The Defense of Marriage – battle in the church – Christ did not call us to argue our "opinions"….. smh.

I am sad to see people actually fussing and fighting with one another via Facebook over personal opinions regarding the marriage debate. Never — not once have I read any portion of the bible (and I have read it through several times and continue to do so regularly) where Jesus wasted His breath arguing with anyone about their opinions or views – especially not regarding matters such as these. The only thing arguing with people on how YOU feel does is cause strife, dissension, anger, resentment, and it makes people feel judged (whether you are for or against DOMA).

“Do not get involved in foolish discussions about spiritual pedigrees or in quarrels and fights about obedience to Jewish laws. These things are useless and a waste of time.” Titus 3:9

“Don’t have anything to do with foolish and stupid arguments, because you know they produce quarrels.” 2 Timothy 2:23

“You may believe there’s nothing wrong with what you are doing, but keep it between yourself and God. Blessed are those who don’t feel guilty for doing something they have decided is right.” Romans 14:22

So, while people are sitting around arguing via Facebook over this foolishness – people are hurting, hungry, contemplating suicide, and walking in darkness…if you want to testify about how you feel —- GO TESTIFY ABOUT THE TRUTH THAT IS JESUS AND HELP SOMEONE KNOW HIM and go out and HELP the sick, hungry, hurting, poor, and lost. Be you gay or straight – THAT, my brothers and sisters in Christ, is what we are called to do. 

“Religion that God our Father accepts as pure and faultless is this: to look after orphans and widows in their distress and to keep oneself from being polluted by the world.” James 1:27 

“As for the one who is weak in faith, welcome him, but not to quarrel over opinions.”Romans 14:1

Smh @the status I just saw and all the “christians” (some for, some against marriage equality) arguing back and forth on it.

“You may think you can condemn such people, but you are just as bad, and you have no excuse! When you say they are wicked and should be punished, you are condemning yourself, for you who judge others do these very same things.” Romans 2:4

This is why the church is not walking in the fullness of the power granted to us by God – too many people want to play God by condemning and judging others – telling people who can and cannot serve God – who God will and will not accept, instead of doing what we are called to do- which is LOVE one another, encourage each other to good deed, follow Christ and seek Him with our WHOLE HEARTS, and live in unison with one another. Even if you are gay and you are around people who condemn you – it is not your place to attempt to change their mind or argue with them to “convince” them of your salvation. Our duty is to share Christ with one another, help those in need, seek justice for all people – and most important LOVE GOD WITH OUR WHOLE HEARTS – I can’t say that enough! We’re so distracted by all this other foolishness that not many people are really looking at the big picture here what God actually called us to do…..let your life be an example of all the words you speak and minister to people through your love and service as Christ did. 

Pray for people continuously whom you are led to pray for…but please stop all the bible thumping, intolerant, self righteous, judgmental, Pharisee and Sadducee actions under the guise of “I’m representing God” —- I remember reading about some men that went to a friend under the guise of representing God and God went IN on them cause they THOUGHT they were speaking for Him based on what little they knew, but in fact, they were WAY OFF base and knew nothing about nothing. Again, this goes for gay, straight, bi, trans – whatever! If you gonna serve God, get your focus on HIM and watch HIM work and change lives where change is needed. What are you arguing for – do you think God is NOT in control of all things? Do you think anything going on right now is a surprise to Him? Selah. 

“I appeal to you, dear brothers and sisters, by the authority of our Lord Jesus Christ, to live in harmony with each other. Let there be no divisions in the church. Rather, be of one mind, united in thought and purpose.” 1 Corinthians 1:10 

(And just to note, if anyone comes here attempting to argue with anything I’ve written here, I will refer you back to Titus 3:9 and 2 Timothy 2:23. I make no arguments about unnecessary things when it comes to God.) Andddddd I’m off my soapbox for the day.

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