Pride

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Last week President Biden proclaimed that the month of June was Gay Pride Month. The last Sunday is Gay Pride Day. This day commemorates the Stonewall riots for gay rights.  The symbol of gay pride is the rainbow. I’m amazed at the sign from God to not destroyed the earth again by water is used by this organization 

The other day I came across a news feed of a live gay pride parade promoting the lifestyle. There was some comments in the feed about how God’s love for the Gay people. They were using the scriptures about God’s love, and twisting them to say this lifestyle was okay and approved by God.  It is true that God loves us all, but God hates sin and a sinful lifestyle. To understand this a little more, think of your son or daughter committing a gruesome murder.  Even though they committed this murder your love for them is never ending. You hate what they did, but still love them.  God Loves us in the same way… He loves you but hates a sinful lifestyle!

Do not be mistaken, the Bible is very clear about the sin of homosexuality. This is sin… just like any other sin.  Simply stated, God hates all sin. In Leviticus 18:22 says – “You shall not lie with a male as one lies with a female; it is an abomination.” and we find the penalty for this sin in Leviticus 20:13, “If there is a man who lies with a male as those who lie with a woman, both of them have committed a detestable act; they shall surely be put to death. Their blood guiltiness is upon them.” Wow… the punishment is the death penalty!

In the first chapter of Romans, Paul was describing the way the world has turned away from God and embraced idolatry and other sins. Romans 1:26-27 says, “For this reason God gave them over to degrading passions; for their women exchanged the natural function for that which is unnatural,  and in the same way also the men abandoned the natural function of the woman and burned in their desire toward one another, men with men committing indecent acts and receiving in their own persons the due penalty of their error.” In this verse we clearly see that homosexuality is wrong and sinful.  God’s word call this an abomination.

Remember this…. Sin Separates us from God. And 1st Corinthians 6 verse 9 reads “Or do you not know that the unrighteous will not inherit the kingdom of God? Do not be deceived; neither fornicators, nor idolaters, nor adulterers, nor effeminate, nor homosexuals, nor thieves, nor the covetous, nor drunkards, nor revilers, nor swindlers, will inherit the kingdom of God.”

As Christians we should not Condone this behavior.  Our Churches can not support or tolerate this if they follow the Bible. We can welcome the sinner but not the sin.  Yes, God loves all people, and will forgive every sin.  It is by the grace of God that we are forgiving.  No matter what you’ve done in your past God’s grace is big enough to forgive you.  All that’s necessary for you to do, is to ask God for forgiveness.  We are standing on the edge of eternity, as none of us are promised another day. 

We are making choices now for where we will spend eternity. Here is my question to you:  Do you have a relationship with Jesus?   There is no better time than the present to dedicate or maybe re-dedicate yourself to God. 

Please… if you don’t know Christ or have fallen away please take a moment and pray right now… Tell God you believe His Son Jesus paid for your sins and rose again. Tell God you are sorry and want to start Living for Him. He will forgive your sins and mistakes and give you Everlasting Life with Him… and place His Spirit deep within your heart. In 1 John 1:9 says, “If we confess our sins, he is faithful and just to forgive us our sins, and to cleanse us from all unrighteousness.”

I pray that God will truly Help and Bless you. If you would like for me to pray with you, please email me at Bob.L@magnificentPromises.com.

May God Bless and Keep!


I thank you for reading my blog. I do not claim to be any expert or affiliated with any religious organization. All I can say is that I’m affiliated with my Lord Jesus Christ. This is one man’s opinion and observation. My hope is I stirred up some thoughts for you to think about. There is one place where we can find all the answers to life. That road map is Commonly known as the Bible. If you want the answers to life all you have to do is read. If you would like me to pray with you or want to send a comment please email me at Bob.L@magnificentpromises.com


For God so loved the world that he gave his only begotten son, that whosoever believeth in him shall not perish but have everlasting life. John 3:16

 

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