What are God’s standards concerning homosexuality?
“You shall not lie with a male as with a woman; it is an abomination.”Leviticus 18:22
As addressed in the previous blog, it is important for us to look at context as we read God’s Word. Let’s not just jump onto the train of following rules or simply reading Scripture for an understanding of how things were. Instead let’s look at the differences/purposes behind these rules & regulations to determine whether or not they apply to us today. These following questions can be helpful to us: Continue reading
“…we don’t believe that homosexuality is a sin. Your parents are Christians who believe that the Bible is inspired by God, just like people are. And since the Bible is a living thing, it is in its very nature to evolve toward becoming more loving.” – Momastary (I Think Jesus’d Be Gay Or… No She Didn’t)
The writer is saying she doesn’t believe homosexuality to be a sin. Why? Because the Bible “evolves toward becoming more loving.” If, and please understand I’m emphasizing the “if”, the Bible is evolving to become more loving, we would have to accept the following statements: Continue reading
Where do we get our motivation to trust God? Do we believe it is a self made desire? How do we know the directions we should take? Who is the one we’re receiving direction from?
All good questions stemmed from Psalm 143. I’m not going to answer these questions here, but I’d encourage you to listen to the song Cause Me (Psalm 143) read the psalm and answer these questions for yourselves.
Why should I care about homosexuality? To answer this question I feel it is important to go back to the issue of order, particularly headship. Continue reading
The argument goes back and forth over whether homosexuality is a sin; and whether Christians should be accepting the union of two people of the same gender. The more conservative say it is wrong, while those of more liberal character view homosexuality as something that should be accepted whether you believe it to be right. The fight continues and hackles rise on a more consistent basis, especially after the recent Supreme Court ruling for gay marriage.
At this point I wonder if we as Christians are asking the wrong question. The question that should be raised is “why”. Why is homosexuality such an issue? Conservatives say, because God calls homosexuality a sin. Well, why would God even care? Continue reading
This blog was started as a challenge for Christians to engage our minds to search for the truth in what we believe, and why we believe it.
There are approximately 365 days in a year, 365 days to make decisions on what we will stand for and who we will stand with. In our day in age it is not uncommon to have many different points of views, beliefs, convictions. What is becoming less common among us as a society is not a lack of opinion, but lack of understanding.
Understanding is key to our convictions. If there is no firm reason for why we believe what we do, then it will be extremely easy to sway our beliefs to whatever the popular vote may be for today. Which calls into question, what are we really believing if we have been swayed? (Link to song: To and Fro)
If we haven’t done this already, let us begin to challenge ourselves to engage our minds 365 days a year. Let’s not just believe something. Let’s understand what we believe and why we believe it.