Monday, July 7, 2014

A God of Their Own

In Matthew 15:14, Jesus labelled the Pharisees “blind leaders of the blind.” Nowadays there are individuals attempting to be God’s mouthpiece but make statements contrary to His word. A few days ago during a Sky News interview, singer Elton John claimed Jesus would approve of same-sex marriage. In another interview four years earlier, he told Parade magazine, “I think Jesus was a compassionate, super-intelligent gay man who understood human problems.”

In a recent letter published in two North Dakota newspapers, a homosexual blogger named Taylor Brorby wrote, “Many people will use religious Scriptures in this debate [regarding same-sex marriage], misconstruing their true meaning of love.” I googled Taylor Brorby’s name and discovered he’s written other articles quoting Bible verses. In one about the lake of fire, Brorby concluded the article by stating, “The Bible helps move us towards asking interesting and insightful helps us know our place in the family of things rather than being the dictators of it.” Yet it’s obvious Brorby hasn’t followed his own advice after reading about Sodom and Gomorrah since he called Genesis “a book of beauty.”

The first of the Ten Commandments is “You shall have no other gods before Me.” Both Brorby and Sir Elton are guilty of idolatry, creating a god in their minds that does not exist. Jesus said in John 4:24 we must worship God “in spirit and truth.” Doing so requires studying the Scriptures so we rightly divide the word of truth (2 Timothy 2:15).

Whoever wants to follow the Lord Jesus Christ must obey ALL His commandments. We are not at liberty to cherry-pick selected passages in order to serve our selfish lusts.

“If anyone desires to come after Me, let him deny himself, and take up his cross daily, and follow Me.” - Luke 9:23

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