Wednesday, November 12, 2008

Christian Absurdity

I came across this article and thought . . . "WOW! We (Christians) are so doggone stupid. Just some questions . . .
  1. Do Christians like to look like they are ignorant?
  2. Is dumbness a spiritual gift?
  3. Are we in the business of pushing people away from Christ?
Okay, what's my problem today? Besides having a cough and turning 50 tomorrow, I read this article and couldn't believe what we do to one another, but the absolute blatant misapplication of scripture.

The question at hand is this, "is it unChristian for a girl to play football? This was the headline of an article in the Atlanta Journal Constitution on November 1, 2008.

Here are the first two paragraphs of the article ~

After months of waiting on the sidelines, Kacy Stuart was finally going to get the chance to play football with her team, the New Creation Center Crusaders.

She had practiced hard but nothing could’ve prepared her that night for the moment the opposing team read a pregame statement over the intercom.

Kacy, a 14-year-old freshman, didn’t hear the entire statement, but it was these final words, a quote from Romans 12:2, that took her by surprise: “And be not conformed to this world: but be ye transformed by the renewing of your mind, that ye may prove what is that good, and acceptable, and perfect, will of God.”

This passage is about our (Christians) conforming to the ways of the world and accepting the ways of the world as opposed ot the ways of Christ and the kingdom.

However, in the case of Kacy (who is the kicker. And I don't care if she was the QB or running back), some idiot interpreted this passage to mean girls are not to play a physical sport with boys.

Do you really think Paul had that in mind when he was writing this. I can just picture him thinking about someday in 2008 when airplanes and rockets and scud missiles and nuclear warfare and the Internet would be in use, and he thought, "Oh no, what if a girl wants to play some stupid game that boys do, I better write this verse down."

These people who were on the opposing team should be ashamed of themselves.
  1. They desecrated the word of God.
  2. They rejected the Holy Spirit.
  3. They hurt their witness for Christ.
  4. They made a mockery of Christ's church.
  5. They embarrassed every believer in Jesus.
  6. They hurt a girl just wanting to play football.
And those are just my initial thoughts. You wonder why the church does not grow? Think about how narrow minded Christians (not all) can be. Are you, am I, one of those people we rail against? God help me if I am!

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