TAKING A STAND
TAKING A STAND
June 7, 2006
This message can have several different headings such as “Taking A Stand on the Issues,” “Calling on All Believers,” or simply “A Stand.” In this message we are calling on all Bible Believers to take a stand for what the True and Living God has outlined for us in the Bible or what we call the manual of “Basic Instructions Before Leaving Earth”.
There are two main topics that are causing a great disturbance in this Country. In this message we are only going to deal with one of them and that is the issue of “MARRIAGES” Is it to be a union between one man and one woman or should it include Gay Marriage? This heart aching, heartbreaking issue not only crushes our hearts but also breaks the heart of God.
Why all the controversy? Why are we so divided on this topic? Clearly there must be a solution to this issue. Surely there must be someone that can shed some light, bring some insight and deliver some truth to us concerning this subject. What and where is the wisdom that can be applied here? James 1:5 says “ If any of you lack wisdom, let him ask God, who giveth to all men liberally and upbraideth not; and it shall be given him.
The issue of gay marriage and how marriage is defined should not be a political issue. It should not be about who is running for office, election, re-election or party affiliations. As Bible believers, our stand on this issue should be based on what the True and Living God has to say about the subject. We boast and make this (or similar) confession: This is my Bible, I am what it says I am, I can do what it says I can do. It is the incorruptible, infallible word of God, therefore by believing this word I am changed, my life will never be the same…
Our stand should not be based on who and how they interpret the scriptures but based on what the True and Living God says in His word. We know that His will is in His word and His word is His will. His will, word and ways are clear on this issue. Now the question and issue becomes not, what is the Lord’s position on the issue but, what do we believe and where do we stand in our belief in and on the True and Living God?
We all may know or have friends, family members or loved ones living a gay life style but that does not change the scriptures, will, stand or position of the Lord concerning this matter. He (God) clearly states in Leviticus 20:13 “If a man also lie with mankind, as he lieth with a woman, both of them have committed an abomination…”
Although homosexuality is considered an acceptable practice by many in our world today even some churches, we must realize and understand that society does not set the standard for God’s law, He does. So by making it acceptable in society does not and will not change God’s law or position on this subject. Until or unless He (God) changes or reveals to His servants (Apostles or Prophets, Amos 3:20) that He has changed His position on this subject, it remains the same.
Jesus said in John 6:38 “For I came down from heaven, not to do mine own will, but the will of Him that sent me (the will of my Father which is in heaven). He also said in Matthew 12:30 “He that is not with me is against me…” Mark 8:38 says “Whosoever therefore shall be ashamed of me and of my words in this adulterous and sinful generation: of him also shall the son of man be ashamed, when He comes in the glory of His Father with the holy angels.” In conclusion, I believe that if we do not take a stand on what the Father has said and outlined for us concerning this matter, we are setting ourselves up to be judged of Him. I urge you to make your position known to Him (our heavenly Father) and the world.
In His care,
Timothy L. Williams
Genesis 19:4-8 Genesis 2:24-25
Leviticus 18:22 Leviticus 20:13
Judges 19:22-24 Romans 1:26-27
1 Corinthians 7:2 Ephesians 5:23,31
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Breast Cancer research and treatment. Combined Federal Campaign, Disabled American Veterans, AMVETS