The other day I watched a video of a fairly “famous” (if I should use that word — perhaps WELL known) Christian woman. She was talking about the “don’t ask/don’t tell” situation. She was very kind and chose her words carefully. Under her video, people who claimed to be homosexuals were flagging her for “PROMOTING HATRED.” To me THEIR comments were promoting hatred.
Suddenly I felt like I was living in the Left Behind series. Sometimes we get numb to what is happening around us.
Christians, have you noticed that other religions can desire death to those who don’t believe like them, but WE can’t discuss what God’s Word says without PROMOTING HATRED? Am I the only one who can see persecution coming closer and closer to America? Even more than we have already allowed?
The Word of God is truth, whether it offends or not. WE aren’t the authors of the Bible. It is God inspired.
Last night I decided to start reading in Romans and this is what I stumbled upon:
Romans 1:25-32Because they exchanged the truth of God for a lie and worshiped and served the creature rather than the Creator, Who is blessed forever! Amen (so be it).For this reason God gave them over and abandoned them to vile affections and degrading passions. For their women exchanged their natural function for an unnatural and abnormal one,And the men also turned from natural relations with women and were set ablaze (burning out, consumed) with lust for one another–men committing shameful acts with men and suffering in their own bodies and personalities the inevitable consequences and penalty of their wrong-doing and going astray, which was [their] fitting retribution.And so, since they did not see fit to acknowledge God or approve of Him or consider Him worth the knowing, God gave them over to a base and condemned mind to do things not proper or decent but loathsome,Until they were filled (permeated and saturated) with every kind of unrighteousness, iniquity, grasping and covetous greed, and malice. [They were] full of envy and jealousy, murder, strife, deceit and treachery, ill will and cruel ways. [They were] secret backbiters and gossipers,Slanderers, hateful to and hating God, full of insolence, arrogance, [and] boasting; inventors of new forms of evil, disobedient and undutiful to parents.[They were] without understanding, conscienceless and faithless, heartless and loveless [and] merciless.Though they are fully aware of God’s righteous decree that those who do such things deserve to die, they not only do them themselves but approve and applaud others who practice them. (Amplified Version)
Isn’t the Word of God clear? People exchange the TRUTH for a LIE.
God gives us direction for a reason. There are consequences for our choices. Satan sets us up – big time.
So many times we feel like we were born a certain way — born with certain traits, etc. But I have found even in my own life that satan is tricky and has had a lot of practice. He doesn’t speak to us in 3rd person. We hear in our mind, “I like this” not “You like this.” So many just assume that those are their own thoughts. Without God’s Word as a compass they follow whatever voice they recognize as their own.
Continue to speak the truth in love. God loves people. He wants to see the captives set free.
Don’t be silent.