Monday, May 3, 2010
Cheung telling it like it is
I have never read a commentator like this guy.
Vincent Cheung isn't afraid to tell you what he thinks. Reacting to the notion that some unbelievers might not come to faith in Christ because of the hypocrisy of professing Christians, Cheung wrote the following:
To reject the gospel message or to apostatize from the faith because of hypocrites or church scandals is completely irrational. Perhaps those hypocrites have never been true Christians, or perhaps they have temporarily stumbled. And if you reject the gospel or apostatize because of them, then perhaps you are among the reprobates or false converts as well. What we can say for certain is that you are stupid.
Commenting on Philippians 2:14-15,
Philippians 2:14 Do all things without grumbling or questioning, 15 that you may be blameless and innocent, children of God without blemish in the midst of a crooked and twisted generation, among whom you shine as lights in the world,
Paul calls his generation of non-Christians crooked and depraved. Our own generation wants to be perceived as enlightened, liberated, open-minded, inclusive, and tolerant; however, the truth is that, like every generation of unbelievers, it is sinful, perverse,blind, indecisive, irrational, and stupid. It is not straight in its thinking and its behavior; the only solution is for us to hold forth the straight, rigid, narrow, exclusive, inflexible, and "intolerant" truth of God's word. God has no interest in "tolerating" your beliefs; rather, he commands you to repent and believe his message, and turn away from your non-Christian lifestyle and religion.