She Loves Jesus and Cusses a Little

She Loves Jesus and Cusses a Little

There is a post going around Facebook that was written by a popular “Christian” woman named Rachel Hollis. I am going to share it with you and my comments are in parenthesis. Her type of thinking is lukewarm at best and doesn’t present the Gospel of Jesus Christ at all. This is why it’s so popular among the masses. She wrote from her emotions and feelings (as many women are doing today) instead of from the truth of God’s Word. Please, dear women, be very careful whom you learn from.

I love Jesus, and I cuss a little. ( I love Jesus and I don’t cuss because God doesn’t want any unwholesome words to come out of our mouths.) I love Jesus, and I drink alcohol. (I love Jesus and I don’t drink alcohol. No, it’s not a sin to drink alcohol as long as it “just a little” or “not much” as clearly outlined in Scripture; for we are commanded to be sober.) I love Jesus, and some of my best friends are gay. (I love Jesus but my gay friends are struggling against their sins.) I love Jesus, and I adore hip hop music. (I love Jesus, and I adore worship and praise music! Most hip hop music promotes worldliness which we are to have no part with.) I love Jesus, and I totally read romance novels where vampires fall in love with librarians or school teachers or female detectives with a tortured backstory. (I love Jesus and I try to only read those things that are true, honest, just, pure, and of good report as stated in Philippians 4:8.)
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If you’re looking for someone who’s perfect, you’ve come to the wrong gal. (If you’re looking for someone who’s perfect, I can point you to the person of Jesus who is perfect and He lives within me mightily! He gives us the will and the way to live righteous lives in this sinful world.) If you’re looking for a community of people who are just like you, you’ve come to the wrong tribe. (We are commanded to walk with the wise and warned that bad company corrupts good morals, so I love to find a community who are like-minded that love the Lord and His perfect ways.)
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Diversity is our jam. (Christlikeness is our jam.)
Judgment is our enemy. (We are to make righteous judgments and clearly judge between right and wrong. “Abhor that which is evil; cleave to that which is good” – Romans 12:9)
Encouragement is our aim. (Encouragement to become more like Christ?)
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I love everyone AS THEY ARE and if you’re in this community that means you commit to loving everyone as well. You know, just like Jesus would do. (The same Jesus that said that if your right eye causes you to sin, then pluck it out and if your arm causes you to sin, then cut it off? And the same Jesus that told the adulterous woman to go and sin no more? Are you talking about this Jesus? Yes, He loved people but he hated the sin that so easily entangled them and kept them in bondage. He came that He might bring the truth and the life and He died to set us from from sin! Please, read and study Romans 6 and 8. I love you enough to tell you that Christ has set you free, if you will believe in Him.)

I am a Christian but I fully love and accept you and want to hang out with  you if you’re a Christian or Muslim or Jewish or Buddhist or Jedi or love the opposite sex or love the same sex or love Rick Springfield circa 1983. (I am a Christian and we can hang out if you are a Muslin, Jewish, Buddhist, Jedi, or love the same sex but expect me to do all I can to lead you to the Savior of your soul since only Jesus is the way, the truth, and the life and no man comes to the Father except through Him.) Not only that, but I think the ability to seek out community with people who are different from me makes me a stronger, better version of myself. (This is only true if you are hanging out and following the examples of those who are strong in their faith and in their walk with the Lord. I don’t want a “better version of myself.” I want to become more like Christ.)
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There are so many different versions of each and every style on this planet. There is beauty in that dichotomy. (Yes, there is beauty in dichotomy but not in sin or in those who will receive the wrath of God if they don’t repent and believe.) The kingdom of God is in that dichotomy. (No, you fail to present the Gospel which clearly states that one must believe on the Lord Jesus Christ to be saved. The kingdom of God lives in the hearts and minds of those who have received King Jesus as Lord and Savior by believing on Him. Period. There is no dichotomy with this and there is but one narrow path to God by way of His Son who came and died to set men and women free from sin, not free to sin.)

He that walketh with wise men shall be wise: but a companion of fools shall be destroyed.
Proverbs 13:20

38 thoughts on “She Loves Jesus and Cusses a Little

  1. Oh, Lori – you so NAILED IT here. It’s so sad that women like these even manage to scrape up a few meager followers, let alone the raging hordes of women eager to drink in their false teachings. Thank you for this kind but honest response to her.

  2. Excellent work Lori. You made it so clear how she is preaching a false gospel. That woman is NOT a messenger of Jesus Christ but rather she is a messenger of her father Satan! Listen to what the Apostle Paul tells us in:

    Galatians 1:6-9 ” I am amazed that you are so quickly deserting Him who called you by the grace of Christ, for a different gospel; which is really not another; only there are some who are disturbing you and want to distort the gospel of Christ. But even if we, or an angel from heaven, should preach to you a gospel contrary to what we have preached to you, he is to be accursed! As we have said before, so I say again now, if any man is preaching to you a gospel contrary to what you received, he is to be accursed!”

    Paul says that she is to be accursed!

    1. It’s easier to preach a false gospel that allows everyone to remain as they are but it doesn’t help them at all. We must always keep eternity in our vision even if it means others say evil things about us.

  3. thanks for posting this,Lori. I unfortunately fell into this same trap and trying to recover. apologized to my kids, but they still have unfortunate memories of mom cussing, drinking wine,watching immoral shows. influence has been minimized w/younger ones, but my oldest is struggling to come out of this lifestyle. request prayers for him to come completely out of this poor influence. I regret w/all I have. please keep writing to stop others from falling into this trap.

    1. What parents do in moderation, many times their children will do in excess. They see mom cussing a little, drinking alcohol, reading immoral books, and listening to worldly music, then they will grow up to see nothing wrong with these things and have been trained to do them. We must train our children up in the nurture and in the admonition of the Lord!

  4. Thanks so very much, Lori. May we all be encouraged to share this with someone. I’ve asked the people I’ve shared this with to in turn share it with someone else. There’s not much time left to get the Gospel to others. You’re encouraging all of us older women to teach the younger women among us by sharing these great posts! Thanks.

  5. Oh this girl is cringe worthy and she is definitely not a woman I would follow. I was looking through her Facebook page and all I can say is “Oh the horror! The horror !”

    I would say to her( playing on the words of her book title) “Girl Go Wash the Wordliness Out and Get Right With God”.

  6. I am so grateful for you. I am getting better at seeing this myself thanks to you but I have not always before I started reading your blog. I use to enjoy Beth Moore and went to her video classes at church even. Keep spreading God’s truth. You are in the minority.

  7. I can’t believe that she actually believes this. It’s so sad. “What then? Shall we sin that grace may abound? GOD FORBID!”

  8. I will have to read a few of her posts to get a handle on her, but immediately 2 Timothy 4 comes to mind…”I solemnly urge you in the presence of God and Christ Jesus, who will someday judge the living and the dead when he comes to set up his Kingdom: 2 Preach the word of God. Be prepared, whether the time is favorable or not. Patiently correct, rebuke, and encourage your people with good teaching. 3 For a time is coming when people will no longer listen to sound and wholesome teaching. They will follow their own desires and will look for teachers who will tell them whatever their itching ears want to hear. 4 They will reject the truth and chase after myths. 5 But you should keep a clear mind in every situation. Don’t be afraid of suffering for the Lord. Work at telling others the Good News, and fully carry out the ministry God has given you.”

  9. I just read some of her posts on Facebook. She wants the best of both worlds: the Christian followers and the worldly followers, so she waters down Christianity. She’s using Christ as an angle. She knows that if she takes the watered down version of Christianity out of her speaking, she would be just another regular, worldly, motivational speaker.

    Every time I see authors like her, I cringe. Why are we (Christians) expected to be open, accepting, and accommodating to everything (e.g. homosexuality) without leading people to Christ? They (non-Christians) want us to “love on them”, but not expect them to follow Christ wholeheartedly? I’m confused.

    1. They are part of the “seeker friendly” movement who don’t want people to feel uncomfortable, judged, convicted, or challenged. They change the Bible around to say that there really isn’t a hell and sin is irrelevant. They throw out Paul’s and Peter’s teachings since “they were just men.” They make up their own bible to fit their agenda according to their emotions and feelings. It’s a dangerous place to be.

      1. Lori The seeker friendly movement is dangerous on so many levels. How are Christians supposed to grow spiritually if they are not told the truth? On a side note readers of your blog who have their own blogs should be aware that trolls who disagree with Lori may try to troll our blogs because their comment was blocked or they just want to argue their point without actually commenting here. That happened to me so just be aware.

    2. Jessica,
      You said it perfectly! All the push-back Christians get, for what, sharing the truth. Yes, because the truth of sin is uncomfortable. It pinches you, it ouches! So, these folks don’t want anyone to be hurt, but look what pain our Lord endured to nail those sins to the Cross!

  10. Amen, Amen!! Thank you, Lori, for always teaching the TRUTH!! May God bless you, dear sister!!

    (I finally ordered your book on Amazon – it’s supposed to arrive today or tomorrow – I can hardly wait!)

    1. I agree. The Gospel includes love/grace and repentance/obedience. Most these days want to lean only to the side of love/grace without ever mentioning repentance/obedience which is really no gospel at all. “Go ye therefore, and teach all nations, baptizing them in the name of the Father, and of the Son, and of the Holy Ghost: Teaching them to observe all things whatsoever I have commanded you: and, lo, I am with you always, even unto the end of the world. Amen.” (Matthew 28:20) And believers ARE righteous once we believe in Jesus Christ. He clothes us with His righteousness!

  11. Lori, I saw her post on Instagram and I got SO upset! Then, I remembered you saying how there are so many women’s ministries that we basically should NOT follow. I unfollowed her immediately and then went through my Instagram list to see if there were similar women that I was following who were like her. I was NOT a Christian for many years. I lived a sinful life!

    But now that I am, I don’t want to be just like the world! I don’t want to cuss, drink, or watch immoral shows, not even a little! She was GLORYING in the flesh, instead of focusing on the ✝️CROSS and what Christ did for us! She’s just choosing to glorify sin, instead of holiness! I am not perfect and I’m still a babe in Christ, but I am NOT glorying in my sins! We should abhor sin and even as believers we do sometimes sin but it still grieves the Holy Spirit! It’s not something to show off!

    Even worse is she had TONS of likes and comments from fellow believers on her post! What are these women thinking?! Thank you so much for this blog post! God bless you!

    1. You are right on, Adrienne. I never want to brag about my sin. I want to brag about Christ who helps me to overcome my sin! Thankfully, Christ makes us new creatures in Him who want to obey Him in everything, with His Spirit working mightily within us.

  12. I have to tell you, this woman didn’t sound like a Christian at all. I clicked on the link you have to her facebook post and moved over a few pictures to the right where she states “this is the day that the Lord has made! (…)it doesn’t matter what your religion is or who you worship, what matters is that you recognize that this day is a gift!”.

    The other thing I noted is that she likes encouraging people as if she were someone with any authority. Jesus was noted for this, at the age of 12, but because He is the authority. She is just someone trying to make herself feel good and powerful. It’s a joke.

    1. It’s very sad that so many women are listening to young women like this who are deceived and deceiving others, Gabrielle. This is why God commands older, godly women to teach the younger women. He is good and His ways are perfect!

  13. I have heard of the book but not the person.
    It does sound like she wants to be worldly and be a Christian speaker. Hopefully she will decide to follow Jesus and stop the false teaching.

  14. Thank you Lori for this post. I too went to her account to see and am horrified. “Itching ears” is what comes to my mind… Very sad that even “Christian “women are falling for people like this. It’s because they are not in God’s word and they don’t know it.

  15. Loved this Lori!!!! Stand firm in your beliefs and never back down because of the awful hatred of some people! I am praying for you, that Our Father will keep a hedge of protection over you while you spread the truth!!! Your blogs always encourage me in my faith walk!

  16. Hi Lori, I absolutely loved this post. There is so much watering down of our faith that it has become shocking and worrying. I am far from perfect but Jesus calls us to grow from glory to glory. Thank you for calling this FB post out for what it is and you did it with pizzazz 🙂
    God bless
    Tracy

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