It seems that any time a Pastor or other Christian has the spotlight hit them, there are many people, Christian and unbelieving, who seem almost eager to turn that spotlight into a negative light (look at these POSITIVE articles on Tim Tebow, & Jeremy Lin as better examples). Case in point for this post is Pastor Rick Warren. He was recently quoted as saying that Christians and Muslims worship the same god.
Well? Did he really say that?
You can read an excellent article on the subject HERE – and see what Rick really said.
But it also brings up a “soapbox” of mine…
Christians… get your facts straight, lest you pass along a lie!
Not to do so may lead you into the realm of slander (which is dishonoring to Christ), or gossip (which is also dishonoring to Christ). Not to mention that the New Testament says such things should not be in existence among believers!
So… when you get that next email/spam that fearfully claims Obama said this, or Rick Warren said that, or the Pope is up to such and such… research before passing it along. We, of all people, should NOT be guilty of inciting any kind of panic or fear… we have the eternal hope and goodness of Christ under girding our lives after all!