“THAT WORD YOU KEEP USING.”

June 4, 2015

“THAT WORD YOU USE. I DO NOT THINK IT MEANS WHAT YOU THINK IT MEANS.”

Ben Carson was put on a hate list for being a “homophobe” and saying “hate speech” about homosexuals.

Maybe the word “hate” doesn’t mean what it used to.

When I was young, hating someone meant that you had Ill will toward them, that you would even be glad if something bad happened to them.

On the other side, though, if you cared what became of someone, even dedicated yourself to helping them prosper in some way, well, that was considered loving.

I have a few questions about that.

If a sincere Christian really believes that certain actions could harm an individual, wouldn’t it be loving to try to warn the individual?

Premarital sex is legal, but I think it is wrong, and destructive. Is it hateful for me to express that viewpoint?

Gambling, alcohol consumption, adultery, pornography, all are legal in most respects, but I believe them all to contribute to an unfortunate lifestyle. My opinion. Is it hateful to express it?

Most born again Christians believe that they were rescued from a life of destruction and brought into a life of Joy, peace, and love that they had never before experienced. The God that they love tells them to share this good news with the whole world. If we have found a treasure, is it hateful to try to share that treasure with you?

Journal • Wednesday, Jun 24, 2015, 11:48 AM CDT • 711 King Oliver Rd, Scroggins, TX, United States • 88°F Sunny

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One thought on ““THAT WORD YOU KEEP USING.”

  1. Tom Sandefer says:

    We are obligated to share our beliefs. I think the hate comes in how we react to those who reject what we strongly believe to be true.

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