Christians: Do you really follow Jesus???

  • By Squirrel

  • Christians always tell me that Jesus is Lord, and they follow Jesus. Jesus is their Saviour, and his words are the words of life. They also claim that the bible contains these words of life. But one has to ask after reading the "words of life" whether or not Christians actually follow Jesus` teachings, or just the parts they like. Do they follow the standard that they claim is THE standard in which all of us should live by? Let us see...

    I will list a few bits of scripture and let you decide whether or not they follow Jesus gentle reader. You may be surprised to find out that Christians only say they follow Jesus, just empty lip service to make themselves appear god like.

    The first verse we will look at Matthew 19:21, in simple straightforward language the supposed words of Jesus is recorded for us to live our life by.

    Matthew 19:21 Jesus said to him, `If thou dost will to be perfect, go away, sell what thou hast, and give to the poor, and thou shalt have treasure in heaven, and come, follow me.'

    Do Christians do this? Not in the least, in fact Christians seem to be attached to material things more so than you would imagine. One has only to look at a church parking lot on Sunday morning and see all the Christians leaving the service all gussied up in their fancy clothes and nice cars. When confronted with this verse (and I have done this) they almost always claim that the verse really means that material possessions should not be more important to us than Jesus. The rich man was attached to his possessions, and thus, Jesus told him what he must do knowing that the rich man loved his possessions more. The problem we have here, gentle reader, is that the bible says something different in the above passage than what the Christians would have us believe. Strange is it not? Another problem I see here is that IF Jesus was telling this man what HE must do, then salvation would be different for us all, or at least the means of obtaining salvation. But Christians again claim that this is not so. But it cannot be both ways can it?

    When we read the next few sets of verses, it becomes more apparent that the selling of all we have and giving it to the poor IS the norm in order to follow Jesus:

    Luke 12:33 Sell what ye have, and give alms: provide yourselves bags, which become not old, a treasure in the heavens that faileth not, where no thief approacheth, neither moth corrupteth. 34 For where your treasure is, there will your heart be also.

    Hmm, interesting. The treasure should be laid in heaven, and not to be worried about here on earth. Do you know of any Christian that does this? I don't, and neither do any Christians, since these verses obviously mean something different to them than what is written. The next verse says it all again in plain English:

    Luke 14:33 So likewise, whoever he is of you that forsaketh not all that he hath, he cannot be my disciple.

    Okay, here he is talking to the disciples and what they must do to follow Jesus. Plain simple language direct and to the point, there is nothing to mistake here. GIVE IT AWAY AND FOLLOW ME. Do you know of any Christians that do this? I know, the question is redundant, but it drives the point home even furthe Christians do NOT obey Jesus. Yet we should model our life around Jesus. Follow his example.

    Another set of verses, which shows a teaching of Jesus, is the following:

    Matthew 19:16 And behold, one came and said to him, Good Master, what good thing shall I do that I may have eternal life?
    17 And he said to him, Why callest thou me good? there is none good but one, that is, God: but if thou wilt enter into life, keep the commandments.
    18 He saith to him, Which? Jesus said, Thou shalt do no murder, Thou shalt not commit adultery, Thou shalt not steal, Thou shalt not bear false witness, 19 Honor thy father and thy mother: and, Thou shalt love thy neighbor as thyself.

    Yet again, simple plain, and direct: no need for grace, no need for salvation, no need for a sacrifice for our sins. Funny thing is Christians disregard this as well. Using Paul and his teachings, we are told how to obtain salvation… but the salvation obtained by Paul and his ways are not those taught by Jesus.

    Here we see yet another teaching of Jesus, read this one and you tell me if Christians do as Jesus tells them:

    Luke 14:12 Then said he also to him that invited him, When thou makest a dinner or a supper, call not thy friends, nor thy brethren, neither thy kinsmen, nor thy rich neighbors; lest they also invite thee again, and a recompense be made thee.
    13 But when thou makest a feast, call the poor, the maimed, the lame, and the blind:
    14 And thou shalt be blessed: for they cannot recompense thee: for thou shalt be recompensed at the resurrection of the just.

    Let's be honest now, how many Christians actually do this? I know there are specialized services for this kind of thing, but Jesus told his FOLLOWERS to do these things. This is a teaching of Jesus, an ignored one.

    The next set of verses we shall read shows once again how Christians pick and choose the teachings of Jesus they follow:

    Matthew 5:38 Ye have heard that it hath been said, An eye for an eye, and a tooth for a tooth.
    39 But I say to you, That ye resist not evil: but whoever shall strike thee on thy right cheek, turn to him the other also.
    40 And if any man will sue thee at the law, and take away thy coat, let him have thy cloke also.
    41 And whoever shall constrain thee to go one mile, go with him two.
    42 Give to him that asketh thee, and from him that would borrow of thee, turn not thou away.

    How many Christians do you see actually doing these things? Seriously, how many people actually turn the other cheek? As much as the believer would have us think that he is indeed a true Christian, will they actually follow this one? How about giving things to people when they ask for them? Ask a true Christian for 100 Dollars
    Also, if I took a Christian to court and was awarded their car, do you think they would give their house as well? Or at least their other car I mean a true Christian should not worry about menial things like transportation, Jesus will make it all better.

    When we read other teachings from the bible we have to ask ourselves once again, "Do we REALLY follow the Lord?" If the bible is a perfect work, and a guide for our lives in the absolute way Christians would have us believe, then why don't Christians follow their Lord and his perfect book? In the following verse we read :

    1Corithians 14:34 Let your women keep silence in the churches; for it is not permitted to them to speak: but they are commanded to be under obedience, as also saith the law.
    35 And if they will learn any thing, let them ask their husbands at home; for it is a shame for women to speak in the church.

    Now, how many Christians actually follow this? I know of none to be honest. I have been to churches where there have been female pastors, deacons, youth leaders, and more. But according to the bible, they should not be doing these things, as the Lord forbids it. Plain and simple, they are not true Christians. The next set of verses say the same thing… women are to be silent, and have nothing to teach men.

    1Timothy 2:11 Let the woman learn in silence with all subjection.
    12 But I suffer not a woman to teach, nor to usurp authority over the man, but to be in silence.
    13 For Adam was first formed, then Eve.
    14 And Adam was not deceived, but the woman being deceived was in the transgression.

    Now, how many Christians adhere to this teaching? This does nothing but degrade women, and basically lay the blame for everything upon Eve and all women, a sick way to justify keeping them as second-class human beings. This is one of the teachings that helped de-convert me.

    There are other verses that further degrade women, but I feel that we have examined enough to show with out a doubt, that Christians do NOT follow Jesus and fortunately, they don't follow Paul either. Regardless of the empty lip service preachers, and simple believers alike, heap upon the bible and their Jesus, it is known FACT that Christians do not follow Jesus. Christians don't follow Jesus, this I know, for the bible tells me so.

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