Jan 26, 2010 6:08 PM GMT
Jay Bakker's Speech On Gay Marriage
I really don't blame homosexuals for being so antagonistic toward "Christianity" as it is portrayed today.
soonerjeff saidwow... Jesus would give this dude a high five! It is so sad that many times the MOST prejudiced people are minorities who have been persecuted. These ugly, narrow people in the crowd should be ashamed. Powerful clip... thanks for sharing. jeff
ActiveAndFit saidThe problem really started when Christianity attached itself to government under Constantine. Even before that though there were divisions from the beginning. You can read about them just by opening the Christian scriptures.
Jesus warned even about his own followers being dangerous and the "accepted books of the bible" point out problems with modern Christianity.
-wolves in sheep's clothing not teaching to love your neighbor (his new commandment) but looking to tear apart innocent "sheep"
-legalistic and wanting to impose laws on people that were not required
-worshiping money, idols, angels, and the bible itself but failing to have simple love for friends and enemies alike
-meddling in the affairs of others
-judging those outside of their church
the list goes on and on
So many Christians work in opposition to teachings in their own bible .. it is truly a contrived righteousness of men
I think there are a few Christian groups that approximate what Christianity should have been .. but it is to the point that "religion" and "Christianity" as they are commonly referred to now is a monster. I would feel uncomfortable using either of those labels if I wanted to follow the teachings of Jesus or be a better person.
ManMachine23 saidWhile I am not Christian nor do I subscribe to Christian beliefs,
I have much love and respect for people like Jay. He's sticking
his neck out and speaking against the hatred and untruths that
have gone on too long in the church. He seeks truth,growth
( both in mind and spirit ), and to love & respect his fellow man.
Isn't after all the point of religion ? Love thy neighbor ?
Grow in mind and spirit ?
Too many preachers and Christians have taken the easy road of
condemning others for their supposed sins. But they can't see the
sin in doing just that ! "Judge not, that ye be not judged. Matthew 7:1
For with what judgment ye judge, ye shall be judged: and with
what measure ye mete, it shall be measured to you again. Mark. 4.24
And why beholdest thou the mote that is in thy brother's eye,
but considerest not the beam that is in thine own eye?
Or how wilt thou say to thy brother, Let me pull out the mote out
of thine eye; and, behold, a beam is in thine own eye?
Thou hypocrite, first cast out the beam out of thine own eye; and
then shalt thou see clearly to cast out the mote out of thy brother's
eye." Matthew 7:3-5
The scripture does not warn against judging but says we need to see
the WHOLE picture before taking on the role of judge. IMO most
Christians take parts of that whole to either justify or persecute.
Thank GOD for Christians like Jay Bakker ! May his path lead him ,
and others like him, to a place of total grace and mercy in mind and spirit.
Great post ActiveAndFit !!
GQjock saidHallelujah .... and praise god except for those F**kin faggots
If that video doesn't show the deep chasm between what people think religion is and what is good Nothing Does
metta8 saidJay Bakker's Speech On Gay Marriage