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Christianity in Crisis? A Response to Andrew Sullivan
It‚Äôs interesting to see how those who advocate a return to the words of Christ often display a frightening ignorance of what Jesus actually said. The primary message of Jesus was not love ‚Äď at least, not love in our sense of the world. The message of Jesus was Love with a capital ‚ÄúL‚ÄĚ ‚Äď meaning, His message was about Himself. It was about His kingdom, His identity as king, and the cross that became His throne.
So when Sullivan says that Jesus would have been ‚Äúbaffled‚ÄĚ by current debates over homosexuality or abortion, I would counter that Jesus spoke to both of these issues and more, albeit indirectly:
The sexual ethic He put forth is so radical that even a lustful thought after another human being is considered sinful.
The picture of God‚Äôs intention of marriage ‚Äď male and female from the dawn of creation ‚Äď is reinforced so strongly that divorce ought to become unthinkable.
It doesn't look like too bad of an opinion piece. to quote the last paragraph,
Trevin Wax wrote: The answer to Andrew Sullivan is to point back to everything the Gospels tell us. Let‚Äôs not isolate the sayings of Jesus we like and fit Him into our vision for how the world should work. Instead, let‚Äôs fall at the feet of King Jesus, ready and willing to do whatever it takes to fit our lives into His vision, a vision of the world to come that has crashed into the world that is.