|Posted by Ian on May 15, 2013 at 4:50 PM|
For the first article on here, I have to address something that people get wrong. Even some so called "Christians" get this wrong... You know who THEY are.
This is how true Christians view homosexuality.
Despite what many groups of people say about Christians and Homosexuality, we do not hate Homosexuals at all. The thing that Homosexuals, Atheists, and EVEN so called "Christians" have to remember, is that Jesus taught us to love one another. He spent his whole life hanging out with the tax collectors, the lepers, the prostitutes, and yet people think that we should hate these people. Well, Jesus loved them for them, not what they do or what sins they do and do not commit. He taught us to love, just as he does, which is love everyone.
At this point, you might be saying, "Ian, the Bible says that what they do is wrong, so how can that be when God loves them anyways? How can that be when God will inflict his judgement on them?" Let me explain this to you in a simple way so you all can understand...
English Standard Version (ESV)
20 For his invisible attributes, namely, his eternal power and divine nature, have been clearly perceived, ever since the creation of the world,[a] in the things that have been made. So they are without excuse. 21 For although they knew God, they did not honor him as God or give thanks to him, but they became futile in their thinking, and their foolish hearts were darkened. 22 Claiming to be wise, they became fools, 23 and exchanged the glory of the immortal God for images resembling mortal man and birds and animals and creeping things.
24 Therefore God gave them up in the lusts of their hearts to impurity, to the dishonoring of their bodies among themselves, 25 because they exchanged the truth about God for a lie and worshiped and served the creature rather than the Creator, who is blessed forever! Amen.
26 For this reason God gave them up to dishonorable passions. For their women exchanged natural relations for those that are contrary to nature; 27 and the men likewise gave up natural relations with women and were consumed with passion for one another, men committing shameless acts with men and receiving in themselves the due penalty for their error.
28 And since they did not see fit to acknowledge God, God gave them up to a debased mind to do what ought not to be done. 29 They were filled with all manner of unrighteousness, evil, covetousness, malice. They are full of envy, murder, strife, deceit, maliciousness. They are gossips,30 slanderers, haters of God, insolent, haughty, boastful, inventors of evil, disobedient to parents,31 foolish, faithless, heartless, ruthless. 32 Though they know God's righteous decree that those who practice such things deserve to die, they not only do them but give approval to those who practice them.
So this piece of scripture talks about the reason why Homosexuality STILL exists. Where God is not wanted, God does not go. When I say that, I mean that if God is not wanted, then God will leave. Romans 1:28 "And since they did not see fit to acknowledge God, God gave them up to a debased mind to do what ought not to be done." God had created us with free will, meaning choice. We have choice to follow him, or choice to disobey him. Just like following and disobeying a parent. In the beginning, there was no bad at all, God had looked over his creation and said it was good. The reason why the tree was planted in the garden, was for us to have a choice between God and the good he wants for us, and evil. If that tree was not there for Adam and Eve to choose, we would just be mere puppets with no choice. To have true love, you have to have choice. Once we were given choice, we were imperfect.
To piggy-back my last statements, as you can see, a lot of Homosexuals want God out of everything and can't stand hearing that they are commiting sin, so God has given them up to their depraved minds. That's how much God loves us, he lets us believe what we want to believe, and to search for him ourselves(which leads to an honest relationship with him). Atheists such as Richard Dawkins have been given up to their depraved, God hating minds, because they choose to not believe in God, therefor God does not make them believe. Now quiet Atheists on the other hand who just don't believe, can be shown who God is by God himself, because they didn't choose to believe against God. Homosexuals hate hearing that they are sinning, so God lets them believe that it is okay, because he loves them and will not kill them. I say that and you all are probably wanting to quote some OT stuff, well you forget the reason Christ was on the cross. BOOM.
To really get to my point in this, God loves his Creation, he loves us so much that he gave up Jesus(God in human form) for our sins so we wouldn't feel God's wrath, and that we would have way of salvation through Christ himself, but we will be judged for turning on God and spitting in his face. Jesus taught us to love one another and to teach the word of God and to live it, and that is what we Christians truly have to do, not judge, but teach and love.
Westboro, you people aren't Christians, you are doing the work of Satan, Christ came with love and the word of God which would stir up dust. You just come with a load of harmful lies from Hell. To all the Homosexuals out there, God loves you and so do we, turn to God and he will help you see the truth in things. Believe me, there is such thing as an Ex Homosexual, and they have turned to God and realized that they are created, not for the same gender, but for the other gender, and their interests were truly sinful lies.
And I have to add this on, for you Atheists who like to say that God seems like a dictator and wants to take away every good thing from everyone. Well, God is the creator of the universe, he knows whats good for you because he created the good, and he knows whats bad for you because the bad is influenced by Satan who rebelled against God. Lastly, in saying that, Atheists, you said the same thing Satan did to influence Eve to get Adam to eat the fruit.