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Tuesday, June 28, 2011

Poll: Many Going the Wrong Way

According to a recent poll that closed here at Homeless In America, self-righteousness may be an across the board concern, spanning the lives of Catholics, Protestants and Evangelicals in America today. In all reality, it may be part and parcel of the general population and our human condition of pride - the “original sin”. Regardless, although being the wrong way, it may be difficult to see. Jesus once said, “For I say to you, that unless your righteousness exceeds the righteousness of the scribes and Pharisees, you will by no means enter the kingdom of heaven” (Matthew 5:20). Apparently the real measure of the existence of this type of hypocrisy comes when the unfeigned charity of Christ is set aside in exchange for an unmerciful attitude of judging and condemning others.

Jesus said, “Do not judge, or you too will be judged. For in the same way you judge others, you will be judged, and with the measure you use, it will be measured to you. "Why do you look at the speck of sawdust in your brother’s eye and pay no attention to the plank in your own eye? How can you say to your brother, ‘Let me take the speck out of your eye,’ when all the time there is a plank in your own eye? You hypocrite, first take the plank out of your own eye, and then you will see clearly to remove the speck from your brother’s eye." (Matthew 7” 1-5)

Over the past year, bloggers and readers were asked the following question: “In your opinion, have Christians strayed from Christ’s Gospel of charity and placed too much focus on others’ personal sins resulting in abuse of power, control and self-righteousness in many political and religious sectors?”

Here is how they responded . . .

5% Just Protestants have strayed.

10% Mostly Evangelicals have strayed.

10% For the most part, Catholics have strayed.

75% Protestants, Catholics & Evangelicals have all strayed.

0% None have strayed, it's all good.

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