Tuesday, September 25, 2018

10 commandments, beatitudes and Acts 2

I don't why Christians get so adamant about posting the 10 commandments in public spaces. I have seen several of those facebook memes again recently. But then, I don't really understand USAChristianity. And I suspect a lot of Canadian Christians post or repost those 10 commandment memes without thinking. 

I could be wrong, but I suspect that... 
  • some of it is waving a big stick... people you need to get in line;
  • some of it is a longing for something that never was. Many people have an idealized misunderstanding of mid-20th century North American culture, thinking it was Christian.
Why should we argue that the 10 commandments should be posted? That's not the defining passage for the follower of Jesus.

Why don't we declare (& live out) the beatitudes
That would be a much Christian thing,

Why don't we call each other to live out Acts 2:42f
They devoted themselves to the apostles’ teaching and to fellowship, to the breaking of bread and to prayer. 
Maybe if we lived that way, then there might be reason for
everyone [to be] filled with awe at the many wonders and signs performed by the apostles.
Maybe if
all the believers were together and had everything in common. [And] sold property and possessions to give to anyone who had need. Every day they continued to meet together in the temple courts. They broke bread in their homes and ate together with glad and sincere hearts, praising God 
then maybe the church might 
enjoy the favor of all the people. And the Lord added to their number daily those who were being saved.
Just a thought

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