Sunday, May 22, 2011

Misguided Faith is no Laughing Matter

It's so easy for us to poke fun at people we think are crazy.  Maybe it's the way we deal with strange ideas that don't resonate with us.  I tend to joke and tease about many things-that's "just me."  But I have to tell you that I was quite convicted these past few weeks of how people (including myself) made light of a very serious situation.  I watched satan steal my testimony to those caught up in rapture mania.

No one likes to be mocked.  I know I don't.  I have had my faith in Jesus Christ mocked many times.  If you have never been in that position, I guarantee you--it's not a fun place to be.  So what would make me think that poking fun at Camping followers thinking the rapture would happen on a certain date would be a good idea?  Just caught up in the teasing maybe.  Not realizing the potential damage it could do.  Forgetting that Jesus Christ is love.  Could you imagine your young child coming to you and asking you to discern whether or not a faerie tale is real--and you laughing at him and poking fun at him until he disappears in shame--no longer to seek your guidance for the fear of ridicule?   I didn't think so.
The last thing I would want would be to push someone away from real faith in Christ for fear or ridicule or shame!

It's easier to make light of something when we don't personally know anyone with that particular belief system.  When we actually know people eternal souls who have fallen for lies, it becomes more personal.  When we stop and realize the weight that such a false teacher has on the church and the lost--and how satan is convincing believers to mock and ridicule and destroying our testimony of faith--then we might be able to see it in a different light.

I have repented of this sin.  I was right there along with them in the beginning, and now I grieve my actions.  Will you join me in turning from this sin and loving them for Christ?

1 comment:

  1. Dear sweet Laura,
    I am here to thank you from the bottom of my heart for the love and truth you presented on my comment section. Your words were beautiful but more that that powerful in the lifting up of Jesus and His name. You are a most remarkable woman- I love you dearly in Jesus. Thank you doesn't do justice to explaining how truly grateful I am for you.


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