Yes, Christians, we have assumed that we have lost the long-disputed fight that is the freedom to homosexual marriage.
It’s funny that we call it a fight, isn’t it? A direct use of scripture would be Paul’s letter to Timothy in 2 Timothy 4:7 “I have fought the good fight…” But what we often overlook is the cross-reference, let me explain.
The same man who had written the letter to Timothy had also given us SPECIFIC instruction in battling this “fight.” Acts 20:24 states this:
“However, I consider my life worth nothing to me; my only aim is to finish the race and complete the task the Lord Jesus has given me–the task of testifying to the good news of God’s grace.”
Often times when we focus in on homosexuality, we convince ourselves that this is our fight – but is it really?
When the supreme court decision was first made public, you could find me writing well-articulated posts on the love that we should share to the homosexual community regardless of their faith because of The Lord’s calling on our lives. I was wrong. Does this mean we are not to love them? Or anyone? Not at all! But sometimes it’s best not to say anything.
Also, you could find me correcting the posts of other individuals because of their statements of false doctrine (many, of which were alluding to Leviticus). I was wrong.
The Lord woke me up one night in the midst of this with strong statements that I immediately typed into my iPhone notes: THIS IS NOT YOUR FIGHT. I soon discovered that the posts I had created were not influenced by God, but more-so influenced by the world that told me, “this IS your fight as a Christian” instead of hearing the voice that said, “be still, and know that I am God” (Psalm 46:10).
Am I saying that righteous anger is evil? No! Am I saying that we should allow sin to flourish in front of our faces? No! That would be disobedience to true doctrine!
My point within this blog is merely to say: listen to God and know your fight. Paul’s fight was testifying the good news of God’s grace in a world that persecuted it… hence the jail time and beatings that were inflicted upon him.
This is a call to action to…
Christian’s who have not walked in the shoes of homosexuals: This could possibly be a time where we are called to sit back, become faithful to the Word, and merely love God and his creation.
Christian’s who HAVE walked in the shoes of homosexuals or who HAVE felt a strong influence of the Holy Spirit in this issue through devout prayer and stillness: Fight like there is no tomorrow. But, if you must fight, fight with the word of the scripture, not condemning, but loving, not rebuking, but embracing.
We must find our calling from God. This is only made known to us through listening. Christians: LISTEN.