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Morality–The Bible is replete with passages that help us define what is moral and what is not. The following resources will help flesh out what seems to be very vague concept.
“The Least of These”–In Matt. 9 Jesus says, “for I was hungry and you gave Me food; I was thirsty and you gave Me drink; I was a stranger and you took Me in; I was naked and you clothed Me; I was sick and you visited Me; I was in prison and you came to Me. Assuredly, I say to you, inasmuch as you did it to one of the least of these My brethren, you did it to Me.” The least of these are those most easily forgotten and/or those who are taken advantage of the easiest.
- Humbled: Letters from Prison is a book about a famous NBA All-Star, Jayson Williams, who accidentally shoots a man and receives 26 months in prison. This book is compiled of letters he wrote his dad and best friend, who passed away a few years earlier, while in prison. I include this book in this section because too often those in prison are either forgotten or condemned (I am guilty of both of these attitudes for many years of my life). After reading Humbled, you will be compelled to do something to change the lives of those who might end up in the prison system or those who are incarcerated (e.g., work diligently with at-risk youth, visit and pray with those in prison, teach them the Word of God with the same passion you would on Sunday morning, give generously to nonprofit organizations working with troubled teens, etc.). [You can purchase at www.humbledjw.net (all proceeds go to charity)].
- (September 19, 2011) Both major political parties in the US have been distancing themselves from addressing the issue of the poor in this country. Out of almost 315 million Americans, 46 million are living in poverty. Most lawmakers know that solving the problem will take more than government intervention. In Christianity and Politics, I exhort Christians to care for “the least of these,” a mandate God gave solely to the Church. If we want our government to spend some of our taxes on this group of Americans, we make that happen via our vote. But this reality does not release us from our God-given responsibility and privilege of caring for those who are struggling to take care of themselves. You can find the full article here: http://tinyurl.com/d8o3u3x
Life–Taking and Preserving: What does the Bible say about taking life (murder) and preserving life (charity)?
- (March 24, 2010) President Obama signs executive order (to include the presence of 12 Democrats who are against abortion) limiting federal funding of abortion, especially related to the Health Care Reform Bill–http://tinyurl.com/3ey7dxs
Same-Sex Marriage: What does the Bible say about “becoming one” and same-sex relations?
- How many know what we say about what God has already said does not matter? Only what God says matters; only what He says will stand. In this blog post, what God says about “becoming one” and same-sex relations is not only discussed, but the author charges Christians to “let down their nets, pick up their cross, and follow Jesus” no matter the cost! Salvation is free, but following Christ will cost us everything, including suffereing. The full post can be found here: http://wp.me/p2uEa2-6e
Role of the Church–God has charged the Church to be the moral compass in a society by BEING salt and light. What exactly does this look like?