This Is A Hard Teaching To Follow

To reiterate yesterday’s point, Ezekiel again reminds us of the importance of looking after our responsibility to warn others about their sin.

“Son of man, I have made you a watchman for the house of Israel; so hear the word I speak and give them warning from me.  When I say to the wicked, ‘O wicked man, you will surely die,’ and you do not speak out to dissuade him from his ways, that wicked man will die for his sin, and I will hold you accountable for his blood.  But if you do warn the wicked man to turn from his ways and he does not do so, he will die for his sin, but you will have saved yourself.”  — Ezekiel 33:7-9

Put plainly, if we understand this to be analogous to our own duty to warn others, when we are confronted with a person who is flagrantly disobedient to God’s laws, we are obligated to say something.  Even more plainly, when confronted with a situation where we are talking to a person who is openly homosexual, it seems to me that we have a duty to tell that person how God feels about such a lifestyle.  This is a hard lesson, especially in today’s atmosphere of political correctness.  But, wouldn’t Christ have been this bold, rather than just walking away in an effort not to offend the other person?


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