In case you haven’t noticed, we live in a world where Christianity is being criticized more and more as secularism increases all around us. This in and of itself doesn’t surprise me, because Jesus Himself warned that this would happen:
If the world hates you, keep in mind that it hated me first. If you belonged to the world, it would love you as its own. As it is, you do not belong to the world, but I have chosen you out of the world. That is why the world hates you.
John 15:18-19 NIV
Ironically, in a world that clearly hates us (whether they say so or not), we as Christians, and Christianity in general are equated to being the hateful ones. Hateful in our supposedly “outdated” beliefs, values, speech, and actions.
The more I observe what is going on in the world, the more it upsets me about how non-Christians are both right and wrong in this regard. Right, in the sense that we as Christians (if we’re being honest) could all stand to be a bit more…