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why in the bible does it say that "God" accepts all but in the church they don't accept gays?

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Thank you...you actually read the Bible! He is more evil then Satan....10 kills for Satan tooo over 2,000,000 of Gods kill in the Bible. The Sky Daddy is also a "deadbeat dad"....we are Gods children....yeah tell that to all the starving children dying every day.

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You need I learn the difference between "then" and "than". Using the wrong word, like you have here, can completely change the meaning of a statement.
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I do....wow I made a printing mistake...oh no I wont be able to sleep now. Im sure its still legit.
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You could use some help also, you mean "to" instead of "I"?
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lol....I missed that!!!! God made he/she do that probably.
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God is not mean. His plan is beyond understanding, at least mine. I wonder why He allows bad things to happen. Because I don't understand the world, I don't jump to the side of this so called Satan. No worries. You'll understand when you die. Til then just lead the best life you can and don't argue over religion.
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@ Kevin why don't you go back to your profile page & try to live like you preach!!! Oh by the way....there is no up or down!! When you die you die!!
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Oh I meant for corn to go to Kevins page & read his profile!!
Please kevin ....Accept my apology!!! I have NOT HAD ENOUGH COFFEE YET!! Again I'm very sorry!! :-(
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Eden was the perfect garden with perfect fresh fruits that Adam only had to pluck to eat. No seeding-planting-harvesting stuff. Adam had dominion over all animals and greens. When God had warned him about the tree of sin and righteousness, and Adam disobeyed not eating from it, God kicked him out of Eden and ever since humans had to seed ect.. and that was the first famine to exist on the planet.
Had people not made wars and colonies every land woul have had naturally enough resources to feed its inhabitants. When a super country comes and claims authority over the moneyless African tribes, o wonder they'll die of hunger cause the food they produce must be exported and they have to pay that silly government for food far more than it pays their labor.
Money is not God invented. It's human made to control others. That's a sin. Actually reconsider the fact that in some countries, due to colonization, a laborer's hour payment could be as low as 1 $... blame that one God?!!
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The Bible had talking snakes too....and your point is...God has a plan but it seems you are questioning his plan.
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Why do you think death is a bad thing? Like your opinion of God, you have no idea what death about or what you're even talking about.
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A correction of my reference:
In Cuba, Cuban pesos ($9) per month or 0.05$ per hour
In Sierra Leone Sierra Leonean leones ($5.75) per month or 0.03$ per hour
Check Wiki
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/List_of_minimum_wages_by_country

I guess we all agree that money is human made therefore keep God out of this disgusting topic.
In fact are you part of a humanitarian organization? You could help feed those who are oppressed by your own tax-controlling-ever wealthy-country.
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Not true. God had a perfect plan. However, as part of His plan, Adam and all human beings were given free will. (otherwise we're all robots) When they chose to oppose His ever Loving and Perfect will (and by the way, Adam knew what God's perfect plan was, read Genesis) they turned His plan upside down that neither the flood nor the massacres nor anything else was able to stop the human's limitless arrogance so He had to send His One and Only Son for the forgiveness of our sins, to reestablish the relationship we should have had hadn't we "freely chosen" to do otherwise...
The perfect plan is to be put on track again and this time ONLY with those wanting to do God's perfect will... Jesus' second advent is very near. Who has ears shall hear.
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AND, in the flood story, God literally says that "He regretted creating man" for they failed His standards. They turned their backs to Him and He was the one even giving them energy to stand up. And He is so loving that He says that He lets it rain on His children as on the others and He rejoices with every new believer more than He would with a whole community of angels...
Too deep for you? Don't mock others when you might not like being mocked.
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Free will and a plan is pretty much a contradiction.
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And no....mythology is not to deep for me.
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God wants us to choose Him, that is the plan, it is not a contradiction :)
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What makes you think Star Wars is a documentary ? (creeping your page ;)
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lmao!!! Its a true story >:)
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Haha that's debatable, although I've always known in my heart that ewoks are real :~]
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Okay well obviously you never actually read and UNDERSTOOD the bible if you think Satan is better than God. It just disgust me to type those last few words. God can do anything. God is powerful. Did you not read in the bible that God kicked Satan out of Heaven because he was being a bad angel? Guess not. Satan is the father of lies, and he's obviously been lying to you.
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I never said Satan was better...and yes I did read the Bible, thats why I'm Atheist. You cant even get a few words right but somehow you managed to know everything about the Bible o.O
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AND Before the talking snake, the bible says that Moses' wood stick became a living snake.
But the most silly miracle of all is you and I originally being "cells" and then suddenly turning into evolving and growing big sized thinking human beings... WOW... would you explain that?
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how's that? a plan is against free will? OK let's consider that: I planned the day I entered my kid to school to see him as a well educated man and would want him to have a good job so that when I'm too old to pay is expanses he'd be able to care for himself.. And as he was groing older, I always sat him next to me and explained to him how I see this as the perfect plan for his life. If he chose to hang with bad friends and eventually quit school and became a drug addict would that be my fault?
I could have traumatized him and obliged him to do what's right but that would have erased every "especial" aspect of his being: the thinking one. and would have turned our loving relationship into a Master-Slave relation...
That's a silly example to humane standard... How far amazing would it be if by our Lord's standards, the creator of all wisdom and brain?
Did you ever use more than 20% of your brain? science says NO.
When you or any would have, then come tell me that this science which at its best attained 20% of all knowledge explains what the bible can't...

protons just existed... wow... just like that... and nanomillisecond prior to that what was there? Void? how can you define void if it's not under certain scientific definition?
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And women came from a rib....
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100%... when you treat your wife, the way God created her, as a literal part of your own, and if your wife treated you as a literal sub-part of you, never would have we faced divorce, parentless innocent kids, harlots and all the rest... The broken family is the first fertilized ground for corruption. Science, psychology and statistics prove it
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and then if the fetus is a literal flesh and bone mixture of dad and mom, why wouldn't it make sense for the woman to have come from the man's rib?
Man's soul is the "breath of God"... Hadn't we had God's breath in our nostrils we wouldn't have found any relation to Him... Had the woman not come "from" the man, nothing could have instinctively called her to obey and trust and cherish...
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Wow. Still at it, Far? You actually believe your own nonsense, eh?
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Hadn't we had "blood" connection with our brothers, the feeling of family and belonging would have long expired...
I think it makes PEREFCT sense...
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There is a teacup orbiting our Sun, its located somewhere between Mars and Earth. Since you cant prove me wrong, that must mean its there. If you believe in fantasy IM SURE you'll believe in this. .. a state of awe huh!
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Ah, Russell's teapot parable! Farah, even though you cannot prove the teapot doesn't exist, it seems silly to believe in it right? ...... There ya go!
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Praise be to the mighty teacup!!
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Did satan even kill anybody?? I have not yet found a verse that suggest he did, but maybe I missed it.
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Haha a teacup. xP
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(I'll soon be on this again, I have to leave now...)
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I like that old Cliche, about Gods work is Beyond understanding. It explains away all questions. The writers of the Bible were very smart, I'll give them that. They were exceptional at the old, cover your ass, business. Blind faith is what I find "beyond Understanding."
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In fact, the teacup does not exist. There is not even enough evidence, to support a theory, so it's existence "in the real world," cannot be accepted, except on blind faith. And in the real world, blind faith is beyond understanding.
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but...but...I ..I...I...have faith its there. ..for the purpose of mankind. I wake up and I have tea!! Miracle. .no..
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The starving children would put their faith in God because they are less fortunate than we are. All the have is their faith in God. Even during Christmas missionaries go to the less fortunate countries and bring to the kids gifts.
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The less fortunate would their faith in God more because they have less than we do.
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God is not mean, though He is vengeful

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church is not God

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but they follow by his rules
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not all. good on Sunday or whatever day they go and then backslide the rest of the week.
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The churches use God for money...8 billion in the Vatican and not one dime to help the starving.
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@7thson you're a 100% true.. Religious figures use religion to get money... But this is NOT religion!!! Do you believe that they even sold "land pieces" in heaven centuries ago?? Sold them for money and gave them a receipt.. HOW SILLY!!

@Edward I would only like to say, a more accurate word "most of" would better replace "not all"

@JBreza read who Jesus is (and if you want I'll pick the verses for you) and then compare the Christians to Him and most importantly don't compare yourself to Christians but to Christ (whom all Christians "should" be attributed to)
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@7thson more over, Jesus was the son of a carpenter who only ate when hungry and never wore silky clothing or golden crosses... This outrage is human made... I am THE number one standing against EVERY church who spends money on appearances and neglect the needy and hungry and sick.
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God is not mean. God is fair and just. People are mean.

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Because the worship of a homophobic god makes homophobic men.....

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It's a sin.
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To be gay.
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Its a disorder and like so many other disorders and can be corrected. Its not who you are, it is what you do.
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God is not mean. It's just people. Satan is a very evil wicked man. No one likes him. But God, God is a wonderful counselor.

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God is not "mean" and the church is not God. People are inherently selfish and spiteful, and churches are full of people. Some things people forget are that it is not our place to pass judgement, and sexuality does not make a person evil or bad. The only way to the father is through the son, not simply by following rules made by men. I disagree with homosexuality, but it doesn't make a person bad. If churches had any sense, they would remember that Jesus taught the sinful no matter the sin. By keeping what we perceive as sinners out of churches, all we are doing is creating a distaste for anything "holy" and a prejudice toward Christianity. I say churches are the "mean" ones, not God. One of my favorite views on this whole "God is mean" scenario comes from Bruce Almighty. Bruce: "how do I get people to love me but give them free will?" God (Played by Morgan Freeman): when you figure out the answer to that question, let me know!"

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How old are you? I agree with you that there are problems with churches often, but that says everything about humans, nothing about GOD.

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I'm sorry. Just the way you worded your question..................
Actually I stayed away from GOD fir many years. Finally, I came to realize that my issues weren't with GOD but rather with all these "religious" people. I am a born again CHRISTIAN who doesn't attend church but does have a close personal relationship with GOD.
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Cookie, the same happened with me except that I go to church only to listen to sermons and ask in person questions and so.. and believe me this church I'm going to now is just so loving (I went to many others who were disgusting) they comfort and encourage me a lot... God put for us brothers and sisters in Him for that purpose... I would encourage you however to keep on searching for the right one. It's such a blessing
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God is not mean dear. I'd tell you most churches fall short on meeting the smallest traits Jesus had. As for God's responses, always seek to know God's plan, what changed it and ask how He had to put an end to the "exceptions" that were born.
God, in Genesis, explains that He created man and woman and in marriage they are to be one. That is why only man+woman=kid=new generation=continuity of human life. all other equations would lead to the extinction of the human specie, not to mention the physical changes and threatenings. physically, science proves that the male body was made to fit the female body. deadly diseases came out when people tried the other options including bestiality... If you are saying that you or someone wanted to enter the church and they did not accept you/him then go find another church.
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Jesus' own words: 1) ALL human beings are sinners and equally need His salvation (what makes a pastor as needy of salvation as a harlot)
2) who broke ONE of the commandments broke them ALL (which basically make a liar as wrong as a rapist for sin is sin in God's eyes)
3) He came to save and heal. He came to the sick and lost. If the church kicks just ONE person out (as for membership it's a whole different subject) because they're either a harlot or a thief or else then they are being exactly the opposite of what Jesus called us ALL to do. And here I would (personal opinion) consider the pastor who refused to let the thief listen to God's words a far more evil murderer and condemner of the spirit.
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God accepts all who come to Him in repentance seeking transformation from sinner to saint. The Ten Commandments describe the sinners condition and with Gods help anyone can conform to its principles. A new love for the Law will enable a person to recognize and be sensitive to how his actions may be hurting God or his fellow man. The church is irrelevant.

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God accepts all kinds of people, he is not partial. But he does expect us to live by his commands and moral standards.(Acts 10:34,35) At 1Co. 6:9 it was written" what! Do you not know that unrighteous persons will not inherit God's Kingdom? Do not be misled. Neither fornicators, nor idolaters, nor adulterers, nor man kept for unnatural purposes, nor men who lie with men...." Why? " And God proceeded to create the man in His image in God's image he created him. male and female he created them. further God blessed them and God said to them be fruitful and become many and fill the earth and subdue it..."(Ge 1:27,28) This does not mean that Jehovah hates gays it only means that he hates the act Of homosexuality. to be acceptable to God we all must repent and stop the practice of sin. one last thought. Jehovah God is love(1Joh 4:8) jw.org

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Read the bible and ask for wisdom of His word and understanding. God is not mean. Having rules in life is not mean haha!

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Humanity is mean, and corrupt and cruel. God is not mean. God loves us all but He has given us a choice and, like a good father, He allows us to freely choose what we want to do in life (good OR bad, right OR wrong) AND He lets us experience the consequences that occure because of those choices (good OR bad).
I realize everyone seems to think they should be able to do anything they want any way they want and never have consequences. Its a spoiled, selfish, self centered, self indulgent and corrupt world. But its not how things work. For every choice or action there consequence. We are free to make the choices we wish but we have to experience the consequences. Its call accountability. We are accountable for every one of the choices we make. If we make good choices and good things happen thats awesome but if we make bad choices and bad things happen that how its gonna be and God rarely saves anyone from the consequences of their own bad choices because thats basically removal of free will.
God isnt mean but He is totally about self-responsibility and personal accountability for our actions. Bad stuff happens because humans make bad choices that have bad consequences. Sometimes we get caught in the consequences of someone elses bad choices and sometimes other people get caught in the cinsequences of our bad choices because this is a corrupt, evil world we have handed over to satan.
I realize its much easier and more comfy to blame all out triubles on Gid rather that take personal responsibility for our actions but the fact remains that its all on us. Everything bad and evil happens in this world because of sucky free choices made by flawed, sinful human beings. Evil is in this world in the first place because humans welcomed it in and it remains because humans choose it over God every time. If every human on earth turned from satans earthly ways and turned to God evil would be gone. But that will never occure because humans enjoy the things of satan too much.
God isnt mean. He wants only the best for us but He wont take away ANYONES free will to do that. We each have to choose who we will follow on our iwn and tgen we have to live with the consequences of that freely made choice. That is reality.

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Many churches today accept gay people. We cannot and do not accept the lifestyle they live or sime of the choices they make, but that is true of many church members since no one is perfect. All sinners, which is all humanity, gays included, are welcome to attend and worship and be members of many churches. God welcomes them with open arms. We have ALL sinned and keep sinning and have fallen short of Gods expectations.
If you have had a problem with a church it was probably one of the conservative traditional churches so steeped in old human religious tradition that theyve lost sight of the true Truth of God. Many modern, contemporary churches welcome all people no matter whom they sleep with.
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Most churches accept gays! We have several in my church, it's just that we don't put them in leadership. Nor do we put adulterers or openly promiscuous people in leadership. It has to do with unrestrained sex, not gay sex.

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Um, if they could marry, then wouldn't that mean they were no longer engaging in"unrestrained, adulterous, promiscuous sex"would
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Oops hit the wrong button (tired).
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Anyway, if gays could marry, too (thereby eliminating the adulterous etc. drawback) perhaps they could be allowable in leadership roles in the Church?
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Honest, I'm not trying to start anything argumentative, here ... It just puzzled me, in passing, as I read your answer.
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Married gays don't give up their promiscuous lifestyle much. The average number of partners for a married gay partnership is 53, according to one Dutch study. But your point is true: promiscuity, not gay/straight, is the real problem for the church.
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That's 53 after 5 years. And that's average.
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The church around where I live accepts gays but I see what your asking in my opinion God doesn't care about us.

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No dear. God cares about you more than anyone else for Jesus said: I came for the sick to heal them, not for the healthy. I came for the lost to find them, not for the found. Jesus is just at your heart's door and desperately wants to get in, you just have to allow Him in. I know a man who was gay all his life. Recently he became a believer and accepted Christ. It took much time but he finally found the strength in Christ to hinder his wrong intentions and feelings. And guess what :) he met a girl and this girl is the ONLY woman he could be attracted to. (he's still drawn to men but God gave him the power to let it go) and they got married a few months ago.. I was so happy for him.
Our God is a God of miracles
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I'm only saying this so that you wouldn't think I'm judging you in any way:
I was an ALL SINNER. I was a blasphemer, sexually immoral, proud and arrogant, egocentric and sometimes hateful. I had my own standards of living and judging. I was mean and disgusting. I gave my saint mother a terribly hard long period of time. I had a horrible language and self-justified temper... And I would tell you now that I know that too many gays or thieves are FAR better than who I was. But the day I laid my life within His hands, EVERYTHING changed... everything...
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In the Bible, things are conditional, and you probably ignored are forgot to read the next few verses explaining so. There are three cereals that I know of that speak against homosexuality: Leviticus 18:22 - "Thou shalt not lie with mankind, as with womankind: it is abomination." Leviticus 20:13 - "If a man also lie with mankind, as he lieth with a woman, both of them have committed an abomination: they shall surely be put to death; their blood shall be upon them." And finally, 1 Corinthians 6:9 - "Know ye not that the unrighteous shall not inherit the kingdom of God? Be not deceived: neither fornicators, nor idolaters, nor adulterers, nor effeminate (trying to be the opposite gender), nor abusers of themselves (masturbation) with mankind," God accepts all THAT ABIDE BY HIS LAWS. And many churches do accept gays, but the are not listening to God. They simply want more people to follow them so that they get more recognition and popularity. It's deception.

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I would only disagree here when it comes to this: Jesus said straight forward that he who breaks one commandment breaks them all. and sinners don't have different levels according to Jesus for we are all equally sinners then and need equally Jesus' salvation.
Is a harlot better than a homosexual? no! is a thief better than a liar? no! Is a liar better than a homosexual? no!
Allowing EVERY SINNER to listen to Jesus' word is our commandment for Jesus preached among the sinners not the righteous.
How is that sinner going to listen and start relating to the Spirit if he isn't allowed in?
Accepting them as members and servants is wrong for one simple reason:
If a woman is a harlot and God hates harlots and adultery and she accepts Jesus and is born again, then a TOTALLY NEW PERSON is supposed to be created. If the old sins are not washed away then there has not been any cleansing by the blood. (we definitely won't ask a totally new born to serve in church... every new believer goes through a lot of testing before he or she are baptized...)
Got my point?

The expected story: He was gay, the attended church, the Spirit worked with him and he became God sensitive, the accepts Jesus as His Savior, he reads the bible to further learn His God, he read the verses about homosexuality, and due to his love for his God he decides to change his lifestyle with the help of the Lord to please Him and abstain from sin. A gay won't be able to stand himself (as a liar wouldn't) as soon as he learns God's opinion on it.
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I agree with that, so are you saying I said something wrong? Was I not clear in my answer? I thought the question was asking why God can't accept people the way they are.
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Sodom and Gomorrah was destroyed due to their sexual perversion. Almighty God sort out their heart and none was deserving of surviving except Lot and his daughters. It is not the person themselves that Almighty God disapprove of it is their course of action or behavior that they choose to follow in life

Sodom and Gomorrah was destroyed for unnatural sexual perversion - "as brought out in 1 Corinthians 6:9,10) how do you think Almighty God feels today? - for the very acts he destroyed Sodom and Gomorrah is now legalized in certain states - same sex marriages. It is Almighty God call - our hands is too short to "box" with God.

We can not dictate to God how he should accept us - yes, he has given us free-will but accountability also comes with that free-will - it is your choice that you choose that dictates the type of relationship or lack of relationship one has with Almighty God.

So, God is not mean - he placed his cards on the table and told us what he expects ...it is just our not wanting to adhere to his standard that makes people want to say "he is mean."

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Much like children saying to their peers "my parents are mean"

Only when they mature do they realize it wasn't that they were being mean, but out of love and care they established rules and boundaries for the welfare and proper upbringing of a descent human being.
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Leviticus 20:13, "if a man also lieth with mankind, as he lieth with a woman, both of them have committed and abomination: they shall surly be put to death; their blood shall be upon them."

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Meaning they go to hell, just like with any other sin.
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But what the loving father meant was that you shouldn't be untruthful with a man the way one should be untruthful with a woman.

If a woman asks you ("you" being "a man" here of course, since they didn't write to women in those misogynistic days) if an article of clothing makes her look fat, you should lie and tell her it looks just fine on her. But if a man asks you if he looks fat, tell that fat bastard the truth!

How did people eventually go so wrong on that one?
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Being gay is as much as a "sin" as having blue eyes is a "sin." So you think gays shoud be killed? WOW. You really do sound like westburro baptists.
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Where did the word sin derive from? Le bible, who's book is le bible? Gods, if the word sin derived from the bible and the bible is Gods book, then I think God gets to say what is sin and what isn't.
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And no, I don't think gays should be killed, I have no idea how anyone will die, they will die whatever way their fate is, like you and I, because we are all sinners and for sin we were cursed to death, and dating kissing ect, with someone of your same sexuality is sin,
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And what if the bible is just a book?
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It's not, otherwise it wouldn't have convicted me.
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Of course. You're much too sage to be fooled. Sure.
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So do animals sin? Do flowers sin? Neither one of those are immortal-they wither away and die as well. Death is an inevitable part of life, it has nothing to do with 'sin'
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Being gay is a sin, and we all sin, Jesus came to forgive us for our sins, and loves all mankind gay or not .Christians don't have the right to judge others any Christian that has turned someone away from God with there words come judgment day will have there blood on there hands.
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Their blood won't be on their hands, once your are saved you can't become anything else, you can say you are, but your not, you can't turn someone away from God, you can make their relationship with God a little farther away, but, your still his child.
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He isn't mean. This is just how things were when the Bible was written. The church has its rules, but that doesn't really matter. It's what you do to serve God, not the church.

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Is edwardgoodmen your grandpappy?
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No, both of my grandfathers are dead.
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Oh, sorry hun, I know how that feels, I lost all four if mine while I was still young, just wondering though same name and all
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No, it's fine.

Every time I see his username, it's just funny. xD
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Did you see my comment after forever alone?
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Lol bet she agreed too
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The word 'gays' links man with sin as one. Yes, God hates sin but loves every man committing those sins.

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The Abrahamic god is a genocidal, homicidal, intolerant, violent, hateful tyrant. But like other gods, it is just mythology.

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Maybe your mythology? How do we know your real? We've never met you before, we don't see any picture of you, and your just a bunch of written words too, maybe your not in existence at all.
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Maybe your mythology? How do we know your real? We've never met you before, we don't see any picture of you, and your just a bunch of written words too, maybe your not in existence at all.
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Except people can prove I'm real. They can take pictures, visit my house, talk to me on the phone, see my medical records.

This is a horrible analogy. You have no evidence your god exists so you are desperately reaching here.
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God's Word is proof that He is real, the church is proof that He is real. Whatever is your anger toward God, He still loves you. Whatever grudge you may have toward God, He is the one that take it away. You claim God is mythology, but if you point you're finger at Him and say He is a homicidal, hateful, violent tyrant, this just acknowledges that you do believe that God exists but might be mad at Him for some reason. I do not want to judge you're past but it sounds like you might be angry at Him for some reason. A person who really believes that God is mythology will not waste their time on this website telling other people He is just mythology. They would not care if they really believe God is mythology. They would not bother to waste their time. Also, the early Christians who were persecuted like St. Peter and St. Paul were put to death for following Christ, and if God and even Christianity was mythology, they would not have bothered to put them to death. Look at Buddhists, hare Krishna, and Hindus never got put to death by anybody and were t if they were real like Christianity is. And they would still be put to death to this day. Look at what is happening in Egypt, the Muslims are destroying the Christian churches and even killing the Christians. The fact that Christians are willing to die is further proof that God and Christianity is not mythology. A person would not be willing to die if it is just mythology.
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(1) Circular logic fallacy. You can't claim the bible proves god when the bible is only valid if your god exists in the first place and the bible is his word.
(2) you can't be angry at something that doesn't exist, nor can it love you. I simy don't believe on your god any more than you believe in Zeus.
(3) no, I don't believe in your god. I simply state that your bible describes him as hateful, genocidal, and intolerant.
(4) again, I don't "hate" your god, I don't believe he exists. There is nothing wrong with my past or present.
(5) I waste my time because you Christians keep trying to force your religion on us and into our laws, schools, and government. If you kept your religion to yourself I wouldn't have to care.
(6) you are incorrect- people have died for every religion known to man, as well as atheism. That does not indicate any are true.
(7) again, people have died in drives for hundreds of other gods. Doesn't make them real.


Any more poor logic or bad arguments you want to throw out there?
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I suppose you agree with those children who call their parents mean for saying they can't eat chocolate cake before bedtime, or ride their bicycle in the street, or not stay home from school on test day?

Rules and boundaries are established out of love and care. Not out of meanness. God isn't mean, He simply knows what's best for us and, like any good parent, has given us a clear guideline to follow in order that we might become what He intends for us to be.

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never said that I agreed with all that but ok
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You accuse God of being mean because He doesn't want us to engage in homsexual activities.

How is that any different?
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Have you given any thought to the consequences of homosexuality?

For humanity, it disrupts the proliferation of our species.

For men, it is harmful to their physical bodies.

For women, it is harmful to their internal psyche.
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nobody is getting hurt is they are homosexual
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God is being hurt.
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Nothing can be a more false message, a greater distortion of God, then telling sinners that, "God accepts you as you are" and that "sinners must not do anything to be saved". That is simply not true! That's a lie! Jesus did not preach such a god and such a gospel! Jesus said a man must be born again to be acceptable unto God! (John 3:3). Jesus said a sinner must repent or else he would perish! (Luke 13:3) Jesus said only the pure in heart, not the sinful in heart, would see God! (Matt 5:8) Peter did not preach a sinner-accepting god! Peter said that God resists the proud! Peter said God accepts only the humble! (1Peter 5:5-6) The proud must humble themselves to be accepted by God. Jesus is "the author of eternal salvation" only to "them that obey Him"! (Heb 5:9) (con in comments)

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"God accepts you as you are" sinners are told. God accepts who as they are? Does God accept everybody as they are? Does God accept sinners as they are? What does God accept them into? Where does God accept them into? Does God accept them into His family? Never! Not unless they keep His commandments. (1John 3:10) Does God accept them into His Kingdom? Never! Not until they are born again. (John 3:3) Does God accept them into Heaven? Never! Not unless they cease from all their sinning and rebelling in this life. (Rev 22:15) The only thing that God accepts from a sinner is true and total repentance, the complete renunciation of all sin and rebellion. And until then, nothing a sinner does is acceptable, and a sinner is not accepted anywhere except into hell-fire. http://www.pinpointevangelism.com/libraryoftheologycom/writings/moderngospelerrors/Does_God_Accept_Sinners_As_They_Are_Jesse_Morrell.pdf
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You should write a book on this subject strawberry, I always love your answers and would gladly buy it, autographed of course lol
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Just tellin the truth. But you are welcome.
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I just peaked at your profile, I love voyager too, janeway rocks!
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Only the Biblical God is Mean, if there's a real one He, She, or it , may or may not be mean.

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Only if you subscribe to the notion of an anthropomorphic god, one with human characteristics and motivations, can god be described as mean or malicious.
There are other ways to conceive of God that do not fall into this trap.

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Homosexuality is a sin. It's not that the church won't accept them, it's that it is wrong.

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God doesn't exist

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The bible does say that God is loving and accepting of us. 1 John 4:8 says "...God is love." That having been said 1 Cor.6:9,10 list persons that will not inherit God's Kingdom. That list includes fornicators, adulterers, men kept for unnatural purposes, men who lie with men, greedy persons, drunkards,... But the love comes in in that verse 11 says ...yet that is what some of you were but you have been washed clean,..sanctified...declared righteous in the name of our Lord Jesus Christ... You see God understands that we maybe doing things that He does not approve of before we get to know Him. He does expect us to be willing to make changes to meet His standards.

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read John 3:16 and 17, through Jesus everything is possible, it is up to you on how you decide what type of walk in life that you take...it is written that in marriage a man and women is joined and to be fruitful to build his kingdom and not a man to man or a woman to a woman.. I can only advise you on what is written.. it is your choice to decide how you live life.. i choose to walk with christ Jesus

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No God is not mean. God still loves people who are homosexual. But people are mean and hateful.

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What do you mean God is mean? He gave you life so you could worship him (isn't that nice of him?). He allows us to have freewill (But if our freewill involves not worshipping him then he's gonna roast us forever in Hell). He gives us the Promise of Heaven (But we have to worship him and him alone, and don't not believe in him either). He's loving commanded the Hebrews in the OT to kill all the unbelievers in Palestine because it was only a few hundred thousand, Just think if he had waited until there were millions of them (that is so loving to only kill a few hundred thousand). He provides Food and a home for you to survive (even though others may be living in the street and or starving). He's not mean, He's just preoccupied right now.

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God isn't anything, and doesn't do anything, and doesn't act in any actual way. Every time it looks like "god is something" or "god does something" or "god behaves a certain way" -- look closely.

It's really just people pretending to believe in him.

They are the ones who are (at best) generous, and (at worst) bigoted. They are the ones who (at best) feed the hungry, and (at worst) burn little girls at the stake for alleged witchcraft. They are the ones who (at best) turn the other cheek, or (at worst) commit genocide against others who disagree.

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Yes, I have to admit I will mentally take a step back from anyone who makes a declarative statement and, rather than attributing it to a specific tangible reference (book), will attribute it directly to a source that they also admit (in the next breath) is Beyond Our Understanding.
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It just makes me confused and a bit ... nervous.
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Sometimes, getting an answer to a question depends on how you phrase the question.
Or to whom you asked the question.
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-- You said "the Bible says God accepts all". ... Ok, that sounds like you found one answer there, from the Bible.
-- You said "the Church doesn't accept gays". ... Ok, there's a different answer from the church, since "gays" would be part of "all".
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So, you've gotten 2 different answers, from 2 different places, it looks like.
But, I'm not sure why your next question is "why is -God- mean"?
Maybe you have a slightly different question in mind?
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Other than suggesting that you try rephrasing your question, somehow, I don't have an answer for you.
I think it's one of those things you have to find out your own way. :-)

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Before one can ask "Why is God mean?" one must first get the answer to "Is God mean?" And before one can ask that, one must first get the answer to "Is there a God?" It is my view that the answer to that last question is "No" which changes the course of questioning to "Why are humans mean?"

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Everyone is excepted in the house of God, there are many gay's in my church whom I've come to like very much,being gay is a sin and we all sin, I give gay's even more credit going to church.Not understanding why they were born gay, yet they still seek God,instead of blaming him to me that's what a true Christian would do. don't let anyone take God away from you. God Bless Debbie.

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homosexuals are no worse than an of the other sinners who go to church.

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well homosexually is your sexual orientation its not the whole of who you are. There are homosexual references in the bible, like the raping of a virgin daughter and cutting her into pieces, is more acceptable than permitting men to act on their lustful urges for eachother. If thats held up as an example of righteousness, Id forget religion.

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We expect too much from Him.
Malaria especially traditional old fashioned cerebral is expected to kill some people. Cancer kills. HIV/AIDS still kills. In soccer we sometimes loose, win or draw.

But we pray that malaria should not kill us at all. Same for cancer and HIV/AIDS. Both teams in a soccer match pray to God to help them win.

And when prayers are not answered, some of us think God is mean.

I have just sent half of the usual pocket money to my daughter and explained it. In this case she doesn't think I'm mean so far. What she tells her friends doesn't matter:)

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God is holy, pure, loving. Loving comes last. When you shove anything up an anus you are being unholy and impure therefore you are summoning his wrath.

God also DOES NOT accept all. Some people will not be accepted based on their evil deeds that they have done.

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God is not mean look at all the things he's done for people

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Oh dear one. God is not mean. If it weren't for satan we would be living in Paradise, being treated like royalty because of His great Love for us. There is a god of this world who brings death and destruction. It is not God. It is satan. God gives us freedom to choose butnot everything we choose here is of God. But He made a way for us to make it right thru forgiveness. Sin is tempting. Sin is enticing. That is why it us so easy to be pulled into darkness. Cuz it feels normal to do things that are not good for us to do. God is a God of morality and beauty, love and guidance. He stands for truth. He is not mean.

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@JBreza23, is this from your own personal experience?

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I didn't realize something that doesn't exist can have qualities.

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God isn't real...

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Wow! most profound.
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The creator.

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He killed over millions of innocent people, just because of the sins that they committed. That is not a true God at all. He killed more innocent people than Satan, himself.

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You are wrong! the Church teaches let the people who think that they are homosexual sit in the pew with the other sinners. They may not act out on the disorder of thinking they are same sex attracted, just like unmarried couples should not act on the desire to have premarital sex.

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