We Should Approach This Issue with Courage
We live in a culture that cancels God’s truth, and it cancels those who dare speak it.
Speak it anyways.
Not on a street corner wearing a sandwich board while screeching through a bullhorn. Few lives are reached that way. Few lives are transformed from a tweet or a Facebook meme.
But a life can be changed through a loving friend with a compassionate voice. Your lost friend needs to know that God’s grace can transform her in this life, or God’s standard will judge her in the next. It is her choice.
As C.S. Lewis realized, “There are only two kinds of people in the end: those who say to God, ‘Thy will be done,’ and those to whom God says, in the end, ‘Thy will be done.’ All that are in Hell, choose it. Without that self-choice there could be no Hell. No soul that seriously and constantly desires joy will ever miss it. Those who seek find. Those who knock it is opened.”
As believers, we must courageously present this choice to the world in the hopes that God’s lost children will find Him. The enemy wants to keep this decision shrouded in darkness. He wants people to arrive at the final judgment convinced of their purity saying,
“Lord, Lord, did we not…”(Matthew 7:22)
Then they will provide a healthy list of things that they did in God’s Name. They will think that they knew Him. Jesus’ response is heartbreaking. It is an answer we don’t want any person to hear:
“Then I will tell them plainly, 'I never knew you. Away from me, you evildoers!’” (Matthew 7:23)
We must offer the world light and truth, even if they despise us for it. The lost cannot choose the light if we refuse to let it shine through us.
So, should Christians be concerned about the new direction of Hallmark Films?
Yes we should be if we care about biblical truth and sound theology. We should be if we care about our children and the next generation. But most of all, we should be if we care about the lost.
We must issue a clarion call for believers to return to biblical truth, and we must profess that truth with compassion and courage. For one day, each believer will be held responsible for how they guarded the truth God gave them.
Guard it well, as if someone’s life depends on it.
Because someone’s life does.
*To find resources on God’s grace for those experiencing same sex attraction, see the ministries and writings of Joe Dallas and Rosaria Butterfield.
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