Gay Straight Or Purple

Gay Straight Or Purple

This post might single-handedly be the most controversial post I will ever write. Why? Because our culture and much of “The Church” likes to put a greater emphasis on certain topics than others. – This is one of them.

A Few Things Before I Start:

1. I have dear friends who are gay.

2. I have multiple family members who are gay.

With those things being stated beforehand, I need everyone to realize that I don’t “hate” or “despise” anyone who claims to be gay, or of any other sexual orientation different from mine.

Why? Because it would be highly ignorant and hypocritical of me to do so.

But, this doesn’t mean I wont stand for my beliefs and proclaim The Gospel of Jesus Christ. 

All throughout scripture we see Jesus proclaiming a Gospel of LOVE and GRACE, but for some reason today’s society likes to ignore that when dealing with this topic. The so-called “Christians” of today have done a horrible job at dealing with this, and it’s sad to see our world’s view of Christianity be known as: The people with the signs that say “God Hates Fags.” (It makes me sick!)

Really America? Really Christians?

It frustrates me to the point of tears knowing that some of my friends or family members think I might hate them – All because of how a small group of so-called “Christians” are choosing to display their so-called faith.

I’m 100% positive that the course of action these people are taking goes against EVERYTHING The Bible calls us to resemble.

  • GRACE
  • LOVE
  • MERCY
  • HOPE

And if you think I am wrong, I would encourage you to take one minute of your day to actually spend time in the presence of God. 

Regardless of what scripture states about “homosexuality,” or “marriage,” (Leviticus 18:22) this doesn’t give people the right to ignorantly show hate and destruction to certain people we don’t agree with. Sharing the truth and hope of Jesus should be done in LOVE, not slander and destruction.

The Harsh Reality: I know a handful of people who are gay, go to church, and in fact show the presence of Jesus’ love more than most self-proclaimed “straight” Christians do. (Let that sink in)

This post isn’t for me to use my platform to swoon you into one view or the other. I’m a Bible believing Christian, and I believe that’s all I need to say.

Regardless, my point of writing this is to hopefully WAKE UP our generation, and encourage them to start showing the LOVE and GRACE of Jesus (This doesn’t mean that you stray from biblical truth). Our world is already filled with so much destruction and hate, and the last thing Jesus wanted when dying for us was us to be part of it.

I don’t care if you are gay, straight or purple… God loves you, cares for you, and wants nothing more than to see you in a relationship with his son Jesus Christ. Christianity is NOT a one way ticket to a picket-sign and megaphone.

1 John 4:8 – Whoever does not love does not know God, because God is love. 

Jarrid Wilson

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55 Comments

  • Fer June 21, 2014 at 9:33 PM

    Ok. it’s a sin. We all are sinners but God can heal them to live a new life. I encourage people to love one another because that’s the commandment Jesus gave us. No matter who you used to be or what you did, we all were redeemed by the blood of Jesus. Our past is over and God has greater plans for us in store. If you still have hurts or doubts about it, you should talk to God and he will lead you to the truth. Bible is clear but only the Holy spirit will give us understanding to know what God is trying to say. This is a good blog Jarrid.

  • G June 20, 2014 at 10:04 AM

    Where in the Bible does Jesus Christ say that homosexuality is a sin?

    • cla July 16, 2014 at 7:08 PM

      leviticus 18 : 22, 20 :13

  • Debbie May 21, 2014 at 1:53 PM

    The people on this blog make me laugh. They claim to be full of love and acceptance, but they consider being BORN gay a sin. Be careful, Christians, be very careful of calling God’s creation a sin. Get your nose out of that man-made book of yours and truly follow Jesus and all the other prophets that God has created for us.

    • Jeff Strahan June 19, 2014 at 8:18 PM

      As a person who was born with a desire to steal other peoples stuff, I deeply resent a society that finds my birth condition so offensive. Society is so intolerant of my desire to steal that I am forced to change my behavior…whats up with that?

    • Cathy June 20, 2014 at 9:07 AM

      Whether or not anyone believes being gay is a sin or whether or not someone believes drinking alcohol is a sin…everyone sins and my sins maybe different than anyone else’s. Judge not least ye be judged! God forgives EVERYONE…His forgiveness is not based on how you sin!!

    • Byron June 20, 2014 at 7:19 PM

      Debbie, “It’s just natural” or “I was BORN this way” seems to be one of the common justifications for a number of things in our society. People make the case that if something is natural, that must make it right. (Leave aside for the moment that most of the arguments equating “nature” with “right” will only mention things society wishes to foist upon us. No one argues that someone who is a natural sadist should be allowed to be sadistic).

      I think a couple of things are worth noting concerning this. The first is that Christians don’t worship Nature; we worship Christ. We need to be careful to differentiate between “nature” or “natural” desires and God’s will. Nature is the created order, humanity included. Humanity was given sovereignty over creation and when humanity “fell”, all creation fell with us. (Likewise, when Christ returns all creation will be renewed, not just people in relationship with Him). God can work His Will through an imperfect Nature—just as He works through us, an imperfect people—if He so chooses. But to say that something happens “naturally” or that something “is natural” is not the same as saying it is God’s Will that it be that way. Don’t confuse the results of The Fall with the Will of God.

      The second thing of note is the ongoing process of creation by God. While we have had generations upon generations to genetically destroy our bodies (how many inherit disease from their parents and grandparents?), it is the spirit that God creates in us that yearns for the salvation He offers. As Paul states in Romans: “For in my inner being I delight in God’s law; but I see another law at work in the members of my body”. God creates in spirit and it is only in relationship with Him that our spirits may overcome the sin our bodies seek in the natural world. “Nature” or “what is natural” to us is not the measure of right and wrong; it is not the definition of God’s Will. Rather, our natural instincts and desires are our own will(s), leading us away from God if we are not very careful. Again, as Paul reminds us: “Those that live according to the sinful nature have their minds set on what that nature desires; but those who live in accordance with the Spirit have their minds set on what the Spirit desires”. When we set our minds on ourselves, claiming our desires are simply “natural” and so must be right, we are not moving in God’s will but our own.

    • Deborah Pembleton November 16, 2014 at 8:27 AM

      But the Bible is God’s/Jesus’ Word. He is the living word and the Bible is the written word.How can I love Him and not follow what He says? John 14:15, John 14:23, 1 John 5:3. What Jesus do you follow?

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