Just going to say, being a Christian in 2018 is very difficult.

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    The two faced politics of the world with so many focusing on harming America and Western liberty (many in positions of power within my own country!). It's turning the other cheek, avoiding mean words to describe certain people and trying NOT to despise them that I am finding increasingly difficult at times.

    Thank you for your time.

    That is all. As you were.
     
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    Historically speaking ... wasn't it always pretty difficult?

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    You must choose between your politics and the teachings that Jesus delivered in the Sermon on the Mount, then all becomes clear. Believing in Jesus and his teachings is different than your politics. Your notions of "harming America and Western liberty" have absolutely nothing to do with the teachings of Jesus. Sometimes they are glaringly inconsistent.
     
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    Well, first, I am not Canadian and my nation (Thank God) has not made speech illegal. Nor, per the First Amendment, could it. I can say that abortion and homosexuality is a sin and not worry for jail time and etc.

    That said, however. Being a Christian has always been "very difficult" and that, I'm guessing, has always been an internal battle first. Even Paul said "Who can save me from this body of death"? (Romans 7:24). Despite the preachings of the "prosperity gospel" (which is no Gospel at all), Christianity has never been about comfort. That's why Jesus called it the narrow road.

    One more thing. I don't think we were ever meant not to despise evil DEEDS and ideas. In 2018 everything is a mushy jumble. We cannot separate people from ideas. Some people have some very, very awful ideas. For example, I abhor abortion: I hate it. But I do not hate the women who have had abortions, and I can say this with a clear conscience.

    Modern people actually hate that I hate abortion and not the women. They don't understand it.They hate that I hate evil. They have not been taught to hate evil ideas. The are allergic to the very proposition. They don't even understand good and evil anymore, so that *I* am actually evil for understanding it. That's where we are. But I don't care; I will speak it while I still can.
     
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    No, they are not. Because you think Jesus said give all your money to the government and then the government will redistribute the money to the poor.

    Um no, Jesus did not say that. It was a terrible idea then and it's a terrible idea now.
     
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    C'mon, admit it, you hate Muslims.
     
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    Is it evil for someone to purposely make a deformed baby in constant pain?
     
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    Nobody said "give all your money to the government." And this is not what has been done in the U.S. But helping people who need help is definitely consistent with the teachings of Jesus. Keeping to all to yourself is not.

    The people today who loudly advertise that they are Christians, are not Christians.
     
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    If so many of your fellow christians weren't working so hard at making normal people despise them it might get a little easier for you.

    Police your own.
     
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    The people calling themselves Christians today are not actually Christians. People like graham, jeffress, perkins, focus on the family, the family research council prostitute the Christian faith for their own purposes.
     
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