Last week, as the Chick-fil-A debacle unfolded, I read a blog by Pastor Perry Noble where he said:
…for too long the church has seemed to be obsessed with the sins that we do not struggle with; after all, if I am pointing out the sins of others I don’t have to deal with my own.
The rest of the week, I couldn’t stop thinking about why Christians are so hung up on homosexuality. Why are we so focused on controlling the rights of these individuals? Why this sin?
So, I brought it up to a friend, and he argued that Christians should be fighting for what is Biblical, not necessarily what is politically correct. As a believer, I agree with that.
But here is my problem: What about porn? Where are all of the Christians fighting to stop the pornography industry? Where are all of the Christians who want to see laws in place that don’t allow sexually explicit material on the internet, where it is so easily accessible to anyone? Where are the Christians arguing that the government put regulations on what types of sexual content is shown in advertisements, films, and on public television?
Where are the Christians fighting to make premarital sex illegal? What about affairs and sexual impurity? God speaks clearly on these sexual issues, but I don’t see very many Christians working hard to control these sins that have destroyed countless marriages, relationships, families, and friendships.
As Christians, let’s not be so focused on the sins we don’t struggle with, that we fail to see and correct the sin in our own lives.