"Preach the word! Be ready in season and out of season. Convince, rebuke, exhort, with all longsuffering and teaching. For the time will come when they will not endure sound doctrine, but according to their own desires, because they have itching ears, they will heap up for themselves teachers; and they will turn their ears away from the truth, and be turned aside to fables. But you be watchful in all things, endure afflictions, do the work of an evangelist, fulfill your ministry." 2 Timothy 4:2-5
Here is an example: What is your position on birth control? This is a widely controversial topic. One that I am a minority on. I fully believe that birth control in 99% of cases directly contests the bible, even within marriage. Society uses them to "plan parenthood", "protect" from unwanted pregnancies or to "protect" from sexually transmitted diseases. The use of birth control ( in any form) is based in an ideology which suggests that pre-marital sex, multiple partners and genocide is perfectly justified. It rejects the position that intimacy between a man and a woman is exclusive to heterosexual married couples. It rejects the position that a fetus is a living child with a beating heart and functioning organs. It rejects the position that multiple sexual partners is morally wrong. Our society uses birth control because they reject the blatant laws of the bible. We are told, in the law, that pre-marital sex and murder are sins.
My point is, when are we finally going to stand up for the bible as a whole? When will we make every aspect of our lives and every decision be determined by our faith? When will conversations about birth control, abortion and pre-marital sex be socially acceptable?
This is a weak spot in my own life. I quake with the thought of being bold in my faith. But I am so thankful that God is working in me to be a stronger and more courageous Christian. I want to be bold enough to approach the young adults around me who are succumbing to the pressure of society. If we truly do call ourselves Christians than we will hold the law and the gospel together as a whole and we will live our lives by the words of wisdom given to us in the scriptures. I know that I need to work on this just as much as my fellow Christians. But for some reason it is easier for me to talk about such sensitive issues, maybe this is a way for God to work through me. I just pray that I don't have feet of clay.