the words to “Back In The U.S.S.R” by the time I was 5 (Even though I had no idea what or where the U.S.S.R was). I grew up with John, Paul, George, and Ringo instead Justin, JC, Joey, Chris and Lance (I had to google N*SYNC to remember their names). The highlight of my short life was Paul McCartney in concert twice. I’m not someone to “fangirl” but those days I fangirled hard. The music of The Beatles has gotten me through everything. Their songs have brought me more joy, peace, and comfort. I can listen to them in any situation and find what I need. Here are the best lyrics from The Beatles for every and any occasion.

Keep Reading...Show less
Being Invisible The Best Super Power

The best superpower ever? Being invisible of course. Imagine just being able to go from seen to unseen on a dime. Who wouldn't want to have the opportunity to be invisible? Superman and Batman have nothing on being invisible with their superhero abilities. Here are some things that you could do while being invisible, because being invisible can benefit your social life too.

Keep Reading...Show less
Featured

19 Lessons I'll Never Forget from Growing Up In a Small Town

There have been many lessons learned.

39566
houses under green sky
Photo by Alev Takil on Unsplash

Small towns certainly have their pros and cons. Many people who grow up in small towns find themselves counting the days until they get to escape their roots and plant new ones in bigger, "better" places. And that's fine. I'd be lying if I said I hadn't thought those same thoughts before too. We all have, but they say it's important to remember where you came from. When I think about where I come from, I can't help having an overwhelming feeling of gratitude for my roots. Being from a small town has taught me so many important lessons that I will carry with me for the rest of my life.

Keep Reading...Show less
​a woman sitting at a table having a coffee
nappy.co

I can't say "thank you" enough to express how grateful I am for you coming into my life. You have made such a huge impact on my life. I would not be the person I am today without you and I know that you will keep inspiring me to become an even better version of myself.

Keep Reading...Show less
Student Life

Waitlisted for a College Class? Here's What to Do!

Dealing with the inevitable realities of college life.

114764
college students waiting in a long line in the hallway
StableDiffusion

Course registration at college can be a big hassle and is almost never talked about. Classes you want to take fill up before you get a chance to register. You might change your mind about a class you want to take and must struggle to find another class to fit in the same time period. You also have to make sure no classes clash by time. Like I said, it's a big hassle.

This semester, I was waitlisted for two classes. Most people in this situation, especially first years, freak out because they don't know what to do. Here is what you should do when this happens.

Keep Reading...Show less

Subscribe to Our Newsletter

Facebook Comments