Some observations

#1. Confronting Old Testament Controversies by Tremper Longman

We did finish reading this book and to say the best about it, the work was very disappointing. After a very good first chapter, by that we mean he laid out is position quite clearly, the following three were not as good.

In those final 3 chapters, the author gave reviews of other people’s positions on sexuality, violence and history. He did not explore the issues as well as he did the first chapter on evolution and that was a big let down.

Needless to say we were not happy with the work. If people are going to deal with such issues, they need to lead their readers to the truth. This author fails to do that because he does not believe the truth

He believes in his own version of the Bible and not God’s. Also, if people are going to struggle with God’s word, it is best that they do not write about their struggle. Their words will confuse others and the author needs to get right with God before publishing his thoughts

Not publishing true answers means that the author is misleading people hiding the truth and making God look weak and a liar. If believers are going to make an impact for God, they need to stand with God, not with science or the LGBTQ community or other non believers.

#2. An Open Letter to the LGBTQ Community

There have been stories in the Christian Post recently where Muslims and LGBTQ members are trying to get Mr. Graham’s events cancelled. We are not going to address issues that have already been addressed like intolerance, bullying and hiding from the truth.

Instead all we are going to say to the LGBTQ community and others is that no matter how much you try, no matter how many churches you get to change their beliefs and no matter how many times you try to change scriptures, God and His word do not change.

You may make weak humans alter their translations, their churches and so on, but you can’t make God change. Nor can you change the Bible. Whether it remains in print or not, The Bible stands as God’s word and its revelations, instructions, history and stances will remain the same.

You cannot escape what God has said in the Bible. The only option you have to escape punishment is to truly repent of your sins, give up your sexual preferences and old religious beliefs and accept Christ as your Savior.

Hiding from the truth does not change the truth. Trying to force people to accept your ways as natural, right, good is not going to change the truth that the Bible has recorded.

As Jesus said to Paul, “Stop kicking against the pricks”. You will not win

#3. Judge allows Boston to ban the flying of Christian flag outside City Hall

This is another Christian Post story and it sends an interesting message. One is the world is going to be unfair. Christians will be discriminated against when they try to do things secular people get to do.

The second message is, stop trying to copy the world and use substitutes to get the Christian message out. Christ, the Bible and God did not teach us to fly flags, and do similar activities.

They said to let your light shine and to do that we need to imitate Christ more. He did not change laws, he did not bash the governments, he did not violate God’s instructions or try to change them nor did he fly flags at government buildings.

Instead, he showed a love that taught the truth, lived the truth, and led others to the truth. Love does not accept unrepentant sinners into the church. Nor does it leave people in their sins.

Love also does not hide the truth no matter how ugly it got and how much it defied the accepted ideology and definitions of the day. Love willingly gives up their sin for God.

Love also does not change the message of the Bible or who can be part of the church. Love also does not break those laws of the government that do not have a person violating God’s rules and instructions.

Love leads people to obey both God and the government, with God’s rules being given the priority. A Christian is to live Christianity not fly flags. Flying the flag is not letting your light shine before men unless it is on your own property  or in front of your own house.

If you want a city hall to fly a Christian flag, then live Christian lives that will impress the government officials showing that you correctly live what you believe.

Follow Jesus not your own thinking.

I Wonder If MY Feelings & Opinion Count

I feel like Kelly Ripa this morning as I do a rare thing- write on the Sabbath.  Each morning when I get up I read the different news sources to have an idea of what is happening in the world. What I saw made me as disgusted or more so than Ms. Ripa feels about those terrible shows,The Bachelor and The Bachorlette. The first story I saw is found at the following link

https://news.yahoo.com/house-set-approve-sweeping-bill-expand-gay-rights-041653126–politics.html

House approves sweeping bill to expand gay rights

While it is basically a meaningless bill, the nature of the content, the attitude of the ‘lawmakers’ and the direction of the bill make me disgusted.  It is clear that the Democratic Party has left God and has embraced evil, calling it good. To quote one passage

Democrats in the House approved sweeping anti-discrimination legislation Friday that would extend civil rights protections to LGBT people by prohibiting discrimination based on sexual orientation or gender identity. The protections would extend to employment, housing, loan applications, education, public accommodations and other areas.

Called the Equality Act, the bill is a top priority of House Speaker Nancy Pelosi, who said it will bring the nation “closer to equal liberty and justice for all.”

Actually it won’t as this bill stomps on the rights of all people not involved in those groups. But this has been the trend over recent years and LGBTQ activists have been forcing their perverted ways on the western nations and in every aspect of life as they refuse to accept their sinful and evil status. But this is not all I read this morning.

I went to the Christian Post and saw the following article:

https://www.christianpost.com/news/california-parents-take-kids-out-school-protest-gender-inclusive-sex-education.html

Calif. parents take kids out of school, protest controversial ‘gender-inclusive’ sex education 

I am not talking about the protest but the California’s liberal government”s decision to re-educate and brainwash vulnerable students on gender issues

Parents across California kept their children out of school on Friday to protest the state’s sex-ed curriculum that supports the belief that some people are born in the wrong body and can change their sex.

Only in the minds of the Democrats and liberals can that take place. They make this stand in spite of what science has said and proven to be true. It is disgusting and as a former teacher I cannot accept what is passing as education today. Not long after I graduated from college I took a job to be a chaplain in a group home in the Dominican Republic.

My training was to be in Indiana and while I was there the founder of the school told me that Christians had to ‘yoke them when they were young’. In other words, he was referring to making people Christians, even if they didn’t want to be when they were still children and teenagers. I didn’t like that attitude then and I still don’t. But we can see that the State of California and other educational officials adopting that mentality and trying to change the country by forcing, brainwashing and manipulating the children and teenagers of the any state.

That is not education but reprogramming and violating the rights of parents, yet as we have seen over the years, the liberal state does not care about parental rights, they only care about special rights for those who violate the law, practice perversions and do evil. They also do not care about right and wrong, good and evil morality and immorality. They prefer to do as they please and attack those who follow God’s rules.

But these aren’t the only stories I read this morning. As I became very disgusted by these actions, I decided to research a story I had many heard about. It is where certain California cities are allowing people to use the public streets as their bathrooms. That story can be found at the following link

rinoswamp.com/liberalism-turns-san-francisco-into-slum-homeless-pooping-in-streets

(Just add https:// to the link to get to it, there was some formatting issues with it) This story will give you an idea of what is happening in those cities. It seems that the lessons from the Bubonic Plague have been forgotten. It also looks like the Democrats do not care about those citizens who pay their taxes, do not soil the public areas and strive hard to live a good life, raising their children to obey the law

They just jumped on the pile of news stories that recorded the democrats authorizing abortion to the point the child could be born yet still killed and other similar acts

All of these stories combined became the straw that broke the camel’s back. I used to like Democrats because they helped make me think. Sometimes they would challenge me and I would go to God and the Bible to make sure I understood both correctly. I did not side with the Democrats but used their points to make sure I knew the truth and how to correctly apply biblical teaching.

I do not like them anymore and find that their embracing of evil, perversion and lawbreaking undermines their claims to any faith they say they adhere to. Their actions have also demonstrated that they have no idea what true leadership or governing is. They also prove that they do not care about right and wrong as long as they get to hold power over others.

The Democrats, and I should say not all of them, demonstrate that the only thing that matters to them is not the people they want to win a majority in the Senate and House or the presidential office, but power and control. They do not care about anyone as they help non-citizens break the law they have sworn to uphold. The law means nothing to them nor do the general citizens of the nation.

What can be done about this growing problem?

First, we are not to be shocked or traumatized. Paul warned us in 2 Timothy that this would take place. He said

Indeed, all who desire to live godly in Christ Jesus will be persecuted. 13 But evil men and impostors will proceed from bad to worse, deceiving and being deceived. 14 You, however, continue in the things you have learned and become convinced of, knowing from whom you have learned them,

But Paul does not say that good people, good Christians cannot do anything to stem the flow of evil that permeates their lands, He does tell them to continue following God, the scriptures

so that the man of God may be adequate, equipped for every good work.

Every good work does not mean that we sit by and let evil destroy any nation. Now some believers stop their good work and fail to halt this increase in evil conducted by the government because scriptures tell us to obey the government. BUT scripture does not tell us to obey the government when it is sinning or commands the people to sin against God.

Christians are to be holy and not to participate in sin no matter who does it. They are to be like Peter and the apostles (Acts 5:17ff) and obey God first over man. We do what is right in the eyes of God as God is the one who needs to be pleased not man. God is the judge of man and we must not forget that fact. If we want to be seen as good and faithful servants, then we must do God’s will over man’s.

That means not letting the government continue in its evil ways. One example we have comes from the Old Testament. When David sin, his sins were not covered up but exposed by Nathan the prophet of God. he pointed his finger and said “thou are the man”, then Nathan went on to explain that it was God who allowed David to rise to the throne.

The Democrats need to be reminded that it is God who has allowed them to reach the offices of power and it is God who keeps them there. Then the Democrats need to be reminded of God’s laws and instructions and call them to repentance. The Christian needs to find their righteous anger but in doing so they cannot sin. God tells us that we can be angry but to sin not.

That means when we take on the evil members of government, we do nothing wrong and obey God in all areas including our words and deeds. We cannot overcome sin by using sin. We overcome evil by doing good but doing good is not re-electing evil officials so that they can continue to ruin a country. Doing good doe snot withhold punishment either. David and Bathsheba lost their child. God punished them for their sins.

So must the evil members of government be punished for their sins. But again, the punishment cannot be sin or sourced in sin.

About 40 years ago a family friend told my father that he was praying against the Democrats and he saw the results of his prayer as the Democrats became disorganized and so on. That is the first step we must take. After we become angry at the embracing of evil and calling it good, we go to our prayer closets and begin to pray.

As we pray, we remove the beams from our own eyes. making sure there are no hindrances to our prayers. We forgive those we have something against and forgive the Democrats for their evil ways. Then we put aside our own personal preferences and see what God wants done. If you truly want a government that shuns evil and does what is right in God’s eyes then pray that way.

We also pray that God will bring those Democrats embracing evil to repentance and see the error of their ways making the appropriate changes to their lives and the laws of the land. Evil cannot be rewarded.

Christians with righteous anger can speak out publicly, like Nathan the prophet, and point those fingers at only the guilty. But do it under God’s leading and not on your own strength. Make sure first before speaking that you are actually following God’s lead. Do not let evil get involved or your efforts will be in vain. Another thing that can be done is to get real laws on the ballot. Laws that are fair, just and applies to all.

The unbeliever cannot accuse the believer of forcing their ways on those who reject God because that is exactly what the unbeliever is doing to the believer. The Democrats are forcing their ideology on those who reject it.

At this point I will stop and let you seek God on what you can do to stem this tide of evil that is sweeping all western lands. It is time for the Christian to act. AND that action does not include asking Jesus to return now. God wants all men to be saved and it is time that the Christian stop trying to leave earth and get down to God’s business and help him fulfill his desire.

The evil people, the illegal alien, the drug addicts and the democrats are all God’s creation even though they made the wrong life choices. They need to be redeemed just like you and i were.

The Church Represents God

If believers are confused as to their role in society today, those few words sum it all up. How the unbeliever sees God, depends on several factors. Those factors include how believers act during their stay on earth.

https://www.christianpost.com/news/conservatives-slam-church-of-englands-new-transgender-guidance-re-dedication-ceremony.html

Conservative voices in the Church of England are warning that the Anglican branch is moving toward a “denial of God” through its new guidance on transgender people.

The new pastoral guidance, released on Tuesday, says that it encourages clergy to be “creative and sensitive” in the use of liturgy when acknowledging so-called “gender transition” for those suffering from gender dysphoria, the belief that their gender doesn’t match their biology

One of our duties while here ministering on earth is to maintain the truth. God does not change nor does his teaching. We do not change the teaching of the church to fit the ideologies or deceived beliefs of those who do not have the truth.

It is not the deceived that teaches the church how to act or respond to different issues. The church is to bring the truth to the deceived so they can be freed from the sins enslaving them. If a believer doesn’t know how to respond correctly, then they need to go and get educated correctly. This allows them to be used of God in the proper manner.

The Church of England welcomes and encourages the unconditional affirmation of trans people, equally with all people, within the body of Christ, and rejoices in the diversity of that body into which all Christians have been baptized by one Spirit,” the new guidance declares.

God does not. The only way God accepts them is if they are coming to salvation and repenting of all their sins, including the sin of homosexuality and transgender. There is no other way to God except through the redeeming power of Jesus. Sin is not allowed in paradise. While sinners can attend church services, their sin is not to be accepted, called good or normal.

The church is to follow God’s rules not secular society’s rules.

The document advises clergy to respect transgender people’s chosen name and gendered pronouns, and says that the existing rite of Affirmation of Baptismal Faith, a ceremony used for those who have already been baptized, can be used at church services to mark a person’s gender transition.

While we do not liturgies or rituals, let’s not corrupt them have them blessing evil. Remember, loving our neighbors does not include keeping people enslaved to sin. Jesus did not do it, and the church cannot do it.

If you are unsure about where God and the Bible stand on the issues of transgender and homosexuality, here is a good article to read

https://www.christianpost.com/voice/a-short-primer-on-the-bible-and-homosexual-practice.html

Once again, the Christian world is abuzz with controversy over the Bible and homosexual practice, as if this was a difficult or ambiguous subject. To the contrary, the Scriptures are totally clear: homosexual practice is sinful in God’s sight, but it is not the unforgivable sin.

Here’s a brief primer, along with some helpful resources

The article has a lot of good resources to help your spiritual growth on these issues.

They Are Not Setting a Good Example

Rider U. rejects student survey asking for Chick-fil-A, says company’s values ‘haven’t progressed’

A New Jersey college is refusing to bring Chick-fil-A on campus because its values “have not sufficiently progressed” despite it being the most preferred option among the students

We read stories like this all the time. Some are more severe than others as the targeted people have usually critiqued another very sensitive religion and western leaders seem to bend over backwards to appease the adherents of that religion. They do this instead of telling those adherents to toughen up and learn to take constructive criticism.

The university in question in that story, makes the claim that Chick-fil-A is not inclusive enough, here is their main argument

In a Nov. 1 email obtained by Campus Reform, Rider University, a private institution in Lawrenceville, New Jersey, explained that they would not be bringing the popular chicken sandwich restaurant since “their corporate values have not sufficiently progressed enough to align with those of Rider,” articulating that their decision was to promote “inclusion for all people.”

Yet Rider U has shown that they cannot live by the same standards they force on others. Their exclusion of Chick-fil-A shows that they do not meet their own standards of inclusion. Certain people are not allowed to enter simply because the powers that be at Rider U are not inclusive enough. Yet, this is often the story when someone who disagrees with the liberal or Democrat agenda.

The liberals and Democrats forget their own rules and ideology because they do not want to tolerate opposing opinions.

During the spring semester, Rider surveyed the student body to inquire which restaurants they would like to see come to campus. When the students responded that Chick-fil-A was their top choice, the university paid no attention to the results.

Rider U again sets another bad example here by ignoring the will of the students. Something that has gone in the adult world where judges, CA Prop 8, have gone against the will of the people simply because the majority will chooses something they do not like. How can students learn the right way to do life when their adult examples continually demonstrate how not to do life the right way?

Ignoring one’s own ideology to keep a group or individual or in this case, a restaurant, out of campus or a city, does nothing to make that ideology a good option to live by.

There are a number of factors that contribute to a campus’ decision to invite a retail partner on campus,” Rider Assistant Vice President of Student Affairs Jan Friedman-Krupnick told the outlet.

“While Chick-fil-A is among other restaurants preferenced by Rider students, there are members of the community (faculty, staff, and students) who strongly opposed the option as well.”

In other words the survey was nothing but a meaningless exercise to placate the students. The decision was already known in advance just in case the students did what they did and chose a restaurant the faculty did not like. So much for democracy. But if you hadn’t noticed, the liberals and Democrats do not want democracy unless they win. They also want to force their ideology on others as has been seen by the numerous cases against Christian businesses.

Again, it doesn’t matter what the majority wants, it is only what certain people want to see take place. We understand this attitude because Jesus said the unbelievers will hate Christians because the unbeliever hates Christ. They hate Christ and Christians because the light the latter shine exposes the sins of the unbeliever. The unbeliever thinks they are good people and are good enough to enter heaven because they are more inclusive than the Christian.

They aren’t as the unbeliever wants to bring sin into paradise. They think that a corrupted paradise is better than a sinless one. They are mistaken. Also, no one is more inclusive than God. He will accept anyone who repents of their sins and accepts his son as their savior. What isn’t included in his perfect kingdom is sin. This is something the unbeliever does not understand because they have been deceived.

If you want to start making a spiritual impact for God then you need to start praying to bind the evil forces doing the deception. You won’t get a foot in the door to the unbeliever’s soul until you do. Then you need to set the right biblical example so your light will shine brightly.

Sometimes Words Fail Us

When we look at different news stories, different news events, the acts of people who claim to be Christian and more,we just get tired of the amount of evil that gets to rule in the daily lives of people. Here are some examples

#1. https://www.christianpost.com/news/australian-wedding-magazine-forced-to-shut-down-after-christian-owners-refuse-to-feature-gay-couples.html

One of Australia’s top wedding magazines has closed down after they were abandoned in droves by advertisers over the Christian owners’ refusal to feature same-sex couples.

Luke and Carla Burrell, the owners of White magazine, stated in a “farewell” message on their website on Saturday that their intention during their 12 years of existence was to celebrate marriage with a focus on love and commitment. 

They explained that ever since Australia voted to legalize same-sex marriage in November 2017, they have continuously been asked why they do not feature all couples, including gay couples, in their magazine.

#2. https://www.christianpost.com/news/hold-s-korean-megachurch-pastor-lee-jae-rock-sentenced-to-15-years-in-prison-for-raping-8-followers.html

South Korean megachurch pastor Lee Jae-rock was sentenced to 15 years in prison for raping eight female followers, and telling them it was God’s will.

The Korea Times reported that Lee, the 75-year-old pastor of Manmin Central Church, was found guilty on Thursday of using his power and status to force the victims, all in their 20s, to have sex with him, saying that it was an “order from God.”

The Seoul Central District Court also ordered the church leader to take 80 hours of therapy classes and banned him from working with youth institutions for 10 years after his prison term.

#3. https://www.christianpost.com/news/yolanda-adams-hezekiah-walker-share-reaction-after-partaking-in-controversial-unification-event.html

The Unification Church, properly known as Family Federation for World Peace and Unification USA, hosted a major event this month called “Peace Starts with Me” and invited high-profile Christian artists, such as Israel Houghton, Yolanda Adams and Hezekiah Walker, to help welcome the self-described “mother, the only begotten daughter of God,” Hak Ja Han Moon, to America.

A video promotion for the Nov. 12 event held in New York City’s Nassau Coliseum announced that Grammy award winner Houghton was joining Bishop Noel Jones, along with the other gospel singers for the Unificationism gathering.

The Unification Church reported on its website that approximately 20,000 people attended the event held at Nassau Veterans Memorial Coliseum in Long Island, N.Y., for the Peace Starts With Me rally “to welcome True Mother back to America.” The event was globally live streamed for thousands of others to experience the event from their homes.

It’s unclear why these popular Christians would link arms with what has been labeled as a heretical body that is not Christian, especially because Moon, who was the keynote speaker for “Peace Starts With Me,” believes “Jesus failed in his mission” for world peace by being crucified.

#4. https://www.christianpost.com/news/asia-bibi-daughter-thanks-god-christians-fears-religious-enemies-want-them-dead.html

One of Asia Bibi’s daughters has appeared on a video thanking God and Christians worldwide who’ve been praying for her family as they continue to face many uncertainties.

“Thank you everybody for praying for my mother. I’d also like to thank the brave judges and the Pakistani justice system that recognize my mother’s innocence,” Eisham Ashiq says in a video, supplied by Catholic charity Aid to the Church in Need.

“I’d also like to thank all the governments — the Italian government that [is] concerned about our future and safety,” she adds.

“Thanks God, she (Bibi) is free and I hope our entire family is finally happy and free. Thanks to all of you for praying for my mother and persecuted Christians.”

Bibi’s family has also said that “religious enemies” want them dead.

#5. https://www.christianpost.com/voice/fri-if-the-radical-left-takes-over-you-can-kiss-your-freedoms-goodbye.html

The pattern is as predictable as it is obvious. When the left (especially the far left) talks about freedom, it means freedom for those who conform. When it talks about diversity, it means my way or the highway. Political correctness is to be enforced. Dissent will not be tolerated. So much for the left bringing “liberation.”

Of course, the left will say to us, “No, you are the ones who require conformity. You are the ones who refuse to recognize marriage when it’s different than what you’re used to. You are the ones who want to forbid a woman from having control over her own body. It is our side, the left, which loves freedom.”

But that objection misses the point.

It looks bad but we have a way out. It is not the rapture, which Christians fervently seek as they do not want to be part of this world anymore. The Bible teaches us that we overcome evil by doing what Christ wants:

Do not be overcome by evil, but overcome evil with good. (Romans 12:21 NASB)

You will notice that neither Christ nor God taught that we overcome evil by changing certain laws. Too many misguided souls out there think that the way to have a better society or civilization is to legislate it into existence. That is not biblical teaching. It is one way to make the unbeliever hate the believer and keep them away from Christ.

We are to do good and that means we do more than just preach a gospel message or give our testimony. Jesus healed, fed the poor, helped the widows and much more than just preach the Sermon on the Mount. If he didn’t do good, then the credibility of his teachings would be in doubt and many people would just ignore him. But as you can see through the biblical records, he had great multitudes gather around him.

He was not only relieving them of their spiritual problems but also their physical ones. Doing good overcomes evil, it opens hearts up to the gospel and the ways of Christ in ways that laws cannot. But when we do good, it must be accompanied by the truth

{Love} does not rejoice in unrighteousness, but rejoices with the truth; (1 Cor. 13:6 NASB)

For we can do nothing against the truth, but only for the truth. (2 Cor. 13:8 NASB)

We do not misrepresent, we do not lie, we do not alter the facts and on it goes. We speak the truth in love and do good. The key is that we first must have Christ’s definition of doing good before we act. We do not adopt the secular world’s definitions because they are unfair, unjust and very wrong. The good we do is for everyone not just a small group of people.

Then when we do good, we must go with the right perspective. The Muslim, the Democrat, the Liberal, the conservative, the false Christians and more groups, are not our enemy. They are part of God’s creation who have been deceived, misled, and taken down the wrong paths away from the truth. The Bible tells us

For our struggle is not against flesh and blood, but against the rulers, against the powers, against the world forces of this darkness, against the spiritual forces of wickedness in the heavenly places (Eph. 6:12 NASB)

Having the right perspective will help you prepare better when you set out to do the good that overcomes evil. It will help you to pray better and keep you seeking the truth, as well as learning how to apply your good works and the truth correctly. It will also help you step out of the way and let God work in the hearts of those who do evil.

That way God gets the glory and evil cannot attack you through pride, boasting, egotism and so on. You can easily thwart the darts evil sends your way. Doing Christianity correctly is the best way to make an impact for God and preserve civilization.

Sin Does Influence Doctrine & Theology

When we read the following article the other day, it was no surprise that the person making the claims was a willful sinner even though they declared themselves to be Christian.

https://www.christianpost.com/news/gay-christian-co-founder-of-queer-theology-claims-jesus-is-polyamorous-bible-supports-lifestyle.html

Brian G. Murphy, a gay Christian activist who is also co-founder of theology website Queer Theology, claimed Tuesday that Jesus is polyamorous and it is a biblical relationship model that Christians can pursue.

When you read the definition of the word polyamorous, you will see how willful sin influences a person’s view of biblical texts. Webster’s describes polyamorous as

the state or practice of having more than one open romantic relationship at a time

Now every true believer knows that the personal relationship Jesus has with his followers is not sexual or romantic. It is an intimate relationship if one draws very close to Christ and walks in his ways. But sadly for that activist, he is advocating sinful ideas and that state of affairs influences his view of scripture dramatically. He also demonstrates how far he will stretch a biblical verse to justify his views of Christ.

Now if you have not heard of Queer Theology before, and do not know what it is, here is a link to discover the evil and sin behind that type of thinking:

https://www.queertheology.com/

How do you reconcile Christianity with an LGBTQ identity? Queer Theology provides a supportive community and in-depth resources for queer Christians and straight supporters.

Do you have this sense that there is more to being LGBTQ than simply what we are not. Not sick, not sinful, not what Leviticus is talking about, not dishonoring God with our transition. So do we.

That’s what queer theology is all about: uncovering and celebrating the gifts that LGBTQ people bring to the Church and the world and the ways in which Christianity has always been queer.

This is why we say that willful sin influences how one views the Bible and its content. The premise behind Queer Theology is that LGBTQ preferences are okay, of God and not evil. The proponents of this thinking are wrong in every way. Their thinking allows the delusion that comes with LGBTQ preferences to continue and does nothing to bring those people out of their sin.. One quote–

I know that God loves me and wants me to carry forward Christ’s love and care into the world. I am transgender because God wanted this and anyone who is uncomfortable with my core being is refusing to accept God’s creation and will.

Yes God may love him or her, but God’s love does not accept willful sin

This is the message we have heard from Him and announce to you, that God is Light, and in Him there is no darkness at all. If we say that we have fellowship with Him and yet walk in the darkness, we lie and do not practice the truth; but if we walk in the Light as He Himself is in the Light, we have fellowship with one another, and the blood of Jesus His Son cleanses us from all sin ( 1 John NASB)

Another quote–

Queer Theology is a place to find resources to better understand how sexual and gender diversity fit within a Christian worldview. More than that, it is an affirming community where I’ve discovered how my queerness not only informs but affirms my faith. Thanks to you, I’ve understood that faith and sexuality are not separate and distinct, but rather intertwined into our human experience of God and the world. (Both quotes taken from https://www.queertheology.com/about/)

The delusion in these people and the LGBTQ community, in general, is strong and unfortunately began to permeate the church. Many believers have allowed their willful sins to help influence their views of different biblical passages. One example, are the passages on love which many quote to justify their refusal to accept that they are sinners and repent of their LGBTQ sins.

As we have said before, real love does not let anyone remain in sin but does what it can to rescue the sinner from the grasp of evil. It is obvious that Queer Theology does not love the LGBTQ community and helps them to continue to delude themselves about their sinful status & their position with God.

The article analyzes the theological position of the co-founder of Queer Theology quite well and you would do well to read it. The point we are making is that to  have a clear view of scripture and understand what God is saying to us, we must get rid of all willful sin, stop practicing sin and get on the right path to holiness. God has called us to be holy not be part of a polyamrous relationship.

Willful sin and the acceptance of willful sin allows evil to enter a life and distort God’s word in favor of letting people become more sinful. This leads to the eventual destruction of many humans, something that has been a goal of evil since the beginning of time. Getting right with God and getting on the correct path to holiness begins with getting rid of willful sin. This also includes not accepting evil as good, normal, and something to be supported.

LGBTQ preferences cannot be accepted by the church, included in its leadership or even supported. It is not natural, it is not good, and it is not accepted by God. While God loves the sinner, he will not hesitate to punish those who refuse to give up their practice of what he has declared to be sin. God has been consistent in his punishing of sin throughout the Bible. It is an example that we should not take lightly.

Those who try to bring sinful teaching and practices into the church are not of God, not church leaders, and not true teachers of righteousness. They are false teachers trying to practice their sin while trying to get the benefits that Christ offers true believers. In other words, they are tryinig to have it both ways and that is impossible. If they are not woken up now, they will be in for a rude awakning when it is too late.

The key is for the church to follow God and stand with him even if it means seeing empty pew seats in the Sunday services. We do not include what God has excluded