In this post we are going to address two posts found over at Susan Cottrell’s website. Her words to and about homosexuals, and we may stop using the acronym LGBTQ because those people are all homosexual in nature, are very misleading and non-biblical.
God is not mad at you. God is not disappointed in you. Not a single little tiny bit!
People who do not know God and who ignore what God says about homosexuality and sin should really not speak for him. They are lying to those they are speaking to and giving them false hope and useless comfort. God does not like homosexual behavior and has stated as much throughout the Bible, from calling their acts an abomination and unnatural to the fact that they will NOT enter heaven.
Such wording does not indicate that God is pleased with their choices and sinful behavior.
After all, God created you the way you are.
And no, God did not create them homosexual, Bi, transgender, or even queer. Those sexual orientations are perversions of what God did not an expression of it. God made them ‘male and female’ not confused about their personal identities. That author ignores the fact that evil exists and works on humans to confuse them about themselves and how they were made. Their sexual alternative is not from God but from evil.
I mean that God harbors no ill will or anger or even disappointment at you—because that is not how God works. That’s just not how any of this works.
Again people who do not know God or understand his words should not speak for him. The Bible disagrees with that quote. While she acknowledges this fact a few sentences later, she brushes this thought aside to make those who chose alternative paths feel good.
o how does it all work?
Very simply. God invites you into a personal relationship—a loving relationship… and then you walk through the rest of your life together, as you would with a real, trusted and beloved friend. God will guide you personally and individually because God knows the Wild Forest path very well—thank God for that
For some reason she misses or leaves out a very important step– repentance from sin. Why she does this is typical of those who do not want to accept the fact that their choices, their sexual or identity orientations are wrong. They want everyone to be right and in line with God’s but that is impossible for the homosexual community because there is a thing called sin and their sexual or identity orientation belongs in that category. These people need to be told the truth, not given false hope by those who do not know God or are going to hell themselves.
The Bible itself shows us that Jesus gets angry at exactly one group of people… who it is? Religious leaders who use God as a weapon to oppress powerless people! That’s it.
That is not it nor is it all. Jesus told Nicodemus that to enter heaven one must be born again, that they must give up sin to enter God’s kingdom. Jesus may not have spewed anger at the general population like he did the religious leaders but that is because the religious leaders failed in their duties and misled the people. Of course, she ignores the fact that Jesus got angry at the money changers for their sins. Money changers were common people not religious leaders.
The whole post is one paragraph of bad advice and information after another. That author does not know what she is talking about and she should not be addressing any religious subject. She is as bad as those religious leaders whom Jesus got angry at. She is misleading and misinforming people about God and his attitude towards those that continue to sin.
She misrepresents both God and Jesus and that is as wrong as the money changers who made the temple a den of thieves.
Christians, You Do NOT Have Permission to Condemn LGBT
This is the title to her article and while she is correct here, believers do not have the right to condemn homosexuals, she is wrong about what the word condemns actually means and refers to. While Christians cannot do God’s job, we are allowed to identify sin and tell others that they are in error. Such behavior is not condemning but informing and those are two very completely different actions and attitudes.
If we see someone drowning and we shout to them, ‘hey you are going to drown if you don’t stop swimming that way’ is that condemning the swimmer or informing them of their plight? The distortion and misapplication of biblical verses by people like Ms. Cottrell does not help in this issue but makes matters worse not better. The misuse of scripture only clouds the issue not provide a clear view of right and wrong, good and evil, morality and immorality, sin and sinlessness. We do not help people by covering up their sins and telling them that it is God, the Bible or Christians who are wrong and not them.
Why do you feel compelled to add your assessment of someone’s “lifestyle” (which you clearly have no understanding about—especially if you use the word “lifestyle”)
Because the Bible tells us to identify sin and sinners and how we are to react to both. We do not help our Christian lives by calling sin good and making everyone the same. God warns about that act and we need to obey God not the advocates for homosexuals and the rest of their community.it is she, not Christians, who has no understanding about that alternative lifestyle. Christians know it quite well and that it is sin. Only those who side with evil deny that identification.
But my question is for you. Why do you feel the need to mention your opinion on this?
First, it is God’s opinion and we have been instructed to tell others to repent of their sins, even if they feel they are not sinning. Second, we are allowed to express our opinions just like anyone else. We are allowed to have views on the issue even if the advocates for those alternative living people do not like it. Third, people need to be warned that they are in danger of going to hell and need to take steps to escape that punishment.
Let me put it another way: Do you sit at the dining table with your friend and say, “I love you, and God loves you… but I think you’ve had quite enough pie—the Bible is very clear about being overfed.”
She may not believe it but guess what, that does happen. Some people call it an intervention now others like to address it as a sin of gluttony.
You may believe you are “helping” by “speaking the ‘truth’ in love”—all trigger words, by the way—so let me say something very clearly: you’re not helping.You are hurting, more profoundly than you have any idea when you utter those words, as if they are anything more than the false teaching and party line Christians have been repeating and repeating and repeating.
I am sorry but if their feelings are hurt by being told the truth, then so be it. Better that they know the truth than to live following a lie. Since we are to keep sin from our lives, homes and churches, we do have the right to speak about how their sin is not accepted in those places. Just because the homosexual community and their advocates deny that those lifestyles are sin, doesn’t make it so.
Open your eyes and you will see the tragic results of this message in the lives of people who just so happen to be LGBTQ, especially the youth.
While I will admit many Christians do not handle this issue well, especially when it pertains to their own children, those misguided actions do not mean we blindly accept the sin or allow the sin into places it is not to go. We do not disobey God because our children have decided to reject what God says.
Here’s something Jesus DID say. “If you give even a cup of cold water to one of the least of my followers, you will surely be rewarded.” Matthew 10:42.
She is good at using scripture as a sledge-hammer on Christians while ignoring verses from the same book that tell her that homosexuality and other alternatives are sin and those who opt to practice them need to repent of their sins. For some reason her head just does not allow her to see the hypocrisy and irony of her harassing believers, those who know what all the Bible says on the issue.
Before she attacks believers and uses Bible verses to pronounce them guilty, she needs to accept all the verses of the Bible and tell her homosexual friends that they need to repent of their pervert sexual alternatives. If she doesn’t, she is just like those she accuses.
Church, stop hurting people.
This is not her call as she is not in charge of the church. Christ is and the people of the church follow Christ not her. She should realize that the church is not perfect and that many inside will disobey God just like she is doing with her defense of those who practice sinful sexual alternatives. To put it in secular terms she is the pot calling the kettle black.
To put it in biblical terms, she needs to remove the beams from her own eyes before trying to remove the specks from other peoples’ eyes.if she wants the church to follow scripture, then she needs to learn to follow all the scriptures not just the verses she likes.