Category: Worldly Teachings

What is the Origin of Life?

What is the origin of life? Where does life come from? Does life come from non-life? Is life the product of the Big Bang or is God the Creator of all life?

Spontaneous Generation
One of the initial theories of the origin of life was spontaneous generation. This is the theory or belief that living things can arise from non-living material. The belief was that certain living forms such as maggots could arise from dead flesh or that fleas could arise from inanimate matter such as dust.
Whilst spontaneous generation has been disproven, what is crucial is the belief that life comes from non-life and this belief is still held by various scientists, evolutionists and atheists to this day.
Louis Pasteur in the 1800s disproved the theory of spontaneous generation and proved scientifically & experimentally that living things can only come from another living source.
Therefore the belief that non-life material can create living organisms cannot be scientifically proven and science experiments have failed to prove that life originates from non-living material.

Abiogenesis
Just like spontaneous generation, abiogenesis incorporates the theory that non-living material is the source of life. The major difference is that spontaneous generation is an obsolete theory. Spontaneous generation was believed to be able to occur over a shorter period of time.
Abiogenesis however, is the idea that the natural process of life arises from non-living matter, such as simple organic compounds. It is presumed or assumed to have occurred on Earth over 3 billion years ago. Abiogenesis theory is more complex in its study and attempts to discover how the first life on Earth emerged through a chain of increasingly complex organic chemical reactions, but did so only several times before giving rise to billions of years of subsequent, increasingly complicated life forms.
Secular scientists, evolutionists and atheists seldom admit it but abiogenesis is only a hypothesis. The abiogenesis theory is full of guesses, assumptions and historical conclusions that cannot be tested or proved scientifically. Therefore abiogenesis should not be received as factual or truth.
Just like spontaneous generation, abiogenesis tries to answer the question: Can non-life create life?
However, believers of abiogenesis to this day cannot prove that the origin of life comes for non-living material.

Panspermia
Panspermia is the suggestion that life on earth may have originated from outer space or other parts of the universe. Panspermia suggests that microscopic life was distributed to the earth by asteroids, comets or meteorites. The hypothesis also suggests that life may have begun after the Big Bang over 10 billion years ago.
Just like spontaneous generation & abiogenesis, the hypothesis of Panspermia cannot be tested nor proven scientifically. It is a series of guesses and assumptions by atheists and secular scientists for which there is no proof for such claims.

 

GOD AS THE CREATOR OF LIFE

Hebrews 11:3 NKJV
By faith we understand that the worlds were framed by the word of God, so that the things which are seen were not made of things which are visible.

For the Christian, the answer to the origin of life is very simple. God is the Creator of all that we see. God is the originator of life. Without God there cannot be any life.
Hebrews 11:3 tells us that the things which are seen were not made by the things which are visible.
Therefore, just because God is invisible, it does not mean that God does not exist.
Also, just because God is invisible, it does not mean that He did not create the visible.
God is living and therefore only life can come from the living. It is also a scientific fact that life can create life.
The problem with atheists, evolutionists and secular scientists is that they refuse to acknowledge the existence of God. They would rather shift having their faith placed in God to having their faith placed in scientifically unproven hypothesis such as spontaneous generation, abiogenesis or panspermia.

Christians are often ridiculed for not having proof that God is the Creator of all life. However, Christians have always believed that God exists and that God is the intelligent Creator of the universe as we know it. Christians do not apologize for their faith in God. Faith is the substance of things hoped for, the evidence of things not seen (Hebrews 11:1) and without faith it is impossible to please Him (Hebrews 11:6).

Atheists and secular scientists however take a hypocritical approach to their stance of the origin of life. While claiming to only look at the evidence, their historical conclusions regarding the origin of life are neither scientific and cannot be proven.
They ridicule Christians for lacking proof of the origin of life whilst they themselves lack proof for their own theories regarding the very same subject.
Again and again scientific evidence is stacking up that non-life CANNOT create life and no amount of scientific study or hypothesis will be able to prove that life originated from non-living material.

What is the origin of life? Genesis 1:1-31 clearly tells us the origin of life. God is the Creator. Without God there is no life.

Genesis 1:1 NKJV
In the beginning God created the heavens and the earth.

 

 

Should We Consult Horoscopes?

Should we consult horoscopes? Are we supposed to read our horoscopes and believe them? A horoscope is defined as a forecast of a person’s future, typically including a depiction of character and circumstances, based on the relative positions of the stars and planets at the time of that person’s birth.
Therefore one of the purposes of horoscopes is to attempt to forecast the future and to gain insight into future events that may or may not happen in one’s personal life.
Another purpose of horoscopes is to perceive a person’s personality or character traits based on that person’s time of birth and zodiac sign.
Most people who consult their horoscope end up receiving instruction on how to live their life or what decisions to make based on the astrological chart or readings they have received.

There is no doubt that many people of different backgrounds and religions regularly consult horoscopes and believe that the answers to life’s issues and questions are found in the stars and planets.
However, should Christians consult horoscopes? Should we believe in astrology as the answer to our future? What does the Bible say about horoscopes?

Deuteronomy 18:10-12 NKJV
There shall not be found among you anyone who makes his son or his daughter pass through the fire, or one who practices witchcraft, or a soothsayer, or one who interprets omens, or a sorcerer, 11 or one who conjures spells, or a medium, or a spiritist, or one who calls up the dead. 12 For all who do these things are an abomination to the Lord, and because of these abominations the Lord your God drives them out from before you.

Isaiah 47:13-14 NKJV
You are wearied in the multitude of your counsels; Let now the astrologers, the stargazers,
And the monthly prognosticators stand up and save you from what shall come upon you.
14 Behold, they shall be as stubble, The fire shall burn them; They shall not deliver themselves
From the power of the flame; It shall not be a coal to be warmed by, Nor a fire to sit before!

Astrology and horoscopes are a form of divination. Divination is a method of forecasting the future without the participation or power of God. Divination is therefore a demonic method of attempting to foretell the future. It is forbidden by God (Leviticus 19:26) and in many cases there is a demonic spirit of divination (Acts 16:16) that is involved in this practice.

God does not want us to consult astrologers and horoscopes. He wants us to consult Him and to trust in Him for our future (Proverbs 3:5-6). Divination only leads to fear, anxiety and a lack of trust in God who holds your life & future in His hands. Horoscopes lead people away from God because they are demonically inspired (1 Timothy 4:1). Horoscopes therefore shift people’s faith away from God and away from the Bible which is God-inspired (2 Timothy 3:16-17).

God’s will and plan for our lives cannot be found in astrology or by reading horoscopes. We can only find out God’s plan for our lives through meditating the Scriptures (Psalms 1:1-3) and by having a trusting, personal and prayerful relationship with God through our Saviour Jesus Christ (John 14:1-6).
Only our Creator knows our future. Only our Creator can direct our lives if we allow Him into our life. Only our Creator can reveal to us the truth (Jeremiah 33:3).

Jeremiah 29:11-13 NKJV
For I know the thoughts that I think toward you, says the Lord, thoughts of peace and not of evil, to give you a future and a hope. 12 Then you will call upon Me and go and pray to Me, and I will listen to you. 13 And you will seek Me and find Me, when you search for Me with all your heart.

God has a plan and a future for our lives. Let us trust in Him. Let us put our total faith in Him and not in horoscopes.

 

WHO OR WHAT DO YOU TRUST?
Have you been trusting in anything else other than Jesus Christ in your life? Our trust for our future should only be in God and not in anything or anyone else (Jeremiah 17:5-8).
Are you tired of putting your trust in horoscopes and astrology to give you guidance about your future?
Why not instead put your trust in your Creator – God?
God created you “to give you a future and a hope” (Jeremiah 29:11) and only God is able to give you direction pertaining to your future.
To have a personal relationship with God we must accept His begotten Son Jesus Christ as our Lord and Saviour. Jesus is the way, the truth and life towards having a divine and godly direction in our life (John 14:6)

 

DO YOU WANT TO BE A CHRISTIAN or A FOLLOWER OF JESUS CHRIST???

1. ACKNOWLEDGE: “For all have sinned and fall short of the glory of God” (Romans 3:23). “God be merciful to me a sinner” (Luke 18:13).
You must acknowledge that you are a sinner and that you therefore need Jesus in your life.

2. REPENT: “Unless you repent you will all likewise perish” (Luke 13:3), “Repent therefore and be converted that your sins may be blotted out” (Acts 3:19)
Repenting means: to change your mind; a sincere turning away, in heart, mind and action;
Therefore God wants you to repent of sinful values and of sinful living. God wants you to decide to
follow Him and to make Jesus the Lord of your life.

3. CONFESSION: “If we confess our sins. He is faithful and just to forgive us our sins, and to cleanse us from all unrighteousness” (1 John 1:9). “That if you confess with your mouth the Lord Jesus and believe in your heart that God has raised Him from the dead, you will be saved” (Romans 10:9)
God is a forgiving God. God will forgive any sin that you have done because Jesus died for ALL your sins and to set you free from the bondage of all types of sin in your life.

4. BELIEVE: “For God so loved the world that He gave His only begotten Son, that whoever believes in Him should not perish, but have everlasting life” (John 3:16).
You must believe that ONLY Jesus can save you and restore your relationship with God. You must believe that Jesus is the ONLY way by which you can have everlasting life and escape from eternal separation from God. You must believe that Jesus died on the cross for you and resurrected from the grave.
“He came to His own, and His own did not receive him, But as many as received Him, to them He gave the right to become children of God, even to those who believe in His name” (John 1:11-12)
By faith, You must receive Jesus as Your Lord & Savior and therefore; you become a child of God; you become born again; you become a Christian; you restore your broken relationship with God

 

Why Not Make Your Eternal Decision NOW?

We become born again Christians by GRACE through FAITH or TOTAL TRUST in Jesus Christ as our Lord & Savior (Galatians 3:26) & (Ephesians 2:8,9). Salvation is a FREE gift received through FAITH in Christ.

PLEASE NOTE: You can choose to pray in your own words. This prayer is a sample prayer and it is only an EXPRESSION of your faith, belief & trust in Jesus. Salvation is by GRACE through FAITH or BELIEVING in Christ Jesus as your Lord & Saviour.

“Lord Jesus, I thank You for Your love. I thank You that You died on the cross for me and resurrected so that I may have life through You.
I confess Lord that I have sinned against You and today I ask You to forgive me of all of my sins, past present and future.
I repent of all of my sins and I ask You to cleanse me Jesus.
Thank You for forgiving my sins.
From this moment, come into my life Lord Jesus & take full control of my life. I want to follow You Jesus and I want to follow Your ways. Save me and from today, make me the person You want me to be.
I receive You Lord Jesus right now by faith. I trust You as my Lord and Savior – Amen”

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How To Identify a False Prophet / False Teacher

Matthew 7:15-18 NKJV
Beware of false prophets, who come to you in sheep’s clothing, but inwardly they are ravenous wolves. You will know them by their fruits. Do men gather grapes from thorn bushes or figs from thistles? Even so, every good tree bears good fruit, but a bad tree bears bad fruit. A good tree cannot bear bad fruit, nor can a bad tree bear good fruit.

We live in a time where money and not lost souls, is the motivation for why people become pastors; We are living in a time where a person who calls himself a “pastor” announces that he supports homosexuality & gay marriage; We live in a time where the gospel is no longer about the grace and love of God through the life, death & resurrection of Jesus Christ – instead there are now heretic teachings such as the “prosperity gospel” whose focus is to enrich the preachers of the prosperity gospel movement.

The Bible warns us that false prophets and teachers are “deceitful workers, transforming themselves into apostles of Christ” (2 Corinthians 11:13).
However, one of the methods on how to identify a false prophet / false teacher is by studying the doctrine that they preach & believe and comparing it with what is written in the Bible.
For example false teachers may teach that you must keep the law and earn or work for your salvation. Yet there are many verses in the Bible that teach us that salvation is a free gift and that we are saved by grace and NOT by works (Ephesians 2:8-9).
It is therefore up to every Christian to be like the Bereans in Acts 17:11 who after hearing the preaching would “search the Scriptures daily to find out whether these things were so”.
Therefore the Bereans did not just listen to the preaching, but they verified through the Scriptures if what they had been told through the Scriptures is true or not.

Therefore knowing & studying the word of God for yourself is the best way to guard yourself against false teachers & prophets (2 Timothy 2:15).

2 Timothy 2:15-16 NKJV
Be diligent to present yourself approved to God, a worker who does not need to be ashamed, rightly dividing the word of truth.

 

IDENTIFYING A FALSE PROPHET / TEACHER THROUGH HIS DOCTRINE

The first way that you can detect false prophets or teachers is by how they interpret, practice and teach the word of God. Remember that even the devil used scripture and he misinterpreted the scriptures in an attempt to tempt and manipulate Jesus (Matthew 4:5-7)

Therefore a false prophet will show the following traits in pertaining to doctrine

  1. A false prophet or teacher preaches a different gospel. He does not correctly interpret the word of God, but he will interpret the scriptures inappropriately in order to subtly deceive people to meet his personal deceptive agenda.
    Examples of a different gospel is the “name-it-and-claim-it gospel” or the “prosperity gospel”. Another example is the teachings that salvation is attainable through personal works. (Galatians 1:6-9 NKJVI marvel that you are turning away so soon from Him who called you in the grace of Christ, to a different gospel, 7 which is not another; but there are some who trouble you and want to pervert the gospel of Christ. 8 But even if we, or an angel from heaven, preach any other gospel to you than what we have preached to you, let him be accursed. 9 As we have said before, so now I say again, if anyone preaches any other gospel to you than what you have received, let him be accursed.)
  1. They preach only what people want to hear – even if it is the wrong thing. (2 Timothy 4:3-5 NKJVFor the time will come when they will not endure sound doctrine, but according to their own desires, because they have itching ears, they will heap up for themselves teachers; and they will turn their ears away from the truth, and be turned aside to fables.)
  1. Their teachings reject the work of Christ on the cross and instead give precedence to self-glorification, self-effort and self-achievement apart from Christ. Many false teachers have become more like motivational speakers. Rather than glorifying Christ & His finished work, false teachers teach humanism and glorify human ability & human achievement above Christ. (2 Peter 2:1 NKJVBut there were also false prophets among the people, even as there will be false teachers among you, who will secretly bring in destructive heresies, even denying the Lord who bought them, and bring on themselves swift destruction)
  1. False teachers / prophets seldom teach their listeners or followers to read the Bible for themselves so that the followers may personally learn from God through His word. False prophets / teachers subtly prefer that their own teachings become the sole authority over people instead of God’s word. (Matthew 16:11-12 NKJV“How is it you do not understand that I did not speak to you concerning bread? — but to beware of the leaven of the Pharisees and Sadducees.” Then they understood that He did not tell them to beware of the leaven of bread, but of the doctrine of the Pharisees and Sadducees.)
  1. False teachers / prophets at times teach the doctrines of demons & deceiving spirits instead of God’s word (1 Timothy 4:1 NKJVNow the Spirit expressly says that in latter times some will depart from the faith, giving heed to deceiving spirits and doctrines of demons)

1 John 4:1 NKJV
Beloved, do not believe every spirit, but test the spirits, whether they are of God; because many false prophets have gone out into the world.

Be careful what you listen to. Be careful what you feed yourself with. It is very important as a Christian that you have a one-on-one relationship with God. It is also imperative that you learn to study the word of God alone and to spend quality time with God. You must rely on the Holy Spirit to teach you and guide you pertaining to the word of God.
God’s word is food to your spirit. It is good to listen to teachings of other people – however it is also important that you also study God’s word for yourself.
When you have a sound relationship with God and when you are constantly learning God’s word and studying and meditating His word, you will not easily be swayed by false prophets or teachings whenever they come in your direction.

2 Timothy 3:16-17 NKJV
The word of God also says “All Scripture is given by inspiration of God, and is profitable for doctrine, for reproof, for correction, for instruction in righteousness, that the man of God may be complete, thoroughly equipped for every good work

TODAY. Study the word of God for yourself.

Do Unborn Lives Matter?

Do unborn lives matter? Is abortion really justifiable? Why is abortion wrong?

  • Imagine if somebody tried to kill you in your sleep. Imagine yourself being killed without the opportunity to defend yourself verbally and physically.
  • Imagine that while you slept, the people who want to kill you considered your existence on this earth to be a mistake.
  • Imagine while you slept, people voted & deliberated as to whether you should be put to death or not. Imagine that even while you slept the people who want you killed believed that you are a “lesser being” and therefore your personal opinion or rights regarding your existence did not matter.
  • Imagine while you slept that the people who want to murder you thought that your existence was a hindrance to their own lives. Imagine that while you slept, the people who would desire to have you killed decided that they could not allow you to live another 9 months because your existence within those 9 months was unbearable for them.
  • Imagine while you slept that the people who would wish you dead considered you to be less than human in order to justify the terrible thing that they are about to do to you.

Whilst unborn babies sleep inside their mother’s womb there are people who plot the abortion of their unborn children. Many mothers & fathers selfishly deliberate whether to abort their children or not. Abortion is wrong. It’s not of God not matter what the laws of a country will say. The law of God stands above the man-made laws of a nation. God has a plan for unborn babies and the act of aborting an unborn baby is a sin against God.

Jeremiah 1:4,5 says “Then the word of the Lord came to me, saying: “Before I formed you in the womb I knew you; Before you were born I sanctified you; I ordained you a prophet to the nations.”

 

To the people who believe that abortion is okay, it’s important to conscientise them of the following:

  1. It’s easy to support abortion when you’re not the one being killed.
  2. Take the time to remember and acknowledge that your own mother did not abort you.
  3. Would you have preferred it if your own parent(s) had aborted you – and for your potential to be born to be taken away from you whilst not having any choice in the matter?
  4. If a baby is in the womb of a woman and if that baby is breathing – then is it not alive?
  5. If a “fetus” is not alive – then why do you have to kill it?

 

In certain countries a person can be fined heavily for more than $10000 or face long imprisonment for killing an endangered animal. It is illegal for example, to kill an eagle egg but yet in the same countries it is okay/legal to have an abortion of an unborn child for any reason.

God clearly reveals to us that an unborn child matters and that we as people are more important than even the birds.

Matthew 6:26 says “Look at the birds of the air, for they neither sow nor reap nor gather into barns; yet your heavenly Father feeds them. Are you not of more value than they?”

Are we not of more value than birds? The value of a human life is more important than any animal – yet our world has put the value & rights of an unborn animal above the value of an unborn human life.

Whilst abortionists or pro-abortion activists would disagree, the word of God clearly reveals to us that unborn lives indeed matter. God values an unborn child. The term “with child” is mentioned more than 20 times when referring to a pregnant woman. The Bible does not mention the word “fetus” at all and neither does the word of God refer to an unborn child as being inhuman until it is born.

 

Why Is Abortion Wrong?

  • An unborn child is not a “fetus”. It is human. The DNA of an unborn child already comes from its biological mother and father. Humans produce humans. Humans do not produce a different kind of creature. This therefore makes the act of abortion an act of killing another human being.
  • An unborn child is innocent and it is a creation of God. Therefore God has a plan and a purpose for that child (Jeremiah 1:4,5). To abort an unborn baby would be to interfere in the plan of God for that child.
  • An unborn child is made in God’s image (Genesis 1:26,27). An unborn child is therefore of more value than an animal. Whilst animals are good and important to the earth, the value of an unborn child outweighs the value of any animal (Matthew 6:26). Animals were not made in God’s image. Humans were made in His image.
  • God’s word uses the terms “child”, “son”, “daughter”, “baby”, “with child” when referring to unborn children. These terms are therefore evidence that human life is present before birth. Therefore the abortion of an unborn child is the shedding of innocent human blood.

 

GOD OFFERS FORGIVENESS IF YOU HAVE HAD AN ABORTION

It’s important to note that God can forgive any sin no matter how bad we think our sins are. God can forgive any person who has had an abortion.

1 John 1:9 says “If we confess our sins, He is faithful and just to forgive us our sins and to cleanse us from all unrighteousness”

God is also able to help us deal with the guilt and pain of abortion. He is also able to help us to move forward. However, we must genuinely come to Him and confess and repent.

Jesus Christ paid for ALL our sins – past, present & future. To receive forgiveness and everlasting life we must accept Jesus Christ as our Lord & Saviour.

 

Have You Accepted Jesus Christ? Are You Born Again Christian?
If you are reading this article and have never given your life to Jesus Christ, it’s important to know that Jesus died for your sins. He took your punishment on the cross so that whoever accepts Him in faith will not perish but have eternal life (John 3:16).
As mentioned above, salvation is a FREE GIFT and salvation is not received by works but it is received by FAITH in Jesus Christ. It is that simple. A person must repent & by faith accept Jesus Christ as Lord & Saviour because Jesus is the only way, the truth & the life and the only Mediator between God & man.

 

DO YOU WANT TO BE A CHRISTIAN / A FOLLOWER OF JESUS CHRIST???

1. ACKNOWLEDGE: “For all have sinned and fall short of the glory of God” (Romans 3:23). “God be merciful to me a sinner” (Luke 18:13).
You must acknowledge that you are a sinner and that you therefore need Jesus in your life.

2. REPENT: “Unless you repent you will all likewise perish” (Luke 13:3), “Repent therefore and be converted that your sins may be blotted out” (Acts 3:19)
Repenting means: to change your mind; a sincere turning away, in heart, mind and action;
Therefore God wants you to repent of sinful values and of sinful living. God wants you to decide to
follow Him and to make Jesus the Lord of your life.

3. CONFESSION: “If we confess our sins. He is faithful and just to forgive us our sins, and to cleanse us from all unrighteousness” (1 John 1:9). “That if you confess with your mouth the Lord Jesus and believe in your heart that God has raised Him from the dead, you will be saved” (Romans 10:9)
God is a forgiving God. God will forgive any sin that you have done because Jesus died for ALL your sins and to set you free from the bondage of all types of sin in your life.

4. BELIEVE: “For God so loved the world that He gave His only begotten Son, that whoever believes in Him should not perish, but have everlasting” (John 3:16). “He who believes and is baptized will be saved; but he who does not believe will be condemned” (Mark 16:16)
You must believe that ONLY Jesus can save you and restore your relationship with God. You must believe that Jesus is the ONLY way by which you can have everlasting life and escape from eternal separation from God. You must believe that Jesus died on the cross for you and resurrected from the grave.

5. RECEIVE: “He came to His own, and His own did not receive him, But as many as received Him, to them He gave the right to become children of God, even to those who believe in His name” (John 1:11-12)
By faith, You must receive Jesus as Your Lord & Saviour and therefore; you become a child of God; you become born again; you become a Christian; you restore your broken relationship with God
Why not make your eternal decision now and pray the following prayer?

You can say this prayer below. This prayer is only an expression of your trust & belief in Jesus. Salvation is only through FAITH in Christ (Galatians 3:26)

If you desire to express your faith in Jesus through prayer but you’re not sure what to say, you are free to say the prayer below

“Lord Jesus, I thank You for Your love. I thank You that You died on the cross for me and resurrected so that I may have life through You.
I confess Lord that I have sinned against You and today I ask You to forgive me of all of my sins, past present and future.
I repent of all of my sins and I ask You to cleanse me Jesus.
Thank You for forgiving my sins.
From this moment, come into my life Lord Jesus & take full control of my life. I want to follow You Jesus and I want to follow Your ways. Save me and from today, make me the person You want me to be.
I receive You Lord Jesus right now by faith. I make You my Lord and Saviour
Amen”

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Why Is Homosexuality A Big Issue?

Why is homosexuality a big issue with both Christians and non-Christians? Why does this issue continue making headlines through-out the world and will homosexuality ever be accepted as a normal lifestyle specifically by Christians?

There is no doubt that the Biblical view of homosexuality is that this sexual lifestyle is a sin against God and that God does not and He will never accept homosexuality as being a good thing.

The Bible of course mentions that there are many other sins that God hates but in this current time homosexuality and gay marriage are the issues that have taken centre stage and because these particular issues are being debated prominently in media, politics, and law it is important to understand why homosexuality is a big deal and why most Christians are vehemently against homosexuality & gay marriage.

  1. Homosexuality Is Viewed As Not Hurting Anybody

The argument often used by gay supporters is that homosexuality does not hurt anyone, and that there is nothing wrong if 2 people (of the same sex) love each other.
The truth is, homosexuality DOES hurt someone. It hurts the very people involved in the homosexual relationship and there are physical, biological, spiritual & eternal ramifications when people openly rebel against God in order to live this kind of lifestyle (1 Corinthians 6:9).
Homosexuality also hurts the gay person because when a homosexual is involved in a homosexual relationship that person sins against his own body & his own soul (1 Corinthians 6:18).
Then why should Christians care? A Christian cares enough because he/she is motivated by love to speak the truth and to help people understand God’s love and God’s mind so that they may be saved from the deception of the devil.
Biologically and spiritually, a gay person is hurt in different ways. The Bible, history, our physiology and creation itself argue against same-sex marriage. Marriage is designed to be between a male and a female. Homosexuality & same-sex marriage goes against God’s natural order and purpose.
Genesis 2:24 NKJV – Therefore a man shall leave his father and mother and be joined to his wife, and they shall become one flesh.

A man shall leave his mother (female) and father (male) to be with his wife (female) so that the two of them (as male & female) can start their own family.

According to God’s word, only a man and a woman can become “one flesh”

God did not intend for a man and another man to become “one flesh”, nor did God intend for a woman and another woman to become “one flesh”.

Therefore homosexuality dishonors the soul and body of a person because a person does not use their body for what God originally & biologically intended.
Romans 1:24-27 NKJV – Therefore God also gave them up to uncleanness, in the lusts of their hearts, to dishonor their bodies among themselves… For this reason God gave them up to vile passions. For even their women exchanged the natural use for what is against nature. 27 Likewise also the men, leaving the natural use of the woman, burned in their lust for one another, men with men committing what is shameful, and receiving in themselves the penalty of their error which was due.

 

  1. Homosexuality Is A Celebrated Sin

When was the last time you heard that a husband committed adultery, and the press, the media and the celebrities applauded as “righteous” and “brave” at the actions of a man cheating on his wife.
When was the last time you heard that a loving parent was delighted to learn that his/her 17 year old child is sexually active with somebody and that fornicating is good & healthy for a teenage child?
If a person is cringing or frowning at the above examples or if one finds them absurd even in the slightest it shows that our conscious reflects that such sexual actions are neither normal no appropriate.
However, unlike any other sexual lifestyle or behavior, homosexuality is being publically promoted, celebrated and applauded aggressively by people who support this lifestyle in an effort to normalize this sinful behavior in the minds and hearts of people.
Isaiah 5:20 ESV – Woe to those who call evil good and good evil; Who put darkness for light and light for darkness; Who put bitter for sweet and sweet for bitter!

 

  1. Homosexuality Is Causing Persecution Among People Who Don’t Accept the Lifestyle

There are some who accuse those who speak against homosexuality & gay marriage as promoting hate speech.
The truth is, it is the duty of every true born again Christian to speak against sin and to speak about the Good News of Jesus Christ and the redemption from sin that Jesus Christ offers us through His finished work on the cross.
Therefore a true Bible believing Christian cannot speak against the word of God nor can he/she support something that he/she knows to be a sin. Therefore because God highlights several times that homosexuality is a sin, it is the duty of true Christians to speak the mind of God regarding this issue. This is therefore one of the reasons why homosexuality continues to be a big issue. Gay supporters & Christian believers have taken a strong stance against each other and of late it’s the Christians who seem to be suffering persecution for standing in support of God’s word.
1 Peter 3:13-17 NKJV – And who is he who will harm you if you become followers of what is good? 14 But even if you should suffer for righteousness’ sake, you are blessed. “And do not be afraid of their threats, nor be troubled.”   15 But sanctify the Lord God in your hearts, and always be ready to give a defense to everyone who asks you a reason for the hope that is in you, with meekness and fear; 16 having a good conscience, that when they defame you as evildoers, those who revile your good conduct in Christ may be ashamed. 17 For it is better, if it is the will of God, to suffer for doing good than for doing evil.

 

  1. Homosexuality Is Being Normalized & Desensitized Through Film & Media

Films & other various forms of media are being used in order to “normalize” and desensitize people’s perception of homosexuality & gay marriage. Not only are adults the target but also children are gradually becoming targeted in order for children to accept homosexuality as a normal lifestyle as they grow into adulthood.
1 Corinthians 6:9 ESV – Do you not know that the unrighteous will not inherit the kingdom of God? Do not be deceived: neither the sexually immoral, nor idolaters, nor adulterers, nor men who practice homosexuality
The truth is, in God’s eyes, sin is sin. Homosexuality is such a huge problem to the human condition that the Bible says that people who “practice homosexuality” will not inherit the kingdom of God.
This is another reason why homosexuality is a big issue. Attempting to normalize homosexuality will never change God’s view of this sin. In fact, according to the Bible, homosexuality can cost a person’s place in the kingdom of God. This is why Christians warn people of the spiritual dangers of homosexuality.

 

  1. Those Who Accept & Agree With Homosexuality Are Seen As Progressive People

Not only has the secular world accepted homosexuality & gay marriage but very slowly and gradually there are apostate pastors and apostate churches that are coming out in support of homosexuality. Such apostate pastors & churches are readily seen as being “progressive” and “tolerant” in the eyes of the world and gay supporters while Christians who oppose are denounced as homophobic & intolerant.
However, the Scriptures teach that Christians should not be conformed to the standards & culture of the world and its systems (Romans 12:2). Christian beliefs are governed by the word of God.
James 4:4 NKJV – Adulterers and adulteresses! Do you not know that friendship with the world is enmity with God? Whoever therefore wants to be a friend of the world makes himself an enemy of God.
There is no progressive thinking behind supporting the sin of homosexuality. Rather, whenever people vehemently support the sin nature they oppose the mind of God and cause their conscious to be seared and their mind to be debased.
Romans 1:27-29 NKJV – Likewise also the men, leaving the natural use of the woman, burned in their lust for one another, men with men committing what is shameful, and receiving in themselves the penalty of their error which was due. 28 And even as they did not like to retain God in their knowledge, God gave them over to a debased mind, to do those things which are not fitting;

 

God Loves the Sinner but Hates the Sin

God’s love and grace is extended to ALL people regardless of our sinful lifestyles. Jesus did not die for the righteous, but He died for sinners.
Luke 5:31-32 NKJV – Jesus answered and said to them, “Those who are well have no need of a physician, but those who are sick.  32 I have not come to call the righteous, but sinners, to repentance.”
Furthermore, God is just and faithful to forgive us when we confess our sins. There is no sin that God cannot forgive but He is ready to forgive us when we realize that we are sinners.

Homosexuality is a sin that God will forgive if we confess and we do not need to walk in condemnation.

1 John 1:8-10 NKJV – If we say that we have no sin, we deceive ourselves, and the truth is not in us. 9 If we confess our sins, He is faithful and just to forgive us our sins and to cleanse us from all unrighteousness.

 

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DO YOU WANT TO BE SAVED / BECOME A CHILD OF GOD & A FOLLOWER OF JESUS CHRIST???

As mentioned above, salvation is a FREE GIFT and salvation is not received by works but it is received by FAITH in Jesus Christ. It is that simple. A person must repent & by faith accept Jesus Christ as Lord & Saviour because Jesus is the only way, the truth & the life and the only Mediator between God & man.

 

  1. ACKNOWLEDGE: “For all have sinned and fall short of the glory of God” (Romans 3:23). “God be merciful to me a sinner” (Luke 18:13).
    You must acknowledge that you are a sinner and that you therefore need Jesus in your life.
  1. REPENT: “Unless you repent you will all likewise perish” (Luke 13:3), “Repent therefore and be converted that your sins may be blotted out” (Acts 3:19)
    Repenting means: to change your mind; a sincere turning away, in heart, mind and action;
    Therefore God wants you to repent of sinful values and of sinful living. God wants you to decide to follow Him and to make Jesus the Lord of your life.
  1. CONFESSION: “If we confess our sins. He is faithful and just to forgive us our sins, and to cleanse us from all unrighteousness” (1 John 1:9). “That if you confess with your mouth the Lord Jesus and believe in your heart that God has raised Him from the dead, you will be saved” (Romans 10:9)
    God is a forgiving God. God will forgive any sin that you have done because Jesus died for ALL your sins and to set you free from the bondage of all types of sin in your life.
  1. BELIEVE: “For God so loved the world that He gave His only begotten Son, that whoever believes in Him should not perish, but have everlasting” (John 3:16). “He who believes and is baptized will be saved; but he who does not believe will be condemned” (Mark 16:16)
    You must believe that ONLY Jesus can save you and restore your relationship with God. You must believe that Jesus is the ONLY way by which you can have everlasting life and escape from eternal separation from God. You must believe that Jesus died on the cross for you and resurrected from the grave.
  1. RECEIVE:“He came to His own, and His own did not receive him, But as many as received Him, to them He gave the right to become children of God, even to those who believe in His name” (John 1:11-12)
    By faith, You must receive Jesus as Your Lord & Saviour and therefore; you become a child of God; you become born again; you become a Christian; you restore your broken relationship with God

 

Why Not Make Your Eternal Decision Now and Pray the Following Prayer?

You can say this prayer below. You’re saved by FAITH in Jesus Christ. This prayer is only an expression of your trust & belief in Jesus.

Pray this prayer to receive Jesus as your Lord and Saviour right now:

“Lord Jesus, I thank You for Your love. I thank You that You died on the cross for me and resurrected so that I may have life through You.
I confess Lord that I have sinned against You and today I ask You to forgive me of all of my sins, past present and future.
I repent of all of my sins and I ask You to cleanse me Jesus.
Thank You for forgiving my sins.
From this moment, come into my life Lord Jesus & take full control of my life. I want to follow You Jesus and I want to follow Your ways. Save me and from today, make me the person You want me to be.
I receive You Lord Jesus right now by faith. I make You my Lord and Saviour
Amen”

Have you, by faith, received & accepted Jesus Christ as your Lord & Savior because of what you have read here? If so, please let us know by clicking on the “I have accepted Jesus Christ today” button below so that we may explain this wonderful decision you have made & steps you can make to grow in the Lord.

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