We All Believe our own Child’s Flatulence Does Not Stink

16 Mar

We All Believe our own Child’s Flatulence Does Not Smell

Will you forgive me for comparing sin to flatulence? We all have it. And that is the point.

Without trying to be crude–in fact, I toned down the original saying when I wrote my title, due to the fact that it is probably too crude for WordPress, and is definitely too crude for me to publish in a post that goes out worldwide–there is much to ponder here.

Senator Rob Portman was against gay marriage until his own son came out as gay. There are two opposite ideas that oppose what he did.

The gay rights crowd asks what took him so long and why did it require someone in his family to be gay before he changed his mind?

I guess they forget that the president changed his mind only months ago. But he did it without a family epiphany, too . . .

On the other side, there are some of us who ask whether God’s unchanging standards get set aside due to the fact that someone we love/gave birth to is engaged in a particular sin?

It happens all the time, not only with finding out our child is gay.

Our child can be involved in promiscuous sex. Father a child when he is 18 with someone underage. Have three babies out-of-wedlock by three different fathers.

Suddenly, the Scriptures we have believed and upheld our entire lives are set aside, due to the fact that one of our children disobeyed them.

Is that helpful to our child? To not call him or her to obey God’s Word?

That does not mean to rail at our child. But to calmly point out that God’s design is a whole lot better than what man comes up with. We won’t do that, why?

Because we want to be friends with our child and think that friends never challenge each other to a higher standard?

And that, my friends, is the genesis of the statement that we all believe our own child’s flatulence does not stink.

We may challenge other people’s children to a higher standard but with our own children, we are tempted to change the standard.

Problem is, we can change every law on the books and make gay marriage, promiscuity, sex with underage people, and babies by multiple fathers not only legal but even normal. Still we will not change God’s standard.

We may confuse a whole generation, or several of them.

But they will still stand before a holy God someday and be asked to account for the decisions they made in this life.

And God won’t be grading on a curve.

There is a great mystery here. We will either get into heaven or not based on whether we had a relationship with Jesus and allowed Him to be our sin bearer.

But the Bible is clear that in both situations, those who go to heaven (rewards) and those who do not (punishments) will stand morally responsible for their actions, or lack thereof, in this world.

It is not helpful to encourage our child to think that, of seven billion people on this planet, he alone possesses flatulence that does not stink. Ya know!!??


2 Responses to “We All Believe our own Child’s Flatulence Does Not Stink”

  1. Donald March 16, 2013 at 11:01 AM #

    I’m just waiting for the day when these people proclaiming, “Who are to deny someone happiness that is involved in a committed loving relationship” are faced with the effects of that statement being drawn to its logical conclusion.

  2. allen March 17, 2013 at 11:27 PM #

    “Teacher, this woman was caught
    in the very act of committing adultery.
    Now in the law, Moses commanded us to stone such women.
    So what do you say?”
    They said this to test him,
    so that they could have some charge to bring against him.
    Jesus bent down and began to write on the ground with his finger.
    But when they continued asking him,
    he straightened up and said to them,
    “Let the one among you who is without sin
    be the first to throw a stone at her.”

    Jesus consistently LOVED the sinner into repentance.

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