Will You Stand with Jesus?

Biblical principles are being censored and efforts are being made to make them illegal. We must stand firmly with the Lord, dear Christians.

Will you help speak the truth in love or remain silent while people damage their hearts and souls?

"For the time will come when people will not put up with sound doctrine. Instead, to suit their own desires, they will gather around them a great number of teachers to say what their itching ears want to hear."  ~ 2 Timothy 4:3

We should never be ashamed to speak up for Scriptural principles, whether they are popular or not.

As Jesus said in Luke 9:26, "Whoever is ashamed of me and my words, the Son of Man will be ashamed of them when he comes in his glory and in the glory of the Father and of the holy angels."

Dear American Christians, we must prepare ourselves as never before. Some government leaders are promising to make it illegal to share God's principles about homosexuality when counseling people (source).

They oppose all “conversion therapy counseling - i.e. counseling that helps people leave LBGTQ lifestyles. They want to make it illegal, calling it “deeply harmful, highly unscientific,” and a “therapeutic fraud.”  

Is it possible that some types of conversion therapy are not healthy? Yes. But the same could be said for counseling in general. There are many poor counselors and poor methods of counseling. But no law is being enacted against these. 

This is not about stopping harmful methods. It's about preventing counselors from sharing God's principles about sexuality. 

God's Word teaches us that we should rescue people caught up in harmful lifestyles. If someone voluntarily seeks counseling for themselves or their minor child, Christians must share the biblical truths honestly and lovingly.

Note that 1 Corinthians 6:9-11 specifically mentions those who have had "conversion therapy" as part of God's Kingdom: 

"Or do you not know that wrongdoers will not inherit the kingdom of God? Do not be deceived: Neither the sexually immoral nor idolaters nor adulterers nor men who have sex with men nor thieves nor the greedy nor drunkards nor slanderers nor swindlers will inherit the kingdom of God. And that is what some of you were. But you were washed, you were sanctified, you were justified in the name of the Lord Jesus Christ and by the Spirit of our God."

If these laws are passed, they will prevent Christian counselors and pastors from encouraging LBGTQ persons to leave the lifestyle, no matter how kindly and professionally it is done.

Parents will not be able to seek Christian counseling for a child who is struggling with his/her sexuality. This proposed “Therapeutic Fraud Prevention Act” will make such counseling illegal for both adults and minor children.

People can continue to speak freely against God's truth, calling it therapeutic fraud” and mocking biblical principles. But Christians will not be free to legally share God's principles.

Biblical principles are being censored and efforts are being made to make them illegal. We must stand firmly with the Lord, dear Christians.

In addition, some prominent government leaders promise to force Christian adoption agencies to place children with LBGTQ couples even though it is against the clear teaching of our faith. LBGTQ couples can adopt from a wide variety of secular agencies, but these leaders are insisting that Christian agencies deny their beliefs or shut down (source). This isn't about freedom for LBGTQ persons to adopt. It's about making it illegal for Christian agencies to operate according to scriptural principles. 

This is is a test for us, dear Christians. We have been Born for Such a Time as This.

Will you pray? Will you speak up when God gives you opportunities? (Matthew 25:31-46)

If you have any questions about the biblical view of LBGTQ lifestyles, please read the explanations in Biblical Teaching on Homosexuality. This collection contains information on transgenderism as well as homosexuality.

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