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Hymns, Humility and Homosexuals

Wait until you visit For His Glory next week. God is going to speak to us in some extraordinary ways.

Can homosexuals be Christians?  The answer may surprise you.  The question has become a firebrand for contentious debate in our culture.  Incendiary arguments and verbal attacks have replaced civilized debate on the topic. Both sides have abandoned reason and adopted attack modes.  amandajohnedWe won’t answer that question but we will try to refocus our thinking on the underlying issue sparking even more debate.

What would you do if you got an unexpected email telling you, in one short sentence: “All your daughters are dead”? A similar tragedy occurred to a Chicago business man whose wife took their four daughters on a trans-Atlantic cruise and, on their trip, the ship hit an iceberg and sank. The mother survived, but all four daughters were lost at sea.  God worked through this family tragedy to give us one of our most beloved hymns of all times.  The story of Horatio Spafford appears next week in For His Glory.

In another post: Jesus is our perfect example of humility. We can learn what humility is by examining how Jesus responded to the people and circumstances He faced daily. Can we learn humility by studying Jesus’ humility? No. Can we ever become humble ourselves? Can you rid your life of pride? I didn’t think so. I sure can’t in mine. I have a friend who, when talking about herself one time told me she was a humble person. I bit my tongue. I wanted to respond, “No you’re not.” But I didn’t. We can not claim we are humble. The moment we say we are humble, we reveal our pride. Other people may recognize humility in us, but we can’t see it, or admit we have it. Even if we could be humble, if we admitted it, we’d lose it. Find out what humility is next week in my post, “When Jesus Said ‘No’ “.

On Wednesday we can read the seventh installment of Author Amanda Beth’s series on Preparing For Your Calling. This has been a wonderful series for our For His Glory readers. I know her series has blessed me and learned more about what God has for me by following the things God has shared with Amanda. Her blog post appears on Wednesday. Then Thursday we will feature another one of John Ed Mathison’s insightful blogs from his John Ed Mathison Leadership Ministries blog on his website.

It’s going to be an exciting week, filled with messages from God and words to help us walk in His presence every day. I look forward to meeting you back on my blog, For His Glory next week. God bless you and thank you so much for stopping by.

2 thoughts on “Hymns, Humility and Homosexuals

  1. I believe that humility is the foundation of any dispute. And I secretly really like homosexual people. Collectively they are the most “real” people I have ever associated with, and they are very fun. The problem is that the Movement in general equates themselves as any Minority. The Bible doesn’t have any issue with minorities. Being of a minority race isn’t a sin. Homosexuality is a sin, according to the scriptures, and assigning rights to sin is never, well, right. And it isn’t personal, or bigoted…it’s simply sin blown up into a Minority.

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    1. Oh, how I agree with you. My whole point of my post about homosexuality on Monday has little to do with homosexuality and much more to do with thls “Christian” label. I don’t get involved in the homosexual debate in my post. I believe you and I have the same belief on the subject. Thank you so much for posting and for your insightful comments. I agree.

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