Thursday, July 21, 2011

TRULY DISCIPLES

There is a very serious need for Christians to wake up and realize that there is such a thing as truth and we are either standing for it or against it. There are far too many unhelpful attempts to employ some misguided form of diplomacy that is supported by an incomplete, lopsided idea of love and representation of Jesus. Truth is being mutilated in the process. Christianity is being redefined and diluted to an impotent solution for nothing. There is a disconnect between referring to oneself as a Christian and understanding Biblical principles, truth and/or lifestyle. Everything is acceptable except saying that certain things are unacceptable. With a massive amount of word parades and information forums, the Christian message is being camouflaged as just another opinion among many as opposed to the transforming truth of the Living God. Surely, there is a need to interpret truth but engaging in the business of interpreting Biblical text and playing at the game of tolerantly sharing pluralistic opinions are considerably different. Are people free to share their opinions? Absolutely! I would never support eliminating this freedom. Are there right and wrong opinions? Absolutely! I would never support eliminating this reality. The problem is that too many Christian voices have accepted the idea that it is improper, if not unacceptable, to state that some ideas are wrong and some are right. Let me modify this previous statement slightly. They are willing to say that the person who says someone is wrong is wrong for saying someone is wrong. Who will set us free from this body of lies? Who will rise up…against the wicked? Who will take a stand…against evildoers? But, of course, there is no such thing as wicked people or evildoers, just unfortunately misguided victims that justifiably act in such a manner due to internal or external causation. God forbid that anyone should judge them or hold them accountable. We need, desperately, to be set free from this road to nowhere. “If you abide in My word, then you are truly disciples of Mine; and you shall know the truth, and the truth shall make you free.” (Jn.8:31-32)

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