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HOW TO OBTAIN TRUE CONTENTMENT PART #1
THINGS TO CONSIDER BEFORE MARRIAGE
UNDERSTANDING GOD'S SEXUAL REALITY
DIVORCE REMARRIAGE AND BEYOUND
BORN THIS WAY??? MY STORY OF DELIVERANCE
VIOLENT FAITH
PROSPERITY --WHEN THE DREAM FAILS
When God gives up part one
THE MIND A JOURNEY TO SELF UNDERSTANDING
When God Gives Up part two
THE MARK OF THE BEAST?? LGBT?? IT THIS A TEST??
SAME SEX MARRIAGE
OVERCOMING-LOVE, SEX, AND ROMANCE ADDICTION
YOUNG AND COPING, in the days of youth
THE KINGDOM
Divorce Remarriage And Beyond Part 2
THE #1 PROBLEM NO FEAR OF GOD
BEING A SOUL SURVIVOR #2
PART #2 THE MIND A JOURNEY MY STORY
REMEMBER GOD IN THE DAZE OF YOUTH
MARRIAGE-THINGS TO CONSIDER AFTER
Totally Ill Prepared
#2 LGBT A CIVIL RIGHT OR A MORAL WRONG
WHERE ARE THE REAL MEN
LOVING GOD FIRST, LOVING OTHERS,  GETTING A RIGHT BALANCE
TRUE DELIVERANCE IN THE CRITICAL AREAS
HUMAN--SEXUALITY
LGBT A STUNNING SUCCESS STORY ..OR IS IT??
THE LGBT AGENDA
ARE PEOPLE BORN GAY
LGBT??  TABLE OF CONTENT
THINGS TO CONSIDER BEFORE MARRIAGE
THINGS TO CONSIDER AFTER MARRIAGE
THE SALVATION CONSPIRACY
THE MIND A JOURNEY TO SELF UNDERSTANDING
THE LGBT LIFESTYLE,  THE PROPHETICAL SIGNIFICANCE
HOW TO OBTAIN TRUE CONTENTMENT #2

THE IMPORTANCE OF LOVING ALL PEOPLE INCLUDING THOSE WHO ARE LGBTQ

As a believer i disagree with the LGBTQ lifestyle, and refuse to back down,  but as a believer I also deeply love those who live the LGBTQ  lifestyle.   I was deeply saddened by the senseless murders that took place in Orlando at the Pulse night club,  (A gay night club in Orlando Fl).  No one has the right to murder people in cold blood. On June 12, 2016, Omar Mateen, a 29-year-old security guard, killed 49 people and wounded 53 others inside the club.    I was deeply hurt that such meanness was perpetrated against these precious human being. 

Some believers have smugly pointed at this tragic event and said that God was punishing those at the Pulse nightclub for being gay.  We must be careful how we assess this tragic situation, because what happened in Orlando is not a isolated act of violence.

We had a very similar circumstance take place at Sandy Hook elementary school.   Yet no one in their right mind would say that God was punishing these precious children.  Then there was the shooting  which took place in during a Bible study in Charleston S.C.  (just as my wife and I was passing by the church).   This shooting hit close to home because we have a simular type Bible study at the church every week.  I was deeply saddened by all three of these events.     It is only as we can equally grieve at the loss of  all precious lives, that we as believers can love the way God would have us to.  “Love the Lord your God with all your heart, with all your soul, and with all your mind. This is the greatest and most important commandment. The second is like it: Love your neighbor as yourself. Matt 22:37-40.  According to the Bible,  ALL LIVES MATTER,  therefore  if we want to please our creator, the lives of each of these individual must be precious in our sight.  

LOVING OTHERS THE WAY I LOVE MYSELF----In Luke's account Christ was asked what was the greatest commandment, to which he statedThou shalt love the Lord thy God with all thy heart, and with all thy soul, and with all thy strength, and with all thy mind; and thy neighbour as thyselfLk 10:7.   The Jewish teachers of Christ’s day had often interpreted "neighbor" to include only people of their own nationality and religion.  As told in Luke, the Scribe who asked Jesus about the greatest of the commandment wanted justification for that interpretation, so he asked Jesus, "And who is my neighbor?"   29 But he, willing to justify himself, said unto Jesus, And who is my neighbour?   Lk 10:29. 

In response, Jesus told the famous Parable of the Good Samaritanan.    What’s interesting about this story is Jesus’ command after telling it. The lawyer asked, “Who is my neighbor?”   Rather than the answer Christ gave telling the lawyer who his neighbor was, Christ showed him the type of neighbor God expects for us to be toward all people.     Regardless of their skin color, religious affiliation, sexual orintation, social and political views, Christ taught us to love and care for our fellowman.  Christ told of a Jewish man who had been beaten by robbers and left half dead beside the road. Two different Jewish religious leaders passed by but did nothing to help. Finally, a Samaritan man came by and took pity on the injured man. He gave him water, patched up his wounds, put him on his own donkey and took him to an inn where he could rest and recover.  Jesus asked His listeners, which of these three showed real love, compare.

 Which now of these three, thinkest thou, was neighbour unto him that fell among the thieves?  37 And he said, He that shewed mercy on him. Then said Jesus unto him, Go, and do thou likewise.   Lk 10:30-36.

TO PLEASE GOD WE MUST STAND ON HIS WORD AND CALL SIN, AND WE MUST SINCERELY LOVE THOSE WHO ARE LGBTQ

Jessie Johnson tells there are several things should do,  (compare below).

"1.  Have compassion  Satan is a hater and a destroyer he hates those who are gay just as much as he hates Christians.  Satan’s main goal is to destroy us all.   A person shackled to a gay lifestyle is a person who has already experienced profound pain, rejection, and a degree of inner emptiness, (as we all have).  Unless we have experienced this, It’s hard to imagine the damage that is caused to someone when they question their own sexual identity. It strikes at the very core of their being. That pain and insecurity is masked by coming out, but it is not taken away. Instead, it leads to a perpetual search for acceptance, and ultimately it leads to a life where there is a lack of inner fulfillment.  While we must stand on the truths of God, and call sin, sin (as we had to do with our own sins), we must not go out our way to hurt or harm those of the LGBT community. 

2. Demonstrate love to those who are LGBTWe MUST be willing to show the same love and kindness to those who are gay that God showed to us.   Develop relationships with co-workers who are gay. Get to know them, pray for them, and don’t shrink back from sharing the gospel with them.   While it’s true that we must not back down on what the Bible says about sexual misconduct, it’s equally true that we should avoid saying negative things about those who are gay, out of meanness or spite.  My philosophy is if you are gay and hungry I help feed you, If you are gay and naked I will help clothes you.  If you are gay and sick I will visit you.  Not out of show, but out of a deep seated love for you. Remember that at the end of the day, the main thing we owe to all men is love.  

3. Don’t tolerate any divisive or hate speech.  As believers we must call the LGBT lifestyle sinful,  but we must not resort to name calling.  If you manage a secular company, and you have employees that can’t work alongside someone who is gay without being divisive or unprofessional, you have to deal with that divisive and unprofessional employee. Your employees need to work together, and ensuring that this is the case is not tantamount to showing acceptance for homosexuality, but rather is a mark of professionalism, and a sign of Christian maturity.  We need to know how to separate our disagreement with all things gay, from the work and business arena,  For example,  If my child needed a brain operation and the one surgeon who can perform the surgery is gay, my child is having that surgery.  

4. Be honest with a gay co-workers by letting him know that although you totally disagree with their lifestyle, you love them as a person.   This mindset should apply to all those you deal with in the LGBT community.  You can explain that this is the same tension you have with all non-Christians, but that it is even more pronounced with him, and ask for help in trying to find that balance. Explain that it is your desire to see him or her to truly be saved,  and if they choose to continue in their lifestyle, that your disagreement is not tantamount to hatred." 

Many churches struggle to come to terms of what it means to showing the love of God, while standing up for the standards of God.   Because many churches are so ill prepared when it comes to striking a proper balance, major errors in application have occurred in the application of the two, (love and judgment). Some have sought to show love without judgment, and others have sought to show judgment without love.  In his word God tells us how to strike a proper balance between the two.

THE GREATEST LAW, LOVE GOD, LOVE OTHERS-- Long before the supreme court began to hand down it’s laws,  the heavenly supreme court handed down, the greatest law. According to God’s laws, the two greatest commandments is to love God  first and foremost, and to love others as we love ourselves.

 When Christ was asked what was the greatest commandment of all, he gave this answer, “Love the Lord your God with all your heart, with all your soul, and with all your mind. This is the greatest and most important commandment. The second is like it: Love your neighbor as yourself. All the Law and the Prophets depend on these two commandments”  Matt 22:37-40.    God's greatest commandment is duel in nature: we are to love Him first, ( A love which is best expressed by obeying His word).  And we are to love others as we love ourselves,  (which is best expressed via the way we treat others, and the inner attitudes we embrace toward them). 

 Today many have reversed these two commandments, they now stress loving our fellow man, more than we love God.   This becomes obvious when we consider the fact that  Christ tells us that the way we express our love to God is by way of obedience.   15 If ye love me, keep my commandments.  If a man loves me, he will keep my words: and my Father will love him, and we will come unto him, and make our abode with him.”  JN 13&23.  Because we are to love God above all else, we must exalt his holy guidelines above our own ideas and carnal desires, and encourage others to do the same. 

MANY TODAY QUOTE THIS VERSE OUT OF CONTEXT.  ----Some say that we are not to judge others:  They say that Christ said that we are not to make moral judgment in regards to the conduct and lifestyle of others. Judge not, that ye be not judged. For with what judgment ye judge, ye shall be judged: and with what measure ye mete, it shall be measured to you again.   Matt 7:1-2.  

All they qoute are the words  "JUDGE NOT"If we read the entire text we find that Christ was not telling us to not judge at all.   He stressed a continual need on our part for self examination FIRST.  He then said after we deal with our short-comings, we would be better able to help other deal with theirs.

 Thou hypocrite, FIRST cast out the beam out of thine own eye; AND THEN shalt thou see clearly to cast out the mote out of thy brother's eye.  Matt 7:1-5. When it comes to judgment our Lord  did not say it is wrong to make moral judgment on others, (we do so all the time in our courts, when we serve as a juror).    He did say that it was hypocritical to pass judgment on others, without FIRST dealing with our own shortcoming.   

There is no denying the fact that we are to love all people, regardless of their color, religion, or sexual orientation.   But our love for others does not negate our love for God. Therefore our highest allegiance, has to be to Him and his guidelines.  

We normally look out for those who we care for, for example most would agree that " friends don't let friends drive drunk."  Because of our concern for the well being of those we care for, we would readily warn them if we saw that they were in harms way.  

So it is with our greatest friend of all, God almighty...He sounds a warning when he sees that we are in eternal danger.   The Bible clearly sounds a warning about the consequences of living a lifestyle which is contrary to God's guidelines.  The Bible also commands us as believers to (in love),  sound a warning to others in regards to these perilous circumstances.  

Our cars sound a warning when we forget to buckle up, it might be irritating, but we still give heed.  If  a certain doctor had a policy of not telling his patients the truth about their condition, in order to spare their feelings, he would be sued for malpractice.   If  a major hurricane was heading toward our coastal cities and thousands of lives were at risk,  the public demands that a warning be sounded.  What would happen if the weather bureau  decided to not disrupt the people in harms way by not sounding a warning?  There would be public outrage.   Positive warnings are good, they help save lives.  The warnings we as believers share with others out of the scriptures are intended by God to help save souls.

Compare God's warning to us if we don't sound a warning.   "Therefore hear the word at my mouth, and give them warning from me.  When I say unto the wicked, Thou shalt surely die; and thou givest him not warning, nor speakest to warn the wicked from his wicked way, to save his life; the same wicked man shall die in his iniquity; but his blood will I require at thine hand."  Ezek 3:17-18.

We normally look out for those who we care for, for example most would agree that " friends don't let friends drive drunk."  Because of our concern for the well being of those we care for, we would readily warn them if we saw that they were in harms way.  

So it is with our greatest friend of all, God almighty...He sounds a warning when he sees that we are in eternal danger.   The Bible clearly sounds a warning about the consequences of living a lifestyle which is contrary to God's guidelines.  The Bible also commands us as believers to (in love),  sound a warning to others in regards to these perilous circumstances.  

Compare God's warning to us if we don't sound a warning.   "Therefore hear the word at my mouth, and give them warning from me.  When I say unto the wicked, Thou shalt surely die; and thou givest him not warning, nor speakest to warn the wicked from his wicked way, to save his life; the same wicked man shall die in his iniquity; but his blood will I require at thine hand."  Ezek 3:17-18.

"We hold these truths to be self-evident, that all men are created equal, that they are endowed by their Creator with certain unalienable Rights, that among these are Life, Liberty and the pursuit of Happiness.”  We as believers should keep in mind that our disagreement with the gay lifestyle must not translate into hatred for those who are gay. There is no denying the fact that those who are gay have the right to certain civil rights  as human beings and citizens. 

There is no denying the fact that those who are gay have the right to certain civil rights  as human beings and citizens.  Dr. R. Albert Mohler Jr. Makes the following observations.  “ We as believers should welcome the recognition of civil rights, understanding that the very notion of such rights is based on a Christian worldview and the affirmation that every human being is made in God’s image, and therefore possesses dignity and certain essential rights.

In the words of Bishop Dr. Robert Solomon we find both a call for compassion and a call for holiness when it comes to dealing with the LGBT issues. In providing for people's basic needs, God shows a loving non-discrimination. We must note that homosexuals are also people and have basic human dignity, and like us, have basic rights such as the right to education, health care, and employment. It must also be noted that just like all humans who are a mixture of sin and grace, a homosexual may also exhibit many praiseworthy character traits in spite of engaging in a particular sinful practice.

(We must also note that while we condemn homosexual practice, we must likewise be prepared to condemn with equal strength and conviction the other sins listed in, say, 1 Cor. 6:9. Sins such as stealing, greed, drunkenness, slandering, and idolatry, or the more deadly sins such as pride.)  We must be careful in not outdoing and contradicting God by rejecting people or denying them their basic needs as God-created individuals because of their unrighteous acts. This applies to homosexuals too. What we must oppose, however, is the active and aggressive promotion by gay rights groups of a gay lifestyle in our society. We must raise strong objections when there are attempts in the arts, media and other places to endorse, normalize or idealize the gay lifestyle.”

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