Sunday, January 09, 2005

Kinda sad reading the comments on Xiaxue's blog for the past few days. Basically her last 2 posts were her laments of certain Christians that have affected her life negatively. And that unleashed an unprecedented amount of comments against Christians and our faith in general.

I myself felt a strong urge to retaliate the abuse thrown against us. But then I know the arguments will never end. And even if I am able to counter all the accusations thrown at us (which I highly doubt I am able), Nothing is gained except an acceptance of our belief at a mental level. In their hearts, they will still not be able to understand the love of God or what He has done for us.

I can only pray that God, in His grace, mercy and pleasure, heal the hearts of the people that have been hurt by us and open their hearts to His love.

I think many of the comments there have a point. And that is we as followers of Christ are such terrible representation of His love.

God, we are sorry. Please help us be a better ambassador for You.

7 Comments:

Blogger Laughingcow said...

Tempted to respond to Xiaxue's post myself. But you're right. Whatever words we have -- no matter how cordial or logical -- will ultimately reach an inpenetrable ceiling. I guess when God gave us the choice to love Him back, He also gave us the choice to reject Him. The bittersweetness of true love. :)

So I, too, will pray, for "our kind," as well as for those who are yet to know Him. After all, it is prayer that availeth much, and not mortal words.

P.S. A good read, your blog. :)

2:13 am  
Blogger cheeky said...

I'm confuse. How come there are so many different sects like catholic, christianity, anglican, presbyterian, methodism, protestant. Aren't they suppose to worship the same god.

11:35 am  
Blogger Guojun said...

Cheeky> Hmm. You are right to say that we all worship the same God. It is just that the different denominations translate to different focus in teaching and worship of Him.

Just a note, Muslims and Jews worship the same God as Christians also. The difference is the messager that we follow.

Cheers

12:08 pm  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

another way to look at it is this: we all follow the same school cirriculum altho we are from different schools. however different teachers have different styles and different schools have different approaches. ultimately we all work towards the same cambridge exams and we all fall under the jurisdiction of MOE.

similarly different denominations are the manifestation of the difference in the emphasis of the scripture (bible). however, we all worship the same God no less.

4:47 pm  
Blogger cheeky said...

OK, i got it. I think. There's only one god. However due to the different interpretations of God by us humans, it resulted in many religions being created. Different interpretations, as in humans started including his/her own views on the subject which they assume obstinately to be the right one and then imposed these views on their fellowers/descendants and after many many years resulted in the situation we have right now. To conclude, there are no one religion that can claim to represent god.
It's just my view, don't get upset.

11:53 pm  
Blogger Pushlog said...

Hi guojun, im curious why u would say Muslims and Christians worship the same God? Jews and Christians&Catholics i understand, but Muslims?

7:53 pm  
Blogger Guojun said...

Pushlog> Eh... I'm not very sure about the story for muslims... but their Quran is the same as the Scriptures of the Jews... Their messager is the Phophet Mohammud. I think...

11:13 pm  

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