The Hallmark of a democratic society is unregulated press and the right of free speech of all citizens, without being bullied , lied about, slandered but unfortunately tis is not always the case in Canada, not in the Internet, not even especially in the Christian Internet where your post can be twisted, lied about distorted, censored or yourself banned, likley by the same religious control freaks who would kill Jesus Christ today as well. They even try to tell us what to write.. How absurd. http://witnessed.wordpress.com/2012/04/11/now-about-the-abusers-bullies-thugs-proud-oppressors-war-mongers/
Some people say we need to turn our cheeks to our abusers and next they will become Christians because we love them is not true.. Jesus loved Judas and he Judas still went to hell.. if we continue with this approach we should le all the bad guys out of prison and they will be converted…. very very unlikely.
Yes they the unsaved will see we are Christians by how we Christians do love one another does not mean they will become Christians,, To become a Christian you need to repent and few people are willing to do this. Who wants to give up he pleasures of sin, a bad lifestyle on their own? not many.
Let me tell you we do not have to accept human rights abuse that is a lie of the devil.. in this world we have the same rights as the bully even the right to see that a bully is punished for abusing us.. God is not ignorant about the injustices inflicted upon his people, nor does he accept any of our human rights abuses without punishing the abusers shortly.. see the Bible book of Esther if you have doubts..
Est 9:25 But when Esther came before the king, he commanded by letters that his wicked device, which he devised against the Jews, should return upon his own head, and that he and his sons should be hanged on the gallows.
I have to admit it came to me as a shock firstly when I started to attend evangelical, Baptist, Pentecostal churches in Canada now as an adult that that same right to be respect, to speak, and to be heard, not to be bullied, falsely oppressed, the Legal and Human rights that I had before, often now did not exist in the churches surprisingly now of all places. Never saw so many control freaks, human rights abusers in my whole life next to the too often bad cops now too. And perversely many a despotic, crooked elder, pastor had wrongfully tried to shut me up, and even next had resorted next to slander me, to try to discredit me and what I had said, or whatever,
Even in the Christian circles we find many ostriches who cannot handle negative statements,
Jesus told us to preach solely the good news IS NOT TRUE, HE TOLD US TO PREACH THE FULL GOSPEL, THE GOOD AND BAD NEWS, THE BAD NEWS INCLUDES STILL THE REALITY MOST PEOPLE WILL GO TO HELL. THE PROPHETS OFTEN PREACHED MOSTLY THE BAD NEWS..One’s need to repent.
Many have it all wrong , yes we do not fellowship with thieves, liars, abusers, distorters, crooks, the bad persons whose real agenda is to take you to hell.. But that does not mean we kick out pout about the preachers who ask us to repent, whose simple, blunt messages many we find disturbing
Those who are ashamed of using the name of Jesus are not Jesus Disciples. It is only the name of Jesus that saves, heals, delivers you.. not any other name.. not the Jewish name…
In real life sibling rivalry, bullies, oppressors can be found everywhere, in our homes, amongst our associates, in our communities, on the net, in politics, civil and public services, even in the churches as well. These are the people who falsely abuse others and despise the human rights of others, and they falsely do think now that God himself approves of it or overlooks it all.. Nothing could be further from the truth. But our own final peace, reward will be in Heaven. https://postedat.wordpress.com/2010/12/03/oppressors-or-bullies-are-always-unacceptable/
Now about these false bullies, thugs, the proud oppressors, war mongers
This is what the Lord , the God of Israel, himself now rather says about them all: “Many sorrow awaits them; their false pride will soon lie in total ruins, they will be humiliated and devastated rather. No one will ever brag about them again. Listen rather to the forthcoming cries, their cries of devastation due to their great personal devastations, destructions. They cry out in terror. Because they have trusted in their own wealth and skill, they will be taken fully captive unavoidably too. Cursed are they also because they had refuse to do the Lord’s work, they held, hold back their swords from shedding Justice! “From their earliest days, the proud oppressors, bullies have lived in peace, never suffering setbacks but all that is now about to change. But the time is coming soon,” says the Lord, “when I will send men to displace them from their false self confidence, security. They will unsettle them, and permanently then shatter their false peace, false confidence! At last they all will be ashamed also of their false idol , their god of war. You used to boast, ‘We are heroes, we are mighty men of war.’ But now the bully and his supporters will all be destroyed. His most promising youth are also now next doomed to slaughter,” says the King, whose name is the Lord of Heaven’s Armies. “Destruction is coming fast for them; it’s calamity threatens ominously. Rather weep for him and cry! See how the once strong scepter is rather broken, how the once supposedly beautiful staff is shattered! “Come down from your glory and sit in the dust, you supporters of them too. They will also tear down all your false securities, refuge.. ‘The bully, oppressor, lies in ruins, disgraced; weeping and wailing! Judgment has been poured out on them and their false supporters too. “His strength has ended. His arm has been broken,” says the Lord. “Let him stagger and fall like a drunkard, cause he has rebelled against the Lord. He rather will wallow in his own vomit, ridiculed by all. We had all heard of his once boastful , for his pride is very great. We all seem to know of his lofty pride, his arrogance, and his haughty heart. I also do know about his insolence,” says the Lord, “but his boasts are empty— as empty as his vain deeds. And the destroyer has stripped you bare! Your past Joy and gladness are gone. No one now hears their once shouts of joy. There is shouting, yes, but not of joy. “Instead, their awful cries of terror can now be heard world wide too. “I will put an end to them,” says the Lord, “for the people offer sacrifices at the pagan shrines and burn incense to their false gods. but now all of their wealth has disappeared. There is crying and sorrow as a result. For I have smashed them now like an old, unwanted jar. How it is unrepairably shattered! Hear the wailing! Their shame of Moab! It has become an object of ridicule, an example of ruin to all their neighbors.” This is what the Lord says: “Look! The enemy swoops down like an eagle, spreading his wings over them. Their resources cities will fall, and their strongholds will be seized. Even the mightiest of them will be in anguish like a woman in labor. For they have falsely even boasted against the Lord. Now “Terror and traps and snares will be your lot,” says the Lord. “Those who flee in terror will fall into a trap, and those who escape the trap will step into a snare. I will see to it that you do not get away, for the time of your judgment has come,” says the Lord. For a fire comes upon them to devour the entire lands, resources, with all their rebellious friends, supporter “Now many , they weep for you! Your sons and your daughters have even been taken away as captives”. Jeremiah 48