This post was inspired by a chat with some other bloggers and my pastor’s sermon yesterday on the last days.
“Blessed are you when people insult you, persecute you and falsely say all kinds of evil against you because of me.” –Matt. 5:11
As Christians, we are supposed to be persecuted because of our faith, not because we provoke people and try to get them to call us names and try to hurt us, but because we preach the gospel of Christ. A gospel that says that we cannot do anything to save ourselves. And people don’t like that.
Since I’ve begun blogging, and then writing for an online magazine, Virtue, I’ve gotten a lot of great comments. And that worried me for a awhile, because I wasn’t getting that feedback that showed me I was truly preaching the gospel to my readers. So when I wrote this article and got mentioned on Evangelical Outpost in reference to my article on the DOM, I got the feedback I wanted–or rather didn’t want. As I said before, I didn’t try to get any of these names…I just put forth the truth, and got called some wonderful names (that was sarcasm):
1. Logically faulted (but a “wonderful writer”)
2. Blatantly bigoted
6. Socially handicapped (all homeschoolers are called that….can my non-homeschooled friends help me out on that one and drop me a comment in my defense here ;)?)
7. Li’l Tim S. (standing a 5’10 1/2″, 15 years old…um…well, I guess I might be “Li’l”)
8. Would “break like a little girl,” (Bob Dylan) if he debated on the DOM.
9. Hopelessly indoctrinated
(and a few I’d care not to mention due to this being a Christian blog)
Yeah, I know what your saying, “I would love to get called these names.” Ha! Are you kidding!
But I do praise God that I am doing the right thing by putting forth the truth. And I pray that you are doing the same. And sooner or later you’ll get called a few more names than me. Keep at it, and put forth the Truth of the Gospel!
“Preach the Word; be prepared in season and out of season; correct, rebuke and encourage?with great patience and careful instruction. For the time will come when men will not put up with sound doctrine. Instead, to suit their own desires, they will gather around them a great number of teachers to say what their itching ears want to hear. They will turn their ears away from the truth and turn aside to myths.” –2 Timothy 4:2-4