"Biblical Christianity makes an offer that the WBC never can make. That offer is forgiveness and the hope of the enteral life with faith and trust put in Jesus Christ."
One would think that the statement made in the title of this blog would be self-explanatory and not need to be put into such plain English. Sadly, that is not the case. Thanks or better yet, no thanks to the Westboro Baptist and its continued push to distort, twist and misrepresent biblical Christianity further explanation is needed.
One might be asking why I have picked this topic to blog about at this particular moment. In many aspects, the Westboro Baptist so-called church has not been exactly front and center on the Christendom stage of late, especially after the passing of their founder Fred Phelps. This however does not mean that this cult is dead in the water and still not out spreading their misrepresentation of the Word of God. Maybe a little more misguided, but not dead by any means. As so is, the case happening here this upcoming weekend (Dec 7th – Dec 13th) and week here is the southeastern part of the state of Wisconsin. The WBC will be busy protesting in several areas around the southern part of the state. They will be spreading their hate speech about groups God “hates.” They will be out busily giving Biblical Christianity a bad name in the confusion of cultic behavior.
Most of those who consider themselves Bible-believing, Biblical Christians already are aware of and understand who and what the cult of Westboro Baptist’s are about. Most of us are fully aware of how they take their messages of hate and twisted contextual biblical proof texts and try to inflict unjust and unrighteous pain upon their victims. Those victims that they have chosen purely by hatred and not out of a desire to preach the Biblical Gospel for the sake of true conversion, but instead to entice rage and hatred.
It is because of these lies and the twisting of the bible that we, as Bible fearing Christ-loving Christians, must explain the truth. We must explain to those who do not know Christ as their Lord and Savior that The Westboro Baptist cult is no way a representation of the Christ or Biblical Christianity. We must do what we can do to show the actual love of Christ to those who may be confused by this misrepresentation from the WBC.
The WBC effectually puts biblical Christians on the spot. We must become apologist of the Faith ready to do battle on the front lines. While one could make the argument that the WBC is message is not exactly wrong, by the same token it is not exactly right either. While Jesus and the Word of God speak in clear opposition to the sins of homosexuality, adultery, fornication, and murder ( including abortion) it does not promote such acts that the WBC participates in. The WBC takes the truths of God’s Word that clearly lays out what is and what is not sinful and preverts the orthopraxy of faith into a hetrodoxocail act of malice and miscontent. Often times this malice is aimed towards those who would directly be reached with the truth of God’s Word by only preaching the Good News to them, the Gospel of Jesus Christ.
While the WBC bullies, it’s way around due to the fact that most of its members are lawyers meaning that they are able to find ways of intimidating their victims. Either by verb assaults or threats of lawsuits, which usually make quick and easy victims by lining the WBC’s pockets with ill-gotten revenue. This in no way represents Biblical Christianity. Biblical Christianity does not look to make money by promoting hateful speech and then gain from it via lawsuits when confronted with the issue at hand.
Instead, Biblical Christianity aims speaks the truth which is often times more than not hard to swallow for the non-believer in love. While to many speaking the truth in love, may not seem like love to some mainly because it is anti-cultural and flies in direct opposition to what is popular today. Biblical Christianity does speak love. It speaks love because in the end there is an offer made that far out weights anything this world can offer. Biblical Christianity makes an offer that the WBC never can make. That offer is forgiveness and the hope of the enteral life with faith and trust put in Jesus Christ. This is something that the WBC never offers and can’t offer because they are not of Biblical Christianity, but instead of a cult. This cult is focused only one thing, forcing hate and malice along with a twisted view a Scripture.
This is why the Westboro Baptist Chruch is not a representation of Biblical Christianity.