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Lord, Give Us More!
By Steve Higginbotham
March 22, 2004
It is often the case that when one
is promoting a position, and another stands in opposition to
that position, efforts are made to discredit the one who stands
in opposition. This is often accomplished by "name-calling"
and "false-labeling." However, such tactics should not dissuade
one who is standing in the right.
- If opposing homosexual marriage
is being homophobic, Lord, give us more homophobes!
- If demanding strict obedience to
the Bible is legalism, Lord, give us more legalists!
- If opposing divorce, except for
the cause of fornication, is idealistic, Lord, give us more
- If opposing women leadership in
the church is chauvinism, Lord, give us more chauvinists!
- If dressing modestly is prudish,
Lord, give us more prudes!
- If opposing abortion is right
wing, Lord, give us more right-wingers!
- If believing in the inerrancy of
Scripture is fundamentalism, Lord, give us more fundamentalists!
- If total commitment is
fanaticism, Lord, give us more fanatics!
- If believing one should be a
virgin when one marries is Puritanism, Lord, give us more
- If believing in creation is
foolish and unenlightened, Lord, give us more fools!
No matter what names the world and
even some Christians may call you, if you stand for the truth,
the Lord will call you "right." Give it some thought.
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