One of the biggest heresies in the modern Christian church is the assumption that Jesus of Nazareth, The Christ, is a god only of love. He is not. Of course He is angry every day with unrepentant sinners but He loves his adopted children; but He’s much more than that! He’s also a god of reason, order and righteous justice. Since He is righteous he cannot and will not allow unrepentant sinners into His kingdom but will banish them to everlasting torment.
To get off the broad, one-way road to Hell we should confess to God that we are sinners needing His grace for entrance into His heaven. Repenting means we make a 180° change from the sins the scriptures define as offensive to Him. Since He loves us we are then “justified” for entrance into his paradise. It occurs completely and totally by the will of God. No effort, action or attempt at being sinless by anyone has a part in receiving justification. But that’s not all. We’ve only just begun. A sincere, regenerated Christian seeks what Hebrews 12:14, calls “holiness.” It’s a setting apart of ourselves from the unjustified by the life long process called “sanctification.”
This attempt at personal holiness, or godliness, is the gradual cleansing of the mind, body and soul per 1 Thessalonians 5:23. Yet, because we’re sinful by nature we can never fully achieve it; still we are charged to reach for it. Just ask yourself this question: Why would God declare me justified yet after doing so I continue to live my life like I never received His justification? That’s a great question for gay Christians, or other professed members of the faith who continue to live like they never joined the faith from the end of a Sunday service right up to the beginning of the next! They just continue on lying, stealing, fornicating, coveting, gossiping, cheating, etc.!
Overcoming sin requires our inviting the Holy Spirit into our hearts and minds. This spirit, this “helper” has inspired alcoholics to stop drinking; the profane to speak virtuously, thieves stop stealing; gossips to go silent; liars to tell the truth; violent criminals turn pacifist.
1 Thessalonians 4:3, tells how God wants us to practice sanctification and coincidentally cites “avoiding sexual immorality” which once again brings me to the subject of pastors and preachers who practice the sinful LGBTQ lifestyle and by their conduct teach their flocks to ignore God’s definition of it as a sin.
Are they ignorant about sanctification or just refuse to teach it? Either way they lead others to eternal damnation and invite the extra personal punishment Christ promises for false teachers. He tells us how he will deal with all of them in Matthew 7:21-23.
Please don’t misunderstand. Gay’s professing to be Christians aren’t the only ones in trouble with the Lord. They make up only a tiny percentage of church membership. Were you aware that 50% of straight followers of the faith are in unrepentant sin such as divorce, or involved in an adulterous relationship or one of lots of other sinful conduct?
You see the life of a true Christian should be one that will make friends and family see you as a different person. In fact some of them may no longer want your company. That’s because being a holiness seeking member of the faith you wouldn’t want to do the things you now know God says is sinful. But those friends and family they still do. That’s why after studying Christ’s teachings one can come to only one conclusion: that being a “Christian Gay” a “Christian liar” a “Christian thief” is an oxymoron.
Dying as an unrepentant homosexual, or lesbian, likewise the rapist, murderer, liar, gossip, fornicator, thief, or sinner of any kind, all ends at the foot of His Great White Throne.
After kneeling before it (and the most strong willed, unrepentant sinners will kneel) unrepentant sinners might claim that their continued sinful lifestyle was the fault of someone or something else. Some might even claim that their conduct was hereditary but Christ will recognize that as a lie from Satan!
When all the pleadings for a second chance, all the rationalizations, alibis and claims for exemption are turned down Christ will order such sinners to do what they never really did in their earthly lives- declare that Jesus of Nazareth, the Christ is Lord over all! Then, because he is the god of justice He will command his angels to escort (and if need be) to drag every condemned one of them to the entrance of Hell and throw them in!
I hope that you attend a church where Christ’s teachings (all of them) are taught line by line, verse by verse out of obedience to Him. One like that truly has a genuine concern for your eternal destiny. It would be a place that wouldn’t make you feel comfortable in whatever sin you favor. Rather, it would make you examine yourself in the light of God’s teachings. It wouldn’t be one looking for ways to justify what He has told us is sin! If you attend one that does flee it!
To those in the LGBTQ lifestyle I beg you to repent and turn away from your sin! I realize that its popular to be called gay. Why, you have the state legislatures, the U.S. Congress, and the highest courts in the land supporting, even applauding you. Yet God considers it a most grievous sin. But there is salvation for you. 1 Corinthians 6:9-11, tells us there were those just like you who stopped clinging to this sin and became followers of the Messiah.
Above all don’t tell Christ he is your Lord and Master when you love this or that personal sin just a little bit more. Is it worth going to Hell for? Don’t settle for the false notion that “You’ve been saved to be lawless!”