Hebrews 4:12 says, "For the word of God is alive and active. Sharper than any double-edged sword, it penetrates even to dividing soul and spirit, joints and marrow; it judges the thoughts and attitudes of the heart."
It is no wonder that a Gallup representative noted "LGBT individuals do no feel welcomed into communities whose doctrine does not support any kind of non-heterosexual relationship." The word of God convicts the sinner. Homosexuality is a sin. The LGBT individual is confusing the doctrine of the church with the Word of God.
The Word of God says that homosexuality is a sin. There is no church greater than God whereby the doctrine of the church would trump the Word of God. It is very hard if not impossible for a person, living a life of sin, to feel comfortable in a church setting where the Word of God is spoken without reservation. If the world understood this they would also understand what it is to have a relationship with Jesus Christ.
Religion Unimportant to Most LGBT Americans
... who identify as lesbian, gay, bisexual or transgender (LGBT) are much less likely to be religious than non-LGBT Americans, according to a new Gallup poll.
Just less than half of LGBT Americans said religion is important in their daily lives, compared with about two-thirds of non-LGBT Americans. Moreover, about 40 percent of non-LGBT adults identified themselves as highly religious, compared with just 24 percent of LGBT adults. LGBT Americans were much more likely to identify as not religious at all: 47 percent considered themselves not religious, compared with just 30 percent of non-LGBT Americans.
Participants were categorized as "highly religious" if they said religion played an important role in their day-to-day life and they attended a religious service every week, according to Gallup. A person was considered "not religious" if they said religion is not important in their daily life and they seldom or never attended any religious service, according to Gallup. "Moderately religious" people reported that religion is important to them but they do not regularly attend services.
Gallup representatives pointed out that LGBT people may be more likely to live in areas where religion is less common, and more likely to adopt the same mind-set and practices of others in the area.
Earlier this summer, the U.S. Presbyterian Church voted to allow ministers to marry LGBT couples if their state has legalized same-sex marriage. If religious communities continue to become more accepting, the religious gap between LGBT and non-LGBT individuals may close, Gallup representatives said.
NOTE: More accepting of SIN!
What peace there is to know that God is in charge. For years I tried to rule and reign over my life, thinking that I was in charge. I never had peace. I always worried because that is all I knew. Once I was saved by God I understood the meaning of true peace through trusting God.
Romans 8:28 "And we know that in all things God works for the good of those who love him, who have been called according to his purpose."
...It is a very warm day today. Breezy, sunny and somewhat quiet at this moment. Off in the distance I hear a train. Birds are chirping and birds are flying. The Hummingbirds are very busy right now...flying and chattering, each one trying to keep the other from getting a drink from the feeder. There is plenty of sugar water for every Hummingbird and if they ran out of sugar water I would make more. The Hummingbirds don't know that I put the sugar water there and they don't know that I will make more for them. They don't understand that I will take care of them. We are like that aren't we? God said he would never leave us or forsake us and He has told us not to worry. God will always answer our prayers according to His will. Do we believe that with all of our hearts?
Matthew 6:25-26“Therefore I tell you, do not worry about your life, what you will eat or drink; or about your body, what you will wear. Is not life more than food, and the body more than clothes? Look at the birds of the air; they do not sow or reap or store away in barns, and yet your heavenly Father feeds them. Are you not much more valuable than they?"
Angie Macy Deppisch