I’m trying to muster up my feelings about this subject! Here goes…
Why in God’s creation (I mean this with all honor to Him!!!) do church “families” feel it’s ok to stop all communication with a “sheep” who has left the “flock”??? It’s sick and perverted! It is not an act of God!!
It is absolutely appalling to me that people who call themselves Christians would do this to other believers! This act is not at all a characteristic of Jesus! It is not a characteristic of 1 Corinthians 13, the love chapter! It is not a characteristic that a Christian should carry!
It amazes me that some Christians get so offended by other people calling them hypocrites. Yet, some continue to shun those who don’t follow what the leaders want them to do. They shun unbelievers who need to be shown the love of Jesus more than anybody. They choose favorites within churches, favorites between their children, gossip about their friends, and ostracize other Christians and even family members.
God help them!! God have mercy!!
Look for these signs! Ostracism is unhealthy, heartbreaking, and twisted. If you have done this yourself, repent and ask God to help you in this area. If you have watched your church do this and have ignored it, repent and ask God for wisdom… Maybe to know when to leave. If you are currently looking for a church, listen around for cases like this. Be watchful and be careful. You want to be a part of a healthy church body who lives by the conviction of the Holy Spirit, who acts like Jesus, and loves unconditionally!!! I said… Loves Unconditionally.
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