We need to love like tomorrow is the rapture!

Posted: July 27, 2012 in New Testament, Recommendations, Scriptures, Thoughts on God, Thoughts on Jesus

Jesus loves us but that does not mean that he thinks we know whats best for our lives all the time. What would he say if he came from heaven right now and set foot in our world once again only pretend it was the first time he came.

Most likely he would do a whole lot of the same stuff we read about in the gospels. He would demonstrate God’s love and power in very powerful ways. He would change the way the world looked at God and he would save us all the very same way he did in the gospels. Would it be by lethal injection? The electric chair? Or the firing squad? Who knows. The point is, our world today is not so different from the world of Jesus’ day.

God explained that he did not approve of same sex sexual preference. He displayed his anger at this particular sin in the old testament by destroying two populous cities, Sodom and Gomorrah, where which homosexual tendencies were rampant.

Homosexuality was not approved of in the new testament either. However the point of the matter Is still that if Jesus was to walk the earth today he would not be going around conducting same sex marriages. That does not mean that Jesus doesn’t love everyone the same. He loves the gay man and the lesbian woman no more and no less than he loves the God fearing preacher or deacon of the local church. Would he condone same sex marriage or lifestyles, no. Does this mean he will destroy the cities of Toronto or New Orleans because they have gay pride parades? No, but that doesn’t mean he likes it or thinks that they ‘deserve’ to love and be married just like a man and woman. The bible states very clearly the parameters of a marriage and they just simply don’t fit them.

I am going to go into a person opinion of how I think that same sex marriage should be dealt with and that is just a matter of opinion and not me going on a right wing tirade. I understand very clearly that what I am saying in this post is very politically incorrect.

Because marriage has been mainstreamed and is no longer a biblical practice so much as a matter of secular reality in our world, marriage has lost its traditional definition in most cases.

Therefore I propose that anyone who wants to have a life partner, gay or not, if their beliefs are not based on Jesus as their Lord and savior that they enter into a contract that is similar to marriage but not holy like marriage. The contract would serve as a public display of their commitment to each other and would legally have every right and privilege that a traditional marriage would have but without doing it in the name of God.

I see this as a very valid point to make. Its not to discriminate or judge, its just about truth. God doesn’t hate gay people and think that they should suffer because of their problems (I know gay people dont think of being gay as a problem but that is a matter of perogative.), they should be able to have the same rights as married couples except calling it marriage is not fair because it is not a marriage in they eyes of God. Its an unfortunate case that language doesn’t provide another term for marriage that would not conflict with Christians’ beliefs.

Your typical Christian of the United States of America would have about as easy a time reaching a gay person for the Lord as a Missionary in North Korea has of starting a megachurch in Pyongyang. Why is this? It reminds me of a casting crowns lyric

Nobody knows what we’re for
Only what we’re against
When we judge the wounded
What if we put down our signs
Crossed over the lines
And loved like YOU did”

Its because we don’t love the way Jesus loved. He commands us to love like we are not capable of loving, at least not on our own. We are supposed to love our enemy. If we can love our enemy and pray for our enemy. We can love the gay people in our lives and pray for them. What?! We are supposed to love the gay people as christians instead of condemning them? YES!

Matthew 5:43-48 NIV

43 “You have heard that it was said, ‘Love your neighbor and hate your enemy.’ 44 But I tell you, love your enemies and pray for those who persecute you, 45 that you may be children of your Father in heaven. He causes his sun to rise on the evil and the good, and sends rain on the righteous and the unrighteous. 46 If you love those who love you, what reward will you get? Are not even the tax collectors doing that? 47 And if you greet only your own people, what are you doing more than others? Do not even pagans do that? 48 Be perfect, therefore, as your heavenly Father is perfect.

Luke 6:27-36 NIV

2“But to you who are listening I say: Love your enemies, do good to those who hate you,28 bless those who curse you, pray for those who mistreat you. 29 If someone slaps you on one cheek, turn to them the other also. If someone takes your coat, do not withhold your shirt from them. 30 Give to everyone who asks you, and if anyone takes what belongs to you, do not demand it back. 31 Do to others as you would have them do to you.

32 “If you love those who love you, what credit is that to you? Even sinners love those who love them. 33 And if you do good to those who are good to you, what credit is that to you? Even sinners do that. 34 And if you lend to those from whom you expect repayment, what credit is that to you? Even sinners lend to sinners, expecting to be repaid in full. 35 But love your enemies, do good to them, and lend to them without expecting to get anything back. Then your reward will be great, and you will be children of the Most High, because he is kind to the ungrateful and wicked.36 Be merciful, just as your Father is merciful.

Once again, your typical christians don’t stand much chance drawing gays into the love of Christ. Jesus would be turning gays left right and center to the realization of the truth. He would not be celebrating the world he saw if he came today.

 In closing, If only we could be more like Jesus. We would not struggle with signing petitions. Waving banners that state what we are against. We HAVE to let the world trample on us and what we believe. Jesus did the very same thing to ensure our opportunity to be saved. Our call is to proclaim the gospel, love, love, love, because as much as we might want to stand up for our teachings. We need to get people in love with God so that the word of God can stand up for itself when it’s being read by those who find that his love is real. It all stems back to the love that attracts them to God in the first place. That’s our calling. We are called to share the absolutely imperative truth of God’s love.

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