Can We Blame Them?

by | Apr 13, 2015 | Church, Culture | 0 comments

How can we blame
a culture for their anger and distrust of religious institutions if somewhere
along the way we began to think we could displace the merciful voice of God and
begin telling people how to live?  Paul
said, “It isn’t my responsibility to judge outsiders, but it certainly is your
responsibility to judge those inside the church who are sinning. God will judge
those on the outside.” (I Corinthians 5:12-13b)

There is not a
single person you will meet today that God loves any less than the greatest
saint who ever lived.  We are all His
children – even those whom you believe are dismantling the Western Culture you
hold so dear.  As this political season
begins to heat up choose to turn down the volume of your personal rhetoric so
that the redemptive quality of your voice is not lost in the angry crowd.  Some of the most angry voices don’t come from
those Paul described as “outsiders”, but from those who have been redeemed. Jesus
said, “Blessed are the peacemakers.” Jesus got angry in the Temple environment,
but not on the street with those who were still considered outsiders.

As a believer
everything you need to live a godly life has already been given to you. Hell
and the hellish lifestyles of others can never take away what you possess.  The most anti-Christ voices can many times come
from within segments of the Church who believe they can best represent God by
demanding all of culture and politics be defined within their narrow
interpretation.   This is a fear response
that paralyzes the message we carry.  God’s
Kingdom is expanding on earth and nothing can stop it – even the outcome of the
2016 presidential election in the United States. 


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