I’ve been hearing a lot of my Christian friends telling me how our world is full of ‘grey areas’ … and to a point I can see what they mean… the world around us is filled with grey… however AS CHRISTIANS things are pretty black and white.
Now please here me… I’m speaking as a Christian… to Christians.
The ‘grey areas’ we live in are created BY US… by people… by poor choices… by us not knowing where the lines that God laid out so clearly in his word… the Bible.
People who say they are Christians have said to me… “I think there should be gay marriage’… and it usually come from a place where a friend or family member is gay, and the Christian wants the best for their friend or family member, and so they say things like “surely God wants my friend to be happy?”
But here is the thing… God doesn’t just want you to be happy… God wants you to be MORE than happy “Christ came to give life in abundance”… it’s not about just being happy. It’s about so much more than that… a life changing, soul converting turn around in nature.
As Christians we are to follow Gods word… and the Bible says that this is a sin… (now I don’t say this to condemn)
So I guess the question is why are we so quick to think it’s ok to violate God’s standards… to make our friends happy?
But it’s a real grey area you may say?
No it’s not… the Bible says it’s wrong, it’s Black and White.
Now I’m not saying that you should boycott gay weddings or picket against such things… in fact these things in themselves are wrong… God loves EVERYONE, and it’s hard to get beside someone if you are against them… and we shouldn’t be condemning people.
The shades of grey are our own. We create them when we can’t tell where God lines are drawn… and we can’t know those line unless we know Gods word… intimately. Stop reading books about the Bible… and actually READ THE BIBLE.
You see the Bible is very very black and white… and where it is we are to follow. We are not to second guess because our culture tells us to… we as Christians are part of a history that changed culture.
We are all sinful… we all need a saviour and because some of our friends choose not to leave behind their lifestyles to find the life God planned for them “in fullness” it shouldn’t mean we change our culture for them.
I would much rather be offside with a friend on one subject than openly disobey our God. I’m not going to leave my friend because we disagree on one subject!
And at the end of the line… no matter how awkward it may make us feel as Christians sometimes we just have to suck it up and say I love you as a friend… I always will however I don’t agree with your lifestyle and what you do… however I am ALWAYS here for you.
Once again… what people who are non-Christians do is their thing… they aren’t bound by the same set of rules or laws that we are. We are to love all people, care for them, accept them… but this doesn’t mean we change our set of standards for them.
Marriage is HOLY matrimony… between God, a man and a women… that’s the Biblical teaching.
So why are we so fast to take what God has called Holy and add our own take?
Do I think Gay and Lesbian couples should have the same rights as every other human… of course I do.
So why do Christians have to give up one of the most Holy part of our beliefs?
How can we change culture if culture is changing us more?
We live in a world full of shades of Grey… however we live in the light of a God who’s laws are Black and White.
The greatest commandment is the Love the Lord your God with all your heart and soul and mind and strength… the second is LIKEWISE – Love your neighbour as yourself.