Friday, January 04, 2008

Thinking Compassionately about the Gay Agenda

A Canadain pastor in Saskatchewan has posted a really helpful thought on the oft repeated mantra of the gay community that homosexuality is an "orientation some people are born with". This post was refreshing as it avoided the tired arguements and/or rants most commonly seen on both sides of the issue.

Whether or not one is born with an inclination, Pastor Al argues, is no foundation for morality. The Bible is clear that all of us are born "in sin" and that the intents of our hearts are "wicked continually". This being the case, no christian should be concerned with the claim that a penchant for any sin is one "natural" to the person.

This is the whole christian message. Sin, since the fall described in Genesis 3 is "natural". All theft, envy, jealousy, kidnapping, murder, blasphemy, sexual sin etc., all come from this route.

The gay community needs our compassion and care, becasue they are being cruelly decieved by other sinful people, and through the scemes of the evil one, to accept sin not just as "natural", but as "good".

May we as a church be caring enough to confront this evil (the practice of decieving sinners to make them comfortable in their sin). But at the same time, may we be consistent and recognize that there are usually a number of hypocracies in our own ranks, that may in fact be equal to the deception on the outside. We live in a worldly church (generally speaking) that tolerates all manner of sinful and worldly behaviour, as long as it doesn't go to far!

But that is a great deciet. Sin has gone to far when it is allowed to thrive and live in our hearts. The smallest sin can keep you out of heaven, as James wrote, "do you not know that friendship with the world is hostility toward God? Therefore whoever wishes to be a friend of the world makes himself an enemy of God." (Jms 4:4). The Apostle John warned, "Do not love athe world nor the things in the world. If anyone loves the world, the love of the Father is not in him." (1 Jn 2:15).

2 comments:

That Canadian Guy said...

what upsets me is that people that are not Christians, and are not apart of the church, see groups like Westboro Baptist 'church' and assume that the way they act (ie: hateful) towards homosexuals is the way the majority of Christians think and feel. Isn't it true that extremeists always get the headlines!

C.W. Graham said...

is it ever. That is too bad. But I think Satan is doing all he can to bring ruin to the church's reputation.