one more thing

this bit of the Miami Herald opinion piece quoted below must also be addressed:

Evangelicals divorce, do drugs, drink alcohol, have sex outside marriage, have abortions — you name it, they do it, at the same rates as everyone else.

Perhaps we can quibble about whether the rates of these things is precisely the same as those of non believers, but in general, the statement is probably more correct than not.

As Christ followers, we simply cannot have lives characterized by the same sinful choices as the rest of the world. Paul said that we must have nothing to do with the unfruitful deeds of darkness and that instead we must live as children of light, finding out what is pleasing to God.

here it is in the NIV:

3. But among you there must not be even a hint of sexual immorality, or of any kind of impurity, or of greed, because these are improper for God’s holy people. 4. Nor should there be obscenity, foolish talk or coarse joking, which are out of place, but rather thanksgiving.

….

8. For you were once darkness, but now you are light in the Lord. Live as children of light 9. (for the fruit of the light consists in all goodness, righteousness and truth) 10. and find out what pleases the Lord. 11. Have nothing to do with the fruitless deeds of darkness, but rather expose them. 12. For it is shameful even to mention what the disobedient do in secret

You may not believe this, but the post below started out as a rant against pornography and its use by Christians, especially Christian men. More on that to come.

It is simply unacceptable for christians to make the same sinful conduct choices as non-christians. We have to be pursuers of God and Godliness. If we aren’t, then it is reasonable for those around us to wonder why they should follow Christ.

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One Response

  1. Thanks for sharing! This article reminds us of where we should set our moral standards.

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