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“…GOD is for us.”

If God is for us, who can be against us?”

Romans 8:31

From “the beginning”, God has been for us. All 66 books of the Bible are an account of how far, deep and wide His love is for us. In the same way He hovered “over the waters” of a dark and empty earth, God hovers over our dark and empty lives filling them with His light and His purpose.

He was for Noah on the ark.

He was for Moses standing at the edge of the Red Sea.

He was for David facing Goliath.

He was for Daniel in the lion’s den.

He was for Hannah who was childless.

He was for Saul, who became Paul, on the road to Damascus.

He was for Peter who denied Him three times.

He was for John the Baptist who was beheaded.

He was for the woman at the well.

He was for Thomas who doubted.

He was for Lazarus who died.

He was for the thief that entered paradise.

He was for men that administered the whipping.

He was for the Romans that nailed Him to a tree.

He was for the Pharisees that spit upon Him.

He “is for us…” 

And that goes for every human that has ever graced the stage of life. Whether we accept the gift of God’s salvation through Jesus Christ, or not, it still does not take away the underlying truth that God has always been and will always be for all of us.  

John 3:16 states,“For God so loved the world that He gave His only begotten Son, that whosoever believeth in Him shall not perish but have eternal life.” 

Jesus came for the sinner, and that includes all of “us.” 

JesusWOD:

To the unbeliever, will you be for Him, by asking Jesus Christ into your life today? Will you believe someone can be for you so much He would take on your sins and die in your place? 

To the believer, are we for Him? And, if so, how?

“Same Love” is not GOD’s Love

As a Christian, and based on GOD’s truths in the Bible, I do not agree with the gay lifestyle.  So, this entry is a difference of opinion to what transpired on-stage last Sunday night at The Grammy Awards. If you want to pull out the gay bashing card, please put it back in the stack.  It is not feasible here.

Accompanied by Madonna, Mary Lambert and Queen Latifa, Macklemore and Ryan Lewis sang, as the Huffington-Puffington Post called it, their “marriage equality anthem” entitled “Same Love.”  The lyric that caught my attention most was:  “Whatever god you believe in/We come from the same one.”

The problem is, “Same Love” is not GOD’s Love.

“Same Love” is a worldly view that has no boundaries or safe-guards.  Essentially, the buffet table is open.  Whether it is a gay relationship, heterosexual couple just “moving in” with each other, or casual sex with whomever, these “alternative lifestyles” are born from one product, sin.

To explain what I mean, and show I’m not ostracizing certain groups, let’s go in the “way-back machine” to where it all started.

The Garden of Eden was perfect and its population consisted of one dude, Adam, and one chick, Eve.  No other couples of any kind were created along with them.  They lived freely within GOD’s protective boundaries.  So free, they were buck-naked as j-birds and no apprehension existed among them.

The one rule – “you must not eat from the tree of the knowledge of good and evil, for when you eat from it you will certainly die.”

As soon as Adam and Eve tasted that forbidden fruit, they got “knowledge.”  They became “smart.”  Sin had made its debut.  Instantly, Adam and Eve noticed some very interesting things about each other.  They were embarrassed and raced to clothe themselves. They tried to hide from GOD.  (Jonah attempted to do the same thing and that didn’t work out either.)

Except for JESUS CHRIST, everyone has sinned.  It steals our freedom.  It shackles us down.  It puts us on the run and skews our vision.  It tries to convince us the corner piece of the puzzle will fit in the middle.  It never has and never will.

Before sin, there was no murder, lies, greed, envy, lust, robbery, debauchery, self-absorption, etc. “Same Love” did not exist.  GOD’s Love did – and it included one man and one woman whom HE ordained as perfect fitting pieces (biologically and anatomically).

GOD’s Love is clearly defined, forgiving and eternally securing.  It is the “same love” HE offered to us today, yesterday and will tomorrow.

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