Thursday, November 25, 2021

THE QUESTION ABOUT SAME SEX RELATIONSHIPS

 


I get that in today's culture, same sex relationships are the norm. People shy away from critiquing or giving opinions because they do not want to offend or seem like they are not moving along with the times. I get it and I should say here that the goal is not to criticize, judge or offend. The goal is to share the truth of the gospel of Jesus Christ as I am led by the Holy Spirit. So I apologize in advance if anything that is written here offends anyone because as a follower of Jesus, I care about everyone but I care more about what Christ and the Word of God says.

First let me say that I understand that many who belong to the LGBTQ+ community feel very misunderstood and judged particularly by the Church. The approach to talking about these issues comes off as unaccepting and cruel. This is not my intention. However, when it comes to the question about same sex relationships among women (or men) and how to operate in our God given role as ezers, this poses a problem. When the order of a thing is messed up, it can not function effectively in the capacity within which it was created to do. The 'world's narrative' is that 'love is love and it should not matter with whom we find it, whether it be with a man or a fellow woman'. There is also a popular saying that "God created Adam & Eve, not Adam & Steve" but before we get ahead of ourselves, let's see what God's word has to say on the issue of same sex relationships.

First indication of how God intends for relationships to be is Man + Woman. We see that when He created the woman for man because it was not good for man to be alone (Gen 2: 18; 22). The Bible tells us that He created woman and brought her to the man. If the idea for an equally yoked relationship was man + man or woman + woman, then God would have created another man and brought him to Adam. Leviticus 18: 22 says "Do not have sexual relations with a man as one does with a woman, that is detestable" - NIV. The New King James Version says " Thou shalt not lie with mankind as with womankind; it is an abomination". Leviticus 20: 13 also says " If a man has sexual relations with a man as one does with a woman, both of them have done what is detestable. They are to be put to death; their blood will be on their own heads" - NIV. From the preceding scriptures, God's stand is clear on the question of same sex relationships, they are considered an abomination and a defilement of the land. I am aware that this is not popular opinion but this is the Word Of God on the subject.

Where I believe the Church has been getting things wrong is in the manner of approach. Alienating, judging, condemning and ostracizing gay people is not the way Christ would have related with them nor is it how we should either. Jesus Christ literally said in Luke 5: 32 " I have not come to call the righteous, but sinners to repentance." Looking at the life of Jesus while He walked among us on earth, He taught within every circle and sphere not only in churches, temples or synagogues. He ate and talked with people who were considered sinners rather than judge or condemn them. As the Bride of Christ, aka His Church, we should be leading with love and understanding and asking for wisdom from the Holy Spirit when we come among those who are different from us on how to share our faith with them in a way that does not cause them to feel attacked or misunderstood.

As God's ezers in the world to the men He has placed in our lives, we work as partners with the Father to help and support our men to walk in their purpose and calling as rulers and kings who have been given the authority to have dominion over the earth, to subdue and rule till Christ returns. When we choose to get involved in same sex relationships, we are unable to do this effectively. To put it another way, we become malfunctioning ezers, unable to execute our assignments within the relationships we have been given with our men. I pray God convicts us all to understand the spiritual implications of a lot of the choices we make and that He shows us His mercy and gives us the grace and boldness to do what is right and holy in His sight. Our hearts' desires should always be to seek to please God in all that we do and not ourselves. May the Lord help us do so in Jesus' Name, Amen!

As I mentioned last week, this will be the last post on the blog for the year. I'm thankful that you all have followed this platform for as long as you have and my prayer is that 2022 will bring in God's Unusual favor and blessings on this blog and on all of us. Our walk with Christ should be our ultimate relationship goal for the new year so let us actively seek Him and He will surely make Himself known to us. Happy Holidays and see you guys in the next one!!💕🎄🎅🎆


Excess Love,

Ibogirl

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