Over the last few days, I've written about sin, here on Life with Lynnie (LwL).
Some people don't believe that the gay lifestyle is sinful. But, according to God's Word, the Bible, it is. God told us so in Leviticus 18:22, "Thou shalt not lie with mankind, as with womankind: it is abomination." And, in other verses in the Bible; check it out for yourself.
He made himself clear in 1 Corinthians 6:9-10, "Know ye not that the unrighteous shall not inherit the kingdom of God? Be not deceived: neither fornicators, nor idolaters, nor adulterers, nor effeminate, nor abusers of themselves with mankind, Nor thieves, nor covetous, nor drunkards, nor revilers, nor extortioners, shall inherit the kingdom of God."
So you see, being gay is sinful. Just like having sex outside marriage is. Or, being adulterous. Or, being effeminate. And, just like other sins listed above in 1 Corinthians 6:9-10.
Sin is real.
Some may not believe it, but it is. And, God told us that there is no one without sin. Except Jesus, of course.
Some have been misled into thinking that because Jesus took on the sin of the world and became the sacrifice to end all sacrifices, it is okay continue in their sin of choice. But, it's not.
When we come to Christ, we become born-again and are saved, but part of the process is repenting. Turning away, is what repentance is about. Leaving the sin behind.
Then, we are forgiven and obtain salvation. This is what trusting in Jesus Christ is all about.
Of course, our secular world doesn't believe this.
Many don't think there is sin, at all. And, others are led astray, as I wrote about a few days ago, by preachers/teachers who preach a false gospel.
Unfortunately, many will stand before Christ in the day of judgement, and will find themselves not heading to heaven like they thought. Instead, they will be heading to hell.
There is evidence to support what I am referring to.
You see, it's not me saying what I have written. I may be writing it, but it is fully, of God. And, His Word.
Look at the story told to us in John 8:1-11, "Jesus went unto the mount of Olives.
2 And early in the morning he came again into the temple, and all the people came unto him; and he sat down, and taught them.
3 And the scribes and Pharisees brought unto him a woman taken in adultery; and when they had set her in the midst,
4 They say unto him, Master, this woman was taken in adultery, in the very act.
5 Now Moses in the law commanded us, that such should be stoned: but what sayest thou?
6 This they said, tempting him, that they might have to accuse him. But Jesus stooped down, and with his finger wrote on the ground, as though he heard them not.
7 So when they continued asking him, he lifted up himself, and said unto them, He that is without sin among you, let him first cast a stone at her.
8 And again he stooped down, and wrote on the ground.
9 And they which heard it, being convicted by their own conscience, went out one by one, beginning at the eldest, even unto the last: and Jesus was left alone, and the woman standing in the midst.
10 When Jesus had lifted up himself, and saw none but the woman, he said unto her, Woman, where are those thine accusers? hath no man condemned thee?
11 She said, No man, Lord. And Jesus said unto her, Neither do I condemn thee: go, and sin no more."
Please... reread that last phrase that Jesus said to the woman, "go, and sin no more."
Please, pray about what you just read. None of us have the right to continue having sin in our lives, once we've come to Christ.
God realizes that we are only human. He knows we may/may not fall into sin, from time to time, in our lives. But, He also knows that if we truly are trusting in Jesus, we will not want to have sin in our lives. And, we will do all we can to honour Him.
I'm certainly not perfect. As I said previously, all are imperfect. But, one thing I do in my life, is make every effort to honour my Lord, and follow Him, in every aspect of my life.
Hopefully, you do, also. And hopefully, you speak truth in love, to others. Just as I do. After all, God told us to love the sinner... and hate the sin.
Until next time...
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Saturday, March 23, 2013
Posted by Life with Lynnie at 10:28 AM
Labels: Bible Verses, Forgiveness, God/Jesus, Gospel, Love, Sin, Trust, Truth