- Posted December 23, 2013 by
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Phil Robertson struck a chord
I think a perfect example can be found in the Bible…
1Kings 18:17 When Ahab saw him [Elijah], he exclaimed, “So, is it really you, you troublemaker…?”
Ahab lived to please himself. He did whatever he wanted. He did not give a hoot about what the word of God said. The Bible tells us his actions were evil and provoked the Lord’s anger. Elijah spoke out against Ahab. Ahab didn’t like it. It disturbed him greatly.
Elijah’s words struck a chord.
Ahab wanted to silence him as quickly as possible.
A Christian is called to speak the truth in love…( Ephesians 4:15)
The kindest words we can speak are the words of God Himself.
Phil Robertson quotes the Bible.
The Bible calls homosexuality a sin. Period.
There is no debate.
The Bible is black and white. There is no gray area.
A&E, President Obama or anyone else for that matter cannot change what God has spoken.
The truth stands.
What I think or feel doesn’t matter either.
I don’t have to defend my “opinion.” My opinion doesn’t count. As a Christian I am called to believe all of the Bible. I don’t get to pick and choose. That makes my life so easy.
God said it, and I believe it.
When confronted with sin, we hate it.
John 3:19 And the judgment is based on this fact: God’s light came into the world, but people loved the darkness more than the light, for their actions were evil.
People love their darkness and sin.
Just for the record, I have friends and family who are homosexuals. I love them dearly. In fact, I love them enough to tell them the truth. If you don’t turn from this lifestyle you will go to hell. That is the most loving thing I can say. But, this is not the case for homosexuality only…
1 Corinthians 6:9 Don’t you realize that those who do wrong will not inherit the Kingdom of God? Don’t fool yourselves. Those who indulge in sexual sin, or who worship idols, or commit adultery, or are male prostitutes, or practice homosexuality, or are thieves, or greedy people, or drunkards, or are abusive, or cheat people—none of these will inherit the Kingdom of God.
This post is really not about homosexuality. It is about the attempts of many to silence Christians. I believe a day is coming soon when I will no longer be able to speak the truth freely and it be legal.
I believe God has very strategically placed Phil Robertson. These attempts to silence him have actually allowed God’s word to be heard, spread and magnified…just as God intended…therefore, no one can say, “I didn’t know the truth.”