Tuesday, April 28, 2009
I am not offended
These days, so many Christians are up in arms about these things that in my opinion should not be the focal point of our lives. Instead of fighting poverty, or caring for Widows or ending unwanted pregnancies, so many Christians are angry about things like Twilight and Bill Maher's anti-Christian tyrades.However, honestly, alot of that stuff does not offend me. I kind of expect the world to be like that. Romans 1:18-19 says "18The wrath of God is being revealed from heaven against all the godlessness and wickedness of men who suppress the truth by their wickedness, 19since what may be known about God is plain to them, because God has made it plain to them." The will not understand it unless Christ reveals it to them. The best thing we can do is pray for them.But in the end, we are so upset with how these things are so anti-Christianity and so "immoral" when we, the church really need to take a good look at ourselves. In a sense, born again Christians have become the bloated, overpaid rich church that they so despised in the Catholic church. We have become so obsessed with the ritual and the church that we have forgetten our way. Because of that, we make pretty easy targets for movies and television. In my opinion, we should not see these as insults and attack the media itself. Instead, we should see it as an opportunity to prove them wrong. We should be mobilizing in the streets, loving our neighbor as ourselves. In this economy especially, people need Christ to know that they are safe. Yet instead, we become more sequestered. I don't see many of these things as offensive. Rather I see opportunity. In Genesis 50:20, when Joseph encountered his brother in Egypt, he says "You intended to harm me, but God intended it for good to accomplish what is now being done, the saving of many lives." Instead of being angry about these things, they should motivate us to be better Christians, and therefore, save souls for Christ.