Tuesday, September 28, 2010
Suicide In The House Of God...
I want to write a Blog about a disturbing issue currently taking place in Australian Churches.
I believe that Jesus Christ is all about LIFE!
Everything Jesus did was motivated for the good of Humanity, whether it was eating with the sinner, healing the sick, having compassion on the needy or even dying on the cross - everything Jesus did bought LIFE to individuals...
Jesus is all about bringing HOPE, FAITH, GRACE, MERCY, LOVE & ACCEPTANCE to a hurting world.
The Gospel (Good News) is NOT exclusive but is meant to be INCLUSIVE.
This is a such a sad topic but i feel that we need to discuss this & what it actually means for individual people/families & the Church.
This makes me feel so upset that people feel they no longer have any Hope - even within the Body Of Jesus Christ. This is so sad that this is happening to people, people who God Himself loves - people who Jesus Christ died for!
The whole concept all sounds foreign & alien - as this is definately NOT what we have been taught the Church is about, what the Church apparently stands for, the same Church that apparently has a message of 'Hope' for a hurting humanity, but unfortunatelty this is happening in Australian Churches.
WHAT IS WRONG WITH THE 'MESSAGE' WE ARE SENDING PEOPLE??
Are we preaching LOVE, GRACE, MERCY, COMPASSION & FORGIVNESS??
Or is it a totally different Gospel??
The point in writing this blog entry was to make people aware of a current developing 'trend' within the Church in Australia. This is a devastating situation for everyone involved.
We need to make a statement & be resolved that this is total un-acceptable within the life of our Churches.
Reach out to people & actually BE Jesus to the hurting, the needy, the un-loved, the rejected, the depressed, & the suicidal!
Start a conversation with your Pastors, Youth Leaders, Councellors & anyone who may be interested or have an influence into the life of people regarding this Issue!
This 'trend' needs to change!
Jesus Is Lord