At a birthday celebration for a girlfriend–a girl’s night in–we were having a discussion about how Christians tend to be known for what they are against instead of what they are for, a very memorable statement in Bob George’s book “Classic Christianity.” As Christians we do tend to shake our heads and complain and send e-mail forwards to all our friends about what’s wrong in society (sigh, there is SO much) and want to try to “fix it” with “this” ban and “that” law. (And not that’s NOT to say we shouldn’t stand up for what we believe in.) But, I think legislating morality is a distraction from helping people understand the truth, to grow spiritually. Think of it this way … What’s more eternally effective: stopping someone from having an abortion today or helping someone learn about Jesus so that they make the decision on their own that abortion is not in God’s plan ever?
The main problem is that we as Christians have become so ingrained in today’s society, that if we aren’t out there a pointing finger, we don’t appear “different.”
But we are pointing at people and problems instead of pointing to the truth in Jesus Christ.
“I tell you the truth, whoever hears my word and believes him who sent me has eternal life and will not be condemned; he has crossed over from death to life.” John 5:24