In my first hall meeting, the state of the Prayer Chapel was discussed. It was said that some couple had the lack of sensibility to fornicate in the Chapel, and thus it was now to be kept locked.
“Ug! That’s just wrong. They don’t go here anymore, right? Geez… I hope there is some special reservations made for them for hell. That’s just going too far.”
I also heard that last year, some student admitted to being a pedophile.
“That’s disgusting. He’s just too messed up. Sick, sick, sick! I’m glad he isn’t still here. Creepy.”
Yeah. That’s right. Wrong. Creepy. Disgusting. I agree.
They are backstabbers, haters of God, insolent, proud, and boastful. They are forever inventing new ways of sinning and are disobedient to their parents. They refuse to understand, break their promises, and are heartless and unforgiving. They are fully aware of God’s death penalty for those who do these things, yet they go right ahead and do them anyway. And, worse yet, they encourage others to do them, too. (Romans 1:30-32)
The story isn’t done yet. Romans wasn’t written in separate chapters. Guess what comes next?
You may be saying, “What terrible people you have been talking about!”But you are just as bad, and you have no excuse! When you say they are wicked and should be punished, you are condemning yourself, for you do these very same things. And we know that God, in his justice, will punish anyone who does such things. Do you think that God will judge and condemn others for doing them and not judge you when you do them, too? (Romans 2:1-3, emphasis mine)
To all you people who are fond of blasting the disgusting creeps who are no longer here to be offended, sit down and shut up! Guess what? You are just as bad, and you have no excuse. Somebody lusts after small children? Lust is wrong period. Tell me you don’t lust, you who make a distinction between children and adults. Somebody has sex before marriage? Have you been pure? Jesus said that Lust=Adultery, period. Furthermore, since when is one building more sacred than another? Didn’t you ever learn that our bodies are the temple of God? So, if you think lustful thoughts, it’s as bad as having an orgy in church! If people actually have sex in a prayer chapel, what can you say to them? How are you any better?
I’m not here to compare sins. I don’t want “In my past life I was a drug dealer” or any of that crap. That’s important, but not here. Here, the point is for every finger you point you have three pointing back at you.
I’m not here to justify sin. I’m here to un-justify jackasses. You whitewashed tombs! Don’t you dare claim you can clean out people’s eyes when you have a couple of trees embedded in your face!
Don’t be so quick to deal hellfire and brimstone. You are here to warn, not judge. Jesus will do the judging quite nicely when it is time, and he will use your super-high standards on you.
Be afraid. Be very afraid.
Of course, I am no different.