It may be a mute point now that the election's over and Perry won, but I'm still amazed at the hooplah the media (including some at my own paper) have made over Perry saying that "non-Christians are going to hell."
Isn't that exactly what Scripture tells us?
Why are politicians and celebrities slammed for having and talking about their Christian faith?
Independent Kinky Friedman said, "He doesn't think very differently than the Taliban, does he?"
I've thought about this several times since Sunday and I think it goes back to what the Apostle Paul said, "For the word of the cross is foolishness to those who are dying, but to us who are saved it is the power of God."
As Christians we can't expect the rest of the world to understand our beliefs or agree with them.
When we start quoting scripture it means nothing to them. Which is why we must find other means to convey our morality and views on issues like abortion and same-sex marriage -- besides quoting scripture.
Quoting Leviticus to an unbeliever won't sway their opinion. If it's true there must be other means of going about persuading a person.
I may be rambling here, but what do you think?