I went to church with my family tonight and the pastor said something that I think every Christian should hearPastor:
Now, according to a few passages in the bible, homosexuality is a sin.
Couple of older males in the audience:
Now, wait, I'm not finished.
You know what else the bible defines as a sin? Divorce.
There are countless passages that talk about how divorce is wrong, and that there are consequences to getting a divorce, such as the wife should be stoned.
Yet, I witnessed a divorce just this morning. And I gotta tell you, it was heartbreaking, but I definitely didn't attempt to throw rocks at the wife, even though she was the one who filed for divorce.
We choose to overlook the consequences of divorce because time has proven that they're inhumane and cruel.
The bible doesn't say anything about the consequences of a homosexual lifestyle. Yet, we seem to be spearheading a campaign to ruin the lives of people we don't even know.
-the pastor shifts a few notes around-
The bible states to love thy neighbor. That's it. There are no other rules or restrictions to that passage.
So, we as a church family have to support equality with a smile on our face. THAT is the true Christian way.
As crazy as it sounds, we should run immediately to God after we sin. Enjoy God’s love and grace. Don’t distance yourself from God if you sin. It’s always going to be a habit, but God isn’t exactly surprised. He loves you regardless. Enjoy His love, spend time in His presence no matter your circumstances are. To your surprise, you will probably sin less. Look to the SAVIOUR not the sin.