I want to start this blog first stating everything that the Pope said is not my belief and I do not agree with the overall message that is being stated here. Just, hear me out and maybe we can come to a point of discussion and conversation. I do not agree with same sex marriage it is not something that I would just go out and do. However I say that knowing that there are other things in my opinion that are just as bad and I wouldn’t go out and do them either and that is what I am about to talk about today.
Same sex marriage across the world has become very prevalent in the 21st Century. Now more than ever you see it happening and there are some that feel like it is the greatest thing that has ever happened and some think it is the worse. I for one am indifferent to the whole thing completely and here is why. I have made a stand and that stand is I don’t agree. Just like I don’t agree with the other sins that are openly acceptable within the Christian faith. Most Christians will say that they don’t agree with these other sins as well but I beg to differ because they are happening every day and these people are not getting ran out of the church like homosexuals are. It has become socially acceptable to have sex before marriage, to cohabitate with the opposite sex, to have multiple sexual partners, to drink unto drunkenness, to get married multiple times, to have children out of wedlock and the list goes on and on. I say that and I have committed some of the sins that are listed here but I was never shunned, I was never looked down upon, when I was ready to stop doing those things it was ok and the entire time I was messing up doing what I was doing I was still in the church. Where my problem comes out is that people run to the fact that their friend told them the Bible says that being gay is an abomination unto God and if you were to ask the average Christian they couldn’t tell you where that verse even is in the Bible. It actually says it twice in the Book of Leviticus but not even in the terms that we would use them today the verses say:
“Thou shalt not lie with mankind, as with womankind: it is abomination.”
Leviticus 18:22 KJV
“If a man also lie with mankind, as he lieth with a woman, both of them have committed an abomination: they shall surely be put to death; their blood shall be upon them.”
Leviticus 20:13 KJV
This was Old Testament law. The Old Testament has a lot of laws that we no longer decide to follow but this one speaks and says an abomination in it and people have a frenzy when people decide to live that way. Remember I am not condoning it what so ever. This is what I am condoning though, if we are going to as Christian’s show attention to the people who are gay and deciding to sin lets do the same thing to the people who are openly committing the sins that we spoke of earlier. Let’s do that because in churches today heterosexual sin is committed and they are singing in the choir the next day, or even a couple of hours after they are finished. Or even Preaching from the pulpit. Let’s hold everyone to the same standard of sin.
A lot of people would think that it wasn’t fair when we asked the mother of four all out of wedlock to sit down from the choir or the pastor that has 3 kids and has never been married that he can no longer preach at church any more. People would have a fit and they would be what about Grace. Can’t God forgive me for my mistakes? This would not happen because we live in a society that the only thing that is considered a sin are things that mainstream doesn’t see as a problem.
Here is my solution. Let’s preach that all sin is sin. That all people need to repent from said sins and while people are still struggling through the sin that they are in lets love them the same way that we would want to be loved. That is what hit home for me reading the quote that Pope Francis said he said “Homosexual people have the right to be in a family. They are children of God.” I read that and it burned a hole in my heart because I thought of friends of mine and people that I know that have been kicked out of their homes. That have been called all types of names and been denied so much because of this particular sin because they are open about it. While they know that sister Sarah was at the club last night and got drunk and went home with a man and is singing in the choir the next day. It is a double standard and it is wrong.
My stand is to stand on love. Love all people no matter if they decide to turn from their sin or not. People did Jesus wrong before he went on the cross and after he was up on the cross yet he still made the choice to stay their and die for the SINS of The WHOLE WORLD. Not just a few of us but EVERYBODY. That means the gay people to. I love you guys
Yours In Christ,
A Christian Dad