April 16, 2006

Homosexuality

Posted in I wonder, spirituality at 12:25 pm by jimazing

Great post on a biblical view of homosexuality http://www.preachermike.com/2006/04/12/homosexuality. I don't know "Preacher Mike", but I have read a few of his blogs and I like the way he thinks and the way he expresses himself. It seems to me that we, the church, have earned a reputation for dogma over love. It is important that we understand that they heart of God is not about condemnation. It is about love. It is about saving us… many times from ourselves.
My friend, Chris, was telling me about a revelation he had about the passage of scripture that talks about our being "lifted out of the slimy pit, out of the mud and mire" (Psalm 40:2). Hold that thought for a moment and look at Genesis 19:19, where the Bible says that we came from the dirt. So, in a sense, the passage from Psalm 40, by lifting us out of the slimy dirty pit, it is talking about rescuing us from ourselves. That's what I'm talking about.

May the Grace of God meet us all where we are at and help us move closer to himself.

3 Comments »

  1. be careful with people's revelations said,

    God The Lord is clean and holy. He expects his worshipers to remain clean—spiritually, morally, mentally, and physically. (1 Peter 1:16) It takes real effort to stay clean in God’s eyes. We live in an unclean world. We also have a struggle against our own tendencies to do wrong. But we must not give up.

    If we want to serve God, we cannot hold on to any of the teachings or customs of false religion. We must get out of false religion and not support it in any way. (2 Corinthians 6:14-18; Revelation 18:4) Once we have learned the truth about God, we must be careful not to be misled by people who teach falsehood.—2 John 10, 11.

    God wants his worshipers to behave as true Christians at all times. (1 Peter 2:12) He sees everything we do, even in secret. (Hebrews 4:13) We should avoid sexual immorality and other unclean practices of this world.—1 Corinthians 6:9-11.

  2. jimazing said,

    Dear “Be careful…”
    Who did Jesus hang out with?

    When the teachers of the law who were Pharisees saw him eating with the “sinners” and tax collectors, they asked his disciples: “Why does he eat with tax collectors and ‘sinners’?” On hearing this, Jesus said to them, “It is not the healthy who need a doctor, but the sick. I have not come to call the righteous, but sinners.” Mark 2:16-17

    In John 8, what was Jesus’ response to the folks who were ready to kill a woman for her sin of adultery?

    “If any one of you is without sin, let him be the first to throw a stone at her.”

    I’m not ready to cast the first stone.

    The reality is that all of us, who come to God, must come in weakness. Anyone who wants to come to Him, but thinks they have to clean themselves up first, has missed the point. He accepts us just as we are; unclean in every way. On the other hand, anyone who comes to Him and doesn’t think they will change has missed the point. He accepts us where we are and loves us enough to heal us to the very core of who we are. That takes time.

    We are not set right with God by following the rules, but by trusting in Christ (Galatians 2:16). The law was all about rules and regulations that showed us that (on our own) we do not stand a chance. Jesus came to fulfill the law, not to create yet another law.

  3. Bill said,

    We are clean By Grace Through Faith in the Blood of Jesus. Not by keeping the law. Now if I can keep myself clean after that then I dont need Jesus. I NEED JESUS!!!!! Praise Him 4 HIS GRACE !!!!!!!! “The Book of Galations”


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