This article is written to Conservative Christians. It is written for people that oppose homosexual marriage. All others, come back tomorrow, or read on if you wish, but I am addressing those that are in opposition to the Supreme Court’s decision to make gay marriage the law of the land. If you stop here, I hope to see you tomorrow and I love you.
To: Caroline and Conservative Christians,
If you have a problem with the Supreme Court’s decision to applaud gay marriage, if you disagree with gay flags bombarding Facebook and all other social media, if you see gay marches and shake your head, THIS IS YOUR FAULT!
Do not quote Bible verses, do not shout at them that they are sinning, do not cry that it is their fault that our morals are headed for destruction, do not yell that every TV show has its symbolic gay couple. This is our world! This is our Ninevah, our platform for the Gospel, our people in need. These people do not believe the Bible, ofcourse they do not follow it!
It is US to hold accountable! It is the fault of the church for not leading the world in love. Why don’t these people look at us and say that they can not disagree with how we give to the poor and open our homes to prostitutes and widows and orphans and the rejected of society? Why are we flipping on sitcoms and valuing entertainment above morals? Why are our children undisciplined, untrained, and just as bratty as everyone else’s? Why are our marriages crumbling and falling apart? Why don’t these people look at us and see something different? Why don’t they say that our marriages last and we work hard and we give and we love? Why don’t they want to be like us? Because we are just like them! Why don’t they know us by our love?
No! They know us for being hypocritical, and we are! They know us for judging, instead of leaving that to Jesus. They know us for buying a house and closing our doors and hiding in groups of those like us and yelling and hating anyone that is not like us.
But “they” are wrong? But you are not afraid to speak the truth? But what do I expect christians to do? I expect them to be like Christ.
What did Jesus do? He lived and breathed and ate and hung out with the sinners. When he said it, when he condemned, it was to the people of the church. Ouch! He loved. That is what he did!
He called Christians to be different. Are we? Do we believe that marriage should be one man and one woman? Then live it! How is your marriage? Is it a model for the world? Is it something that others want?
Not me? Not us? Not my church? Look at what these Christians did? GREAT! Prove me wrong! Yes, I know the world hates Christians and I know the Truth will be despised. But guess what friends? That is not what is happening here. Here we have failed. Here we have been hypocritical, we have been lazy, we have been hateful, we have NOT been a light, we have NOT been love.
So, what do we do? And that is the beauty of the gospel: GRACE! We start now, new and forgiven and we LOVE. We love these people that Jesus loved. We love the world that God called us to go into and we spread his Good News. We love the people Jesus died for and we change what we have been and we change who we are. And how do we do that? Ahh, beautiful, perfect, holy, and righteous Jesus, come now and LOVE through me! Make me your hands and feet and reach this world in need!
The answer is the cross.