Thursday, February 4, 2010

A Friend of the 10 Baptist Missionaries Speaks Out

 A blog post by a friend who knows them, says in part...

"The Christian American assumption that we can go in and rescue people is flawed.  Are we so arrogant to think that everyone will see our good motives and agree with our judgments of the situation just because we are Christian Americans?  My friends, you have fallen prey to this mentality.  The American judgment is that a child would be better off in America with “good” parents, than in a impoverished country with their own family.  Who should make those kinds of judgments besides God?  He controls a person’s birth place and birth family.  Who are we to decide that it is not good enough for the child?  God saves, not us.  Sometimes, we are privileged to be a part of His work, but He does not work like this.

"The calling on a person’s life should be based in scripture and truth, not based in feelings of compassion and or a knee jerk reaction to tragedy.  There are times that we are overwhelmed with grief over a situation, but we must let God do the fixing.  We must stand by the principles of scripture such as to obey those in authority.  The mandate of James 1:27 is:  “Pure and undefiled religion before God and the Father is this: to visit orphans and widows in their trouble, and to keep oneself unspotted from the world.”  Go walk with these people through thier trouble, bring them food and water, but don’t take them away from their families in the name of Christianity....

"...There are consequences to our actions, even as Christians.  For us to assume (again) that God will rescue them just because their motives were right, would be wrong."  

I am pleased that I have yet to see anyone supporting their actions.


The Improper Adoptee said...

By George she's got it! (although I didn't like the "even as Christians" line-what, they think just because they beleive Jesus is the son of God, bad and arrogant things they do don't matter? Pfft). Belief will never get Christians off the hook-

legitimatebastard said...

Unfortunately, a few Commentors at my blog have supported the missionaries, but were also racist.

AdoptAuthor said...

I have seen racist comments on other blogs asking why "they" keep having babies they can't afford. But I've seen no support for the missionaries, and see no comments on your blog...?

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