Christian ≠ Nice

17 03 2009

These two words are often treated as interchangeable, even by Christians. They’re not. Some elements of being a Christian are so not nice, e.g.

  • having to confess your sin
  • repenting
  • being challenged over your sinful behaviour
  • confronting others over their sin
  • putting yourself under the authority of church leaders
  • forgiving those who really hurt you time and time again
  • loving your enemies
  • praying for those who drive you nuts
  • not living to please yourself
  • telling people who don’t rate Jesus that He died for them

All these things are good, right and life giving; but they’re not nice.

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