God doesnt want you to be happy, He wants you to be His.

I can’t tell you how many times people have said to me that God wants them happy so they should be able to do some sinful thing.

The will of God is NOT that you be happy.

God wants you to be HIS, to be holy.

God makes us sorrowful so we will repent without regret, so we will be saved. But the world, Satan, wants us to be sorrowful so we will die – seeking sinful things to get a break from pain, buying things, having sex, lying, cheating, stealing, hurting ourselves to feel a different pain rather than deal with what is causing us pain to begin with, you-name-it-so-we-dont-feel-pain-right-now….

God wants us to be His. God wants us sanctified. Sorrow according to the will of God produces repentance without regret, leading to salvation.

2 Corinthians 7:9-10
9 I now rejoice, not that you were made sorrowful, but that you were made sorrowful to the point of repentance; for you were made sorrowful according to the will of God, so that you might not suffer loss in anything through us. 10 For the sorrow that is according to the will of God produces a repentance without regret, leading to salvation, but the sorrow of the world produces death.

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  1. In spite of my sorrow over your presuming to be God. Claiming you decide who is a Christian and who is not. Jesus did not speak against homosexuality only against sexual immorality. You have taken it upon yourself to decide what he meant. Jesus left little room for confusion or interpretation, he warned against it. Jesus was typically clear regarding judgmental behavior and hatred and avoiding viewing oneself as superior and good. Pray, read, and take scripture at face value. Jesus brought love, forgiveness, and hope. Remember His intolerance for greed, announcing ones special Godly ways, and hate. Why must so many Christians hate in Christ’s name. Take note I will not presume to decide you are not a Christian. God’s job not my job or yours either. Thank you for reading this.

    • I dont decide who is a Christian – God does.

      God said that if you believe, you will have eternal life. God said that if you trust in Christ, you will obey.

      John 3:36

      36 He who believes in the Son has eternal life; but he who does not [a]obey the Son will not see life, but the wrath of God abides on him.”

      If you persevere in the gospel, then you will be saved.

      1 Corinthians 15:1-2

      1 Now I make known to you, brethren, the gospel which I preached to you, which also you received, in which also you stand, 2 by which also you are saved, if you hold fast the word which I preached to you, unless you believed in vain.

      Christ is God, and breathed the bible. God wrote in both the old and the new testament about what is sin. In the new testament, He was specific that sexual immorality is a sin. And we know that this goes back to what was considered sexual immorality (Porneia) scripture at that time.

      The word translated as sexual immorality is ‘Porneia’. This word means

      1. illicit sexual intercourse

      A. adultery, fornication, homosexuality, lesbianism, intercourse with animals etc.
      B. sexual intercourse with close relatives; Lev. 18
      C. sexual intercourse with a divorced man or woman; Mk. 10:11

      In particular, when looking at what God said about sexual immorality, we must take into account the following (I have added the verses from the Gospels, as well as those from the New Testament Epistles, the latter of course were written after Christ spoke, but are helpful for Christians today):

      Sexual immorality in general: Matthew 15:18-20; Mark 7:20-23; 1 Thes 4:3-8; Rev 21:5-8

      Wearing clothing of the opposite gender: Deuteronomy 22:5

      sex with animals: Ex 22:19; Lev18:23, 20:15-16

      sex with people of the same gender: Lev 18:22; Lev 20:13; Rom 1:26-27; 1 Cor 6:9-10

      adultery: Gen 20:1-7; Deut 5:18; Heb 13:4

      fornication: 1 Corinthians 6:18; 1 Corinthians 7:2

      incest: Lev 18:6-15; 20; Deut 27:20-23; 1 Cor 5:1-13

      We have already looked at verses where Christ said to avoid sexual immorality. But let’s look at the rest of these verses.

      Sexual immorality
      1 Thes 4:3-8

      3 It is God’s will that you should be sanctified: that you should avoid sexual immorality; 4 that each of you should learn to control his own bodyin a way that is holy and honorable, 5 not in passionate lust like the heathen, who do not know God; 6 and that in this matter no one should wrong his brother or take advantage of him. The Lord will punish men for all such sins, as we have already told you and warned you. 7 For God did not call us to be impure, but to live a holy life. 8 Therefore, he who rejects this instruction does not reject man but God, who gives you his Holy Spirit.

      The word in 1 Thes 4:3-8 for sexual immorality is transliterated as Pornea. This is defined as

      1. illicit sexual intercourse

      a. adultery, fornication, homosexuality, lesbianism, intercourse with animals etc.
      b. sexual intercourse with close relatives; Lev. 18
      c. sexual intercourse with a divorced man or woman; Mk. 10:11

      Heb 13:4

      Marriage should be honored by all, and the marriage bed kept pure, for God will judge the adulterer and all the sexually immoral.

      The word in Heb 13:4 translated as sexual immorality is transliterated as Porno, which is is defined as

      1. a man who prostitutes his body to another’s lust for hire
      2. a male prostitute
      3. a man who indulges in unlawful sexual intercourse, a fornicator

      Revelation 21:5-8, God said,

      Then He said to me, “It is done. I am the Alpha and the Omega, the beginning and the end. I will give to the one who thirsts from the spring of the water of life without cost. He who overcomes will inherit these things, and I will be his God and he will be My son. But for the cowardly and unbelieving and abominable and murderers and immoral persons and sorcerers and idolaters and all liars, their part will be in the lake that burns with fire and brimstone, which is the second death.”

      The word used in Revelation 21:8 for immoral person is transliterated Pornos. This is defined as

      1. a man who prostitutes his body to another’s lust for hire
      2. a male prostitute
      3. a man who indulges in unlawful sexual intercourse, a fornicator

      This is talking about the type of sex God described in the Old Testament as an abomination – the sexual behavior described in the Law as not being what God wants His people to do.

      Wearing clothing of the opposite gender:
      Deuteronomy 22:5

      A woman must not wear men’s clothing, nor a man wear women’s clothing, for the LORD your God detests anyone who does this.

      sex with animals:
      Ex 22:19

      “Anyone who has sexual relations with an animal must be put to death.

      Lev 18:23,

      ” ‘Do not have sexual relations with an animal and defile yourself with it. A woman must not present herself to an animal to have sexual relations with it; that is a perversion.

      Lev 20:15-16

      “‘If a man has sexual relations with an animal, he must be put to death, and you must kill the animal. ‘If a woman approaches an animal to have sexual relations with it, kill both the woman and the animal. They must be put to death; their blood will be on their own heads.”

      adultery:
      Gen 20:3

      But God came to Abimelech in a dream one night and said to him, “You are as good as dead because of the woman you have taken; she is a married woman.”

      Lev 20:10

      If a man commits adultery with another man’s wife—with the wife of his neighbor—both the adulterer and the adulteress must be put to death.

      Deut 5:18

      You shall not commit adultery.

      Heb 13:4

      Marriage should be honored by all, and the marriage bed kept pure, for God will judge the adulterer and all the sexually immoral.

      fornication:
      1 Corinthians 6:18

      Flee from sexual immorality. All other sins a man commits are outside his body, but he who sins sexually sins against his own body.

      1 Corinthians 7:2

      But since there is so much immorality, each man should have his own wife, and each woman her own husband.

      In both cases, the word for immorality is transliterated porneia, which means illicit sexual intercourse such as adultery, fornication, homosexuality, lesbianism, intercourse with animals, sexual intercourse with close relatives (Lev 18).

      incest:

      Lev 18:6-15

      ‘No one is to approach any close relative to have sexual relations. I am the LORD. ‘Do not dishonor your father by having sexual relations with your mother. She is your mother; do not have relations with her.’Do not have sexual relations with your father’s wife; that would dishonor your father.’Do not have sexual relations with your sister, either your father’s daughter or your mother’s daughter, whether she was born in the same home or elsewhere. ‘Do not have sexual relations with your son’s daughter or your daughter’s daughter; that would dishonor you. ‘Do not have sexual relations with the daughter of your father’s wife, born to your father; she is your sister. ‘Do not have sexual relations with your father’s sister; she is your father’s close relative.” ‘Do not have sexual relations with your mother’s sister, because she is your mother’s close relative.’Do not dishonor your father’s brother by approaching his wife to have sexual relations; she is your aunt.’Do not have sexual relations with your daughter-in-law. She is your son’s wife; do not have relations with her.

      Lev 20:11-14

      If a man sleeps with his father’s wife, he has dishonored his father. Both the man and the woman must be put to death; their blood will be on their own heads.If a man sleeps with his daughter-in-law, both of them must be put to death. What they have done is a perversion; their blood will be on their own heads.If a man lies with a man as one lies with a woman, both of them have done what is detestable. They must be put to death; their blood will be on their own heads.If a man marries both a woman and her mother, it is wicked. Both he and they must be burned in the fire, so that no wickedness will be among you.

      Lev 20:17-21

      If a man marries his sister, the daughter of either his father or his mother, and they have sexual relations, it is a disgrace. They must be cut off before the eyes of their people. He has dishonored his sister and will be held responsible.If a man lies with a woman during her monthly period and has sexual relations with her, he has exposed the source of her flow, and she has also uncovered it. Both of them must be cut off from their people.Do not have sexual relations with the sister of either your mother or your father, for that would dishonor a close relative; both of you would be held responsible.If a man sleeps with his aunt, he has dishonored his uncle. They will be held responsible; they will die childless.If a man marries his brother’s wife, it is an act of impurity; he has dishonored his brother. They will be childless.

      Deut 27:20-23

      Cursed is the man who sleeps with his father’s wife, for he dishonors his father’s bed. Then all the people shall say, “Amen!”Cursed is the man who has sexual relations with any animal. Then all the people shall say, “Amen!”Cursed is the man who sleeps with his sister, the daughter of his father or the daughter of his mother. Then all the people shall say, “Amen!” Cursed is the man who sleeps with his mother-in-law. Then all the people shall say, “Amen!”

      1 Cor 5:1-13

      It is actually reported that there is sexual immorality among you, and of a kind that does not occur even among pagans: A man has his father’s wife. And you are proud! Shouldn’t you rather have been filled with grief and have put out of your fellowship the man who did this? Even though I am not physically present, I am with you in spirit. And I have already passed judgment on the one who did this, just as if I were present. When you are assembled in the name of our Lord Jesus and I am with you in spirit, and the power of our Lord Jesus is present, hand this man over to Satan, so that the sinful nature may be destroyed and his spirit saved on the day of the Lord. Your boasting is not good. Don’t you know that a little yeast works through the whole batch of dough? Get rid of the old yeast that you may be a new batch without yeast—as you really are. For Christ, our Passover lamb, has been sacrificed. Therefore let us keep the Festival, not with the old yeast, the yeast of malice and wickedness, but with bread without yeast, the bread of sincerity and truth. I have written you in my letter not to associate with sexually immoral people— not at all meaning the people of this world who are immoral, or the greedy and swindlers, or idolaters. In that case you would have to leave this world. But now I am writing you that you must not associate with anyone who calls himself a brother but is sexually immoral or greedy, an idolater or a slanderer, a drunkard or a swindler. With such a man do not even eat.What business is it of mine to judge those outside the church? Are you not to judge those inside? God will judge those outside. “Expel the wicked man from among you.”

      Sex with people of the same gender:
      Leviticus 18:22

      ” ‘Do not lie with a man as one lies with a woman; that is detestable.

      Lev 20:13

      ” ‘If a man lies with a man as one lies with a woman, both of them have done what is detestable. They must be put to death; their blood will be on their own heads.

      Romans 1:22-32

      Although they claimed to be wise, they became fools and exchanged the glory of the immortal God for images made to look like mortal man and birds and animals and reptiles. Therefore God gave them over in the sinful desires of their hearts to sexual impurity for the degrading of their bodies with one another. They exchanged the truth of God for a lie, and worshiped and served created things rather than the Creator—who is forever praised. Amen. Because of this, God gave them over to shameful lusts. Even their women exchanged natural relations for unnatural ones. In the same way the men also abandoned natural relations with women and were inflamed with lust for one another. Men committed indecent acts with other men, and received in themselves the due penalty for their perversion. Furthermore, since they did not think it worthwhile to retain the knowledge of God, he gave them over to a depraved mind, to do what ought not to be done. They have become filled with every kind of wickedness, evil, greed and depravity. They are full of envy, murder, strife, deceit and malice. They are gossips, slanderers, God-haters, insolent, arrogant and boastful; they invent ways of doing evil; they disobey their parents; They are senseless, faithless, heartless, ruthless. Although they know God’s righteous decree that those who do such things deserve death, they not only continue to do these very things but also approve of those who practice them.

      1 Corinthians 6:9-10

      Do you not know that the wicked will not inherit the kingdom of God? Do not be deceived: Neither the sexually immoral nor idolaters nor adulterers nor male prostitutes nor homosexual offenders nor thieves nor the greedy nor drunkards nor slanderers nor swindlers will inherit the kingdom of God.

      So, Jesus spoke out against all sorts of sexual immorality, including: homosexual sex, adultery, incest, and bestiality.

      God defines sin, not you, not me, not anyone else. God said homosexual sex is sin – in both old and new testaments.
      But recognizing something is so is not hating. We can recognize being drunk is a sin without hating the person who is drunk.

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