Friday, September 3, 2021

The Right Reason


A lot of harsh words have been exchanged between Christians and those who follow a more secular view of life over the subject of sexuality. While followers of Jesus have pointed out the very negative consequences of an “anything goes” view of sex, non-religious people have questioned if Christians aren’t just mad about not being able to have the same kind of “fun”. 

While there is much evidence to affirm the destructive results which came to be from the sexual revolution of the 1960s, Christians do have reason to take seriously the suggestion to do some soul-searching about our own motives for morality. Some studies have shown that fits of anger are actually a result of uncertainty and insecurity. If we, as believers in the resurrected Jesus Christ, find ourselves verbally tearing apart people because of their sexual practices in ways which do not in any way serve to bring about a positive change in their behavior, we need to reexamine our reasons for such harsh criticisms. 

If any of us have ever secretly wished that we could “walk on the wild side” and get away with it, even if for a very brief time, then maybe we ought to demonstrate a little humility. If our reason for “being good” is so that we don’t get “fried” by God’s judgment, we can do better. 

The Christians in the city of Corinth 2000 years ago also had challenges with the subject of sexuality – maybe to even a larger degree than we do today. But the counsel of the Apostle Paul wasn’t to grit their teeth and gut it out. Instead, he told them to get a heart transplant. When it comes to living according to God’s plan for sexuality, there’s only one right reason: Because Jesus lives in my heart. 

Join us for one of our weekend worship services. Regardless of what area in your life you have a struggle with sin, the one right reason to keep fighting that sin is: Jesus lives in your heart. 

Worship service times: Saturday: 6:00 pm, Sunday: 9:00 am & 10:30 am.

Hawaii Lutheran Church (WELS)

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Honolulu, HI
Community Lutheran Church holds protestant chapel services in Honolulu, Hawaii near Pearl Harbor, HI. We are next to the USS Arizona Memorial, Pearl Harbor Naval Base, Hickam Air Force Base, and Fort Shafter Hawaii. Look for us directly behind the Salt Lake, Hawaii, Target.