Responding to I’m Christian, But I’m Not. A Video Done By BUZZFEED YELLOW
A video recently circulated around social media. It was by Buzzfeed Yellow and the video was called “I’m Christian, but I’m not.” Simply put, this video devalues everything that Christianity stands for and here’s why:
The video is a series of statements made by a handful of young adults stating things like “I’m Christian, but I’m not homophobic.” “I’m Christian, but I love my wine.” “I’m Christian, but I like Sex.” I’m Christian, but I not perfect.”
The issue I have with this video is that it completely devalues all that Christ did on the cross.
See, Christianity is about rejecting and conquering sin. A Christian who accepts sin and refuses to see it for what it is, is in big trouble. They have allowed themselves to be deceived by a false gospel.
If this video did not continuously make the statement “I’m a Christian…” We would be having an entirely different conversation. The fact that these are statements by “Christians” So, I felt it necessary to open it up.
Statement 1: I’m Christian, but I’m not homophobic.
Being homophobic is defined as “having fear of something that is homosexual or the idea of homosexuality.” There is no fear here at all when it comes to Christianity. The issue is not about fear, it’s about what the word of God says.
The Bible was a book that was written to heterosexuals. Any time it referred to relationships it was referring to male and females. Anytime the Bible addressed same sex relations it was in reference to sin, or being against God.
1 Corinthians 6:9
Don’t you realize that those who do wrong will not inherit the Kingdom of God? Don’t fool yourselves. Those who indulge in sexual sin, or who worship idols, or commit adultery, or are male prostitutes, or practice homosexuality
The reason this is such a controversial issue is because it is a collision between culture and Bible. When the sinful nature of a person comes head to head with the Word of God we have two choices “accept or reject”. Acceptance leads to freedom and the renewing of the mind rejection leads to deception and spiritual death.
Statement 2: I’m Christian, But I’m Not Perfect
Excellent statement and I completely agree with you, in fact it is my imperfection that magnifies the perfection of Christ. I have nothing to boast in other than the Cross and the freedom it provides for me. Without it (The Cross) I am eternally separated from God, but with it, I have access to all of the benefits of the Kingdom of God through Jesus Christ. But see there is a demand on your life that comes with these benefits and it requires you to “Take up your cross, deny yourself and follow Him.”
Statement 3: “I’m Christian, But I Love Me Some Wine”
Another reference to the alcohol debate. I will be doing a video in the near future titled “What the Bible Says about Alcohol”.
Statement 4: “I’m Christian, But I like Sex”
Sex was created by God and to be had between a husband and a wife within the covenant of marriage. Our culture has perverted it to nothing more than a physical act. And when you make it a physical act it is then fornication.
Or do you not know that the unrighteous will not inherit the kingdom of God? Do not be deceived; neither fornicators, nor idolaters, nor adulterers, nor effeminate, nor homosexuals 1 Corinthians 6:9
Statement 5: “In The End, It All Comes Down To Love”
As I mentioned in the video this is a statement that is made in reference to the cultural definition of love. This is flawed. I will be addressing this in greater detail, in another video in the near future.
What do you think?I’d love to hear.
As much as I know this video and article hits on some very hard topics, my hope is to address them in a safe way so that you can ask questions if needed, or share you thoughts on it. That being said, please comment, share and rate. Thank you!