posted on Mar, 9 2012 @ 07:06 AM
First off, I believe in God, Jesus, the Holy Spirit, and that the Bible is the infallible Word of God - that everything written in it is truth.
However, I am not one of those Christians who has "hatred" for homosexuals. Get that out of your mind now. I believe fully, 100%, that if a
homosexual believed in God, and Jesus, 100%, that their sins are forgiven; then they go to Heaven*. Because it's not about what WE do, it's about
what JESUS did.
*This is a free ticket to Heaven, yes. But don't misconstrue that into believing that "Grace" means 'permission to Sin'. It doesn't, but if you
truly received Christ, you would at the very least, feel convicted for any Sin you commit. The bible just says to work out the old man. It doesn't
say get rid of it - because you can't.. but at least you try.
Anyways. Because it's just been established that it's not about what WE do, but about what JESUS did, all of the points made in the argument(?) in
the article are now moot. Obviously it's not referring to a person with my beliefs (non-denominational Christian, for those who want to be
technical), but allow me to put it in simpler terms:
1) We are all Sinners, no one is perfect.
2) The penalty of Sin is death; just as a single sin (fall of man - Adam and Eve) caused this world to be flooded with Sin of every kind, so does a
single sin (lying, stealing, etc) condemn a person to hell for eternity.
3) Mankind is incapable of being perfect on their own; mankind cannot live sinless lives.. mankind is destined for Hell.
4) God knew this, and so He sent his Son on a mission to carry the full burden of Sin - to BECOME SIN - and to die. To destroy the penalty of Sin,
death; which was completed upon his resurrection.
So. All of this "stuff" in the Bible? the Old Testament? You know why you hear some Christians say "we don't follow that anymore"? Well, it's
not that we DON'T, but it's more that we CAN'T. Sure, we try, but we can't fulfill the Law - but here is the beauty of it; Jesus did it for us,
and all we have to do is believe in Jesus (yes, that's all you have to do - see my thread in my signature below to discuss this).