It seems, in this post-modern era, our walk no longer matters. When someone challenges our behavior, some of us will offer every excuse in the world about how we were born that way or how this activity gives us pleasure.
Thus, as Christians, we have come to the place where we no longer measure what we do or say by God's Word. We just do and say, all-the-while making excuses before God and man.
Something I have longed believed is God calls us to a higher calling. We are to fully serve Him and carry out His plans for our lives. We are to love one another and seek Him with our whole heart.
What does all this mean? It means we ought to do what is right. How do we know what is right? We examine our actions through God's Word. What we do and what we say must line up with God's Holy Word. 1 John 2:29 reads, "If you know that he is righteous, you know that everyone who does what is right has been born of him."
The other day I was reading about the blasphemous play Corpus Christi. This play depicts a gay Jesus and his gay disciples. The story ends with His death and a proclamation that he was "king of the queers."
Now, those who wrote this play and those who act in it will one day meet the real, sinless, Jesus. They will stand before Him, not as "king of the queers", but King of all Creation.
So, I don't have to judge those who perform this play. God will judge them. However, I can judge those who call themselves Christian and knowingly do what is wrong, according to God's Word. In this case the Director professes to be a Christian. She says the only reason she directs this play is to make sure it is done in good taste.
Question, how can someone present Jesus, as a gay person, and say they are involved because they want to make sure it is done in good taste. The Word is clear. Jesus never sinned. And to depict him living this life when the Bible says those who participate in such activity will not inherit the kingdom of God is blasphemous. (Gal 5:19-21).
So, here is my point. The director should know better. Please, do not tell me you are Christian and then justify your actions by telling us you are involved because you want to give the play dignity.
This play has no dignity. How can this play dignify our Lord? How can portraying Him as a gay person do anything to dignify Him? It cannot. Personally, I cannot think of anything more blasphemous than portraying Jesus in this manner.
Could someone portray Mohamed in this manner? Not if they wanted to stay alive. But no, somehow it is alright to portray Jesus, our Savior, this way.
I will not question whether you are Christian. You say you are and you may be. If you are, you bring shame to our faith. You mock our Lord's life. You trample on His blood and make Him out to be something He was and is not.
However, before we find pleasure in my rebuke, many of us do the same thing. We live either public or secret lives that are against God. It's time we cease justifying our actions before Him. Instead, we ought to examine our words, our actions, even our lives. I have done this and I can tell you, it is painful. I thought I was a pretty good guy, until I lined my actions up with His Word. I soon realized I was far from what God called me to be. Brokenness and repentance followed.
Paul writes, "For we are taking pains to do what is right, not only in the eyes of the Lord but also in the eyes of men"(2 Cor. 8:21). When we do this, we please God.
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