Do unto others as you would want in return [UPDATED]Published 9:28am Friday, October 26, 2012 Updated 11:37am Friday, October 26, 2012
The golden rule taught by Jesus in “the sermon on the mount”, is a major tenet of the Christian faith. “Do unto others what you would like them to do to you”. There’s been a lot of debate recently concerning homosexual marriages. Both sides would contend that they’re following the golden rule, but which side really is. There are two groups within Christendom; religious Christians and spiritual Christians.
1) Religious Christians: “are scoffers who follow mere natural instincts and their own ungodly desires, do not have the Spirit. Jude:19″ “have a form of godliness but no power.
2 Timothy 3:5″ “are zealous for God, but not according to knowledge, are ignorant of God’s righteousness, refuse to submit to God, instead they establish their own righteousness. Romans 10:2-3″
2) Spiritual Christians: have been born again John 3:3″ ” have been saved by the washing of regeneration, and renewing of the Holy Ghost; Titus 3:5 ” “have received power when the Holy Ghost came upon them. Acts 1:8″ “are led by the Spirit of God. Romans 8:14″
I’m a person who’s been on both sides of the spectrum, having been a religious Christian for many years before being born again later in life. I can honestly say that if I were living in disobedience to God and on my way to hell, I would want someone to warn me. Not judge me or condemn me, but warn me.
Therefore for me to do to others, as I would want them to do to me, would require me to warn others. Some believe that allowing a person to continue in their sin is tolerant and loving, when in reality it hinders them from turning to God.
Paul wrote a letter, inspired by God, warning us of things that would keep us from God. If Paul were alive today many would accuse him of being intolerant, judgmental, condemning, and hateful, simply for passing along God’s warning to mankind.
1 Corinthians 6:9-10 Do you not know that the wicked will not inherit the kingdom of God? Do not be deceived: Neither the sexually immoral nor idolaters nor adulterers nor male prostitutes nor (homosexual offenders), nor thieves nor the covetous nor drunkards nor slanderers nor swindlers will inherit the kingdom of God.
Not to single out homosexuals, Paul was also speaking to those who get drunk, commit adultery, practice fornication, covet, steal, lie, etc. As a Christian I would say to those trapped in the homosexual lifestyle; God loves you and wants to set you free.
I’m merley warning you as to what God has said, not judging you. God is not judging you, but one day He will. The only way to escape His judgment is to accept Jesus as your Lord and repent of sin. Turn away from it.
To the religious Christians who approve of and condone homosexuality; you may think you’re helping those trapped in this perverted life style, but in reality you’re enabling them and preventing them from surrendering to Jesus’ Lordship.
The first step in overcoming any harmful addiction is admitting that you have a problem; God calls this confessing your sin.
The reason that religious Christians are afraid to call homosexuality sin is because it would require that they themselves also turn from their own sin.
Paul’s admonishment in Romans not only condemns homosexuality, but also condemns those who approve of it. “Who knowing the judgment of God, that they which commit such things are worthy of death, not only do the same, but also approve of those who practice it. Romans 1:32”
Don’t approve of a life style that God calls an abomination. Don’t call evil good and good evil. Don’t enable those trapped in sin. Vote “yes” to preserve God’s definition of marriage.