In doing my usual blog scan for information to write about I came across a blog, where I had previously been banned, which wrote the following:
That and, most of all, I believe it is more important than ever for Christians, LGBT and allies, to be HIGHLY visible in places where ignorance and loathing are the law of the land. What better witness to love, the love of God that is indefatigable, grace that is radical and peace that is in-breaking even still, can we be than to show up and explore and celebrate that love in plain view of those who do not yet know (http://www.patheos.com/blogs/kimberlyknight/2016/04/why-i-am-still-going-to-wild-goose-festival-in-north-carolina/)
The LGBTQ community speak a lot about the love of God and how God accepts them but when we look closer at their claims we see that they only use one part of the definition of love in their haste to present that they love God and he loves them. We need to ask, where is the LGBTQ’s love for God here? God has said their sexual preference is an abomination and those who practice it will not enter into heaven which means that the LGBTQ preference is not acceptable to God and is sin and evil.
Then when we look at the definition of love found in 1 Cor. 13 we see the words, ‘does not rejoice in evil…’ yet these people are rejoicing that they get to do evil and still claim that God loves them.Obviously the LGBTQ community and its supporters do not know what love means or that loving God means to give up the practice and following of sin and evil.
What this tells us is that God and his feelings, that God and his instructions do not matter to these people. They will deceive themselves in order to avoid repenting of their sins and show real love for God. 1 Cor. 13 also states that love seeks not its own but as you can see, the LGBTQ community do seek their own over God’s desire and then turn around and proclaim that God loves them and they love God.
Changing the status of sexual preference does not actually change the spiritual status where God originally placed it. Those who claim that homosexuality is not sin do so based upon their own ideas and not founded upon any edict from God who is in charge of what is or isn’t sin. Calling LGBTQ preferences normal is not a divine mandate but a selfish desire from those who do not want to change or think that they are wrong and doing wrong.
The members of the LGBTQ community may pretend that they are okay but the reality is that they are not, they have been deceived and they are being misled.
Then we must ask, how is bullying others showing the love of God? We read this morning that Bruce Springsteen has been the latest to bully North Carolina by canceling a concert there:
It really shows the love when someone takes out their protest on their fans, people who probably didn’t vote for the law in the first place. How is that showing the love of God to people when you hurt the innocent over something you disagree with? The people in this issue just do not think things through. God says to protect the innocent yet we see something quite different in these protests.
Then how is canceling concerts and projects doing good in return for evil? The Bible says to not return evil for evil yet those who claim God loves and that they love God are returning evil for supposed evil. We have yet to read a credible argument that demonstrates clearly that making someone use the bathroom of their birth gender to be evil or discrimination. How evil is it to make boys use the boys bathroom and girls the girls?
In this issue many westerners have become enablers, something that has been seen as the wrong action to take over the past couple of decades, as they support the twisted logic of those who are deceived by evil and want to allow them to enter into quarters they have no right to be in. How is this being good and loving when the rights and privacy of those who obey the rules are violated?
Then we must ask, how is it Christian or loving God when one lets children remain under deception
My 8 yr. old grandchild, who I am raising, is transgender. I had deeply embedded religious beliefs, and when faced with this situation I became totally confused.(http://www.patheos.com/blogs/johnshore/2015/09/a-christian-grandmother-nails-the-transgender-issue/?ref_widget=popular&ref_blog=kimberlyknight&ref_post=why-i-am-still-going-to-wild-goose-festival-in-north-carolina)
To be loving of God and show God’s love a parent or relative should be identifying the deception and providing the right path for the children to follow to get out from underneath that deception. It is not loving, Christian or of God to keep the child in sin and tell then that it is okay to violate God’s word and desire.In fact, it is wrong to do so and if some member tries to stop a parent or relative from helping the child out of his or her sin, then parents do not listen to them for the former is not of God and is only aiding evil in destroying God’s creation.
It is not love to keep people imprisoned in sin. It is also not showing the love of God.
I could have chosen to go the other way, and forced Aaron to wear girl clothes, and tell him that God didn’t approve of him if he chose to be a boy instead of a girl. Yes, I could have ruined him emotionally and spiritually! I thank God for leading me to the truth. I chose not to continue being a delusional “religious” Christian.(Ibid)
How is God leading her to the truth when what she is doing is helping the child to sin and remain in sin and deception? That isn’t God leading her and that grandmother needs to learn what discernment is all about as well as true and false teaching. She says earlier:
Instead of trying to change my grandchild (who had a girl’s body but whose brain told him he was a boy), I decided to combine my faith in God with education to lead me to the truth.(Ibid)
When the brain is telling a person the wrong message, we do not encourage the wrong message but provide the truth to the person and help them see their error. We do not let the deception continue but provide wise counsel to the child and get them t understand the spiritual nature of what is happening to them because they are very vulnerable to evil’s deceptive tactics.
We do not work with evil and let it gets its way in a child’s life. That is not love nor is it showing God’s love to the child. Promoting and encouraging sin is also not love nor is it showing God’s love, for God said for us to be holy and turn from sin. The apostle John in his first epistle says it all when he wrote:
6 If we say that we have fellowship with Him and yet walk in the darkness, we lie and do not practice the truth; (ch. 1)
Keeping people in their sin, encouraging them to sin and bullying others when they disagree is not having fellowship with God but walking in darkness.It is not expressing love for others or even love for God but demonstrates a love for evil and a desire to do evil. Helping people ‘find out who they are’ does not include leading them to sin and being an abomination unto God.
So we must ask again, where is the love for God on the part of the LGBTQ community and its supporters?