The Watercooler ~ If Any Man Thirst…
Yesterday, we got into another one of the many discussions we have at RedState about the scriptures and how to deal with the so-called “social issues” plaguing contemporary American culture today.
While in one way I find the discussions exhilarating because I enjoy talking about the Lord with so many RedState members who are devout Christians, nevertheless, I always walk away feeling a little misrepresented and maybe, in a sense, even a little defiled. I think it has something to do with trying to explain why Christians behave the way they do when their lives intersect with the secular, or those well-meaning people who are trying to make us all become one whether we are believers or not.
It puts us on the defensive and we wind up sounding like self-righteous sin-busters, when in reality, the true process of discipleship in Christ rarely focuses on what kind of sinners we are, or were, or are struggling to overcome.
Our focus is primarily on Christ because He is our example and it is His righteousness that we trust in, not our own. Scripture makes clear that all of our righteousness is as filthy rags compared to God’s righteousness, so those of us who really get that don’t have the time nor the inclination to worry about other people’s sins — we are just grateful that ours have been forgiven — past, present and future.
Jesus’ invitation is open to all — homosexuals included. He said, “If any man thirst, let him come unto me and drink.” His love for us will ultimately consume all of our sinful desires and appetites. In the meantime, just trust Him and don’t worry about all your faults.
We worship God alone.
The Watercooler is always an open thread.