There has been a redefining of the word ‘Love’.
Today, people use the word love a whole lot. But they’ve changed the definition.
Love now means ‘acceptance’ or, at least to some people.
With this new law that has passed, allowing “Homosexual Marriage” in the united states, we see clearly the redefinition.
the action of consenting to receive or undertake something offered.
the action or process of being received as adequate or suitable, typically to be admitted into a group.
agreement with or belief in an idea, opinion, or explanation.
Acceptance means to take something as it is. So many so-called Christians in this day just accept everything, trying to peaceful, and nonjudgmental. But that isn’t what God wants from his children.
I am a Christian. I believe in the God of the Bible. I do not support homosexuality or “homosexual marriage”. Nor will I accept them.
I’m not afraid to say that. Are you? Are you ashamed of your faith? Ashamed of God??? Then shame on you.
Homosexuality is a SIN. But I don’t call homosexuals names, I don’t hate them. I love them…But, I hate their sin.
God calls homosexuality a grievous sin, in Genesis 18:20, ‘And the Lord said, Because the cry of Sodom and Gomorrah is great, and because their sin is very grievous;’
There are plenty of references to it in the bible, and how much God hates the sin of homosexuality.
In Leviticus 18 verse 22 it says, ‘Thou shalt not lie with mankind, as with womankind: it is abomination.’
Sodom and Gomorrah was known for being full of homosexuals, God destroyed both cities and those around them, when those who lived there in their sin wouldn’t confess and get right.
Genesis 13:13 ‘But the men of Sodom were wicked and sinners before the Lord exceedingly.’
Before God destroyed the cities, he sent 2 male angels into Sodom, to warn Lot that if he didn’t leave he would be destroyed along with those of the city. It says that the men of Sodom wanted to “know” the angels, and I don’t think I have to explain what that means. But their sin was exceedingly wicked And God hates sin.
Jude verse 7 says ‘Even as Sodom and Gomorrah, and the cities about them in like manner, giving themselves over to fornication, and going after strange flesh, are set forth for an example, suffering the vengeance of eternal fire.’
And verse 18 says ‘How that they told you there should be mockers in the last time, who should walk after their own ungodly lusts.’
The bible also says in 1 Timothy 1:8-11:
8 But we know that the law is good, if a man use it lawfully;
9 Knowing this, that the law is not made for a righteous man, but for the lawless and disobedient, for the ungodly and for sinners, for unholy and profane, for murderers of fathers and murderers of mothers, for manslayers,
10 For whoremongers, for them that defile themselves with mankind, for menstealers, for liars, for perjured persons, and if there be any other thing that is contrary to sound doctrine;
11 According to the glorious gospel of the blessed God, which was committed to my trust.
There is a point where someone can go too far in their sin. If a homosexual knows that God hates the sin that they are in, and still chooses to go in that way, without any remorse, guilt or the like, it says in Romans 1:26-27,
26 ‘For this cause God gave them up unto vile affections: for even their women did change the natural use into that which is against nature:’
27 ‘And likewise also the men, leaving the natural use of the woman, burned in their lust one toward another; men with men working that which is unseemly, and receiving in themselves that recompence of their error which was meet.’
God will then let them do as they please, they are now of a reprobate mind. That means they cannot be saved. They are on their way to hell, with no chance of Salvation.
God doesn’t want us to hate Homosexuals, we are to love them. But we ARE to hate homosexuality. And we are supposed to warn them of the fact that it is, indeed, sin.
We as Christians need to stand for what we believe in. As I mentioned in my A Right is a Right….Right? post, “Homosexuals say they’re being attacked by Christians….I am a Christian and I have never attacked a gay person, I have met many of them, mind you, and I have treated them the exact same way I would anyone else who needs the Lord.”
I read this quote, I believe it was written by Phil Robertson “Homosexuals need to realize that name-calling and stereotyping those of us who stand for what we believe is exactly what they don’t want done to them. We have a right to speak what we believe, same as they have a right to speak what they believe.” This is so true, and I try to express it. Homosexuals who want to be the way they are, need to realize that not everyone is going to agree with them. They need to expect and accept that. Christians don’t need to force anything down anyone’s throat because it’s between the sinner and God. So if you don’t agree with me, that is between you and God.
To be honest, I’m embarrassed of many ‘Christians’ in this world.
Christians hide their faith, and don’t stand up for what they believe. The moment they are challenged they back down because they don’t want to cause a conflict. But guys! God didn’t come to avoid conflict, he came to divide! Even among families!
Jesus says in Luke 12:51-53:
51 Suppose ye that I am come to give peace on earth? I tell you, Nay; but rather division:
52 For from henceforth there shall be five in one house divided, three against two, and two against three.
53 The father shall be divided against the son, and the son against the father; the mother against the daughter, and the daughter against the mother; the mother in law against her daughter in law, and the daughter in law against her mother in law.
Then why are so many Christians trying to make peace with the people in the world?! That’s not what God wants! Read and know your Bibles, pray and know your God, and stop avoiding conflict! Stop accepting everything just to keep the peace. That’s not what we’re here for. We’re supposed to be spreading the gospel, and whenever conflict arises (which should be often in this world) We are to address it. Explain what the Bible says, what God wants, what you believe and what needs to be done to make it right.
Something I hear a lot, is: “Christians are supposed to love everyone, we’re supposed to accept the sinners as they are.”
The first part is true, we are supposed to love everyone, even our enemies! But here’s where they get it wrong. We are NOT supposed to accept sinners.
We are supposed to love them. Love them enough to warn them of the error in their ways.
Love them enough to give them the gospel. And love them enough to stand our ground against their sin, so that they might someday turn and be saved. THAT is what we are called to do.
If we accept sinners “as they are” we are condoning their sin .
If we condone their sin, it’s like saying, “It’s OK, you can keep sinning because I’m a Christian and I’ll love you anyway.” Do you think that’s what God wants? No.
So, pleaseeee. If you’re a Christian. A true Christian, one who believes in the God of the King James Bible.
Stand on the truth, love the sinner, not the sin.
And remember that Acceptance is NOT love.
I’ve been inspired to write this post, and after hearing my Pastor preach on this subject I felt like It was time I had. So hope it meant something to you. 🙂
God bless you guys!