Boy, oh boy, there's a lot of condemnation and judging on Facebook. By Christians. You know - us guys who aren't supposed to judge people? Of course I'm not talking about you - I'm talking about somebody else.
I'm talking about people who have found some dirt about someone famous and feel it's their responsibility to exposure the faker! I'm talking about Christians calling out (fake) Christians.
I'm embarrassed to be a Christian when people whom I respect are going on Facebook and publicly calling out the fakers - by name. Fakers are the people who don't live their lives in line with scripture OR are incorrectly interpreting what the Bible actually says. ("Interpreting" in this case means you think your interpretation is 100% correct.)
I should ask, if those people doing the "calling out" fully understand the Bible verses themselves, for sure - 100% sure. Oh, sorry. Of course they do.
I know that "calling them out" is the Biblical thing to do, but the contempt and distain in the tone of the words by the people doing the calling out, makes me sick. May I publically call you an arrogant big-mouth? May I use your name?
Listen, if we call out everyone who doesn't interpret Bible verses to mean the same thing we do, there's going to be nobody left.
Wanna know what I think? Ok. "But what does it matter? The important thing is that in every way, whether from false motives or true, Christ is preached." Philippians 1:18.
So what if their lives don't line up? That's between them and God. Mind your business. If they are faking it, eventually it will all unravel and you can say "I told you so".
Is the person you are calling out a lousy ambassador for Christ? Maybe. But, aren't we all?
To me, it doesn't matter what their motives are, or if their lives are unholy. God's word is still God's word. It's about the message not the messenger. An unholy person isn't going to detrail God's word. God can handle it.
I know people whom I don't consider to be serious followers of Jesus. I might even think they are fakers. One high profile person comes to mind, and because I know them personally, I know they don't mean what they say. But I also believe that the Philippians verse is bigger than the speaker and the message will still touch lives.
Having said all of this, you may be right. Maybe the speaker is a faker, or preaching it wrong. Maybe "calling them out" publicly is not the nicest way to do it.
You may disagree with me. And if you want to call me out for posting this, that's fine. If it makes you feel better, do it. I dare you.
That's what I think, anyway.