Monday, April 6, 2015

She keeps me warm

Our culture has accepted two huge lies. The first is that if you disagree with someone's lifestyle you must fear or hate them. The second is that to love someone means you must agree with everything they believe or do. Both are nonsense. You don't have to compromise convictions to be compassionate. -Rick Warren

A hot topic lately is the laws in Indiana on religious freedom.  

I found it pretty interesting that there seems to be such an uproar about this, when there are several states that have similar legislation already enacted. 

However, this blog isn't about being right or wrong, it's not about telling the gays they are sinners... this blog is for the Christian's.

Unfortunately while researching and looking at articles I found A LOT of Christian's in desperate need of putting their two cents in. 

I am not saying you are wrong... but I am saying so many of you are handling it completely wrong. 

I honestly don't know a ton about the specifics of this legislation, so I'm not going to write about my opinion, because well my opinion is not currently a well informed one. 

However, I am embarrassed of how some Christians are behaving themselves. 

Stand up for what you believe in! But do you have to call people names? 

They will know we are Christian's by our LOVE! But so often it seems that Christian's resort to hate just to be part of the conversation. 

Instead of just making noise, why don't we come to the conversation with intelligence? Telling someone constantly that they are going to Hell probably isn't the best way to convince them to choose Heaven. 

Here is the thing... gay or straight, boy or girl, black or white... we are all sinners, in desperate need of a savior. As a Christian, you are fortunate enough that you get it... you've accepted the sacrifice of Jesus and you have made a decision to follow him. There are some people who still just don't get it, and some people who are so wrapped up in their lifestyles that they don't want to... It isn't your job to condemn them. It is your job to point them in the direction of Christ.

The Bible says the road to Hell is wide, and lots of people are headed that way. But the road to Heaven? It's much smaller, and there are few that actually find it. 

So today dear friends, I am urging you to never abandon your convictions, but to never let the way you feel about something or believe in something cause you to be hateful to others. Because that is not the way to lead them to Christ. 

Don't be the stereotypical Christian. Don't bash people. Be the change. Be better. Be like Christ... love people. 

1 Peter 4:8 Above all, love each other deeply, because love covers a multitude of sin. 

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