Privilege - Ian Fraser
Why tackle such a difficult and emotionally charged subject? Can’t we just sing happy songs about Jesus, hear an uplifting word and get on with our lives? Jesus was not scared to tackle difficult subjects. In the Gospels Jesus not only tackled difficult subjects, but He was also deliberately cornered with controversies of the day in order for Him to be trapped. Then there would be reason to accuse and have Him condemned. But he kept His cool. And so should we. He always answered with grace and assertiveness. Should we not be the same in such circumstances? Here’s why we should tackle tough questions in church: D. A. Carson warned that if we do not talk about these issues then we and our young people will adopt the persuasions of their peers, or the most persuasively held arguments that society is putting forward.