Christian Response to Liberal Admin

And a second is like it: You shall love your neighbor as yourself.” Matthew 22:39.

The year 2020 has finally ended.  It was one of the hardest years we have experienced in a long time, what with the Corona Virus infecting people all over the world.  According to recent statistics, there have been over 2.12 million deaths due to the virus as of the writing of this post.  Here in the United States, a major change has occurred that could change this country for a very long time, that being liberals have control of the presidency, along with the Senate and the House of Representatives.  Now, this poses problems in some ways to Christians.  Many of the policies the left are putting forth are definitely against the beliefs of true Christians and the Bible.  Some of these are their belief in the right to murder babies either before birth or just after if the baby was born alive.  Also, they want to do away with what they see as discrimination regarding lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender rights.  And there is a definite push on the left to take away the freedoms of Christians in ways that are against the teachings of scripture.  We know that in these last days, Christians will be persecuted.  But, how are we to respond? The answer is the two great commandments.

I know this will be difficult for Christians, however our response must be that we continue to love them.  I am not saying that we buy into their ways, however, we are called to love all people no matter what.  We read in the scriptures the following.  “Teacher, which is the great commandment in the Law? And he said to him, “You shall love the Lord your God with all your heart and with all your soul and with all your mind. And a second is like it: You shall love your neighbor as yourself. On these two commandments depend all the Law and the Prophets.” Matthew 22:36-40.  Jesus answered the Pharisee that the greatest commandment has two parts.  First, they were to love God with everything they have.  And second, they are to love their neighbor as they love themselves.  Let us look at these two commands.

First, we are to love God with all our heart, soul and mind.  We are to love Him beyond anyone or anything.  To love him with all the heart is to fix the affections supremely on him, more strongly than on anything else, and to be willing to give up all that we hold dear at his command.  To love Him with all our soul means, to be willing to give up the life to him, and to devote it all to his service; to live to him, and to be willing to die at his command,  And with all our mind is to submit our intellect to His will.  To love his law and gospel more than we do the decisions of our own minds. To be willing to submit all our faculties to his teaching and guidance, and to devote to him all our intellectual attainments and all the results of our intellectual efforts.  This is how we are to love our God Almighty.

And finally, we are to love our neighbor as ourselves.  We must understand that ‘our neighbor’ as used here means everybody in the world, not just those close by.  We may not like what our neighbor says or believes, but we are called to love them.  Not necessarily what they do or how they treat others, these things are irrelevant.  We are to treat them as we want others to treat us.  Notice it is not how they treat us, but how we desire them to treat us.  If we do not want to be ridiculed, then we are not to ridicule others.  If we want to be treated with respect and courtesy, treat others with respect and courtesy.  And this includes those who hate us and our ideas and want to force their ideas upon us.  Now, we are to be completely honest in what we say.  If they tells us we have to accept abortions because it is a valid medical procedure, we must with all the compassion we can muster, tell them we cannot agree on this point, We must not yell or speak abusively, but in love tell them why we cannot agree with them and present our case with calmness.  And the same is to be done with all areas that are being pushed upon us Christians, such as the whole LGBTQ issue, denying Christ and what He calls all mankind to do, and accepting other gods as equal to the true God which we worship and serve.   We must not compromise the truth in any discussion we have, but we must also do all for Christ.

This is important because we are called to be a light in this world.  This means displaying the truth of the gospel in the things we say and the things we do.  And this is also why we should do all this in love, and not in anger or by being rude.  We must always keep the door open to those who do not know Christ so you may lead them through that door to the saving knowledge of Christ.  If we respond with anger. rudeness or sarcasm we may close their hearts to God, and this goes against everything regarding our calling.  We must be understanding, yet consistent in our desire to bring many to God and the salvation He has extended to all.  Where this world is heading is a great opportunity to be a witness to the truth by showing our love for them and our desire to help them come to Christ.  Whatever the world does to us has been known since the beginning of time.  Let us take this as an opportunity to reach people with the gospel of grace.  Do not destroy your witness by being angry and deeply cynical to those who do not know you.  Let their salvation be our ultimate goal in our response to the liberal’s policies and beliefs.

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