Sacred

Why is the idea of racism so unifying these days? Most people have no fear of speaking out against racism, if anything it is encouraged and praised, which is a far cry from where this country was even 50 years ago. Is it simply about equality and being treated fairly? That is how society in general sells it these days, equality above everything. And who doesn’t want to be fair, who would stand against equality, so it’s a pretty easy sale isn’t it.

It seems social morality and politics have focused their energies on fairness and equality. I really think it is more than that, our race should be considered a sacred thing, our ethnic background and family should most certainly be sacred and it should be treated that way. But we have reduced it to a thing of fairness and equality. Do you think it is about equality no matter what our race is? Or do you think race and family are sacred and should be treated as such?

You might be wondering why this line of thought. Well it just dawned on me that sexuality in our society has been treated as something that should be viewed with fairness and equality when it should also be treated as sacred. Because of my faith, I know that sexuality is a sacred gift from God. So when asked about homosexuality I can’t justify the aberration just like I could not condone or justify anyone’s actions of promiscuity outside of marriage.

We were created by God and it is His plan for a man and woman to be united as one. It is in this union that the needs are met for and in each other. Now I know the argument for those who have the disposition for homosexuality and I would not argue that because everyone faces temptation, everyone has a thorn in their side. As a Christ Follower we need to renounce our disposition and we hope and pray that we receive the strength in order to resist our flesh. This does not mean we are perfect and without sin, it means with all our intent we strive for who Christ has told us we are.
So an individual choice needs to be made. Do you let society tell you that a storm of emotions leading you to do what we want, are more important than a man and woman who are committed to each other, mutually helping one another and raising children together. The term individual is important here because the decision is for each of us to make, but do we make that decision based on the worldview or a biblical view? Some say the Bible isn’t relevant these days, funny thing none of the issues have changed that the Bible speaks about, and it is relevant in my life, in fact it is life changing.

I haven’t written this to separate myself from others. That isn’t something we as Christians should do. We’re called to minister to all people, especially those not in the Christian community. However, the Gospel at times is repulsive to those who do not know Christ. The idea of giving up power, greed, and pride to be a servant to others is against everything inside our hearts. The idea that the closer we get to Christ the more broken we look in comparison is not appealing to us in the slightest. That is why the Gospel, and consequently Christians, are treated the way they are.

“If you belonged to the world, it would love you as its own. As it is, you do not belong to the world, but I have chosen you out of the world. That is why the world hates you.” John 15:19

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5 thoughts on “Sacred

  1. Askme says:

    100%love this! Thanks for writing.

  2. The trouble with John 15:19 is that it is a get out of jail free card. “People say I am wrong, therefore I must be right”. You are condemned by the world because what you argue is godless and false, not because it is God’s will. You do not understand God’s will or the Bible.

    • I would be happy to post your comment but I would ask that you elaberate on your thoughts about the verse being a get out of jail free card.  I hold scripture as the authority in my life and the main way we can know the Will of God.  

      • What I mean is that it is terribly easy to abuse. Human beings need feedback. What is right, and what is wrong? You oppose equal marriage, you are told you are wrongfully treating your fellow human beings as worth less than yourself, and as not entitled to as good treatment as yourself, and you respond that the criticism is merely worldly. However, the criticism comes from an increasingly large part of the Christian church.

      • You are so right we do need feedback on what is right and what is wrong but I believe we have been given that.

         

        I believe in Moral Law, that being said to extrapolate.  Evil exists in the world and for evil to exist then good has to as well and if there is such a thing as good and evil then we are imbued with a moral law.  I do not believe that morality is a human construct, if it is what is its foundation?  Because if morality is a human construct then morality is ever changing depending on what is acceptable in society.  So for me the question of; Who is the moral law giver?  I know this to be God.  At the very least I have to acknowledge a higher power or consider oneself a deist.  

         

        But for me  God is the moral law giver, His truths are what I base my beliefs on, and the only way we have to know God is through His Word.  Now this is where the bigger problem comes in to play which is the interpretation of the Bible by man.  It has been used to twist, distort and justify men’s actions for centuries.  That is why we cannot afford to just take another’s words for its interpretation.  A lot of the truths of the Bible are straight forward but some we will need to study and pray over.  But ultimately the Truth rests within us in the form of the Holy Spirit and through God’s Word.  There is a scripture that I hold onto and that I remember daily, it tells us why Jesus Came.

        John 18:37 “You are a king, then!” said Pilate.  Jesus answered, “You say that I am a king. In fact, the reason I was born and came into the world is to testify to the truth. Everyone on the side of truth listens to me.” 38a “What is truth?” retorted Pilate.

        I hold scripture as the authority in my life and as much as I would like I don’t get to pick and choose what to accept and what not to.  My views are not the worlds, I admit it would be easy to side with fairness.  But I have to remember that I have not and will not be treated fairly by Christ and for that I am grateful because He will not give me what I deserve.

        To respond to your statement.  I cannot support or condone same sex marriage, but I do not speak for the Church only for myself.  As I believe a large part of the blame belongs with the church for not being the light of the world that it has been called to be.  I have friends who have lived a gay lifestyle and others who have inclinations towards the same sex and I know they would say that I have not treated them as lesser, I have loved them the only way I know how, openly and honestly. 

         

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