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But Peter & the other apostles answered.. “We ought to obey God rather than men.” Acts 5:29

 Am I your enemy because I share the truth with you?

 Before we dig in, please understand this.. The thumb print of the Holy Spirit is, if it is truly a divine message from above ..you will hear truth from the Bible, even hard to hear truth however, it will always be followed up by hope & a clear path back to God.. So I implore you to hear what the Spirit is saying & keep reading until the end of this message. I promise you that your eternal destiny depends on hearing the entire message, beginning to end. I only speak in love as I have been requested, by both family & dear friends to answer this subject from God’s word. I serve, so here it goes.

If Christ followers, such as myself hated gays then we would just shut up & let judgment come & have it’s inevitable day. Because we love you & are equally imperfect folk we speak up. We who do share Jesus with you truly wish to have you as our neighbor in paradise, not on the fatal side of wrath. This is why I say to both dearest brothers & sisters firstly, repent.

Does man have authority to alter what God created?

Does man have authority to alter what God says?

Repent?! Them’s Fightin’ words!: Nothing would please the devil more then this to be an ‘us vs. them’ thing. That ancient serpent is very cunning & well knows that if he can spin things that way then there will be a separation. A closed spirit by those listening, if you will. As many of us have learned in life when we separate no one wins but Satan. Misery loves company.. So this is not a win the argument discussion. I firmly believe in ‘Win an argument, lose a friend.’ I come out the Bible ..so that our creator & redeemer is heard in these last times. Don’t be duped by the original lair. I do not want to lose you.

Also, to expose a very recent lie of the enemy.. & you can quote me on it: There is NO reputable Christian group actively seeking to separate homosexual couples. The TV & Media blitz tell a tall tale of Christian haters..but this is an ridiculous untruth. We have a few weirdos. Heck Islam is stuck with Al-Queda & we have some twisted nut jobs too. Unfortunately every group has their share of nuts. Embarrassing as it is to admit.. Christians are no exception. Haters do not represent Jesus. We are, by no means here to outlaw love but to battle lust & get you to the life source, Jesus ..please let me explain.

God does not wish to lose any of us: “Do u think that I like 2 see wicked people die? says the Lord. Of course not! I want them 2 turn from their wicked ways & live.” Eze. 18:23 NLT

The Lord is not slow in keeping his promise, as some understand slowness. Instead he is patient with you, not wanting anyone to perish, but everyone to come to repentance.” 2Peter 3:9 NIV

What does Jesus say regarding God’s law?

If you love Me, keep My commandments.” “He who does not love Me does not keep My words; & the word which you hear is not Mine but the Father’s who sent Me.” ~Jesus in John 14:15, 24 NIV

For truly I tell you, until heaven and earth disappear, not the smallest letter, not the least stroke of a pen, will by any means disappear from the Law until everything is accomplished.” ~Jesus in Mat. 5:18 NIV

Didn’t He change His mind since then?:

Jesus Christ is the same yesterday & today & forever.” Heb. 13:8 NIV .. Clearly man changes with the times. God stays the same: “..the Father of the heavenly lights, who does not change..” James 1:17 NIV ‘abridged’

We all sin and fall short (see Rom. 3:23) however, we are not to practice sin nor continue in it. The Apostle Paul was clear as can be on this (Grace vs. Law):”What shall we say, then? Shall we go on sinning so that grace may increase?By no means! We are those who have died to sin; how can we live in it any longer?” Rom. 6:1,2 NIV Sin separates us from God..

Remember Satan brought lawlessness (sin) into the universe therefore, he & everything he polluted the galaxy with must be utterly destroyed by fire. If not, purification can not happen for the New Heavens & the New Earth. You have heard it said, love the sinner, hate the sin. I truthfully tell you that in the end, God will not differentiate sinner from sin. If the lifestyle is separate from God, this will ultimately require an eternal separation from God & His people. “In a similar way, Sodom and Gomorrah & the surrounding towns gave themselves up to sexual immorality & perversion. They serve as an example of those who suffer the punishment of eternal fire.” Jude 1:7 NIV

.. Sadly the pro homosexual churches hide this truth from their congregation. I would be doing you a great disservice if I did the same. Just can’t explain that one away friends. (for the S&G story see Gen. Chapter 19)

What does the law of God say regarding homosexuality?

“ ‘Do not have sexual relations with a man as one does with a woman; that is detestable.” “ ‘If a man has sexual relations with a man as one does with a woman, both of them have done what is detestable. They are to be put to death; their blood will be on their own heads.” Lev. 18:22 & 20:13 NIV God is equal & fair so the same would apply to women on women relations. Interesting that sexual relations between & animals is discussed in the same chapter as homosexual relations..

I know this is hard to hear but hang in there for hope,He (the Devil) has blinded their eyes & hardened their hearts, so they can neither see with their eyes, nor understand with their hearts, nor turn—and I would heal them.” ~ Jesus in John 12:40 NIV

Back to our Creator:

Jesus confirms God’s intention when He created us: “‘Haven’t you read,’ He replied, ‘that at the beginning the Creator “made them male & female,” & said, “For this reason a man will leave his father & mother & be united to his wife, & the two will become one flesh?” So they are no longer two, but one‘” (Matt 19:4,6, NIV)

Was God’s natural intention for one man to be joined to one woman when He created us (see Gen. 2:18-25) ?

As seen there in Genesis 2, our creator intended at creation for woman to be with man to help & have a life partner type of relationship. He did not create a second Eden in which there were two male occupants nor two female occupants. Moreover, Jesus came back to redeem us back to Himself when we went astray..He died to seal the deal & He is coming back again to end Satan’s ‘do what you like’ kingdom (see Rev. 20, 2 & Corinthians 4:18).

The Bible said there’d be days like these: 2Timothy 3:1-4 “But know this, that in the last days perilous times will come: For men will be lovers of themselves, lovers of money, boasters, proud, blasphemers, disobedient to parents, unthankful, unholy, unloving, unforgiving, slanderers, without self-control, brutal, despisers of good, traitors, headstrong, haughty, lovers of pleasure rather than lovers of God” God book said this would be our generations actions & it is happening now.

This is the most important point – Romans 1:24-27 “God also gave them up to uncleanness, in the lusts of their hearts, to dishonor their bodies among themselves, who exchanged the truth of God for the lie, & worshiped & served the creature rather than the Creator, who is blessed forever. Amen. For this reason God gave them up to vile passions. For even their women exchanged the natural use for what is against nature. Likewise also the men, leaving the natural use of the woman, burned in their lust for one another, men with men committing what is shameful, & receiving in themselves the penalty of their error which was due.” Christ died for us because the price of sin is death (see & Romans 6:23). It is a gift of His deep love for us. If we do not accept that gift or refuse, ignore it, rebel.. you can imagine how God must feel about that. How would you feel if you did something big & got the vapors in response?

When questioned on the last days He said..”in the days before the flood, people were eating & drinking, marrying & giving in marriage, up to the day Noah entered the ark” ~Jesus in Mat. 24:38 NIV

It was the same in the days of Lot. People were eating & drinking, buying & selling, planting & building. But the day Lot left Sodom, fire & sulfur rained down from heaven & destroyed them all. It will be just like this on the day the Son of Man is revealed.” ~Jesus in Luke 17:28-30

Why hasn’t God come out & said anything recently?: Rev 14:6-7 “Then I saw another angel flying in the midst of heaven, having the everlasting gospel to preach to those who dwell on the earthto every nation, tribe, tongue, and people— saying with a loud voice, “Fear God and give glory to Him, for the hour of His judgment has come; and worship Him who made heaven and earth, the sea and springs of water.” Yes, in the last book of the Bible, Revelation God dropped us last day folks this gem. Read the lines but understand what is between those lines also.. Don’t trip on the term Angel.. here the word angel means ‘messenger’ or one who preaches from the everlasting gospel (The Bible).. GOD calls ALL of us back to worshiping the creator prior to His judgement.. and it is coming to earth real soon.

This is a lot of information, so much more to share & I realistically cannot cover exhaustively everything that God says on this subject today. You may say, “well that’s your opinion.” or, “your a hater & secretly have an agenda of your own.” Or, “that’s what you believe.” The best way I can respond is that I have studied God’s Word, have a personal relationship with Him & this is exactly what God says on this subject. So my opinion is irrelevant next to one who created us. My heart is to share Jesus with you & see you in relationship with God, who will always be there for you & see you make it to the pearly gates is my agenda. As I said first, if I hated I would stay silent and shame on me if I lied in any way.

My opinion, again.. irrelevant. God calls you today out of sin, no matter it’s form. He wants to give us so much more life. “For I know the plans I have for you,” declares the LORD, “plans to prosper you & not to harm you, plans to give you hope & a future.” Jer. 29:11 NIV

But if a wicked person turns away from the wickedness they have committed & does what is just & right, they will save their life. Because they consider all the offenses they have committed & turn away from them, that person will surely live; they will not die.” Eze. 18:27, 28 NIV

If we confess our sins, He is faithful & just & will forgive us our sins & purify us from all unrighteousness. If we claim we have not sinned, we make Him out to be a liar & His word is not in us.” 1John 1:9,10

Gay Marriage as defined by an openly gay man: I have family members & good friends who are homosexual. I love them without reservation & I’m glad to say that publicly to everyone. One of my wonderful ‘gay friends’ (he did not wish his name used but said it’s OK to share his story) summed all this up better then I can say: “I was born into a very devoutly religious home. My Mom would force me to go to church. Hated every minute. When I came of dating age, I liked the boys & so-so not girls. I tried to tell my Mom but she said I was confused. I then told her (as to this day) that this is a lifestyle I have chosen & I will not be attending church any longer. I have met my life partner and we have been together for 12 years. When I heard that they are trying to legislate gay marriage, I had to laugh. I know that I, a very gay man chose a lifestyle separate from God.. so why would I, in my right mind sit in front of a priest or pastor or whatever and take vows, get a ‘OK to pass go’ card? As mush as I love my homosexual community, they have gone completely retarded. I do not need a church validation of what I am choosing to do with my life that God gave me. From what I do understand, being gay is totally separate from God. Makes absolutely no sense.” I thank him for his bravery in sharing.

Marriage – noun (ˈmer-ij, ˈma-rij) “the state of being united to a person of the opposite sex as husband or wife in a consensual and contractual relationship recognized by law” (Websters Dictionary definition)

Church and State are kept separated so that religious persecution can not rear its ugly head in America. If we legislate morality it is a breach of what our forefathers tried to put in place for our protection. Does the state make anything sanctified (holy) or God alone?

“..do you not know that wrongdoers will not inherit the kingdom of God? Do not be deceived: Neither the sexually immoral nor idolaters nor adulterers nor men who have sex with men” 1Cor.6:9 NIV. It may seem cold but if you think about it, one would not be happy in an environment where they cannot practice their lifestyle. God would be perceived by the gay community as a cruel & mean tyrant.. That is why this message is so vital & urgent to our eternity.

Mean words, hurtful legislation or violence against homosexuals is NOT a Christian action. To be plain, if a person is acting in a offensive manner he or she has departed from the faith & gone against representing Christ or anything divine. Christians must love & show love to ALL as Jesus did. Jesus left us a great example of how we should act toward our fellow man. The Bible is clear, no gray areas & the solution is so simple. So needless would be an eternal punishment as a direct result of not choosing God. Ultimately God has given us the freedom to choose . He does not force it on us. We must live with what we choose or the choice is made for us.

Jesus awaits you to come home with open arms.

Jesus awaits you to come home with open arms.

There is NO science behind ‘born this way’.. we all have a choice. God gave us a brain & a will. Why not chose faith? The world says, I’m OK, your OK. God’s Word says, “”If they do not speak according to this word, it is because there is no light in them.” Isa. 8:20

Myself  & other loving Christians will (should) respect your choice. Christ followers have no magic wand to wave to change your mind. We wouldn’t be complete in not extending the same invitation that we received when we turned to God’s open loving & open arms.

Here I am! I stand at the door & knock. If anyone hears my voice & opens the door, I will come in & eat with that person, & they with me. To the one who is victorious, I will give the right to sit with me on my throne, just as I was victorious & sat down with my Father on his throne. Whoever has ears, let them hear what the Spirit says to the churches.” Rev. 3:20-22 NIV

I will help & point the way heavenward. I will pray with you & am here for you. There will come a day soon when that door is closed, according to scripture. I personally & from my heart do not what you left behind. Share this message, more important share Jesus with someone you know & love today. Give them or yourself everlasting victory over the struggle. Jesus will make the impossible possible. Trust & see His love for you.

>>Pastor Pete  ** email: HeadzUpFellowship@Gmail.com **

(sermon from June 2008 & appropriate for answering questions regarding recent news)

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