It’s late and I’m tired, but after reading a random selection of blogs this evening, I am struck with the number and viciousness of attacks by professing Christians upon other Christians. There seems to be a familiar group of them, all primarily bent on some believers ruling over others especially on the basis of the flesh (gender “roles”). They can’t leave anyone alone who disagrees with them; they can’t abide any freedom of thought.
What has happened to the Body of Christ? When was the Golden Rule abolished? How can anyone claiming to be redeemed by the blood of the Lamb go around like Satan, the “roaring lion seeking someone to devour”? They go from blog to blog, join message boards, steal web traffic, and post inflammatory rhetoric to the point where you have to wonder if they are being paid since they apparently have nothing else to do.
What kind of Christian hates other Christians so much as to virtually go from house to house and try to take over? How has this control freak mentality become mainstream, such that now those who mind their own business are seen as the threats? Are they so afraid of us that they feel they must destroy us? Are they going to lose money, prestige, preeminence if we continue to live and breathe?
There is no more civility, no courtesy, no consideration for others. There is only blind ambition, a need to silence all opposition. They hunt down those who are just escaping their clutches, and breathe out threats against those who try to free the prisoners. They hate women, freedom, salvation by faith, and everything Jesus taught. And they call themselves Christians.
Dear Lord Jesus, your bride is being ravaged by fake grooms! Come at an hour they least expect and repay them for their evil, and heal the wounds of your Bride. Don’t wait any longer, because there won’t be anything left of her. She is weeping, wondering what could be keeping You, wondering how much longer she can endure the savage wolves tearing at the sheep.