Earlier today I posted 1 Corinthians 1:10 on Facebook:
10 Now I beseech you, brethren, by the name of our Lord Jesus Christ, that ye all speak the same thing, and that there be no divisions among you; but that ye be perfectly joined together in the same mind and in the same judgment.
I have seen many posts today regarding the Supreme Court’s ruling to legalize gay marriage. A lot of my Facebook friends call themselves Christians. But yet I see some of these friends support this ruling, and other friends who are against it. If we are supposed to speaking the same thing, how come we have differing opinions on this subject? And which side of the argument is correct? Neither. The verse mentioned above says we all should be speaking the same thing, and that “thing” we’re supposed to be speaking is the gospel of the Lord Jesus Christ. The gospel is how that Christ died for our sins, he was buried, and he rose again the third day (1 Corinthians 15:3, 4).
A lot of people’s hearts are being exposed, and I see a lot of hate toward each other because of these differing opinions. Both sides of this argument use scriptures from the bible to support their opinion, and a lot of judgements and insults come from that because both sides think they are right.
1 Therefore thou art inexcusable, O man, whosoever thou art that judgest: for wherein thou judgest another, thou condemnest thyself; for thou that judgest doest the same things.
But you know what? Jesus died, was buried, and rose again the third day for me, for you and for anyone who has a differing opinion than you. Jesus rose again for EVERYONE; black, white, Jew, Muslim, gay, straight, conservative, liberal, republican, democrat. It doesn’t matter. He died and rose again for you. And all you have to do is believe it.
28 There is neither Jew nor Greek, there is neither bond nor free, there is neither male nor female: for ye are all one in Christ Jesus.
11 Where there is neither Greek nor Jew, circumcision nor uncircumcision, Barbarian, Scythian, bond nor free: but Christ is all, and in all.
In the past some would say that my political views would be considered far-right conservative. But now I don’t affiliate with any political ideologies or parties (i.e. conservative, liberal, republican, democrat). Jesus did not affiliate with any politics, so neither will I. And we are to walk as he (Jesus) walked (1 John 2:6). In Mark 1, the first thing that Jesus does after being in the wilderness, is the preach the gospel, saying, “…The time is fulfilled, and the kingdom of God is at hand: repent ye, and believe the gospel.” Then in Mark 16 Jesus commissions us to preach the gospel to every creature. Jesus preached the gospel, and he called us to preach the gospel as well.
My prayer for everyone is that God will lead you to repentance, because if you call yourself a Christian and are not proclaiming the gospel of Christ then you need to repent. My prayers for you also come from Colossians 1:13, 14:
13 Who hath delivered us from the power of darkness, and hath translated us into the kingdom of his dear Son:
14 In whom we have redemption through his blood, even the forgiveness of sins:
And also Acts 26: 18 –
18 To open their eyes, and to turn them from darkness to light, and from the power of Satan unto God, that they may receive forgiveness of sins, and inheritance among them which are sanctified by faith that is in me.
All this debating, fighting, arguing, and name-calling is childish and needs to stop. Y’all need Jesus. And to get Jesus all you have to do is what Romans 10:9 says, “That if thou shalt confess with thy mouth the Lord Jesus, and shalt believe in thine heart that God hath raised him from the dead, thou shalt be saved.” Call out the name “Jesus” and he will come and save you, heal you, make you whole. Don’t be afraid to say the name Jesus, he will in no wise cast you out (John 6:37). Call on the name of Jesus, and start following Him and quit following the world.