December 14, 2011

My thoughts on two prominent christian sayings

Saying #1: Keep Christ in Christmas: Ok so while yes I believe we should keep christ in Christmas, it depends on what you mean when you say this.  If you are being pissed because of people writing Xmas, then I do have a bone to pick with you.  All of you need to realize that X actually stands for the Xi that starts Xhristos which is Christ in Greek.  And well a trick in Greek to shorten stuff is to write the first letter and some of the next word hence the xmas.  What I mean when I say "keep Christ in Christmas" is that we need to remember the enormity of who Christ is and who he will be in our future, and Who truly rules this place.

Saying #2: Love the Sinner, Hate the sin.  I firmly believe in this.  Like I have previously said, in my post about Gays and Lesbians, you have to love the person, ,but that doesn't mean that you have to love what they are doing, or whom they claim to be.  And I do believe that it is your Christian duty to inform them that they are doing something wrong.  What would you do if your best friend came up to you tomorrow and told you they had killed someone? Or they were cheating on their wife or husband? You would probably freak out on them, but you would somewhere tell them, 'You are still my best friend, but we need to tell someone (the cops, the spouse, etc.) about this.'.  There right there, that means that you love the sinner but hate the sin. As a christian, you should take this farther than just your friends.  As Jesus says: anyone can love their friends, it's the stranger and enemy thats hard.  I believe once you can truly get this point you will become a true Christian, and many many other Christian values will follow.  You just have to remember that there are two different parts to this: you have to love the person, but let them know that their action is wrong.  I am not saying by any-means support what they are doing.  If what they are doing overtakes them, let them know that you love them as a person, but will not anymore be able to be around them because you do not wish to condone their lifestyle.  Kind of like a drug user (yes I just compared a sinner who allows their sin to take over their life to a drug user), you have to allow them to know that you need to separate the two.  Who they are as a person, and who they are when they are sinning in the sin that screams the loudest in their life.  As Christians it is our duty to keep each-other accountable. Alright, alright, I know I've pretty much just talked in a circle, but I hope that you understand what I'm saying.
Until later,
SEF

July 26, 2011

So blessed

I love my life right now! Only thing I would like is a job, but that's about to be fixed. I have an awesome place to live, I have awesome parents, awesome siblings, awesome niece and nephew, awesome friends, and well more than anything I have an AWESOME God! I have started getting closer and closer to Christ and well it's awesome! My small group is reading "The Story" and it is probably the best book I have read in a LONG time. Mostly because it's the Bible put into a story.



You always hear: "read the Bible, it will draw you closer." I have always known that and maybe perhaps even taken it to heart, but I haven't ever taken it to the test. I can tell you now: my life is so crazy amazing right now, and I believe that it's because of that. I have always had a love of Christ and well even as a child my favorite books to read were the bible stories. This book IS the Bible. It's the Bible from start to finish. That's what is so amazing about this book, is that it's not only the Bible as a story, but it doesn't skip the "boring" parts. It condenses them, yes, but doesn't at the same time all together skip them. For me, being a religion major, it really resonates with me when a book not only goes from Genesis to Revelations, but you can see when it goes from each book to the next. If you haven't read it, I suggest it.

So as far as romance goes on in my life, I think I might have some here in a little while. I'm not going to disclose anything but that he is a godly man, and I kinda have a little bit of a crush on him. :) I know lame C: Oh, and he's in my Bible Study. Not the reason I like Bible Study, but I do enjoy Bible Study quite a bit when he's there. It's always fun to flirt during Bible Study right? ;)

June 27, 2011

My stance on gays and lesbians

Yes I am tackling this...why? because I need to say it somewhere, and well fb and twitter are not the places, and well don't really wanna talk bout it. It's really simple:
Gays and Lesbians are just like everyone else, they are sinners. Only their sin is one that they carry a BIG red G on their sweater rather than the A that adulterous use to wear. Do I hate gays? No. Do I hate their sin? Yes. As a Christian I do. I hate sin. Sin is black and in order to be in the light fully you have to get rid of all blackness in your life. Here is where most christians stop thinking. If I were to leave that statement like that it would mean that I was judgmental and "homophobic". But I feel the need to continue. I really do need to complete that statement. Every body sins...That is stated in the bible. Every gay person that you speak with will tell you the same lie "God made me this way". Why do I say it's a lie? because it is. If that hurts your feelings, I'm sorry, I'm not out to make friends. I'm out to tell you the truth. God does not make you to sin. That is something that comes from a broken world and stepping out of what God wills for your life. God doesn't will or want us to sin, but He gave us free will, and well we do have that option to sin, and to step out of His will. Trust me, I know, I have been there, done that, STILL doing that! Bottom lign: we are all sinners. So when I am not happy for and refuse to support gay "rights", don't be so surprised. As far as marriage goes I will NEVER condone gay marriage, NEVER gonna happen. That like I said above would be supporting sin, and I refuse to do it. Any kind of sin. I don't condone gay marriage, murder, lying, stealing, prostitution, or anything that goes against Christ. I love the PERSON that does that, but I don't have to love the action, or even "shut up" about it. I'm sorry. If I have a problem with you, I don't have to shove it down. I refuse to appologize for my beliefs, and compromise them on your behalf. Not going to happen. NOT. GOING. TO. HAPPEN!
Until Later
SEF