Why I Stand With God

As I get older and older, I begin to realize just how corrupt our world is getting. Not only are we allowing same-sex marriage and abortions numbering into millions a year, we as Christians aren’t taking our stand against any of it, and therefore making ourselves fools in the eyes of God.

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If you are a Christian, that means you follow the Bible. Plain and simple. That doesn’t mean you can pick and choose the parts of the Bible you like, and leave out the rest. You follow THE WHOLE Bible. That means the verses against homosexuality, and murdering people. That means the verses that get right to the heart of the problem in your life. The verses about us being corrupt from the moment of conception. We are not so-called “good people” we are sinners. And in order for any of that to change, we must hand over our lives – and our sins – to God and ask him to forgive us.

With all the transgender and homosexuality problems going on in the world today, I am brought to think about things in a different way.

I am going to say things in the next few sentences that might make you angry. They might make you hate me. If that’s the case, unfollow me and unfriend me. I don’t care – I am standing with God, and that’s all that matters.

Being gay is wrong. 

 

God doesn’t agree with homosexuality. Jesus doesn’t agree with homosexuality either. 

People like to bring up the statement that Jesus never says anything in the Bible about being homosexual. Well, this is a misconception.

If you have ever read your Bible, you read in John 1:1-2:” In the beginning was the word and the word was with God and the word was God. He was with God in the beginning.” 

If the Word WAS God, and there is a Holy trinity of Three in One being, then everything that God says Jesus also says. Everything that is said in the Bible is God-breathed, and and useful for teaching, rebuking, correcting and training in righteousness. (2 Timothy 3:16). 

Homosexuality, being transgender or anything of the sort is WRONG in the eyes of God. It’s a sin. 

We are taught tolerance and acceptance in today’s day and age. We must like everyone and agree with what they do. But this is not how we should be. We should not just accept someone because the world’s standards tell us to. 

As Christians we must STAND WITH GOD. If we cannot do this, we have one foot in the world and one foot in the Kingdom. And this does NOT work. 

I am sick and tired of seeing Christians “bowing” to the ways of the world. We must be strong and courageous (Joshua 1:9) and not let what other people say and do stand in the way of what we KNOW to be true. 

God never promises that the road to being a follower of him will be easy: “everyone who wants to live a godly life in Jesus Christ will be persecuted” (2 Timothy 3:12). But he does promise us pretty good benefits if we stick to it, and that’s our mansion in Heaven.

So Christians, be strong. Don’t let the weight of what the world is telling you cause you to turn away from what you know to be true. 

Stand with God. And get great rewards. 

‘Well done, good and faithful servant! You have been faithful with a few things; I will put you in charge of many things. Come and share your master’s happiness!'” Matthew 25:23

***thanks to Pastor Mike for preaching on things so difficult, and teaching us to stand with God and not with the world.***

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  • I love that you aren’t afraid to stand up for what you know to be true, Ashley. I’m proud to be your mom. I remember sitting in an adult Sunday School class with Uncle Bub and hearing his talk about how things that weren’t accepted in the last generation become tolerated by the next, and then accepted by the next. This seems to be true nowadays with so many things. When I was fresh out of high school, these things were starting to go from being frowned upon to being tolerated, and now we’re at the age of acceptance. It’s a “slow fade” and I don’t think people even realize they are turning away from the words of Scripture.

  • Amen. It is hard to stand up for your beliefs when others label you as intolerant or homophobic. This was very brave of you.

    I agree heartily with everything you said. However, I don’t think that thinking that homosexuality is a sin automatically makes someone intolerant. ( I suppose it depends on how you define the word intolerant). I recognize that homosexuality is a sin and an abomination to God, but I also realize that I myself am nothing more than a sinner that the Lord had mercy on and saved by His grace. So I don’t judge other sinners, no matter what they are in. I don’t mistreat them or condemn them. That is not what Jesus did. Our God is a God of love. 1 John 4:8 says God is love. And John 3:17 says that God did not send His son into the world to condemn the world but to save it.

    I hope that when we confront this issue we can approach it with the same attitude that Jesus approached the samaritan woman in John chapter four. He realized that YES she was a sinner, but that was because she was thirsting for satisfaction. Now matter how much she sinned, she couldn’t find that satisfaction that every human being longs for. That is because God is the ONLY one who can quench our spiritual thirst. Instead of condemning her has a sinner, He offered Himself to her as a solution to her need for enjoyment and satisfaction.

    I hope that babbling makes some sense and is in someway encouraging. You encouraged me by standing up so bravely.