People sure can ‘cherry pick’ their sins!

Let me first say this. I DID NOT say God hates homosexuals or those who have abortions. God loves everyone, and we were all made in His image.

Now, with that said…I wonder why do so many of my fellow Christians act as though homosexuality and abortion are the only sins that matter socially, politically and most of all that matter to God.

Yes, I agree that homosexuality is a sin…that gay marriage is unacceptable to God, and that abortion does equate to murder. My intention in writing this isn’t to debate these two sins, but to be responsible… From Genesis 19, to Leviticus 18, to Romans 1, to 1 Corinthians 6, God makes it undeniably clear that homosexuality is a sin and that marriage is only between a man and woman Genesis 5:2 and Matthew 19:4, even though there are many who are now trying to twist scripture and claim ‘that’s not what God is saying’. The bible also makes it clear that life begins at conception Jeremiah 1:5, Psalm 139:19 confirming that abortion is taking a life.

It is my intention to remind many of my fellow Christians who in their self-righteousness accept, excuse, overlook or ignore other sins that are equally wrong in the eyes of God.

And, I’m not just talking about the obvious fornication and adultery either. In fact, I wonder how many people so passionately against some sins read their bible enough to examine their own lifestyles.

Carefully read Romans 1:26-27…it clearly addresses those who engage in homosexual activity…

Romans 1:26-27 (NKJV)

26 For this reason God gave them up to vile passions. For even their women exchanged the natural use for what is against nature. 27 Likewise also the men, leaving the natural use of the woman, burned in their lust for one another, men with men committing what is shameful, and receiving in themselves the penalty of their error which was due.

But UH OH!!! Don’t stop reading there! Look what comes immediately after! How many times have you heard this read, preached or taught?

Romans 1:28-32, 2:1-3 (NKJV)

28 And even as they did not like to retain God in their knowledge, God gave them over to a debased mind, to do those things which are not fitting; 29 being filled with all unrighteousness, sexual immorality,[a] wickedness, covetousness, maliciousness; full of envy, murder, strife, deceit, evil-mindedness; they are whisperers, 30 backbiters, haters of God, violent, proud, boasters, inventors of evil things, disobedient to parents, 31 undiscerning, untrustworthy, unloving, unforgiving,[b] unmerciful; 32 who, knowing the righteous judgment of God, that those who practice such things are deserving of death, not only do the same but also approve of those who practice them.

 Romans 2:1-3 (NKJV)

2 Therefore you are inexcusable, O man, whoever you are who judge, for in whatever you judge another you condemn yourself; for you who judge practice the same things. But we know that the judgment of God is according to truth against those who practice such things. And do you think this, O man, you who judge those practicing such things, and doing the same, that you will escape the judgment of God?

If you read that carefully, it needs no commentary. It clearly speaks for itself. Look at some of the sins that the NKJV defines as ‘not fitting’, and again… I’m not just talking about fornication and adultery either.

Here are a few…

Covetousness: This is greed and Colossians 3:5 goes on to define it as idolatry. This sin, in my opinion is one of the greatest plagues to our society today. The unquenchable desire for more goes beyond ‘wanting better’. It is the exact opposite of contentment and thanksgiving. And the idolatry committed isn’t just worshiping ‘things’, but oneself by placing our desires before God’s.

Strife: There are those who love to quarrel and bitter conflict.

Whisperers and Backbiters: How many people secretly or openly speak evil of others? Think about the fact that many publications and television shows are successful because of the love of gossip, whispering and backbiting.

Proud, Boasters: Pride and boasting almost defines our society and culture today. Not a spirit of humility and thanksgiving, but an arrogant pride in our strength, out accomplishments without regard that everything we have or have done is through the grace of God. We revere leaders with this attitude even when God has spoken against it. I can’t help but notice how many Christians excuse President Trump’s arrogant, unapologetic and UNREPENTANT attitude that God hates, just as much as homosexuality…yet this is excused because they falsely see it as strength. It was much easier to criticize President Obama’s efforts towards gay marriage…in these areas, both leaders were wrong in the eyes of God.

Unloving: Many Christians don’t share their faith or express themselves or even speak out against sin in the spirit of love. Even though homosexuality is wrong, God does not us to hate, bully or be mean to anyone who participates in that sin. It’s God’s will that we hate the sin and not the sinner. No one will be convinced of any wrong through being mean-spirited and hateful.

Untrustworthy: The KJV calls it ‘covenant breakers’. This includes those who breaking contracts and commitments (including marriage). Have you ever broken a contract or agreement? Have you ever been untrustworthy.

And notice that not only does verse 32 state that all the sins mentioned are worthy of death but many people approve of those who practice them.

Romans 2 goes on to say that when we judge others for the sins they practice, we who practice other sins are judging ourselves for our own. In other words, God condemns self-righteousness.

Please remember this, calling out sin is not judging. It is our responsibility to hold one another accountable and to judge righteously…

John 7:24 (NKJV)

24 Do not judge according to appearance, but judge with righteous judgment.”

Condemnation or stating what’s in another person’s heart is judging. Saying homosexuality or fornication is sin is not judging. Telling someone they can go to Hell for a particular isn’t judging. Judging is condemnation as if someone has no hope. Judging is the condemnation in saying that someone is beyond saving, or have done too much to be saved.

So please…Don’t let what is politically or socially popular dictate what you consider to be right or wrong.

And pleaassseeee…

1 Corinthians 16:14 (NKJV)

14 Let all that you do be done with love.



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      1. 🙂 I understand the feeling. Sometimes, I feel like God leads me into so many points I’m not sure how it comes across to others. But in all of these circumstances, when I’ve followed Him, it comes out clear to those reading.

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      1. Okay! First, great post. I was just recalling a real life thing. My mother in law was Circuit Clerk around these parts for decades. In Arkansas, County Clerks file marriage certificates and Circuit Clerks file divorce certificates. So, once Arkansas decided same sex marriage was okay, she was really going on about how all the County clerks ought to refuse to issue them. So, I just asked here how many divorce decrees she protested in almost 40 years. Good thing she loves me so, or I would have been in trouble.

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  1. There is such a chaos in the American culture. All true Christians can do is pray, talk, and ask God to protect them and clean up this mess. They may feel socially withdrawn like I do. But, we are not alone spiritually.

    Good and meaningful blog post to read

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  2. Thank you for sharing.

    Allow me to offer the following: If GOD is LOVE, to state that GOD hates anything/anyone is a contradiction. Lets consider the term “SIN” which is a term of archery meaning “to miss the mark/point”.

    We (human beings) “SIN” when we miss the point of each and every situation by acting in fear. Decisions made in fear are what causes us to “SIN”. The point of each and every situation is to remember GOD is in control and to “BE STILL and know that I am GOD.”

    This alone is what brings the Peace of GOD that surpasses all understanding. Too many have been led to believe that SIN will end in the punishment of hell fire when in fact Truth is punishment is NOT the solution to “SIN”, correction is.

    Whenever WE (human beings) miss the mark, its because we are not in the right frame of mind. This explains what Jesus meant when He said (while being crucified on the cross,) “forgive them for they know not what they do”.

    Unless and until WE remember Truth, only LOVE is Real – we will continue to “SIN” because ego will continue to control the mind through fear. When WE remember Truth, WE are made in His image, meaning WE too ARE LOVE, the correction will have been made and “SIN” will become a thing of the Past.

    Please do not believe ego’s lie, “Human beings are born sinners”. Not so! We are taught everything we know and the good news is, because Truth can not be taught, Peace (of mind) comes from UNlearning all the lies we’ve been led to believe is True. The wonderful thing about Truth is it is what it is whether it is believed or not. This is because Truth is a matter of fact not a matter of belief.

    The fact of the matter is only LOVE is Real, everything else is made up by ego to satisfy its own personal agenda which makes no sense because there is no logic in what is made up.

    Please remind your congregation/followers that only LOVE is Real and that is GOD because GOD is LOVE. We MUST remember nothing Real can be threatened and nothing unreal exists. This explains why there is never a reason to fear because there is nothing to fear. Its just a tool ego uses to take over and control the mind.

    Let us not get side tracked with what doesn’t matter (details) but remember because only LOVE is Real, nothing else matters PERIOD.

    Peace and Blessings to you and yours!

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  3. Yes!!! I always get into arguments with people about this. I have colleagues that look down on homosexuals while at the same time gossip about others. I think about Proverbs 6:16-19 which says, “There are six things that Jehovah hates;Yes, seven things that he detests: Haughty eyes, a lying tongue, and hands that shed innocent blood, A heart plotting wicked schemes, and feet that run quickly to evil, A false witness who lies with every breath,And anyone sowing contentions among brothers.” Lying is the original sin. When Satan lied to Eve, it set off a chain of events that we are still suffering from. Lying is one of the most detestable things you can do and people do it every day not even thinking about it. 1 Corinthians 6:9,10 clearly outlines what is unacceptable but verse 11 says, “And yet that is what some of you were. But you have been washed clean; you have been sanctified; you have been declared righteous in the name of the Lord Jesus Christ and with the spirit of our God.” Someone that’s a homosexual is sinning just the same as a thief, a liar and a greedy person. The point is that with God’s mercy and forgiveness we can still be reconciled to God if we turn away from bad. Instead of seeing people as a lost cause we have to see them as God does, as lost sheep, and be moved with pity to try to help them.

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