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There has been much discussion of late (particularly on social media) about what it means to be a Christian. There are many different issues where people claiming to be Christians are on opposite sides. How do we respond? What do we say? What side do we come down on?
Many of these current issues are political in nature. We all have our political leanings and we typically lean toward one “party” or the other. Sometimes it doesn’t really matter. Sometimes, though, it does matter.
Social/political issues always tend to divide people...they have even been known to split churches. When we allow our personal feelings and “leanings” to be the determining factor in our lives rather than God’s Word, it always leads to trouble.
There are some things that God allows us to make up our own minds about. He gave us a brain that is capable of thought: He wants us to use it! He tells us to do something, but leaves it up to us to determine the most expedient method.
But then there are other things about which He is very clear about what He wants and how He wants it done. These Biblical issues have no room for “leaning.”
When deciding which way to “lean” on a social or political issue, make sure you always consult the Bible and prayerfully consider if your “leanings” are pleasing to Him.