I spent an entire summer dedicated to studying this short book of the bible with a bunch of Christian students and scholars alike.
Today this was inspired in me.
1 John 2 :9-11
9Anyone who claims to be in the light but hates his brother is still in the darkness. 10Whoever loves his brother lives in the light, and there is nothing in him to make him stumble. 11But whoever hates his brother is in the darkness and walks around in the darkness; he does not know where he is going, because the darkness has blinded him.
How can we be blind by the darkness?
How can we claim to love God but hate man? How can we speak badly about others yet claim to live in the Light??
You can't. No excuse for it. You can't justify it. You can't talk yourself into it.
You may have yourself fooled that what you do is right, but in the end there is One Judge, one Juror, and only one Great Decider.
It's not mine to decide. But can you really read those words and interpret it in a way to justify your hatred, anger and harsh words??? I'd love to hear it if you can. I'd love to hear anyone justify living in the darkness but claiming to walk in the Light.
Its one thing to be imperfect, its another to act pious and above reproach.And we wonder why the unbelievers call the Christians hypocrites....