We have again as a society come to the place where a minority of the population is
controlling what the rest of us are required to
tolerate. Because the gay, lesbian and transgender population want something
and they scream the loudest the government caves because of fear. This time
because of bathrooms.
|New laws are forced on society.|
The rest of us are forced to endure something whether we agree with it or not and we don’t stand against it; again because of fear.
Fear of retribution, fear of the ACLU, or fear of being called intolerant or homophobe.
Where does this stop?
Are we going to have to start caving to the demands of the pedophile because he says, “I was born this way and I can’t help it so I have the right to abuse your children?”
What about the thief? If he or she wants something that is not theirs, do they have the right to take it while the rest of society is forced to look the other way?
The lifestyle of homosexuals is clearly against God's design. It is sin the same way stealing, adultery,
lying, drug addiction, prostitution, and pedophilia
are sins (Leviticus 20:13, I Timothy 3:1, Revelation 21:8). The penalty for
these sins was death in the Old Testament, but because Jesus has now made the
way for fellowship with God to be restored, we can be set free from sin. Jesus
died in our place.
|Jesus came to save life.|
God condemns these actions because they destroy people’s lives. Jesus came to save life, not to destroy it.
“For God so loved the world that He gave His only begotten Son, that whoever believe in Him should not perish but have everlasting life. For God did not send His Son into the world to condemn the world, but that the world through Him might be saved” (John 3:16-17).
We are all born with a sin nature and thus we have a propensity to commit sins. When a temptation comes and we give in to that voice over and over it becomes a stronghold in a person’s life. The reason someone says they were born gay or lesbian is because at some point in their life a demonic spirit drew them to a behavior and they gave in to it. Willpower will not overcome this lifestyle, so they do think they can’t help it.
|Sin becomes a stronghold.|
But God wouldn’t call something sin if there was no remedy for it. The blood of Jesus washes away every sin and makes someone a new person (2 Corinthians 5:17). This is the only way to turn away from any sin whether it is homosexuality, stealing, lying, gossip, or gluttony, etc.
God loves people. That is why He sent His Son to pay for the sins of the whole world. There is nothing that can’t be changed by Him.
God is calling people to come to Him for life. He is not against sinners. He is against what the sin does to individual’s lives.
“The Lord is not slack concerning His promise, as some count slackness, but is longsuffering toward us, not willing that any should perish but that all should come to repentance” ( 2 Peter 3:9).
Will you receive His gift?
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