And your thoughts Julie? {on Homosexuality}

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This post came about in a response to a post my Sarah Mae {please read here}.

As a Christ follower, I believe that the entire Bible is the word of God and therefore I attempt to line all my believes, convictions, and {inevitably dictated} action up with the Bible. That being said…
The Bible always list homosexuality alongside other sins. So I believe the Act of homosexuality is a sin. I also believe that, like any other sin, some people are more pron to be tempted with certain sins than other people (possibly ‘born’ with it). {Satan is not creative; he finds something that works and sticks with it.} Again like any other sin, having homosexual thoughts (if not lustful) is not an act of sin.
We, “Christians”, quickly excuse away ‘simple sins’, ya know the ones that aren’t as bad as so-n-sos.

  • lying– “I just told a little white lie”
  • materialism– “Well, I needed ______”
  • or plain old disobedience– “I’m not called to _____”.

Unlike this list of other sins we do seem to shy away from discussing other “gray sins” like homosexuality because they baffle us. Fewer people in the past admitted to this sin so we think those in the minority sinful category must be worse than those in the majority. “Just because everyone’s doing it doesn’t make it right” or better or less wrong or okay.  Ignorance is often the key to any sin, in this case our hatred of ‘gays’ or the stark contrast which is still a sin and that’s assistance of ‘gay’ action. As Christians we are to 

“Flee the evil desires of youth, and pursue righteousness, faith, love and peace, along with those who call on the Lord out of a pure heart.” 2 Tim 2:22
 

Fellow Christians should be helping one another “FLEE” these desires that lead to pits of sin if not handled.

Sin is sin, no matter what kind, it land us all in the same place {hell} if not saved by Grace Himself! Christ did not pay the ultimate price for us so that we can go on sinning. I love where Paul talks about this in Romans ch 5 and 6!

“20 God’s law was given so that all people could see how sinful they were. But as people sinned more and more, God’s wonderful grace became more abundant. 21 So just as sin ruled over all people and brought them to death, now God’s wonderful grace rules instead, giving us right standing with God and resulting in eternal life through Jesus Christ our Lord. 1 Well then, should we keep on sinning so that God can show us more and more of his wonderful grace? 2 Of course not! Since we have died to sin, how can we continue to live in it?” Romans 5:20-6:2 NLT

{Read the entire context here to get an even better picture}

Romans 6:2 in our translation says, “Of course not!” in its original Greek language has the same emphatic tone as saying “HELL NO!” according to my friend and Greek scholar. Paul wasn’t playing around! Jesus lived as one of us and knows we sin. We are ‘born’ with a sin nature. Jesus didn’t shy away from that. “Jesus declared. ‘Go now and leave your life of sin.'” John 8:11.

We are to love people. I agree with Sarah Mae when she says “Just, listen. Let’s start there.” Time is the best way you can love people. Don’t avoid something/someone because of your ignorance about it/them. Educate Yourself!

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I pray all my views represent Christ and His word. If you feel (and can give me scriptural backing) that something I’ve said is wrong; PLEASE tell me so I can correct myself.
I am interested to have a discussion here about this topic. Thoughts; Christian or otherwise are welcome? Comments are monitored before “approval” so please keep it clean.

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About as Jules is going

Julie Rothacher is a missionary currently serving in central Arkansas, with her husband of 10 years, as youth ministers. She and Matt have 4 children, Magdalene (6years), Isabella (5years), Benjamin (4year), and Elizabeth (1year). God is leading Julie and her family on fun adventures. She is new to blogging but loves sharing what God is doing in her life which include but are not limited to the simple silliness of every day quirkiness that happens around her home with 4 under 6, a hilarious husband, and their newest endeavors: homeschooling and CHURCH PLANTING!

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