WHERE IS THE LOVE OF JESUS IN ALL THIS?

6th February 2013 by Bill Davis
I was talking to a Lady earlier today as I waited at a medical center. It was obvious she was upset as she rocked back and forth on her feet as she told her story. The more she talked, the more I became appalled at the insensitivity and non-Christian manner in which she had been treated. Seems she and her husband had decided it best for their child to attend a Christian school. She had contacted two different schools and was told, her morals were not suited for their school. You see, she had a child out of wedlock. She knew the father would have nothing to do with the care and raising of the child but she had decided against an abortion. She would have the child and raise it as best she could. She met and married a man and he welcomed both into his life. Both parents work and hold family values very important.
The two schools she had talked with were listed as Christian Schools. After hearing her story they quickly decided she was not suitable for their respective schools. I guess these “righteous”people thought her too much a sinner to be associated with. WOW! What would Jesus have said about this?
Romans 3:10 New International Version (NIV); “As it is written; ‘There is no one righteous, not even one.”
Romans 3:23 New International Version (NIV); “For all have sinned and fall short of the glory of God.”
Mark 2:17 New International Version (NIV); “On hearing this, Jesus said to them, ‘It is not the healthy who need a doctor, but the sick. I have not come to call the righteous, but sinners.”

Too often religious zealots get in the way of a Christian witness.
Matthew 7:1 New International Version (NIV); “Do not judge, or you too will be judged.”
Matthew 7:5 New International Version (NIV); “You hypocrite, first take the plank out of your own eye, and then you will see clearly to remove the speck from your brother’s eye.”
Now, yes, having a child out of wedlock is a sin in the eyes of most Christian believers. So is lying, cheating, self-adulation, piousness, etc. Where do we get off judging someone without knowing of their own repentive nature? Would it have been better for this Lady to have aborted (murdered) this child?
Only God has the divine power of judgment. Jesus Christ claimed the power of forgiving sins; that of which I certainly will not disagree. It seems  the power of judging others is used by us to condemn while Devine judgment is profoundly connected with the will to save humanity in Christ and through Christ.
Proverbs 3:27-30 New International Version (NIV); “Do not withhold good from those to whom it is due, when it is in your power to act. Do not plot harm against your neighbor, who lives trustfully near you. Do not accuse anyone for no reason—when they have done you no harm.”
Too often we forget the very basics of Biblical teachings as we look down on others.
Mark 12:31a New International Version (NIV); “Love your neighbor as yourself.”
Matthew 7:12a New International Version (NIV); “So in everything, do to others what you would have them do to you.”
Perhaps not a “Christian” School.
Bill Davis

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