In a world full of rejection, we try to turn to someone or something for acceptance. many turn to the Bible..or just God.
I’ve seen many facebook statuses saying
I don’t care how people feel about my orientation. I know God loves me and that’s all that matters.
This is true. God does love everyone regardless of who they are or how they act, but that doesn’t mean he is happy with our decisions. And most importantly his love for us does not give us a free pass into heaven. If your goal is to get God to love you. Congrats, you have it and will never lose his love. If your goal is to get into heaven…that’s a different story.
1 Corinthians 6:9
New King James Version (NKJV)
9 Do you not know that the unrighteous will not inherit the kingdom of God? Do not be deceived. Neither fornicators, nor idolaters, nor adulterers, nor homosexuals,[a] nor sodomites,
English Standard Version (ESV)
13 If a man lies with a male as with a woman, both of them have committed an abomination; they shall surely be put to death; their blood is upon them.
There are more, but these pretty much sum it up. I will not argue the status. Getting God’s love isn’t the problem. Getting his approval is.
Some say they believe in God but not the bible. I don’t know how that’s possible since the Bible is the word of God. It is by how we learn about God and learn to be the kinds of people he wants us to be.
Many people say the God they believe in is not the God in the Bible. First i want to clear up something. The Bible is not a religion. Believing in God/Jesus is not a religion. It is a belief. A religion is Catholicism, Adventist, Pentecostal etc. God doesn’t accept people based on religion he accepts them based on how much they believe in him and his word. Anyways, they say that the bible was written by men (obviously) But that the Biblical God isn’t fair and just. They believe in the “real God” What are they basing this “God” by? Where are they learning about this God of theirs? This is where people lack understanding, this is why we have churches and books written by actual believers who have studied the Bible profusely, to educate us in understanding who God is.
The Bible was written by men, inspired by the holy spirit…here we stop. In order for you to understand how the Bible was created you first must have an open mind to learning about it to have a better understanding of what the holy spirit is. I’ve run into hundreds of people online who refuse to listen. It’s like when we were kids and we try to explain something to a friend and all they do is stick their fingers in their ears and say “na, na, na I can’t hear you.” It’s frustrating isn’t it? Well, that’s how people are today. They refuse to listen. No matter how right you feel you may be, their stubbornness will keep them from seeing the truth. Luckily I have a few friends with open minds. I do not want this post to be super long so feel free to comment below or contact me through Facebook and I’ll gladly explain further or address any questions.