American Christians vs. God.
For many years American Christians1 have wanted their cake and to eat it too. Although they may read “If you were of the world, the world would love you as its own; but because you are not of the world, but I chose you out of the world, therefore the world hates you. “ (John 15:19 ESV).
They not only want it to say, but are making it say - “If you were of the world, the world DOES love you as its own; but because you STILL ARE of the world, the world STILL LOVES you.” (John 15:19 As most American Christians read it).
As an example for the first time since Gallup2 began measuring the "moral acceptability" of homosexuality, a majority of Americans support gay and lesbian relations. Last month's poll found 52 percent of adults consider homosexuality acceptable, while 43 percent find it morally wrong.
It goes on to say: Christians and people from other religious traditions have grown more tolerant of gays and lesbians, according to Gallup. The percentage of Catholics calling gay relations "morally acceptable" has increased by more than a third in the past five years, up to 62 percent. More Americans also favor legalizing gay marriage.
And also: The Episcopal Diocese of Los Angeles recently ordained the church's first openly gay female bishop. The Evangelical Lutheran Church in America decided last year to allow non-celibate gay and lesbian clergy to serve. Despite some dissenters, the ELCA has continued to seek the full inclusion of homosexual church leaders and members.
This is NOT a rant on homosexuality, homosexuality is a sin the same as stealing, lying, murdering and any other sins including heterosexual (sex between male and female) sinning out of wedlock.
What makes this different, is the open defiance of calling it a non-sin.
Not only wrenching it out of Scripture, but declaring it righteous.
A re-writing of passages in the Bible you might say.
With over 85% of Americans claiming to be Christians, and yet 52% of those polled giving a thumbs up on something God says is wrong, shows American Christians saying one thing in a Church building, and yet another when outside the Church building.
Or do you not know that the unrighteous will not inherit the kingdom of God?
Do not be deceived: neither the sexually immoral, nor idolaters, nor adulterers, nor men who practice homosexuality, nor thieves, nor the greedy, nor drunkards, nor revilers, nor swindlers will inherit the kingdom of God.
(1 Corinthians 6:9-10 ESV)
Notice, it does not say that “At this time they will not enter the Kingdom of God, but down the road when it is acceptable for man, then I will allow homosexuality, but still not thieves.”
Yet this is how people who call themselves Christians interpret what they want as opposed to what God says. And for many, not all but many this is because they don't read Gods word. They are second and third handers, getting most of what they hear of Gods word from TV or cute emails... But not from reading the Bible themselves.
O dear reader, don't assume, don't guess, don't believe falsely...
Read Gods Word for yourself.
Don't get your Christianity out of a fortune cookie, or reading a Christian “T” shirt or email.
Even this BLOG is written by a sinful man...
Read the Bible, Gods Word.
Check everything with Scripture.
“and how from childhood you have been acquainted with the sacred writings, which are able to make you wise for salvation through faith in Christ Jesus. All Scripture is breathed out by God and profitable for teaching, for reproof, for correction, and for training in righteousness, that the man of God may be competent, equipped for every good work. “
(2 Timothy 3:15-17 ESV)