Sunday, March 10, 2013

Love or Hate....Where Do You Stand

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 The Bible is clear in it's stand on homosexuality...

*"If a man lies with a male as he lies with a woman, both of them have committed an abomination." (Leviticus 20:13).

*"You shall not lie with a male as with a woman. It is an abomination. Nor shall you mate with any animal, to defile yourself with it. Nor shall any woman stand before an animal to mate with it. It is perversion. ‘Do not defile yourselves with any of these things; for by all these the nations are defiled, which I am casting out before you." (Leviticus 18:22-24).

*"For this reason God gave them up to vile passions. For even their women exchanged the natural use for what is against nature. Likewise also the men, leaving the natural use of the woman, burned in their lust for one another, men with men committing what is shameful, and receiving in themselves the penalty of their error which was due." (Romans 1:26-27).

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But the Bible also says, 

*"Judge not, that ye be not judged." Matthew 7:1

*"A new commandment I give unto you, That ye love one another; as I have loved you, that ye also love one another." John 13:34

*"Beloved, let us love one another: for love is of God; and every one that loveth is born of God, and knoweth God." 1 John 4:7-21

So as Christians, why are there so many JUDGING others? No, we may not agree with someone's choice in whom they love and/or choose to spend their life with but, it is not up to us, to judge them for their actions. Personally, it's not a lifestyle that I choose for myself, but to hate someone because of this difference is beyond me. If we are walking in true godly love, then yes, we will follow the Word of the Lord but nowhere...NO WHERE...does HIS Word give us the right to judge, condemn or treat those with angst, anger, hate or disgust. JESUS died for them just as HE did for you and I. Lest we forget & negate the Blood that was shed for ALL!

1 comment:

Phyllis Blickensderfer said...

Absolutely - the Bible also says: But speaking the truth in love, (Eph 4:15a). Too often the 'truth' ignores Christ's love for all and the commandment He left us in John 13:34, 15:12, 15:17 - "Love one another." Without love, it's judgment.