Saturday, August 03, 2013

Why Do I Have To Be This Way?

You might have wondered WHY I and my fellow Christians (true Christians-the ones chosen by God) are such hardline naysayers regarding much of what YOU consider common knowledge or wisdom.
Why are we so anti-Abortion?
Why do vote Republican/Libertarian/Other?
Why do we promote such causes/people/ideas which you consider evil or wrong?
Why do we have to be this way?
"1    How blessed is the man who does not walk in the counsel of the wicked,     Nor stand in the path of sinners,     Nor sit in the seat of scoffers!
2    But his delight is in the law of the LORD,     And in His law he meditates day and night."

Psalm 1:1-2

It's really that easy. We consider the world from the point of view that God is right in all that He says or has done/does/will do.
So everyone who rejects God, which includes most of the world, are enemies of God.
They are (you are?) wicked.
We don't walk with wicked. We won't join you in your journey.
'Nor stand in the path of sinners' might need a bit of understanding.
I stand in the path of sinners every day to impede them, to tell them of God, to turn them away from that path.
But I do not stand in the path of sinners in that I do not follow their path, again the walking metaphor.
I'm going in the opposite direction.
And finally: sitting with the scoffers.
I'm a prime scoffer myself-I scoff at idjits such as President Obama who deserve to be scoffed at.
But those who scoff at God? I may sit at a dinner table with them, but I won't 'sit' with them, accepting their premise that God is worthy of nothing but derision. 
I know better.
And so should you.

1 comment:

Doug said...

A little explan might be in order regarding the photo. Sometimes when I am getting ready to do a post, I search the interwebs for an accompanying visual aide.
Or I check my desktop and personal pics, which is how I found a 'scoffing' image from about 1977.
I might have used this one before, but it's my FDW, so there and too.
I am the knucklehead in front, and my buddy cracking up at my mugging I haven't seen in decades.
I guess he came back for our 30 year class reunion-I was shooting a wedding, so I missed the festives.
He probably wouldn't think I'm too funny now, but we had some great times back in the days.