We have a way to say this back in the province: “Isaksak mo yan sa baga mo!”
This is exactly what I want to tell some “Christians”, self-proclaimed theologians, self-proclaimed spiritual police who lives out of bashing other Christians that doesn’t believe the way they do.
Today was hell in Metro Manila. Flash floods raged. People are trapped on their roofs. Some pregnant women even gave birth while waiting to be rescued — while in their roof! Then a wise “theologian” posted this on his Facebook account:
Funny how people only come to God in times of disasters, and yet they don’t see anything wrong with that. Doesn’t matter anyway ‘coz we all gonna go to Heaven right? Nothing is farther from the truth.
People are suffering and all you can think of is your correctness? This angers me. I mean, really angered me. We’re Christians claiming to believe in Jesus and all we can think of is how correct we are? Did we even try to pray for those who are trapped on their roofs and calling to God for the first time in their lives? Did you do anything else? Like help those in need in your area? Or donate to Red Cross? Or Tweet about those who needs help?
It confirms what others have been telling — that Christians are good in talking and not doing. Where is compassion among God’s people? I thought we’re God’s hands and feet? Or do you want to define what “compassion” in Greek first?
Will people be thinking about Calvinism or even eternity in times like these?
Upon my dialogue with this guy, he said that being concern of their eternity is much important than the temporal. Well, duh! Tell that to the hungry people in Africa. Tell that to the people who are still in danger, on their roof top in Marikina. And tell that to Jesus, when he said:
“For I was hungry and you gave me something to eat, I was thirsty and you gave me something to drink, I was a stranger and you invited me in, I needed clothes and you clothed me, I was sick and you looked after me, I was in prison and you came to visit me.’… “The King will reply, ‘I tell you the truth, whatever you did for one of the least of these brothers of mine, you did for me.‘” Matt. 26:35-40
Just so that everyone knows, this guy does represent some bunch of “intellectuals” inside the church. Their job is to hunt heresies. But most of what they do is just behind their computer screens. They don’t actually do the hard work of reaching to people — giving them hope, providing for their felt needs and loving them physically not just virtually. BUT, they don’t represent the Church that Jesus Christ built. The Church that he built is relevant. It cares. NOT JUST for the people’s eternity, but also for the here and now. Jesus cared, and so we should. I pray that the Church will stay that way.
People who read this: evangelical Christians are not like this guy. We actually care.
If anyone will talk to me that way in person, I’m going to shove your theology books down your throat. That’s unchristian, but I don’t mind doing that.