Wednesday, July 25, 2012

Gay Marriage, Chik Fil A, and The Gospel

I am usually not a big fan of writing on political issues, however it seems like in recent weeks the issue of gay marriage has been linked to the evangelical church. Personally I am against gay marriage and believe in the biblical definition of marriage between one man and one woman. I also a firm believer in the states playing a pivotal role in this issue. Ok so there is my political stance but lets get to the one that matters. What does Jesus really think of this issue???

The church too me personally has spent way too much time trying to figure out the right solution to this issue. Yes the United States is getting more socially acceptable. Yes the United States is becoming more Post Modern. Yes the United States moral and social values are becoming more loosely liberal. But that does not mean the church (the bride of Jesus Christ) should go away from its main vision? That is to love EVERYONE with the same love God demonstrated by sending his only son to die on the cross. Homosexuals, murderers, raptists, Republicans Democrats, CEO's, doctors and nurses are all broken busted sinners and we all need the love and grace of Jesus Christ. No sin is greater than another. The CEO who puts their hope and faith in money and politics is the same as the homosexual. That my friends is the gospel. It sometimes discust me to see Christian businesses and churches who go away from this. For example, the family who owns Chik Fil A recently released this statement on FoxNews.

“I think we are inviting God’s judgment on our nation when we shake our fist at him and say, ‘We know better than you as to what constitutes a marriage,’” Cathy said. “I pray God’s mercy on our generation that has such a prideful, arrogant attitude to think that we would have the audacity to try to redefine what marriage is all about.”

The church is not the Moral Majority, a set of theological doctrines and laws, it is a group of broken busted sinners who come together to celebrate the love and grace of Jesus Christ. The church is a group of people who come together to worship and give their lives and resources away to a broken chaotic world. Instead of giving away your time effort and resources to a super PAC or a political candidate, give to something that provides ultimate purpose and fulfillment. Give to something that will ultimately help change lives for generations!!!!!

It has been an honor and blessing to develop a global perspective. Did you know that right now there are 2.3 billion people in this world who have NEVER heard the story of Jesus Christ? Did you know that right now there are more slaves in human sex trafficing than ever before? Lets actually put all of our thoughts actions hopes and desires into what Jesus taught us to do before he left Earth!!! Did you know right now that the accumlated wealth among evangelicals is 2.3 trillion dollars???

It is my prayer that this generation I am apart of will show the world perfect love. Not love for a response or for approval but perfect sincere Christ like love. Below I have provided some great resources to books that highlight the meaning of the gospel. And no Joel OSteen is not the gospel!!!