Today my post is supposed to be about who my favorite fictional character is, but I am still thinking about it.. So right now I am gonna post something else..
I haven't posted my opinion of the recent Supreme Court ruling on Facebook until this morning.. What I did post is more of a shared opinion..
I've seen a lot of my friends who claim to be Christian post a lot of un-christian statements about it.. Flat out judgmental, cruel, nasty things..
To them, I would like to say..
The Bible is very clear; without a revelation from God, through the Holy Spirit by the reading of the Word, we are blind to our sins, and lovers of the world.. They may hear what you are saying, but it doesn't mean anything to them.. It will not change how they feel or think.. If anything, it will simply push them further away from the truth, and spread even more hate.
We are known by our fruit, our actions show who and what we truly are..
Behaviors like I have seen displayed by 'Christians' over the last 2 days continue to prove what many of them already think of us.. That we are judgmental, hypocritical, bigots..
You make me and other Christians look bad..
Shame on you..
So, I saw this on Facebook today..
I couldn't have said it better myself..
"As a follower of Christ and lover of all people regardless of race, gender, political affiliation, sexual orientation, or game console preference, I'm going to be very blunt with my fellow Christians: why are you so pissed about this change in MAN's law? Absolutely nothing has changed in the Bible. God's law is exactly the same as it was before yesterday. The good book said that man's law wouldn't always line up with God's law, so why are you upset that the Bible was correct? If you expect the nation's legal system to teach your children about Christ then you're sadly mistaken. God never placed that responsibility with the courts; It's YOUR responsibility to spread the gospel and love of Jesus Christ.
The law doesn't force pornography upon your household, but it's legal. The law doesn't force twerk videos unto your household, but it's legal. The law doesn't force heterosexual sex between two unmarried people into your household, but it's legal. The law doesn't force having children out of wedlock unto your household, but again... it's perfectly legal. Homosexual marriage, like the above mentioned "sins", does not impede on the basic rights of anyone else. It's perfectly fine not to condone it, but to condemn it and attempt to codify your beliefs into laws that disenfranchise those with different belief systems is not ok. Here's a newsflash: Making it legal for gay people to be married by definition of man's law doesn't mean the world is coming to an end. This isn't anything new, by the way, as 22 other countries already recognize same-sex marriage years before June 26th, 2015.
While we're on the subject, let's talk about state-sponsored sinful lifestyles for a second: every weekend I buy a lotto ticket from the corner store. I've been doing this for years. However, my Bible says to stay away from attempts to get rich quick (proverbs 13:11 and 23:5; Ecclesiastes 5:10). I guess that means I should also be condemned to the depths of Hell upon my death.
Look, there are so many other issues that require our attention as Christians: poverty, racism, genocide, persecution of Christians in the Middle East (while we're complaining about Christians losing influence in American politics, Middle-Eastern Christians are losing their LIVES), and others that are infinitely more worthy of our outrage than the issue of same-sex marriage in America. Instead of bloviating on social media about how offended you are about homosexuality, why don't you step out on faith and do some real kingdom work?
In closing, it is quite ironic that the most sin I've seen on social media isn't coming from all the rainbow colored profile pictures, but rather from self-proclaimed Christians shouting "F*ck this fag b.s." with a disturbing lack of one of the very cornerstones of the Christian faith: Grace." ~ Richie Branson