Yesterday I let myself go on a short tweeting spree. The follow is my Monday Twitter Sermon, or an essay in tweets. There were a few questions following on the first tweet (which was the only to post on FB), and perhaps the following thoughts fill out or answer any questions you might have had:
Abortion & sodomy are the two biggest hate crimes in America. If we do not stand against hatred there, our other stands are hypocrisy.
“Biggest” because they are so adamantly legislated, sanctioned, and blessed by American law & because they are so clear.
It’s easy to stand against racism/bigotry when all the educated classes *know* that’s evil/wicked, but everything hinges on why?
If it isn’t rooted in the Fear of the Lord, submission to God’s Word, then we’re at the mercy/tyranny of man and his/her feelings
These 2 forms of hatred, directly assault the image of God. One destroys it instantaneously, the other insidiously beats it down.
Any stand against racism/bigotry without resisting abortion/sodomy is like defending Mahler/Debussy while trashing Bach/Mozart.
I don’t think most evangelicals see the play being run on them re: racism. Progressives don’t care that you have *other* views…
They’ll happily co-opt your *feelings* and when your *feelings* don’t fit their agenda, you’ll get tossed like yesterday’s salad
But the Fear of the Lord isn’t about our feelings, it’s about God’s Word, His holiness & what He says makes for human flourishing
But we have a bad habit of trying to help God, of trying to improve on His Word, but this is high-handed arrogance & insolence
Repentance can never be halfway. All human hatred is rooted in hatred of God. Halfway repentance still despises God & His Word.
Therefore halfway repentance, e.g. fighting racism while giving sodomy/abortion a pass, is still full of hatred & therefore fails
But let it be clear: we desperately need a generation of Christians who will stand against all hate as defined by the Word of God
The heart of *that* repentance will be found in the admission that we have all hated the God of Heaven & therefore one another.
In *this* is love, not that we loved Him (we were enemies), but that He loved us and gave Himself as a propitiation for our sins
To stand against this modern hypocrisy, God’s people will endure similar rejection. But gracious firm resistance is true love
Kids gotta go to school. Monday morning sermon // off. Lord, have mercy on us and save us.