A Blurry World

We live in a blurry world. A world in which distinctions are no longer clear. In fact, to even make distinctions is considered improper, and in some cases illegal.

It began with “unisex” clothing in which there was no distinction made between how men and women dressed. Now the distinction between the sexes has reached the point where homosexuality is an accepted life style.  A life style in which two people of the same sex are viewed as a couple and want the same rights as a man and woman who are married. Sadly, our children are growing up in a world where the distinction between the sexes is blurred.

It is true with religion as well. The new age movement has made an attempt to blur the distinctions between all religions.  All religions lead to God, there is no difference. Even students in one of the country’s largest “Christian” colleges see no distinction between evangelical Christianity and other so-called “Christian” religions around us.

It is true when it comes to the church as well. Many saints in our local assemblies see no difference between a local assembly which attempts to follow the New Testament principles and pattern, and a church that ignores such truth. To make a distinction as to how a group of Christians function at the corporate level is legalistic and narrow-minded. The distinctions have been blurred and minimized.

The blurring of distinctions can be found in many other areas as well. The roles of husbands and wives. In some homes even the distinction between parents and children is blurred when it comes to authority.

May God give us the grace, wisdom, and spiritual strength to make Scriptural distinctions clear.