This has been a hotly debated topic on Social Media. And I have so many issues with the belief that people are worthless if they aren’t Christians. I just don’t understand how people can’t see the psychological and spiritual abuse that they create by perpetuating this belief. This is not a way to “win people for Christ,” but a tactic used to torture, abuse, belittle, and spread a venomous “us vs. them” rhetoric. Would you tell a child they are worthless if they don’t love you and expect them to run into your open arms? Of course not.
The message that “You are worthless if you aren’t a Christian” could also mean “Anyone who isn’t a Christian is worthless” which can translate to “Anyone who isn’t a Christian LIKE ME is worthless” and quickly becomes “Anyone who isn’t like me is worthless.” Do you see what a dangerous, slippery slope belief that is? Do you see how spreading this message is not only irresponsible but incredibly dangerous? Do you see how hundreds upon thousands of people throughout the course of history have died because people believed this?
Think about it.
What happens when a large group of people believes that anyone that isn’t in their group is worthless. Sooner or later those “others” become less than human. Just take a long look through history and you can see what I’m talking about. People don’t love what is worthless.
The message of the Bible is all about love. Jesus died for love.
John 3:16 “For God so loved the world,that he gave his only Son, that whoever believes in him should not perish but have eternal life.
Romans 5:8 but God shows his love for us in that while we were still sinners, Christ died for us.
Why would He have died to save us if we were worthless from the beginning? It just doesn’t make sense to me. God loved us BEFORE… He loved us as we were while we were sinners… but he loved us so much he wanted to give us something much greater than what we had and make us better than what we were.
Genesis 1:27 So God created mankind in his own image, in the image of God he created them; male and female he created them.
The long and short of it is that we were created in God’s image and God creates nothing that is worthless. I think if your goal is to spread the message of God by making people feel like shit… then what are you doing? Jesus spoke with love and commanded us to love. Spreading a message of worthlessness isn’t just irresponsible, it’s dangerous. People so often act without thinking, as long as the message they heard is coming from what they believe to be a reliable source. Think of the danger you are doing when you spread the message that anyone that isn’t like you is worthless. It’s a message of hate, not love. Be cautious with your words. You cannot lead someone to light through the darkness and you cannot lead someone to love through hatred.