I do not usually get involved with politics and I am not a religious-conservative. I am a follower of Jesus Christ and I believe in God’s laws. The Holy Bible is what I base my life on and I’m not pushing religion on anyone.
Homosexuality and queer are two words I used to hear back in the 1960’s and 1970’s when people were referring to individuals who chose same sex partners. Today they are referred to as Gays, Lesbians, Bi-sexual, etc. No matter what people call them or how they think of themselves, this is a sensitive issue. I’m going to attempt to approach this subject without prejudice.
When I was nineteen years old- -in the 1970’s, I met a person who I thought was a guy with long hair. I was attracted to him. He sounded like a guy, dressed like a guy and his motions were masculine-like. His body shape was even masculine. The problem was “he” was a girl. I felt really guilty because I was attracted to him/her. I never felt these feelings for a girl before. I never acted sexually toward this girl, but the feelings and thoughts had been there. It was very confusing. I hung out with her for a month and met the true person she was inside. She had been sexually abused as a child by her own father. She was 20 years old and he was not a part of her life any longer. Males turned her off and I felt sorry for her. People would look at me like I was strange, and they used to call us queers and homos. I’m sorry to say, I had to end our friendship because I could not face the remarks and the prejudice she faced every day. One thing I knew for sure was that she was a hurting human being and she needed a friend. She ended up committing suicide and I’ll never forget the guilt I carried because of her death. Sin was prevalent then and is terribly prevalent now in this world we are living in.
I am a Christian and because I love God and His law so much, I would like to take a stand for His Word. I know God doesn’t wish for anyone to perish and spend eternity in hell fire; but He is a holy God and his standards will not permit evil and sin to enter His eternal heaven. He is a loving God. Yes, He is also forgiving; but only towards people who choose Jesus and the salvation He offers. Then they need to repent (change their evil choices-fleshly-sinful urges which are temptations introduced from the evil one). We are separated from God by sin. God has made a very strong point in His Word that homosexuality is definitely a sin. I know that I will offend the gay community in this 21st Century, but it is my Christian duty to state the facts. God is, He always was, and will always be the sovereign ruler of all of us. He is everyone’s judge, and there will be that ultimate judgment day when everyone will have to face the choices they made in this lifetime. I’m not here to judge, I am representing God who wishes to save your lives. God’s Word is the final truth that everyone needs to heed.
1 Corinthians 5:9,11(NIV)—9) I have written you in my letter not to associate with sexually immoral people— 11) But now I am writing you that you must not associate with anyone who calls himself a brother but is sexually immoral or greedy, an idolater or a slanderer, a drunkard or a swindler. With such a man do not even eat.
1 Corinthians 6:9-10(NIV)—9) Do you not know that the wicked will not inherit the kingdom of God? Do not be deceived: Neither the sexually immoral nor idolaters nor adulterers nor male prostitutes nor homosexual offenders 10) nor thieves nor the greedy nor drunkards nor slanderers nor swindlers will inherit the kingdom of God.
As a Christian, for me to be obedient to my Heavenly Father- God, I am asked to not associate with homosexuals and all the others stated above. I’m not here to judge any of you. God has made His point of whom He does not accept. I want to warn you- -in Christ’s love–that you need to repent. People who struggle with these evil desires should not continue in these practices. In a permissive society it is easy for Christians to overlook or tolerate some immoral behaviors (greed, drunkenness, etc.) while remaining outraged at others (homosexuality, thievery). We must not participate in sin or condone it in any way, nor may we be selective about what we condemn or excuse. Staying away from more “acceptable” forms of sin is difficult, but it is no harder for us than it was for the Corinthians. God expects his followers in any age to have high standards.
Galatians 5:19-21(NIV)—19) The acts of the sinful nature are obvious: sexual immorality, impurity and debauchery; 20) idolatry and witchcraft; hatred, discord, jealousy, fits of rage, selfish ambition, dissensions, factions 21) and envy, drunkenness, orgies, and the like. I warn you, as I did before, that those who live like this will not inherit the kingdom of God.
Romans 1:18-Romans 2:15 is a very important part of Scripture for everyone to read. It explains about God’s wrath against mankind and God’s righteous judgment. (Romans 1:27(NIV)—In the same way the men also abandoned natural relations with women and were inflamed with lust for one another. Men committed indecent acts with other men, and received in themselves the due penalty for their perversion.)
The due penalty for sin is death. This is why God sent Jesus to die for our sins so that we could repent and be forgiven of our sins. By believing in and accepting Jesus in our heart is our only chance– the only way to reconcile with the Father in heaven so that we may have an eternal existence with Him. There are so many people who don’t believe this fact and think that Christians are so narrow minded that we cannot see other sided views. We are told in Matthew 7:13-14 to: 13) “Enter by the narrow gate; for wide is the gate and broad is the way that leads to destruction, and there are many who go in by it. 14) Because narrow is the gate and difficult is the way which leads to life, and there are few who find it.”
This is not a joke or some scare tactic for the unsaved. It is God’s truth and He does detest and abhors homosexuality and sin of any kind. The only way to tell everyone is to show proof in the Word of God, because the Word is the whole truth. People who ignore the truth and do not believe in the Word of God are doomed; and I am so sorry for your souls. I pray that you accept Jesus into your life as your Personal Savior soon; and repent so you may be reconciled to God before it is too late.
Christians are not the victims here. The victims are the ones who are choosing a lifestyle that God does not accept. Their choice of a homosexual, or gay existence in modern terms, is a death sentence. Everyone is responsible for their own choices, and this determines where they will live for eternity. There is life after death and God wishes for you to live it with Him. It is your choice.