A Story about Life
There are those in our world today who talk about the obsoleteness of the Bible. That argument is the foundation for political correctness. It goes like this, Bible writers lived in simpler times therefore, we have to update truth on matters of abortion, homosexuality, traditional marriage, etc.
Is the Bible relevant or not? You heard me read these few verses a moment ago. But did you really hear me?
In this story, Christ talked about violence. From cartoons to newsrooms we experience violence in our living rooms every day. People are robbed, raped or killed and sometimes all these three things put together.
Christ talked about crime. There are always those who work to get out of work. There will always be scavengers who survive by sucking the blood out of others. They justify it by having there little pity parties of others having it better than them. They do not take account of the price paid in education and hard work.
Christ talked about racial discrimination. The Jews hated the Samaritans. The Samaritans hated the Jews. The Samaritans were half breeds who intermarried with Assyria and became a mixed race. The pure Jews would not worship with them. So the Samaritans had their own temple, priesthood, and religious ceremonies.
Christ talked about hatred. There is plenty of that to go around in the world. I don't know you so I hate you. You have more than me so I hate you. You have less that I do so I hate you.
Christ talked about neglect and unconcern. One man said: The problem in the world today is ignorance and apathy, but I don't know and I don't care.
Christ talked about love and mercy. Praise God that in a world filled with violence, crime, racial discrimination, neglect and unconcern, there is some love and mercy.
Dewayne Peterson was one of the Blue Hats from FBC Atlanta who came to work through our church. He is in Moss Point today. Dewayne went on disaster relief in Iran a few years ...
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