GOLF: Not a game that I would ever play (I don’t think). Take a small ball, hit it as hard as you can, toward a little bitty flag hundreds of yards away, then chase it, find it on the green, or as I suspect mine would be: in the rough. Once you find it, Hit it again! Sounds like a great game for a dog, but not me. Fetch Fido!
Sorry if I’ve offended you. I just don’t get the “sport” in golf. However, there are many people that claim it’s relaxing, challenging, even fun. Whoa! Hold up.
So, what’s the point here? The bottom line is that just because I like (or don’t like something), that doesn’t mean everyone else will like it too.
The same is true for religion, or as I should say “Christianity.” More than likely you are a devout Christian if you are reading this blog. If not, then maybe you stumbled upon this site by accident. Either way, we need to all recognize that we are opinionated as humans.
We most always think our opinions are right, or we wouldn’t think that way. But despite what we think, we need to honor the opinions of others as well. In the US, we have freedom of speech, freedom of the press, freedom to assemble, petition, bear arms, and freedom of religion. This specifically grants all US citizens the right to practice any religion we choose, or to practice no religion at all.
To that end, however, Jesus taught us very specifically that He is the way, the truth, and the life. Despite what the Constitution grants us as Americans, only Jesus can grant us entry into Heaven. And because of that, He has also given us the command to go and tell others about Him, in an attempt to save their life.
We do have to follow the law (that of the US which grants religious freedom to all), but also to follow Jesus’ commands which grants freedom only to those who accept Him. It is our responsibility to balance those constraints and freedoms properly. Who will you tell today about the ultimate freedom from slavery and freedom in Heaven with Jesus?