DEAR EVERY PERSON ON EARTH CLAIMING TO BE CHRISTIAN

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DEAR EVERY PERSON ON EARTH CLAIMING TO BE CHRISTIAN:

EXACTLY WHAT PART OF MATT. 25:45 DON’T YOU UNDERSTAND?

“Then he will answer them, ‘Truly I tell you, just as you did not do it to one of the least of these, you did not do it to me.’”

The very next verse say the rest: “And these will go away into eternal punishment.”

If you claim to be Christian, and you cannot even abide the central tenet of the judgment scene before the Son of Man, what the hell good is your faith to anyone?

This, this right here, is why the world is turning away from Christianity: you’re not doing the ONE thing you were put here to do: care for the least among us.

And this, this right here, is why Americans loathe right wing Republican Christian politicians: the hypocrisy spews forth from them like projectile vomit when they appeal to the Bible to discriminate against some Americans, but then completely ignore its core teachings when it comes to actually “helping our neighbors.”

This, this is why they hate you.

Conservative Christian Priorities

My Conservative Christian Priorities (by Robert R. Cargill, 2012)Conservative Christians have spent more time defending their right to assault weapons this week than I ever recall having seen them defend the hungry, the poor, the sick (except to oppose their proposed healthcare), or the imprisoned. (Cf. Matt. 25:31-45)

Priorities are very telling.

There are poor in the world: “Meh.”
We should create healthcare for them: “No way, socialist!”
You probably shouldn’t have semi-automatic assault weapons anymore: “Christian soldiers, to arms!”

It HAS to change. It’s ABOUT to change.

Matt 25:35: For I was hungry and you gave me something to eat, *with a permit* (Houston Revised Edition)

“For I was hungry and you gave me something to eat, with a permit.”
– Matthew 25:35 (Houston Revised Edition)

Bobby "Tre9" Herring, center, prays with John Bradley who had been on the streets for 41/2 months after his roommate lost his job and created financial stress during Feed a Friend anniversary event, Nov. 12, 2010, in Houston, under the Main Street bridge near downtown.

Bobby "Tre9" Herring, center, prays with John Bradley who had been on the streets for 41/2 months after his roommate lost his job and created financial stress during Feed a Friend anniversary event, Nov. 12, 2010, in Houston, under the Main Street bridge near downtown. Photo by Eric Kayne for the Chronicle.

It seems you can’t even help the poor any more without a permit.

Bobby and Amanda Herring spent more than a year providing food to homeless people in downtown Houston every day. They fed them, left behind no trash and doled out warm meals peacefully without a single crime being committed, Bobby Herring said.

That ended two weeks ago when the city shut down their “Feed a Friend” effort for lack of a permit. And city officials say the couple most likely will not be able to obtain one.

Read more of the article by Bradley Olson in the Houston Chronicle here.

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