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Saturday, August 4, 2012

See You On Monday - Chick-Fil-A & Why It's Okay To Support Chick-Fil-A

The following video is one I've shared on FB, and it's hilarious. Following the video I give my thoughts on the Chick-Fil-A Appreciation Day and respond to some critical things I've heard about it.
See You On Monday - Chick-Fil-A Song from theremix on GodTube.
This past week there was a lot of news about Chick-Fil-A and the Appreciation Day that Mike Huckabee instigated. There were mixed reports on having a day of support...whether it was an us vs. them thing or whether it would hinder or help the Gospel for Christians.

Love and support for fellow Christians and freedom for Christian beliefs is not a hindrance to the Gospel. The Gospel is an offense already to those who are perishing.

For the word of the cross is foolishness to those who are perishing, but to us who are being saved it is the power of God.
1 Corinthians 1:18 NASB

Why is it that we want to soft peddle what we believe and not stand up for any Biblical Truth for fear it might offend someone?  It isn't like any of us who went were yelling at people or calling names or showing hate, but people have been brainwashed into believing that Christians are bigots.  The fault does not lie in us going to support Christians who are being discriminated against without just cause.  Some people don't have to have any evidence to get angry.  Yes, we can expect to be persecuted in this life, and we do need to love even our well as people that just annoy us.  Still, I find it important to remember verses like the following:

Be devoted to one another in brotherly love; give preference to one another in honor; not lagging behind in diligence, fervent in spirit, serving the Lord; rejoicing in hope, persevering in tribulation, devoted to prayer, contributing to the needs of the saints, practicing hospitality.
Romans 12:9-13 NASB

Actually, loving our brothers is a good testimony to the world.  On Twitter I experienced someone's anger even though I said it was to show love for fellow Christians.  Still, they knew I was saying things in a positive light.  The anger is because they have been led to believe that sin is acceptable.  They have been deceived into thinking that race and behavior are the same type of issue.  Take that to it's logical conclusion and any behavior could be approved of and sanctioned.

As someone else pointed out, John the Baptist pointed out Herod's having his brother's wife.  I myself have read lately how Jeremiah pointed out the sin of the people.  The reason to point out all kinds of sin (lying, stealing, hate, lust, worshiping idols, wanting what belongs to someone else, etc.) is in hopes that God might grant them repentance and belief/trust in the Savior Jesus (God the Son who lived the perfect life) Who died for sin and rose from the dead.

Primarily though, my thought to eat at Chick-Fil-A on that day was to show love and support to a Christian who was under attack.  I believe that is in keeping with being a good testimony.  It is not going to keep anybody from the Gospel.  Many people who reach out with the Gospel participated, so people should not judge people as hateful or a hindrance to the Gospel.  True love tells the truth even though it may offend.

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