Hello family! This question that I have, in my eyes, should obviously be an easy one for the Christian Community. Unfortunately even though it is an easy answer it seems more obvious in my generation that a lot of my generation doesn’t care about doing the right thing because it is the right thing to do through the perspective of God’s eyes.
A couple of days ago I had a friend talk to me about being in a life group. In this life group these leaders were talking about (or should I say glorifying) having strippers at their bachelor party. (why I think I’m so concerned with this is because these leaders are actually youth ministry leaders)
So my questions are going to be pretty deep and I want see all these questions for me but also for my friend.
What makes us a Christian? ( I know it’s not by my righteousness or my deeds that we become a Christian)
How should a Christian be acting, thinking, talking? (I know God commands us to be holy, and blameless, and not bitter and controlled by our lusts and pride but be filled with the Spirit and walk in the Spirit; to act as though we were seated in Christ at the right hand of God)
In this situation and situations like this:
How should I do what Paul says in Galatians 6:1?
“If anyone is caught in any transgression, you who are spiritual should restore him in a spirit of gentleness. Keep watch on yourself, lest you too be tempted”
What are some effects that could happen if we start our marriage off with a bachelor party that involves immoral activities?
Obviously knowing that relationship ties are very important and I can’t just go around trying to correct everybody; I also think it is very important to stand firm in the truth no matter what; to speak boldly. It seems like my generation is more worried about who they offend and keeping everyone happy rather then standing firm in the path of righteousness. I know that I have to be full of Truth and Grace and I hope to understand more on the ways to gently restore my brother and sister who is caught in a sin.
P.S. , I truly appreciate this ministry and I have been able to use what you all help me to understand and organized in my head to apply to situations like Halloween and Catholicism and I’m hoping to be able to use what you all give me for this situation to much love and respect. Furthermore, I know I can go to my Bible and find many Scripture verses on what it says about how we should be thinking, and acting, and talking, but, I asked this ministry because you all show me different viewpoints and maybe different tools to use or questions to ask to bring them ( and I) to the conclusions the Bible comes to about these topics without just throwing Scipture verses out at them. I greatly appreciate these techniques.
In Christ’s love,
Corey A. Patterson