The more the church looks like the world, the less a part of it I want to be.
Are we following Jesus or are we following the world?
Jesus did the will of his Father. He did not worry about the popular ideas of the time. And he changed the world like no one else before or after him has ever done.
My prayer is for us as a church to really and truly desire our Heavenly Father’s will above our own; To understand how loving and right and good His ways are no matter how uncool or unpopular they may seem in this day and age.
God IS love and God loves us.
His ways are sometimes difficult to understand… But they are always right and for our lasting good.
Moving with the times will be detrimental to the church in the long run even if it appears to be a good idea now… Just like the apple in the garden of eden… If we’re asking ourselves the question “Did God really say not to do that…?” It’s likely that he did and we are only fooling ourselves when we try to make up answers that aren’t really there. It’s a slippery slide downhill from here.
My other thought has been that if we have prayed for God’s will about this every other time we have voted on this topic, why are we still pursuing this? I once pushed God for something I desperatly wanted. His first and second ‘No’ fell on deaf ears… I learned the hard way when I got what I thought I wanted only to be completely burned by it.