Homosexuality. Can't make it okay, man. What do you think Christian's are going after with these laws? Do you think we're just trying to make others obey our rules? Power tripping? Got nothing better to do?
Here's the skinny, straight up. It's easy to sit back and let others go down whatever road they wish. It's easy to just take care of yourself. It's easy, in the name of freedom to tell others - hey, just do whatever you want. It's okay by us.
However, understand the plight and burden of the Christian. In my heart, honestly speaking, I carry the knowledge that a life without Christ is one that will not see eternal life. You may not have the same conviction. If so, you'll completely disagree with everything I say. But with this knowledge, I see around me millions of people who are dying and going to hell. It pains me so. What do I do about it? Well, I attempt to share the good news of Jesus Christ and our need for a savior. Along with that, I attempt to show others the sin in their life and the consequences of it. Homosexuality is a sin - according to God's word, not my own petty and oft incorrect feelings. If I sit back in my cozy little recliner and take the attitude of others who don't care about anyone else (freedom, man, let them do what they want), then I become an accompliance to their doom.
""And have no fellowship with the unfruitful works of darkness, but rather expose them. For it is shameful even to speak of those things which are done by them in secret.""
I am commanded by my Lord to do so. Granted, in a loving manner, but I am commanded to do so.
My goodness man, I'm not trying to impose my will on someone. I'm trying to help them see the problem possessing them - one that desparately needs addressing. Creating laws that make sin right according to man's ideals have devestating consequences eternally.
I ask myself, do I honestly believe the Bible entirely, word for word? Yes. Because of that, I'm trying to help these people. I don't hate them. I don't find them repulsive. I don't wish them to be outcast by society or discriminated against. But I cannot sit by and call wrong right when the effect it has will lead people to everlasting suffering.
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For the wages of sin is death, but the gift of God is eternal life in Christ Jesus our Lord.
for all have sinned and fall short of the glory of God
But God demonstrates His own love toward us, in that while we were still sinners, Christ died for us.
I tell you, no; but unless you repent you will all likewise perish.
Believing this, how can I possibly vote for a law labeling sin as being right? How can someone repent if they don't know they're doing wrong? That would be the ultimate betrayal of my fellow man.
Aw man, I've gone off on a tagent again. I'm sorry Ian. This probably isn't what you want on your blog. I felt I needed to respond from a conservative point of view, but out of respect for you (it is your blog) I'll quit here.