So, I asked myself, WWJD?
Jesus would care deeply about all humanity, but Jesus had no problem standing up for the Word of God, even when unpopular. I so want to cite examples here, but then I would be accused of selecting my favorite controversial scriptures. Take time on your own, and read the words in red, the words that Jesus spoke.
Like Jesus, we must treat all people with care and integrity. The Word of God is not a license to call people disgusting, or to be rude to them. NEVER!
The emotional guilt trap others try to place us in, is not a reason to disregard scripture.
I am going to give one example to make my point: Jesus made it clear that there is a heaven and there is a hell. He also made it clear that a person does not automatically go to heaven. He also taught that God so loved the world, He gave His only Son as the Savior, so that no one ever has to spend one moment in hell.
Jesus astounded people with his love and compassion. He healed the sick, lame and blind. He cared for the downcast. He always spoke of God as his Father who loves each of us beyond comprehension. He came to seek and save the lost. As believers, we should do the same.
Jesus told us that the reason He came was to save us from our sins so we could have eternal life with Him. Most of us are familiar with the wonderful promise of John 3:16: “ For God so loved the world that He gave His only begotten Son, that whoever believes in Him should not perish but have everlasting life.”
WWJD? He would love people, be kind to people, care about people, have compassion on people and speak the truth to people.
WWJD? He told us exactly what He would do in John 6:38: “For I have come down from heaven not to do my will but to do the will of him who sent me.”