Beware the Christian
By Antoinette Connell | Tue, May 15, 2012 - 12:00 AM
Do not get entangled with Christians. I beseech you if you want to remain in your present state, do not become unequally yoked with the sincere Christian.
Such a connection will have a disastrous effect on your way of life, non-Christian.
Most of the sincere Christians hold fast to a particular belief as do you. The Christian in the true sense of the word will have an allergic reaction to any type of teaching not in keeping with biblical principles.
In the event that the Christian has been temporarily defeated into accepting a conflicting position, this will only mean misery for the other party. Hear me, non-Christians: the believer cannot stand apathy for very long, they will wear you down and soon you will find yourself standing on the side of good. Is that what you really want? Is it?
If you do not know what is good for you, non-Christian, you will stay far, far away from the Christian.
The whole Christian perspective came into focus last week when United States President Barack Obama, who has a Baptist background, gave support to gay marriages. Meanwhile, his spouse Michelle in an interview on BET recently kept invoking the name of the Creator as her source of strength and the basis for her day-to-day operations. There is a bit of a conflict there, I believe.
But I also found it ironic and a bit encouraging in this topsy-turvy world that while Obama was giving his endorsement, his expected Republican presidential opponent Mitt Romney – a Mormon – was receiving a standing ovation for rejecting the notion of same-sex marriages. He was standing on his Christian values while speaking at an evangelical Christian college. There is still some sanity left in the world.
I will always maintain that, unless you change the definition of marriage – the union between a man and a woman – there cannot be anything called “same-sex marriages” or being united in “holy” matrimony. The concept clashes horribly with the Creator’s design for the continuation of this world.
I never quite understand how those who proclaim themselves different from the heterosexuals still want the same privileges.
If you are in a same-sex relationship, then you should accept that children are not part of the deal.
It is like the vegetarians who reject meat. Then they go and try to find the closest thing to a hot dog or burger and work hard at getting it to have the same texture and taste as meat. It just doesn’t make sense. Who leaves meat for imitation meat?
In order to remain steadfast in the belief of same-sex unions, the whole premise of the Bible on moral issues must be dismissed. That done, the Good Book then cannot be cited to buttress other arguments from gays or lesbians for other causes. It therefore makes no sense for gays to quote others who rely on the Bible as their source.
The church continues to get a bad rap for standing on its principles. If it says one thing and sticks to it, the church is considered rigid, unchanging and uncaring.
However, if it goes contrary to what is in the Bible there is a big hue and cry that it is conforming to the world and losing its place. The church – leaders and members – cannot be wavering. It needs to be anchored in the face of heavy criticism.
The church is not without its flaws. In the name of the Lord a lot of wrong has been done, but let us not forget that in the name of man a lot of wrong has also been perpetuated upon man. I’m sorry, but at the end of the day I cannot appeal to a mere mortal like myself for daily existence.
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