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Thursday, September 13, 2012


The writings, videos, blogs, and news are filled with conversations upon the subject of homosexuality.  The enormous amount of talk has led to numerous controversies and misunderstandings regarding the subject.  The Christian voice has been labeled as hateful and intolerant.  Numerous Christians have been thrown under the proverbial bus of the unloving religious people.  The Christian is made out to be the bad guy who is condemning everyone else.  The church is seen to be uncaring and even mean.  Surely there is some hate, anger, and tension floating around the world over this controversial subject and many people are being affected by all the noise.

I as a Christian would like to comment from the side of genuine Christians.  The accusations of Christians being unloving and uncaring are false accusations.  These types of blanket statements that are put upon Christians by the homosexual group are slanderous and false.  I am sure that are some bad representations of Christianity in the world, but simply because some have given Christianity a bad name does not mean genuine Christians are that way.  Just because a few loud arrogant mouthed people who claim Christianity are on the internet and public spotlight does not mean that everyone is like them.  

Christianity and homosexuality must be judged from the same source.  In other words, to know what a true Christian is one would need to do a thorough examination of the Scripture.  What does the bible say a Christian is?  A Christian is one who has repented and believed upon the Lord Jesus Christ alone for salvation (Acts 20:21).  A Christian is one whose old nature has passed away and has been given a new nature which loves God and hates sin (II Corinthians 5:17-21).  A true Christian is one who loves his brother (I John 1:9-11).  A true Christian is one who takes the gospel to the whole world, proclaiming the person of Christ, so that people would have the opportunity to repent and believe upon Christ (Acts 8:4-5, 12, 25, 35).  A true Christian demonstrates love to sinners like Jesus did.  Jesus demonstrated love to the Samaritan woman (John 4), the woman caught in adultery (John 8), Zacchaeus (Luke 19), and he was known as a friend of sinners (Matthew 11:19).

Homosexuality must be examined from the same source to be properly judged.  The law of Moses says, "You shall not lie with a male as with a woman; it is an abomination" (Lev. 18:22).  Moses also says, "If a man lies with a male as with a woman, both of them have committed an abomination" (Leviticus 20:13).  The apostle Paul says, "Do not be deceived: neither the sexually immoral, nor idolaters, nor adulterers, nor men who practice homosexuality, nor thieves, nor the greedy, nor drunkards, nor revilers, nor swindlers will inherit the kingdom of God" (I Corinthians 6:9-10).  The apostle Paul tells Timothy that the law of Moses is for the sexually immoral men who practice homosexuality (I Timothy 1:8-11).  The apostle Paul says that when God gives up people that they naturally digress into greater and greater sinfulness.  "Women exchanged natural relations for those that are contrary to nature; and the men likewise gave up natural relations with women and were consumed with passion for one another, men committing shameless acts with men and receiving in themselves the due penalty for their error" (Romans 1:26-27)

The Christian like unto Jesus is to respond with a loving nature towards the sinner.  The most loving thing the Christian can do is point the homosexual, lesbian, transvestite to the truth of God.  The adulterous woman of John 4 is called to repentance.  The woman caught in adultery in John 8 is told to go and sin no more.  The sinful man Zacchaeus is to repent and restore those he has wronged.  The sinners that Jesus associated with were compelled to repent and submit their lives unto the Lord and Savior Jesus Christ.

Warnings from God are always loving even if they do not feel loving.  God does not have to warn anyone.  When God does warn someone it is an act of his mercy.  He could simply let men and women go forward in their sin and ultimately to hell, but in His grace He sends warnings through His Word, His prophets, His ministers, and through His church.

As a true Christian who loves God and hates sin I urge and beseech any man or woman who reads this blog and is practicing that which God calls sin to repent of your sin and submit your life unto Jesus who died on the cross and rose from the dead for sinners.  Look unto Him and be saved.  Your only hope is in Him.  Plead with the Lord to be merciful to you and plead with Him until He grants you mercy.  He is able to deliver you from sin and He is able to fill you with abounding joy.  He is the all sufficient Savior and everything that you need for this life and the life to come is found in Him.  Their is great mercy with the Lord so come to Him quickly.  As the old hymn says, "Christ receiveth sinful men".  Your a sinner so go to Him and find true life. 

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