James 1:22-25 "But be doers of the word, and not hearers only, deceiving yourselves. For if anyone is a hearer of the word and not a doer, he is like a man who looks intently at his natural face in a mirror. For he looks at himself and goes away and at once forgets what he was like. But the one who looks into the perfect law, the law of liberty, and perseveres, being no hearer who forgets but a doer who acts, he will be blessed in his doing."
This verse creates a foundation that allows you to look at not only the world but people in many different ways. What this tells us is that unless we pick up ourselves and act that our worldview and view of people will be from the lens of what anyone tells us. Think of that a moment.
What this verse tells us is that if we do not get our selves up and act then our view, the lens we look at the world and the view of people, will not be one of fact but of what we are told. When we get our information from the boob tube, the radio, gossip, the internet or even today in the church without finding ourselves what the real truth is then we deceive ourselves. And yes, because we love to talk we deceive others. No matter what the subject is. Everyone has something to say. And it gets worse, everyone wants to make sure others come to the same decisions that they have determined to be truth instead of allowing others to do and think for themselves.
The lens of a Christian is none of these. Think about that for a moment. If Christians do not what up and begin to act like Christians this world change will never happen. The only time we have hypocrites in when Christians are not Christians.
It is extremely important that we come to realize that we need to come to a full knowledge of God and take that with all His Laws and apply them now. It is extremely important that we begin to take heed about just how the scriptures tell us to act between each other and within society. It is extremely important that you education yourselves in exactly what the scriptures tell you to do and how to do it.
Many of you may be offended by me or many other individuals that spell out the truth in ways that get people to move. Those ways may not be the ways you would like but hidden in the middle is the truth and the way to move forward. Many of you allow yourselves to get so offended by the how it is said versus what is said that you turn yourself off, or attack the messenger or even worse try to turn other people to the same position.