Thursday, March 28, 2013

I can't lift a stone to throw...

I don't usually delve very deep on my blog, but my heart was heavy today.   All of the talk of equity laws for marriage have brought up a lot of opinions, soap boxes, preachers, haters, and hypocrisy.

Christians have done a terrible job of handling homosexuality.     Some even go so far as to say that "God Hates Gays".   That's not what my Bible teaches.    We think we're big if we say we "Hate the sin but love the sinner".    I've heard a lot of people say that "homosexuality makes them sick to their stomach"... I get that, but... how often is your stomach turned over your Own sin?  Do you (do I?) Hate the sin in your/my own life?

I'm no politician, so instead of making a statement to the world on my opinions, this is all I have to say:


Christians, let's try hating our own sin first

9 comments:

Anonymous said...

Thank you!

:)

Mark and Rebekah said...

Amen Joia. I definitely agree with you! Love you!

The Woodfords said...

You hit the nail right on the (my) head! Thanks for sharing that, Joia, you're absolutely right!! One of the hardest things in my life, I think - to see my own sin, first!

Love you,
Steph

Mark Woodford said...

Thanks Joia, I guess maybe I have said something similar in a more general sense before but I don't think I've thought about it so close to home. Thank you for the reminder. I love you and I am proud of you. Your bro.

Debbie said...

Well said, Joia. Well said.

Mom W. said...

You got that right honey!! Good for you speaking up!! Lots of work to do at home...

Bruce Woodford said...

Thanks Joia!
This reminds me of a book (I think by Maxc Lucado)...the title was written in the second person but I like it better in the first...
"God loves me just the way I am, but He loves me too much to leave me that way, He wants me to be JUST LIKE JESUS!"

May we ever display the grace of God to others which was so richly displayed to us in Christ at Calvary!

Lots of love, Dad

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