I recently read an article titled 5 Things Jesus Would Say to the Gay Community- the message was okay but it also had an agenda, the agenda. You know the one…it’s okay for me to sin because I’m straight but you’re gay so there’s a better way. Well, I have to tell you…I am straight and I am Christian and I am liberal…this is what I THINK Jesus would say to Christians about Gay Marriage…but I could very-well be wrong.
•I love you- I realize you think it’s okay to cast the first stone, protest, bash and beat down an entire community of people…I still love you. I love the sinner, hate the sin- doesn’t matter what sin that is.
You see, Jesus preached love, acceptance and He loved those who persecuted Him- just like you are persecuting people in same-sex relationships.
But God demonstrates his own love for us in this: While we were still sinners, Christ died for us.
•He who is without sin cast the first stone- Back up, you are a sinner my friend (see above) and when you are sin free then you can start throwing shade. Jesus is the only SINLESS man…ever. He said it back in the day and He would say it now- if you are without sin then you can start throwing stones, but you aren’t…so stop it!
They kept demanding an answer, so he stood up again and said, “All right, but let the one who has never sinned throw the first stone!”
•I understand rejection- Once upon a time people turned their backs on me, it hurt. They nailed me to a CROSS, whipped me, and put a crown of thorns on my head- there was a mere handful of people who came and mourned me, who watched me as I died, and walked with me when I rose again. I was rejected by all those I helped, and I felt abandoned by my Father. It hurts, stop. Rejecting these people based on what you think of their choices sounds a lot like my persecution. We have all heard the story of Jesus’ death and resurrection- it’s hideous and painful. I don’t think He would condone us rejecting others in the same, hateful way.
He was despised and rejected by mankind,
a man of suffering, and familiar with pain.
Like one from whom people hide their faces
he was despised, and we held him in low esteem.
•I too was tempted- I lived a life filled with temptation…can you imagine being me? I was given every.single.opportunity to tell the tax collector, the prostitute, the cheater, the sinner what a complete douche canoe they were. I could have told them to go to Hell- they were the reason for the end of the world. You know what I did instead? I SHOWED THEM MY LOVE! Why don’t you try that? Show everyone you meet how much you love me by loving them.
By this everyone will know that you are my disciples, if you love one another.
•If you believe I am who I say I am you’re saved. With my death condemnation is gone. It doesn’t matter what the sin is, when it’s committed, I am pure, I died for you, for them, for anyone who believes in me so that they may have eternal life.
Therefore, there is now no condemnation for those who are in Christ Jesus,
Jesus loved the sinner not the sin. He showed his followers, and those who didn’t follow him unconditional love! I don’t know what has been lost in translation since his death but we need to back up and reevaluate how we treat others.