GOD IS MY JUDGE NOT MAN "WHEN CHRISTIAN'S NEED TO LEAVE THE POLICING OF SIN TO GOD" Published December 19th 2013 By Xander Gibb
In the past few months I have become increasingly incensed by the outspoken audacity of some Christian's on the subject of Homosexuality. This came to a head yesterday when one of The Duck Dynasty guys, Phil Robertson was suspended for comments he made to G.Q Magazine which some feel where totally acceptable. Whilst I accept he had the right to say it, I did not agree with his comments.
Likening being gay to bestiality & saying things like: Start with Homosexuality & morph out from there. "Don't be deceived that neither adulterers, nor Idolaters, the male prostitutes, the homosexual offenders, the greedy, the drunkards, the slanderers, the swindlers, they wont inherit the kingdom of God. Don't deceive yourselves, its not right. A & E released a statement "We are extremely disappointed to have read Phil Robertson’s comments in GQ, which are based on his own personal beliefs and are not reflected in the series Duck Dynasty. His personal views in no way reflect those of A+E Networks, who have always been strong supporters and champions of the LGBT community. The network has placed Phil under hiatus from filming indefinitely."
After his suspension Robertson tried to backtrack by saying “I myself am a product of the 60s; I centered my life around sex, drugs and rock and roll until I hit rock bottom and accepted Jesus as my Savior. My mission today is to go forth and tell people about why I follow Christ and also what the bible teaches, and part of that teaching is that women and men are meant to be together.
However, I would never treat anyone with disrespect just because they are different from me. We are all created by the Almighty and like Him, I love all of humanity. We would all be better off if we loved God and loved each other.” Well thanks for that Phil! I really feel placated by your backtracking in order to save face & ratings. Care to offer any more insightful commentary on how Vagina's are so much better?
Funny how Sarah Palin weighed in on the topic in her usual self righteous attitude. It's not 5 minutes since she called for & got the resignation of Martin Bashir, due to comments he made about her. However abhorrent, maybe he was practicing his right to free speech, or is speech only free for those we deem it to be free for? Mrs. Palin your hypocrisy is showing again.
Whilst we all have the right of Freedom of Speech, we cannot blindly use that right & not be open to it's consequences. In this interview Robertson took it upon himself to police sin, which is God's job & not man's & in doing so he judged others which is also a sin. In pointing out the perceived sin of others we actually become sinners ourselves. Who gave any of us the right to judge each other on perceived sin?
Christians have become selective when ranting about the fact they feel The Bible says homosexuality is a sin. Is it any less or more of a sin that gambling, gluttony, greed, judgment, hate, pride, eating shellfish, wearing mixed fibers etc etc? No! Because The Bible teaches there is not grading in sin, so why do some try to highlight the perceived sins of others & police sin? surely the intolerance of Christians toward Homosexuals is in itself a sin?
Take the log from your eye and leave others to deal with the splinters they have in theirs. We cannot presume to simply point out what we feel is the error of someone's ways. When did we lose sight of our own salvation & our own right standing with God? Do we need to judge others to feel better about our own lack of good standing with our heavenly father?
Whether you like it or not, in these United States rights are afforded as a
part of Constitutional Equality. I hear so many Conservative Christian's talking about how imperative The Constitution is, so why pick & choose who gets those rights & freedoms that should be afforded equally. I am convinced there is a direct correlation between Same Sex Marriage being passed in so many places & the recent upsurge in Christian attacks on the L.G.B.T.Q Community
It really is time that as a nation we stopped judging & pointing out what we feel is lacking in others & get back to the the basic fundament of The Bible, which is Love. We have no right to be policing sin in the lives of others & stop the judgments. When remember that Love is Louder, we will maybe not have to be so concerned with the sins of others, & leave it to God to police sin.
Love & Peace, Xander.
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