Happy New Year everyone! Today I've got a little bit a rant (I know, it could go bad). If you read my previous blog, I've been dealing with some Christians who basically treat me like I'm some sort of heretic. While most of it was going on this past week, it's also been going on throughout the year. I'm tired of being insulted and treated like I'm the devil when I'm really trying to help them. There's only so much I'm going to put up with until I say, "I'm done, no more." Last night as I was pondering about this, a verse in Acts came to mind.
But when they opposed and insulted him, Paul shook the dust from his clothes and said, "Your blood is upon your own heads--I am innocent. From now on I will go preach to the Gentiles."
So what does that have to do with anything? Here's the context:
Paul used to be a Pharisee until he had an encounter with Jesus. It changed him. So what did he do? He'd preach about the Good News to the people. First he preached to the Jews, the "religious" people. But they didn't care about his message. They would insult him and even try to kill him! So what did he do? He said, "I'm done with you! You don't want to listen? Fine, but your blood is on your hands, not mine. So I'm going to go to the Gentiles (the people who weren't believers and also weren't very religious) instead!
When I've been trying to help other Christians, they refuse to listen to what I have to say. They get defensive and even insult me. Yet, when I've talked with some people on Gaia Online who aren't believers, they actually listen to what I have to say! One of them even asked me about my faith story! I'm actually able to talk to people about what I believe and help them with situations, that believers refuse to let me do for them. So I'm done trying to help believers unless they specifically ask for my help. I'm not going to take it anymore. I will go to the people instead who appreciate my help, who seem to not be the believers.