Jesse, good luck with that. I wouldn't suggest using your link when you give an account for your life to God. That's gonna be awkward.
Jesse, God created man and woman. Their sole purpose for being created was to love and honor God. He have them a choice to do so. When they sinned everything as it was designed changed. Fast forward to Matthew, out of sheer love and sacrifice, God sent Jesus to die on the cross as a sacrifice for any and all sins of everyone so that anyone who chooses to can have a relationship with Jesus which promises eternal life. When you have a relationship with God you won't feel like you've been set up for disaster. The reason you feel that way is because its impossible to have genuine peace in this world apart from the Creator of it. I know it all sounds crazy and its a lot of information but you've obviously tried things your way and how's that working? Purely rhetorical BTW. When you get really fed up and done trying on your own, sincerely give God a chance.
Alprova, I totally agree that homosexuality is not like pedophilia or beastiality. I don't want to force God on anyone. It happens to be my belief standard which in effect, determines how I view certain issues. I don't believe that anyone has to explain why they have their feelings and convictions about any particular issue. That goes for both sides of the argument. We all have the right to feel the way we do without having to attack each other personally or without provoking each other to argue.
Klifnotes, I almost agree. All sin. I give references to back up my statements. Could you give me the statistic you read that says professing believers break the laws MOST OFTEN? I find that hard to believe and would love to know where you found this information.
My personal beliefs on the issue of homosexuality. The bible teaches in at least 16 different verses that it is a sin. It is not a phobia. A phobia is a fear of something. I believe the term "homophobia" was strategically named to create the illusion of fear or misunderstanding on the part of those who don't subscribe to the idea. That being said, I do not hate or look down on those who are homosexual because I am not without sin myself. I do however recognize my wrongdoing as sin. Just like with any group of people, there are a few who represent the group as a whole poorly so don't assume all Christians hate those that they don't agree with. Below are 16 verses that directly address this topic.
Yeah, some people have a hard time acknowledging any sins. Rather than call it sin some attempt to overlook it or try to find loopholes. I really don't intend to have a debate with those I disagree with . As I stated before, I just don't want anyone to tell me to hide my Christianity if they aren't expected to hide their homosexuality.
Brenda, if you understood the bible rather than flippantly trying to use it against those who live by it you would know that Paul was pointing out that no one can keep the law and that believers are saved by Gods grace and sacrifice on the cross and not by works or by keeping the law.
Brenda, I'm not really picking up what you're putting down. Are you saying I'm a hypocrite? And if so, how? Standing for a belief isn't forcing it on someone. If nobody stood for their belief how would democracy work? No one would cast a vote in fear of being attacked for their thoughts. I'm stating how I feel, not trying to force you into agreeing with me.
Please don't try to explain the bible if you honestly don't attempt to fully know it. I'm as Christian as some of you are gay. It's who I am. Don't ask me to leave my Christianity at home unless you are expected to leave your homosexuality at home. God doesn't hate homosexuals. God clearly despises sin. Lying, cheating and according to the bible, homosexuality. If you choose to overlook certain things then it's absolutely your choice. And don't assume I'm judging you or have any type of fear or phobia of you. I'm not without sin myself. Don't hate me for who I am and I won't hate you for who you are.
Clay, maybe spend more time on comedic material and less on artistry. LAME