By A.C. Smith
The following is a response to a CNN editorial piece written by Rachel Held Evans concerning religious convictions and LGBT issues.
To put it in a nutshell, ANYTHING GOES!
She quotes, “God has shown me that I should not call anyone impure or unclean”.
This is what I’m talking about!
This way of thinking suggests that if you really believe you are doing the right thing, then you are! You are now God! You make the rules!
People are ridiculously taking the Word of God and trashing it!
God has never changed and His Word stands true.
I guarantee that these people do not know what the Bible actually says about homosexual type of relationships.
There is plenty said about homosexuality, but people still do not know what the Bible says about it.
If someone actually show them, then their pride gets in the way and they (maybe unknowingly) act like they are above God, by telling everyone who confronts them what God really means or that God’s Word needs to be updated to what God really thinks about it now.
Please don’t get me wrong! I really do not want people to think that I do not care for people who proclaim that they are gay, or that they should live their life like I believe that they should.
In fact, I’ve known a few people who lived as a gay person, who I expressed my stance to, but they think the world of me because I do not get into their business and I treat them better and with more respect than their gay friends treat them.
There are some that I know and have respect for either because of other things that they do in their lives. Some agree that they shouldn’t impose on the definition of a traditional marriage because they can get the same benefits in other ways, and some even believe homosexuality is wrong and abstain from the lifestyle.
I’ve had a boatload of fun with gay friends in the past and met some of their gay friends. However, that’s been awhile ago and I do not have any gay friends now.
With gays, I just happen to disagree with the lifestyle, but then again, I disagree with the lifestyles of many of my heterosexual friends.
The Bible recounts what God did when there was not one righteous person in the city of Sodom. It said that God left them up to their own devices and later the city was destroyed. It mentions how homosexuality was prominent in that city.
I cannot convince someone of what is right or wrong. I just respect that each of us will have to answer to God when Jesus returns.
The Bible mentions that few will make it into heaven. Many people think that most (especially their loved ones) will see them in heaven.
I say there may be a good chance that neither will be able to see each other in heaven.
Why do you think that there is so much division and chaos nowadays?
We are doing the opposite of what God’s Word says. Women are taking the man’s role and men do not know how to take their own role.
When we are outside of God’s Word, the family and the church suffers!
May God have mercy on us.