Before You Slander My Church: An Open Letter
Dear people who think my church is apostate, or who have issues with people in the church I am member of,
Before you slander my church ask yourself what it is you are trying to accomplish. I appreciate that you feel wronged by people in my church. I believe you when you say that you feel that the churches have wronged you, that you feel we are an apostate organization, that you feel we are sectarian, or stuck in tradition, or misogynistic, or…or whatever other issue it might be that you have. Why would I doubt your perception? I pray that our faithful God would daily draw you closer to him so that you can find peace and comfort regarding these things. I believe that these things have left a big scar in your life since you are willing to write heartfelt a email to me and you don’t even know me. But I am just a blogger, I am not sure what you expect me to do.
Before you slander my church think about that. I am not going to respond to angry, slanderous, gossipy emails. If I receive emails containing slander or gossip I will set my account to filter out your emails and send them to the trash based on the text above.
Before you slander my church, please know that I am not going to allow you to use my blog as a platform for your anger. It hurts when people slander my church. I pray that the Lord would bless you and grant you peace about whatever it is that you are upset about. That you would turn to him and find in him all that you need.
Before you slander my church or gossip…don’t bother, I won’t read it anyway.
“If you love those who love you, what credit is that to you? Even sinners love those who love them. And if you do good to those who are good to you, what credit is that to you? Even sinners do that. And if you lend to those from whom you expect repayment, what credit is that to you? Even sinners lend to sinners, expecting to be repaid in full. But love your enemies, do good to them, and lend to them without expecting to get anything back. Then your reward will be great, and you will be children of the Most High, because he is kind to the ungrateful and wicked. Be merciful, just as your Father is merciful.”