Are you a stuck-up Christian?


Fellow Christians and non-Christians, John 8: 7 (“He that is without sin among you, let him first cast a stone at her”), is undoubtedly one of the most powerful yet humbling Scripture in the New Testament. Unfortunately, many Christians either do not think the context of the passage apply to them, or they flatly do not understand it.

I have arrived at this harsh conclusion after observing fellow Christians for many years. I have realized that many of us, especially some who preach from the pulpit, are pompous and stuck-up. Like the Scribes and Pharisees mentioned in John 8, we enjoy pointing out the sins of others but we cover up ours. We even look down on the people we labelled as sinners with disdain.

Naturally, one do not expect a follower of Jesus Christ who truly understand Jesus’ mission and what He meant when He said: “I came not to call the righteous, but sinners to repentance” (Luke 5:32), to exhibit  a repulsive attitude toward the people Jesus came to save. Unfortunately, none of us is blameless in this regard.

But if we are going to talk gospel according to Jesus and the disciples, then we must first come down off our high horses and face the harsh reality. The church cannot grow if we continue to pour water into the faces of those who need Jesus in their lives. Many of these people do not know that they need Jesus. Therefore, it is our solemn duty to tell them why they need Him.

As Christians, we must never forget where we were when we found Jesus. Some of us had been in similar situations as the people we now condemn. But just like Paul, we had an awakening and we turned our life around. Notice, Paul never forgot the life he had lived before he met Christ, but he never returned to it. And most noticeable, he was never Stuck-up, pompous, judgmental, or condemning.

6 comments

  1. “As Christians, we must never forget where we were when we found Jesus.” Amen. I can tell you the date, time, and the moment I asked Him into my heart. But more importantly, what I was like BEFORE that date, time, and place. Praise God He is a merciful God. Good article.

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  2. Those were the kind that ran me away from the church in my late teens. The crowning blow was that the black people whom my parents employed in their business were not allowed to enter the church for my dad’s funeral. It took me a long time to realize that God not failed, just some of His misguided followers. But He never let me run so far that He couldn’t find His lost sheep. Praise the Lord for another example of grace upon grace upon grace…

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  3. Hello, Noel.
    The Lord has finally instructed me to get back into blogging. I never realized how hard it would be to find my old friends. I Hope you are well?
    Great post! Christians who profess Christianity without conviction and love are quite frankly not Christians. I talked to a woman last night who was turned off by Christians because of the way they walked.
    God Bless You!
    Lady Dei

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