La Shawn writes about an issue which crosses the minds of most true believers in Christ at some point in their lives. Those who are outspoken in their faith are often made keenly aware that their passion for the holiness of God is often portrayed as hypocrisy because of their personal imperfections:
Sometimes I wonder how much easier life would be if I weren’t a Christian.
I could, without a conscience or knowledge of the great and terrible truth of the wrath to come, do and say things I’m ashamed to do or say now. I could walk to the beat of my own drum and worship a god of my own making, as I once did. I could craft my own salvation plan, as unbelievers do, and call myself a good person because the “good” I do outweighs the bad.
I feel limited as a Christian, because I know unbelievers are always watching, waiting for me to display “un-Christian” behavior and attitudes. For instance, a homosexual e-mailed to say that last post I wrote was “sneering.” He’s right. And I meant every single word of it.
Is sneering a sin? Is sarcasm an abomination before God? Is disgust wrong?