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Wow. Well, that was interesting. Please tell me some Scriptures that in any possible way align with “feminism.” Just one verse. I would love to see it. At least, concerning feminism as the political/social movement that we all know.
See, it’s not that Christians are in any way better than any other person. Every Christian deserves to go to Hell just as much as everyone else (Romans 3:23). In fact, every person ever born except for Jesus Christ deserves to go to Hell (1 Peter 2:22; 2 Corinthians 5:21). Sin is sin, and the Bible clearly shows that homosexuality is a sin (Mark 10:6-8; 1 Timothy 1:8-10; Romans 1:26,27; Jude 1:7,8; and many more). But, I don’t condemn people who live that lifestyle – their sin condemns them – exactly the same way that my sin condemns me (even if it isn’t for the same sin). That said – wake up people. If you say and/or believe that homosexuality is okay, that sex before marriage is okay, that all roads lead to heaven, that truth is relative, that abortion is okay, and that traditional gender roles are outdated and archaic, then you know what? You very possibly aren’t are Christian at all.
Oh, and for all of you that want to go on a rant about how it isn’t my place to judge? What you are really saying is that you don’t want me (or anyone) to hold you accountable for your actions. Well, thankfully, the Bible (as always) is there to back me up. In Matthew 7, Jesus talks about how you can judge a good tree by its good fruit, and a bad tree by its bad fruit. It is actually necessary to do exactly that so we, who are among the flock of the Good Shepherd can spot a wolf that comes among us dressed in sheep’s clothing. John 7:24 tells us not to “judge according to appearance, but judge with righteous judgment.” That is pretty clearly stating that we actually are supposed to judge – but justly, or righteously. This is reiterated numerous times in Scripture in different ways (Psalms 119:13; Proverbs 31:9; Luke 7:43; 1 Corinthians 2:14). Anyhow, I digress.
A Christian, by definition, believes in and follows the Word of God – a.k.a. the Bible (1 John 5:3). And the Bible is pretty clear on these issues. You want to believe all those things? By all means, do so – it is your right as an American to believe what you want. However – stop calling it Christianity. It isn’t. You dishonor the name of God by your hypocrisy, and you are spitting in the face of Jesus and His sacrifice. Think I’m being too harsh? Well, allow me to quote Jesus when He spoke to the “religious” people of His day that were outwardly showing their supposed “obedience” to God, when in reality it was nothing more than a facade.
“Woe to you, scribes and Pharisees, hypocrites! For you are like whitewashed tombs which indeed appear beautiful outwardly, but inside are full of dead men’s bones and all uncleanness. Even so you also outwardly appear righteous to men, but inside you are full of hypocrisy and lawlessness.” ~ Matthew 23:27,28
Yeah, He didn’t really pull any punches with them. Just a bit later, He called those same “religious” people “serpents” and a “brood of vipers.” Specifically, because among the things that anger God more than anything else (Yes, He can be angry), it is those who do not fully commit themselves to Him. Those who want the best of both worlds. The ones who want to ride on the fence, a hand in both cookie jars at once. God relates that to being neither cold nor hot, but only lukewarm. Here’s what He has to say about that:
“I know your works, that you are neither cold nor hot. I could wish you were cold or hot. So then, because you are lukewarm, and neither cold nor hot, I will vomit you out of My mouth.” ~ Revelation 3:15-17
Don’t pretend to serve Him while serving yourself and the society around you just to make yourself feel better, or so that you can “fit it.”Christianity is not “all about love.” It is all about Christ. It is not “about acceptance” either. It is about holiness (Deuteronomy 7:6; Psalms 4:3; 1 Peter 2:9). And while yes, we are commanded to love our neighbor as we love ourselves (Matthew 22:39), we are commanded to love God first!
“You shall love the Lord your God with all your heart, with all your soul, and with all your mind. This is the first and great commandment.” ~ Matthew 22:37
That is what Christianity is “all about.” Let’s get it straight. Is God love? Absolutely. Did He send His only Son down to Earth so that we might not suffer in Hell for all eternity? Absolutely. Are we able to enter into a close and loving personal relationship with Him within Christianity? Absolutely. Are we supposed to show everyone around us, even our enemies, the unconditional love of Christ? Absolutely. But let’s stop pretending. There is such a thing as black in white in this world. It’s called love verses hate. Sin verses holiness. Guilty verses innocent. Let’s stop ignoring that. Those of us who are true Christians, are definitely imperfect people, and most definitely should not put ourselves on a pedestal above anyone else. If any of us do that, then we are committing sin. I have seen my capacity for sin, and it is just as strong as anyone else’s. The only thing that separates me or anyone else from their sinful inclinations is the grace and strength of God. As a true believer who has been indwelt by the Holy Spirit of Christ we are able to overcome sin. By His strength, not ours.
However, all the voices all over America that are saying that you can be a Christian and still basically live however you want? They are lying to you. Lying. And it is a lie that you could pay with your eternal resting place for believing. The Bible talks about those who will die and stand before God fully expecting to be allowed into heaven – but they will instead be cast out into darkness.
“Many will say to Me in that day, ‘Lord, Lord, have we not prophesied in Your name, cast out demons in Your name, and done many wonders in Your name?’ And then I will declare to them, ‘I never knew you; depart from Me, you who practice lawlessness!’” ~ Matthew 7:22,23
There is nothing more horrifying than that possibility. See the lie for what it is. Realize it, acknowledge it, repent from believing it, and then come to Christ. His arms are open to you, regardless of what you have done, as are the arms of the true Body of Christ. That is Christianity. A life of love, victory, strength, fellowship, and influence that can be used by our beloved Father in heaven to accomplish His will here on Earth – not a get-out-of-jail-free card. Put aside your guilt and shame, and embrace the miraculous gift of Salvation that Jesus offered to you when He took the punishment you and I deserved, and died on the Cross! There is no greater joy in this or any other life than to serve the King of Kings and the Lord of Lords. He knows you better than you know yourself and is the only One that can ever bring you true and lasting peace, hope, purpose, and fulfillment. The choice is yours. “As for me and my house, we will serve the Lord” (Joshua 24:15).
For you, my fellow brothers and sisters in Christ, thank you for continuing to represent our King as His Spirit enables you. May we continue to allow our hearts to remain soft in His hands. May we continue to bow our knee and humble ourselves before God. Grace and peace to you.