Q: Should Christians boycott companies that support anti-Christian policies?
What are anti-Christian policies? Is the biblical Law aka the Torah of Moses or the Mosaic Law anti-Christian? If Sabbath violations, slavery, abortion, divorce, homosexuality and the like are altogether anti-Christian policies, then pray tell, where do Christians begin to boycott? For what have I to do with judging those also who are outside? Do you not judge those who are inside? But those who are outside God judges.. (1 Cor 5: 12, 13). For the time has come for judgment to begin at the house of God; and if it begins with us first, what will be the end of those who do not obey the gospel of God? Now “If the righteous one is scarcely saved, Where will the ungodly and the sinner appear?” (1 Pet 4: 17, 18)
Should Christians likewise boycott ’Christian’ law firms that front Christian lawyers to tackle divorce and other lawsuits among bible-believing Christians? I say this to your shame. Is it so, that there is not a wise man among you, not even one, who will be able to judge between his brethren? But brother goes to law against brother, and that before unbelievers! Now therefore, it is already an utter failure for you that you go to law against one another. Why do you not rather accept wrong? (1 Cor 6:5-7).
Should Christians boycott Christian gynecologists that perform abortions at their consecrated clinics? Should Christians boycott Christian companies that flout eco-friendly laws and manufacture products derived from animal testing? Should Christians boycott Hollywood as if the grand old dame is void of Judeo-Christian patronage? Should Christians boycott churches peddling a different gospel (2 Cor 11:4; Gal 1) that may altogether run like a money-spinning entity?
Do we Christians speak from both ends of our mouths and contradict ourselves when we nail one vice if only to nurse another? Can we throw the baby out with the bathwater? Only the gullible will fall for that scheme hook, line and sinker. So, should Christians boycott companies that support anti-Christian policies? Irony of ironies, lest we shoot ourselves in the leg, it seems altogether absurd.
[For there is no difference; for all have sinned and fall short of the glory of God, being justified freely by His grace through the redemption that is in Christ Jesus whom God set forth as a propitiation by His blood, through faith, to demonstrate His righteousness, because in His forbearance God had passed over the sins that were previously committed, to demonstrate at the present time His righteousness, that He might be just and the justifier of the one who has faith in Jesus. Where is boasting then? It is excluded. By what law? Of works? No, but by the law of faith (Rom 3:22-27)].
The Jerusalem Council: Now therefore, why do you test God by putting a yoke on the neck of the disciples which neither our fathers nor we were able to bear? But we believe that through the grace of the Lord Jesus Christ we shall be saved in the same manner as they” (Acts 15:6-11).
The Jerusalem Decree: For it seemed good to the Holy Spirit, and to us, to lay upon you no greater burden than these necessary things: that you abstain from things offered to idols, from blood, from things strangled, and from sexual immorality. If you keep yourselves from these, you will do well (Acts 15:28, 29).
Thank God then for the present age of grace – while it lasts!
5 Nov 2014
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