by Meg@bluffparkbaptist.org | Thursday, January 19, 2017
Viewing our culture from the lens of a Biblical worldview I’ll have to admit that things aren’t going well for the religious community. Christian beliefs, once held as virtuous and moral, are now commonly called biased and thus hateful. Are Christians biased and hateful? Let me address the biased part first. The word bias means to be prejudiced in favor of or against someone or something. Prejudice means a preconceived opinion not based on fact or reason. So if you are for or against something and your opinion is not based on fact or reason, you are biased. Therefore, Christian opinions are not biased. Take the LGBT mindset for instance.
The fact is that people are born male or female. Ask any doctor (they have extensive training in that sort of thing). Look on birth certificates. There is no box to mark “we don’t know yet”. Reason tells us that if someone is born male or female there is a procreative reason for that. This nonsense about “gender” not being designated until later flies in the face of both fact and reason. You see, it is the LGBT beliefs that are biased according to definition.
The same goes for abortion. Fact tells us that life has begun and reason says we should nourish that life, not end it because it isn’t convenient. Why can’t people see that an LGBT lifestyle or abortion are not based on fact and reason? It’s simple, really. They let human reason twist the truth of fact. That is where the Bible comes in! Apart from the truth that is contained in that precious book, reason means nothing. Humans will just re-interpret the word “gender” so that it sounds like reasonable alternative or talk about “viability” as if it was the determining factor of life. A Christian’s reason is rooted in truth and therefore stands fast and sure no matter the views of the misguided mind.
But what about hateful? This, folks, is where we Christians may deserve the disdain of the world. Do we, in fact, hate people who live differently than we do; do we hate certain sinners? I've seen and heard some hateful things come out of the mouths of Christians as we address certain issues. I beg you…don’t fall prey to Satan’s trickery in that aspect. If he can get us to hate, even as we speak the truth, he has won a victory in our life. Ephesians 4:14-15 (NIV) speaks of this when Paul wrote this: “…no longer be infants, tossed back and forth by the waves, and blown here and there by every wind of teaching and by the cunning and craftiness of men in their deceitful scheming. Instead, speaking the truth in love, we will in all things grow up into him who is the Head, that is, Christ.” (Italics mine).