Something To Think About…

Fellow blogger Larry Litle from Springfield has a good read about former NBA star Tim Hardaway’s take on homosexuals in the NBA.

My take? Homosexuality is a sin against God; it is not a genetic predisposition. It is a CHOICE. We all choose to either sin or not sin; we are all not made perfect. However, to continue in sinful behavior is just wrong. The Bile says this, and Jesus even spoke of it in the New Testament.
That said, we are not to hate those people who have a differing lifestyle from us; we are to love and care for them but hate the sin that they are doing. And, to put it bluntly, we are not to jam Jesus down their throats. Instead, we are to be an example to them and a living witness of what Christ has done in our lives; by doing so God can help open their hearts and minds to the Holy Spirit’s work of renewal and commitment to Him. Lives can be changed and souls converted…if we just learn to reach out in love.

We might not like what other people are doing in their lives because it contradicts our own lifestyle…but we can, and should, love them and witness to them for Christ.

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4 Responses to Something To Think About…

  1. Ummm, no. says:

    Jesus didn’t say anything about:

    Homosexuals or abortion.

    Therefore, you don’t invoke His name when thumping your idealogy.

    Either put up the verse or sit down.

  2. sliceofhome says:

    Consider these facts:

    1. Jesus also never said anything about abortion, rape, incest or domestic violence. Are those things okay, too?

    2. There are many teachings and deeds of Christ that are not included in the Gospel accounts, as John writes in John 21:25.

    3. Christ did say that God created people “in the beginning” as male and female, and that marriage is the union of one man and one woman joined together as “one flesh”. (Matthew 19:4-6 and Mark 10:6-9) Nothing is said about any other type of union.

    4. When He discussed sexual morality, Christ had a very high standard, clearly affirming long-standing Jewish law. He told the woman caught in adultery to “Go and sin no more.” (John 8:11) He warned people not only that the act of adultery was wrong, but even adulterous thoughts. (Matthew 5:28) And he shamed the woman at the well (John 4:18) by pointing out to her that he knew she was living with a man who was not her husband.

    5. Christ used the destruction of the cities of Sodom and Gomorrah as an example of God’s wrath (Matthew 10:15, Mark 6:11, Luke 10:12, and Luke 17:29). Throughout the Old Testament, prophets clearly described these cities as being notorious for the practice of homosexuality. (Genesis 18:20, Genesis 19:4-5, Isaiah 3:9, Jeremiah 23:14, Ezekiel 16:46-59). Jesus certainly knew that this was how the comparison would be understood.

    6. Christ was God incarnate (in the flesh) here on earth. He was the long-expected Messiah, which was revealed in Matthew 16:13- 20, Matthew 17:5-9, Mark 8:27-30, Luke 4:16-30, Luke 9: 18-21, John 4:25-26, John 8:57-59 and elsewhere. As one with God, He was present from the beginning (John 1:1-13; Colossians 1:15-17; Ephesians 3:9 and elsewhere). So, Jesus was part of the Godhead as the laws were handed down through Moses to Israel and eventually to the whole world. This Old Testament law clearly prohibited homosexuality (Genesis 19, Leviticus 18:22 and 20:13; Deuteronomy 23:18 and elsewhere). The apostles understood this also, as shown by Paul’s writing in Romans 1:24-27, Peter’s in 2 Peter 2:4-22, and John’s in Revelation 22:15.

    So–the apostles, who were taught by Christ, clearly understood that homosexuality was a sin as it has always been. When someone says, “Jesus said nothing about homosexuality”, they reveal that they really haven’t understood Scripture, or Who Christ was. Maybe some of these points can help them toward a clearer understanding.

    There are a multitude of Scriptures that are listed here to peruse in order to gain a better understanding of what God is trying to tell all of us concerning these difficult subjects. Once again, I have to say this: Jesus wants us to love the sinner but hate the sin. And homosexuality AND abortion are sins. Both are choices that people make.

    Any further comments?

  3. kimberlie says:

    I think that is my favorite thing about our loving Father.
    He loves us dispite our downfalls. He knows we are sinners and loves us just the same.

  4. sliceofhome says:

    AMEN, Kimmie! đŸ™‚

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