One man belatedly discovered the value in being true to himself, the other has been true to himself all along.” read more…
Both men are claiming to be true to self, but who each is, is a different matter: one came out as gay while the other has always remained an outspoken evangelical Christian despite his many critics.
In light of Jason Collins coming out as gay, ESPN Chris Broussard, a committed evangelical Christians said that Collins’ revelation “is an open rebellion to God.”
For the world, being true to oneself is one thing while for the Christian being true to oneself is quite another. In the wisdom of the world, being true to self is often “opening rebellion to God.” For the world’s wisdom, which is not from above, is “earthly, unspiritual, and demonic” (James 3:15).
But the wisdom from above is first pure… (James 3:17ff).
And in being true to oneself as an outspoken Christian, the follower of Jesus must not be surprised at the fiery trials that awaits him or her.