Wednesday, March 27, 2013

Between a Rock and a Hard Place

One of the topics that is grabbing the nations headlines is gay marriage. It is a controversial topic even within the Church. I am not able to say anything that hasn't already been said, but I did want add my perspective to the discussion. I hope it is helpful.

The Church will always be involved in politics. That is because politics, according the Oxford American Dictionary, are “the activities associated with the governance of a country or other area.” This means that Christians, by virtue of what we believe, will at times be in conflict, in one way or another, with the standards and laws of the community.

Reading through the book of Acts we discover that Christians were arrested time and time again because of the way they lived and the way they encouraged other people to live. The teachings and the actions of the Church were in conflict with the culture and expectations of the Roman Empire.

Even if you adopt a Christian Anarchist view, like I have done, you will not be able to escape the reality that the Way of Christ has political implications. This is why it is very important to remained informed about what is happening in the political arena of life.

Finish reading Between a Rock and a Hard Place at Paul's Ponderings.

 

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