And Your 5 Second Answer Would Be?

Lauren Daigle, writer of many songs sung in churches finds herself caught in an uproar for her answers on The Ellen Show & on a live radio show…

People are saying she is no longer a Christian!

That her music should be banned!

Seriously?! Ban the music? Did your worship at church 3 weeks ago suddenly seem that you are now less close to God?!?!?

And her answers… She’s not Jesus… She’s out in public… She’s up for a Grammy!

Now what would your answer be… Right now? In the next 5 seconds! Well!?!?!?

I’ve taken a few minutes and really thought about it…

Do I think homosexuality is a sin?

It’s loaded question shot in a round room and I’m looking for a corner!

When Jesus was on earth, he didn’t focus on labelling people, he focused on loving them.

I think the best question is – does it matter?

Sin is sin… I do have beliefs and yes, one is that marriage was designed as one man and one woman.
However, that doesn’t make me judge and jury. Only God knows the heart…

A lie is a sin, an affair outside of marriage is a sin, stealing a candy bar is a sin, murder is a sin…

Sin is sin. It’s black or white. There are no shades of grey with God.
As humans we put “values” to sin… A “little” white lie to sentenced to death for henneous crimes… God doesn’t.

To get rid of sin is simple, we ask God to forgive and He does.

My role here on earth is explain by two verses:

Micah 6:8 (NIV): He has shown you, O man, what is good.
And what does the Lord require of you?
To act justly and to love mercy
and to walk humbly with your God

Matthew 22:37–40 (NIV): Jesus replied: “ ‘Love the Lord your God with all your heart and with all your soul and with all your mind.’ This is the first and greatest commandment.
And the second is like it: ‘Love your neighbor as yourself.’ All the Law and the Prophets hang on these two commandments.”

Our job is to love… Not judge… To act with discernment, yes… But love…

Jesus never labelled anyone while on earth… The gospel writers did so we would understand the context of the story… Jesus only saw people whom he wanted to love…

Shouldn’t we simply do the same?

A lot people will use verses in Romans chapter 1… Which is the word of God…

But look at Romans 2:1–4 (NLT): You may think you can condemn such people, but you are just as bad, and you have no excuse! When you say they are wicked and should be punished, you are condemning yourself, for you who judge others do these very same things. And we know that God, in his justice, will punish anyone who does such things. Since you judge others for doing these things, why do you think you can avoid God’s judgment when you do the same things? Don’t you see how wonderfully kind, tolerant, and patient God is with you? Does this mean nothing to you? Can’t you see that his kindness is intended to turn you from your sin?

Bottom line… Don’t judge, just love… God can take care of the rest…

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