Jesus is very moral - the 'West' is not always moral

Sometimes it can be easy to think that the 'West' and some of Western culture is corrupt and that they are immoral. Many people then believe that the West is 'Christian' and the associate Christians with a corrupt and immoral culture.

But this is not true.

True Christianity is very moral and does not necessarily represent the West. Nor does the West necessarily represent the church. In fact, the teachings of Jesus are often contrary to the materialism, greed, selfishness and corruption that can be found in western culture and in culture all around the world.

Jesus was (and is) moral, holy and pure - he loved the sinner but not the sin - he did not judge people - he cared for the poor - he cared for the orphan - he cared for the stranger - he cared for the vulnerable.

Jesus paid his taxes and went around doing good, healing all who wanted healing (emotionally, mentally, physically, spiritually) and delivering people from evil.

The church are the representatives of Jesus on earth. Jesus told us that he was the light of the world and then said to his disciples that they were the light of the world. God is a holy and pure God and he hates sin. He hates to see people damage themselves and others. God shows his love by helping us to do good things. Jesus said he came to give us a full and meaninful life. The devil, the enemy of God is the one who brings evil, wants to destroy, rob and kill. So where you see those things happening, you know this is not God or the will of God.

You will find that the church is often the one behind helping the poor, the needy, the orphan, the refugee, the needy, the sick. The teaching of Jesus is about integrity, honour, love, care, truth, justice and seeing people come to know Jesus as Saviour.
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