I’m facing a pretty busy weekend, so instead of writing something new for today, here’s an observation and commentary, more like an open letter to my readers, that I wrote back in 2018. It’s an example of what can wake me up when I’m tired: stupidity and shallow doctrine. Enjoy!
Happy Friday, everybody! 🙂
Dear blogger friends,
Have you ever had so much to write, but being sleepy, tired, worn out and ready for bed kept you from it?
Have you ever wanted to launch into the deep waters of controversial topics only to realize the sails of your little boat were too tattered to catch the wind?
Well, that’s about how I feel right now. I’m tired, sleepy, and I need to get up early in the morning.
However, I saw a bumper sticker today that really got my goat, so I have to say something.
You see, just tonight I was going through a small book that was given to me by a Muslim “apologist,” and my head is still spinning from all the twisted scripture he used to “prove” his obscenely ignorant arguments. The former Baptist converted to Islam, then he wrote a book meant to “prove” that Jesus never claimed to be God nor died on the cross.
If there was one verse taken out of context, there were ten. If there were ten times he made ignorant inferences, there were a hundred where he proved nothing more than that he never studied the Bible as a Baptist, much less as a Muslim.
Maybe, just maybe, if this man had spent more time in the Word of God studying what it actually said instead of being caught up in some social or racial “gospel,” he might have never fallen victim to the foolishness he now believes.
And that’s where the above bumper sticker comes in… It’s about the most useless attempt at profundity I’ve ever seen; it makes no sense whatsoever.
You may think that “Jesus [loves] Feminists” is a wonderful truth, but let’s take a moment or two to unpack it.
First of all, Jesus loves feminists. Yes, He does.
However, Jesus also loves prostitutes and murderers, so what’s the point?
Jesus loves sinners, and that’s why He went to an old, rugged cross to suffer and die for the sins of the world. “For God so loved the world, that he gave his only begotten Son, that whosoever believeth in Him should not perish, but have everlasting life” (John 3:16).
Are feminists sinners? Is that what they’re saying?
Or, is the bumper sticker implying that Jesus loves feminists, but not chauvinists? Is it saying that Jesus prefers tree-hugging egalitarians over traditionally conservative complementarians? Does Jesus love some people and not others? Is that the point?
On the other hand, maybe it’s simply trying to say that Jesus loves feminists, also. Like, Jesus loves the chauvinists, the complementarians, the macho men, AND the feminists.
If that’s the case, then Jesus loves everybody, right? So what’s the point of the bumper sticker?
Unfortunately, the above bumper sticker does nothing glorify the love of Christ. All it does is pander to those who need to be affirmed.
Truth is lost in ambiguity; the reader learns nothing.
What a doctrinally worthless bumper sticker!
I did say I was tired, didn’t I?
And just for fun… watch Allie Beth Stuckey as a feminist (thank the Lord she’s only acting!).