Tuesday, March 26, 2013

Apple of His Eye!

Before I begin today's entry here on Life with Lynnie, I would like to wish all my Jewish friends Happy Passover!

Recently, I've been writing about sin.  And, loving the sinner, but hating the sin.

I'm really glad that God told us to treat people this way.  Especially since, all have sinned and fall short of the glory of God.  No one, is without sin in their lives.

The sad thing is that not everyone treats others this way.  Some people do not really love others the way God told us to love people.

At first thought, you may think I am referring to God's children; those He has saved.  However, I'm not.  At least, not at this time.

In addition to writing about loving others, I've also discussed the idea of tolerance.  And, lack thereof.

As I've mentioned in the past, many unsaved people who have sin in their lives claim that we Christians are intolerant.  I beg to differ.

Being Christian, I am very tolerant of others.  Especially, of those who are not yet saved.

After all, God wants us to plant seeds for Christ, everywhere we go.  If we are intolerant of others and the sin in their lives, we won't see any results for the seeds we plant.

What is really sad to me, is that those who sometimes call us intolerant, are in fact the really intolerant people, themselves.  And, quite often, they are people who do not have love for others.

Okay.  I realize that some may feel I'm not right, but I can prove exactly what I am saying.

After writing about the sin of homosexuality on LwL, and posting links on Facebook (FB), I received a message from one of my FB friends.  While I won't tell you the person's name, I'll let you read for yourself, the message he sent me:
"Sorry but you are being defriended. I obviously do not agree with your stance on homosexuality (which is fine to have a difference of opinion), but because of it's nature I feel it is not in my best interest to associate with you. I will be defriending you and blocking you
I do hope the best for you."


Please don't get the wrong idea.  I'm not upset over losing a friend on FB.  If you are a friend of mine on FB, you'll know that I have many, many, many friends.  Losing one, isn't a problem.  Nor is losing more.

But, losing a friend or friends due to hatred of me, or intolerance, or an unloving attitude on their part, doesn't make me happy.  It seems that tolerance is just a one way street, to be accepted by me, and not some others.  Like the fellow who messaged me.

Please, take the time to reread what was written.

You'll notice that the person admitted that he had a difference of opinion with me, concerning homosexuality.  And, he even admitted that it was 'fine' to have a difference of opinion. 

Hmmm... it seems he lied.  It obviously wasn't fine to have a difference of opinion between us concerning homosexuality, or he wouldn't have unfriended me. 

Did he just unfriend me?  No.  As stated, he not only unfriended me, but he also blocked me; meaning that I can never message him, or have any contact with him.  Not even to have discussions and/or clarify any differences.

How could anyone like this ever consider themselves to be tolerant?  In my opinion, this person, like many others who agree with him, are in fact, the intolerant people.

While they expect those of us who don't agree with their take on lifestyles to be tolerant of them, they are usually not tolerant of our beliefs.  Like this fellow.

Another sad thing to me, is that one day he will stand before my Lord, Jesus Christ, and have to answer for his life.  Just like the rest of us.

In addition to being condemned for the sin in his life concerning his views on homosexuality, he will also have to answer to Christ for hurting one of God's children.  Me.  And, probably many others, as well. 

After all, God told us in Zechariah 2:8, "For thus saith the Lord of hosts; After the glory hath he sent me unto the nations which spoiled you: for he that toucheth you toucheth the apple of his eye."

Yes, that's right; whoever touches us (God's children), touches the apple of God's eye.

And, He hates His children being hurt, including me and others who are born-again, for we are the apple of God's eye.

Please, join me in praying for people such as this fellow, who have proven themselves to be the truly intolerant people. 

May it be God's will to reveal His truth and save him, and others like him.  After all, many of those who think the way this fellow does, has been preached/taught a false gospel. 

Thank you.  May God bless you.

Until next time...

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