Jesus' Unconditional Love meets Pharisees
What now? Am I not supposed to go to Busch Gardens? Am I not supposed to go to any restaurant that serves alcohol? Am I not to buy a magazine because it may have a beer ad?
If you carry this line of thinking to its logical end, you'll get bizarre conclusions like I just did. Why take a stand while helping hurricane victims and not take the stands I listed above?
But Nathan, those "bizarre conclusions" are just that - bizarre!
What kind of witness is that? I'll help you, but... If you want to throw that sort of condition on everything in Baptist life, well... let's just say I'll have plenty to keep my blog going if that was the case.
Hey SBC folks, worried about declining numbers? Is it because of homosexuality or the secularization of society? Have you ever looked inward and thought this might be a reason? That you're more concerned with enforcing your view of the Bible, even when that contradicts the most obvious calls of Jesus?
Jesus got in trouble for performing miracles on the Sabbath - did he care? No. The need trumped any law or rule enforced by the Pharisee.
Jesus turned water into wine for a party - My faith contends that He would have done the opposite of that and of the SBC's actions in Florida, especially in a time of need. Unconditional love is just that. Jesus got it - the Pharisees did not.