Truth, in Love. Let's discuss "in Love". This is not a Love that tiptoes around anyone's emotions or feelings, but a Love that is bold and brave to reach into the flames, at any cost, even if it causes the person to hit you, hurt you, walk out of your life or vow to never speak to you again.
The Truth is offensive to those who do not live in it. When pride is present, Truth is most definitely offensive. But that doesn't mean we don't tell it, boldly and bravely, because we Love the individual because we were first Loved while in our own sin.
If I am living in sin then I want you to tell me that what I am doing is wrong, that it is sin, it is an abomination to GOD and that no matter how deep into that sin I may think I am, that there is a way out. That there is Hope and that Hope is The Truth of JESUS CHRIST and HIS Word!!
Tell me that I can change. Show me!
Tell me that I can be Forgiven and washed clean! Show me!
Tell me that I can become a new man (or woman) in CHRIST! And show me! Show me testimonies of those who have the very Freedom I seek!
Tell me all of that, because that is what I want others to do unto me because that is what I will do unto others! That is what The Bible says. That is the 'golden rule', not allowing me to live, and remain, in my sin, not allowing me to burn in hell for eternity because you had the wrong idea of what being 'offended' is, or because you didn't want to hurt my feelings or maybe just because you didn't care enough to do what GOD has charged you to do!
Tell The Truth, but do so in Love. Tell me that GOD says it is a detestable act, because it is and I am going to need to know this if I am going to have a chance of being brought to repentance.
They need to know this! And they need to know this not so we can save our country, or our planet, but so we can save souls! Not so we can win a social or political battle, but so we can win a Spiritual War!
Many have told me that they are "lgbt allies" and will "love them regardless". Well, let me suggest that an ally of the lgbt movement is an enemy of GOD. And maybe you are loving them to death, literally to hell, by not telling them GOD'S Honest Truth.
Proverbs 4:14-15 "Do not enter the path of the wicked, And do not walk in the way of evil. Avoid it, do not travel on it; Turn away from it and pass on."
Do not walk in the way of evil. Do not walk with them, do not go down that path with them no matter who they are, no matter what you feel! This is not about how you feel, it is about what is right and what is wrong. It is about what GOD'S Word says!
The way of the wicked must be refused. I know that 'hate' is a word we do not like to use and I am not saying that we should 'hate' the individual sinners, what I am saying is that we should certainly hate the sin and we should certainly hate the promotion of sin, of any sin!
I want to encourage each of you that when the time comes, and it will, that you are faced with with this issue, to keep in mind that homosexuality and homosexual acts are Forgivable! Keep in mind that the sinner is someone who is in need of Forgiveness!
We need to know and understand this before we can go out and teach it, before we can bring HIS Message to others.
When I lived as a homosexual & transgender there were some frightening moments when I was approached by "Christians" that had no clue how to reach me or what I believed, and their efforts did more damage than good and this is what I want to prevent from happening.
This is what GOD has charged me with, bringing this message, HIS Message, to the Saints to equip them for the battlefield.
Because there was also an approach that did reach me, that did touch me, that did minister, edify, teach me and penetrate my heart! There was an approach that planted a seed and it was welcomed by myself because of 'how' he approached me. Because of 'how' he taught me. Because of 'how' he told me the Truth, in Love.
And I know that GOD placed that man in my life for a reason, and here I am fulfilling that reason, doing my part as a Child of The One, True GOD.
Will you do your part?