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Because I Care
Wednesday, August 14, 2013 • Posted August 16, 2013

There is an urgency to save lives. So, because I care, I’m printing God’s Word. It just might save someone from eternal damnation. We’re held accountable for what we know and what we do with what we know.

I have friends who’ve decided to have same-sex partners. I care about them. I don’t know if they believe in Jesus or not. I don’t know if they will read this article or not. But I’m living to please God now, not man. I expect negative comments, but don’t get mad at me. If we truly care, we’ll try to help somebody and do what God’s Word says, and not skirt around issues for fear of upsetting someone. Fear is torment (1 John 4:18).

God is love (1 John 4:8). Perfect love casts out fear. (1 John 4:18)

God is almighty, and He has my back.

Psalm 139:5 “Thou hast beset me behind and before, and laid thine hand upon me.”

“What? know ye not that your body is the temple of the Holy Ghost which is in you, which ye have of God, and ye are not your own? For ye are bought with a price: therefore glorify God in your body, and in your spirit, which are God's.” 1 Corinthians 6:19-20 KJV

We struggle with this, because we want control over what we do; yet we did not create ourselves or do anything great and awesome to deserve to be in control. God created us and gave us free choice, but He did teach us the consequences of obedience and disobedience. Read Deuteronomy, chapter 28. I just dare you to read ALL of it, if you can stomach it. You will see things there that are happening today.

In Leviticus 18:1 the Lord is speaking to Moses (a man), and He commands him to do or not do certain things, and one of the things God told Moses in verse 22 is “22 Thou shalt not lie with mankind, as with womankind: it is abomination.”

The Lord goes on to tell Moses “23 Neither shalt thou lie with any beast to defile thyself therewith: neither shall any woman stand before a beast to lie down thereto: it is confusion.

24 Defile not ye yourselves in any of these things: for in all these the nations are defiled which I cast out before you:

25 And the land is defiled: therefore I do visit the iniquity thereof upon it, and the land itself vomiteth out her inhabitants.

26 Ye shall therefore keep my statutes and my judgments, and shall not commit any of these abominations; neither any of your own nation, nor any stranger that sojourneth among you:

27 (For all these abominations have the men of the land done, which were before you, and the land is defiled;)

28 That the land spue not you out also, when ye defile it, as it spued out the nations that were before you.

29 For whosoever shall commit any of these abominations, even the souls that commit them shall be cut off from among their people.

30 Therefore shall ye keep mine ordinance, that ye commit not any one of these abominable customs, which were committed before you, and that ye defile not yourselves therein: I am the Lord your God.” Leviticus 18:23-30

Leviticus 20:13 “If a man also lie with mankind, as he lieth with a woman, both of them have committed an abomination: they shall surely be put to death; their blood shall be upon them.”

Deuteronomy 22:5 “The woman shall not wear that which pertaineth unto a man, neither shall a man put on a woman's garment: for all that do so are abomination unto the Lord thy God.”

1 Corinthians 6:9-10 “9 Know ye not that the unrighteous shall not inherit the kingdom of God? Be not deceived: neither fornicators, nor idolaters, nor adulterers, nor effeminate, nor abusers of themselves with mankind,

10 Nor thieves, nor covetous, nor drunkards, nor revilers, nor extortioners, shall inherit the kingdom of God.”

Definition of effeminate: an offensive term used to describe a man whose behavior, appearance, or speech is considered to be similar to that traditionally associated with women or girls.

We just read Revelations and in chapter 21, verse 8 it is written “8 But the fearful, and unbelieving, and the abominable, and murderers, and whoremongers, and sorcerers, and idolaters, and all liars, shall have their part in the lake which burneth with fire and brimstone: which is the second death.”

There’s that word abominable again.

Definition of whoremonger: someone who consorts with whores; a lecher or a pander.

Definition of lecher: a man given to excessive sexual indulgence; a lascivious or licentious man.

Definition of pander: to indulge somebody’s weaknesses or questionable wishes and tastes; procure sexual favors for somebody

If you saw somebody drowning in the Blanco River, would you try to save them? If they had their hand up, wouldn’t you reach out and grab it? If they had their hands down, would you stop and think “maybe they don’t want to be saved” and walk away? No, that thought would not enter your mind, because you know they need to be saved, and want to be saved, and you couldn’t turn your back on them and walk away; you would try to save them. No one would condemn you for reaching out to save them.

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