A Biblical Response to Current Events – 3-28-19
Putting Your Finger on the Scale
What’s Happening: “After Secretary of State Mike Pompeo interviewed former Chinese prison camp detainee (and Muslim minority) Mihrigil Tursun, he criticized Chinese treatment of religious minorities such as the Uighur ethnic group, one million of which are in Chinese camps (https://www.yahoo.com/news/china-slams-us-criticism-muslim-treatment-absurd-095417128.html). China hit back today calling these camps ‘vocational training centers.’ ‘We urge the US to respect the facts … and stop the malicious smearing and groundless accusations against the Chinese side,’ Chinese Foreign Minister Geng Shuang said.”
Knee-Jerk Response: “I guess they don’t have freedom of religion over there.”
Biblical Response: “No, they don’t. They want you to espouse the tenants of the State, Communism, or nothing…atheism is the only religion promulgated. Some have said that our Founders missed the boat in not making Christianity the state religion. The occupants of the Mayflower, having fled Europe for religious freedom, would have rightfully seen that as hypocrisy. Leaving Christianity to fend for itself in the marketplace of ideas – not putting your proverbial ‘finger on the scale’…requires faith….which, I believe, is the point anyway.
Christians? We believe in the inherent superiority of Christianity (Jn. 8:32) It needs no help from government or man…or it’s not the truth. The First Amendment only guarantees a level playing field.”
Here’s a Prayer You Can Pray: “Heavenly Father, help us not to take the easy way…and to apply the truth ‘written on our hearts’ (Rom. 2:15); in Jesus’ Name, amen.”
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