Acts 5:29 New Living Translation (NLT)
29 But Peter and the apostles replied, “We must obey God rather than any human authority.
The very strength of Christians ( Our Bible ) has become over time our greatest weakness. Lack of study in God’s Word and seeking his guidance of the Word in our lives is leaving a gap in our lives that unbelievers and self serving politicians are exploiting for their own benefit at the expense of our lives and resources. The struggle today for tolerance has been pulled so far from tolerance to acceptance that the two are not only confused for one another but seen as the same. The Word does not support any of these gaps or “gray” areas for tolerance and acceptance. The big name issues of today – LGBTQIA, Identity Crisis, The Beginning of Life, Murder, Theft, Coveting, Adultery, Idolatry, Economic Justice, Redistribution of Wealth ……. are all covered in great detail in God’s Word and are all covered with God’s moral guidance. The challenge Christians have is letting threatening and illogical people push them into a self-righteous box of defining the sin and the sinner in the same box. It is no more than the same trick that happens with tolerance and acceptance and can best be a help to everyone by understanding that we are all sinners and broken in many different ways. Meeting each other at that point and starting a conversation from God’s Word can be very powerful. Christians like everyone else cannot go to Church, Work, Ballgames, Grocery Stores, Libraries or Voting Booths and leave their convictions of God’s Word outside. If we could get comfortable with studying God’s Word and living it out in our day to day lives in a bold and unapologetic way the Power of God would change the World for good through our lives and actions.