Christian Discrimination: Intolerance is Biblical

It is less than unfortunate that many bring up the strawman of discrimination with regard to the UMC debacle and related/similar situations. The fundamental disagreement here that cannot be dismissed is whether sexual behavior/relations outside of heterosexual marriage constitute sin. LGBTQA+ behavior (practicing, condoning, etc.) is nothing other than giving in to desires of the flesh – the carnal nature.

The reason this is so critical/crucial is that the Bible calls Christians to not even associate with someone who claims the name of Christ but refuses to repent of their sin. Rather, Christians are to exclude/remove them from any fellowship/gathering. (1 Corinthians 5:11-13). Being obedient to that teaching completely precludes any facade of unity that a church/denomination could claim or aspire to around the inclusion of those who are unrepentant of any sin.

This also emphasizes the absolute need for any faithful church to not ignore sin within/among its members but to continually call for confession and repentance leading to restoration and reconciliation.

Many churches are setting themselves up to have their lampstand removed (Revelation 2:4-5) by the Lord for these practices of tolerance and inclusion – those practices are nothing other than the fruit of those who have lost their first love. You cannot love God and at the same time love the world and its pleasures (1 John 2:15-17).

Christianity is exclusive! All are welcome to come as they are (John 3:16-21; 2 Peter 3:9). None are welcome to stay as they are.

Child-Sacrifice: sadly “…nothing new under the sun.” (Ecc 1:9)

As society sinks ever-further into the delusional effects of self-worship, the irony of the headlines is seldom so striking as these two stories.

On one hand, NatGeo ponders what circumstances could have possibly led an ancient society to sacrifice its own children while at the same time the state of New York, to allow for the mental health of the mother, eases its restrictions on child-sacrifice up, to the point of birth.

We are, of course, far too civilized to refer to abortion as child-sacrifice, yet the net effect is that the mother – not only if her mortal life is endangered, but even if her quality of life is threatened – can “legally” choose to have her unborn child put to death … however ceremoniously the medical practitioner (priest of her self-worship) may carry out the execution.

Yes, even to put this into words is chokingly painful… We seldom want to see sin as ugly as it really is.

For that reason if none other, we can never fail to proclaim and share the beauty of the Cross of Christ that freely lavishes forgiveness and freedom from God on every repentant soul… no matter how ugly our sin.