Love the sinner NOT the sin


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There’s has been much controversy about the LGBT agenda… Some are for it and some are against it. It is clear in the Bible that God made us Male and Female and homosexuality is clearly forbidden as taught in the Scriptures. Yet, today we are not talking so much about what the Bible says is wrong with being gays and lesbians. I want to discuss about how we relate to the people involve in such activities.

While most LBGT accused us Christians as being intolerant and unloving saying that we despise them and treat them as outcast of our society. I want us to reflect on the life of Jesus and see how he relates to the sinners. We should be following the example of Christ. I entitled my blog “Love the sinner NOT the sin… Isn’t that what Jesus did for us as well? But before I dive into this topic I would like to clarify that loving someone DOESN’T MEAN that we accept what he/she does to be right.

Jesus loved us despite our sin, but that doesn’t mean He closes His eyes to our sin and says, “Hey buddy, you can continue to do whatever you like because I accept you and love you as you are..” No, no that’s not what Jesus did…

Remember the incident when a group of Pharisees caught a woman in the act of adultery and brought her to Jesus saying, “Teacher, we found this woman in the act of adultery, and the law of Moses allow us to stone her to death, what than do you say?” But Jesus kept quiet and continue to draw on the floor, when the Pharisee pressed Jesus for an answer, he finally stood up and say, “Let him who is without sin, cast the first stone at her”. After hearing theses words, every one left including the Pharisees. When the woman was left alone with Jesus, He asked the woman, “Woman, where are they, has no one condemn you? The woman replied, “No one sir.” Jesus answered, “Neither do I condemn you, now go your way and sin no more”. (John 8:1-11) 

Jesus accepts the sinner as they are. When He called Zaccheus and found him on the tree, saying “Zaccheus, hurry and come down, for today I must stay at your house.” And he hurried and came down and received Him gladly. And when they (the Pharisees) saw it, they all began to grumble saying, “he has gone to be the guest of a man who is a sinner.” And Zaccheus, stopped and said to the Lord, “Behold, Lord half of my possessions I will give to the poor, and if I have defrauded anyone of anything, I will give back four times as much.” And Jesus said to him, “Today, salvation has come to this house, because he, too is a son of Abraham, For the Son of Man has come to seek and save that which was lost.” (Luke 16 4:-10)

The heart of Jesus is that He is always seeking out the lost and He loves them just as they are, but just like the incident of the adulterous woman, Jesus tells her to go and “Sin no more”. Jesus still does have to deal with our sins even as He loves and accepts us.

Now back to our dealings with the guys and lesbians. We are not saying that we hate them, as what most of the gays and lesbians thinks that we do. No we don’t hate them, we just don’t agree with their lifestyle. We just need to love and accept them just as Christ loved and accepts us despite our sins and continue to pray for them, that eventually the love of Christ will transform them to change. Remember it is not us who cause them to change, it is the work of Jesus and the power of the Holy Spirit to bring about the conviction and transformation. Our part is just to be the instrument of God’s love to them.

Serving with you in His Kingdom with love;
Princess Michelle –
Beloved Daughter of the Most High King

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