I did a series 4 years ago on homosexuality. I have changed my views on homosexuality since that time.
There is new information out and new perspectives. I will say that my new perspective comes from reading a book called Washed and Waiting. It tells a person’s story through discovering the homosexual orientation of a Mr. Hill. I have not finished the book so I will not recommend it at this point. However, it presents a view to homosexuality I have not appreciated in the past and I will say the read is very enlightening for me.
This is a reblog of an earlier blog about Billy Lind’s life. It is relevant to a new discussion on homosexuality.
A Christian at transformation time (conversion) said that was his state. He knew something had happened–something good! But, he didn’t understand what had happened or how it happened. He just knew, even though he could not explain what had happened to him.
You’ll hear these phrases in this video if you want to take a look. Now this is a real conversion from a very bad state of being.
More of Billy Lind.
Billy’s Written story
My Last Day
This is worth you time. Do you have 9 minutes?
We never know when our last day has come.
Worship the Christ, The Savior of the World!
Part of the battle we are all engaged in if we cast our lot with the Messiah and follow Jesus the Christ, is repentance. Here is what Steve Brown has said about repentance. This is very good.
“Repentance is so often misunderstood. Repentance is not changing; it is God’s way to change us. The Greek word for ‘repent’ refers to ‘changing one’s mind.’ It isn’t changing one’s behavior as is often taught. If it is that, then there are times we can repent and other times (especially in obsessive or besetting sin) when it is simply impossible.
…For years, I taught that repenting was not just asking for forgiveness for spilling the milk… it was getting a mop and cleaning it up, and then going to the store to buy some more milk for the person who owned it. So, because I believed that, I could not repent of some bad stuff in my life and I thereby robbed myself of one of the most important and wonderful teachings of the Bible. God changes us and sanctification is as much a work of God’s grace as is justification.
…Thus, I teach that repentance isn’t changing. It is ‘knowing who you are, who God is, what you have done and going to Him with it.’ At that point the ball is in God’s court and He begins an amazing work of the Holy Spirit in making us more and more like Jesus.
From at dialogue @: The Internet Monk.
Eucharisteo…keeps the focus simply–sacred.
Ann Voskamp illustrates well in her book, One Thousand Gifts, this concept.
God came down in the form of man! He relates to us in so many ways.
He did this for you–so that you relate to Him, believe in Him, seek Him with all your heart. Use this reflection on who Jesus is to inspire your heart to worship Him!
- He Was Pierced for Our Transgressions (disciplesofhope.wordpress.com)
- The Power of the Cross. (angelamccauley.wordpress.com)
These passage are given here to produce wonder and awe inspired by the revelation of the Dear One, beloved, redeemer–the Lord God!
Here are more names from the article on the Blue Letter Bible site about our the Lord God. Use these names to help you worship Him more deeply than you have in the past ever!! God bless you as you worship your Lord today!