The Bible. MYTH BUSTING. Series Outline. The Big Reveal What’s the big deal? PROVING the Myth DISPROVING the Myth Busted?. “A Christian should boycott.”. MYTH?. What is the Big Deal?. “A Christian should boycott.” If you’re wrong:
The Big Reveal
What’s the big deal?
PROVING the Myth
DISPROVING the Myth
The Bible tells us not to be polluted by the world, and we should not financially support wickedness.
Religion that God our Father accepts as pure and faultless is this: to look after orphans and widows in their distress and to keep oneself from being polluted by the world.James 1:27
You adulterous people! Do you not know that friendship with the world is enmity with God? Therefore whoever wishes to be a friend of the world makes himself an enemy of God.James 4:4
For if, after they have escaped the defilements of the world through the knowledge of our Lord and Savior Jesus Christ, they are again entangled in them and overcome, the last state has become worse for them than the first.2 Peter 2:20
Even after salvation, the world seeks to entangle and overcome you.
This leaves the possibility of being in a state that is “worse than the first.”
Paul teaches about exercising freedom, not for indulgence but to remain accessible to the lost.
“As the weeds are pulled up and burned in the fire, so it will be at the end of the age. The Son of Man will send out his angels, and they will weed out of his kingdom everything that causes sin and all who do evil. They will throw them into the blazing furnace, where there will be weeping and gnashing of teeth. Matthew 13:40-42
“Everything is permissible”—but not everything is beneficial. “Everything is permissible”—but not everything is constructive. Nobody should seek his own good, but the good of others.Eat anything sold in the meat market without raising questions of conscience, for, “The earth is the Lord’s, and everything in it.”
If some unbeliever invites you to a meal and you want to go, eat whatever is put before you without raising questions of conscience. But if anyone says to you, “This has been offered in sacrifice,” then do not eat it, both for the sake of the man who told you and for conscience’ sake — the other man’s conscience, I mean, not yours. For why should my freedom be judged by another’s conscience? If I take part in the meal with thankfulness, why am I denounced because of something I thank God for?
So whether you eat or drink or whatever you do, do it all for the glory of God. Do not cause anyone to stumble, whether Jews, Greeks or the church of God— even as I try to please everybody in every way. For I am not seeking my own good but the good of many, so that they may be saved.1 Corinthians 10:23-33
What is the intended outcome of the boycott?
Vindication by culture?
A temporary slowing of the cancerous tumor of sin this world is dying from?
Do you think we’ve actually changed minds about the core issues?
Extreme care needs to be applied to the boundaries of the Christian boycotter.
Six degrees of separation? Money has more like 2 degrees of separation.
Ask yourself now if it’s God’s plan for you to effectively exit society.
If you participate in a boycott, why do you do it? What do you want to see accomplished?
What are you supposed to desire as the outcome of your labor?
Does boycotting produce this outcome?