Christians are a Funny Lot

This past week Christians have been consumed with the Chick-Fil-A story. In case you’ve been living under a rock, Dan Cathy, the COO of Chick-Fil-A was quoted as supporting traditional marriage. The media went crazy posting his interview over and over, hoping to create a news story. Apparently the Olympics games weren’t enough. In order to show their support for Mr. Cathy’s values and for freedom of speech, people stood in line for hours to order something from the fast-food restaurant.

I find the controversy over this whole marriage for homosexual thing perplexing. Christians are outraged because the Bible says marriage is between a man and a woman. The Bible says there should also be no fornication. Where is the outrage over that? Where is the outrage over the fact that the same percentage of church-going Christians divorce as those that don’t go to church?

Matthew 18-17 states, “If your brother or sister sins, go and point out their fault, just between the two of you. If they listen to you, you have won them over. But if they will not listen, take one or two others along, so that ‘every matter may be established by the testimony of two or three witnesses.’If they still refuse to listen, tell it to the church; and if they refuse to listen even to the church, treat them as you would a pagan or a tax collector”.

As Christians, we are to point out the faults of each other. Yet we seem more concerned with what’s going on outside the church than inside. Did you know that the pastor of a megachurch in Indiana is being investigated by the FBI for having sex with a 16 year-old? Are you aware that a pastor of a church in Connecticut was just convicted for misuse of over $300,000.00 of his church’s funds?

If we don’t have an outcry when the leaders of our churches or the people sitting next to us in the pew are sinning, then how can we complain about outsiders?

I say stop worrying about the homosexual agenda and be more concerned with God’s agenda instead. Because as long as Christians ignore the fact that other Christians are doing wrong inside the church, then the problems outside the church will never be resolved.

4 Comments on “Christians are a Funny Lot

  1. This is true. While homosexuality is abominable, other sins are as well (incl. those commited by church-goers). You have a point: worrying about what others are doing to sin when there is mess inside the church, too. My pastor often preaches about churches needing to be more about God and about Paul’s teachings (since he preached alot about that to many churches). Not to excuse homosexuals (because their sin needs to be self-owned up to), but if church-goers become more Godly (some are Godly, some aren’t) that would further help inspire others to leave sinful orientations.
    Good post…

    • Thanks for the comment. It’s just too bad the Christians who should see themselves in this post, won’t. And until we show God’s love to everyone, things will only get worse in this country.

      • Yes…that is right. I can tell a homosexual that their lifestyle is not pleasing to God (& I have & explained myself calmly w/out being a jerk…she actually admitted that she knows that; she also was surprised I didn’t act up or shun her when she told me she is homosexual because she has had that reaction; we still keep in contact), but I can’t make them stop anymore than someone can make me stop my sins. All our duty as Christians is to tell someone. God is pleased with that action & we will not have a sin for telling someone. But we can’t force change. Change is up to the person. And as you said, we must still love one another. God does not love the sin, but He loves the sinner alot.

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