Saturday, February 22, 2014

Bad "Christian" Conduct

"Lamestream calls for empathy, even outrage, for a First Amendment violation that's on par with all the abuse we've brought to your attention as Obama stomps on our Constitution," Palin wrote on her Facebook page after the Obama administration's FCC aborted plans to monitor the country's newsrooms. "You've IGNORED us, you've marginalized us, you've left us for 'destroyed.' But when Obama's boot is on YOUR neck you finally wake the h*ll up and cry foul? Good Lord."


While she's right, she's wrong.

What I mean by that is this: she's right in her observation about the media (although some radio talk show hosts said that the media wouldn't mind the proposed FCC rule of content since most of them are on board with Obama---and therefore, such a ruling would get Fox and other "conservative" networks more in line with their agenda), she's wrong in how she said it.

Her words do not in any way reflect a Christ-centered heart nor fruit of the Spirit (self-control).

While I am appalled at the unlawful tactics of the Obama regime, and frankly it grieves me since my family came here on the Mayflower and I know the cost they paid for liberty and honor to God, her foul language and taking God's name in vain is sinful and uncalled for no matter the rage against the encroachment of our liberties.

If a professing Christian can't control their words on Facebook, they should get off.

Eph 5:3  But immorality or any impurity or greed must not even be named among you, as is proper among saints; 4  and there must be no filthiness and silly talk, or coarse jesting, which are not fitting, but rather giving of thanks. 

Eph 5:15  Therefore be careful how you walk, not as unwise men but as wise, 

Jas 1:20  for the anger of man does not achieve the righteousness of God

Col 3:1  Therefore if you have been raised up with Christ, keep seeking the things above, where Christ is, seated at the right hand of God. 2  Set your mind on the things above, not on the things that are on earth. 

While we should as Christians, stand up for truth and righteousness and speak out against injustice, sin, and hypocrisy (all defined by Scripture of course), we should remember this world is not our home so the answer to our society's problems isn't a fleshly answer but a biblical one, and we should seek to obey the Lord in how we do it. Cussing isn't the way to do it whatsoever.

Biblical Christians are not pragmatists. We are biblicists. That means we don't believe that the ends justify the means. Rather we know that we are to seek God's ways and means because they are perfect, holy, and righteous. To be pragmatic means we seek the fastest way to resolve an issue. That's not God's way. Our eyes must be on the things that are above where Christ is seated, not on the temporary things of the earth.

But I say all of this with the qualification that I don't know if Palin is a true Christian. However, she does take the name and therefore must be evaluated by the biblical standard of Scripture.

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