Got an e-mail. The person who sent it meant well, but it was one of those “If you love Jesus, send this to ten people in five minutes, and send it back to the person who sent it to you.”

These e-mails are worse than worthless. This is not “if you love Jesus, send this to ten people.”

It should instead be called, “If you want the e-mail addresses of your friends and relatives to be sucked up by spammers, send this to ten people.”

I don’t believe that forwarding or not forwarding an e-mail proves that I do or do not love Jesus. Furthermore, you are sending it to ten people who KNOW you (at least well enough to give you their e-mail address), so if they don’t already know that you love Jesus, then doesn’t this instead prove that you DON’T?

“You will know them by their fruits.” Fruits, not messages, not words. By this all men will know that you are my disciples, if you have love for one another.” If you have love, not “if you say you love” In other words, actions speak to truth, not words.

So if you know me and you want to know if I love Jesus, just ask (or better, look at my life), but don’t send me an e-mail asking. Thanks!


About Steve Picray

I am a conservative Baptist Pastor in the midwestern United States. Every day I commit my life to Jesus Christ. This blog is my view on life. My prayer is that, by reading what I write, you will learn more about me, more about God, and be assisted in becoming the person God means for you to be. If you have a question, just e-mail me at spicray AT gmail DOT com. God Bless!
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