Christians are unpopular; viewed as haters, hypocritical, intolerant, bigoted, smug, and self-righteous.
Teaching about sin is unpopular and is viewed as judgmental.
What I find ironic is the amount of hatred that is directed toward Christians by the same one’s that call them haters.
And you will be hated by all for My name’s sake. Matt 10:22
And the hatred is far surpassed by anything a Christian might be guilty of doing. After all, if I preach what the word of God says about fornication and perhaps there is a couple living together outside the bounds of marriage, then I am told that I am passing judgment and out of touch with the way the world is now.
The way the world is now is not new. Sin is sin and has existed since that day in the Garden of Eden when the first couple decided to go against God’s word and will.
God gave commandments concerning adultery because it existed and was a problem.
Paul talked about fornication because it existed and was a problem.
there is nothing new under the sun. Is there anything of which it may be said, “See, this is new”? It has already been in ancient times before us. Eccl 1:9-10
Hypocrisy is not new. Gossip is not new. Murder is not new. Cursing is not new. Child molesters are not new. Homosexuality is not new. Alcoholism is not new. Bestiality is not new. Drug abuse is not new. Nothing is new – it has already been done.
But sin will kill those that commit it.
The soul who sins shall die. Ezek 18:4
The wages of sin is death Rom 6:23
But praise God for His gift to us – eternal life through Jesus!
Abba, give me wisdom to always say the right thing to share the Gospel message of salvation in a loving way. In Jesus name, YES&AMEN