Christians are regarded as intolerant “Haters” because some Christians preach judgement instead of the Gospel of the Lord Jesus.
See, we’re not ordained as ministers of reconciliation (2 Corinthians 5:18) to accuse men. Many in the body of Christ drive away the very people they’re supposed to win for God’s glory by condemning them.
What has the dress or makeup she’s wearing got to do with salvation?
You expect her to join you after condemning her. No. According to John 3:17, Jesus didn’t come to condemn. He came to save. His name means Savior. Jesus saves. Christians save, too. Because we are the Way today and “as He is, so are we in this world” (1 John 4:17, KJV).
Christians preach the Gospel only
The Gospel is God’s power to save man (Romans 1:16).
All you need to do is to tell her how much God loves her, even in her current state. Christ died for us whiles we were yet sinners (Romans 5:8), remember? God first loved you so you can love Him (1 John 4:19). The prostitute can’t stop prostituting without God’s power.
It’s not by your works like prayers, giving, fasting, righteousness, and whatever; it’s all by His grace to be His Child (Ephesians 2:8-9). God caused you to will and to do of His pleasure (Philippians 2:13), you see. So, frightening her with your judgement preaching won’t help, just like the law couldn’t (Romans 8:3).
She may be like “Whaaaaat, this is not true. God loves me, a prostitute?” Oh yes, should be your answer. Then invite her to join you in church meetings. After a period, she’ll stop prostituting without anyone asking her to – as she keeps feeding on the Word of God.
Make no mistake to ask her to stop prostituting. Be wise in your approach. Preach and teach the Gospel as it is to her.
What’s the Gospel?
The Gospel is the Goodnews, the news which is too good to be true.
The Gospel is, God loves you as you are and He wants you to come to Him as you are. He’s not asking the prostitute to stop prostituting before coming to Him.
It’s not bait and switch because we don’t end up teaching the law in the church. You preached the Gospel to win the soul. Teach it till the soul is fully transformed. Teach God’s grace. Let your new convert know Christ, not the law.
When were Christians first regarded as intolerant “Haters”?
Michael J. Kruger, president and Samuel C. Patterson professor of New Testament and Early Christianity at Reformed Theological Seminary, Charlotte, NC, asked that question on his canon fodder.
The answer is this: when they started condemning the men they’re supposed to reconcile to God.
Truth is, Christians can’t hate, per our nature. God is love and we’re His children. We love all of our Father’s creation. Read 1 John 4:7-21.
And yes, some Christians judge, condemn and hate each other
Are those who do such things Christians?
Yes, but babies in Christ; they’re controled by their flesh, strongholds and deception. Most of such babies are moralists. A Christian is not a moralists because Christianity is not moralism.
Time to dive into…
Bible verses about the law’s failure to save man
The law couldn’t save man. Why continue to preach it?
Romans 8:3, KJV
“3 For what the law could not do, in that it was weak through the flesh, God sending his own Son in the likeness of sinful flesh, and for sin, condemned sin in the flesh:”
Hebrews 7:19, KJV
“19 For the law made nothing perfect, but the bringing in of a better hope did; by the which we draw nigh unto God.”
Bible verses about the Gospel
The following scripture quotes will help you to stop preaching and teaching judgement.
Romans 1:16, KJV
“16 For I am not ashamed of the gospel of Christ: for it is the power of God unto salvation to every one that believeth; to the Jew first, and also to the Greek.”
John 3:16-18, KJV
“16 For God so loved the world, that he gave his only begotten Son, that whosoever believeth in him should not perish, but have everlasting life.
17 For God sent not his Son into the world to condemn the world; but that the world through him might be saved.
18 He that believeth on him is not condemned: but he that believeth not is condemned already, because he hath not believed in the name of the only begotten Son of God.”
John 3:36, KJV
He that believeth on the Son hath everlasting life: and he that believeth not the Son shall not see life; but the wrath of God abideth on him.
Romans 5:8, KJV
“8 But God commendeth his love toward us, in that, while we were yet sinners, Christ died for us.”
Ephesians 2:8-9, KJV
“8 For by grace are ye saved through faith; and that not of yourselves: it is the gift of God: 9 Not of works, lest any man should boast.”
Philippians 2:13, KJV
“13 For it is God which worketh in you both to will and to do of his good pleasure.”
1 John 4:19, KJV
“19 We love him, because he first loved us.”
1 Samuel 8:6-9, KJV
“6 But when they said, “Give us a king to lead us,” this displeased Samuel; so he prayed to the Lord. 7 And the Lord told him: “Listen to all that the people are saying to you; it is not you they have rejected, but they have rejected me as their king. 8 As they have done from the day I brought them up out of Egypt until this day, forsaking me and serving other gods, so they are doing to you. 9 Now listen to them; but warn them solemnly and let them know what the king who will reign over them will claim as his rights.”
2 Timothy 2:24-26, KJV
“24 And the servant of the Lord must not strive; but be gentle unto all men, apt to teach, patient, 25 In meekness instructing those that oppose themselves; if God peradventure will give them repentance to the acknowledging of the truth; 26 And that they may recover themselves out of the snare of the devil, who are taken captive by him at his will.”