and to make it your ambition to lead a quiet life and attend to your own business and work with your hands, just as we commanded you
We are approaching the Christmas season again and with it comes the protesting. The protesting of companies that have never claimed to be Christian removing the term “Merry Christmas” from their apparel and products or supposedly not allowing their employees to say “Merry Christmas” to customers. I wish we could see how utterly stupid and childish this makes Christendom look. Satan has an army and its called “let’s get our panties in a wad about things that don’t amount to a hill of beans and ignore the lost and hurting because reaching the lost and hurting requires effort and little acknowledgment while ranting like an idiot about coffee cups and leggings gets me on Fox News“
Joshua Feuerstein is a false prophet and a hypocrite.
Really can you imagine Jesus walking through the streets of Jerusalem and demanding that Happy Passover be on the clay cups passed out at the local tavern? I believe He probably would have responded in the exact opposite of this supposed “evangelist”.
Tell us then, what do You think? Is it lawful to give a poll-tax to Caesar, or not?” But Jesus perceived their malice, and said, “Why are you testing Me, you hypocrites? Show Me the coin used for the poll-tax.” And they brought Him a denarius. And He said to them, “Whose likeness and inscription is this?” They said to Him, “Caesar’s.” Then He said to them, “Then render to Caesar the things that are Caesar’s; and to God the things that are God’s.”
If you want to say Merry Christmas by all means do it, but do it with gentleness and kindness and humility. The arrogance and tone that this Feuerstein man and others like him promote is insulting to the true Gospel of Christ. He is not seeking to make followers of Jesus, he is seeking followers of himself. So please just stop. Stop sharing his rants and others like him. Please for the love of God and the lost world He is trying to use those of us who truly want to see the sinner saved, stop sharing his rants.
“Go and make disciples” (Matthew 28:19) was never meant to be interpreted as “Go and trick Starbucks into writing Merry Christmas on their cups!”
There are people in your community who will spend Christmas this year alone. Go to there house and write Merry Christmas on their cups. There are people in your church who won’t be able to make it to church any this season because they are too sick to attend because they are fighting for every breathe they take. Go to their house and write Merry Christmas on their cups. There are kids who have just been ripped out of their homes because their moms and dads chose drugs over them. Find out where they are and go and write Merry Christmas on their cups.
Jesus never ranted. Jesus never tricked. Jesus rebuked his disciples for the very attitude this man and those like him promote.
When the days were approaching for His ascension, He was determined to go to Jerusalem; and He sent messengers on ahead of Him, and they went and entered a village of the Samaritans to make arrangements for Him. But they did not receive Him, because He was traveling toward Jerusalem. When His disciples James and John saw this, they said, “Lord, do You want us to command fire to come down from heaven and consume them?” But He turned and rebuked them, and said, “You do not know what kind of spirit you are of; for the Son of Man did not come to destroy men’s lives, but to save them.”
So please, this season, let us be real. Let us love. Let us be kind. Let us be gentle. Let us lead a good and quiet life that causes those that are desperate for the peace of God in their lives to see His light in us. Let us be approachable not boastful. For we might be the only Jesus that many get to see… so let them see Him.