It has been a long time since I have written on social issues. Why? Because social issues become so opinion based, and the heated debates are often dreadful and exhausting.
Even in the Christian arena do commentaries, blog posts and others write-ups become an active ground of openly judgmental, scripture flinging, chaos. I believe we become so personally attached to a specific moral stance, that we full heartedly think we are influencing others with our self-proclaimed ‘truth’.
Here is the bottom line. If we are Christians, we are studying our Bible every single day. We are digging deeper into scripture with every passing year. The life of a Christian is a constant educational opportunity on who God is, and what he is to be in our life, and how we can be a reflection of his love to others. Being a Christian is a very personal journey, and one that is never dull.
We are called to ‘go and make disciples’ (Matthew 28:19), sharing the good news, telling others of the amazing love, and sacrifice of Jesus Christ, about the death, the resurrection, and why it was done. We are told, “Go, baptize in the name of the Father, Son, and Holy Spirit.”
So why is it, at some point we revert to acting more like those old people who constantly accused Jesus back in the day, than we do Jesus?
Many things in this world are not of God, this truth is spoken repeatedly in scripture.
(1 John 2: 15-17, Romans 102:2, James 4:4..to name a few)
Here we are in present day. Our world is not what I imagined for my grandkids. I love my little apples and cringe to see the changes taking place. We are exposed to nonstop media via technology of all kinds. For the first time in history, we have instant access to breaking news, fingertip control at its finest. While the cascade of information flows freely, some appearing on our screens whether or not we choose, we still have the responsibility to love as Jesus loved.
Our words are available at incredible speed. When the biggest story of the week is a man who decided to change his body to become a woman, I know it is hard not to have an ‘opinion’. It is hard to wonder, ‘what would Jesus do, say, think’… I have read many things this week from good too bad to unsure.
I have only one opinion on the subject. John 8:7. That is all. That is it.
They kept demanding an answer, so he stood up again and said, “All right, but let the one who has never sinned throw the first stone!”
Leave the rest alone.
“Go and make disciples of all nations, baptizing them in the name of the Father, Son, and Holy Spirit.”
Do not let Satan distract you. Do not let your words fuel hate and judgment among the people. Perhaps when something does not make sense to us, we should simply pray and let it go.