There’s a church I drive by frequently, and each time I do, I note the sign out front. When ISIS was all over the news, the sign said, “We Love ALL People; NO Exceptions.” It was clear to me that they were referring to ISIS, and it sickened me to see how cheap love has become.
By nature, I’m a loving person. I’ll help those in need regardless of background, unless there’s a specific reason to refrain from doing so. This comes naturally to me, but I’ve come to realize that love should not be thrown about indiscriminately. Love-inflation, like money-inflation, leads to bad things.
Now that ISIS is no longer in the news, the church in question more frequently has “Black Lives Matter” on its sign. Like so many other churches in the Portland area, Liberalism is its true religion. Those so-called “Christians” are like fetid water, flowing to the lowest point without reason or critical thought. They make me sick.
A KGW8 article describes how BLMers broke the windows of an East Portland church. The article, along with the embedded video, make it abundantly clear that the church is strongly sympathetic to BLM. Do they ever ask themselves why they are targeted? The article doesn’t address this question. Perhaps, if I’m in the area, I’ll take the time to ask the church members about their opinion on this. My tentative opinion is that some BLMers view Christianity as a form of white-supremacy.
When I see such church members, I’m reminded of some dogs I’ve known. Those dogs are full of love for anybody, and everybody, who crosses their path. My brother has a dog like that, and he’s an adorable dog; I enjoy his company – but he’s a DOG. People are not supposed to be that way. People are supposed to show some discretion, and judgment, when it comes to love. When we encounter a person who loves everybody, and hugs strangers, we usually recognize that there’s something wrong with that person. Sure, we’ll treat him kindly and smile at him – but we don’t want our own kids to end up that way. We want our kids to be healthy, well-rounded, individuals.
To any Christians reading this, please speak to your coreligionists. Remind them of what it says in the Book of Ecclesiastes 3:8:
a time to love and a time to hate,
a time for war and a time for peace.