Tuesday, December 28, 2010

Flagged Post in Rejection of Scripture....

Someone flagged my post about homosexual sin on Facebook because the did not agree. Seriously...if we call ourselves Christians, how can you throw out so much of the Bible and then "flag" someone because you don't want to face the truth of God's Word?

I'll continue the conversation (and end it) here....for background info, see the "flagged" post on my wall. Unfortunately (much to Satan's desires), I can't post this on Facebook, but I CAN post this on my blog. Below is my last comment for those who can see this via Facebook....


The bedroom is not the only place the sin takes place...by living out that unrighteousness in daily life (with two same-sex adults acting as though they are a married man and woman...which is very much against God's laws), they are accepting and promoting the sin that God abhors! The child will likely grow up, accepting the sin that took place in front of him while being raised in a home where homosexual marriage is considered right and normal (if you so feel to give into that sinful urge), and thus the sin becomes commonplace and acceptable...and Jesus becomes rejected (in most cases...not all...but most).

The root of the matter I see is this: Your interpretation and my interpretation is totally irrelevant. The only thing that is relevant is God's intention, which is clearly revealed in His Word. It seems to me that many who name the name of Christ are more interested in trying to get by with as much they can with out crossing some moral line, rather than seeking to honor God by pursuing holiness. If we are pursuing holiness, we will speak the truth in love. Jesus Himself loved the sinner and hated the sin.

If you followed our family's ministry at abortion clinics, you would see that when we encounter fornication, adultery and *much* other sin when talking to these girls seeking abortions. Even though we are there to win them for Christ (and to save babies doomed to die), we still speak the truth in love. You would probably be surprised at their reactions. Some, yes, react offensively, but some also see our sincerity and see our desire to encourage them toward salvation in Jesus and obedience to His Word. Coating the message in God’s love does make a difference, and brings repentance! All Believers were once sinners and have experienced the saving grace of Jesus. But had we not heard that truth, we would all still be sitting in our sin.

God's Word never promised that we will receive a positive reaction from those whose actions we are speaking out against. In fact we are told to expect quite the opposite. In fact, Jesus said in Matthew 10 that He did not come to bring peace, but a sword instead. We are to expect opposition if we are speaking the truth. Look at Jesus’ words...


“For I came to SET A MAN AGAINST HIS FATHER, AND A DAUGHTER AGAINST HER MOTHER, AND A DAUGHTER-IN-LAW AGAINST HER MOTHER-IN-LAW; and A MAN'S ENEMIES WILL BE THE MEMBERS OF HIS HOUSEHOLD. He who loves father or mother more than Me is not worthy of Me; and he who loves son or daughter more than Me is not worthy of Me. And he who does not take his cross and follow after Me is not worthy of Me. He who has found his life will lose it, and he who has lost his life for My sake will find it. The Reward of Service: He who receives you receives Me, and he who receives Me receives Him who sent Me."

Jesus' speaking the truth in love caused some of his disciples to "…walk no more with him" and even resulted in division among his Jewish friends (John 6: 66; 7: 43). Speaking the truth in love resulted in Stephen being murdered by a mad mob (Acts 7). I choose to follow God’s Word and speak the truth that He has clearly spoken about (for and against) in the Bible. Peace and acceptance from others on this earth is not promised, so speaking out against evil is not popular, but I choose God’s way...to speak the truth in love and accept the criticism and judgment that might follow.

Ephesians 4:25
“Therefore, laying aside falsehood, SPEAK TRUTH EACH ONE OF YOU with his neighbor, for we are members of one another.”

Ephesians 4:14-15:
“As a result, we are no longer to be children, tossed here and there by waves and carried about by every wind of doctrine, by the trickery of men, by craftiness in deceitful scheming; but speaking the truth in love, we are to grow up in all aspects into Him who is the head, even Christ.”

Again, Heather, you and I differ on one main point. Accepting sin in the name of human feelings/beliefs vs. Pursuing the holiness that God has called us to live. Speaking out is not a sin, as long as it is done in love. – Lisa Metzger


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7 comments:

Bethany said...
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Lisa K said...

Keep quoting the scripture Lisa! There is a reason after why God made the first two humans ADAM AND EVE afterall ;-)

Lisa K said...

OOPS - I meant to say There is a reason afterall why God made the first two humans ADAM AND EVE ....

Bethany said...

Deleted my former comment because it had to do with the name mix up confusion. lol

Anyway, just wanted to post one final word so that no one reading this will see all these deleted posts and think I'm posting hateful things or something! yikes!

I respect your beliefs and admire your passion. I totally agree that we shouldn't just accept the sin. There is a lot of sin in the world right now. Sometimes its easy to get caught up in the media and society around us. Getting back to the scriptures is important!

Lisa (Lively) Metzger said...

Bethany,

Thanks! Saw that! I deleted my response, as well. TOO CONFUSING!

On a funny note (while on the subject of pregnant brains)....I was at the chiropractor today and I told the chiro that my left hip was really hurtint, while all the time I was pointing to my right hip. He just kept asking me, "Your LEFT hip", to which I responded, "Yes." It took him three times of repeating it until I figured out that I was saying left instead of right. Geesh!

~ Lisa

Jamie said...

Keep speaking the truth in love. Sometimes the truth hurts but we never know how the Lord might use the "seed" that was planted. Thanks for living boldly for Him.

Bethany said...

Lisa - Yes that sounds like good ol' pregnancy brain! I did a lot of silly stuff through my pregnancies. Usually it involved losing things that were in plain sight. ;)