Are You Sugar & Shadows or Salt & Light?

When Culture and Christianity collide, some Christians choose a sugary path. This 1-minute devotion warns against it.

When culture approves and celebrates sinful lifestyles, many Christians lose their salt and hide their light by doing these things:

They decide it's "loving" to remain silent about popular sins, as if those sins are somehow sacred. See Ezekiel 33:8 and Ezekiel 3:18-19.(1)

They begin viewing gays as victims instead of sinners, trying to find others to blame for their lifestyle when Scripture teaches that sin is always a personal choice (James 1:13-15; Ezekiel 18:20). 

They start believing that all sins are the same in God's eyes, thus contradicting Scripture. See All Sins Are Not the Same.

"It's not our place to judge" becomes an extremely popular rebuke, not when discussing sins like dishonesty, murder, or gossip, but when discussing LGBTQ sins. See Judging Biblically.

Ironically, these sinful lifestyles send people to Hell and damage their bodies, souls, and spirits while on earth (1 Corinthians 6:9-11; 1 John 3:6). In addition, history reveals that acceptance of these "unnatural" sins destroys nations (Romans 1:18-32; Jude 1:7). See Sexual History.

We can choose culture or Scripture, but we cannot choose both.

So let's carefully evaluate our attitudes toward these culturally acceptable sins and make sure that we are being salt and light, not sugar and shadows.


If you are hearing Gay Revisionist explanations to justify LGBTQ behavior, please see this collection of articles: Gay Revisionist Arguments. These devotions explain the way these teachings distort and misuse Scripture.

(1) Ezekiel 33:8: "When I say to the wicked, 'You wicked person, you will surely die,' and you do not speak out to dissuade them from their ways, that wicked person will die for their sin, and I will hold you accountable for their blood."   

Because LGBTQ sins have become "sacred" in our culture, we are often called "hateful" when we speak about them. That couldn't be further from the truth. It's hateful to say nothing while people damage their souls. Our speech should be gracious, but it also should be seasoned with salt (Colossians 4:6). That means we graciously share God's truth at appropriate times and in appropriate situations even if it offends. See Seasoned with Salt.

When Culture and Christianity collide, some Christians choose a sugary path. This 1-minute devotion warns against it.

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