Busy studying The Millennium at the moment, but thought I’d just share a comment left on The Guardian’s website regarding the article below.
Out and under attack in the south: Arkansas LGBT rights hit reverse
- Article by The Guardian.
1 Corinthians 5:12
For what have I to do with judging outsiders? Do you not judge those who are within the church?
Scripture inform us that Christians have no biblical basis to judge those outside the Church or force them to adhere to their ways, however we are commanded to warn them of the judgement to come.
God has fixed a day in which He will judge the world in righteousness through a Man whom He has appointed, having furnished proof to all men by raising Him from the dead.
The reason we are not to judge those outside the Church is because they haven't entered into a covenant with God through the blood of Christ, whom not proclaiming to follow Him can not be held to His standards.
No city fan would judge a Man United fan because he isn’t wearing a blue and white scarf, but he will judge a City fan who proclaiming to support Manchester City, then dons a red and white scarf and shouts for joy when United scores.
Thus we ARE to judge those who say they follow Christ but live and teach others to live lives contrary to the teachings of our Lord.
Saying that, people should at least acknowledge that there are many, including non-Christians, who find it uncomfortable working with a man dressed as a women... whom wearing high-heels and a dress sports a manly chin, stubble and arms like tree trunks.
You can’t force people to like that which they find abhorrent, no not by law or by threat. No animal lover would work in a laboratory where they are testing chemicals on rabbits eyes, nor should any force or expect them too.
Some things Christians will always find abhorrent... as long as they adhere to God’s Word.
You shall not lie with a male as one lies with a female; it is an abomination.
And for a little while longer, somethings the World still finds abhorrent...
Also you shall not have intercourse with any animal to be defiled with it, nor shall any woman stand before an animal to mate with it; it is a perversion.
I guess their hope is that familiarity with the sight of men dressed as women, and same gender couples kissing will eventually desensitise the Christian to the point of acceptance... but although this certainly does occur with those not familiar with God’s Word... it can not desensitised those who regularly stay in it.
For the washing of our souls by God's Word keeps us from accepting the ever descending values of this World, thus we are sanctified from it.
Sanctify [keep separate] them in the truth; Your Word is truth.
Then the Lord spoke to Moses, “Go down at once, for your people, whom you brought up from the land of Egypt, have corrupted themselves.”