More often than not, I find it amazing how Christians pick and choose which scriptures they want to select out of the bible.
When it comes to Gays and Lesbians, the Book of Leviticus comes to mind as a tool against the practice. There are also many other passages where God, assisting His warriors are told to destroy every man, woman, child and any other living thing to include babies and animals.
Of course, too, there are many statements against divorce: a topic Jesus Himself spoke against, but we conveniently ignore that whenever we speak of morality.
For those of us who love and enjoy shrimp or pork or many other forbidden foods, we are told that the law was done away with for us.
Then again, God, you got to love the preachers who love the tithing system. Yes, they’ll quote that left and right ignoring all the procedures involved, such as animal sacrifice and myriads of other rules and regimentations.
We are the large promoters of Justice even though Jesus told us to forgive. We’ll go to war in a heartbeat to protect our rights and freedoms at home, while Jesus told us to forfeit out life and pick up our cross and follow Him.
Okay, so aside from these rather slight inconsistencies we have as Christians, but our biggest failure of Christians such as me is failing to carry out the simple commandmentss Jesus instructed us to do.
The simple commands such as:
Feed the hungry
Take care of the poor
Take in the homeless
To serve others
To visit those who are orphaned, infirmed or in prison
Proclaim the gospel
Come to Jesus as Jesus is the provider through God almighty.
No, we’ll instead depend on our jobs, our government, our wits and brawl to bail out of situations when we are instead, supposed to rely on our Lord, the Christ.
So then, we pick and choose which scriptures we wish to believe, that we wish to enforce and those of which we desire to participate in.
The truth be told, more often than not, we simply ignore all the commands Jesus instructed and go it our own way. When we are stopped for accountability, we simply pick and choose for our reply.