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religious pragmatism/social intolerance
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Last edited: Saturday, March 14, 2009
Posted: Tuesday, March 11, 2008

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who and what is acceptable to God

who and what is acceptable to God?

the concept of christian justification is very confusing to many as it requires a balanced view . many people in other to be balanced as it refers to upholding moral standards say justification pertains to been made right according to one's ability to live above sin and not been made acceptabe to God as you are. by simple explanation they mean some people are more acceptable to God than some , claiming grace means been acceptable to God for a straight person while changing to a gay person

a lot of people with an issue with thier sexuality believe they have to work twice as hard to be acceptable to God as it means dual conversion for then first to christ then to been straight! , coupled with the stigma they have to experience as individuals they now have to maintain this same double standard before God making life more unbearable .

why should some people be more acceptable to God than some when the same standard for salvation which is "faith" exist for both people or is there a special sinners prayer for gay people that first fixes them before converting them to christianity? or is it that some men have brought there own personal prejudice into christianity ? if they say the law of God condems it then are they saying that to be a christian you have to have attained to the moral standing of the law or have faith in jesus christ ? if this is an accertion then no one can be saved since all of humanity has fallen short as none of us mathes to perfection based on the moral standard of the law.

jesus has made both gay and straight acceptable to him because he had to abolish any law that could judge all that have faith in him , he has removed all judgement from us so we also should remove all judgement from one another .

we are no more under the law by choice of judgement not by personal perfection , we only place ourselves under the law when we us it to judge sin in others , when we do this we bring ourselves under the law of sin which also judges us (romans chapter 7) , we are all free from sin by been free from the law of sin not by attaining to sinlessness.

how then do we balance this message do we say that since we are not under the law of sin that the rapist and serial killer can continue ? of couse not we are saying that we are free from the experience of sin that can be done against us if we dont walk in condemnation , let me explain this in a simple story

a notorious serial killer kidnaped a lady from a shopping mall and pointed a gun at her and drove off with her , this lady kept telling him that she didnt hate him niether did God as christ had delivered him as well as her from the law that even if he killed her today that God wasnt holding it against him . the said man started weeping as he had never heard the gospel in that fashion , he dropped off the woman and drove himself to the police and confessed to all his crimes . the reason he couldnt commit the sin of murder against her was because she wasnt under the law of sin so his nature couldnt express itself towards her , had she judged him for his sin she wouldnt be alive today to tell the story as she would have brought her self under the power of his sin by judging him making any act he would have intended towards her have expression.

this is how we deal with sin and as we do so we will abide under Gods grace for ourselves as well as his protection from others who's paticular nature may be dangerous to us in it's expression .

been gay isnt distructive to other people neither is it harmfull , as long as it is consenting it cannot be judged by God as been an abomination since we are not under the law of sin

 

 

 

 

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