It is sad to see so many suggesting that #Christians shouldn’t say anything negative about the SCOTUS decision and instead just “show love” (because #lovewins , apparently).

What I read when I see posts to that effect is “I want to be liked and not lose friends so I don’t make any waves, and it bothers me when you make waves because then my super cool friends might think I’m like you.”

The truth is that most American Christians have been spineless, desperately-trying-to-be-liked ninnies for too long.  Surely that is partly to blame for the decline of morality. We have forgotten that our call is to “truth in love” (Ephesians 4:15). Indeed, “love” without truth is mere emotivism.

Of course, the spirit in which we “truth in love” is of utmost importance. There are far too many “Christian trolls” out there in social media land. We ought to speak the truth to those people too and call them out for their poor testimony.  We are called to be meek (controlled) and gentle, wise as serpents and harmless as doves (Eph. 4:2, Matt. 10:16).

Yet, we should also expect to be accused of being “hateful”, because the truth extremely offensive to those under the control of the Prince of This World. This what Paul referred to as the “offense of the cross” (Gal. 5:11) May we finally learn what it means to “take up the cross” and follow Jesus.

Further Reading:

40 Questions for Christians Now Waving Rainbow Flags (Kevin DeYoung)

What is Biblical Love? Series (Ian Columba)

 

Wise as serpents harmless as doves