Friday, December 27, 2013

The Cool Christian???

Phil Robertson of the duck dynasty reality show was suspended from appearing in the very popular reality show indefinitely. This is because when he was asked in an interview with GQ magazine what he would term as sinful, he said "start with homosexual behaviour and just morph out from there. Bestiality, sleeping around with this woman and that woman and that woman and those men." 

Many people criticised him for making a statement that was bigoted and anti gay.

One would naturally wonder why he is being castigated for voicing out his opinion which going by the Bible is not wrong. The world thrives on lies and, in recent times, the line between right and wrong has been blurred. What is sinful has become a matter of opinions and the society has a new glass through which things are viewed. 

Civilisation is as much of a curse as it is a blessing. In our day to day activities, we are caught up in various situations and as believers we are cornered into making compromises atimes just to conform to the norms of the society. It is even harder to practise what the Word says when one is a celebrity. One is sometimes scared of being termed 'uncool'.

Being a Christian doesn’t have to be about some ‘political’ correctness. The Bible contains codes we ought to live by and not even the world and her idea of how things ought to be should deter us from doing and saying what is right.

Sin doesn’t become less of a sin because the world around us tolerates it. Pointing something out as wrong doesn’t mean one is castigating whoever is in the wrong. 1st Peter 4:3-5

For we have spent enough of our past lifetime in doing the will of the Gentiles—when we walked in lewdness, lusts, drunkenness, revelries, drinking parties, and abominable idolatries. In regard to these, they think it strange that you do not run with them in the same flood of dissipation, speaking evil of you. They will give an account to Him who is ready to judge the living and the dead. 

We need not conform to the ways of the world in order to look good in the eyes of other people. We are tasked with spreading the gospel and we can do this through our deeds and actions but if we become like them, how are we going to change them?

 We have no business being seen as cool and liberal when there are so many lives out there that needs to be saved. Our eyes should only be on heaven.

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