I Was Just Thinking About – OUTRAGE!
Is outrage ever a proper action or reaction for the Biblical Christian? Outrage is defined as: (Noun) “(a) any act of wanton cruelty or violence; any gross violation of law or decency; (b) anything that strongly offends, insults, or affronts the feelings; (c) a powerful feeling of resentment or anger aroused by something perceived as an injury, insult or injustice.”
Samuel J. McLure wrote on Facebook:” No one is sufficiently outraged. AL State Legislature just passed Constitution Amendment declaring AL as a pro-life State. Professing Christian Senator and others opposed arguing that Jesus would like mothers to have the option to kill their children. No one is sufficiently outraged.” This issue pertains to Proposal 16 that was being presented to the Governor and Legislature for definitive action. It states a needed concern about the 16 Babies Aborted daily in the State of Alabama.
Frank Pass Commented on Sam’s Post: “Sam I am outraged. I am outraged that our legislators would rather declare themselves pro-life than act on pro-life principles...I am outraged that 16 babies a day are aborted in Alabama and not enough people care...I am outraged that nobody cares about single moms in poverty without healthcare and that addressing these issues will have a direct effect on the number of abortions in our state... I am outraged that there are 5000 kids in foster care in our "pro-life" state, probably half of them waiting to be adopted, and over 12,000 churches in our state who obviously do not believe that true religion is to care for widows and orphans...I am outraged that too many Alabama families have to break federal law or move to treat their kids with cannabis...all these things are pro-life issues and they are widely ignored by our churches and our politicians in our "pro-life" state and that is outrageous.”
Frank Pass made reference to James 1:27, “Pure and undefiled religion before our God and Father is this: to care for orphans and widows in their distress, and to keep oneself from being polluted by the world.” In a nation and world that is becoming increasingly secularized, it appears that the professing Christian and secularized Church have become numb to the Biblical focus and obligations of those who claim to embrace “pure religion.” How frequently do you think and pray about the widows and orphans within your sphere of knowledge and living area? How often do you reach out and do a kind act for the widows and orphans? How often do you pause and determine to share a kind word or bring a gift for the widows or orphans? How many of you would be willing to become foster or adoptive parents for one of the thousands of orphans in the state where you reside? Will you, like Jesus, say bring the little ones to me and do not forbid them to come?
Prayerfully – consider these things with me!