What Does God Think about Homosexuality
....and Special Rights
Recently, on Truth Stirring, I received a request to touch base upon a controversial issue in the world today.
Join me today as we focus upon what the destruction of sin does and what obligations a ‘true follower of Christ’ holds in today’s world, through the Biblical truths of God for the ‘truth seeker’!
What do lust, adultery, fornication, homosexuality, bestiality, hatred, murder, killing, over-indulgence, obesity, drunkenness, unrighteousness, uncleanness, self-righteousness and the likes have in common? They are only a partial list of SINS that God hates! He doesn’t hate any one sin more than another He hates ALL SIN!
Man’s sin of ‘self righteousness’ is as deadly a sin as any of the others and here is a good scriptural example:
Luk 18:9 (Easy to read Version) There were some people who thought they were very good and looked down on everyone else. Jesus used this story to teach them: 10 "One time there was a Pharisee and a tax collector. One day they both went to the Temple to pray. 11 The Pharisee stood alone, away from the tax collector. When the Pharisee prayed, he said, 'O God, I thank you that I am not as bad as other people. I am not like men who steal, cheat, or commit adultery. I thank you that I am better than this tax collector.12 I fast twice a week, and I give a tenth of everything I get!' 13 "The tax collector stood alone too. But when he prayed, he would not even look up to heaven. He felt very humble before God. He said, 'O God, have mercy on me. I am a sinner!' 14 I tell you, when this man finished his prayer and went home, he was right with God. But the Pharisee, who felt that he was better than others, was not right with God. People who make themselves important will be made humble. But those who make themselves humble will be made important."
Notice the text says, ‘the tax collector stood alone as well, and when he prayed he didn’t look heavenward but he felt very humble before God, praying have mercy upon me I am a sinner!’ It goes on to tell us that when this man finished his prayer and went home…. He was right with God. The Pharisee --the ‘religious one’ --the ‘self -righteous one’ --who felt he was better than others was NOT right with God!
You see …. sin, dear friend, is sin and God hates sin BUT He loves the sinner!
As an example, I did a little search on a few of the above mentioned sins in the Bible and in the King James Version there were 126 references to killing, 40 each to adultery and uncleanness, 36 to fornication, 21 to unrighteousness, and 4 to homosexuality.
The sins mentioned in scripture are to simply clarify what God considers sin, so that we might know what sin is and once we recognize it --to realize that there is a way of deliverance from that sin --through the blood sacrifice of Jesus Christ!
Just because someone’s ideas don’t jive with ours doesn’t mean we have the right to judge them. Accept people as they are, where they are, and let God do the work --that is what Christ did! Don’t try to change people into what your image of ‘perfect’ is.
Even in my blogs --as I write I understand that not everyone is going to see things the way I see it BUT if I mention it often enough perhaps, just by chance, it might motivate the true child of God to open the Bible, study and learn for themselves!
Christian, the grace of God saved us because we believed in Christ and the gospel truths revealed through Him! That’s a gift to be treasured, from God. So we need to stop acting as so we are better than others, because we are all equal in God‘s eyes!
Scripture is given by God to teach and show people what is wrong in their lives. To teach them the right way to go, to prepare those who serve God to have everything they need to do the good work of the gospel!
When a child of God is full of His Spirit than within that life God’s Spirit produces love, joy, peace, patience, kindness, goodness, faithfulness, gentleness, and self control. God’s children will have crucified the old sinful man and feelings to do evil and follow the lead of His spirit instead.
Look into the scripture text in Luke 10:30-37
This lowly, despised, mixed breed cared for a man in desperate circumstances when the religious world simply ignored and passed him by! There is a great message in this text! The religious world was no better than the ones who had come to destroy him! Be careful how you treat others in the name of Jesus!
This scripture also shows that there will always be someone willing to show compassion to a needy person when they are down and out….BUT ….Christian, it truly should be those who call themselves Christian, above all others.
Brothers and sisters in Christ we are to LOVE our neighbors as we love ourselves!
So, about the controversial issue.
You see once the blind man could receive his sight then he would be able to be made whole in Christ. There are many folks out there that are just looking for a genuine Christ follower who would ask, what is it that I could do for you?
It’s my belief that some people seek out what may seem to be ‘special rights’ because they are not receiving their equal rights.
Friend -don’t judge --love.
1Pe 4:8 Most important of all, love each other deeply, because love makes you willing to forgive many sins.
Scripture for this blog: Ro 4:1; Eph 2:8,9; 2 Tim 3:16,17; Gal 5:19-21; Gal 5:22-26; Mark 10:51;