Avoid stereotypes

avoid steriotypes

For centuries, many people have reduced the conflict to a simple generalization, Christianity vs Islam. So using harmful terminology, or making distinctions about who did what and who’s right and who’s not, and all of that other stuff, will just put you in a bind.  Guaranteed.  it will also make you defensive, which misses the entire point.  One example I learned a long time ago that thinking of myself as a Christian missionary was the quickest way to lose the interest of new friends, let alone an audience.  Now I simply tell people I’m a follower of Jesus, and usually, with a little explanation, things aren’t so guarded and tense.  Jesus doesn’t come loaded with bias, prejudice, conflict or war.  Religion often does.



John Piper Reflects on 30-Year Ministry: Warns Pastors to Avoid Stereotypes


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Have you ever noticed how many special ways God refers to us, His dear children? He calls us His beloved sons and daughters, the righteous, children of the kingdom, His anointed, royal priesthood, the faithful in Christ, His temple, His friends, and so many other loving names that speaks to who we are in Him. Also in many cases, the names we are given at birth have both biblical and heavenly identities tied into them. Our Heavenly Father who watches over us daily has created the ideal path for each of us to take to travel the journey of life, just as a father will make plans for his own child by putting things in place at a very early age for education, health, graduation, and marriage. God has predestined and equipped each of us to carry out a specific purpose that will create the design He desires to be in place for His kingdom to be effective in the earth.
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