SIN AND REDEMPTION
Written by Lisa Kane 11/17/2020
There are several types of sin: lying, murder, witchcraft, homosexuality and many more.
Sin is disobeying God and there are many actions God says not to do that we do every day.
People lie, cheat, steal, kill, among other things like witchcraft and homosexuality.
Let us take a look at homosexuality. How do I know this is a sin? Because the action of this sin goes against what God
decrees in His Word to all humankind:
Genesis 9:1 & 17 NKJV
Vs. 1 So God blessed Noah and his sons, and said to them: “Be fruitful and multiply, and fill the earth.
Vs. 17 And God said to Noah, “This is the sign of the covenant which I have established between Me and all flesh that is on the earth.”
Homosexuality is unfruitful. Two males or two females are not able to produce biological offspring and therefore is not fruitful.
Homosexuality disobeys God’s word for all flesh.
Does this mean that God doesn’t love you? Absolutely not. Remember, homosexuality is a verb, not a noun. Verbs are actions. The act of lying, the act of murdering, the act of homosexuality etc. are sins that God hates. Not the person, the noun.
Does that mean there is something wrong with you? Absolutely not. In fact, quite the opposite. You were made in God’s image and He called us good.
Genesis 1:26 NKJV
Then God said, “Let Us make man in Our image, according to Our likeness;...”
Genesis 1:31 NKJV
Then God saw everything that He had made, and indeed it was very good. So the evening and the morning were the sixth day.
In fact, what is love? The biggest promotion from the LGBTQ community is that love is love.
Here’s a friendly reminder, love is action and the only human to ever prove and show true love is Jesus, and yes, He did this for everyone, and we’ve all sinned.
Joel 2:32 NKJV
And it shall come to pass that whoever calls on the name of the Lord shall be [a]saved.
Romans 10:13 NKJV
For “whoever calls on the name of the Lord shall be saved.”
Notice how important this statement is? God said it twice: once in the Old Testament and once in the New Testament.
Jesus died for ‘whoever’ – no exclusions. That means you’re not excluded either, whether you claim to be homosexual or not. In reality, you’re just another sinner in the world…just like everyone else.
Romans 3:23 NKJV
for all have sinned and fall short of the glory of God,
Here’s love from God:
John 3:16 NKJV
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.
None of us can come close to that action of love Jesus took on the cross.
When the LGBTQ community states love is love, do you love your child so much that you would let him or her burn their hand in the fire on the stove? Of course not. In fact, you love them so much that you smack their hands hoping the sting would let them know not to touch the fire.
That’s what believers are doing with those wanting approval of their sin – any sin for that matter. In this particular message, it’s homosexuality. That’s what the LGBTQ community or the spirit behind them is saying…they want to sin and they want us to say it’s ok when God’s word clearly says it’s not.
So every time something says the opposite of what they want, it stings, just like getting your hand smacked from your parents when reaching toward a fire; because you know deep down what God is telling you.
And if you really want a more direct point blank statement in the bible of homosexuality as a sin, here it is:
Leviticus 20:13 NKJV
If a man lies with a male as he lies with a woman, both of them have committed an abomination. They shall surely be put to death. Their blood shall be upon them.
Let’s talk about death here and understand the ramifications of sin in general, and not just the sin of homosexuality.
Romans 6:23 NKJV
For the wages of sin is death, but the [a]gift of God is eternal life in Christ Jesus our Lord.
The moment that Eve and Adam sinned by pulling the fruit off the tree disobeying God, they started to age. (See, sin is disobeying God.) They didn’t die right away. In fact, it took several hundred years before they finally died.
Today’s life expectancy is much shorter but the point is that if you sin, you die.
Sin from lying, murder, adultery, homosexuality, witchcraft, etc. leads to death.
But God. The gift of God, His Son is eternal life.
God is awesome. He dealt with sin by sending His son Jesus to die on the cross so that you could be saved if you want to, and this is from all sin.
So you need to ask yourself, do you want to stay in sin or do you want to follow God?
I know this stings but it’s your choice. I’d rather you don’t burn in the lake of fire from any sin you commit but see you saved!
Romans 10:9-10 NKJV
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. 10 For with the heart one believes unto righteousness, and with the mouth confession is made unto salvation.
To choose God, say this out loud:
Dear Jesus, I’m sorry. I’ve sinned and I ask You to forgive me of my sin and come into my heart and be my Lord and Savior. Thank You for Your forgiveness and mercy. In Jesus’ name Amen!
Now it’s up to you whether you want to continue sinning when it’s so obvious God doesn’t want you to.
The first thing you need is self-control. This will overcome temptation with sin.
How do you obtain self-control? Ask God.
Galatians 5:22-23 NKJV
But the fruit of the Spirit is love, joy, peace, longsuffering, kindness, goodness, faithfulness, 23 [a]gentleness, self-control. Against such there is no law.
Say this prayer out loud:
Dear Jesus, Thank You for being my Lord and Savior. Help me overcome sin by placing self-control within me. Deliver me and help me stay focused on You. In Jesus name Amen!
And just like sin in general, humanity continues to lie, cheat, etc…and when we do, go back to God. Ask Him again to change you and persevere in asking. Continue to ask Him to help you be in His image. He already sees you as that perfect jewel He made in you and He will get you on the right path if you want to.
He will keep you from the temptation of whatever sin is your poison if you want to. You just need to talk to God. He’s waiting…start talking.