If my body is a temple, Jesus is turning over tables and swinging that whip. He is disturbing me in my complacency and ego; and it hurts, there’s so much unrest. but I’m hoping it’s the way to peace. I wasn’t meant to be a marketplace, a den of thieves, worried about things and money and success and bargaining my relationships.
I went to church with my family tonight and the pastor said something that I think every Christian should hear
Pastor:Now, according to a few passages in the bible, homosexuality is a sin.
Couple of older males in the audience:Amen!
Pastor:Now, wait, I'm not finished.
Pastor:You know what else the bible defines as a sin? Divorce.
Pastor:There are countless passages that talk about how divorce is wrong, and that there are consequences to getting a divorce, such as the wife should be stoned.
Pastor:Yet, I witnessed a divorce just this morning. And I gotta tell you, it was heartbreaking, but I definitely didn't attempt to throw rocks at the wife, even though she was the one who filed for divorce.
Pastor:We choose to overlook the consequences of divorce because time has proven that they're inhumane and cruel.
Pastor:The bible doesn't say anything about the consequences of a homosexual lifestyle. Yet, we seem to be spearheading a campaign to ruin the lives of people we don't even know.
-the pastor shifts a few notes around-
Pastor:The bible states to love thy neighbor. That's it. There are no other rules or restrictions to that passage.
Pastor:So, we as a church family have to support equality with a smile on our face. THAT is the true Christian way.
“The woman was made of a rib out of the side of Adam; not made out of his head to rule over him, nor out of his feet to be trampled upon by him, but out of his side to be equal with him, under his arm to be protected, and near his heart to be beloved.”—Matthew Henry (via rainydaysandblankets)