Why does God hate Homophobia, not just fear of them but people hating Homosexuals and even seeking to physically harm them, He rejects this strongly, it is not acceptable because we are not to hate or maliciously hurt anyone, even our enemies, we are to Love them and do good to them. We remember we all have sinned and needed God’s grace and Mercy, Jesus died for us while we were still sinners, He suffered so we could be set free from punishment and from the slavery of sin. To say we haven’t sinned and so don’t need Salvation is calling God a liar.
So we can be very assured that God does not hate Homosexual people but He does reject and hate the evil they do and cause (see below) the same as He hates all evil, it has harmful consequences. We are to Hate evil too and to warn others in the Church when they continue to sin that they are in danger and this includes everyone who promotes and agrees with sinfulness because we are not to call good what God calls evil, such as the Homosexual lifestyle in all it’s forms. It is not Love to watch someone walk into Satan’s Trap and look the other way, it’s Apathy or fear of rejection, both are about self.
1Corinthians: 9-10 Do you not know that the unrighteous will not inherit the Kingdom of God? Do not be deceived. Neither fornicators, nor idolaters, nor adulterers, nor homosexuals, nor sodomites, nor thieves, nor covetous, nor drunkards, nor revilers, nor extortioners will inherit the Kingdom of God. (NKJV)
If our words of correction and warning are God’s Truth given in Love and for Love and even if they convict and others are angry or resentful, they are still good seeds, fleshy pride hates correction and so we need to pray that these seeds will bear good fruit in their lives and not be snatched away by Satan’s lies through man’s deception, even though these are often sugar coated and itching ears accept them readily.
Titus 2 :11 -15 For the grace of God that bringeth Salvation hath appeared to all men,Teaching us that, denying ungodliness and worldly lusts, we should live soberly, righteously, and Godly, in this present world; Looking for that blessed hope, and the glorious appearing of the great God and our Saviour Jesus Christ; Who gave Himself for us, that He might Redeem us from all iniquity, and purify unto Himself a peculiar people, zealous of good works. These things speak, and exhort, and rebuke with all authority. Let no man despise thee.
God warns us all not to continue to sin, or accept it as OK and so encourage it in ourselves or others, we are to have heart repentance, meaning choosing not to sin and so put our flesh to death by The Holy Spirit as Paul tells us in Romans 8 and other Scriptures, after sharing his battle with his flesh in Romans 7 and affirming that Jesus is the only way to have Victory. If we do sin it means we are not Born again, we are still in darkness but we can be forgiven if we have True repentance, Jesus is our Advocate. When we are Born again of God’s seed and perfected in Love, with the mind of Christ, we cannot sin (see scripture at end of message ) Salvation is a free gift but it is not fleshy works to seek to obey God.
We are to agree that we are dead to sin in Christ Jesus and set free from it’s bondage we are not say we will continue to sin and claim it’s OK because we are forgiven. ( see below) If we continue to sin we will reap what we sow and Eternal Separation from God our choice not His but we do need to know and recognize what sin really is and our weaknesses and shortcomings are not sin, including our doubts or confusion, unless they lead us to sin, this is the same with anger or fear but they all need to be resolved and in Jesus Christ we have all the answers and the healing we need, His Truth sets us free.
Jude 3: 1-7 Dear friends, although I was very eager to write to you about the Salvation we share, I felt compelled to write and urge you to contend for the faith that was once for all entrusted to God’s holy people. For certain individuals whose condemnation was written about long ago have secretly slipped in among you. They are ungodly people, who pervert the Grace of our God into a license for immorality and deny Jesus Christ our only Sovereign and Lord. Though you already know all this, I want to remind you that the Lord at one time delivered His people out of Egypt, but later destroyed those who did not believe. And the Angels who did not keep their positions of authority but abandoned their proper dwelling, these He has kept in darkness, bound with everlasting chains for judgment on the great Day. In a similar way, Sodom and Gomorrah and the surrounding towns gave themselves up to sexual immorality and perversion. They serve as an example of those who suffer the punishment of eternal fire.
But like us it is everyone’s own choice where they spend Eternity, with God or without Him, we can warn others but we can’t make anyone repent and turn from the evil they do and say, we can’t even pray that God will make them repent, He does not want Puppets but for us to choose to willingly to Love and obey Him and when we do He will empower us so we can.
He knows that all sin is a sickness in the flesh and that like Cancer eats away all the goodness in us until only evil is left but also that good and evil cannot co-exist and Love being the most powerful force in the Universe means when we Have Godly Love for Him and others and show this in our words and actions, Satan flees. As I was reading a daily News media on the Internet recently, it saddened me to read of a beautiful looking woman who wanted to be a man, this obsession started in her younger years, she has now had a hysterectomy and takes hormones to be one, but as we can see, her being in a man’s form did not come by Natural means it was man made and this is the same with men who want to be woman but regardless of what they take off or put in they are still the same sex they were Born.
What was interesting was the same story this woman told has been used by other Transsexuals including men who changed to woman, it seems to be passed around, or is it that all sin has a familiar ring, why is it wrong because God tells us it is.
Romans 1:24-27 Therefore God our Creator gave them over in the sinful desires of their hearts to Sexual impurity for the degrading of their bodies with one another. They exchanged the Truth about God for a lie, and worshiped and served the created things rather than the Creator who is the Lord and is to be praised forever Amen. Because of this, God gave them over to shameful lusts. Even their Women exchanged Natural sexual relations for Unnatural ones. In the same way the Men also abandoned Natural relations with Women and were inflamed with lust for one another. Men committed shameful acts with other Men, and received in themselves the due penalty for their wrong doing.
There is no Medical evidence of a person being Born a Homosexual, only what has been fabricated, Doctors will choose the sex of a Baby when it is born with both genitalia by their Hormones and will often but not always remove the bodily organ that is not in agreement with their findings, these Children normally mature well and live Heterosexual lives.
Homosexuality can be environmentally related, such as a girl wants to be like her brothers, or a boy wants to be like his sisters and so they will often pretend they are and mimic them or they are influenced strongly by a Parent wanting them to be the opposite gender when they were born and treating them as if they are this, or favoring one child because of their gender over another and also by the Parents own preferences and examples when their gender is not defined, sometimes it’s because of abuse from the opposite sex or because of forced encounters with Homosexuals when they were young and so they become confused as to their sexual identity and for others it’s just curiosity or for new thrills.
But what ever the reason a choice has been made to be something they were not Born, either male or female and to become a Homosexual choosing their own sex to mate with, or those with the same focus, Transvestites or Lesbians. They may also become Bi-sexual which spreads Aids even more rapidly, as the bacteria from the anus attacks the immune system and is passed on even to babies, over 30 million men , woman, babies and children are now suffering from Aids and Aids related conditions, some are fatal and many Homosexuals commit suicide in fear and because they have not found what they were looking for.
But God knows their hearts, He knows what motivated them to sin and why and He continues to Love them but longs for them to come to True heart repentance and choose to no longer do evil, so He can empower them not to sin and do good instead (see below) He wants to heal them and set them free from sin’s slavery and bondage, so they can be in fellowship with Him Eternally.
John 8:34-36 Jesus replied, “I tell you the truth, everyone who sins is a slave to sin. Now a slave has no permanent place in the family, but a son belongs to it forever. So if the Son sets you free, you will be free indeed
1 John 3:9 No one who is Born of God will continue to sin, because God’s seed remains in him; he cannot go on sinning, because he has been Born of God.
1 John 3:6-8 whosoever abideth in Him sinneth not: whosoever sinneth hath not seen Him, neither known Him. Little children, let no man deceive you: he that doeth righteousness is righteous, even as He is righteous.
1 John 2:4-6 He that saith, I know Him, and keepeth not His commandments, is a liar, and the truth is not in him. But whoso keepeth His word, in him verily is the Love of God perfected: hereby know we that we are in Him. He that saith he abideth in Him ought himself also so to walk, even as He walked.
Romans 6:18-20 Being then made free from sin, ye became the servants of righteousness.
Romans 6:22-23 But now being made free from sin, and become servants to God, ye have your fruit unto holiness, and the end everlasting life. For the wages of sin is death; but the gift of God is eternal life through Jesus Christ our Lord.
1John 4:16-17 And we have known and believed the Love that God hath to us. God is Love; and he that dwelleth in Love dwelleth in God, and God in him. Herein is our Love made perfect, that we may have boldness in the day of judgment: because as He is, so are we in this world.
1 John 5:18-20 We know that no one who is Born of God Sins; but He who was Born of God keeps him, and the evil one does not touch him. We know that we are of God, and that the whole world lies in the power of the evil one. And we know that the Son of God has come, and has given us understanding so that we may know Him who is true; and we are in Him who is true, in His Son Jesus Christ. This is the true God and eternal life.
Thank you for listening, may you all be greatly blessed of The Lord as you walk closely with Him – Christian Love in our Unity in Christ Jesus – Anne.