Days of Lot : LGBT Couple to Marry on Top of Float at Rose Bowl Parade
|Joey Reinert shakes hands with spectators during San Francisco's 43rd annual Gay Pride parade on Sunday, June 30, 2013. (AP Photo/Noah Berger)|
America continues to "progress" and the world cheers on this type of "progress".
Sorry, I can't celebrate with the happy couple. Does this make me a bigot? No, I don't know the couple and if I met them I would not condemn them. Jesus did not condemn the adulteress women he prevented from stoning, but told her, "go and sin no more". The message of the cross is not condemnation, but hope, love and forgiveness.
"For God sent not his Son into the world to condemn the world; but that the world through him might be saved." (John 3:17)
The world already stood in condemnation and judgment before Christ came and that is still true today and applies to all, not just those who call themselves "gay".
The gospel is a life line from that condition and is available to any who will simply believe.
As Christians, we are called to love our neighbors, but that doesn't mean condone any and all ungodly lifestyles, because in fact, that would not be love.
My bible says that sin is still sin, and that means sodomy is still sodomy, no matter how the world dresses it up or celebrates it. Phil Robertson understands that. (Where are all of the Pastors making a stand with Phil incidentally?)
The world hates those that tells them, that warns them, that their lifestyles are ungodly, that in fact, like the rest of us, they are sinners in need of the Savior.
"For the preaching of the cross is to them that perish foolishness; but unto us which are saved it is the power of God." -1 Corinthians 1:18