Morning raindrops on a Hosta
Photo by Alan Kearns

Or do you not know that the unrighteous will not inherit the kingdom of God? Do not be deceived; neither the sexually immoral, nor idolaters, nor adulterers, nor homosexuals. 1 Corinthians 6:9 (NASB)

As I read the book of Hosea this morning about the sad unfaithfulness of Israel towards God, it reminded me a news item I had read earlier in The Christian Post (2 Georgia churches leave United Methodist Church over LGBT stance, announce merger). Basically these two churches want to accept LGBT lifestyles within their congregations, thus they split from the Methodist denomination. As sad as this may be it is not unusual, here in Scotland churches have split from the Church of Scotland to maintain a Biblical integrity against such unbiblical lifestyles.

The Bible is explicitly clear, Almighty God created man and woman, thus marriage is a heterosexual union between a man and a woman (Mark 10:6-8 NASB). Homosexuality is against God’s law (Leviticus 18:22, Romans 1:26-27, 1 Corinthians 6:9). Reassigning gender within a Christian context is effectively telling Almighty God He made a mistake, which is unthinkable for any believer. Thus there is no middle way in God’s kingdom on this subject – there is no compromise.

Dear reader, our life on earth is short in contrast to eternity, which is forever. Our life is likened to mist or smoke out of a chimney in God’s Word (James 4:14, Hosea 13:3), or as I saw this morning, as short as a raindrop’s life on a Hosta leaf before full sun has ascended. Knowing our lives are so short, let us not deceive ourselves but instead follow Almighty God’s calling to righteous lifestyles.

18 thoughts on “No Compromise

  1. Alan, this is a beautiful photo.

    I have a hosta plant, which is also called an Assumption Lily, because it faithfully blooms around August 15, the date Catholics celebrate the assumption of Mary.
    Thanks. 🌷🤗

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    1. Thank you Sally. The timing of seeing this just as I was pondering life being like mist or dew really touched my heart. Our Father is truly amazing how He ordains these blessings in our days. I didn’t know that name for a Hosta previously, you learn something new every day.

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      1. One thing we know for certain is that our Father delights in blessing us.
        He then also gives us the spiritual vision to recognize his boundless blessings. 🌼

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  2. THANK YOU. A-men! God does not change. Societal attitudes should not change the Church. His Church must influence society around us. The Message is about a Saviour who came to save souls. Nothing this side of eternity will matter on the next. No one will enter the next accept through the Saviour and God’s ancient rules are about His Holy standards not about humanities desires etc etc. Post is sad but informative. Song says it all. There is no sex or even marriage in Heaven…….It will be ALL ABOUT HIM> Blessings.

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