Most think Christians (actually, any religion for this matter ) have weird attitude toward sexuality, for me, if evil things have different degrees, then there are far more serious evil that it makes “sex topic” seem so trivial: violence, discrimination, racism, sexism, dictatship, famine, poverty, less disadvantaged people (mental, physical and elderly) discarded by society, human trafficking…should I go on?!!!!
At personal level, I have compassion on homosexuals, I don’t have homophobia; and myself hope one day I have the sacred marriage according to our Lord. (I know it is easier to be said by a heterosexual like me than if you are homosexual; and I fully aware to answer this at a society level from one person is not logical).
I think a Christian ought to understand the times in which we live and the compelling issues of the day. How can we attempt to apply the principles of God to this world if we don’t have a clue about what’s happening? This whole universe is God’s universe. The rise and fall of kingdoms, and the interaction between people and nations influences the cause of Christ and the Gospel.
We have an enemy. We have a nemesis. He is not just the Enemy, he is not just an enemy; he is your enemy. Listen to what it says again in verse 8. “Be self-controlled and alert. Your enemy the devil prowls around like a roaring lion looking for someone to devour.” He is like a lion. He roars. That’s intimidating. He wants to devour. He has all sorts of things he wants to do. So, know your enemy. First, he is a personal enemy. He has your number, and you’re in his sights. That doesn’t mean he personally is going to be right there, because he is not omnipresent. He is a supernatural being in the sense of not being physical, but he is not omnipresent. He is a spiritual being, but he is not everywhere. But he has agents of influence…