Friday, July 27, 2012

Are You Devout or Intolerant?

I believe that the Bible is the inspired, true word of God. As one of God's followers, it is my duty to do my best to obey and stand for what it says. That's doesn't mean I always "like" everything it says. "Wives, submit to your husbands." Ugh! But as a follower, I must believe that God knows better than I do, and I must do my best to obey.

I am sinner! I have broken so many of God's laws. I am a divorced woman, remarried- an adulteress! Does that make me a hypocrite for saying I am a believer and follower of God? No! It makes it all the more clear that I need Jesus. Without Jesus my actions have forever separated me for a perfect and Holy heavenly Father. Because of Jesus' death of the cross, paying the price for my sins, I can be forgiven.

I stand for the Biblical definition of marriage. One man - one woman. Does that make me intolerant? No! It makes me devout. I do not hate homosexuals. I believe that should be welcomed in any church to come and learn about the power of God, and the love and mercy of His risen Son. I am a sinner. I pray people will show me the same mercy of love the sinner, hate the sin. I pray I would never be turned away from church for my sin, but be welcomed.

The world wants tolerance. Yet, they refuse to tolerate the Christians. The United States is no longer a place of freedom of religion. It is a place for Freedom FROM religion. It is time for us to be bold in a faith. Stand firm. Do not hate or persecute others. Show them God's love, but don't diminish God's word. Be tolerant but devout. 

The people who know their God will display strength and take action” (Daniel 11:32, NASB)
Kelly Combs is a Christian wife, mom, writer and speaker. You can learn about Kelly by visiting her website at

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Penny said...

Love this post. And you're exactly right. Love the person. I hate my sin. I hate others' sin. But we all sin. No one who attends church is perfect. We have to learn to love each other -- not accept each other's sins but be an encouragement as we grow close to God and overcome our thorns.

Barbara said...

Great post. My son is gay. I do believe marriage is one man/one woman and he knows that. I love him and I want to show the love of Jesus to him and his friends. They do not see that very often from Christians. They think we are hard-hearted, hateful,hypocritical, and don't welcome them in OUR churches. God put it on my heart long ago to examine my own sins, pray for my son and He will deal with him.

Becki Thompson said...

This is much better said than some other posts. Favoriting you, lol.