The last post was a logical explication of the wickedness of “gay marriage” as relates to the Christian church. This one will perhaps step on your toes, if that one didn’t.
VFD, I have a homosexual (brother/son/father/sister/daughter/mother/aunt/34th cousin twice removed) and I love them! Shouldn’t I be accepting of them, even if I don’t accept their chosen lifestyle?
No. No, you should not.
If a person preaches a different doctrine than the one found in the Bible, they can still call themselves Christian. Call themselves. They can’t actually be one, but they can speak the words and call themselves by the name*. What they have is in fact “another gospel.” Living under another doctrine is the same as not living under any doctrine. There is only one way to get forgiveness of sins.
9 Whosoever transgresseth, and abideth not in the doctrine of Christ, hath not God. He that abideth in the doctrine of Christ, he hath both the Father and the Son.
10 If there come any unto you, and bring not this doctrine, receive him not into your house, neither bid him God speed:
11 For he that biddeth him God speed is partaker of his evil deeds. –2 John 9-11
which, being in the New Testament applies directly. Also:
“12 The Lord will cut off the man that doeth this,” . . . “When ye say, Every one that doeth evil is good in the sight of the Lord, and he delighteth in them” -Malachi 2
No, this is no longer the day of the Old Testament. God doesn’t cut people off with no second chances any more. But God does not change. You say someone doing evil (homosexuality) is doing good because they love their homosexual partner. You want to give them your approbation when you should not. You are listening to your heart again. But that’s not new. You suck at being good, and you know it.
The standard is perfection. You will fail. Your speeding on the way to work is the same as accepting your homosexual %relative% into your house with open arms. These are sin. God hates it. So: you have a choice. Accept and show respect to the decision of your homosexual relatives, and be an intentional sinner. Go against the will of God – or don’t.
The question is, whom would you rather please?
… your confused relatives, or a God who knows very well those things of which he disapproves. You are given the choice. Just remember what God thinks about intentional continuation of sin.
*I’m looking at you, LDS and JW churches. The fun factoid is, there is only one true Gospel. It does not belong to any church in particular, and membership in a particular church is not required. Hint: There is just one step.