(21) Because that, when they knew God, they glorified him not as God, neither were thankful; but became vain in their imaginations, and their foolish heart was darkened. (22) Professing themselves wise, they became fools, (23) And they changed the glory of the uncorruptible God into an image like to corruptible man, and to birds, and beasts, and creeping things. (24) Wherefore God also gave them up to uncleanness through the lust of their own hearts, to dishonour their own bodies between themselves. (25) Who changed the truth of God into a lie, and worshipped and served the creature more than the creator, who is blessed forever, Amen. (26) For this cause God gave them up unto vile affections: for even their women did change the natural use into that which is against nature: (27) And likewise also the men, leaving the natural use of the woman, burned in their lust one toward another; men with men working that which is unseemly, and receiving in themselves that recompense of their error which was meet. (28) And even add they did not like to retain God in their knowledge, God gave them over to a reprobate mind, to do those things which are not convenient. ( Romans 1:21-28 KJV)
I have a question to ask for all those who will read this. Where do you stand? Where do you stand when it comes to the things of God? Or better yet, maybe I should ask this. Whose side are you on. Whether we realize it or not we stand on a side even if we open not our mouths. It’s when we choose to remain silent that we stand on the side of fear. June is fast becoming known as LGBTQ pride month. This blog may come across as judgemental, but frankly I don’t care anymore. Nor will I apologize or be made to feel bad about standing on the word of God. LGBTQ supporters don’t feel bad about calling believers bigoted. When they stand up for what they believe in. Their called brave and heroic. When Christians stand on what we believe in. We’re called hateful and judgemental. Enough is enough! It’s ironic that we’re told not to shove our beliefs down their throats, but I can’t turn on my TV without seeing shows like I am Jazz and other shows about transitioning and all these gay pride parades. Don’t you think that we believers think that you are also shoving your beliefs down our throats. If you’re going to stand up for what you believe. Then I will stand for what I believe.
(22) Professing themselves to be wise, they became fools. (23) And they changed the glory of the uncorruptible God into an image made like to corruptible man, and to birds, and fourfooted beast, and creeping things.
Isn’t this interesting? Paul tells us that they profess to be wise, but instead they became fools. Any time we deviate from the true will of God we become fools. I’m not just referring to the LGBTQ community either. This is for all of us who seem to think that our way is better than that of God’s. We become fools when we protest against him over that which is not natural in the first place. The scripture says that they changed the glory of the uncorruptible God into the an image like to corruptible man. In other words Paul is telling us that they try to bring God down to their level. They want to turn a uncorruptible God corruptible. So they challenge his word, they persecute any one who stands on his word. They try to paint a picture of an unloving God. Their biggest argument they use is that love is love. They claim to be standing on the side of love and equality. If that is the case then why is their so much hate towards Christians who choose to stand on the word of God. Here’s the thing. I can’t call my self a child of God and see you heading into destruction and not try to warn you. You can hate me all you want, call be bigoted and judgemental. What you won’t be able to do, however is say that I let you walk blindly into the fire. I had a conversation with a friend not too long ago and this person was in a relationship that was not going anywhere. I told her that she wanted a relationship with someone who is married so therefore there was no future in it. I can’t call you my friend yet watch you walk into something God never intended for you to walk into. How would it look if I see that you’re about to drive off a cliff, yet I keep silent and say to myself it’s not my problem and turn my head. If I keep silent about what God words says. I might as well just watch you drive off of a cliff.
Woe to them that call evil good, and good evil; that put darkness for light and light for darkness; that put bitter for sweet, and sweet for bitter! (Isaiah 5:20 KJV)
The scripture says woe unto them that call evil good, and good evil. So what is evil? Evil is anything is immoral and malevolent; it’s wicked, bad and sinful. A lot of people may argue well what’s so evil about love? Nothing if you use it in its proper context. Yes, God created us to show love towards one another. However, we were not created to show a romantic type of love to that of the same-sex. That is an unnatural type of love. God told Adam and Eve in Genesis 1:28 Be fruitful and multiply, and replenish the earth. He also told Noah and his sons in Genesis 9:7 And you, be ye fruitful, and multiply; bring forth abundantly in the earth, and multiply therein. How can we multiply and replenish the earth if we choose that which is unnatural in the eyes of God. Remove one either male or female and we couldn’t reproduce. Some may argue with the advances of science we could still reproduce. I argue not without the egg and not without the sperm.Remove one of the sexes from this earth. I let you choose which and I guarantee you that this world would die out.
Where do you stand in these perilous times. To stand with the world is to stand against God. Sometimes we can’t please people and please God at the same time. Sooner or later were going to have to make a choice. Do you stand up for God even if it means you stand alone? Even if you are persecuted for your faith. To the LGBTQ community I choose to stand on the side of God. However, that does not mean I will turn my back on you when I see that you have a need. I will show you compassion and will treat you as human because you are. I will not tell you that God hates you, because he loves you very much. He may hate what you stand for but he will never hate you (God hates some things in my life as well) I will not let anyone hurt you if it’s in my power to prevent it, but I will never agree with this lifestyle. I choose to stand on the side of God.
Where do you stand?