And the Blame Goes to …

Christians are up in arms over the Supreme Court ruling giving federal benefits to homosexual couples. They say that homosexuals are the reason this country is going downhill. These Christians can’t be more wrong.

It’s easy to blame others when we feel something bad has happened. However, sometimes we have ourselves to blame.

Christians have become too complacent in this country. We’ve elected officials that have taken God out of our laws. If you votewant the laws to reflect your Christian beliefs then elect those who not only talk the talk, but walk the walk. Too many times we elect someone claiming to believe in God only to find out about their affairs or criminal behavior. Then we reelect them because of that D or R behind their name. Stop voting for the party and vote for the human being.

Also, stop watching television shows that have no Christian values. Do you really believe watching the Real Housewives of anything adds value to your life?

Another problem with this country is Christians not being Christian. I get tired of watching preachers standing at their pulpit talking about the homosexual problem in this country. How many homosexuals do you think are sitting in church next to you? Maybe the preaching should be about affairs, divorce, and pride. If Christians want to change what is going on in the world, they have to change what is going on in the church.

1 Corinthians 5:12-13 reads, “What business is it of mine to judge those outside the church? Are you not to judge those inside? God will judge those outside. “Expel the wicked person from among you.” When those in church are committing sin, we are to point it out to them.

And the way we do this is in private. In Matthew 18:15-22, it says we are to go to our Christian brother or sister in private and point out their sin. If they don’t listen, then take two others with you and confront them. If that doesn’t work then the church as a whole needs to deal with them.

Unfortunately these days too many Christians are afraid of pointing out the faults of others. They know they have their own skeletons in their closets. But if you confront someone with Christian love, it can change a sinner’s heart.

But the change must occur within. Going after people on the outside does no good when there is so much sin within the walls of the churches. People are not perfect, and there will always be sin, but we have to point it out when we see it.

If we don’t, sin will not only continue to grow outside the walls of the church but inside as well.

What do you think is the biggest problem within the church today? How do you suggest we solve it?

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