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!!)