Monday, June 23, 2008

Lesbians at the Ball Park - Part 2

We've had a couple good comments on my last post about loving the sinner while hating the sin. Which brings up another question. What does "love" look like?

Some people will think this is mean... or at the very least that what I'm about to say is not the right thing to do... but I think sometimes the best way we can show love is to let it show that this behavior (or whatever behavior we're witnessing) makes us sick.

Homosexuality is wrong. If no one ever tells these people that, won't they continue to think it's okay? Or that we condone their actions? And then aren't we to blame before the Lord?

The most loving thing we can do is to tell them the Truth. Jesus didn't hold back when talking to the Pharisees or turning over the tables of the money changers who were rip-off artists at the Temple. Why do Christians think the only right way to act is to be all sweetness and sugar?

Christianity is about Truth. Not being nice.


Jan Verhoeff said...

I so agree. Jesus didn't always show approval, or general acceptance of Sin. In fact, he turned away from it.

In the case of a concert, particularly a Christian Music Concert, I would probably have left and requested my money back. In the case of sitting behind someone, I've gotten up and mmoved. I've also asked that they be respectful of my children and refrain from displays of rediculous affection.

There's a couple that comes to our church and I've noticed they've been asked to sit separately (not by the minister - who is of the affirming variety). One sits with her family, the other sits near the back of the church.

Unfortunately, nobody in the pulpit is talking about homosexuality as sin.

Melissa's Cozy Tea Time Readings said...

It is a national shame that churches would rather have pews full of people going to hell than deal with sin and risk offending people. Would you allow a child to play in a busy street or to touch a hot stove to prove you loved her? No. Telling someone their behavior is dangerous and can lead to eternal suffering is loving. Allowing them to continue in sin is unloving.