Christ Died For All
In light of all the recent events in Charlottesville, the outcry of condemnation against these ill-informed and reprehensible perpetrators of hate and division has been far and wide. If you have been on social media, you’ve probably seen hundreds of posts concerning the events of this past weekend. I rarely tread into the waters of what some might call “political speech,” but this was beyond political for me. This was a matter of what is at stake for humanity, especially those of us inside the community of Christ. My post from 8/12/17 stated:
“Christianity isn't racism. Racism isn't Christianity. Everyone is welcome at the Lord's table. Because of Jesus, everyone is invited to partake in the Kingdom of God. Even me. #irefusetobesilent #nohate”
I believe one Facebook post may not make a monumental difference, but the response of all of us going forward most definitely will. You see, God’s Word is clear about where our actions must be drawn. In John 3:17 Jesus states, “For God did not send His Son into the world that He might condemn the world, but that the world might be saved through Him.” He came to save all, not some. I hope as we move forward, our hearts remain motivated by our love for God and our lives activated by His love for others. We can stand against ideology without condemning those who adhere to it. That’s not only what Christ did for us, but also what He expects from us.
But God proves His own love for us in that while we were still sinners Christ died for us! Romans 5:8