A friend (thank you Bob W.) sent me an article about how should Christians respond and it is a really good question. Here is a portion of the article:
“How should Christians respond? Protesting unbiblical morality can warn parents and might affect programming decisions. But we need to do more. Our society desperately needs an alternative, a culture that manifests God’s Kingdom on earth.”
In the past month I have watched several Pastors and Churches respond to what it happening in the current morality decisions being made by our Government and Courts. I have to tell you it has been good to see a response on the issues and making a STAND in what we believe in. The greatest part of the responses that I have read and heard is that they are being done in Love.
I have visited with several of my friends about where our cultural is going and the overall response is that we are going to be tested on what we believe in. I believe that we are in times where I need to make a stand on what my beliefs are and I am going to have to voice that opinion. If I stand back and say nothing, then I will be like our ancestors in the old days and God is going to allow my country to have what it wants (I may not like the results).
My biggest dilemma is how I make my Beliefs be heard…
- Do I start visiting with my representatives?
- Do I become a Politician?
- Do I join a group of like-minded people to be heard?
The list could go on….. But I have come to the conclusion that my first response is to make sure the people around me know what I believe in. This is probably the most effective way I can help in changing what is happening in my world today. I also need to do this in Love – as the greatest commandment says:
“YOU SHALL LOVE THE LORD YOUR GOD WITH ALL YOUR HEART, AND WITH ALL YOUR SOUL, AND WITH ALL YOUR STRENGTH, AND WITH ALL YOUR MIND; AND YOUR NEIGHBOR AS YOURSELF.”
So that will be my first step in how I respond!
So how are you going to respond to the current morality decisions that being made today?
One of the quotes in the article is:
”Building a Kingdom culture requires Kingdom Christians. Are you one?“