THIS IS ABSOLUTELY CORRECT ACTUALLY
THIS MAKES ME REALLY HAPPY
he was 100% against preaching to unwilling people, too, and all for bringing religion into the lives of those who wanted it. he would often say that those who pray loudly in front of others were the worst kind of believers
what a cool dude
it makes me sad when people mischaracterize jesus like he was literally the nicest dude ever like he could be anyones bff if he tried because he was so rad like
i hate christians who make him seem rude like lol no stopv
YES YES YES.
this is because the pharisees would go out into public, get on their knees, and pray where everyone could see them.
because they wanted everyone to see how good they were and how pious, because they were sort of religious authority.
but jesus came and told people to do the opposite, because he wanted them to be humble.
because God wants you to be devoted to a relationship with Him, not to be devoted to making sure others think highly of you.
jesus also encouraged people to do good deeds quietly, or even anonymously.
because he wanted you to do good deeds for the sake of others, not for how good it’ll make you feel or for others to praise you.
jesus was the absolute coolest and i fucking hate it when anyone points fingers at a certain group of people and says “GOD HATES-” NO HE DOESN’T.
THAT WAS HIS WHOLE THING. HE LITERALLY LOVED EVERYONE. ????
This is the type of Christianity and Christians that I like.
^^This is the only REAL Christianity anyone who says differently is selling something
He did encourage this, but he also encouraged us to share our beliefs to anyone willing to listen.
I think theres a difference between sharing with people and shoving it down their throats. Let’s say you have a pancake that you find so good that you want to tell other people about it.
Scenerio 1: check out this pancake. Eat it now! Cause I want you too. It’s delicious cause I said so, and I’m the best when it comes to pancakes.
Scenerio 2: I like this pancake. I find it delicious. Would you like some?
There’s the difference between the wrong and right ways of sharing the gospel.
If someone declines, you respect their wishes.
Everything about Christianity involves humility and putting others before yourself. Even if you correct someone on something you do it in love and not out of the pride of “being right”.
As a Christian I hope that I and other people can become better at this.