Wednesday, March 22, 2017

Abstaining From Sin Void of Hypocrisy (Thoughts on Beauty and the Beast movie)

I have always thought the idea of homosexuality disgustingly sad. I feel sorry for those that are separated from God and do not understand or experience what He has designed for their lives.

I can not understand how many do not recognize the sin of homosexuality, or claim that the Bible has nothing to say on it when it obviously does. (Romans 1:26-28, Jude 1:5-8, 1 Timothy 1:8-11, Leviticus 18:22)

I do not see how one can find beauty in two people of the same gender loving each other. Of course most people are delusional to what love really is. But still... how can one be like, "Well, if they love each other.." I do not see how any one with a brain would think there's any sort of logical reason why two such people should be together.

I know that it's partly due to the fact that most do not understand the meaning of love, or marriage, or truly know God or His word. I understand that sin is in the world and that people are affected and embittered by it, thus causing their minds to turn toward vain imaginings (Romans 1:21).

But, still, how can those that know what sin is not have the guts to accept it as sin?
With all these thoughts, I must say I was very disgusted and sad when I first heard they are probably giving the new Beauty and the Beast movie a Gay scene.

I was pleased to see that some of my friends (who really wanted to go) were not going to be seeing this movie.

I was surprised to see that others did not care, and plan to still go see the movie.

I wondered how one could say they love God and hate sin and go see the movie.

And then I had this random thought... I (we) do this all the time with all sorts of movies and literature and things in life.

We see many evil things, commit many sins against God and man, and never think much of it. Because man has put levels to God's sins and we have decided that certain things are permissible for us.

We tell homosexuals that we love them but that what they are doing is sin. And that their sin, in God's eyes is like any other and that they are condemned by God with out His forgiveness. We act hateful toward this sin that to many of us is outrageously evil.

We say all sin is sin. That their sin is not worse. 

Yet do we make a big deal over movies with stealing, cheating, lying, adultery, fornication (sleeping around), arrogance, pride, swearing?

We will still go see movies with all of these, let our children be brainwashed by these lustful and vile images. And who questions it? Very few. We may say, "This is bad, don't do this when you are older."

And why? Why have do we let certain sins slide into our homes and minds through literature, yet not others?

Because these sins are now accepted as normal. We have allowed ourselves to become insensitive to evil, while yet holding on to our self-righteous better-than-thou- attitude. 

In real life we are more willing to speak up against a sin that is more unusual. But if our best friend is living with one they are not married to we are hesitant to speak the truth. If someone takes God's name in vain who are we to say anything?

Is there not a level of hypocrisy here?

We say, "I love you" to the homosexual. But do we really? Are we perhaps not just judging them while not addressing the other sins we are allowing into our lives?

And don't think I'm saying go watch the movie. I am not saying one way or another on that.

I am saying, treat EVERY sin like sin. Not just the ones you consider more disgusting. 

Be a better example by being saddened for God's sake at all sin. And in that way we can truly love those who are sinning with out judging them in bias.

"You hypocrite. First remove the log out of your own eye, and then you can see clearly to remove the speck out of your brother's eye." (Matthew 7:5)

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