Saturday, May 04, 2013

God Is Love, But Love Is Not God

"Thou shalt have no other Gods before Me." ~ Exodus 20:3

Neil Simpson, of Eternity Matters blog, often blogs opposition to gay marriage, or, as he calls it, "oxymoronic same sex marriage", a more accurate description. He correctly points out there are no verses or passages anywhere in the Bible that refer to homosexual relationships in an affirmative way. The only times the Bible mentions homosexuality is to call it sin.

  God is Love, but Love is not God. Neither should Love ever be confused with Lust.

Homosexual activists' (and their supporters) argue that God would somehow approve of the homosexual lifestyle as long as it is a "loving" relationship. And, they are right to say two people in love have every right to get married. 

The problem with that argument is this: Two men or two women cannot love each other in the way a heterosexual couple can. What they're doing is confusing love with lust. In Romans 1, Paul testifies that because men had iniquity in their hearts, and rejected God, "God gave them up unto vile affections: for even the women did change the natural use into that which is against nature: and likewise also the men, leaving the natural use of the woman, burned in their lust one toward another."

Read that again. They burned in their lust.

Just as there is no verse or passage in the bible that refers to homosexuality favorably, there is no verse that equates lust and love. None.

Lust should never be confused with love. They are not the same.

But this is exactly what homosexuals and their enablers do. 

I have often said homosexuality violates seven of the ten Commandments. What is the first Commandment? 

"Thou shalt have no other Gods before me."

When anyone places more importance on their own selfish desires than they do God, they have made those desires their God. That violates the first commandment. 

Homosexuals make lust their God.

 I have often said I don't care if homosexuals marry each other or not, as long as they don't insist I approve.

Why do I say that? Because, marriage is a union between a man and a woman. It is never a union between anything else. be it two men, two women, man and animal, more than two of any gender, etc, therefore, what homosexuals do is not a marriage, no matter how many times they insist it is.

All this is not to say I personally hate homosexuals. I don't. I don't even dislike them. In fact, the ones I know personally, I like very much. I consider them friends. I will go so far as to say I love them, as I should. With brotherly love. And, yes, Agape Love.

But I do not lust after them.

What person, if he sees his friend about to willfully commit an act of self destruction would not do whatever he can to prevent his friend from destroying himself? 

What kind of friend would encourage, and even help his friend destroy himself? 

Yet that is exactly what homosexual activists and their supporters are doing when they encourage homosexuals to continue to violate God's precepts. 

I'm sorry, but that is not the actions of a friend.

When I write these posts, I am not writing out of hate for homosexuals. I am under an obligation to God to reach homosexuals for Christ, and to save them from themselves.

God is, in fact, Love. But, Love is not God

Those who support the homosexual agenda need to understand that concept.