I would like to share with you something I posted (a reply) on another Christians’ blog back in August. I have always hoped my blog would be transparent and truthful, (that is why I am sharing this response) written mostly for the lost and hopeless among us! A blog that intentionally does not mention denomination or religious creed! A blog I have shared my very personal life experiences with and shame! A blog only to honor Christ… very little pics of me or my family….Christ only…Christ centered… and Christs’ love for all people… always! The debate regarding homosexuality continues…never ending, sometimes (mostly) loveless and hateful toward each other. This summer has been quite long and filled with utter hopelessness! I find myself now lost for words..unable to write anymore. I have been the victim of attack from a Christian who I thought I was helping…I was also evaluated by a fellow Christian as to why I want to help people “spiritually”…and I lost! God helps us all for thinking His Word…and His Gospel is only for a select group of people!
I want to thank all of you for taking the time to read my blog! It means more to me than you will ever know! I have prayed for all of you and I love you all! I hope I have touched one soul… only one soul with my words…that truly was my only prayer!! That was my intended purpose!!
The world we now live in is a very scary place…Christ did not promise this road..this life would be easy…but He does promise a glorious ending!
again, I thank you and I love you all!!
“And the Lord said, “You pity the plant, for which you did not labor, nor did you make it grow, which came into being in a night and perished in a night. And should not I pity Nineveh, that great city, in which there are more than 120,000 persons who do not know their right hand for their left…”
(Jonah 4: 10-11 ESV)
I was doing a Google search on heaven and came across this post and truly, I wish I hadn’t stumbled upon it! This is so sad to read…to digest. To realize the length of time this post has survived…to read the hatred and bickering between Christians….the hatred from Christians to those who are still lost and in darkness…and in great need of our Savior….and to those few who were/ are struggling with same-sex attraction/ homosexual lifestyle….and decided to share their thoughts through their painfully honest and transparent testimony…..It is in times such as this….I must remind myself to keep my eyes focused on Christ alone….and not on a fallen humanity!
We are all sinners, and we must remember that at our very best, we all have nothing but filthy rags to offer. We all spat on Him and beat Him beyond recognition! We ALL nailed Him to the cross! We must love without compromising Truth. We must be Christ- like in how we approach everyone! God humbled himself and became one of us in a darkened and fallen world to save us all. Jesus was approachable to the lowest members of society in His time…prostitutes and tax collectors….they felt very comfortable approaching Him….He never compromised truth yet He was able to serve those who were in greatest need.
Please remember the story of Jonah…Jonah had an extraordinary calling to deal with a group of people he did not want to deal with…but he reluctantly went to this group of people and preached the worst evangelical sermon ever…..Destruction is coming! Destruction is coming! Then, Jonah went and purchased a front row seat to watch them burn….but Nineveh repented! Jonah wanted more than ever to see those people burn as He cared more for their destruction then for their repentance! Let’s not become like Jonah….wanting complete destruction of an entire group of people instead of hoping for eventual repentance….no matter how long that repentance may take…..we are all currently under the state of grace….
The issue is…where do people stand? Are they dead in sin or alive in Christ? If they are dead in sin, it hardly matters what sin it is….the Gospel must be the priority of the homosexual just as it is for the heterosexual! The church is the place to hear the gospel! The church is a place for sinners! Jesus can and will transform lives! Transformation may take time! Christians need to serve in truth! Christians need to serve also…. in love. We will all stand before the judgement seat of Christ! We will all be asked about our lives while here on earth…..and how we all responded to the cultural issues and difficulties of our day…. Christ is not surprised by these issues….and He placed us as Christians in this exact moment in His creation for such a time as this!! When I stand before Him, I pray I hear my Lord and Savior tell me…. “Well done good and faithful servant.” As fellow Christians, I hope you all do too!