The other day a friend wonder what ethical beliefs would Christians not believe in if they thought Christianity was false. In other words, what beliefs in ethics do you hold only because of Christianity. Unsurprisingly, many said things regarding homosexuality or early abortions. But sadly, though not surprising, none responded with loving your enemy. I think this is because the majority of Christians don’t seriously hold that belief though it is more essential than the two listed above. I know that I hold the belief to die for my enemy only because of Christ. And that was the first thing I thought to lose if Christ is not risen. But as I reflected on this even more, I realized something else. Some of these same Christians say that they love the devil, because God loves the devil. This seems to be a complete warp on everything. Christians openly saying they love the devil and would kill their enemy. I can only conclude that Christidom is in trouble, with a very sad heart.
I have blogged more about Jehovah Witness’ beliefs than I had ever anticipated. I have come to learn that Jehovah Witnesses are not suppose to read anything written by someone who used to be a JW. Because of this I wanted to make it clear that I have never been a JW. I became invested in this subject because a friend who was talking with Jehovah Witnesses said they didn’t understand why any Christian believe Jesus to be God. Since, I have studies apologetics and philosophy for the better part of the last ten years, I told them I be happy to look over scripture with them. In doing so, I learn that the JW’s arguments were not something that could be easily dismiss. I spent about a year looking for JW’s articles and beliefs and books/articles that argued against them. All this to say, that if you are a JW, I do care about you. I write these blogs about JW’s beliefs that people may be more informed. And if you ever wanted to discuss these important topics I would be happy to. I only ask that we remain loving in the dialogue and open to the real possibility that we can be wrong, even in the beliefs we hold most dear. I hope that both your and my desire is that we end up on the right side of eternity with the blessed Savior Jesus.