Friday, October 22, 2010

Legal versus Moral

If an action legal, does that mean it will be moral? While it is legal to stand in protest at the funeral of a soldier who died defending our country, how can we believe adding to the anguish his or her loved ones suffer, cannot be a moral choice.

Jesus called us to show love but when Christians protest at funerals, whether at a soldier’s funeral and they stand holding a sign that says “God laughs when a soldier dies” or at the funeral of a homosexual person, these Christians are not representing Christ . The actions, while legal, are not moral.

Christ would never have tortured parents and other loved one in the name of religion. He would have shown them love, not hate.

Too often, misguided Christians portray Jesus as a God of hate instead of one of love and when we choose to protest in hate for others, we cannot reach them with the good news of the Gospel of Jesus Christ.

We must reach out, in love and follow in Jesus’ footsteps. He reached out to the whores, tax collectors, thieves, and adulterers yet He rebuked the Pharisees who felt they were holier than others.

Put down the protest signs, dump the hate and loathing, then reach out in love and show someone Jesus.

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