Moral Contradictions

Saturday, November 04, 2006

Wolves 1, Sheeps 0

"Behold, I send you out as sheep in the midst of wolves; so be wise as serpents and innocent as doves." Matthew 10:16.

I didn't think the wolves would be fellow Christians.

Via Raw Story and Time, David Kuo has some excellent thoughts which bear honest consideration:

"At the end of the day, this comes down to bringing Jesus into politics," he says. "Right now, it's not Ted Haggard on trial. It's Jesus. This is about the God he represents. When you make yourself a public figure and you fall, you bring the perception of your God with you."

"Jim Dobson's response was particularly telling," Kuo says of leading evangelical James Dobson. "He basically blamed the controversy on gays and Democrats. When evangelical leaders can't see beyond Tuesday on any question, what on earth is happening?"

What's happening is the perversion of the gospel by those who become consumed with themselves, their quest for power, their cultural values, and seem to believe that their interpretation of the Constitution was left out of their Bible.

Apparently a sin is not a sin if it hurts politically. Kinda sucks to compromise your faith simply because you put God in your own box, right?

Actually, it sucks for me because instead of telling others about the Gospel I have to explain the lies and dispel the deception and hypocrisy spread by these folks. Thank you, Dr. Dobson, for making our job that much harder.

Luckily, God is bigger than all of us, and He will prevail when it's all said and done. Why can't we all be happy just working for God's will instead of trying to dictate it to Him?

1 Comments:

  • Yes, how easily we forget the fundamentals of our faith once we become entrenched in the quagmire of religion. You get so caught up in the day to day jargon, and lifestyle of it, that you forget to reflect the mercy and the love. What people hate about this faith is the hipocrisy (e.g Dr. Dobson's remarks), the superficiality (e.g. WWJD bracelets), and past personal experiences with the sins within the faith. I think Jesus would appreciate more love, forgiveness, and understanding. There is not one out there who has not sinned. Shame on us all.

    By Blogger m, at Thursday, November 09, 2006 11:48:00 AM  

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