Guest Post: Sebastian Gonzales
Back in my last months of high school, my new age Buddhist English teacher made the comment that “White Christian males are the problem with society as they get privileges.” She in fact told me, without hesitation, that the Klu Klux Klan were Christians (a statement way off if you look at scripture). The reason I bring this up, however, is due to a trending subject on social media called “Christian Privilege,” which is essentially many people saying the same thing my ex-teacher has. However, I feel as if this hatred towards us is from uneducated and demonic sources.
Remember what our Lord said,
“If the world hates you, keep in mind that it hated me first. If you belonged to the world, it would love you as its own. As it is, you do not belong to the world, but I have chosen you out of the world. That is why the world hates you.” (John 15:18-19).
They hate us for proclaiming the Gospel of the risen Christ. They’re using the excuse of some of the wickedness done by proclaiming Christians through history to start this uproar despite the fact that if you bring up Atheism or Islam’s history, they’ll not even bat an eye at your response. They only want to humiliate us. And to this I respond with this: love them, tell them the gospel.
Christianity is the only worldview that is theologically, philosophically, scientifically, and archaeologically true. The sacrificial atonement from Christ is what Judaism prophesied about the Messiah. The moral argument from philosophy helps prove there is a God because we all inherently know murder is wrong. Science shows the complexity of reality, showing there’s indeed a creator. Reason why many skeptics just don’t see the evidence from science is because they want scientific proof, a physical property of God, however, philosophy proves that God is a non-physical entity. In the words of apologist Eric Hernandez, “If you were to look for God with science, that’d be the equivalent of looking for plastic bottles on a beach with a metal detector.” Lastly, archaeology helps shows that the Biblical account of cities and people from the Bible are, in fact true.
Archaeology gives Christianity evidence, worldviews like Mormonism and Atheism have none of this.
Then don’t forget all of the things the Church has done for society, it’s given us higher standards of education and educational facilities: expanding knowledge. Yes, the Church has problems but there’s only one perfect human: Jesus Christ. Of course we aren’t perfect and neither is the Church but that’s why we preach the Gospel because there’s one person who can save us from the imperfections that kill us. I’m sure that on social media with the topic of “Christian Privilege,” the Catholic Church has been brought up many times. However, they also have done good in education and preaching the gospel. The world looks at the worst of us and believes Christians are the same. But we try to become more like Christ, to become someone God wants us to be, we’re far from being what the world thinks.
As a Latino follower of Christ, race as an argument against Christianity is useless. Christ died for us all, the worldview was preached to Africa way before Europe, and God ordained us all to be perfectly and wonderfully made. Yes, we’re imperfect, but even then, God made us. The world hates us, so what. They hated Christ and hung him on a cross. You know what he did? He rose from the dead to free us from our sins. This is an opportunity to preach the gospel to the lost, pray for them, if it gets too rough looking at each comment, step away from the screen for a while. You’re not required to always be harrassed for your faith. Here’s a tip if you’re on social media, the moment you see something that offends you, get off, pray, and step away. Let us rejoice in the risen Christ together, not tear ourselves apart. God bless.