You don’t have to look far these days to see the name of God being used in an ill-contrived lesson. People use the name of God, for what appears to be, all the wrong reasons. The biggest thing that I’ve noticed is that not only has our nation appeared to be moving away from God, but Christians – the very ones who tout that God is our savior – are moving further away from God as well. It seems like a provocative statement, but I firmly believe it to be the truth.
Preach Love, Not Hate
It used to be that when people preached God, they preached love and acceptance. Now they are using the word of God and his existence to preach hate. Hate those who are not the same, Hate those who do not believe what you believe, Hate those who denounce God… it goes on and on and on.
Why is there so much hate in the world? What does it solve? The truth is it solves absolutely nothing at all. So why do Americans, and the rest of the world for that matter, continue to preach hate?
As a Republican political consultant, I’ve become increasingly frustrated by the hate that is consistently thrown towards other human beings. The Republican party isn’t going to grow itself by telling people why they aren’t good enough to be Republicans or even worse, outlining why they aren’t good people.
To make matters worse, it’s not just in politics. I’m also frustrated with the members of the church who seem to make it their mission to focus more on who they hate, versus actually practicing the love of God.
The truth is actually quite simple: We are not going to succeed in spreading God’s word through heat-filled rhetoric. That only turns people off and serves to prove that we are hypocrites. On that note I might add, the world is full of hypocrites, and yes, some go to church. Even though I try to avoid hypocrisy, I still ultimately fail. Know that hypocrisy is a human trait but not a trait of God… concentrate on Him.