June, the month of pride. As a Christian, I can only be filled with disgust and anger as I see how the world celebrates this month.
I am filled with disgust because Satan is alive and working in this world and the society we find ourselves in. Satan wants us to go against the good and perfect will God has set up for His children. However, I am not surprised. As Jesus said, we have all gone astray, like sheep without a shepherd (Matthew 9:36).
Henceforth, I will tell you what I am angry at. I am angry that Satan has captured the hearts of God’s holy and set apart children (1 Peter 2:9).
Young Christians, such as myself, have found themselves enticed and lured in by the evil one. Christians have forgotten God’s instructions to be in this world, but not of the world.
I see it around me all the time. We, God’s people, dancing and mingling with the enemy; going along with those that chant, “I believe people should be able to love who they want to love,” or “I have always been attracted to the same sex as me, so what’s wrong with it?”
What is indeed wrong with it? That is the question I wish to answer today. I am not even going to give my reasons why. I am going to let God’s Word speak for itself. Here we go:
Point #1: God is the creator of mankind. God created us and therefore knows what is best for us. God designed marriage to be between a male and female -Genesis 2:24 and Matthew 19:4-6.
Point #2: God detests sexual immorality. In Genesis 19, we see that one of the great sins in the cities of Sodom and Gomorah is the act of men sleeping with men. The sin was so great before God’s eyes that He burned the entire city and destroyed all the people who lived there (Hebrews 13:4 & Romans 1:21-32).
Point #3: Marriage is a picture of the church. In Ephesians 5:25-33, we see that marriage is to be a picture of Christ and His church. It is to be a picture of how God cleanses us and makes us holy day by day, so that we may better reflect His glory.
Point #4: Your body is not your own. In 1 Corinthians 6:12-20, we see that if we are in Christ, we no longer live for ourselves. Our bodies are now where the Holy Spirit dwells. We are also commanded in Romans 12:1 that we are not to conform to the pattern of this world and we are to renew our minds daily (Galatians 5:13-26).
Point #5: Saying that you support “gay pride” is in itself prideful. In my first point I stated that in God’s Word it says that God is our good Creator. God has shaped us and will continue to mold us into what He desires for us to be like. We are His handiwork. He has given us instructions on how to live. Those instructions do mention marriage and what it is designed to look like. If we go against God’s design for humanity, we are saying that what He designed wasn’t good enough. If we proclaim that I am “gay,” we are in fact saying we know better than the Creator (Isaiah 29:15-16, 45:8-10).
To conclude, I say and point all of this out to you because I love you. I encourage you to look these passages and scriptures up for yourselves. Search your hearts and let God show you His good and perfect will (Galatians 6:1).
Alyssa Rasor (and your Heavenly Father)