Aug 28, 2016 by BRYAN FISCHER
Many Christians believe that the highest calling God has placed on us is to be nice. These Christians are wrong.
God has not called us to be nice. Rather, he has called us to be good. Here’s the difference: nice people never confront evil. Good people do. Nice people are weak. Good people are strong.
Jesus wasn’t nice. He was kind, he was compassionate, he was caring, but he was unbending and unflinching when it came to standing for the truth. And it cost him his life.
Jo Swinney, in a column posted on Christian Today, says this: “Somewhere along the way, Christianity has got itself entangled with a soapy, soft, non-offensive concept: ‘niceness.’” We are nice to everyone we meet “in the hope that our niceness will get them to church where more nice people will be there to welcome them.”
Now don’t misunderstand…
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