No More Shades of Grey
My heart just broke reading some of the comments on this blog. I realize not everybody posting is a devout Christian, and as such can’t possibly understand the love of God or how a Christian could view everything in life from that mindset. As Christians we’re supposed to speak the truth in love, and I believe Dannah did – I saw nothing in Dannah’s post worthy of such vilification. Nike didn’t invent it – Titus 2 verse 12 that God’s grace teaches us to “say NO to ALL ungodliness and worldly passions, and to live self-controlled, upright and godly lives in this present age.” It’s not sex that’s ungodly – He MADE sex, for crying out loud! He just wants it to be pure. Tell me there’s purity in this book, that there’s anything upright and godly in it, and I’ll retract my stand against it. Prove it to me. Until then, I’m with Dannah: I ain’t readin’ it!
Matthew 12 verse 36 tells us we will give an account for every word we speak. Matthew 5 verse 9 blesses the MAKERS and MAINTAINERS of peace. Matthew 11 verse 12 says that violent men TAKE the kingdom of heaven by FORCE. I’m not a bible scholar but ‘violent’ and ‘makers’ tells me there’s gonna be opposition some place.
If you don’t know what you stand for you’ll be hoodwinked every time. There IS no such thing as “situational ethics”. A thing is either black or it’s white. There is no grey. Period. A builder uses something called a plumbline to tell if a wall is built straight and true. If the Word of God is not your plumbline for life you’ll believe anything that comes down the pike. Why is it that society accepts people airing their dirty laundry in public but when a bible-believing, faith-walking, tongue-talking, Jesus naming, Holy Ghost filled, fired up child of the living God tries to say something they get lambasted? We’re commanded in 1st John 4 verse 1 not to believe every spirit but to test the spirits, whether they be of God; I don’t understand why people get all riled up when Christians exercise their freedom of speech. The writer of the novel had that constitutional right. Why don’t those who disagree with her opinions? It’s not a crusade, it’s uncompromising righteousness. Just because society and the Supreme Court are confused about what’s right or wrong doesn’t mean God is, and I’ll defend a God-fearing God-honouring woman who has the guts to speak her mind. I applaud her for that. Go Dannah!
Kari, the determined-to-be-holy
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