I recently saw this question on FB that said "do you vote for Gay rights or against"Most people voted for it. This issue has been pulling at my heart strings for a while and I'm just going to write my views on it. The Bible couldn't be more clear on this issue, It states that being Gay repulses God. OUR GOD! It is wrong no matter how you look at it. SOme people say "everybody has the right to love someone" We all have the right to murder people, lust, lie, and a whole bunch of other stuff. It doesn't mean we are supposed to do it." Some people say "well they were born that way." Homosexual advocates will claim that homosexuality is genetic. NOT TRUE! Nobody is ‘born homosexual.’ In 1993, Dean Hamer of the National Cancer Institute claimed to have found a genetic link to homosexuality. Yet in 1999, the results of an intensive study by the University of Western Ontario found that Hamer was in error. The fact is that after all the attempts to show a genetic cause for homosexuality, no such genetic cause has been found. A British psychologist has had enormous success in providing “reorientation” therapy to homosexuals who want to change. This is not a surgery or a medical treatment, but it is effective. How could it be effective if the cause of homosexuality is physical? Well, it couldn’t be. Homosexuality is a choice, not a genetic predisposition. Even if there was a gene All of us as humans were born with the ability to sin. Sometimes we slip up (actually a lot) but it doesn't mean we should blatantly keep doing it even when we know it is wrong. Some of you may call me a hater or a homophobe, that is not true. God calls us to love everybody the way Christ loved us, but that doesn't mean I have to agree or support how they behave or act. WE are called to show them Jesus and in that they will want to obey Him. Here are some of the many verses to back my perspective up
Genesis 2:24-25 says, “Therefore shall a man leave his father and his mother, and shall cleave unto his wife: and they shall be one flesh. And they were both naked, the man and his wife, and were not ashamed.” Hebrew 13:4 says, “Marriage is honorable in all, and the bed undefiled: but whoremongers and adulterers God will judge.”
Leviticus 18:22, and 20:13 both describe homosexuality as “an abomination.”
In Romans 1:26-27 Paul is very specific, “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: 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 recompense of their error which was meet.” In 1 Corinthians 6:9, Paul wrote, “Know ye not that the unrighteous shall not inherit the kingdom of God? Be not deceived: neither fornicators, nor idolaters, nor adulterers, nor effeminate, nor abusers of themselves with mankind.” The Greek word from which the King James Bible gets the word “effeminate” is malakos, which literally means something soft to the touch, but is used as a negative metaphor to refer to a boy kept for homosexual relations with a man. The “abusers of themselves with mankind” are those men who engage in unnatural sexual relations with other men – homosexuals. That is also how the NASB, the NKJV, and the NIV translate that verse. Also in the New Testament is verse 7 from the book of Jude, defining exactly why Sodom and Gomorrah were punished – homosexuality.
No matter how you put it, being gay is wrong. call me what you want but I follow what the bible says, and God knows best :)
Thursday, 31 March 2011
My family and I were driving through Richmond and we came across a long road of Temples. Each of them probably costing Millions of dollars in decor. Then in-between two of the most extravagant temples stood a small church called Richmond Bethel (we went there before we moved). The church wasn't noticeable from the highway running by it like the others, but What happens inside it can impact someone's life in more ways then the extravagant ones EVER could. It's like that with us believers. We may feel very small compared to others who seem to have it all, yet we can change someone's life for the better with just a few words. What's on the outside may at first seem important but when we trust in God His love shines through.
I happen to have lost my voice today. It's so funny that us as humans like to think that we are invincible but yet a TINY little virus can bring us down so quickly. We are only human! It shows how fragile we are. So it's funny when we trust our decaying self to get us through troubles when we have a God that's invincible to help us through it all.
Tuesday, 29 March 2011
I don't know how many of you have ever had a dried raspberry before. If you haven't there is something special about them. The flavor is tart and you can really taste it. It leaves you wanting more. There is no question about what it is. I was thinking that we Christians should be the same way. When someone meets us, we want them to see Christ in us. We pray that people will notice that we are different. A part of this world but not of it. We hope they yearn to know more about Jesus. We need Jesus to shine through every aspect of our life. Jesus wants us to be a light in the world, different then everyone else. NOT lukewarm. No one wants to drink something that is lukewarm. Though it may be hard to not conform to the world's thoughts about different issues it is important we stay grounded. When we start to water down our morals and what God says into the world's ideas we become like lukewarm water. Nothing different and nothing special. We have to remember that we as Christians are called to serve God alone and that He is the one that will always be there. Others may pass away but He will never. I hope this made some sense :) God loves you <3