I have heard so many speak that they are a Christian. The very word means ‘one who follows Christ’. To follow Christ and his teachings one has to know what the word of God says. One has to believe all of it and yet, I see many who only follow the portions of scripture that they agree with. They excuse themselves from areas that they do not wish to follow. Is there such a thing as a self made Christ? Is there a God that we can create to support our own beliefs? No, to be a Christian in the true sense means to support and follow all of God’s laws.
That is not to say that we suddenly freeze out our loved ones who are gay, anymore than we turn our backs on loved ones who are alcoholics or drug addicts. But, we do not jump into the pit of hell with them either. Speak the truth in love, pray without ceasing and if you say you are a Chrisitan…find out what the word of God says about this. Don’t call people names, or throw stones. Ask God for wisdom and discernment.
Since the new law in New York came into effect I have heard numerous accounts of the ‘Gay Pride Parade’. The bible tells about this.
The look on their faces testifies against them; they parade their sin like Sodom; they do not hide it. Woe to them! They have brought disaster upon themselves.
New International Version (NIV)
20 Woe to those who call evil good
and good evil,
who put darkness for light
and light for darkness,
who put bitter for sweet
and sweet for bitter.
21 Woe to those who are wise in their own eyes
and clever in their own sight.
22 Woe to those who are heroes at drinking wine
and champions at mixing drinks,
23 who acquit the guilty for a bribe,
but deny justice to the innocent.
24 Therefore, as tongues of fire lick up straw
and as dry grass sinks down in the flames,
so their roots will decay
and their flowers blow away like dust;
for they have rejected the law of the LORD Almighty
and spurned the word of the Holy One of Israel.
25 Therefore the LORD’s anger burns against his people;
his hand is raised and he strikes them down.
The mountains shake,
and the dead bodies are like refuse in the streets
These are not my own words. They were written thousands of years ago by one far greater than I. If you go back into my archives you will find that I am not one to mince words. It pleases me that the evangelicals Christians are not running scared by this new law. Our God has shown us that homosexuality is indeed sin, but it is not the only sin. Before we point the finger at the gay pride parades, let’s look a little further at what the word of God says in
1 Corinthians 6:9-10
Or do you not know that wrongdoers will not inherit the kingdom of God? Do not be deceived: Neither the sexually immoral nor idolaters nor adulterers nor men who have sex with men nor thieves nor the greedy nor drunkards nor slanderers nor swindlers will inherit the kingdom of God.
As followers of Christ we can’t waste time pointing the finger at the world’s sin while we have sin in our own lives. We are to pray fervently for the unbeliever to have a softened heart to hear the word of God. We can’t do that in anger or pointing the finger.
We have to remember that to God, there is no sliding scale on sin either. Homosexuality is on the list of sins that will not be tolerated in heaven. But, there is more on that list. Thieves, greedy, drunkards, slanderers, swindlers, idolaters, adulterers are there as well.
This is a Christian reading site and I do not apologize for the word of God.
I’ve been told that as Christians we don’t really have to take the bible so literally. It’s after all man’s interpretation that can mean something entirely different to someone else. What a bunch of hooey!
Revelations 21:8 states this so clearly that I can only take it one way!
‘But the cowardly, the unbelieving, the vile, the murderers, the sexually immoral, those who practice magic arts, the idolaters and all liars—they will be consigned to the fiery lake of burning sulfur. This is the second death.’
Don’t be fooled by law makers who parade the streets with false ideas of making money for New York State! Many will come to New York, the flood gates will open but who will be marching in?