Sunday, December 27, 2015

Would Jesus Tell Someone To Commit Suicide?

Would Jesus tell someone to commit suicide?

Many people who know me know that I debate people on Facebook. 

Sure, it might be juvenile to some, but it's actually more important than one realizes, as ABC's November 4, 2014 story, Facebook Posts Show What Voters Think About 2016 Presidential Candidates, written by Meghan Keneally demonstrated as 16 million participants composed approximately 40 million posts.

I wonder how many of those 40 million posts I happened to be have been responsible for that year.

I received a rather peculiar post from someone who likes to advertise his supposed religious beliefs.  I'm not sure where he's really from, as he claims to be from Nigeria. What he instant messaged me on December 26, 2015 at 10:57 p.m.:

"You have problem with God, it is a big problem for you. Just go and kill yourself."

Now, is that the way a Christian should respond to someone?

I was raised Lutheran, and in Martin Luther's explanation of the Eighth Commandment, it was written that Christians are to put the best construction on everything.  Yet, we do not see this among those who claim to be religious-especially in the world of politics, as those who want God in every corner of our society are the same ones who vote in favor of cutting social programs.

So, why would someone who believes in God tell someone to kill himself, especially when Christ told His disciples to love one another?

I have witnessed so much more hate coming from the religious right in recent years, and it might be due to the fact that whoever wins in November of 2016 may pick the next two or three Supreme Court justices.  This means that those on the right are shooting up Planned Parenthood facilities, killing as many minorities as they can and destroy as many of the disenfranchised as they possibly can.

Why do I get a feeling that most of those who will be on Christ's left on Judgment Day will be those who sit in the pew?