Category Archives: Sin

Yes, You Were Born That Way

They’re are two common arguments that are often used when discussing homosexuality, both of which are quite poor. From the homosexual’s side we often hear, “I was born this way,” or “Why would God make me like this if it was a sin?” On the flip side, we often hear the conservative Christian argue, “You’re not born gay. God doesn’t make people gay. People choose to be gay.” The thing is, however, is that they both right. And they’re both wrong.

The Christian is correct in that God didn’t make them gay and the homosexual is correct in that they were born gay. Here is the part both sides seem to miss. Everyone is born dead in trespasses and sin. It doesn’t matter if you were born gay. Homosexuality is a sin and you came into this world tainted with sin. Just because you were born that way doesn’t make it okay. Everyone was born that way, dripping in sin. We are all soaking in it and none of us get a pass. In fact there is nothing we can even do about it. Only the she blood of Jesus Christ on the Cross can wash away our sins and bring us to salvation.

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The world is a tempting place.  It dresses up evil real nice and says, “Look, this is good.  Enjoy it.”  And if you look around, you’ll notice that it’s largely succeeding.  What was once considered wicked is now considered wholesome.  But the world doesn’t get to define good and evil.  Only God gets that privilege.  No matter how normal something becomes, no matter how accepted something becomes, sin forever and always remains sin.  Even when it is called good.

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Was Jesus Christ a ‘Fag Enabler’?

A few days ago, reports surfaced that Westboro Baptist founder Fred Phelps had passed on.  Westboro Baptist had a knack for protesting funerals with an astoundingly hateful  rhetoric.  And yet, for a group so adamant that they were proclaiming Christ’s message, most likely would’ve declared Jesus to be a ‘fag enabler’ if he showed up today and started preaching.

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The problem with Westboro Baptist isn’t that they preached the law.  In fact, every Christian should preach the law to it’s fullest.  Westboro Baptist was absolutely correct when they said we deserved Hell and Damnation for our sins.  The problem, however, was that they completely missed the Gospel.  When they were out doing their pickets, they rightfully condemned you with your sin, but never ever lifted you up and offered repentance and forgiveness of those sins, even going so far as to condemn those who did.  Though they may not admit it, the Christ of Scripture was a ‘fag enabler’ in their eyes.  Their Christ only desired to watch you burn. 

The law cannot save you.  Only the shed blood of Christ on the Cross can do such works.  The death of Fred Phelps is a tragedy that should be mourned, not celebrated.  We can only hope that he came to know and understand Christ’s gospel and repent of his ways.

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