I Hate the Double Minded

Many Christians are double minded in many social issues. Either they try to please someone they love by tolerating their sins and abominations they do or they themselves are sinful tempting God.

 

Part of the problem within Christendom is lack of understanding on what love is.

Song 8:6a-7 For love is as strong as death, Jealousy as cruel as the grave; Its flames are flames of fire, A most vehement flame. Many waters cannot quench love, Nor can the floods drown it. If a man would give for love All the wealth of his house, It would be utterly despised.

Christ’s love for us costs His own death (John 10:15) and is cruel to send Him even to the grave. Christ left His very nature of being God came down to get despised as a servant for love (Mark 10:45). That’s the love Christ expects from us. He not only wants us to deny ourselves if we desire to come to Him (Matt 16:24). Our love towards Christ must be a jealous love even to hate our own relatives if they come in between us and Him (Luke 14:26; Matt 10:37). Our desire must not be to save our life but willing to lose it for His sake (Luke 9:24). All our wealth must be utterly despised before our love for Christ (Luke 18:22).

Following Christ and loving Him has a price to pay. We need to throw away our entire wealth if they come in between us and God (Matt 13:44-46). We need to depart from all our relationships if they come in between us and God (Matt 10:37). We need to even chop off our hand and legs, and pluck our eyes if they come in between us and God (Mark 9:43-48). We need to hate all that come in between us and God.

Matt 10:34-39 Do not think that I came to bring peace on earth. I did not come to bring peace but a sword. For I have come to ‘set a man against his father, a daughter against her mother, and a daughter-in-law against her mother-in-law’; and ‘a man’s enemies will be those of his own household.’ He who loves father or mother more than Me is not worthy of Me. And he who loves son or daughter more than Me is not worthy of Me. And he who does not take his cross and follow after Me is not worthy of Me. He who finds his life will lose it, and he who loses his life for My sake will find it.

We need to ask ourselves if anything is coming in between us and God that is stopping us from being zealous for His word and His holiness? Is any sin or abomination coming in between us and God? Is our love towards friends and relatives and their preference for some sins and abominations coming in between us and God? If so, how can we say we love Him, for He declares us to be unworthy of Him.

Christians abstaining from raising their voice against sins and abominations like cohabitation, same sex marriages, abortions, euthanasia etc by being silent is same as supporting it. As Jesus said, He who is not with Me is against Me (Matt 12:30). Is Jesus speaking for sins and abominations or against it? There is no middle ground on these matters. If we remain lukewarm, He will vomit us out of His mouth (Rev 3:15). As Elijah asked, how long will Christians waver between two opinions? (1Kgs 18:21). If Christians are not strong on some of the social matters, how can they be a witness to the ends of the world declaring His holiness and righteousness?

As Psalmist says, “I hate the double-minded” (Psa 119:113)