Of Christian Sensibility

It’s not Rocket Science

Let us put an end to repeat images of the Lord’s crucifixion within Christian social-media circles? Naturally, the crucifixion is a pivotal moment in time. We accept that. But graphically reliving such images over and over ad infinitum is macabre. We need not the incessant reminder of our sinful nature in that wayPesach is sufficient. We know we are sinners. We know that it was the work of all of our sins combined. We know that. The amount and the manner of these public displays makes me cringe … This is not a call for a sanitised gospel or a watered-down doctrine. Not at all. It is rather a call for a (more) judicious, circumspect (and not indiscriminate) worship, for some sense and sensibility. It is a plea for an end to worship “amateur hour”. For He was resurrected. He lives. And we are redeemed. Let us rejoice in that. (This distinction, delighting in the resurrection and not the crucifixion, is critical. Otherwise we risk a state of cognitive dissonance, in which case how can we be made whole? God is not the author of confusion.) Glory be to God. Furthermore, He comes quickly. And He comes as the Lion of Judah, to judge and to rule with an iron rod.

We were wrong the first time around, expecting a lion instead we got a lamb. Let’s not get it wrong again. Let us show the respect that is due a king. Our King. Please.

And one of the elders saith unto me, Weep not: behold, the Lion of the tribe of Juda, the Root of David, hath prevailed to open the book, and to loose the seven seals thereof.


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