Let’s have a “Gay Old Time” Part III of III

As I conclude here, with Part III, if you believe in Christ and you’re still seeking men (being a man) for a relationship, then you need to relook your walk with Jesus and figure out what’s important…
We know that the Bible is God’s word (at least those that follow Christ and believe on Him)
Let’s finish this up: Paul said in Romans 12:1 “Therefore, I urge you, brothers and sisters, in view of God’s mercy, to offer your bodies as a living sacrifice, holy and pleasing to God–this is your true and proper worship.” Is any of this behavior honoring God? Are we honoring God with our bodies? Homosexuality, pedophilia, necromania, and beastiality, are any of these honoring God with our bodies?
If you think any of these is okay, I’m praying for ya. If you’re a homosexual, murderer, pedophile, thief, or liar and you don’t know Jesus, then I’m praying for you as well… and I love ya. I love ya, because you are valuable possessions in God’s eyes and He wants to change your hearts so that He can love on you even more and show you all the blessings that He is able to supply.
So, what IS “Holy Behavior” Mike? Well, I’ll tell ya, Holy behavior is: “God’s will that you should be sanctified: that you should avoid sexual immorality; that each of you should learn to control your own body in a way that is holy and honorable, not in passionate lust like the pagans, who do not know God; and that in this matter no one should wrong or take advantage of a brother or sister. The Lord will punish all those who commit such sins, as we told you and warned you before. For God did not call us to be impure, but to live a holy life. Therefore, anyone who rejects this instruction does not reject a human being but God, the very God who gives you his Holy Spirit. ” (1 Thessalonians 4:3-8)

The other passage I wanted to point out is in 1 Corinthians 6:7-20 ”
The very fact that you have lawsuits among you means you have been completely defeated already. Why not rather be wronged? Why not rather be cheated? Instead, you yourselves cheat and do wrong, and you do this to your brothers and sisters. Or do you not know that wrongdoers WILL NOT INHERIT THE KINGDOM OF GOD? Do not be deceived: Neither the sexually immoral nor idolaters nor adulterers nor men who have sex with men, nor thieves nor the greedy nor drunkards nor slanderers nor swindlers will inherit the kingdom of God. And that is what some of you were. But you were washed, you were sanctified, you were justified in the name of the Lord Jesus Christ and by the Spirit of our God.
“I have the right to do anything,” you say—but not everything is beneficial. “I have the right to do anything”—but I will not be mastered by anything. You say, “Food for the stomach and the stomach for food, and God will destroy them both.” The body, however, is not meant for sexual immorality but for the Lord, and the Lord for the body. By his power God raised the Lord from the dead, and he will raise us also. Do you not know that your bodies are members of Christ himself? Shall I then take the members of Christ and unite them with a prostitute? Never! Do you not know that he who unites himself with a prostitute is one with her in body? For it is said, “The two will become one flesh.” But whoever is united with the Lord is one with Him in spirit.

Flee from sexual immorality. All other sins a person commits are outside the body, but whoever sins sexually, sins against their own body. Do you not know that your bodies are temples of the Holy Spirit, who is in you, whom you have received from God? You are not your own; you were bought at a price. Therefore honor God with your bodies.”

2 Corinthians 5:17 says, If any man be in Christ, he is a new creature, old things have passed away, behold all things have become new.

I know that’s a lot of Bible reading, but God doesn’t want us to continue in our evil ways… He wants us to be like His Son, and we do that by acceptance, repentance and perseverance!! His word tells what God loves and doesn’t love. Anything that honors HIM, and doesn’t hurt you, HE LOVES. If you are dishonoring Him by doing hurtful things to others or yourself, He doesn’t love!!

If you are practicing homosexuality, it is a sin, and it must be stopped, if you are killing people, having sex with babies, having sex before marriage, lying, cheating, or stealing… the behavior NEEDS TO STOP.. Bring it to God, and He will bring it down!

God loves murderers, people who deal in child pornography, sexual deviants, and yes… EVEN HOMOSEXUALS…

But He doesn’t want you to stay that way. We as the “Church” have a skewed sense of “LOVE” and immediately condemn those homosexual individuals, but have turned their cheek, ignored the rapists, the murders and the baby killers!! It’s all sin, and it ALL must be eradicated!!!

If we were BUSY BEING THE CHURCH.. more unbelievers would be lining up to follow Jesus! If we were being the church, there would be people who are dying in sin coming with FULL HEARTS to GOD!
If we were being the church… we wouldn’t be judging ANYONE before coming to the cross! Jesus died for ALL… and HE can cleanse ALL from ALL UNRIGHTEOUSNESS!

Stop picking on homosexuals. We don’t see anything wrong with murderers, liars, thieves, or pedophiles… we say “they’re just sick” But let it be a homosexual, they are ready to lynch them and burn them at the stake!!
Love them, show them there’s a better way. Let Jesus transform THEIR LIVES by the way YOU ACT!!

Jesus came so that we may have life and life more abundantly…. shunning people for the way they are and act is totally contrary to Jesus’ ministry, which was to love others as we love ourselves…or HIM!!

Too many times Christians are known for what they are against, not what they are FOR. Well, let’s be FOR Jesus, LET’S BE the Christ Followers that HE emulated. We can still teach what the Bible teaches with conviction. Let us Love them, pray for them, and let GOD take control.
Same token: Pray for God’s hand in YOUR deliverance from evil! Don’t judge, just take care of what you need to take care of… leave all else to God..

~Peace. Mike

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Let’s have a “Gay Old Time!” Part II of III

This is part II of the continuing thought of “Let’s have a ‘Gay Old Time’”.
Bear in mind that this is, in no way, an attack on homosexuals or any other sinful act that people do. This is merely thoughts from myself, a Christ Follower, who has dabbled in many areas in which I speak. Bringing the truth that is needed to the masses. I have had this pull to do this for quite some time, but had to pray on how to word it.
So, we have established that Adam and Jesus were created in God’s image, and that the sin of Adam and Eve (man and woman) caused humankind to be cursed. There is disease, sickness, heartache, mental disorders, and the list goes on. So, we move on to talk a little more about man and woman.
The Bible says, in Genesis 2,
“So that when Adam awoke, seeing His new wife he said: The man said,

“This is now bone of my bones
and flesh of my flesh;
she shall be called ‘woman,’
for she was taken out of man.”

That is why a MAN leaves his father and mother and is united to his WIFE, and they become one flesh.
Adam and his wife were both naked, and they felt no shame.

This is God’s original plan… and since God is the same today, yesterday and forever… His plan has NOT changed!

Now before you call me a homo phobe, or a “gay basher” I will pause here to say a couple things before moving to the next point.

Now, remember, when sin entered into the world, so did self centeredness, sickness, hatred, and an array of other evil desires… experimental sex and a blatant disregard for God has caused a chain reaction… so people are born with deformities, no limbs, blind, and deaf. There are some born with mental instability, sociopaths, psychopaths, and any other PATH you can think of..
Did GOD create that? NO. MAN DID. Because FREEWILL prevailed and man did what “he” wanted… So, if you were born with homosexual tendencies…remember..GOD didn’t create that. He created PERFECT MAN who sinned and set the train rolling.

Same goes if you have the desire to kill, sleep with a relative, steal, lie, cheat, or any other sin….

God never intended for man to sin, and let it get out of control, but He did create freewill. His WILL wasn’t that He had a bunch of robotic people walking around worshiping Him. He wanted TRUE worship from people that WANTED…DESIRED….NEEDED to worship HIM.
Father, Son, and Holy Spirit, KNOWING that man would screw up, gave the free gift of Grace to all who choose to follow Jesus.

But, sadly, the world, His children REJECTED HIM…. and as He spends all His time making ways to bring them back to Him… people, with their selfish desires…continue to reject Him, make fun of the “children” that HAVE NOT rejected Him, and persecute them!!

He destroyed the world by flood in Genesis 6. And in verses 5-9: The Lord saw how great the wickedness of the human race had become on the earth, and that every inclination of the thoughts of the human heart was only evil all the time. The Lord regretted that he had made human beings on the earth, and his heart was deeply troubled. So the Lord said, “I will wipe from the face of the earth the human race I have created—and with them the animals, the birds and the creatures that move along the ground—for I regret that I have made them.” But Noah found favor in the eyes of the Lord. (So he built the ark..people died in the flood..and the world was renewed)

As wicked hearts prevailed once again..God had to make rules for His chosen..
Man shall not lay with man…like the ever popular verse in Leviticus 20: If a man lies with a male as with a woman, both of them have committed an abomination; they shall surely be put to death; their blood is upon them….

NOT FORGETTING that there were many other laws, like don’t kill, lie, steal, covet…and all of that.. homosexuality was just ONE of the sins God found and finds abominable!!!

So we single out homosexuals as a sinful lifestyle, but what about the pedophiles, the rapists, the murders, the liars???

God doesn’t like any of it, but He LOVES HIS CHILDREN! Just because He hates the sick way we do things, He STILL LOVES US!!

If you profess Christ as your Savior, and you are reading the Bible as the ONE TRUE GOD’S WORD… then your homosexual behavior MUST STOP. But so does your lying cheating, stealing, and the many other sins of the heart!!

But what does Jesus say? In John 14:6 Jesus answered, when asked how to get to Heaven…“I am the way and the truth and the life. No one comes to the Father except through me.

Only accepting the grace of God through His Son, and repentance (turning away from the sin) will save you… THATS IT.. That is the ONLY thing.

People quote a lot from the Old Testament.. when addressing homosexuality… but negate the FACT THAT when Jesus laid down His life on the cross, the Law AS your SALVATION was buried as well!
Jesus said, Love others as yourself and Love HIM with your heart, soul, and mind… and any DEVOTED Christ follower (one who takes His relationship seriously by staying in God’s word, praying, and worship) will attest to the fact that Jesus, TRANSFORMS lives.. **(ie: as I grew closer to God thru Christ, I wanted less of the things of the world and more of the things of God!!)

Peace~ Mike

Let’s have a “Gay Old Time!” Pt I of III

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Don’t let the title fool you. And don’t JUDGE the title without first reading this blog post. Too many times we “read a book by it’s cover” and don’t take a look at the inner workings of a person, a thing, or, in this case….”The Bible” because of the array of thought and material, I am making this a 3 part blog, this being part I of course.
Now, let me preface by saying that if you don’t believe in the Bible, Christ, Christianity, God, or any of this sort of thing.. then you might as well not bother reading this blog. Not that I wouldn’t want you to, I mean, if you’re even remotely interested, at least look at it.
This is mostly for people that profess the Lord Jesus as their personal Savior and think that sleeping with other men (if you’re a man) or women (if you’re a woman)…is okay.
This is also for those who USE the Bible to validate their homosexuality. Because, I am not only going to use the Bible to bring the truth, but I am also going be an advocate for those that are homosexual BUT have NOT YET come to the knowledge of Eternal Life given by our Savior Jesus Christ, who died, once and for all to those who BELIEVE!

God put this on my heart tonight, and actually continually because it has become a prevalent topic of conversation these days.

Let me first quote some scripture, and then attempt to blow your mind with some revelation brought to me recently.. hang on to your seat!!

****Okay, so, Genesis 1: 26-28:
“Then God said, “Let us make mankind IN OUR IMAGE, in our likeness, so that they may rule over the fish in the sea and the birds in the sky, over the livestock and all the wild animals, and over all the creatures that move along the ground.”

So God created mankind in his own image, in the image of God he created them; MALE AND FEMALE he created them.

God blessed them and said to them, “BE FRUITFUL AND MULTIPLY” fill the earth and subdue it. Rule over the fish in the sea and the birds in the sky and over every living creature that moves on the ground.”

Okay, first off. God created MAN in HIS own image. Here is where the mind blowing thing happens. ORIGINAL MAN was created in GOD’S IMAGE… after the first sin. (Adam and Eve eating of tree of the knowledge of good and evil after God explicitly saying DON’T eat of that TREE!)
So, after this first SIN (In Genesis 3), God JUSTLY punished them by telling Eve:

I will make your pains in childbearing very severe;
with painful labor you will give birth to children.
Your desire will be for your husband,
and he will rule over you.”

To Adam he said, “Because you listened to your wife and ate fruit from the tree about which I commanded you, ‘You must not eat from it,’

“Cursed is the ground because of you;
through painful toil you will eat food from it
all the days of your life.
It will produce thorns and thistles for you,
and you will eat the plants of the field.
By the sweat of your brow
you will eat your food
until you return to the ground,
since from it you were taken;
for dust you are and to dust you will return.”

So, it is safe to say that sin brought in SUFFERING to the world. SIN brought in SICKNESS to the world, sin brought in PAIN, SICKNESS, EVIL into the world…
After Adam and Eve had Cain and Abel (WHO WERE NOT CREATED IN GOD’S IMAGE) the catalyst for sin was set into motion with Cain murdering his brother Abel. God made Eden PERFECT. No suffering, everything was perfect. Adam and Eve were NOT EVEN AWARE that they were naked!!
And because of the first act of sin, all mankind have to toil, and work, and get sick…and women have pain in childbirth…etc.

So: please don’t use the argument for homosexuality..that God created you in His own image… because HE didn’t create YOU in His image…He created ADAM and JESUS in HIS OWN IMAGE. Got it? Good.
This concludes part I. The point here is that Adam and Jesus were made perfect, IN GOD’S IMAGE, and even though we are in the likeness of God, we are not in His image. The other point I was trying to make was that God created FEMALE for the MALE. And not any other combination that we feel is appropriate today!

Peace ~ Mike