Anyways, this person said the owners were Jehovah Witnesses, they invited her to a study with them. My friend said she would give it a try. Our other friend was shocked and asked why? To see what they think and maybe share our belief in Christ with them was the reply. Which received a curt scolding, "They aren't real Christians."
" They won't listen to you!"
"They have their own Bible, they changed the parts they wanted too."
Listening from the other end of the table and then being asked to translate what was just said, I never got to enter into the conversation. However, it seemed more than a bit odd to me.
Who are these real Christians anyways? I thought we were instructed to let Jesus do separating of true believers and the others. It seems I remember Jesus making the point more than once that, while we are saved by God's Grace and not by our works, He also makes a few points about our actions help to show if our Love for Him is true and not just superficial window candy put on just feel good or get "Backstage"... Jesus was a homeless guy who traveled around helping and feeding people, not stocking away $$ for retirement and such.....
Do real Christians do that?
"They won't listen to you"??? Odd to say that without even meeting them, makes me wonder if the person saying that would listen to them....or anyone else for that matter.
"They have their own Bible" Doesn't almost everyone? I have several that I look at for comparison....the Mormons and the Jehovah's are not included, but that mostly because they are not on the Bible websites I use to compare verse. If they were I might look at them sometimes. Although to be honest the few times I did read the paper versions I was never really moved, other than to smile a bit at what seemed quite odd to me.
I wonder if Jesus would have run from "Fake Christians" or if He would have tried to clear their heads....
We like to remember Him flipping over the tables of the money changers in the temple because we all like to hate people making money off God.... but we don't talk as much about how He scolded His disciples pretty harshly several times too. He seems to have not really practiced the "Aren't we all great, pat each other on the back ministry" of today's church. Maybe that's why the early church grew bigger and better faster. While today's church shrinks and ignores more and more injustice. Sorry ignores is maybe to strong. Today's Christians like to comment on it, even pray about it...they just don't discuss it with the victims or help them much...too messy.
Nov 2018, just found it in drafts....read most of it and posted it....keep it, dump it, edit it? If a tree falls in an empty forest, does anyone hear it?