Feb. 13, 2017

Wanna hang with me?

I’m sorry. You can’t hang with me unless you think like me.

If you come to my church, we can be friends. If you agree with me philosophically and politically, we can be best friends. But, I have to tell you, when we disagree – we can’t be friends.

We can’t be Facebook friends and we can’t be real-life friends. You must think exactly like me or you are wrong.

I can’t be around people who believe in the wrong things or follow the wrong people. I cannot tolerate people who say the wrong things or behave the wrong way. You see, I am right. I am a Christian and I’ve gone to church for most of my life and to be frank – I can’t be around you or you might soil me.

We can’t be seen together. Our kids can’t go to school together and they certainly cannot be friends. Your child is secular. Your child might pollute my child’s thinking and I am just not certain that my child can hear any view except for my view or my child might go to Hell.

You also need to be baptized like me for your baptism to count. You also have to call the Lord’s Supper the Lord’s Supper instead of Communion. Communion is way too Catholic and we all know those Catholics follow the Pope; not Jesus.

I’m gonna make sure my kid doesn’t go to school with your kid or come across your kid in the neighborhood. You see, my kid has to believe like I believe. If my kid grows up and thinks differently, God cannot and will not “save” my kid. I know exactly what my kid needs and my kid has to go to a special school where only kids (and parents) like us attend so that we do not have to be challenged in our thinking or our beliefs.

I simply am not confident enough in my beliefs to hear or listen to a different belief system. In fact, I’m not just going to close my door to you (you sinner!) and I’m not going to simply pull my kid out of your kids’ school – I am going to make sure you don’t get to come into my country. You know it is my country. My country has to believe like me and can only have people live here that dress like me, look like me, think like me, pray like me and…well….be like me!

Heaven isn’t good enough. I can’t wait for God to separate the sheep from the goats. I’ve gotta do my own sorting and while I hate to admit it – you simply cannot hang with me. I can hang you out to dry, but you can’t hang with me.

But, I have a really good reason – I’m a Christian.

Now, let's talk about what really matters: Want to accept Christ?

*The artwork entitled, “Spark,” is copyrighted along with this blogsite simply to suggest we, as Christians, may have flamed the wrong fire.