Reply To: Hate the Sin – Love the Sinner?

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Frank CongerFrank Conger
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Hi Prodigal_1:

I was moved by your comment and have wanted to comment but did not really know what to say. It’s a very touchy subject so I am cautious about saying anything for fear I might hurt some feelings. Seems I have done that on this board without even trying. But here goes.

Jehovah loves all of his sons and daughters. Even when we sin he still loves us. That’s why he had his Son come to earth and give his life for mankind. In the nation of Israel gays were many times put to death as Jehovah said that anyone practicing such things could not be in the nation of Israel. Well, Israel was a foreshadow of the Kingdom to come, and the same thing is true of the Kingdom. Homosexuality will keep you or anyone else practicing it out of the administration of the Kingdom. You will not be permitted to be an administrator in the Kingdom. But, there will be all kinds of sinners who are citizens in the Kingdom and their sins will be varied and strong even upon resurrection.

All those who call on the name of Jehovah will be saved by their faith, not by their actions. We are a far distance from perfection (if we ever were perfect that is). Keep your faith strong and if you find yourself in the midst of the great tribulation and the mark of the beast, be sure to show love to all who give you an opportunity to do so. It will help to save you. The test that is coming upon mankind is a love test. When the tribulation comes and the mark of the beast is here it will be easy to claim faith, but very hard to show love when your life is at stake. But this will be a love test. Jehovah values true love even more than faith. It will be easy to show faith when the fulfillment of scripture is easy to see all around you, but very hard to show love. let your love shine at that time brother and keep your faith as well.

1 Corinthians 13: 12, 13 says ” For now we see in hazy outline* by means of a metal mirror, but then it will be face-to-face. At present I know partially, but then I will know accurately,* just as I am accurately known. 13 Now, however, these three remain: faith, hope, love; but the greatest of these is love.+”

Paul did not say the greatest of these is faith, because again when we are under pressure faith is an easy quality to cultivate (no atheist’s in a foxhole). But when under pressure of death, how hard it will be to show love. Keep the faith and whatever you do let your love shine.

Frank

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