“LGBT Christianity”?!? – Who said what?!?

With regards to sex, marriage, family and social life, would you pay attention to what Jesus said? Or rather what “other experts” are saying?

In the days of Jesus, there were the Pharisees and Sadducee with their teaching and doctrine about marriage and social life, and yes they were busy counting monies too.

In our days, we have all sorts of sex guides, sex gurus and blogs about sex and social life. Yes even celebrities and head of states are talking about sex.

End of the day, who is listening to who and what?

The recent big wave about LGBT and the same-sex marriage ruling in the U.S have indeed brought to light an important point about people’s choice with regards to teachings and doctrines about sex and marriage.

 

Apparently most of us Christians have over-looked our rather did not concern too much about what sort of understanding and perceptions have been circulating among known Christian communities.

Perhaps it’s time to pay attention.

What “Christian” theologians and denominational leaderships had been teaching and adopted as “Christianized” doctrine on sex and marriage.

Surprised? We’ve just awaken to reality actually.

Yes I am referring to theologians and ordained ministers who are redefining “sin” – to claim that homosexuality is not sin.

One of the most hilarious – “sexual-orientation is human desire, nothing wrong with that”. Indeed but what does our human desire leads to?

Then desire when it has conceived gives birth to sin, and sin when it is fully grown brings forth death. (James 1:15)

Imagine a man standing outside the bank with the desire and intention to rob the bank. Sure he has not done it, just thinking about it and planning how to do it!

Surprised? We’ve really just awaken to reality with “Christianized” teaching on sex and relationship.

 

We had been warned since the days of Jesus –

46 “Why do you call me ‘Lord, Lord,’ and not do what I tell you? 47 Everyone who comes to me and hears my words and does them, I will show you what he is like: 48 he is like a man building a house, who dug deep and laid the foundation on the rock. And when a flood arose, the stream broke against that house and could not shake it, because it had been well built. 49 But the one who hears and does not do them is like a man who built a house on the ground without a foundation. When the stream broke against it, immediately it fell, and the ruin of that house was great.” (Luke 6:46-49)

When Jesus preached that, He was expecting people to make a firm decision by whose teaching and doctrine should we live.

When Jesus preaches that, He was expecting us to check the desires and intentions of our hearts.

On the one hand Jesus was warning against those who had no desire and intentions to follow His teaching, even when they kept coming back to receives their blessing and miracles.

On the other hand, it’s a message of encouragement for those who kept the words of Jesus in their hearts and minds with great respect and with every intention to do it.

 

When Jesus preached that, He was actually asking a direct question “so are you going to listen to me?”

 

Jesus did preach and taught about sex, marriage, family and social life.

Lest we forget, the Scribes, Pharisees, Sadducee and lawyers were constantly raising questions to Jesus about sex and marriages. Yes they did! Just that records of the Gospels did not disclosed too much detail into personal lives of individuals.

What was disclosed about Jesus’ responses are instructional and directional – “instructional” as it set the boundaries preventing trespassing against the will of God, “directional” as in what we do with Jesus’ teaching will determine where we are heading.

Remember the Pharisees who asked to Jesus if is it was alright to divorce? What do you think was their intentions? These Pharisees were supposed to be spiritual guides of their time; do they not know the law of God?

Remember the teachers of the law and Pharisees who brought to Jesus a woman caught in adultery? What were their intentions then?

Remember the Samaritan woman at the well, Jesus said go call your husband. She had 5 ex.

 

Fact is Jesus did teach about sex, marriage, family and social life. Question is “are we listening?

Yes indeed through Jesus we have forgiveness, but least we forget this same Jesus also said “Go and sin no more”, and He preached “repent for the kingdom of God is at hand”.

 

It is highly disturbing to note “Christians” indulging in sins of homosexuality claiming their “faith” and references to “theologians” and “ordain ministers” who taught “homosexuality is not sin”!

If “sin” is no more sin as these identified groups of theologians and ordained ministers would claimed and teach about, what else is not sin? Will they change God’s call for repentance?

Now this is a serious time for reflections and soul searching.

 

If we identify with Christ –

1. to whom should we listen to?

2. to whom do we base our faith?

3. to whom are we accountable to?

 

For no one can lay a foundation other than that which is laid, which is Jesus Christ. (1 Corinthians 3:11)

 

We had been warned by Jesus and His appointed Apostles – be careful how we live!

We had been warned by Jesus and His appointed Apostles – to whom are we listening to!

We had been warned by Jesus and His appointed Apostles – are we applying the teachings of Jesus in our life?

We had been warned by Jesus and His appointed Apostles – do we have any intentions and desires to actually do His will and act upon the word of God?

 

Now again, let’s consider what Jesus said –

46 “Why do you call me ‘Lord, Lord,’ and not do what I tell you? 47 Everyone who comes to me and hears my words and does them, I will show you what he is like: 48 he is like a man building a house, who dug deep and laid the foundation on the rock. And when a flood arose, the stream broke against that house and could not shake it, because it had been well built. 49 But the one who hears and does not do them is like a man who built a house on the ground without a foundation. When the stream broke against it, immediately it fell, and the ruin of that house was great.” (Luke 6:46-49)

Like the days of Jesus when the disciples had to choose between the Scribes, Pharisees, Sadducee and lawyers, we have to choose as well.

Lest we forget, it was Jesus who shed His blood to redeem us.

Lest we forget, it is Jesus who is the source of our salvation.

Lest we forget, Jesus is the way to eternal life.

 

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