I am a member of a conservative, reformed denomination. I consider it a privilage to have a local, bible-believing, gospel-preaching church. Since joining this denomination, I have been increasingly challenged to live my life from a biblical perspective. This means that my opinions no longer matter, that I must live my life according to what the Lord has revealed in his word. With this perspective, there's no more 'I'm okay, you're okay.' There is simply right and wrong.
Many Christians will consider a social issue from a worldly perspective and thoughtfully form their conclusions based upon their own feelings or experiences. But, I can't do that. My feelings and experiences don't trump God's word. His word rules. This is a more rigid way of living. Some might even call it closed-minded. But, for a Bible believing Christian there really is no other option. We are called to believe and obey.
My heart is aching tonight for a fellow Christian, and others like her who have bought into the world's lies on social issues. Believing that a woman has a right to her own body more than a child has a right to his own life is flat out lie. God says that murder is wrong. Period.
It saddens me to discover that even in my conservative little church, Satan is still at work deceiving. I am not angry with this person, but I pray for her that the Lord will change her heart. And, I pray that he will reveal to me other areas of my life where I am not fully submitting to his word.
May he continue to sanctify us until we reach our glory.