I see so many posts about how those who kill others deserve an even worse death.
What good would that do, though? It would just be another lost soul rotting in hell. You know what I’m saying? As Christians, we don’t need to damn others to hell but pray for them and their families and their victims and their families and help fund programs that spread the Gospel to those in jails and prisons.
No one is too much of a sinner to hear the Gospel.
I know it’s an unpopular opinion, but I believe in God, and I believe His justice will prevail.
Sometimes I wish there were a Christian political party that I could support, one that agrees with everything I agree with, and then I realise how terrible and non-representative that would be.
As of right now, the Christian community has not (and probably will not) reach a consensus on doctrine, which is superbly fundamental. We still debate interpretations of the bible, and we don’t agree on political issues, social or economic.
Some people see this as division, and sometimes it legitimately is, but I mostly see it as an expression of the diversity of God’s creation - that God does not require us all to agree on every issue in order to truly follow Him and be one body.
In fact, God doesn’t require that anyone follow Him, He wants everyone to follow Him but doesn’t require anyone to do so. That is why it baffles me slightly when Christians become obsessed with making sure their beliefs form the laws that everyone follows.
Yes, it is important that Christians stand up for their beliefs and share them with others, and I think that as citizens of the world we should be involved in the democratic process when given the opportunity, but I don’t think it warrants the level of importance that it has been given.
By having laws that match up with biblical principles, does your relationship with God improve? And isn’t that relationship the ultimate concern?
It is true virtue for a person to follow God and obey His commandments not because they are legally obliged but because they love the Lord.
So I don’t expect the laws of my country to match my beliefs, and I don’t expect my beliefs to be forced on those who don’t share them by using the law.
We should be less concerned about making the laws of our nation reflect the laws of the bible and more concerned about making our lives reflect the teachings of the bible.
Because the bottom line is, God is sovereign. He is sovereign whether the law agrees with Him, and He is sovereign whether people believe in Him.
I just want to clarify something some people have mistaken my Faith in God for. I am not a Christian because I fear Him, I’m a Christian because I love Him. I love Him because He loved me first, so much so that Jesus came and freed me from the guilt and shame of my sins. And while everything else in my life might change, - my friends, my locations, my style - God is the one that is permanent and will never leave me. I hope people are able to understand my faith a bit more through this short explanation.