This Week’s Thoughts….Jesus: Calling the Marginalized into the Kingdom
It’s interesting…if you read the story of Sodom and Gomorrah, sexual immorality and homosexuality were some of the sins that were going went on. Traditionally we assume that that was the cause for their destruction, but in Ezekiel it says, “Behold, this was the guilt of your sister Sodom: she and her daughters had pride, excess of food, and prosperous ease, but did not aid the poor and needy. They were haughty and did an abomination before me. So I removed them, when I saw it. (Ezekiel 16:49-50, ESV)” I’m not saying that sexual immorality is should be taken more lightly, but what I am saying is that it is not the final-all ending sin, which western Christianity have portrayed it to be. Granted is not ordained in God’s eyes, but here God judged them on the fact that they had a lot and were not willing to share with the poor. God value those who are marginalized and his people have a specific responsibility to call them into Kingdom, not just converting them….but identifying them and restoring them with truth. How are we loving them when we marginalized them with picket signs and damning them to hell?