Even non-Christians know that being kind is important. What child hasn’t been taught the Golden Rule?

So why is it that so often “Christians” are the least kind people out there? Did they just gloss over that part of the Bible?

The Bible says to “speak the truth in love” which is the opposite of yelling at strangers that they’re GOING TO HELL. Even if you really believe the person you’re talking to is going to hell… do you honestly think they’re going to want to spend eternity with a-holes like you?

The entire point of the passage on the Fruit of the Spirit is that if you have those qualities (which you will if you’re a Christian), people will see that there is something different and awesome about you, and their curiosity will be the opening for personal evangelism (which is a topic for another day).

When was the last time you changed someone’s mind about something by having a fight with them? Exactly.

So stop thinking you can evangelize at gunpoint.

Just be nice. It’s not that hard.

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  1. Megs
    October 23, 2011 at 2:20 pm

    I think this is the key for me. What’s so hard about being kind to one another? Who cares if the person is black, white, purple or green? I seem to remember a song from before my “rebellion” about Jesus loving all the little children….. My issue with “Christians” almost completely falls into this line of fire – Stop telling me you are, and start acting like you are. Some of the nicest people I know are not Christians, but have embraced a view of love, kindness and gentleness. Some of the meanest I know are Christians who should be embracing these qualities but instead treat non-Christians like they are sub-par in the human race – EVEN if the people they are treating that way are good people. It leads those of us who don’t have the same beliefs to feel like we’re much better off.

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