Why Christianity? Aren’t Christians homophobic, hypocritical, and only concerned about converting others?
While I am sure that some Christians have these issues. I would not characterize all Christians in this way.
Perhaps the real issue is that folks have an opinion about Christians that has been formed through what they have heard more than what they have experienced.
It was my privilege to serve in the United States Navy. That service gave me the opportunity to interact with Christians of various nationalities. In every case, I was humbled by the love that individual Christians showed me. One example of love occurred when I became really ill in Manila, Philippines. One brother I had just met kept a damp cloth on my head all the way back on the bus to Subic Bay.
To be sure, there are examples of people who are Christians that struggle with loving others. But I believe that is the normal Christian life. It is normal for Christians to do things that they do not want to do. Christians are not perfect people. The greatest Christian I know of in the Bible, the apostle Paul said,
“So I find it to be a law that when I want to do right, evil lies close at hand. For I delight in the law of God, in my inner being, but I see in my members another law waging war against the law of my mind and making me captive to the law of sin that dwells in my members. Wretched man that I am! Who will deliver me from this body of death? Thanks be to God through Jesus Christ our Lord!” (Romans 7:21-25 ESV).
Real Christians struggle with sin in their lives. It is normal. Our joy is that in Jesus alone we have confidence that we are not condemned by God. Our sins are forgiven because of the sacrifice of Jesus on the cross for all who believe in Him.
That is why Christianity. Only Jesus the Christ is the answer to our sinfulness.
If you have met Christians who say they have no sin or that we can be perfect in this life, they are not Biblical Christians.
Let me invite you to talk with me and maybe even become my friend and see for yourself if Christ makes a difference. I would encourage you not to simply believe what others say about Christians. Read the Gospel of John in the Bible so that you will understand for yourself who the Lord Jesus Christ really is and who he claims are his followers (Christians).
If you want to talk, call me at (209) 986-7366 on my cell phone and mention the website. If you prefer to discuss via email, just click on contact in the menu and send me a message.
Thanks for reading, Elder Theo.