– Legalized marijuana
– Gun ownership
– War v. Peace
– Super-sizing your Coke
…and the list goes on!
I’m writing this to all Christian believers, but also for all who have seen only judgement, hypocrisy, hate, and separation in those of us who call ourselves Christians.
For dedicated Christians, the Bible is believed to be the ‘inspired Word of God’ to all of humanity. That said, we aspire to live our lives according to its guidance. It’s simply called Faith.
The Bible should not (and was not meant to be) a solid brick wall that separates Christians and non-Christians. Quite the opposite.
Lately, the marriage equality symbol (above) has been representing social media profile pics. Hey….it’s America. Freedom of speech. But let us not allow these kinds of statements be something that further separates us as a society.
Will I be taking this symbol as my profile pic? No. I do not believe that same-sex marriage is God’s intended best for His people. BUT, I also have no problem simply doing life in general with those who do. Agreeing to disagree, yet holding polor opposite views on major issues, does not translate to me trying to force my beliefs on anyone.
Even if you don’t believe in any validity in the Bible, I ask that you at least take a look at how it tells us (believers) to posture our lives around everyone.
Get rid of all bitterness, rage, anger, harsh words, and slander, as well as all types of evil behavior. Instead, be kind to each other, tenderhearted, forgiving one another, just as God through Christ has forgiven you. Ephesians 4:31-32
This is my commandment: Love each other in the same way I have loved you. John 15:12
Don’t rejoice when your enemies fall; don’t be happy when they stumble. Proverbs 24:17
Never pay back evil with more evil. Do things in such a way that everyone can see you are honorable. Do all that you can to live in peace with everyone. Romans 12:171-8