Yo, That Junk’s Just COLD, Bro! (including an official statement)


Honestly, every cutting, mean-spirited, and belittling comment we get from fellow brothers and sisters in Christ only further demonstrates why BadChristian exists.

We’ve asked these questions before:  What if we really are wrong?  What if we really are in err?  The approach they take to “help” some of their fellow believers?  Belittling attacks that are entirely impersonal, delivered on a public forum.

Why not a personal email or direct message to our Facebook inbox that expresses love, along with a plea to rescue us?

Check this out:

And the Lord’s servant must not be quarrelsome but kind to everyone, able to teach, patiently enduring evil, correcting his opponents with gentleness. God may perhaps grant them repentance leading to a knowledge of the truth, and they may come to their senses and escape from the snare of the devil, after being captured by him to do his will. (2 Timothy 2:24-26, ESV)

In all fairness, some of you have taken the above approach and we appreciate it.  You’ve truly processed and thought through your cautions.

For the rest of you that take a more self-centered, “put us in our place,” attack-mode approach:  We are trying to hear you out.  But to be honest, it’s starting to sound a lot like a clanging cymbal.  Maybe that’s because there’s no love.

But we ARE righteous,” some of you say.  ”The bible says we are a new creation.  Quit this ‘BadChristian’ stuff because it’s going to promote carelessness in Godly living.

We get it, we really do.  And we understand what you’re saying.  But here’s the deal, we are indeed righteous, but it’s Jesus’ righteousness.  He gave it to us.  It wasn’t manufactured by us, it was freely given.  And what do we do?  We still sin.

And even when we do do the right thing?  It’s still all about Jesus (LOL.  I just said “do-do.” Sorry, but that’s just funny).

Last time we checked, our name was BadChristian.  That says nothing negative about Jesus.

Last time we checked, regardless of our efforts, we still sin.  So, that makes us….good?

Last time we checked, our boasting needs only be in the cross of Jesus (Galatians 6:14).

Last time we checked, most Christians aren’t being real with one another, nor are they transparent to humanity about their struggles.

Last time we checked, there’s a lot of skepticism towards the church, and arguably 60% of all unchurched people will never take a step into a church building.

Last time we checked there’s been an invigorating response from hundreds of Christians (and even some agnostics/atheists) who have given us some messages of their own:

This is it.  This is what I’ve been thinking but wasn’t able to articulate.

This is what I have to be a part of.  It’s the only thing that’s rang true in a long time.”  Maybe that’s because we try to make it all about Jesus and He IS the truth.

How about this quote on www.badchristian.com:

amazing name!! for all those concerned with the type of “labeling” one is going to receive, get over it! the name speaks to what is happening today in the christian world, teens and adults a like. finally someone has the stones to speak to the truth and not hide behind all these Christian self help books flooding the book stores. i cant wait to see what is coming for you guys. God bless you all and ill be praying for you guys.

Or this one that really represents hundreds more just like it:

“This is amazing. Thank you guys for everything you’re doing. I can’t even express how much I agree with what Bad Christian is about and how excited I am about what God is doing.”

We are excited.  And that “we” isn’t just Matt, Toby, and Joey.  ”We” includes all of you that are in this thing with us.

We’d like to make an official statement:  We are done trying to convince our fellow brothers and sisters.  Time is too precious and there’s too much to be done.  Explaining ourselves?  Sure.  But no more convincing.  We have pastors that we answer to, so rest assured, these BadChristians will be kept in check.  

What about you?  Who keeps you in check?

We already know you bad, bro.  You best figure out how to open up more and receive some loving, ass-whipping words of rebuke every now and then from a community that you’ve entrusted yourself to.

If you’re a follower of Jesus, He wouldn’t have it any other way.


What do you think?

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