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Seeing christianity through the world's eyes


Recently I read about three church leaders, not far from where I live, who were arrested for raping a mentally challenged woman in her early 20's. It was said she had the mind of a 5 year old. Today, in the opinion section of the local newspaper, I read something that broke my heart- but opened my eyes. Concerning the rape of this woman, a man wrote "christians better run to their bibles, start praying and preaching to forgive. But don't worry these men will get off scott free because they're obviously wonderful loving christians."


It seems to me that people have forgotten what the word "christian" means. Everywhere you go you hear about some so called "christians" who have done something terrible. Christians are portrayed as pushy, lying, gossiping, hypocrites. When I look through the world's eyes I can see this also. This breaks my heart, and I'm sure Jesus has shed his tears also. Some people who call themselves christians must be nothing less than insulting to Him. This is not what he taught us.


Every christian needs to check themselves. They need to revaluate what they believe and decide whether or not they're really living by the standards that they judge others so harshly by.


Christianity is not a middle aged, suit/sunday school dress wearing, make sure your seen in church on Sunday, religion.


Christianity is an everyday walk with Christ. A desire to be like Him. To never push people, lie, or be a hypocrite, but to be a friend to all and comfort the hurting. Most of all, to live what we say we believe. Even when no one is around.


Christianity is not a religion, it's a relationship. And I, for one, am ready to get back to the basics.



who am i:  I'm 20 years old and have been married to a wonderful and supportive man for 2 years. We feel like God wants to use us to open people's eyes to how much christianity is being corrupted. We hope to someday have a skate-park youth ministry. God will provide.





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