Christianity is counter-cultural

Jesus said, “For what is exalted among men is an abomination in the sight of God.” (Luke 16:15)

The long awaited Olympics is celebrated in a dazzling display of decadent festivity, but Jesus said, “For what is exalted among men is an abomination in the sight of God.”

As the sprinter chases down that gold medal, the athlete leaps his way up to his personal glory, and crowd roars in exhilaration, Jesus still says, “For what is exalted among men is an abomination in the sight of God.”

People identifying as “transgender” are praised for their “bravery”, but Jesus said, “For what is exalted among men is an abomination in the sight of God.”

Masses march to parade their “gay pride” because they exalt their diversity, but Jesus said, “For what is exalted among men is an abomination in the sight of God.”

Margaret Sanger is celebrated as a feminist hero, although she claimed black people and Jews were human weeds, but Jesus said, “For what is exalted among men is an abomination in the sight of God.”

Planned Parenthood, who plan the killing of babies, are exalted among society, but Jesus said, “For what is exalted among men is an abomination in the sight of God.”

People despise creationists who believe God’s Word but exalt darwinists because they believe men’s opinions, but Jesus said, “For what is exalted among men is an abomination in the sight of God.”

People love man-made “peace” and “reconciliation” but don’t want peace with God, but Jesus said, “For what is exalted among men is an abomination in the sight of God.”

People love guns and exalt themselves with them, but Jesus said, “For what is exalted among men is an abomination in the sight of God.”

A superstar exalted by his grovelling fans, but Jesus said, “For what is exalted among men is an abomination in the sight of God.”

The media adores a president working out a humanist peace treaty in an intractable conflict, but Jesus said, “For what is exalted among men is an abomination in the sight of God.”

The world will tell you that happiness is everything, ignoring the all-satisfying glory of God, but Jesus said, “For what is exalted among men is an abomination in the sight of God.”

“But God chose what is foolish in the world to shame the wise; God chose what is weak in the world to shame the strong; God chose what is low and despised in the world, even things that are not, to bring to nothing things that are, so that no human being might boast in the presence of God.” 1 Corinthians 1:27-29 

What do you exalt that God sees as an abomination? What do you despise that God exalts?

It is no wonder the mob who rushed against the church in Acts 17:6 claimed “These men who have turned the world upside down have come here also…” The God of the Bible had chosen what the world despises to turn the world upside down.

“so that, as it is written, “Let the one who boasts, boast in the Lord.”” (1 Corinthians 1:31)

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