Love Without Surrender
Kara Sasiela blogs about her perspective on gay rights, describing why it is wrong through the eyes of a Christian and offering her personal beliefs on the subject.
Graphic by: Kara Sasiela
I love rainbows. God created rainbows to represent His promise to us that He will never send another great flood that wipes out humanity.
Now the world is distorting this image in favor of gay rights.
The reason God sent the flood in the first place was because humanity had strayed so much from God’s law and the corruption was so great that God sent the flood to start a clean slate with a righteous family.
Genesis 6:11-14 says: 11 Now the earth was corrupt in God’s sight and was full of violence. 12 God saw how corrupt the earth had become, for all the people on earth had corrupted their ways. 13 So God said to Noah, “I am going to put an end to all people, for the earth is filled with violence because of them. I am surely going to destroy both them and the earth. 14 So make yourself an ark of cypress wood; make rooms in it and coat it with pitch inside and out.”
Genesis 9:13-17 also says: 13 I have set my rainbow in the clouds, and it will be the sign of the covenant between me and the earth. 14 Whenever I bring clouds over the earth and the rainbow appears in the clouds, 15 I will remember my covenant between me and you and all living creatures of every kind. Never again will the waters become a flood to destroy all life. 16 Whenever the rainbow appears in the clouds, I will see it and remember the everlasting covenant between God and all living creatures of every kind on the earth. 17 So God said to Noah, “This is the sign of the covenant I have established between me and all life on the earth.”
Genesis 9:13-17 shows the creation of the first rainbow and, yes, it represents love. However, God is showing his love for humanity by never wiping us from the face of the earth again, no matter how far from Him we wander.
By legalizing gay marriage we are well on our way to abandoning God in our nation.
To non-believers, this probably isn’t a big deal, but to Christians this is heart breaking.
Our nation was founded on protestant beliefs, but as the years pass, we slowly progress to becoming a Godless nation full of chaos, sin and self-destruction.
As Christians, we know what is right and wrong according to our Lord and Savior, which is why we won’t surrender our beliefs and principles to those standing against us.
God calls us to obey man’s law as His own, except for when it conflicts with His law.
Romans 13:1-7 says: 13 Let everyone be subject to the governing authorities, for there is no authority except that which God has established. The authorities that exist have been established by God.2 Consequently, whoever rebels against the authority is rebelling against what God has instituted, and those who do so will bring judgment on themselves. 3 For rulers hold no terror for those who do right, but for those who do wrong. Do you want to be free from fear of the one in authority? Then do what is right and you will be commended. 4 For the one in authority is God’s servant for your good. But if you do wrong, be afraid, for rulers do not bear the sword for no reason. They are God’s servants, agents of wrath to bring punishment on the wrongdoer. 5 Therefore, it is necessary to submit to the authorities, not only because of possible punishment but also as a matter of conscience. 6 This is also why you pay taxes, for the authorities are God’s servants, who give their full time to governing. 7 Give to everyone what you owe them: If you owe taxes, pay taxes; if revenue, then revenue; if respect, then respect; if honor, then honor.
Acts 5:29 states: But Peter and the apostles answered, “We must obey God rather than men.”
So, like those who are fighting for gay rights, we don’t beg acceptance, but tolerance of our beliefs.
Don’t call us haters or homophobic just because we don’t agree with you.
We love the people who are homosexual, but we can never accept and support their belief because according to God, homosexuality is a sin.
1 Timothy 1:10-11 says: 10 The sexually immoral, men who practice homosexuality, enslavers, liars, perjurers, and whatever else is contrary to sound doctrine, 11 in accordance with the gospel of the glory of the blessed God with which I have been entrusted.
I’m not saying that homosexuals are the only sinners. I am a sinner. The difference though, is that I have been saved by God’s love and mercy, so I will spend an eternity with my Father in Heaven, but those living in sexual immorality will be condemned to Hell unless they turn to God, who’s waiting for them.
As Christians we are called to share God’s love with everyone and by knowing God personally, we want to share Him with others.
This is why standing up for what we believe in is so important to us.
Because we love homosexuals, but not homosexuality, we don’t want them to spend eternity in Hell.
God loves all sinners and is simply waiting for them to turn to Him and realize they are living in sin and only God can save them from that sin.
We want to spread the message that homosexuality is a sin, but homosexuals can still repent and be saved by God’s grace.
This does not mean that you won’t sin or that you won’t be tempted, but that you begin a relationship with the one who created you and He will forgive you of these sins. However, if you don’t believe in Him, or that what you are doing is wrong, you can’t be forgiven.
Romans 6:23 states: For the wages of sin is death, but the free gift of God is eternal life in Christ Jesus our Lord.
God loves everyone, but we live in a corrupt world full of sin and those who don’t accept God into their hearts will be judged in end times.
I pray in hope for the people of the world to come to know Christ as their Lord and Savior so I may call them brothers and sisters and see them in Heaven.