Westboro Baptist “Christians”

Anna, over at the Blog “A Rose By Any Other Name” wrote a great insightful post on the Westboro Weirdoes and their missionary zeal of protesting at funerals. She made a legitimate statement, “I do not understand how a group who call themselves Christians can act in such a way.”

I commented on her statement and now expand upon it.

1. Yes, they “call” themselves Christians but anyone can call himself a Christian — but what he calls himself does not make him one.

2. She said, “They have definitely proven that time and time again by their repulsive actions.” Believers (including me ) must be constantly reminded that the action we see in a person does not prove before God that they are Christians. Only the Lord and they themselves know for sure by their faith.

3. A believer can tell that another person is a believer in Christ only by their testimony in words. I personally know many folks who are wonderfully nice and “moral” people but are members of cultic religions. I also know some folks who, by their words, profess to be Christians, yet live deplorable lives. In either case their words do not support their behavior or their behavior belies their faith.

One of these vile WestBoro Baptist women (Shirley Whoositz) said that all others (murdered babies, the Amish, Jews, and all other Christians, etc) are condemned to hell because they do not keep God’s laws. Therefore by her own words, she proves to us that she is not preaching a true Christian Gospel but an accursed, false works-law “salvation” message. Therefore, she condemns herself and all who believe her drivel.

Obeying God’s laws will never keep her or anyone else out of hell. God’s Law is perfect and condemns mankind but God’s Grace saves. The Bible says God’s law is simply a schoolmaster to bring us to Christ. The Apostle Paul in his letter to the Galatians 3:24-25 “Wherefore the law was our schoolmaster [instructor] to bring us unto Christ, that we might be justified by faith. But after that faith is come, we are no longer under a schoolmaster.”

The penalty for breaking the law (sin) is death, spiritual separation from God. But the Gift of God is eternal life through personal faith in Jesus Christ.
Christ’s death on the cross, His burial and resurrection is the fulfillment of the law — and is available to anyone who makes a one time decision to put their faith in Christ as Savior.

Romans 3:20 “Therefore by the deeds of the law there shall no flesh be justified in His sight: for by the law is the knowledge of sin.”
John 1:17 “For the law was given by Moses, but grace and truth came by Jesus Christ.
Romans 3:28 “Therefore we conclude that a man is justified by faith without the deeds of the law.”

These Westboro Baptist people do not talk like believers in Jesus Christ. Therefore, we assume by their words that they are lost and need Jesus Christ as Savior. If God’s Grace in Christ can save a sinner like me, then He can save anyone… even these people. This is available to them only if they individually choose to place their trust/faith in Jesus Christ as Savior. Only then they will have God’s gift of eternal life. They must no longer depend on the keeping of God’s law or their “good” works for salvation, but only Christ alone.

The law cannot save — placing one’s faith in Christ alone does save.

It is obvious that the Westboro bunch is being deliberately provocative, but without Christ they are blind and preaching an accursed message. Pray for their salvation in Christ alone. Then their eyes will be opened and they can see.

Please pray also for the families of the murdered children and the family of the murderer.

Our Gospel Web Site: WeaverClan.com

11 responses to “Westboro Baptist “Christians”

  1. Westboro Baptists are hardcore Calvinists… But I’m beginning to think if you follow Calvinism to it’s logical conclusion, you cannot help but begin to be hardened like them if you ever knew the Lord. Look at what I wrote today, this was probably the most telling post from a Calvinist about his own grandchild.

    http://redeemingmoments.com/2015/03/13/the-total-depravity-of-certain-calvinists/

  2. islams not for me.

    Thanks — you are right — I believe they have their own religion and false savior.. Too bad.

    In CHrist eternally,

    ExP(Jack)

  3. islams not for me

    I dont consider the westboro ‘christians’ real followers of Christ Jesus.

    I’m more of the opinion they are closer to being inbred and undead…

    🙂

  4. Yes, i think the UK is fairly similar except in the US there seems to be a more general acceptance of the existence of God which seems to be fading fast here. But God is good all the same and i will go on praising Him!

    Lord, send Your Holy Spirit upon these nations.

    In Jesus,
    Maria Toth
    http://www.inhishands.co.uk

  5. Maria,

    Thanks for the thoughtful comment. How are things for Christians in Merry Old England? I have heard that there is much dilution and some persecution of the Pure Gospel of Jesus Christ, just as it is here in the USA,

    Yes, the True Christian is defined not by churchianity but as one who has acknowledged before God that he/she is a sinner and that the penalty for sin (missing the mark of God’s perfection) is spiritual death.

    To be that True Christian we believe that Jesus, (God manifested in the flesh) died for that sin on the cross, was buried and rose from the grave, thereby offering eternal life as a free Gift. All eternity is guaranteed to anyone who makes that one time conscious decision to believe (rely, trust) in Jesus Christ alone as their Savior. (not their church, priest, religion, lodge or friends).

    So simple, yet so misunderstood.

    ExP (Jack)
    http://www.WeaverClan.com

  6. I like your ‘what we call ourselves doesn’t make us one’ thought.

    Reminds me of a thing a singer once said – just cos you go to McDonald’s doesn’t make you a hamburger, just as much as going to church doesn’t make you a Christian!

    God bless you.
    Maria Toth
    http://www.inhishands.co.uk

  7. Ain’t it the truth bro. Jack! I remember the roller coaster experience I had as a believer before I realized that assurance is based on believing God’s promise, not on looking at my behavior. You’re a blessing!

  8. Thanks David, Anna and TMW,

    Just the Word of God… and I thank God that someone shared that simple yet powerful Gospel of Jesus Christ with me 42 years ago.

    Ephes. 2:8-9
    For by grace are ye saved through faith; and that not of yourselves: it is the gift of God: Not of works, lest any man should boast.

    We can rejoice that God’s salvation is NOT dependent upon our behavior or works but totally upon our faith decision for Christ. Otherwise — we would all be lost for all eternity.

    ExP (Jack)

  9. the merry widow

    Morning all! Others have also posted on those pharisees! That is what they are, Jesus condemned the pharisees for placing heavy burdens on the people’s backs, and then not lifting a finger to lighten the load! How many have broken their backs and hearts by trying to carry it?
    By their fruit you will know them, their’s stinks to high Heaven! Works follow grace and love, they are not love though! They are a very sick group, they also campaigned for the tree, algore! that says it all!
    Good morning, G*D bless and Maranatha!

    tmw

  10. Thank you for linking, Jack! An awesome post!

  11. Thank you bro. Jack for once again bringing to the light a despicable example of false brethren that are often used by the world to put genuine believers in a bad light. What shameless pride, arrogance & profuse blindness to think they are actually keeping God’s Laws! Thank the Lord Jesus Christ that He kept it for us, & died in our place!
    They say they are Baptists & yet twist the New Testament that badly? Thank you for shedding the light of Scriptural truth on this infestation on the name of Christianity. May the Lord bless you!

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