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Daily Devotional – August 27

The ME Christian

Sometimes you gotta’ rant!

We are truly entering the age of the “ME Christian.”  Christian snobbery, phariseeism and self-righteousness is back in vogue.

This Sunday, a well-known T.V. pastor made the following assertions:

In order to be “successful” in life you need to surround yourself with people who are good for you.   You need to disassociate yourself from those who are “bad” for you.  (Gee, I need to clean house!)

But, seriously,  this isn’t just an isolated case, it’s epidemic.

  • This same weekend a friend told me of an assistant pastor had said that he didn’t want the kids who came from the trailer park.   They were bad for the church.
  • Numerous ministers are promoting out-dated self-love psychological theories that developed decades ago.  Theories that are currently being debunked and viewed with skepticism by the medical and psychological communities.

My Jesus surrounded himself with the struggling–criminals, beggars, recovering addicts, uneducated, weak.  His life wasn’t about himself–it was about others.  Ironically the most “righteous” among us would be enough to “bring him down” including the shiny haired preacher in the expensive suit preaching to thousands.

When are Christians going to understand that its not all about them?

Matthew 11:28 Come unto me, all [ye] that labour and are heavy laden, and I will give you rest. 

Rant complete.


August 27, 2007 Posted by | False Teachers, Selfishness | 3 Comments