The New Puritanical Pharisees

It’s been some time since the terms Pharisee and Puritan were converted into pejoratives, used to describe a hypocrite and overly judgmental censor respectively. In many cases, these words have been employed against Biblical Christians by secularists to euphemistically represent our views as duplicitous and repressive to the rest of society.

Ironically enough, those very same heralds of human liberty who’ve denounced Christianity’s propensity to enslave (I write this sarcastically), have turned out to be the very same thing they’ve supposedly been fighting all along. Continue reading

Even when Christians Fall Short, it’s No Excuse to Refuse Belief in Christ

I recently heard a podcast episode which features a well known, conservative commentator. In said episode, he mentions how atheists frequently engage him and detail their excuses for not assenting to Christianity. According to this commentator, the most legitimate among these excuses has to do with Christians’ lack for fervor. Their alibi goes something like this:

“If Christianity is true, Christians would more zealously act in accordance to their faith. Since they don’t, it means that Christianity mustn’t be true. Therefore, I cannot believe.”

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Can a Christian Love Jesus but Hate Other Christians?

Tell me if you’ve heard these phrases uttered before:

“I love Jesus, but I detest religion.”

“I’m spiritual, but I’m not religious.”

“I love Jesus, but I can’t stand Christians because they are such hypocrites.”

The first and the third ideas are usually repeated by those that assist megachurches and are trend-following Christians. The second and third utterances are customarily stated by sinners of all stripes in one form or another. Do you desire to know what characterizes everyone who has repeated any of the three? They are all unbearably self-righteous. Continue reading