Most people who click on this will probably be expecting an article that either supports homosexuality or completely opposed. Well, this is not about what is wrong, versus what is right when it comes to being gay, but rather, it is about how we need and should treat people regardless of what they believe in. I chose to write about this simply because there seems to be so much hatred towards other individuals who believe differently. Many, especially those who claim Christianity, think they are "better than" people who they feel are living a sinful life. As a result, they do not associate themselves with anyone who does not believe in Christ and/or who does not live the lifestyle that they approve of. And we wonder why people are turned off to Christianity? Christianity is about love.
"Just as I have loved you, you also are to love one another.By this all people will know that you are my disciples, if you have love for one another
When I think of Christ, I see a God who loves everyone, especially sinners......"I have not come to call the righteous, but sinners to repentance. Luke 5:32."
NO ONE should treat anyone bad or ostracize them because they are living a certain lifestyle that they do no approve of. If a person IS a Christian, then surely they should know the simple principle that says " Do to others as you would like them to do to you (Matthew 7:12)." And if you ARE taking it from a Christian stand point and you do think that these types of relationships are horrible, then those are the people you should ESPECIALLY show love to.
"If any one of you is without sin, let him be the first to throw a stone at her John (8:7)."Which brings me to this next point. Do we seriously have the right to be judging someone based on what they are doing? No....let God be the one to give others convictions and not you. Besides, if we truly look at the facts in life, most of the time the things that people judge are the same thing they are usually doing themselves.
"Therefore you have no excuse, everyone of you who passes judgment, for in that which you judge another, you condemn yourself; for you who judge practice the same things
Now, before you go off creating banners that say "Gay Rights," that is not what this is suggesting. Sorry, but as much as I have a strong belief in Christ, you probably will not see me on the weekend with a shirt on and a giant flag that says "Jesus Freak." Or walking around with a bible in my hand 24/7. If that is what people choose to do, then so be it. That is just not my style. More often then not, if it is a Saturday, then you will probably spot me with a book in my hand and wearing shorts/skirts and a T-Shirt. (About my clothes, please refer back to the do not judge).
I end this by saying:
"Teacher, which is the greatest commandment in the Law?" (Matthew 22:36 NIV). Jesus replied, "Love the Lord your God with all your heart and with all your soul and with all your mind.' This is the first and greatest commandment. And the second is like it: 'Love your neighbor as yourself.' All the Law and the Prophets hang on these two commandments"
(Matthew 22:37-40 NIV).
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