I’m so sick of the media fight back and forth about whether what Phil Robertson said was right or wrong. Perhaps the freedom of speech amendment does give us all the right to say what we believe. But with that right comes a sobering and serious responsibility, especially for Christians. It is our responsibility to carefully consider our words before we dare to spout forth one little bit of a piece of our minds!
How will what we are about to say affect the people hearing it? Is what we are about to say loving and kind? Will it edify others? Will it hurt others? Will what we have to say draw people closer to the saving grace of our loving Savior or will it drive them as far away as possible from a hateful. tyrannical God?
Once our words leave our mouths and hit the air we can never take them back. Rarely does back pedaling to explain that what we said wasn’t really what we meant to say clean up our verbal messes! I know this because I’ve hurt people with my own judgmental words. I’ve also found myself on the receiving end of some pretty hurtful words a time or two!
The one thing I do know is this…Before I knew the Lord, if someone had told me that I was a disgusting abomination whose fate was to burn in hell for all eternity, I would most certainly NOT have gone running to the alter to repeat the sinner’s prayer!
When the adulterous woman’s accusers were about to stone her to death Jesus intervened on her behalf. He told them that who ever was without sin could cast the first stone. One by one her accusers all walked away! Jesus told the woman that he didn’t condemn her. He also told her to sin no more.
It is not our job to judge and condemn anyone! Only God, Himself has the right to judge and decide who who will or won’t be allowed into heaven.
If all homosexuals are going to burn in the great lake of fire than, my friend so also are all the rest of us!
(Galatians 5:19-21) Now the works of the flesh are evident: sexual immorality, impurity, sensuality, idolatry, sorcery, enmity, strife, jealousy, fits of anger, rivalries, dissensions divisions, envy, drunkenness, orgies, and things like these. I warn you, as I warned you before, that those who do such things will not inherit the kingdom of God.
(1 Corinthians 6:9-10) Or 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, nor thieves, nor the greedy, nor drunkards, nor revilers, nor swindlers will inherit the kingdom of God.
I think these verses cover just about everyone of us! We are all sinners in one way or another!
Now I ask you, “Which one of you is going to cast the first stone?” It’s sure as hell not going to be me!