The number one reason people reject Christianity is because of supposed Christians not acting like Christians.
With all due respect, these people need to give their heads a shake.
If I forged credentials and waltzed into NASA pretending to be a rocket scientist, it wouldn’t make me a rocket scientist. The exploding space shuttles would be proof of that.
In the same vein, some poser weaseling his way into a church pretending to be a Christian doesn’t make him a Christian, and it doesn’t mean he represents Christianity.
Pobody’s Nerfect. Everyone makes mistakes, but true Christians are easy to identify.
We love our enemies and pray for those who persecute us. We treat others the way we wish to be treated. We value life from the moment of conception to the final breath. We honor the life-long bond or marriage. We defend the defenseless. We love children and protect their innocence as long as possible. We don’t lie, cheat, steal or manipulate. We offer Christ’s free gift of salvation to everyone, regardless of race, gender or anything else.
Rejecting Christ and Christianity – literally a free ticket to heaven – because a pedophile or wife-beater or any manner of dirt-bag infiltrated the church is idiotic. You are literally hurting yourself to spite Christianity, which has done nothing to wrong you.
Don’t throw away the free gift of God.