L G B T Q
We see it everywhere. If you do not know what it is yet it stands for Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, Transgender, Queer.
As a christian, often times we read those letters as they come across twitter, facebook, the news, etc and ….cringe. I am being blunt. I know many who literally cringe. Why? Because those who read their bible (Gods word) know what God says about those who “lie with man as a woman lies with man” (Leviticus 18:22, 20:13, Romans 1:26-27, Jude 1:7) THIS IS NOT AN ATTACK BLOG. For that is not how to win anyone over to the Lord. But I gave the verses to clarify that there is scripture about it. Nevertheless, we move on.
Just a note: Sin….is sin. No matter if done in secret or done out loud. No matter if it is stealing or killing. Sin is sin. All sins are equal in Gods eyes
Though we do not see it that way…that IS how He sees it.
The other day I read that a local church is fighting the state over transgender bathrooms being put in their church.The state was trying to pass a law that churches MUST allow transgender bathrooms. As I chatted back an forth with my friend about this we both came to the conclusion: complying could give the church an opportunity to witness to this community.
Isn’t that the heart of Christ after all? To find whatever way possible to reach a community for the Lord?
The questions we should ask is, “How can I reach the unreachable? How can I love the unlovable?”
This subject over the bathrooms, I know is controversial. As a Christian, and as an American Christian, we feel that the government is telling us how to do things in church and that is not “constitutional.” And many feel, that by allowing them in we are condoning their sin?
How many other people come into our church that are without sin? (Think about that!)
No! We are allowing them to come into our church to hear truth! To have the Holy Spirit speak to them about needing a Savior. That is our purpose. To lead others to Christ and help them Grow. No matter what life style they live. No matter what sin they hide or flaunt.
Church, our purpose is to worship God and bring Him glory all while leading others to the Lord. If we have that in mind then we are in right relationship with the Lord and doing the will of the Father. Then, when situations like this arise in our nation, we can respond with the heart of Christ. And maybe…just maybe we could show the world how they need Him by His love that flows through us to them.
The LGBTQ’s soul matters more then anything else. Let us show love to them. Let us show Christ love.
34 A new commandment I give to you, that you love one another: just as I have loved you, you also are to love one another. 35 By this all people will know that you are my disciples, if you have love for one another.”