Not Just A Blonde

We are "Not Just" who we seem to be on this Earthly plane, but so much more. We are ALL children of a loving God who is calling us home to Love. This blog is dedicated to those of us on that journey together…

Why is it that some sins are socially acceptable while other sins elicit shame and condemnation so great the “sinner” often feels unaccepted by their fellow Christians and unwelcome in the Church? And yet, there is a sin is so common, so obvious and destructive… yet rarely (if ever) “righteously judged” by those that feel called to hold others spiritually accountable!

This sin is so common that if those committing this sin were shunned from church, the attendance on Sunday morning would plummet by at least 2/3! This sin is externally fairly obvious to others as it often correlates with a change in girth. What is this sin? Why, it is the sin of gluttony!

I’m in no way condemning, judging, shaming those that struggle with the sin of gluttony as I struggle with the sin of overeating myself! I often find myself turning to food for comfort, entertainment and diversion when I should only be eating what I need, nothing more… nothing less. Overindulging, when instead of turning to God I turn to find my comfort in food instead.

Thankfully however, when I sin there are few in the church that make me feel less Christian because of my lifestyle and behavior. There are no picket lines protesting my favorite restaurants and buffets… and there are no laws working their way through congress to make sure I don’t break this moral code!

Its not like us “sinners” can hide in the closet either… most people who have succumb to gluttony’s temptation wear their sin on their body frames for all to see! It’s not like we can forget it either… each time I get dressed, look in a mirror or step on a scale I am humbly reminded of how I too, have fallen short.

Why are so many of us Christians so quick to judge others as sinful and admonish our brothers and sisters yet we have this huge log in our own eye? Why is my sin socially acceptable even though it is clearly unbiblical and yet other people are literally kicked out of church for a “sin” that is not directly addressed by Jesus at all! If those who believe homosexuality is a sin were to be fair, no overweight or obese people should be allowed to take leadership roles in Fundamental Bible Churches who pride themselves in Biblical literalism… anything else it, well… hypocritical.

Yet, some of my fellow Christians with this obvious plank in their own eye continue to throw stones at other “sinners” separating them from the Christian fold. How can they be so disgusted by alternative lifestyles and differences in gender love preferences and yet not disgusted by themselves?

Ahhh! Perhaps therein lies the answer! Perhaps we are so disgusted by ourselves that we find comfort, false pride and confidence by pointing out the weaknesses, sins and shortcoming of others. We feel as if we point to the flame of sin in someone else’s life we can avert their eyes from the fire of sin in our own lives! Except it doesn’t work. Our God, and consequently our religion, is then exposed of it’s hypocrisy & lack of love… thereby misrepresenting Jesus and His message of salvation and hope. It is my prayer that my fellow Christ followers and I will focus on our own planks and stop looking at the “sin” of others unless our own eyes are 100% plank-free and our vision has been restored and leave the judging to God… whose vision is perfect.

❤Not Just A Blonde

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7 thoughts on “My Big Fat Acceptable Sin

  1. Pieter reneg8or@live.com says:

    A blonde.

    A smart blonde.

    A wise blonde.

    As wisdom begins with serving the Lord and really knowing Him.

    1 Cor 5:9-13 tells us to judge those within the church and to refrain from judging non-Christians. Yet the church is doing the exact opposite. Gays are slammed yet all other sins get covered up and, sometimes, transgressors from within get protected while victims get shunned, ousted or even persecuted. Promiscuity is not exclusive to the realm of homosexuality which, in turn, is on par with gluttony and gossiping. Pick your sin, it is covered by Scripture.

    Photo: this is where the 1860’s “Andrew Murray revival” broke out. It was a true repentant revival, not the hedonist ecstacy that we see today. We need to return to those old, proven ways.

    This is why Jeremiah 7 and Revelation 18 advises us not even to be part of the temple culture but, as Jesus said to the woman at the well, to worship Him in Spirit and Truth.

    Smoking pot is illegal but smoking tobacco is not.

    After well over a decade of having lived through open persecution, from the so-called church, I left and only strive to find the few hidden gems, such as you are, to set these aside (what holiness means) for Him. To grow with such and become more useful to His domain, not political ones.

    Church does not practice what it preaches.

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  2. Pieter reneg8or@live.com says:

    Not all fat people are overeaters and I have relatives who are binge eaters yet they are thin, almost too thin. I agree with what you are saying but I need to point out that medical conditions, such as gluten intolerance, hypoglycaemia and even medication may cause overweight. Overweight people are seen as at least second class citizens by the slimmer folks. Discrimination, stereotyping – which falls outside of 1 Cor 13.

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    1. Absolutely true! In this post I stated “most” people who succumb to gluttony are overweight… meaning like you indicated all are not. Clearly a minority of overweight individuals have health issues that cause their physical state. This is another reason one should NOT judge anyone and assume we know their heart just by looking at them as an outsider.

      The point of this post was NOT to condemn or judge those that struggle with this sin… just to shine some light on the hypocrisy of many of us that judge others harshly before really looking at ourselves and our own issues & “sins”. Thank you for this comment I think it was important to clarify!

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      1. Pieter reneg8or@live.com says:

        Fear not, I heard you well and clear and did not suspect you of judging others. Having said that, did you know that the Bible teaches us to judge over fellow Christians who are carnal, gossips, greedy, promiscuous? Take a peek at 1 Cor 5:9-13 and it even tells us to expel such folks. Harsh, but housekeeping keeps the house clean and healthy.

        1 Corinthians 5:9  ¶In my letter I said to you that you were not to keep company with those who go after the desires of the flesh;
        10  But I had not in mind the sinners who are outside the church, or those who have a desire for and take the property of others, or those who give worship to images; for it is not possible to keep away from such people without going out of the world completely:
        11  But the sense of my letter was that if a brother had the name of being one who went after the desires of the flesh, or had the desire for other people’s property, or was in the way of using violent language, or being the worse for drink, or took by force what was not his, you might not keep company with such a one, or take food with him.
        12  For it is no business of mine to be judging those who are outside; but it is yours to be judging those who are among you;
        13  As for those who are outside, God is their judge. So put away the evil man from among you.

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  3. Pieter reneg8or@live.com says:

    Reblogged this on Blessed Beyond Recognition and commented:
    Excavating a casserole may turn you into a roll model. Here is an acutely relevant discussion from someone “beyonde blonde” 😀

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  4. Hi Blonde, I think you are right on target! I once belonged to an extremely legalistic congregation. Ladies did not wear makeup or cut their hair and we couldn’t even attend our high school ball games. There was no end to the rules, rules, rules.

    However, two things were rampant but not on the list. Gluttony and gossip. There was nothing left to do but eat and gossip! Now I am no longer legalistic at all. Our behavior should be based on loving others well as we love ourselves well. And this is between us and Jesus; there is no room for judging others.

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    1. Pieter reneg8or@live.com says:

      Men at our last two churches gossiped and slandered much more than the ladies. Families broke up as a result and I can attest to the fact that binge drinking and promiscuity is much less damaging than the nuclear aftershocks left by loose tongues. Gossip…..red hot pliers for those destructive tongues may be a good idea?

      Our Notjustblonde provokes thought and shoots arrows securely through the crystal cathedral, shattering some ego’s in the process. I salute our valiant lady for her courage, to slaughter holy cows 😀 😀

      -original message- Subject: [New comment] My Big Fat Acceptable Sin

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