I REALLY believe that when we live the way God intended we will be a blessed and joyous people. It seems that MANY, "christians" want to embrace parts of scripture that do not make them look "too feakish" to the world.
Go ahead, stand up against drugs, rape, abuse, neglect, abortion, alcohol, pornography, curse words, sex outside of marriage, homosexuality and corruption, yay, good for you, you are so holy. But doesn't most of the non-believing world stand against most of the same things? Whatever happened to being strangers here and looking different? I know, I know, in the "real world" it just doesn't work, I just don't get it, I haven't lived enough blah. blah. dribble. dribble.
This young, inexperienced, over-zealous, obnoxious, loud and passionate 36 year old has some groundbreaking, earth shattering, life changing advice for you, you ready, write this down:
. . . be doers of the word, and not hearers only, deceiving yourselves. -James 1:22
Yes, I believe that verse and I also believe that:
"All Scripture is breathed out by God and profitable for teaching, for reproof, for correction, and for training in righteousness, that the man of God may be competent, equipped for every good work." 2 Timothy 3:16-17