The people who love Jesus

Thursday, December 19, 2019.

I found another author who obviously shares what I believe :

Honestly, I am looking forward to looking back on the days when Christians were once hateful, xenophobic, misogynistic, homophobic, and tribalistic. (…) Just imagine the joy of meeting people who love Jesus and yet have no interest in arguing about theology or proving they are right and you are wrong. Imagine people treating one another like human beings without really worrying about who is “saved” or “lost”. Picture Jesus-loving families who don’t kick their children out of the house or shame them for being Trans, or Gay, or Muslim, or Atheists. I’m looking forward to that day when what matters most about being Christian is being Christlike and loving others as Jesus loved us. I’m eager to encounter a Christianity where fear and shame are no longer used to manipulate or control people like religious hand puppets.

From a blog post The Inevitable Death of Evangelical Christianity. Keith Giles is a former church minister who walked away from organized church 11 years ago and who lives now in Texas where he leads a home fellowship. He published a book Jesus Undefeated: Condemning the False Doctrine of Eternal Torment.

Note that “proving that I am right and you are wrong” is not the same as “explaining you what I believe and why I do so”.