Before I start getting e-mails and comments that “God loves everyone” and “it’s not our place to judge” let me make a few clear statements. God does love everyone and only God has the right to judge anyone – I’ll agree with that much. However, if you are supporting gays/homosexuality and/or living that lifestyle yourself, then I’m not judging you. You have made that statement and there’s no room left for “careful consideration in forming an opinion” which is what judging means. So I’m not judging you but I am disagreeing with you and your lifestyle. And yes God (and I) loves you even in your sinful state just as I am loved in mine.
However, God’s love is only part of the story. While society may say that it’s a freedom of choice God says otherwise. He did NOT create anyone to love the same sex in that way. Each and every time the Bible mentions marriage it is between a husband and a wife.
It was meant to be that way when God first formed man:
“Therefore shall a man leave his father and his mother, and shall cleave unto his wife: and they shall be one flesh.” (Gen. 2:24).
It was meant to be that way under grace:Jesus said, “But from the beginning of creation God made them male and female. For this cause shall a man leave his father and mother, and cleave to his wife. And they twain shall be one flesh; so they are no more twain, but one flesh.” (Mark 10:6-8)
It was meant to be that way in the new church. Paul speaks of how unrighteous, unnatural, and wicked (Paul’s divinely inspired words not mine) homosexuality is:
“And likewise also the men, leaving the natural use of the woman, burned in their lust one toward another; men with men working that which is unseemly, and receiving in themselves that recompence of their error was meet. And even as they did not like to retain God in their knowledge, God gave them order to a reprobate mind, to do those things which are not convenient; being filled with all unrighteousness, fornication, wickedness, covetousness, maliciousness; full of envy, murder, debate, deceit, malignity; whisperers,” (Rom. 1:27-29)
So before sending an e-mail or posting a comment I simply ask that you listen not to what society says or even I say but search God’s Word and His will for your life for He will never lead you astray.
I could quote several more scriptures on the sanctity of marriage but that’s not the purpose of this blog post. My blog is all about priorities and keeping life simple the way God created it to be and this morning I had one of those “wake up and smell what’s really going on” moments. I was having my morning devotion when my husband came out to tell me that he had just seen on the news where Gay Rights groups were boycotting Chic-Fil-A and some of the larger cities were trying to keep them from opening up new restaurants because of the stand they’d taken against homosexuality. (Note to self: Remember to ask Curt to NOT disrupt my morning peaceful time with statements that disturb me such as this!)
So my actual purpose in writing this blog is to ask you (and myself) as Christians to consider the businesses that we are supporting and giving our money.
There’s a vote coming up soon in our neighboring county for them to become wet. The majority of the county is Christians. I heard a preacher last week say that the only way it would pass is if Christians gave in and did not stand for what the Bible said.
Maybe I’m completely naïve but I still feel that the majority of American are Christians. However, we’re passive Christians and if we continue to sit and let others take a stand against what we believe in and do nothing then we certainly will not be the majority for much longer. NOW is the time to take a stand.
That may mean some changes in our lifestyles. That may mean going a little further to another restaurant, gas station, retail store, etc. That may mean giving up some of the foods or products we love. That may mean paying a little more out of our pocket. However, I personally feel it’s sacrifices we can’t afford NOT to make.
I’m proud of the stand Chic-Fil-A, Kirk Cameron and others are making. Not just against this issue but against others too. It’s not just a lifestyle I want for myself but for my children and grandchildren also. The only way they’re going to have the choice to stand is if I make the choice to stand now.
So inclusion, I say “Eat Mor Chikin”! Mike Huckabee has declared August 1st Chick-Fil-A Appreciation Day but I say eat there as much as you can!
Where will you be eating or should I say – Who will you be supporting this weekend and in the weeks to come?