I am being terribly enlightening, aren't I? The issue that has me puzzled is astrology. Hear me out, here. Now if I have understood my bible correctly astrology falls into the divination basket & is one of those things God refers to as an abomination. I take it that it does not make Him happy & as an obedient daughter I should avoid dabbling in such things however curious I may be. After all, those who built the tower of Babel paid a rather heavy price for their dabbling. So why do so many Christians feel that reading their star signs is a harmless diversion, or a fun thing?
I have been watching with growing dismay a thread on a Christian forum where Christian after Christian has gone to a site linked by a self confessed Pagan to read their sun sign & post about it. I read the introductory thread & escaped but this thread is now pages long. Do people seriously think that God's grace removes culpability? Do people seriosly think the law is no longer applicable? (I believe Jesus said he came to fulfil the law, not abolish it) Is is just poor teaching or has liberalism gone so deep into the Christian psyche that we can no longer discern the truth? Thread after thread on Christian matters dies after a response or two. Those on more worldly matters of little weight or consequence go on & on, .... & on.
Christians puzzle me. Even allowing for differences in temperment & where we each are individually on our journey there is suppossed to be something distinctive about us. We are not meant to be as the world is & frankly this is not about short hair verses long hair, pants or skirts, covering or not covering, because the outer things are just that, outer things. They may or may not be indicative of the heart's condition but in the name of love we are being encouraged to tolerate the intolerable. We know the difference between correction in love & acceptance when it comes to our children. Where is our discernment when it comes to other adults? It is not love to allow others to continue in error.
Having said that, no, I have not said anything on the forum. It would start a war & everyone is quite capable of doing that without any help from me, & I would be accused of being loveless. I do not see the point when I know anything I say will fall on deaf ears but it worries me, how we, as Christians, more & more are enjoying having our ears tickled rather than engaging the Word as soldiers engage in battle. As someone once said It's not what I don't understand in the bible that bothers me...
And the food for thought comes from Ghandi:
"I like your Christ, I do not like your Christians. Your Christians are so unlike your Christ."
Now there is a thought that should give us a sharp reality check.