I am a happily married woman. Married to a wonderful man for the past 10 years. We’ve been together for 13 years.
I am also a Christian. I love the Lord. He is my savior, my father, my friend.
So…why does it upset me so much when people (especially fellow Christians) bash homosexuals? Doesn’t the bible say that homosexuality is wrong?
Here’s my take on this. The bible also says in Romans 3:23 that we have ALL sinned and fallen short of the glory of God. ALL…not some, not most, not many…ALL. We are all sinners. The bible also says in Matthew 7:1 that we are not to judge others.
So…if we are not to judge and we are all sinners, how can a Christian judge a homosexual? How can a Christian make a determination that one sin is worse than another? Didn’t Jesus love EVERYONE? Aren’t we supposed to be Christ like?
NY state recently passed a law that same sex couples can marry. There is a HUGE controversy over that here. I watch the social networks and see what is being said by others about homosexuals. It’s scary to think that some of these people profess to be Christians. (See…I did it…I judged them…I’m not perfect and do not profess to be. I try, but it’s not always easy.) They are out there calling people names and telling them they are going to hell and all kinds of things. They are NOT doing it in a loving manner. They are being downright mean, rude and sometimes disgusting. Calling homosexual people pedophiles (which, by the way, is the most ridiculous thing I’ve EVER heard) And the reactions? I think one I read the other day sums it up best.
“Why would anyone want to follow a God who teaches you to have such disgust and HATE toward others?”
THAT is what non-Christians think when they hear those who profess to be Christians slamming others. If we, as followers of Christ, ever want others to take us seriously, we need to strive to be more like Him. Can you REALLY imagine Jesus coming back to Earth and bashing gays? Can you really imagine Jesus coming back to Earth and telling all gays they are banned to hell for eternity? Can you really imagine Jesus coming back to Earth and calling all of the homosexuals pedophiles and sexual predators? Really? Seriously? I think not. At least the Jesus I know would not do that. He loves everyone.
John 3:16 – (the first verse I ever memorized when I was very little) For God so loved the world, that he gave his only begotten Son that whosoever believeth in Him shall not perish, but have everlasting life.
HHMMM…For God so loved the world. The world. Not For God so loved heterosexuals. Not For God so loved certain people. For God so loved the world. God loved EVERYONE so much that he allowed His son to die on the cross so our sins would be forgiven. And remember…we have ALL sinned and fallen short of the glory of God.
The bible also tells us that we must follow the law of the land. Here in NY state, it is now a law that same sex couples have the right to be married. Since that law was passed, many town clerks are refusing to sign the marriage certificates for same sex couples because they are under the false impression that it goes against their religion to do so. But…in reality, they are going against God’s instructions in Romans 13:1-7.
When they sign a marriage license, all they are attesting to is the fact that it is legal for these two people to marry. They are not saying “These two people are gay and I want to be just like them”. They are not saying “These two people are gay and I condone their marriage”. They are not saying “These two people are gay and I want to be gay with them”. They are simply stating that BY LAW (which God tells us to follow) these two people have the right to get married. Their signature does not condone the marriage.
Some town clerks are asking their deputy clerks to sign the certificates if they refuse to do it. That’s like saying “I want to kill Bob, but God says that is wrong and you aren’t a Christian, so, you kill him for me” (if they truly believe signing the certificate is a sin).
I am proud to be a Christian and proud to say that I love all people no matter what their sexual orientation may be. I may not condone or even want their lifestyle, but I refuse to condemn them or judge them. They are all children of God just like me!!
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