|For God loved the world so much that he gave his one and only Son, so that everyone who believes in him will not
perish but have eternal life. 17 God sent his Son into the world not to judge the world,
but to save the world through him.|
|Dressing Melania Trump|
|You are listening to the sermon from 01/22/17 |
Faith Wesleyan Church in Rockford IL.
Matthew 5:11-12; Romans 12:17-21; Matthew 5: 44-47; 1 Corinthians 8:1-13
Synopsis: Today, Christians are at the business end of lots of double standards. I
don’t see how these double standards are going to get any better any time soon. I think
they’re only going to get worse. For the first time ever, the United States has been
added to an annual list of the world’s persecutors of Christians and countries that are
repressing religious freedom. According to the ICC, Christians in the U.S. are facing
constant attacks and double standards in the media, where they are portrayed as
bigoted, racist, sexist and closed-minded. These false characterizations have caused the
attacks against Christianity to double since 2012. So what are Christians supposed to do
in this culture of verbal persecution and obvious double standards? Well, I recon it
depends on what we want to accomplish. It is not wrong to debate and discuss double
standards in our culture. In fact we must. We need to stake out and defend Biblical
territory. But we need to do it out of a spirit of love.
If you have any questions on this sermon please contact Pastor Jaci by email
the church office at (815) 399-8405.