How do I reach a mean-spirited Christian who makes fun of my Messianic faith and puts “laughing” emojees on my Facebook posts?
Easy! Give them three choices:
Warn them that you intend to continue living your Torah observant faith, no matter what “their” opinion is; and if they wish to continue being your Facebook friend, they either (1) need to back off and leave you alone and respect YOUR choice to live according to God’s Divine Instructions (Torah); or (2) keep reading your posts so you can respectfully discuss your faith, and they can learn from you; or (3) they WILL be blocked.
Nothing says you have to endure endless harassment at the hands of someone who has clearly never read the Bible from cover to cover, yet feels compelled to engage in endless arguments with those who have found YHWH’s TRUTH!
It's a true dilemma! We who obey YHWH’s Torah get it from “all sides” and the root of the problem is that MOST (and I say that with conviction after 20+ years of being heavily involved in Messianic Apologetics), have never even READ, let alone STUDIED the Bible from cover to cover, in sequence.
Most Christians I’ve ever encountered were mired in that last FIFTH of the Bible called the "New Testament" (which many have never actually read....). Nothing else matters to them, except "going to church" for their weekly social event, so they can have their ears tickled for an hour by NT-only, grace-only fluffy stuff.
They don't know what the Bible says, and they don't care! "Looking religious and holy" is a whole lot more important to the lost souls of this world, than actually taking the time to find out WHOM they are worshiping, what “holiness” is, or trying to live/walk out one’s faith according to SCRIPTURE instead of OPINION....
So, all you can really do is to simply provide some pertinent scriptures designed to show that "Jesus" didn't come to bring a new religion, and that the ONLY thing his atoning death changed was the need for animal SIN sacrifices - and that, when he returns, he will be "vomiting out" all the lukewarm (Revelation 3:16). If they still continue to argue, then just say a little prayer for them and let 'em go and leave 'em alone, and simply turn them over to YHWH, because you’re wasting precious time.
Scripture warns us that the "antichrist" (which actually includes ANYONE who speaks against Torah, since Yeshua came to proclaim the Kingdom of YHWH and His Torah!) "will speak words against the Most High and try to exhaust the holy ones of the Most High" by doing what? Attempting to alter the seasons and the law; (Daniel 7:25)
At that point, you can at least rest in the knowledge that you have sown some seeds, and person will either begin to question their own belief, OR continue to remain lost in their religiosity … never even realizing that, on Judgment Day, they WILL get to stand before YHWH to explain why they dared ignore His Divine Instructions in Righteousness AFTER being presented with His Torah Truth....
Luke 4: 43 "But he (Yeshua/Jesus) said, "I must preach the good news of the Kingdom of God to the other towns also, because that is why I was sent."
Luke 8: 1. And it happened after these things that Y'shua was going around in the cities and in the villages and was preaching and declaring the Kingdom of Elohim.
Acts 28: 23 "From morning till evening the Apostle Paul explained and declared the Kingdom of God and tried to convince people about Yeshua from the Law of Moses and from the Prophets."
Acts 24: 14. But this indeed I (Paul) acknowledge, that in that same doctrine of which they speak, I do serve the Elohim of my fathers, believing all the things written in Torah and in the prophets.
....So much for the Christian idea of Jesus coming to abolish all his Father's Divine Instructions!
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