Sin=Sin | Karly Stavinoha
I wrote a blog a while back concerning this very same topic. It’s the topic that is discussed the most worldwide. It’s the topic that almost every single person on each side does not understand. It’s the topic where most people are on a side simply to be on a side.
Stop. Before you even think the words “oh that’s a sin” I’m gonna need to you to stop.
You weren’t expecting that^ little sentence, huh? But lets be honest, that’s what first came to mind.
Now, I’m not saying that homosexuality isn’t a sin. Saying that would completely 100% contradict what scripture says. The bible clearly states that it is a sin. That’s not what this blog is about.
All Sins Are Equal
Say it with me this time. Out loud. I don’t care where you are; I don’t care who you’re with. Make sure you hear it.
ALL SINS ARE EQUAL
Gossip= adultery= gluttony=lying=murder=sexual-immorality=homosexuality=idolizing=sin
Currently I am attending a Gap Year program in Branson, Missouri called “Link Year”. While I’ve been here, as you can imagine, many conversations have started about the topic of homosexuality. I’ve heard many views from both sides, some views that made sense, others that did not. The biggest thing that still makes me think when it comes to Christians and homosexuality is this: Why do we (the majority of Christians) hate so harshly on homosexuality, yet praise other sins such as idolatry, gossip, gluttony?
Re-read that last part if you have to, but then really think about it.
Netflix. How many times do you tweet or talk about how much you love Netflix but also how you hate it because you spend all your time on it? Before you say, “well, I think that’s a little extreme to say that I’m idolizing it just because I love it.”
i·dol·a·try - worship of idols, extreme admiration, love, or reverence for something or someone.
Twitter. All the subtweets you see and take part in. What do you think that is?
gos·sip - casual or unconstrained conversation or reports about other people, typically involving details that are not confirmed as being true.
Thanksgiving. Now calm down, Thanksgiving is my favorite holiday. But lets get real.
glut·ton·y - habitual greed or excess in eating.
In 1 Corinthians 6: 9-10 it says this:
“Or do you not know that the unrighteous will not inherit the kingdom of God? Do not be deceived: neither the sexually immoral, nor idolaters, nor adulterers, nor men who practice homosexuality,10 nor thieves, nor the greedy, nor drunkards, nor revilers, nor swindlers will inherit the kingdom of God.” (ESV)
Alright. So, most of the time when people are being jerks and are bashing the heck out of homosexuals, they will put that verse out there. Yes, it does say in black and white ink that people who practice homosexuality will not inherit the kingdom of God. But neither will the sexually immoral, idolaters, adulters, ect. Like, read the rest of the verse guys. You know what it says? All sinners. So, sorry Westboro Baptist guys, looks like Gays aren’t the only ones going to Hell. We all are. Right?
Yes we all deserve Hell, it is the only thing that we will ever deserve. However, Because of Jesus Christ and his sacrifice for Him we have the overwhelmingly, fantastic, this-is-so-crazy-awesome, opportunity to believe in Him and spend eternity with Him in Heaven.
Most people when reading 1 Corinthians 6: 9-10 will leave out the most important part. Verse 11.
“And that is what some of you were. But you were washed, you were sanctified, you were justified in the name of the Lord Jesus Christ and by the Spirit of our God.” (ESV)
That doesn’t say just the greedy or sexually immoral are washed and sanctified. It talks of every single sin. No matter what sin you’re in right now, were in in the past, or will be in the future; You are justified in the name of the Lord Jesus Christ and by the Spirit of our God, if you believe in Jesus as your one true Savior.
I’m going to cut this blog off here because I have to study for school and brush my teeth and be hygienic and what not. However, I hope that this made sense. I also hope that if you are gay and you are reading this, that you do realize that being gay doesn’t mean you are constantly sinning, but that you are constantly a sinner in need of a Savior, just like every single other person on this earth. I hope that people who are homophobic or just do not understand homosexuality at all gained a new perspective. I pray that the day will come when everyone will finally realize no one person is better than another, and in reality, we are all dirty, awful, sinners with one perfect, amazing God waiting for us to come home.