God's Roadmap

Now may the Lord Jesus Christ and our Father God, who loved us and in his wonderful grace gave us eternal comfort and a beautiful hope that cannot fail, encourage your hearts and inspire you with strength to always do and speak what is good and beautiful in his eyes (2 Thessalonians 2:16-17 TPT).

Wednesday, July 1, 2015

I Am Not Your Enemy

by Barbara Latta

The cross of Christ brings salvation to those who believe
You can’t get any clearer than Romans 1:18-32 about homosexuality. Those who are parading around celebrating it and mimicking the crucifixion of Christ are ignoring these warnings from God. This is a lifestyle that brings harm to the soul and the body.

Flaunting their sin before God and the world, these blasphemers are saying they don’t care what God says and are making themselves their own god. This is the ultimate height of arrogance.

The Supreme Court made themselves god this week, as well. The Bible says in Romans 1:32 that those who approve of such things are just as guilty as the ones carrying out the act. Jesus said, "Have you not read that He who made them at the beginning made them male and female...for this reason a man shall leave his father and mother and be joined to his wife, and the two shall become one flesh" (Matthew 19:4-5).

Those statements are not filled with hate. They are filled with love for mankind by giving a warning of impending judgement. Sodom and Gomorrah were wiped out to keep this kind of sin from spreading. Christ took God's judgement upon Himself at the cross, so God is no longer judging people in this way. He is extending mercy. He warns people to repent so He can save them from destruction.

But there will come a time when mercy and grace ends, and judgement will come for those who have rejected Christ and His sacrifice for sin.

"Am I therefore become your enemy, because I tell you the truth?" (Galatians 4:16).

I hope and pray eyes will open and hearts will turn toward God and His love. He really does love the world and wants all to know how much!

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