Saturday, June 25, 2011

Straight Up

Here's a post I absolutely love, by Kelsey:

Let's chat about homosexuality

There are 31,103 verses in the bible. 
Love is mentioned in 697 verses.
Prayer is mentioned in 512 verses.
Money is mentioned in 100+ verses all containing a negative context, most saying one cannot enter the kingdom of heaven unless they become poor.
Faith is mentioned in 366 verses.
Peace is mentioned in 400 verses.
Homosexuality is mentioned in 6 verses.
So my question to all of you: why are those SIX verses focused on so much and yet you never hear people preaching about the absolute evil that the love of money holds.
For the love of money is a root ofall kinds of evils. It is through this craving that some have wandered away from the faith and pierced themselves with many pangs. -1 Timothy 6:10
Jesus said to him, “If you would be perfect, go, sell what you possess and give to the poor, and you will have treasure in heaven; and come, follow me. -Matthew 19:21
and yet i can tell you i see more christians in the church today walking around with an absolute love for money in their heart then i see of any other sin in this world.
honestly, this homosexuality debate is absolutely beyond my comprehension. i see christians today holding dearly to their money and american dream lives preaching about the sin of homosexuality when they still have sin in their own life, all over six verses.
Why do you see the speck that is in your brother’s eye, but do not notice the log that is in your own eye? -Matthew 7:3

this is not to say homosexuality is not a sin, that is not the point of this. the point is to say brothers and sisters, we are so busy pointing out the sin in other peoples life that we forget the 697 verses on love and 400 verses on peace, and we forget that we have a log in our own life."

1 comment:

  1. i see that this is a really old post, but I still wanted to comment on it. I totally agree. I do think it is a sin, no doubt, but for some reasons christians like to make it the ULTIMATE EVIL. And I don't think God sees it like that. I think SIN IS SIN. God doesn't weigh out the evilness of it on some sin-scale. The messed up stuff I do sometimes is just as bad.