6:17 pm. Thursday, March 26, 2015. About thirty minutes ago, I posted the following comments on the ABC news website, in response to a massive onslaught of Christian bashing that is taking place, regarding a law that is present in Indiana that would allow a Christian business to not serve Gays or Lesbians.
The following is my post:
“It is interesting that those who claim that all Christians are bigoted, are really quite bigoted themselves. First, we must be honest, not all people are the same. It was not the entire Christian community that is discriminatory towards anyone. There are a few individual people who call themselves a Christian, who chose to discriminate for matters of their conscience. We cannot throw the entire gathering of those who follow Jesus into that category. In fact, most people who follow Jesus, do not discriminated against anyone.
If you will examine Jesus, you will notice that He was never prejudiced or bigoted towards any person. He ate with tax collectors, whores, and sinners. He defended adulterers and fornicators and those who were oppressed by government officials. He condemned the religious leaders of Israel for placing their traditions above the laws of God, which would grant mercy to anyone, regardless of what day it was.
However, when Jesus was in the company of sinners He also told them to turn from their sins or they would likewise perish. God has no toleration for sin. It ruins human life and it has made this planet into a place unfit for human beings. A homosexual is no greater sinner than the person who hates all religious people. Sin is an equal opportunity employer. All of us are lifetime members. This was the purpose for which Jesus came into the world, to die for sinners, so that we could be made perfect once again.
So when you condemn all Christians for the comments and positions of a few, you are placing yourself in the same category as the bigoted Christians who will not love or accept people because of their lifestyle. We can love people, even when we don’t like the things they do. This is how Jesus treated people. He came and lived amongst us, taught us, and was not afraid to enter the house of men and women whom the religious people of Israel would have nothing to do with. As He was in conversation with these people, He always encouraged them to turn from their sins and receive Him as their Savior.
Luke 13:3 I tell you, no; but unless you repent you will all likewise perish.
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