Recently, I read a blog post by Dan Pearce of Single Dad Laughing called “I’m Christian, unless you’re gay.” It is a well written article that rightfully challenges people to love others unconditionally. It’s easy to see why it has become very popular on the web. Love is something everyone can identify with and everyone longs for! It’s clear to see that love compelled Dan to write his article and I commend him for that.
But, in my heart, I knew that I had to respond to it. You see, Dan was not just talking about love, he was spefically taking “Christians” to task for not loving people who are not like them. Though he does mention other faiths in passing, the meat of the post was directed at Christians and the Christian faith.
I was born a Hindu and was very religious and devout. That is, until, Jesus Christ found me and saved me. Jesus showed me that I had nothing on the inside and that everything I was on the outside, was just an act. An act I was very good at.
When Jesus found me, He tore away the facade of Hinduism and clothed me with genuine faith and started to lead me on His path. He has been doing that in my life and changing and challenging me ever since to reflect more of Him and less of me, a renewal that will only be complete when I’m in heaven.
Dear reader, the Christian faith that truly has Jesus as it’s foundation, is what I want to highlight today.
Before I go on, I believe the reader ought to know this much. I don’t have a brother or a sister who is a homosexual. However, I am from a family where I’m the only Christian. So, don’t for a moment think that I am sitting here here and condemning others because it doesn’t directly affect me in any way. It does! I’m not talking about strangers here. I too, like Dan, am talking about my family, my parents, my siblings, my flesh and blood. My family, just like everyone else out there, stand to face the same judgement as every sinner out there,if they don’t repent from their sins and turn to Christ.
Through out this post, I will be referring to and quoting from Dan’s post. In case you want to read his post, you can eaily get there using the link above.