Thursday, February 12, 2009
Christainity does NOT depend on your Character Witness
It is not uncommon for the follower of Christ to be challenged with the poor behavior of other believers as evidence against the truth of the gospel message.
Furthermore, some have even turned away from their faith in Christ because they failed to detect any Christ likeness in the Christians around them.
However, the question must be posed: "Does the truth of Christianity rest upon the character of those who claim to be Christians?"
C Michael Patton, at Parchment and Pen: A Theology Blog, challenges what I believe to be a huge misconception in a blog article entitled, Christianity does Not depend on your Character Witness.
"If we don’t love one another, it does not make Christianity any less true. It only makes our profession to be Christian less true. Likewise, if we do love one another, Christianity is no truer than before. Christianity is based solely on the person and work of Christ."
If you are a skeptic who has in the past rejected Christianity because of the actions of other Christians or if you are a former believer who walked away from your faith because you didn't see more Christ likeness in your fellow Christians, this article is for you!
I highly recommend it and you can check it out here.
Courage and Godspeed,
Chad A. Gross