Editor’s note: Wow, someone urging Christian fundamentalist women to be even more judgmental and hectoring. And they wonder why people are running away from churches in droves, about the rise of the Dones, yet they keep preaching hate and intolerance.
There is a boldness to the Christian faith—even for women—which cannot be described as nice. It is right to be patient and kind, but Christian character has a firmness to it that does not meekly step aside when walking in the right. We must learn to live out biblical joy and love and submission within the context of a world packed with people who have, in many ways, set themselves up in opposition to their Creator. We need to learn to build our character within the parameters God has ordained. So, we don’t express joy for our friend’s homosexual union because we cannot rejoice in what God hates; we don’t practice submission to an authority which is demanding we participate in unrighteousness; and we don’t meet injustice with meek acceptance. It matters that we understand Christian character traits as God intended us to rather than adopting worldly definitions. God establishes fences to show us what words like love, submission, and compassion mean and He intends for us to live them out.
When we don’t practice biblical love, we will find ourselves unthinkingly practicing cruel compassion toward others. True, it is God’s job to judge. He is the Judge of the earth. If we love our neighbors though, we will give them warning of this judgment instead of keeping silent. We will urge them to look downstream toward the dreadful plummet ahead, we will plead with them to repent and seek the Lord’s help in bringing them safe to shore, and we need not apologize for telling them the truth.
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