06/07/09

Be a Holy Nation and give the right message to your children

Exodus 19:6 - And ye shall be unto me a kingdom of priests, and an holy nation. These are the words which thou shalt speak unto the children of Israel.

Even though, we live among people of other beliefs following different traditions we are asked by the Lord to live as a holy nation. The word 'holy' means 'set apart' or 'sacred'. This does not means we cut off ourselves socially from others not having anything to do with them. It means although we have social relationship others we do not need to agree on their beliefs or compromise our faith. An example of this is the Delhi ruling on section 377 PIL - on homosexuality.

It was sad to see a representative of a Christian Church on TV giving a nod to homosexuality saying 'the church respects homosexuality but does not agree on same sex marriage'. I like to ask if you do not agree on same sex marriage it is surely for a reason that there is something wrong. If it is wrong then why agree on the first. If people what to do something wrong, they can has well continue, but we do not need to give an approval certificate. I appreciated at a service a representative from the same Church openly saying since we do not understand that we need to go by the Bible.

The Bible clearly states the God does not approve of same sex relationships and it was this that angered God to utterly destroy Sodom and Gomorrah (In Hebrew Sodom means 'burning' from an unused root meaning 'to scorch' and Gomorrah means 'submersion' / comes from 'to manipulate'). Due to fear of standing up for one belief we are angering God and send a wrong message to our children.

Man tries to find ways off by quoting DNA study, stamping this as natural. What has man understood till date in DNA that they can okay this? They have yet not able to point their finger to hereditary diseases which they claim comes via DNA. If so, then when we pray over and break the curse by the hanging of Jesus on the cross (Galatians 3:13) does their DNA change? DNA is in the blood and the saliva of man, so by sharing a bite or by blood transfusion does man change?

As far has medical science goes we are still to understand far more so we should take caution to rule against God with our half knowledge.

Let us stand up on what on and for the Word and send the right message to our children.


[ Prayer Starter ]

Father God, You are Holy and Holy is your Name. Forgive us Father for not standing up to your Word and being counted as a holy nation unto You. Our body is your temple made in your image and this world is bent upon destroying your temple. By your Spirit Lord, give us the courage and boldness to stand up against this world on things which are sacred to You...

This we ask in Jesus' Name,Amen.


[ Reference Scriptures ]

Genesis 13:12-13
12 Abram dwelled in the land of Canaan, and Lot dwelled in the cities of the plain, and pitched his tent toward Sodom.
13 But the men of Sodom were wicked and sinners before the LORD exceedingly.

Genesis 18:1-13
1 And there came two angels to Sodom at even; and Lot sat in the gate of Sodom: and Lot seeing them rose up to meet them; and he bowed himself with his face toward the ground;
2 And he said, Behold now, my lords, turn in, I pray you, into your servantís house, and tarry all night, and wash your feet, and ye shall rise up early, and go on your ways. And they said, Nay; but we will abide in the street all night.
3 And he pressed upon them greatly; and they turned in unto him, and entered into his house; and he made them a feast, and did bake unleavened bread, and they did eat.
4 But before they lay down, the men of the city, even the men of Sodom, compassed the house round, both old and young, all the people from every quarter:
5 And they called unto Lot, and said unto him, Where are the men which came in to thee this night? bring them out unto us, that we may know them.
6 And Lot went out at the door unto them, and shut the door after him,
7 And said, I pray you, brethren, do not so wickedly.
8 Behold now, I have two daughters which have not known man; let me, I pray you, bring them out unto you, and do ye to them as is good in your eyes: only unto these men do nothing; for therefore came they under the shadow of my roof.
9 And they said, Stand back. And they said again, This one fellow came in to sojourn, and he will needs be a judge: now will we deal worse with thee, than with them. And they pressed sore upon the man, even Lot, and came near to break the door.
10 But the men put forth their hand, and pulled Lot into the house to them, and shut to the door.
11 And they smote the men that were at the door of the house with blindness, both small and great: so that they wearied themselves to find the door.
12 And the men said unto Lot, Hast thou here any besides? son in law, and thy sons, and thy daughters, and whatsoever thou hast in the city, bring them out of this place:
13 For we will destroy this place, because the cry of them is waxen great before the face of the LORD; and the LORD hath sent us to destroy it.

1 Corinthians 6:9-10 [KJV - AV]
9 Know ye not that the unrighteous shall not inherit the kingdom of God? Be not deceived: neither fornicators, nor idolaters, nor adulterers, nor effeminate, nor abusers of themselves with mankind,
10 Nor thieves, nor covetous, nor drunkards, nor revilers, nor extortioners, shall inherit the kingdom of God.

1 Corinthians 6:9-10 [RSV]
9 Do you not know that the unrighteous will not inherit the kingdom of God? Do not be deceived; neither the immoral, nor idolaters, nor adulterers, nor sexual perverts,
10 nor thieves, nor the greedy, nor drunkards, nor revilers, nor robbers will inherit the kingdom of God.

Galatians 3:13,14
13 Christ hath redeemed us from the curse of the law, being made a curse for us: for it is written, Cursed is every one that hangeth on a tree:
14 That the blessing of Abraham might come on the Gentiles through Jesus Christ; that we might receive the promise of the Spirit through faith.

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