I say tomayto, you say tomahto

In the world of “my truth” vs “your truth,” many confused people feel that there can be two “truths.” Problem is – there is only one truth.

Unfortunately, because our society has gone from one of free speech and individual rights to one of “say what you want, as long as it doesn’t offend the minority,” our culture has deteriorated sharply.

The majority only has the rule in voting, except that anyone can vote despite your citizenship.

Sorry, I digress…

In our world of many “truths,” we must be careful to distinguish what others say – from what the Bible truly says.

Today, people are constantly expressing their views on politics, race, sex, and religion. Well, everybody except us. Yes, that’s right. Everyone out there is publicizing their beliefs, while we Christians sit back quietly in our chairs, trying not to offend anyone, being an example of “acceptance.”

Well, I’m sorry to say that Christ did not teach us “acceptance” (of foolishness). In fact, if one reads the Bible, it is clearly evident that Christ had no trouble offending others, when they were blatantly off in regards to religion.

  • He threw tables over in the temple and used a whip to drive wicked people out (Matthew 21:12, John 2:15).
  • He rightly accused religious leaders of praying and fasting publicly only to impress man, not for spiritual reasons (Matthew 6:5-7, 6:16-18).
  • And He verbally assaulted others saying “woe to you hypocrites” (Matthew 23:13-33) and corrected other’s teaching saying “You have heard it said…, but I say to you….” (Matthew 5:27-28, 31-34, 38-39, 43-44).
  • He even corrected His own disciples and friends on many occasions (Matthew 18:1-5, Mark 10:13-14, 10:23-27, Luke 10:41-42, Matthew 14:15-21, Matthew 26:21-25)

Next time when you have the opportunity to take a stand for Christ – will you stand up, or sit back in your chair? Jesus said “Whoever is not with me is against me…” – Matthew 12:30a. Who are you with?

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