November 16, 2015
A pastor friend of mine asked what the #Starbucks cup controversy is all about. Here’s my response:
Some judgmental church people forgot to check to see if #Starbucks cups had “Merry Christmas” on them in the recent past – Starbucks hasn’t done that in the recent past.
Then they chose to judge a non-christian corporation for not putting the words “Merry Christmas” on their cups, revealing the true attitude of these church people – a very NON-JESUS attitude, who said,
“For God did not send His Son into the world to condemn the world, but that the world through Him might be saved.” (John 3:17, NKJV)
Spreading their vicious bile and carnal hatred, they chose to rebel against Jesus’ direct command and criticize, harass and judge the very people Jesus loves and died to bring to Himself.
That’s about the size of it Pastor.
BTW – Starbucks is selling Christmas … lots and lots of Christmas.
BTW 2 – They also sell ADVENT calendars! (Advent of the birth of Jesus!)
BTW 3 – Howard Schultz (CEO of Starbucks) was born to a JEWISH family on July 19, 1953 in Brooklyn, New York.
Dr. Smith’s note: For those who know me, you will know I love coffee, have a Gold Card at Starbucks and love Jesus Christ a whole lot more than coffee or Starbucks.