I’m sitting here on a Tuesday night with a monumental case of writer’s block. After I reviewed a possible blog I realized it was a thesaurus of my blog on Monday. A while of banging my head against the wall, metaphorically of course, I realized that I’m not editorializing as much on our culture. My blog isn’t as relevant as what I want it to be. Even though I’m happy with the content I don’t think I’m necessarily expanding on what I should do.
When you click on the culture link it is incredibly bleak. Unfortunately, there is a reason as to why that may be. There is some fear into making opinions. Issues in Christianity are culturally relevant more then they ever been. Therefore, issues become naturally political. Taking a chance on opining on issues of the day become risky, but the level of importance of diving into cultural issues cannot be ignored. My fear of getting political or offending should take a back seat.
1 Peter 3:13-16 (NASB):
“Who is there to harm you if you prove zealous for what is good? But even if you should suffer for the sake of righteousness, you are blessed. And do not fear their intimidation, and do not be troubled, but sanctify Christ as Lord in your hearts, always being ready to make a defense to everyone who asks you to give an account for the hope that is in you, yet with gentleness and reverence;”
We are living in a culture where our feelings are labelled as truth. This concept unfortunately stems from an idea. This idea is that everyone is inherently good. This is a lie. Everyone can make evil choices that contradict the will of God. Instead of appeasing fiction we should stand true to what is biblical. There are false equivalencies that many ideas have the capacity for righteousness. If an idea is opposing the Word of God, then it is false. These topics will be a primary driver for my future post.
We are too timid to combat false teachings within the church and in our society. Also we give evil a foothold when we should be opposing it always. We should speak in love while always speaking the truth. A lie we tell each other is that offending someone is not speaking in love. You can say the truth in love but because it isn’t what they believe they would be offended. Eventually my political beliefs will show itself organically. It will only be done in reverence to what is biblical and truthful. I close with my favorite passage of the bible and my guiding light for my blog.
John 3:19-21 (NASB):
“This is the judgment, that the Light has come into the world, and men loved the darkness rather than the Light, for their deeds were evil. For everyone who does evil hates the Light, and does not come to the Light for fear that his deeds will be exposed. But he who practices the truth comes to the Light, so that his deeds may be manifested as having been wrought in God.”