I am very disturbed by the attitudes of “Christians” towards homosexuals. In 1 Corinthians 6:9-10 it states, “Do you not know that the unrighteous will not inherit the kingdom of God? Do not be deceived. Neither fornicators, nor idolaters, nor adulterers, nor homosexuals, nor sodomites, nor thieves, nor covetous, nor drunkards, nor revilers, nor extortioners will inherit kingdom of God.” Let’s just see what the Biblical definition, or what God thinks, of all these various terms.
Fornictors – sex outside of marriage.
Idolaters – the worship of idols or excessive devotion to, or reverence for some person or thing. An idol is anything that you love more than Jesus.
Adulterers – a married person who has sex with someone who is not that person’s wife or husband. Matt 5:28 says, “…whoever looks at a woman to lust for her has already committed adultery…” This applies to both men and women. This also applies to those who watch porn and masturbate.
Homosexuals – a person who has sex with someone of the same gender.
Sodomites – In context this applies to males who submit to other males for sexual gratification. It also applies to anyone who engages in anal intercourse whether they are male or female.
Thieves – one who steals (well, duh). This also applies to anyone who takes anything that does not belong to them. Here are some examples; long lunches, office material that somehow finds its way to your home, cheating on your taxes, receiving too much change, and copyright infringement (downloads of music, copying copyrighted material [no matter how great a teaching it is], you know the usual things Christians steal and think nothing of it).
Covetous – desiring more, eager for gain, great desire to possess something typically belonging to someone else. Also known as greed. When’s the last time you heard a sermon on “greed” in our capitalistic society?
Drunkards – someone who is intoxicated from alcohol or high from drugs (not that there are any Christians who do this).
Revilers – abusive language, slanderous, evil speaking. This would include anybody anywhere who uses derogatory language toward any single individual, group of individuals or different belief system. Here’s some examples; towelheads, queers, n-word, honkies, Mary worshippers, spick, and many others. Also refers to the way it’s said. Example: “All these illegal immigrants are destroying our Country.” or “All these Muslims present a threat to America.” Now we know no “Bible Believing” Christian would ever commit this sin.
Extortioners – one who obtains something from another by force, intimidation, or undue or illegal power. This also includes the threat, whether implied or actually said, of withholding emotional support or twisting scripture to get your way.
There are additional lists in1 Corinthians 5:9-13 and Galatians 5:19-21. Be aware of what happens many times when you read the New Testament. You will see yourself in there. That’s the idea behind it, for YOU to see what YOU need to work on. It’s like a mirror (James 1:22-25).
I have seen the following articles:
Michigan business owner (car mechanic) refuses to serve gay people
Indiana Pizza shop won’t serve gays
Christian Baker who closed her shop rather than serve gay couples
Christian Florist Fined $1000 for Not Serving Gays
Bakery Fined $135k for refusing to serve Gay Wedding UPDATE – 08/27/15 – Same couple sends 10 cakes to LGBT groups. That’s the way to win them.
The list goes on and on. It is very apparent from 1 Corinthians 6:9-10 that the list is quite complete. Neither fornicators, idolaters, adulterers, homosexuals, sodomites, thieves, people who covet, drunkard, revilers, and extortioners. So, for example, when they (“Christians”) give service to people, do they ask them if they are fornicating, or were adulterers, or are they thieves, or do they get drunk, or do they extort people? I’m thinking probably not. I have NEVER one time had a mechanic ask me if I’m an adulterer, fornicator, homosexual or get drunk. NOT ONE TIME. When I have ordered a cake, never had them ask me these questions either. When I order flowers have I been asked? Nope, not then either. Pizza, they ask delivery, pick up, cash or credit card.
I’m confused how “Christians” (who refused service) are showing the love of JESUS? Here’s another question that’s bothering me. How does this attitude fulfill the first two commandments that JESUS gave us, Matthew 22:36 “Teacher, which is the great commandment in the law?” Jesus said to him, “‘You shall love the Lord your God with all your heart, with all your soul, and with all your mind.’ This is the first and great commandment. And the second is like it: ‘You shall love your neighbor as yourself.’ On these two commandments hang all the Law and the Prophets.” Mark 12:28-31, Then one of the scribes came, and having heard them reasoning together, perceiving that He had answered them well, asked Him, “Which is the first commandment of all?” Jesus answered him, “The first of all the commandments is: ‘Hear, O Israel, the Lord our God, the Lord is one. And you shall love the Lord your God with all your heart, with all your soul, with all your mind, and with all your strength.’ This is the first commandment. And the second, like it, is this: ‘You shall love your neighbor as yourself.’ There is no other commandment greater than these.” You do notice the words “There is no other greater commandment than these.”? Doesn’t that mean that these two commandments are greater than Leviticus 18:22 and Leviticus 20:13? By the way, if we’re going to keep these two commandments in Leviticus, we have 2 down and over 600 more to go. And we have been told there are only 10.
Now I’m sure that these “religious people”, as all “religious people” do, defend their hate by saying that their love for God forbids them from following the second commandment. Not a very good defense considering what 1 John 3:15-18 says, “Whoever hates his brother is a murderer, and you know that no murderer has eternal life abiding in him. By this we know love, because He laid down His life for us. And we also ought to lay down our lives for the brethren. But whoever has this world’s goods, and sees his brother in need, and shuts up his heart from him, how does the love of God abide in him? My little children, let us not love in word or in tongue, but in deed and in truth.” Did you notice how the word “hates” and “murderer” are brought to the same level? In 1 John 4:20-21 says, “If someone says, “I love God,” and hates his brother, he is a liar; for he who does not love his brother whom he has seen, HOW CAN HE LOVE GOD WHOM HE HAS NOT SEEN? And this commandment we have from Him: that he who loves God must love his brother also.” So apparently anyone who “hates” others is also a “liar” and a “murderer”. But I’m sure that no BIBLE BELIEVING CHRISTIAN anywhere is going to take a stand that “compromises the Word of God”. They are great believers in “the uncompromising Word of God”. The reason that we know that they stand for “the uncompromising Word of God” is because they say it constantly! Over and over you’ll hear them make that statement. And anyone who says one thing yet conducts their life the exact opposite of what they say, are referred to as “hypocrites”. That’s an unfounded accusation used against Christians all the time. Well, maybe not always unfounded.
I’m so thankful that the “Christian leaders” of our nation are leading us in the way that we should go. Because as “leaders” they are the ones who set the example for what the followers should do.
Hopefully, you the reader, can hear the sarcasm in these words. If not, then the next time I’ll just have to use stronger words.
We must always bear in mind that the “rank and file” Christians are just doing what they’ve been told by their “leaders” to do. And unfortunately, they depend upon “leadership” to show them the truth. Just bear that in mind the next time you hear some ridiculous words come out of a Christian’s mouth. They are only talking and acting like they’ve been ”trained”. And now you know that when JESUS said in Matthew 15:14, “… they are blind leaders of the blind. And if the blind leads the blind, both will fall into a ditch.” you’ll know that those words are still being fulfilled over 2,000 years later.
History records the words of a man who once said, “I would have been a follower of Christ if it hadn’t of been for the Christians.”
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With Love, Cincinnati Christian
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