Thursday, September 19, 2013

The Disconnect

Do you ever see a link on Facebook to an article that looks really good? I love it when my friends post valuable stuff. I'll read it and think how right that author was.

Then, I read the comments.

By now, I should know better. Either the comments will be boring, with everyone giving the author a pat on the back, or I often find something far more disconcerting.


Either the commenter didn't understand what the article was saying at all, or his beliefs are warped. Sometimes, I'm a bit shocked by the disconnect. A man mentions helping his wife at home, and commenters say he's being arrogant in assuming that the work was hers in the first place. A woman speaks of modesty and is told she's in the wrong. But if we look at these situations from the Bible, men are to love their wives, and this can be shown in helping them; on the flip side, wives do have responsibilites in the home. Women are to be modest; men are to guard their eyes. It seems so simple to me. Why is there such a debate?

I've come to realize that part of the reason so many people have a problem with Godly wisdom is because they cannot understand it. As Christians, God gives us truth and perception others don't have.
"Now we have received, not the spirit of the world, but the spirit which is of God; that we might know the things that are freely given to us of God. Which things also we speak, not in the words which man's wisdom teacheth, but which the Holy Ghost teacheth; comparing spiritual things with spiritual. But the natural man receiveth not the things of the Spirit of God: for they are foolishness unto him: neither can he know them, because they are spiritually discerned" (I Corinthians 2:12-14).
So this disconnect I've been seeing? It's to be expected. And what are we to do?
Go make disciples.
Witness to others, and if they accept God, train them in the faith.
Each time we do this, one less person will have the disconnect.

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