Mark 11: And when you stand praying, if you hold anything against anyone, forgive him, so that your Father in heaven may forgive you your sins.
“Luke 6:37″Do not judge, and you will not be judged. Do not condemn, and you will not be condemned. Forgive, and you will be forgiven.
As I have traveled extensively, I get the opportunity to see Christian’s that have been saved from all walks of life, from all races, colors and creed. The following is a message from a FB friend who read my blog recently. The following are comments she sent to me and I asked her if I could share them with my readers. I will comment at the end.
Hi Darrell….I just wanted to drop a note and say that your most recent article really blessed me. I was born in a Sikh family…came to know Christ I don’t 15 years ago but even up until this point I get Christians who treat me so weird I guess cause I “look” Indian by no fault of my own of course like this one white Christian lady she chose to unfriend me and tell me that she sees the bindi spirit on me I don’t know what that is and I am sure she doesn’t either and the reason I say that really blesses me is because a lot of “white” (and I don’t say that as a put-down of course my husband is white) do not know how to relate with Christians who look different, as in they are from a different nationality………Often times arrogant people like that what they don’t know is often the price someone like me or another sister who converted from Islam that I know…they don’t know what price we have had to pay to stand in Christ and they can simply judge by a looking at a picture and say stuff that is soooo outrageous.
What ends up happening over here anyway is if you are different color and you go to one of these churches, they basically treat you like a second class Christian (which is a honor anyway right), it’s really sad so what ends up happening is the person who needs the support from their sisters their brothers, eventually they just end up in isolation and quit….for myself the Lord hasn’t allowed me to be that weak, because He Is STRONG!! *****
It would be a blessing for my readers to see your message. I think you will find that most Christians do not feel that way. If you like you can post it in comments or post it on my page. If not I could post the message on my page with your name or leave your name out of it if you wish, but your message is powerful, the body of Christ could learn from you.
******OH of course brother……I know there is lots of good Christians, I mean I know them but I had very bad experiences at churches but I just tell myself that I am not going to church for anyone, I am going for God and myself……I suppose no matter how much how people feel that the truth is that we are all sinful….and sometimes Satan uses Christians to attack other Christians……yah lemme get back to you on sharing that…..thanks dear friend, God bless you!
Yes hi….yah I suppose you may share that if you like, If you could kindly just leave it anonymous. Well I guess what I would have added is that not all my church experiences have been this way but something like that has happened often enough. I do continue to serve the Lord though but need major healing my brother…..May our heavenly Father bless you dear Darrell….. Have a good night:*****
When I receive messages like this dear brothers and sisters, it breaks my heart. This is only one of 6 or 7 messages I have received along the same lines. Let us please be reminded that the Cross is a gift that we were given and that God has adopted us as His own by the gift of His Son Jesus. I hurt for this sister who came from a different religion, accepted Christ as Lord and Savior, and now stands in need of healing from the treatment she has received from some in the Body of Christ. Let us always be humble in our faith lifting up our brothers and sister, putting them before ourselves, standing not in judgment, but as servant in love, such is the example given to us by our Lord that we are commanded to follow.
1 John 3:16
16 Hereby perceive we the love of God, because he laid down his life for us: and we ought to lay down our lives for the brethren.