Homophobic, Islamaphobic, Gun clinging, Climate Change Deniers who don’t trust their benevolent government are decent society rejecting HATERS…Is that the message you have been hearing lately from the press?
The increased news emphasis is designed to marginalize and intimidate those who would oppose evil behaviors and recent legislative action related to hate crimes is aimed at making it illegal to verbally oppose evil behaviors and agendas.
Many well meaning Christians, feeling the societal pressure, are too quick to discard the biblical admonition to hate evil.
A few examples:
Homosexuality is being promoted to the extent that even verbal opposition to it has consequences
Global – UN Launches Unprecedented Global Campaign for LGBT Equality 7/26/2013
Canada supreme court declares portions of the bible to be in violation of Canada hate crime laws
United States – City in Texas to disallow employment of individuals who disapprove of homosexual behavior
Exodus International , Christian Ministry which helped people leave a destructive homosexual lifestyle, shuts down.
Why do some people believe that Homosexuality evil?
The Negative Health Effects of Homosexuality – http://www.frc.org/get.cfm?i=Is01B1
The statistics on homosexuality and its efects – http://www.freerepublic.com/focus/f-news/1502263/posts
The consequences of the lifestyle are not widely known
* 73% of psychiatrists say homosexuals are less happy than the average person, and of those psychiatrists, 70% say that the unhappiness is NOT due to social stigmatization (13)
* Of homosexuals questioned in one study reports that 43% admit to 500 or more partners in a lifetime, 28% admit to 1000 or more in a lifetime, and of these people, 79% say that half of those partners are total strangers, and 70% of those sexual contacts are one night stands (or, as one homosexual admits in the film “The Castro”, one minute stands) (3). Also, it is a favorite past-time of many homosexuals to go to “cruisy areas” and have anonymous sex
* 78% of homosexuals are affected by STDs (20)
* Judge John Martaugh, chief magistrate of the New York City Criminal Court has said, “Homosexuals account for half the murders in large cities” (10)
Many Homosexuals Prey on Children
* 33% of homosexuals ADMIT to minor/adult sex (7)
* There is a notable homosexual group, consisting of thousands of members, known as the North American Man and Boy Love Association ( NAMBLA). This is a child molesting homosexual group whose cry is “SEX BEFORE 8 BEFORE IT’S TOO LATE.” This group can be seen marching in most major homosexual parades across the United States
* Homosexuals commit more than 33% of all reported child molestations in the United States, which, assuming homosexuals make up 2% of the population, means that 1 in 20 homosexuals is a child molestor, while 1 in 490 heterosexuals is a child molestor (19)
* 73% of all homosexuals have had sex with boys under 19 years of age (9)
What does the bible say about homosexuality?
Scripture clearly states that homosexuality is evil.
Leviticus 18:22 – 22 “‘Do not have sexual relations with a man as one does with a woman; that is detestable.
1 Corinthians 6:9-11 “Don’t you realize that those who do wrong will not inherit the Kingdom of God? Don’t fool yourselves. Those who indulge in sexual sin, or who worship idols, or commit adultery, or are male prostitutes, or practice homosexuality, or are thieves, or greedy people, or drunkards, or are abusive, or cheat people-none of these will inherit the Kingdom of God.”
See also: Romans 1:18-32
Legal and financial advantages are being established to accelerate the spread of Islam, opposition to the advance of Islam is being thwarted by government.
Global – U.N. scheme to make Christians criminals , World Net Daily 2008
Missouri Governor vetos Anti-sharia bill
North Carolina urged to veto anti-sharia bill – July 2013
The likely outcome of outlawing al opposition to Islam and sharia law is a gradual implementation of sharia law.
One thing that the West doesn’t grasp is that Islam is a political religion with political ambitions. Omar Ahmad, the co-founder of the Council on American Islamic Relations, has said that “Islam isn’t in America to be equal to any other faith but to be dominant. The Koran should be the highest authority in America, and Islam the only accepted religion on earth.” http://www.catholicworldreport.com/Item/1757/islams_rise_and_the_wests_denial.aspx#.UfYzCinD9Hg
DHS guidelines advise deference to pro-Shariah Islamic supremacists
But is sharia law evil? See for yourself.
Top Ten Reasons Sharia is Evil selected from article by Nonie Darwish founder of Former Muslims United
- Jihad, defined as “to war against non-Muslims to establish the religion,” is the duty of every Muslim and Muslim head of state (Caliph). Muslim Caliphs who refuse jihad are in violation of Sharia and unfit to rule.
- A percentage of Zakat (charity money) must go towards jihad.
- A Muslim who leaves Islam must be killed immediately.
- Sharia never abolished slavery, sexual slavery and highly regulates it. A master will not be punished for killing his slave.
- Homosexuality is punishable by death.
- There is no age limit for marriage of girls. The marriage contract can take place anytime after birth and can be consummated at age 8 or 9.
- A man is allowed to have sex with slave women and women captured in battle, and if the enslaved woman is married her marriage is annulled.
- A woman loses custody if she remarries.
- To prove rape, a woman must have 4 male witnesses.
- It is obligatory for a Muslim to lie if the purpose is obligatory. That means that for the sake of abiding with Islam’s commandments, such as jihad, a Muslim is obliged to lie and should not have any feelings of guilt or shame associated with this kind of lying.
What does scripture say that relates to Islam?
2 Timothy 3 1But realize this, that in the last days difficult times will come.2For men will be lovers of self, lovers of money, boastful, arrogant, revilers, disobedient to parents, ungrateful, unholy,3unloving, irreconcilable, malicious gossips, without self-control, brutal, haters of good,4treacherous, reckless, conceited, lovers of pleasure rather than lovers of God,5holding to a form of godliness, although they have denied its power; Avoid such men as these.
Colossians 2: 16Therefore no one is to act as your judge in regard to food or drink or in respect to a festival or a new moon or a Sabbath day—17things which are a mere shadow of what is to come; but the substance belongs to Christ.18Let no one keep defrauding you of your prize by delighting in self-abasement and the worship of the angels, taking his stand on visions he has seen, inflated without cause by his fleshly mind,19and not holding fast to the head, from whom the entire body, being supplied and held together by the joints and ligaments, grows with a growth which is from God. 20If you have died with Christ to the elementary principles of the world, why, as if you were living in the world, do you submit yourself to decrees, such as,21“Do not handle, do not taste, do not touch!”22(which all refer to things destined to perish with use)—in accordance with the commandments and teachings of men?23These are matters which have, to be sure, the appearance of wisdom in self-made religion and self-abasement and severe treatment of the body, but are of no value against fleshly indulgence.
Choose you this day
Romans 12:9 says “Hate what is evil”
Acts 5:29 – But Peter and the apostles answered, “We must obey God rather than men.“
As Jesus demonstrated in his dealings with the woman caught in adultery, our position towards sinners is to forgive them and to call them to “go and sin no more”. We are to love the sinners but hate the sin. I don’t see many people hating the sinners; what I see becoming more common is people who claim to be loving, but who refuse to speak the truth in love.
Before we ignore God’s command to hate evil, we need to count the cost as there are consequences for the sinners and for those who fail to speak the truth in love.
If we tolerate homosexuality without voicing our opposition to its sinfulness and destructiveness, many will remain captive to its damaging lifestyle and consequences and many more children will be harmed. http://www.citizenlink.com/2010/06/17/childhood-sexual-abuse-and-male-homosexuality/
If we tolerate the rise of islam, without voicing opposition to it, then we likely suffer the same consequences as formerly Christian nations in Europe where we can now see riots and honor killings in the news. An Islamic Europe?
Gul Meena was forced to marry a 60-year-old man at the age of 12
- After five years, she met a boy and fled Pakistan for Afghanistan with him
- But her brother tracked them down, killed her boyfriend and left her for dead
Regardless of what the media or government says, a person who truly loves other people has every right to hate sharia law and to verbally oppose it.
But the worst consequence of all is the loss of our integrity and witness. If we bow to social pressure brought by unjust laws and disproportionate and unbalance media coverage, we are choosing to obey man rather than God. We are concluding that it is ”evil to serve the Lord” (Joshua 24:15) and we are in effect making government or man’s approval our god.
Joshua 24:15 And if it is evil in your eyes to serve the LORD, choose this day whom you will serve, whether the gods your fathers served in the region beyond the River, or the gods of the Amorites in whose land you dwell. But as for me and my house, we will serve the LORD.”
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The government does not want to contend with a populace that feels empowered to oppose evil. Why? Because they plan to do (more) evil and they want to minimize the opposition.