How many of you are tired of hearing “I thought you were Christian? Doesn’t Jesus say to love everybody?” Or, “You’re being a bad Christian for saying xxxx”. The ones who have never read the Bible for more than cherry-picking things they’ve been told upholds their position have no idea what the Bible actually says about confronting evil.
Jesus never said not to call evil out, in fact, he did just the opposite.
Matthew 21:12-13 – And Jesus entered the temple and drove out all who sold and bought in the temple, and he overturned the tables of the money-changers and the seats of those who sold pigeons.
Matthew 21:13 – He said to them, “It is written, ‘My house shall be called a house of prayer,’ but you make it a den of robbers.”
Yes, he called them thieves!
Jesus called the Scribes and Pharisees “fools, hypocrites, unmarked graves, blind guides, whited sepulchers, brood of vipers” and many such epithets. Jesus called them “hypocrites” seven times in one chapter.
Do any of you really believe Jesus was talking about farm animals when He said not to cast pearls or give what is holy to “the dogs and pigs?”
Jesus referred to the recalcitrant Jewish leaders as, “an evil and adulterous generation,” “serpents and snakes,” and “children of the devil.” Speaking to the scribes and Pharisees, Jesus gave them a message for King Herod: “Go ye, and tell that fox…”
You would be hard pressed to find even one instance in the Bible where Jesus condoned sin. Every time He was asked a question by the “hypocrites”, He answered defiantly and offensively, rather than defensively. He wanted to make sure people knew that their sin was intolerable in the sight of God-not that their sin was okay because God loved them anyway.
So, the next time someone calls you a “fake” Christian or accuses you of not living, to the best of your ability, like Christ, refer them to the Book of Matthew and ask which epithet they prefer.
Evil is evil, and wrong is wrong. The only thing being “PC” has done is to white-wash sin. Calling something by a different name does not change the thing itself. A sin is still a sin, no matter what you want to call it.