by Michael Smith (Veshengro)
Each week millions and millions of upper middle class Americans put on expensive dress clothes and load themselves into SUVs and other expensive gas-guzzling cars and drive past homeless shelters, orphanages, missions and halfway houses on their way to a very expensive church where somebody tells them how to be more like Jesus.
If that is not hypocrisy then what is?
Those people would not recognize Jesus – not that I am a believer – if they fell over Him for they would see him as a bum and as a socialist. And socialism to the majority of those is an anathema.
Consider the feeding of the five thousand or the sermon on the mount. Do you think that anyone of them that every Sunday travel in their finest with their big cars to the big church has the faintest idea what the Be-Attitudes even mean?
As to feeding the hungry their belief is that you should not help those people but that they should go and do some work (which work?) and if they don't (want to) work they should not eat.
Those are the very same people that if you mention to them that there are homeless and hungry and should the church not do something about it will reply that they will have to pray about that first as to whether that is what G-d wants them to do.
Hello! Did they read their Bible? Obviously not.
I have seen this so many times that I go entirely disillusioned with the so-called Christian faith and Christians simply because of that attitude, not to talk of a few other attitudes. All they do is to use that name and title in vain.
They will condemn socialists and communists who go out and help the poor and homeless while they sit in their million dollar church listening to some guy getting a huge salary (from their donations) telling them how to be more like Jesus (as long is it is about making lots of money).
If Jesus would return today to the US or the UK he would, more likely, be arrested as a terrorist for he would cause some real grief to the establishment.