Pastor Saeed Abedini's wife Naghmeh back on social media, says people musn't confuse Jesus' righteousness as their own
After going on a month-long hiatus on social media, Naghmeh Abedini, the wife of imprisoned pastor Saeed, has resurfaced on Facebook and shared a Christmas message about God's righteousness.
This came after her stunning revelation about her husband's alleged porn addiction and sexual abuse of her when they were still living together.
"This morning as I was taking the kids to school I noticed how the snow had covered everything and it had made everything so beautiful. It reminded me of Jesus washing us as white as snow by His blood. It reminded me of how Jesus has become our righteousness," she writes.
The snow also reminded Naghmeh that people sometimes confuse the righteousness of Jesus as their own righteousness. "Christianity becomes about how great we are and how much better we are than the 'sinners; and 'unbelievers.' We start judging others and before we know it the LOVE of Christ that once consumed us turns into fear, control and words that promote division and hate. We forget that we are wretched sinners saved by Grace and we are afraid for the world to see our weakness," she says.
But Paul says in 2 Corinthians 11:30: "If I must boast, I would rather boast about the things that show how weak I am."
Naghmeh explains that Jesus shines through people's weaknesses, so if they boast about their weaknesses, the world will know who Jesus is and His strength will shine through the brokenness.
The mother of two adds that God wants His church to have a deeper intimacy with Him, but this has become problematic because people have lost touch with the heart of God and become easily manipulated by fear and hate.
"We are easily manipulated by this world and by 'religious' leaders," she adds. We have to remember that Christianity was not made to be a religion, but to be an intimate relationship with our Maker."