It’s again come up, the question of why I write what I write, the tone that I write it in, and a continued question as to why I continue to lecture women in the post about whether a woman could become President of the United States. I started writing the following as a comment, but figured that everyone would benefit from understanding my passion for God’s Word:
My form of helping people is to show them the high calling of Christ, to show them what they can be when they throw off what culture and society tell them is right and look to the Lord. That’s the whole point of this blog. The culture and society are constantly pressuring each individual to be and to do things their way. They tell you what to wear, how much to wear, when to have sex, whom to have sex with, when to eat, what to eat, where to work, etc. The culture is a slave driver, asking you to blindly follow it wherever it wills and belittling those who would dare to stop and ask the question “Why should I?”
The most powerful word that we have is “No.” No, I won’t have sex before I’m married. No, I won’t wear a shirt baring my midriff. No, I won’t cheat on my wife. No, I won’t skip church on Sunday because the football game is on.
So, yes, I challenge you to think (not you literally, but you as in all readers). I’d like to think that I don’t shy away from hard topics, but ask the question “Why?” What’s the answer the question– if the answer is “because this is how we’ve always done this” the answer isn’t good enough. We are living in an age where that’s the main answer.
For all of my younger life I did a lot of things because that’s what I was trained. It wasn’t until I was older that I actually stopped to try to think “Why do I believe what I believe?” How do I backup a philosophy with the Word?
Why choose the Bible? Because the Author of the Universe has something to say, and I can pretty much be sure that He has a greater understanding of the weakness of my frame and how I will react in day to day lives than anyone else. By knowing not only what He expects from me, but why and how I know it, I can rest assured that He will take care of the rest. But when I decide I know better, I know that I’m in for correction.
Does that make any sense?