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.
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!"
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. Please read below
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.
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
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.
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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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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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."
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.
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)
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.
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.
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
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.
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.
Sometimes, getting an answer to a question depends on how you phrase the question. Or to whom you asked the question. . -- 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". . 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? .. 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. :-)
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?"
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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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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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.
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.