Is anyone wrong?

January 8, 2008 at 12:53 pm | Posted in Christianity | 18 Comments
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I’m sure this sounds like a stupid question, but is anyone wrong today? Does anyone do something wrong nowadays? Does anyone make mistakes? Does anyone mess up or do things they regret anymore? Can we tell anyone that they’re wrong anymore?

I know that it sounds silly, but I really do have a direction for this. It seems that today, if any speaks out against something because it’s not biblical, they’re intolerant. If someone stands up for the truth found in the Bible, they are bigots or they’re being “exclusive”. If a Christian were to say to someone else, “that’s a sin and it’s wrong”, they would be attacked by a number of different “equal rights”, “freedom of speech”, and “civil liberties” groups for what they said. And if they say it to a Christian brother or sister, it’s magnified 10x over. When I see stuff like this happen, it’s so sad that it’s funny…

For instance, if I were to tell someone that homosexuality is a sin and it’s wrong, I would be looked at as intolerant and be told that I wasn’t portraying what Christianity is all about because I’m not being “loving”. There would be a line of people a mile long ready to give me their opinion on why I’m not being a Christian and how I need to change my point of view to match with today’s society. Sadly, many in this line of people would profess to be Christians.  If I were to stand up for the truth in the bible, like Leviticus 18:22 where it says that homosexuality is an abomination, I would be viciously attacked by those who promote the homosexual lifestyle and are happy with their sin. If I were to say that “anyone who preaches another gospel, whether from man or from an angel” (Mormonism, Islam) is to be accursed, I would be seen as intolerant, exclusive, and not practicing Christian love.

Or, if I were to say that Mormonism is a cult and is not a religion that’s even closely based on the Bible, I would be called a bigot. I would be told that I just don’t understand the Mormon “faith” or that I must have been confused about one point or another. I would be told that Mormons believe in the same Jesus I do and that there is nothing but trivial differences. All of this would be said even though Mormons worth their salt know that they believe that Jesus is a created being who came about when “God” (also a created being) came to earth and actually had physical relations with Mary to make Jesus. They would also know that they believe that Jesus and the devil are spirit brothers and that the only reason that Jesus is our Savior is because “God” liked His plan for salvation better than Lucifer’s plan. They would know that Joseph Smith (the founder and first “prophet” of the Mormon religion) started Mormonism because he believed that there was no other church that had gotten it right and that all others were apostate. They would know that Joseph Smith received his “revelation” from the “angel” Moroni. They would also know that the LDS church believes that they are the only church that will enter heaven, and that if they’ve lived up to the Mormon doctrine, they will be judged by Joseph Smith and, if found “faithful”, will receive their own planet to be “God” over, just like our “God” (or “Heavenly Father”) did.

If I were to stand up in any number of churches and preach a message about sin and justice, and talk about hell and judgment and sin, I would not be asked back and would be looked at as a poor representative of the Christian religion because I didn’t make people feel good or tickle their ears or give them life tips and positive thinking training.

I know that I said that it’s so sad that it’s funny earlier, but the more that I think about it, the more that I get aggravated by it all. There are a number of people (including pastors and teachers) in today’s church that spend all their time talking about the love of God and how He loves everyone and, like a doting father, just wants the very best for each of us. They talk about how God wants us to be blessed and how we need to be doing everything we can to get people into the church. They talk about how we are to be prosperous and “living large” and if we’re not, well then there’s something wrong with our faith.

And if anyone were to bring up something that might exclude people or might cause people not to come to the church or feel comfortable about themselves where they are, then that person is being critical and judgmental and just needs to take the time to know God’s love.

I just want to scream when I hear stuff like that. To me, it shows that people are more concerned with feelings and what they want in their lives than with the truth of God’s Word and what it really says. We seem to have a huge problem in Christianity today that is the result of a lack of diligence. We have become so focused on what God gives that we have completely lost sight of who God is. We have this “judge not lest ye be judged” attitude. If we were ever to say something to someone that might be judgmental, then it will come back on us and we’ll get judged too. To be honest, I think that we need that. Most people will quote Matthew 7:1 so quick that it will make your head spin, but most of them don’t even know about John 7:24 which says, “Do not judge according to appearance, but judge by righteous judgment”.

As Christians, we not only bear the image of God and the message of His plan of salvation, but we bear the responsibility of living it out in truth in front of the world. See, the Bible says that I am not to judge by my own judgment, but I am to judge by righteous judgment. The only One that has righteous judgment is God. That means that if I look at the Word of God and see that something in your life is not lining up, I have a responsibility to tell you. People quickly throw the “love” card up in your face when you talk about something that steps on their toes, but they don’t seem to realize that it’s LOVE (agape) that’s making you do it!

Yes, I know that one of the two people reading this is probably saying, “Well, what about the whole thing about a speck in your brother’s eye and a beam in yours”. I completely agree that we need to check our lives first and on a daily basis to make sure that we line up with the Word. But, we shouldn’t do that and neglect of helping others with their lives.

When you look at the life of our Lord and Savior, there are many things that you can say about Him. One is that He was exclusive. In John 14:6, Jesus says, “I am the way, the truth, and the life. No one comes to the Father but by Me”. I don’t know about you but that sounds pretty exclusive to me. That means that if you don’t believe in Jesus Christ, as portrayed in the Bible, as the Lord and Savior of your life, you won’t enter the kingdom of heaven. If you follow your doctrines to the letter and don’t believe in the biblical, historical Jesus, you won’t see God. If you profess to be a believer in Jesus, but it’s a Jesus of your own making, you won’t go to heaven. Just this one statement by Jesus cuts out a huge percentage of the world’s population! I don’t know the exact percentages, but let’s say that 30% of the world professes Christianity. That means that 70% of the world is excluded from heaven by that one statement! If we look at some of the other things that Jesus said, the figure increases due to the fact that many of those who profess Christ are only giving Him lip service…

If you’ve read all this and you’re thinking right about now that I’m the most judgmental, close-minded, intolerant person you’ve ever heard of, then you’ve misunderstood my intent. I don’t write this just so that people have a bad view of me. I really can’t help what you think of me or what I write anyway. I’m really not intolerant (by the correct definition), but I am uncompromising, and I have a burden for those who profess Jesus Christ as their Lord to stop making a mockery of His sacrifice on the cross. It saddens me to see those who declare that Jesus is their Savior live like hell and think that it’s ok, all the while portraying a false image of Christianity. It hurts me when I see and hear pastors, preachers, and teachers spend thirty minutes (because that’s all we can take anymore) preaching on the way to better your life and how to think positive, and neglect taking the time to tell the people what they really need whether they want to hear it or not!!! As a matter of fact, I think that it would be BETTER if those who profess Jesus and live like the world would just be honest and say that they’re not Christians.

The Bible says that people didn’t like Jesus because He spoke the truth. It says that they won’t like us either if we’re really doing what we’re supposed to. Jesus Himself said that they hated Him and they will hate us for His Name’s sake.

It’s my prayer that if you read this and it just totally ticked you off, that you would look at your life and make sure that you are living it the way that the Bible really says you’re supposed to live. If you are and you’re still mad, feel free to post or email me and let me know. It may not change anything but, then again, it might. I am not saying that I’m perfect, or that I’m always right. But I know the One who is and I know that His Word tells us exactly what we need to look like. If you or I don’t line up with it, or we don’t like it, that isn’t going to change His mind….

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  1. I am huge sinner(not proud of it) and all that high level spiritual stuff scares most people…sounds like all the christians have been brainwashed when they quote scriptures to an human issue which maybe comforting to them but not to others.

  2. I understand that it can sometimes be confusing, but the Bible makes it clear that as a Christian, it is my responsibility to know the difference between the truth and the lies…Just the fact that there is truth and lies means that someone is going to be wrong.

    I am sorry if you’ve been around people who quote scriptures just to sound important (sadly there are many like that). I know that it can be unnerving. I happen to know a lot of scriptures and feel that it’s important. Many times someone has asked me about where something is in the Bible and I know. Because I can tell them where it is, they can find it and apply it to their lives.

    If you don’t mind my asking, what exactly keeps you from not being a huge sinner? You seem to know that it’s not something to be proud of…

    If you would like to talk about something, please post it here, or email me if it’s a personal thing…

  3. Yeah you can ask—been trying to follow Christ for many years and been in some real ups and down. MY major sinning point: that is knowing something is wrong or harmful and do it anyway is sex and porn. I am fighting an addiction to porn that has laying unconfronted in me for many years and now I feel the Lord challenging me on it.

    I am not proud of it and I will not longer indulge in these routines, behaviours and lifestyle. Plain and simple: prayers are apprecated, I am asking for grace, mercy and a changed person.

  4. I appreciate your honesty and will definitely be praying for you. I understand how strong it can be to fight any kind of addiction.

    I wanted to ask you a few things:

    You mention trying to follow Christ, but are you saved?

    Do you know looking with lust can send someone to hell?

    Do you understand why people end up in hell?

    Do you understand why Jesus died?

    I know that God doesn’t want you to do those things anymore, but it’s not something that you can just say you’ll quit doing. You do have to repent of your sins. You do have to recognize that because of your sins, you will find yourself in hell without receiving the gift of salvation that Jesus offers. I thought that I understood what that was for a long time, but I have been realizing that there is more to it than just believing…

    If you truly desire to live the Christian life and follow Christ, He says that you have to repent. You have to deny yourself, take up your cross and follow Him.

    Once you do that, you can start following Him. But there is something else you have to do. You have to study God’s Word on a daily basis. It HAS to be daily. And by study, I mean reading a passage of scripture (a few verses to a chapter), meditating on it, and ask God to show you how to apply it to your life. Then you have to obey what you read.

    If you do that, God’s Word will start doing the work in you that you desire to have done, but cannot do yourself. If you will give God everything, He’ll change it. It won’t be easy, but it will be necessary to see the truth made evident in your life.

    I pray that you will endeavor to get into God’s Word. If you need to learn HOW to study the Bible, take a look at Precept Ministries. They have awesome Bible studies that will help you get into God’s Word and understand it.

    I will definitely be praying for you and look forward to hearing how God changes you!

  5. You are making some assumptions here that I think reflects your christian immaturity and in that I will pray for you. I can understand why you might ask such questions but there is no way to convince you if I am aware of how salvation works but fair enough, I am seeking the face of Christ and that is why I am focusing in on my problems which are hindering from having a deeper and personal relationship with Jesus. I have real human problems that I have asked the Lord to assist me in cleansing my heart and soul of these items.

    Finally, to say sorry for something that you don’t feel you have the power to stop is not repenting it is lying. Therefore, I have decided to spend time, disecting the behaviour and changing me so that when I do go to the Lord in prayer or fast, I can come with the right heart, kinda like David did.

    Thanks for your prayers!

  6. I am sorry if you took my questions as immature. In witnessing to others who profess Christ, I have often ended up having to make sure they understand sin and salavation. It wasn’t my intent to patronize you or anything. I would rather ask the questions and find out that they are unnecessary, than to not ask them and have someone go to hell…

    I applaud your willingness to seek the Lord and ask Him to cleanse you of the things that burden you.

    I completely agree that with you that repentance is more than saying your sorry. It’s when we realize that it is Jesus who cleanses us and not ourselves that we can truly be cleansed…

    I wish you well in what’s ahead!

  7. Thanks, I appreciate all the prayers I can receive. I made my comments from the standpoint that if someone was tell me that they are suffereing from something; christian or not, I wouldn’t start with Hell. Hell, serves it purpose but it should never be used as a threat. God never threatens us.

  8. No problem! I understand about the suffering and all that, but the main reason people suffer is because of sin. It’s why we’re where we are in the first place.

    As for hell, it’s the consequence for sin. It’s not a threat or a way to force someone to accept Christ. It’s just the truth. If anyone dies without their sins being washed away by the blood of Jesus, they will end up in hell, and the suffering they’re going through now will be nothing compared to what that will be.

    I agree that God never threatens us, but He does tell us that we’ll all be judged. I am under the impression that a lot of people don’t like hell because it means that there really are rules that we have to follow and that we’re held accountable…

    Anyway, I hope that you’re doing well and look forward to hearing what God is doing in your life!

  9. There are many people that suffer because of sin and not because of sin. My father-in-law had a blot clot in his brain and he is suffering and he is a good christian man, soo maybe that is a bit too black and white for my understanding of how the God and faith works.

    Your foundation for hell is also a truth I agree with you but “truth” maybe a concrete set of rules and ideals for you but not for other people. For example; it is true that if you jump from a window you will fall that is an evident truth. Hell(is a truth for christians) may not be perceived as a truth by non-believers(even if it is still an evident truth) and discussing hell with people turns them away from faith no matter how truthful it is. It is only when people come to understand sin and the result of sin do then understand Hell and the consequenses of our actions.

    I would challenge your understanding of sin becuause as much as I admit openly I struggle with this issue and it is now being dealth with I am sure you have as many areas of grey. Sin is Sin, and I bet like most people that you commit sin on a daily basis; knowingly and innocently(human innocence) and therefore you are as guilty as I am on a daily basis.

  10. I disagree. The bible says that it’s because of one man’s sin (Adam’s) that the world is in the condition it is in now. It is because of sin that there is death and because of sin that there is suffering. Before the fall of Adam and Eve, there was no death or suffering. When Christ returns, it will be that way again. God never tells us that we won’t suffer. He does say that He will be there regardless.

    The idea that truth is right for me but not for someone else is not scriptural. Truth doesn’t change because I don’t believe it. Let’s look at your example a little bit. You said that if I jump from a window, I will fall and that’s an evident truth. Does that change for others? If I jump from the top of a 50 story building what will be the result (barring a miracle…)? Death. If someone else jumps from the same spot as I do, but doesn’t believe in gravity, will that change the outcome? No. They will still die, whether they believe in gravity or not, it’s still true.

    Discussing hell with people is the only thing that will truly help them understand why they need Jesus. If it turns people “away” from Jesus, it is because the truth of it scares them or they are too wrapped up in their sin to want to believe that it will send them to hell.

    You say that it is only when people understand sin and the result of sin do they understand hell and the consequences of their actions. I agree. But if we don’t tell people about sin and hell because we’re afraid they might “turn away”, then how will they understand? Not only that, but Paul says in Romans 7:7 that it was only by the law that he knew what sin was. We need to be telling people about sin, hell, and judgment because it is the truth whether or not people believe in it…

    I never said that I don’t struggle. I never said that Christians don’t struggle. What I did say is that many of the people that I’ve witnessed to say they profess Christ, but they still LIVE in sin. 1 John talks all about the difference between stumbling because of sin and living in sin. He says that if we stumble, then God is faithful and just to forgive us of our sins and cleanse us from all unrighteousness. But, he says, if we say that we have fellowship with God and walk in darkness, we are liars and do not practice the truth (1 John 1:6). He also says that if anyone loves the world, the Father is not in them (1 John 2:15). He even says that the one who abides in Him should walk in the same manner that He walked.

    All of this means that if we truly are in Jesus Christ and He is our Lord, then we will not make sin a practice. When I walk down the street, I don’t go stumbling the whole way. I may stumble once or twice, but I shouldn’t do it constantly. It is the same way in the spiritual. If I truly am walking the way I should be, then, while I may stumble once or twice, I won’t make a habit of it. This should be true for a number of reasons. One, because I really do understand the things that Jesus went through to reconcile me to God. Second, because I love Him and His Word more than I love sin or the things in the world. Three, because I want others to see a true representation of who Jesus is and not what many in the church portray Him to be.

    Whether or not I commit sin on a daily basis, I shouldn’t use it as an excuse to not live how God has called me to live. God has called Christians to live holy, like He is (Leviticus 11/19, 1 Peter 1:16). I cannot focus on my sin and expect to live the way God has called me to live. I have to know the truth to be free (John 8:32) and to know the truth, I have to continue in His Word (John 8:31). I will not put myself in places or situations that will give the devil an opportunity to cause me to sin (Eph. 4:27). If I truly love God and desire to follow Him, then I will do the things that He tells me to do and stop doing the things that I know are wrong…

  11. I can see that I have fired you up a bit!

    You are easily looking for errors from me as if I am trying to cheat you: Yes the world is in the shape it is because of the sin of one man–I understand about the contract we have with life and suffering we endure because we have been ripped from God’s kingdom due to the Sin of Adam. I was not looking at from that point of few, I was thinking that you were implying that a persons own suffering occurs on the level of which they sin and in that I was disagreeing.

    I think that you also misunderstand me when I speak of evident truth. Hell is as evident as gravity, that we can agree on, telling people about hell is also a needed because it is a fact however, I disagree with any ‘in-your face’ christianity approaches when witnessing to people. I tell people about Christ as compelled by the spirit and I rarely have smacked person with hell, fire and brimestone as a pitch for having a relationship with Jesus Christ. To Tell a person they are going to Hell as tool for witnessing serves little purpose compared to leading a person to christ through example.

    Finally, I know all these scripture you are quoting about sin and living in darkeness that is no doubt that if a Person wants to have an intimate relationship with the Risen Lord Jesus Christ then they need to erradict sin from their life, however the I understand it from my own struggles and working with homeless drug addcits and alcoholics is that it a process.

    “…All of this means that if we truly are in Jesus Christ and He is our Lord, then we will not make sin a practice.”

    What if your addiction is the practice that you fighting to overcome? Does that make you less of a christian? Should I just throw in the towel because I fail? Should I just resign to fact that the Lord has given me this burden and will not just remove from me?

    I give you kudos for being able to control yourself in everyway but I would ask you to pray on this one: What if you couldn’t stop even though you knew it was wrong?”…and stop doing the things that I know are wrong”

    I can’t tell you how much I wish I had it as easy as that sentence sounds. Every waking moment is a battle…a battle that I can feel and see. A battle that until now I thought I would lose and not because I do not read the bible or pray or have fellowship or believe less in Christ.

    Thanks for the words, continue to pray for me…

  12. Actually, I’m always this way when it comes to the Word…:)

    I do believe that our sins do have some effect or consequence, but I don’t believe that everything that we go through is because of our personal sins…

    When I witness to people about hell, sin, and judgment, I don’t do it in an “in your face” manner. I do, however, think that it’s necessary to tell people about it when you share the gospel. First, it lets them know that the reason for salvation. If I told someone they needed a cure for a rare disease without explaining that I could see 10 symptoms on their skin, it wouldn’t make sense. Second, in the time that we live, many people can tell you that Jesus died for your sins, especially in the Bible belt. They know the “story” and can even quote John 3:16, but that doesn’t mean that they understand it…Without the knowledge of sin, they can’t really understand why Jesus died for them. Third, I can witness to someone about hell, sin, judgment, and then if they’re open to it, the gospel in about 5 minutes. There may not be time for them to see us live it out and they need to know the truth that their sins will send them to hell. The main reason that Jesus dies wasn’t so that we could go to heaven, it was so that we wouldn’t go to hell…

    I have been addicted to things too…And, like I said before, I never said that I don’t struggle. Fighting an addiction doesn’t make you less of a Christian. And, no, you shouldn’t throw in the towel if you fall. But, in 1 Corinthians 10:13, God says that He won’t allow you to be tempted beyond what you are able and that with that temptation, He will provide the way out. Because of that, it would seem that there isn’t anything that we can’t be free of. But, we have to be willing to follow the way out that God has provided for us.

    I can understand what you’re going through because I’ve been there. I have been in places where I was doing things that I didn’t think that I could stop. And to be honest, I couldn’t. Not on my own. But, because I started seeking God, like you’re doing, and spent daily time in His Word, studying what it said and applying it to my life, I found the way that God had provided and have been free of it.

    It isn’t about wishing it was as easy for you as it was for me. It wasn’t easy for me. But God has provided you the same way out He provided me. And if you’re willing to be obedient to His Word and study to show yourself approved, you’ll find yourself free of the things that you struggle with.

    I will definitely keep praying for you….

  13. Please note that I do not mind you using the Word of God because it is living and active(Hebrews 4:12) it is also a sword for us to fight and defend with(Ephesians 6:17) and it lasts forever(Isaiah 40:8). I was deeply incouraged by you mentioning 1 Corin. 10:13 it has been ahwile since I read it and I have prinited up by my computer.

    You know, my first 5 years knowing the Lord I spent working in a large city running a spiritual program for drug addicts and alcoholics and serving many of their practical daily needs to help them be able gain focus and maybe work towards sobriety and/or a better life. We served around 500 people a day food and other social service items. We held daily bible studies and prayer sessions and weekly services. It was during that time I met alot of christians that wanted to help out in our ministry through giving money, praying, showing up physically, etc. I became a bit indignant with those that would come to the program preach an “in-your” face message to people that are suffering a heavy burden from their lifestyle when tehy needed first, love and attention as a form of Gospel. I also becuase tired fo lazy christians whom lived off in the rich areas that would only support by writing a check because they were too busy washing their 3 cars to come in a get involved.

    I am not holding this against anybody but it is one reason why I have a strong dis-taste for Christians that memorize the word of God and then use as an excuse not to be pro-active. My motto is:
    Better to serve then to speak

    I wanted to say thanks so far for interesting food for thought and your encouragement. I need to hear these things because I need to spend more time( I guess) thinking about the Lord.

    The question is what would you do if you were stuck on an island without the Bible?

    Give me your take on Predestination? Do you believe that God has predestined you before the beginning of time to be a child of God?(Ephasians 1:4-5)

    How about your take on American Obesity? Can a person die early than God has planned due their free will or does God know that also ahead of time?

    Just thought I get some more food for thought

  14. I understand your indignation. I agree with you that the Word shouldn’t be as an excuse to not help out. If they truly understood the Word, then it would have caused them to be more invovled in what was going on around them, including your program.

    I also understand how you could dislike someone who just comes in and gets in someone’s face. I think that this action is the result of a misunderstanding of God’s Word. I believe that the people that are battling addictions do need love. I think that they do need to be loved and get attention, but I also believe that if we truly love them, then we will tell them about the truth of hell, sin, and judgment as soon as possible. Especially when they are battling with addictions, they are in a position to appreciate the truth of what could happen. Out of the 500 people a day, how many may not be in tomorrow? There is a way to present the truth of sin and judgment and still be loving about it. I do it all the time. I know that there are some people who are going to fight it no matter how nice I try to be and I take that as the conviction of the Holy Spirit. But I love them enough to tell them the truth.
    I think that as Christians, our motto should be Serve AND speak…:)

    As for being stuck on an island without a Bible, I would probably do whatever I could to keep the Word of God fresh. Since this is a hypothetical situation, there are a lot of extenuating circumstances. I would hopefully have spent enough time in the Word to have it written on my heart, but regardless of all of that, I would still be responsible to live like God wanted me to even if I was by myself….

    I’ve not studied out predestination so understand that this is just my thoughts and should be compared to scripture (like everything else that I say…). My thoughts on predestination as of now are that God’s desire is that no one would go to hell. He has planned from the beginning of time to make a way for everyone to be saved. Because I can choose to receive or reject the gift of salvation, I may or may not follow through with that part of God’s plan, but God will never be surprised by my choices. He’ll never sit there and worry about having a back up plan. I believe that it breaks His heart that some of His children end up in hell, even more so because He knew it in advance. Just like He knew that I would accept Christ.

    This leads to the question about obesity. Can a person die early than God planned? No. God knew when they would die before they were ever born. Are there choices you and I can make to live longer or shorter? Yes. But, ultimately, God still knows when and how they will die, regardless of the choices they do or don’t make…

  15. Actually, no, you ARE intolerant. And no, I have NOT misunderstood your intent, i understand your intent all too clearly.
    Regardless of what you BELIEVE (without evidence) and what your faith tells you, homosexuality is neither wrong, sinful or amoral. To your abrahamic senses it may seem wrong, and it may be considered a ‘sin’ in your bible, but that’s only because you are deluded enough to believe that a sky-daddy inspired book from over 1500 years ago says it’s wrong, so it MUST be wrong. If you truly believe that homosexuality is amoral, then you have you morality skewed by Abrahamic traditions, and you do not belong in the 21st century. You know, the Islamic Bible, their book of faith is also the Word of God, and it also tells them they have a responsibility to tell you that YOU are wrong and that YOU need to bow to God’s will. So who is right?

    We do not need religion anymore, we are wasting valuable time and energy on a frivolously pointless endeavour called faith, and it needs to stop. Whether you are right, the muslims are right, or I am right, we ALL live on this earth, and we ALL have the same right to be here, so stop pushing your sky-daddy’s dogma on other people and concern yourself with YOUR life, and yours alone. And you know what, if 1 billion Muslims are going to hell because they believe in the wrong sky-daddy, LET IT GO.

  16. Actually, no, you ARE intolerant. And no, I have NOT misunderstood your intent, i understand your intent all too clearly.

    That’s interesting. So, what do you think my intent is?

    Regardless of what you BELIEVE (without evidence) and what your faith tells you, homosexuality is neither wrong, sinful or amoral.

    And what authority do you base this on? Your own?

    To your abrahamic senses it may seem wrong, and it may be considered a ’sin’ in your bible, but that’s only because you are deluded enough to believe that a sky-daddy inspired book from over 1500 years ago says it’s wrong, so it MUST be wrong.

    You’re right. God says it’s wrong to live a homosexual lifestyle. That should be enough for anyone…

    If you truly believe that homosexuality is amoral, then you have you morality skewed by Abrahamic traditions, and you do not belong in the 21st century.

    I believe homosexuality is immoral because God says that it is. You say my morality is skewed, but again I ask, according to whom? To you? If my speaking out against something that God has called an abomination is amoral, then show me how. If it bothers you because you don’t like being told that it’s a sin then you’ve just proven the point of this blog post.

    You know, the Islamic Bible, their book of faith is also the Word of God, and it also tells them they have a responsibility to tell you that YOU are wrong and that YOU need to bow to God’s will. So who is right?

    Yes, I know that Muslims call the Quran inspired too, but unless it can show its inspiration, it’s just a claim. I have been told by many Muslims that I’m wrong, but with no substantial proof. I know who is right. God (the God of the Bible) is. He is right and always has been. He always will be.

    We do not need religion anymore, we are wasting valuable time and energy on a frivolously pointless endeavour called faith, and it needs to stop.

    Ironically, I agree that we don’t need religion, but not for the same reasons. What the world needs is to repent of sin and turn back to God. Actually, faith is needed more than just about anything else today. Hebrews 11:6 says that without faith it’s impossible to please God. You’ve made it clear that you don’t have faith in God. Doesn’t it bother you that you don’t please Him? What will you say to Him when you stand before Him to be judged? “I just didn’t know?” He knows that isn’t true.

    Whether you are right, the muslims are right, or I am right, we ALL live on this earth, and we ALL have the same right to be here, so stop pushing your sky-daddy’s dogma on other people and concern yourself with YOUR life, and yours alone.

    Does this mean that you’re not sure if you’re right? If that’s true, would you stake you’re eternal life on that? Honestly, according to scripture, none of us have a right to anything but being sent to hell. That’s the only thing that we have a right to. Everything else that we have is because of the fact that God is gracious and patient. The fact that you can talk about Him like you do is because He’s gracious. He’s giving you time to repent. The danger lies in the fact that one day, His patience will find it’s end. What will you do then? What you don’t seem to understand is my motivation. It is because of God and His scriptures that I am concerned with more than just myself. As a matter of fact, I’m to put others before myself, even you…I don’t want you or anyone else to go to hell. If you choose to remain willfully ignorant of the truth, then that is your own fault.

    And you know what, if 1 billion Muslims are going to hell because they believe in the wrong sky-daddy, LET IT GO.

    Um…didn’t you accuse me of being amoral? And yet, it’s ok to let billions of people go to hell? It is because I know what is going to happen to those Mwho deny Christ that I can’t let it go. Just one person going to hell is bad enough. The fact that billions of sinners (whether they’re Muslims, homosexuals, or any other type) will find themselves in hell is a horrible thought. While your callousness toward other people is appalling, I can’t say that I’m surprised…

  17. I liked what you wrote and empathised with your comments.

    As a sinner I find some sins are really hard to let go – it’s those besetting sins I really need God’s help with. That’s why I follow Jesus – I hope the day will come when the chains that bind me will fall off and I will be free of my sins.

    I know Jesus has completed the work but I can still feel the power of my sins. I have to trust Jesus to break that power and that hold on me as I have no power over it myself. I am a prisoner till then.

    I am a Christian but find some sins I keep doing even if I don’t want to. Thats when I am most thankful to God because I can turn to him and ask for his help – I can take up my cross and follow Jesus knowing he will find the way to set me free from those things that ensnare me.

    Until he does I just have to soldier on.

    My biggest irritation when it comes to Christians is the denial of our sinful nature.

    The longer I am a Christain the more compassion I have for those ensnared by their sinful nature. Being a sinner is tough on us when we desire to change because it is our human nature – it is so easy to be a sinner. Yet being Christ like is a choice against our human nature so its tough on us to do and we stumble often.

    We all need to be gentle with each other, long suffering and frequently forgiving each other our many shortcomings. This is the way of the cross.

    Blessings
    Dianne

    • Dianne,

      Sin is hard to let go of for anyone. Because we are born into sin and, until we get saved, live in sin, it is something that truly just comes natural to us. The wonderful news is that Jesus will remove those chains! It will take us staying mindful of what we our doing and not allowing ourselves to be put into a position where those sins can overcome us, but we will prevail! I think that understanding sin is one of the most important things that any Christian can do. Until then, it is really hard to understand the cross or to witness to others. I hope that your compassion leads you to witness to others the truth of sin and where it will lead them without Christ.

      While it is tough to do and may cause us some pain, we must fight against the sinful nature we were born with. It is always inspiring to me when I read Proverbs 24:16:

      For a righteous man falls seven times, and rises again, But the wicked stumble in time of calamity.

      It is in our rising up again that we show our love for Christ. I agree that we need to be gentle when called for, but we also need to be bold in our stance for the truth when it is attacked by so many.

      I pray that you have a wonderful New Year and that you grow in holiness daily!

      Mike


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