Jesus Loves, Not Tolerates

Jesus Loves, Not Tolerates

A Story by StayAnchored
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This is just my thoughts on Christian society today...

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     Let me ask y’all a question, how did Jesus interact with the people He came across? Now, I know what you’re thinking, He loved them (duh)! Which is totally and 100% true, but His love was not a synonym to tolerance.

     Jesus associated with sinners. He walked, talked and dined with sinners. He did not mock them, judge them, or punish them; instead, He welcomed them with love. One day He stumbled across a crowd of religious people about to kill a woman because of her infidelity. And He said, “Let him who is without sin among you be the first to throw a stone at her.” After He said this, the crowd slowly began to dissipate until it was just Jesus and the woman left. Jesus took her by the hand and basically said that no one condemns her, she is forgiven, and to “go and sin no more”.

     I think our Christian society has put too much emphasis on Jesus’s display of love to this woman, instead of His acknowledgement of her sin and forgiving her for it. She deserved death because of her sin, we all do, but Jesus chose to look down on her, and us, with love! When Jesus forgives, He says to everyone “go and sin no more”. And we, as a society, have generally forgotten the latter.

     You can love someone and not conform to their ideals. You should not tolerate someone’s (or your own) sin, because it is still that, a sin. It is wrong and should be pointed out, IN LOVE! Jesus is the perfect example of how to act and I think He is getting portrayed wrongly to everyone.

     So, I’ll end this rant with a challenge- I challenge you to read through the Gospel and to really get to know Jesus (who He is and how He acts) and start to implement the qualities of Jesus YOU discover into your everyday life.


© 2016 StayAnchored



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Very well done! This whole writing rings with Biblical truths! And I definitely agree that all too often the focus is on the love that Jesus showed the woman (which is true enough) but not enough on the fact that He forgave her and gave her the commission to go and to refrain from that sin in the future. This is extremely important, and a vital part of the Scriptures that should have a greater amount of focus and attention directed at it! Great work, keep it up!

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Jeremy Hiles

1 Year Ago

Anytime! I apologize for the delay, have not been on here as much as I wish to be!
StayAnchored

1 Year Ago

You're fine! I'm not on here as much as I would like either. :)
Jeremy Hiles

1 Year Ago

Haha thanks! Yeah, life gets busy lol! :)



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Very well done! This whole writing rings with Biblical truths! And I definitely agree that all too often the focus is on the love that Jesus showed the woman (which is true enough) but not enough on the fact that He forgave her and gave her the commission to go and to refrain from that sin in the future. This is extremely important, and a vital part of the Scriptures that should have a greater amount of focus and attention directed at it! Great work, keep it up!

Posted 1 Year Ago


1 of 1 people found this review constructive.

Jeremy Hiles

1 Year Ago

Anytime! I apologize for the delay, have not been on here as much as I wish to be!
StayAnchored

1 Year Ago

You're fine! I'm not on here as much as I would like either. :)
Jeremy Hiles

1 Year Ago

Haha thanks! Yeah, life gets busy lol! :)
I agree with this one hundred percent. One thing you might want to do is move the "%" sign behind the "100". Otherwise I didn't really see any errors. Very well written. :D

Posted 1 Year Ago


1 of 1 people found this review constructive.

StayAnchored

1 Year Ago

Thank you! I appreciate your review. :)
I really like this, it is very true and so important for us to remember the "go and sin no more" part. Many like to quote "Let him who is without sin cast the first stone," and they like to use that to tell others that we should not judge, but we are to judge righteously and if we see a brother or sister, or even ourselves in sin, we need to acknowledge it and ask for forgiveness and also help others see what they need to change in their lives according to scripture, but it is important to look at ourselves first. One minor suggestion I have is maybe place the percentage sign behind 100, but other than that I think it is good. :)

Good Job

Posted 1 Year Ago


1 of 1 people found this review constructive.

StayAnchored

1 Year Ago

Thank you so much, girlie!
I didn't even notice that xD
~*~Peace Keeper~*~

1 Year Ago

^^ You're very welcome! :)

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