Mission Statement

In classical sacrifices, the people get the good bits, and the gods get the refuse, the bits that would get thrown out otherwise.

Not our God. Leviticus (particularly Leviticus 3) describes the sacrifices that our LORD demanded from His people of Israel. God gets the kidneys, the tail, and all the fat. He gets the prime steak, He gets the best.

Today we do not literally give sacrifices of animals. For us the ultimate sacrifice has been made through our Lord, Christ Jesus. But should always be our ambition to do the same thing - to offer God the best of what we have, to offer Him the fat, and not the smoke and bones.

Saturday, 26 June 2010

Hate Filled and Intolerant

It has finally happened! I am officially bagged by the hippies of the world. Or at least a soon-to-be-ex housemate.

Apparently I spent my time listening to hate-filled and intolerant CDs (read, Christian presuppositionaly appologetics), and only someone hate-filled and intolerant would do such a thing.

Said person didn't bother to speak to me about it. They went to Kallie, and worried her until she thought I was watching DVDs on how to be a terrorist. I told her all about these awesome CDs, and pointed out that we actually say some of the same stuff on a regular basis. That's because we are hate-filled, and intolerant.

Okay, so what exactly was it that made us (especially me) hate-filled and intolerant?

We believe that Jesus is THE way, THE truth, and THE life, and that NO ONE comes to the Father EXCEPT THROUGH HIM.

We believe that there are fundamental logical flaws in all non-Christian worldviews.

We believe that you can be "so open-minded your brains have fallen out".

We believe that we you say or believe that there is no such thing as an absolute, we have the right to point out that that can't be absolutely true. (Think about it.)

When you are a Christian, it means that Jesus has become Lord of your life, and that means that you won't always be liked. Which doesn't exactly thrill anyone. I mean, we all like to be liked. But the important thing is not what other people think of you, it is what God thinks of you.

I serve an intolerant God. He doesn't tolerate competition. He doesn't tolerate sin. He's just intolerant. And guess what? That's the way it is! He's God, not us. He is not made in our image, in the image we want Him to be. That's not God. God is holy and righteous, and, when it is necessary, intolerant.

So I'm wearing my badge with pride. I am hate-filled and intolerant. Because I serve a God who is even more intolerant than I am.

1 comment:

Sam-Is-Mad said...

God is obviously not hate-filled. God is love. But His love is not the wishy-washy love that lots of people want; it's love that demands the best for the beloved, even when it's easier for everyone to settle for the second best.

Which comes across as intolerant to unbelievers I suppose.