The drama at the Clerks office in Kentucky is an example of a problem that arose out of Martin Luther’s reformation. Conflict between faith, folk wisdom and the public office holders role was something Europeans (after Protestan reformation) dealt with by law. Now, it’s America’s turn. And it has to be done once and for all. The last thing Americans need is a set of Taliban-like Christians parading themselves as right, even worse, without written words from the scripture to back up their claims.
Folk wisdom is a biased opinion. It is not a right, it is not a belief, it is not faith and it is Un-Christian to discriminate against outsiders – sinners or not, they are not in your group. But if you chose to, then do not use the public office to do it. Give to Caesar what is Ceaser’s, and to God what is God’s…, Mark 12:17 or remove yourself from a being sited to do so.Reading the scripture alone, without a qualified guide is confusing, you’re prone to misinterpret the meaning and believe wrongly. And when you continue to assert this wrong believe, you are not only adding to the Bible – which is a damnable sin according to the Bible itself, you are also causing an eternal damage to those around you. Note: the Bible’s interpretation of those around you translates as anyone who cares to lend you their ears.
So far what Kim Davis has done to American Christians is akin to adding to the Bible and enjoying every bit of her own passionate wish in a public space. Now that is wrong and the Bible has many things to say about this.
Here’s what 2 Timothy said about this type of attitude. “For the time is coming when people will not endure sound teaching, but having itching ears they will accumulate for themselves teachers to suit their own passions, and will turn away from listening to the truth and wander off into myths.” Read 2 Timothy 4:3-4
It is also written in Colossians 2:8, “See to it that no one takes you captive by philosophy and empty deceit, according to human tradition, according to the elemental spirits of the world, and not according to Christ.”
Read up on: 1 Corinthian 5:1-13, Proverbs 30:5-6, Deuteronomy 4:2, Deuteronomy 12:32, 2 Timothy 3:16.
A true Christian attitude is not only seen displayed in Samuel 8:4-7, it is best described in Romans 14:1 “As for the one who is weak in faith, welcome him, but not to quarrel over opinions.”
Kim Davis might enjoy the limelight but in the long run, she is causing more damage to the religion and the way people perceive American Christians – as ignorant, delusional, self centered and given to quoting phantom phrases.