Are you a Offender?

     I don't think a Christian should make it their mission to offend others, and then be proud of it.  Our speech should always be with grace, seasoned with salt. Our conversation should be Christ centered and pointing to the resurrected life of the empty tomb.

     I would hate to think that I said something to make someone so offended that they stumble and fall away from the grace and glory of God. No where in the bible does it say that we are to offend our brother or sister in Christ but to wash their feet.  The greatest among you will be their servant.

     I myself have been so offended by people in the body of Christ that it made me turn away from serving God. While it is true that we should not have our eyes on people in the first place, we should lead them back through our own repentance, leading by example of bowing before the presence of the Father in heaven.

     Some people twist the truth of offending others and then make great boasts that their group or church is better off without those souls, thus we have groups and churches in small numbers(?). Our mission is the great commission. Remember our commission is to make disciples not break them with our version of the truth. We should not get into the habit of pushing people out but bringing others back into the fellowship and body of Christ.

     I also read in the bible that with the measure you judge others, you yourself will be judged.

     We are not called to be callous truth tellers. but to represent the church with the Spirit of grace, letting the word of God convict and change the heart of others. 

     I think that you should rethink your lofty position and bow before the feet of Jesus.

Luke 17: 2 states that it is better for him if a millstone were hanged around his neck, and he cast into the sea, than that he should offend one of these little ones.