Wednesday, March 26, 2014

Maybe we deserve persecution

Christianity on a massive scale has embodied a message of alienation. I don’t think Christians throughout America are being persecuted; but if we are, might we deserve it?

If I’m going to be persecuted, I want it to be because I minister Christ’s message of reconciliation to the world.

I don’t want to be persecuted because I demand my right to alienate people.

Christians, stop dehumanizing homosexuals! Stop dehumanizing people!

Jesus gave us the ministry of reconciliation (2 Cor. 5:18) and entrusted to us the message of reconciliation (v.19). He did not give us the ministry of reconciliation and entrust to us the message of alienation!

Do for others what Jesus did for you. Love so as to inspire transformation.

Don't you realize that you have not only alienated most homosexuals, pushing them so far away from the church, along with many of their supporters, but now helpless children are suffering because of it?

Go on WorldVision.org. Flip through the pictures of the children that don't have sponsors, and then tell me your self-righteous stance on homosexuality is worth it.

"Whoever receives one child in my name receives me, but whoever causes one of these little ones to stumble, it would be better for him to have a great millstone fastened around his neck and to be drowned in the depth of the sea." - Matt. 18:5-6

"When Christians declare that they would rather withhold aid from people who need it than serve alongside gay and lesbian people helping to provide that aid, something’s very, very wrong." - Rachel Held Evans

I say, when Christians declare that they would rather withhold aid from people who need it than serve alongside gay and lesbian people helping to provide that aid, then maybe we deserve to be persecuted.
 

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  2. World Vision isn't the only way to donate to help children who are suffering...The people who withdrew support probably are becoming a part of another organization to help the same children. Don't express hatred toward Christians who are trying to follow Scripture! They are trying to follow God's command: not enabling sin within a Christian community or "accepting" it--which is VERY hard to do these days. Christ convicted people of their sin and told them to change their ways. If World Vision decided something against Scripture should become a part of their mission, Christians SHOULD express the truth, and depart from it if there is no change. Matthew 18 tells us to warn sinning Christians about their actions and pray for them--but if they have willfully ignored the commands of Scripture we are to treat them like we would "tax collectors or unbelievers" hoping they will learn their error. This is love. This is separating the dark from the light.

    And obviously the Matthew 18 approach worked because World Vision realized they were, in fact, going against Scripture. They are very apologetic about the events of this week.

    I encourage you to discontinue "siding" with the liberals on every issue.The only way to help our brothers and sisters in Christ strive for righteousness is to exhort and encourage; you often have plenty of praise for liberal theologians and atheists, but not much other than critique for Christians who believe in the truth and historicity of Scripture and who are striving for righteousness. What's the point in believing in Christ if you think that nothing in Scripture actually happened in real life, or you do not believe that it's words are fully inspired? I just hope you see that and reconsider your approach. Scoffing at Christians for their belief in Scripture can't really have any positive aspects; it can only push you further and further away from your faith in Christ.

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