“You, then, why do you judge your brother or sister? Or why do you treat them with contempt? For we will all stand before God’s judgment seat. 11 It is written: ‘“As surely as I live,” says the Lord, “Every knee will bow before me; every tongue will acknowledge God.” ’So then, each of us will give an account of ourselves to God.”
Somehow the word “church” or “Christian” bring up thoughts of judgment and condemnation. I know that most students in our 67,000 middle and high schools have not rejected the message of the gospel…most have never heard it. What someone knows about God, Christianity or church is what they have picked up from the media. Most think of someone holding up a sign that says “God hates gays” or protesting a military funeral or an abortion clinic. That is not God! God is LOVE. God is not willing that any perish but all to come to know Him. Our job as Christians is to love people and share the HOPE of Christ with them. The role of the Holy Spirit is to convict people of their sin and cause life change in them. We are just asked to be salt and light in a dark world. We live where we live and go to school or work where we work because of one reason…God put us there! Let’s try to quit making everyone behave, and let the Holy Spirit work though us.