There is a difference between committing sin and having a life style of sin. If a child is learning to walk and falls down (clunks his head on the table) we know that’s just part of his Growing up Process.
If a child refuses to walk, there is a problem. Experts might get called in to see why the child is not progressing. Is it physical, mental? What therapy might be needed here?
With a person who claims to be christian (meaning having received Jesus as saviour and Lord). a habitual lifestyle of sin is a different thing than committing sin. Perhaps the Lord has not dealt with this area yet. A person not open to conviction has hard soil, or perhaps weeds overtaking the good seeds, which God is trying to plant in their heart.
Almost 10 years ago now, I saw it coming, that most gay persons are not going to be made better just because they are accepted (or loved) I saw they would flaunt it, brag about it, and try to make everyone agree how great the gay lifestyle really is. Now it’s happening.
It reminds me of the flower children, and boasting over the awesomeness of drugs. Peace and Love? I don’t think so! Now Here is the bible’s strong words about wanton sin:
1 Corinthians 6:8-10New King James Version (NKJV)
8 No, you yourselves do wrong and cheat, and you do these things to your brethren! 9 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 homosexuals,nor sodomites, 10 nor thieves, nor covetous, nor drunkards, nor revilers, nor extortioners will inherit the kingdom of God.
“Hate the sin love the sinner” (is what we always hear). In most cases gay persons are not okay with you calling it a sin. They want to say well the bible doesn’t say that or mean that but look (above) and see that drunkards (habitually drunk lifestyle) covetous (continually wanting what someone else has) idolatry (continually giving your loyalty to something besides God) and by the way that COULD BE church and religious activities……) fornicators (a lifestyle of fornication, addiction to porn, all that stuff) ….
now God didn’t say he HATED ANYONE he just said you won’t get in the Kingdom! So these are not born again and cannot even SEE the Kingdom of God.
Many (gay persons) want to be in church and become clergy. Why, I have no idea. it doesn’t even make sense to me! One thing I can tell you, a church that compromises the Word in the interest of making them feel better, will certainly fall.
How do I know this? Because, the minute we eliminate conviction (of sin) For any reason we no longer have church. The Holy Spirit brings conviction. Jesus said:
John 16:7-8 (NKJV) The Holy Spirit is the convictor, not us
7 Nevertheless I tell you the truth. It is to your advantage that I go away; for if I do not go away, the Helper will not come to you; but if I depart, I will send Him to you. 8 And when He has come, He will convict the world of sin, and of righteousness, and of judgment:
If we send the Holy Spirit away by saying well, you are not allowed to convict us because we have decided in this area we will be “UNCONVICTABLE” then you have quenched the Holy Spirit in your church. “I have decided” I will decide what sin is and what is not sin (Is what much of the world is saying). I don’t like how you make me FEEL Jesus so just go away I will create my own idea of who you are! WOW!
The thing is, much of the church is falling for this stuff because they know they have not walked in love (as Jesus did) They know they are judgemental so they over-correct by accepting a lie of “no conviction” =Love. It’s not true. Love is not JUST patient and kind it is also discipline, conviction and making you NOT FEEL GOOD about yourself at times.
How do I know? Because my Father says if you are not corrected you are none of his! He DISCIPLINES those he loves! Corrects and Convicts them! How can he do that if we say well, “we decided” Not to make anyone feel bad themselves?”
and I’ll tell you something else IN MY HOUSE I will not allow anyone to tell me lies about how being gay is just fine with God. I won’t agree and I will send you OUT The door if you try to have a gay pride dance in the middle of my living room floor.
I will not say oh that’s so sweet “Jesus loves you” if you are in my house arguing with me how great and wonderful your sin is. I don’t care what the sin is! You aren’t allowed to flaunt it in MY HOUSE! Don’t you think the Church should be an extension of what we would allow at home? Yes me too. And remember, without conviction we have no church! Just an empty shell of what it used to be.
And here’s another question: Why do people in this particular sin feel so comfortable invading our spaces and openly flaunting their lifestyle? Could it be we have compromised, calling it love? Something to think about as we pray this way:
James 4:9 “Lament and mourn and weep! Let your laughter be turned to mourning and your joy to gloom”
Woe to us if we call evil good! It’s not good. It’s not okay. If the church falls where will anyone go to Get Jesus? Compromising leads to falling, period.
-If we can’t stand up for truth we may as well just close the church doors ………Because the belt of truth is what holds all the armour ……..
-Laura Grace Author, Grace to the Rescue and more ……
PS: and as far as being born this way? I was born into sin also. It doesn’t matter. The gospel is the gospel. and I will preach no other gospel, other than the gospel of Jesus Christ!