employability and sin
One of the biggest Christian charities in the world has just announced that due to its strict adherence to the Bible, there are a number of its beliefs that are non-negotiable for its employees. They have insisted that their hiring policy is not small-minded, bigoted and revealing of a cherry picking attitude towards the Bible that panders to irrational discriminative attitudes rampant in society at large.
The groups of people who are ineligible to be their employees include:
- Those leading sinful lives of gluttony i.e. anyone with a body mass over 25.
Their end is destruction, their god is their belly, and they glory in their shame, with minds set on earthly things. Philippians 3:18-19
Put a knife to your throat if you are given to gluttony. Proverbs 23:2
- Those leading sinful lives of fornication in the state of remarriage (if their first spouse is still alive).
But to the married I give instructions, not I, but the Lord, that the wife should not leave her husband (but if she does leave, she must remain unmarried, or else be reconciled to her husband), and that the husband should not divorce his wife. 1 Corinthians 7:10–11
I tell you that anyone who divorces his wife, except for sexual immorality, and marries another woman commits adultery. Matthew 19:9
- Those born to parents out of wedlock, up to 10 generations back.
If a person is illegitimate by birth, neither he nor his descendants for ten generations may be admitted to the assembly of the Lord. Deuteronomy 23:2
- Any women who speak in church.
Women should remain silent in the churches. They are not allowed to speak but must be in submission, as the law says. 1 Corinthians 14:34
I hope you’ll join me in congratulating the charity for being so principled in its focus against sin, and for not giving in to political pressure from the vocal lefties to accept fat people, divorcees, bastards or dominant women as viable representatives for its vital work with the Christian faith.
But let’s not forget to love our brothers and sisters who indulge in the sins of over-eating, adultery, being born and speaking. As good Christians we should continue to help them and treat them with loving respect.