(This excellent article was written by Anthony Bushnell and originally posted at www.desiringgod.org on November 11, 2016. I strongly urge you to read it prayerfully.) Continue reading . . .
NOVEMBER 11, 2016Let’s Rise to Love Those Left in FearArticle byAnthony Bushnell
(This excellent article was written by Anthony Bushnell and originally posted at www.desiringgod.org on November 11, 2016. I strongly urge you to read it prayerfully.)
These days have become an important litmus test for white evangelicals in America. How worldly are we? How desensitized have we become, not only to sexual immorality, but to ethnocentrism, partiality, and pride? Has the love of Christ shaped our souls deeply enough that we “look not only to [our] own interests, but also to the interests of others” (Philippians 24)? Do we have the mind of Christ to truly care for and extend love to those who are different from us?
We have neighbors and coworkers — even friends and family — who are not just disappointed or sorrowful over the presidential-election results, but also genuinely afraid. I don’t mean just the abstract, unrealistic fear of the candidate on the other side of the spectrum from you. No, this is anxiety born directly from specific comments that singled out race or gender. It is personal.
Muslims remember the president-elect’s declaration a year ago that they should be made to carry identification cards. They remember when his campaign said they should be given a religious test to enter the United States. They remember sitting with a growing sense of isolation and rejection as he and his campaign pressed repeatedly on the threat they pose to America.
Women who have been sexually harassed, assaulted, or abused see a man who has