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08/28/2014

AFA's Fischer: Time for Christians to 'get up in somebody's grill' like Jesus would

by Jeremy Hooper

The problem with Christians involved in politics is that they are just too nice. At least that's the latest movement-delegitimizing musing from the American Family Association's most senior and most omnipresent (and most hostile) voice:

It's time to be done with the "nicer than Jesus" mentality. It never has worked and it never will work. It only fools us into thinking we are being Christ-like when in reality we are only being wimps.

The odd thing is that Christians who have lost their spine and have become silent and soft are often harshly critical of those Christians who do stand publicly and without apology for the time-honored truths of Scripture. This is especially the case when it comes to things like declaring that homosexuality is not a benign alternative to heterosexuality but a form of sexually deviant behavior.

Jesus wasn't crucified for being nice; he was crucified for being bold and confrontational. Don't misunderstand – he was the kindest man who ever lived. But he wasn't a sap. He knew when kindness was called for and he knew when it was time to get up in somebody's grill and challenge them with the truth.

FULL:
Christians, the 'softer, kinder, gentler' approach ain't working [American Family Association]

Riiiiight. Because if our divisive world needs anything, it's more stones for the casting.

It's the conservative talk radio version of Jesus, y'all.

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