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This is to address the ongoing conversations between Christians regarding the LGBTQ community and the ‘church’.  First let me say that I don’t see a lot of love on either side.  If you are feeling anger toward those on the opposite side – you need to stop and pray.  First pray that God gives you a heart of love toward them. Second pray that in all your conversations what you say and do would be pleasing to God.  Now that being said….lets get into it shall we.

I saw an article on  a friends Facebook page that talked about how tired he was of Christians being ‘offended’ by the LGBTQ community. I am not offended by your lifestyle, I am offended by sin.  I am offended by a church that has watered down the Word of God so much that it is worth nothing to those listening to it.  I am offended by those who think that         (” Judge not, that you be not judged ” Matthew 7:1) means that you cannot speak out against sin.

To those in the church and in the world who say Jesus never addressed homosexuality in the bible He only taught on love, that is only partially correct.  While it is true that Jesus did not speak to it in the New Testament…He did address it in the Old Testament.  How could Jesus address it in the Old Testament when He wasn’t born yet? According to John 1:1-3 “In the beginning was the Word, and the Word was with God, and the Word was God. He was in the beginning with God. All things were made through Him, and without Him nothing was made that was made.” So that means that Jesus was there at creation.  Jesus was there when this particular sin was addressed, so there was no need to address it again.

However there are some that would say  the simple absence of mention by Jesus means that God has changed His mind and now its no longer a sin. That would mean that the Word of God is not accurate and true…I say this because Gods Word says “For I am the Lord, I do not change; Therefore you are not consumed, O sons of Jacob. Malachi 3:6  So if God does not change – then His definition of sin does not change.

 What do we do now?  We love them. We love them enough to show them the truth of Gods Word.  What they choose to do with Gods Word once they are shown is not up to you, all you are called to do it tell them. If  we do not tell them and they die in their sin we are guilty of their blood – as if we had killed them ourselves.”When I say to the wicked, ‘You shall surely die,’ and you give him no warning, nor speak to warn the wicked from his wicked way, to save his life, that same wicked man shall die in his iniquity; but his blood I will require at your hand. Ezekiel 3:18

So put aside popular notions, political correctness and the go along to get along mentality.  Decide today whether Gods Word is true or not.  If you decide that God’s Word is not true and is in error – then nothing in it is accurate including your salvation.  Harsh I know but if part is a lie – then all is a lie.  If you decide today that God’s Word is indeed true – then you need to live as if its true.  Let us put aside the live and let live spirit that has engulfed the church and instead replace it with a broken spirit.  We need to love our neighbors, friends, and family enough to tell them that God loved us so much that He gave His only son as a sacrifice for all our sins. We need that love to drive us to pray for them, to contend with them and for them.

Well that is my take – I ask that you prayerfully consider the situation.

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