Those who call themselves conservative Christians say they are opposed to sexual depravity, but traditionally they have only been citing the Old Testament. That leaves them open to having to defend the whole of the Old Testament. That can't be done in light of the New Testament teaching of Jesus who exposed the hypocrisy in the Old. At the same time, they hold with greed and violence that are forbidden by Jesus in the New Testament.
Those who call themselves liberal Christians say they are opposed to so much greed and violence. They are not consistent however, because they aren't completely opposed to greed and violence. At the same time, they open their churches to homosexuals, bisexuals, transvestites, transsexuals, and who knows whom else yet to be openly invited (pedophiles, etc.), while not requiring any of them to repent but rather accepting them as they are, claiming that their conditions are not a state of sin and that people can't change anyway. However, Jesus showed that people can change when they were healed by their own faith.
Real Christians though are opposed to sexual depravity (defined as harmful), and also opposed to the other harmful behaviors and beliefs such as greed and violence. Real Christians are for the exact opposite of those things. Real Christians are for what is beneficial from start to finish. They base their positions upon the New Testament (which informs them concerning the Old Testament).
Jesus sent his followers out into the world with the admonition that they are to be as harmless as doves. That is a full time, permanent directive for all Christians. He also said that Sodom would have turned and repented of its iniquitous behavior, including necessarily homosexuality, had he done in Sodom what he did in Capernaum. In addition, we see all the harm done by various sexual behaviors and have documented the harm of homosexuality on our site: "Homosexuals: What they ignore."
Jesus also cleans the Temple of the money-changers and of commerce. He said the temple is within; the kingdom of God that is Heaven is within, where God, Jesus, and the Holy Spirit dwell. Therefore, our hearts are to be free of such behavior (commerce and trade) and are to be rather full of giving and sharing all with the whole fold of believers in that way, which returns to the real way, the original way. He called money "unrighteous," and he said taxes are a form of enslavement when he argued to Peter that the Son of God ought to be free of taxes. He further said that all Christians are as one heart and soul, and so they too are children of God and ought to be likewise free.
Jesus also preached against violence of all kinds and against punishment and coercion.
He came to turn the world upside down. The world is currently viewed as a pyramid with the few ultra-rich at the top. Jesus came to turn that over, to level things, and to raise up humble servants of the whole flock. Neither the conservatives nor the liberals of today subscribe completely to his mission. Are they really Christians? A Christian is one who does subscribe to Jesus's mission as he laid it out.
If you say you are a Christian, then in order not to be speaking a falsehood, you must be in favor of Jesus's mission of turning the current world upside down, leveling it, and raising up humble servants. Are you for that?
His mission is a whole worldview where all the pieces are required. His mission is completely consistent. There is no hypocrisy in it. There are no half-measures in it. It is all, or one is falling short. He calls for perfecting human souls and nothing less. Those who don't strive for this don't follow him to where he is. They end up somewhere else, which is dead of his spirit. They may still exist, but it isn't existence on the same plane where Jesus is known.
Now, what is wrong with the real Christian position? How are either the conservative or liberal, as those terms are misused today, Christian whereas what we have defined as "real" Christianity not? Tell us, back it up with scripture, and defend your assertions when refuted. Otherwise, openly concede and convert to Real Liberal Christianity.
Billions of people claim to be Christians. Many of them give to churches and other organizations claiming Christianity; yet, none is consistent with Jesus's mission. Every single one of them is leaving out some critical aspect, which invariably means each is adding falsehood. If you want to be a Christian, you must believe in, and must act in accordance with, Jesus's whole mission.
Let your light so shine before men, that they may see your good works, and glorify your Father which is in heaven. Matthew 5:16.
If you believe Jesus's own words, show your faith. Shine the light. Come together in holiness as one heart and one soul with all others who likewise believe. Together, we can bring forth the good works for which Jesus is calling. Freely give what you receive so all his lambs and sheep will be fed. Cleans the real temple within (the kingdom of Heaven is within us; God and Jesus and the Holy Spirit dwell within us) of all that Jesus cleansed from the Temple in Jerusalem (selfish and false gain). The resulting bounty of our synergistic work will overflow into feeding other houses. Many who would not otherwise see the light will convert to real love until the whole of the Earth is reborn conflated with Jesus's new vision of Heaven, as prophesied by Isaiah (Isaiah 65:17;66:22).
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And when they were come to Capernaum, they that received tribute money came to Peter, and said, Doth not your master pay tribute? He saith, Yes. And when he was come into the house, Jesus prevented him, saying, What thinkest thou, Simon? of whom do the kings of the earth take custom or tribute? of their own children, or of strangers? Peter saith unto him, Of strangers. Jesus saith unto him, Then are the children free. (Matthew 17:24-26)