[Concerning the OP's lesbian sister]
I want to warn you that I have a tendency to be bossy, and that doesn't combine well with written words when you can't hear the tone. So if you can hear me talking in the kindest and gentlest way, that is the way I mean them.
... If your sister brole with her girlfriend and lived the rest of her life in perfect chastity and service to others, she would not be reconciled to God. The problem is not with this one thing that she is doing, but with WHO she is. WHO she is is a child of wrath. It is not because of her girlfriend. She has a girlfriend as one of the many outworkings of the innate wickedness in her heart. Her heart is overflowing with evil, malice, and contempt. Moment by moment she exercises her hatred and rebellion against God in everything she thinks, says, and does, and everything she fails to think, say, and do. When she makes her breakfast in the morning it is out of hatred and contempt for the God who graciously provides her with it. Her soul is not doomed under the full measure of the wrath of God because she's shacking up with a girl, but because she hates God in her innermost desires. She is God's enemy.
And for her neighbor it is even worse. Everyday she thinks, says, does things out of hatred and contempt for her neighbors, whether through, gossip, slander, reviling, envy, anger, lust, or pride. She also shows her hatred everday by failing to love others in the things that she fails or forgets to think, say, and do. These things make her and ALL of us utterly guilty before God, and justly deserving of the full measure of the cup of God's wrath.
For unbelievers hellfire and damnation are coming swiftly on the wings of death because we've all earned it. None of us are seeking God. None of us are just a little bit good.
Beon, CARM 95 Comments
[4/14/2011 3:41:17 AM]
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Submitted By: Meridian the Imaginary