This week here in the US, we’ve had another mass school shooting 🙁 This time in Parkland, Florida. The tragedy as awful and terrible as it was, is also dividing Christian against Christian in this blogger’s viewpoint. I have over 700 friends on Facebook and well over half are Christians. Half of those are posting things promoting the need (insistance actually) for gun control. The other half are staunchly opposed to gun control insisting that if you outlaw guns only outlaws will have guns and thus there will be no way to protect themselves and their families as well as concerns for too much government control.
In addition, for me, there is a huge concern that our response to this is a tool for dividing the body of Christ. It’s good to have strong beliefs and to know why you believe what you believe, but in the midst of that, it’s imperative that we as believers disagree agreeably. To have discussions is a good thing, but when you start feeling irate towards other believers for not viewing an issue the same way you do and expressing that anger at them is a HUGE problem for any believer. The rest of the world is watching us and when they see us tearing into each other, they ask themselves why they should give our faith any consideration. It’s a very bad testimony and shines a very bad light on our Savior, Jesus Christ. This must grieve Him terribly 🙁 The death and carnage is terribly terribly sad and outrageous. That’s a given. I just want to encourage you, my readers (and myself) to be very careful how we react to it and to remember to be loving in the midst of our outrage and remember to reflect that love to the world and each other. Don’t let the enemy use you as a tool in his arsenal!
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(Find Hal’s recent videos there on his web site. A lot of videos of his are being posted to YouTube that are old videos but given the current date. I’m going to start getting it from his web site. I can’t embed the video into my blog post here, but you can click on the screenshot above to pull up the current video in a new tab.)