Is Jesus Powerless?

crosseaster.jpgBy Peter LaBarbera

My friend and Americans For Truth Board Chairman Mike Heath, who also serves as Executive Director of the Christian Civic League of Maine, sent out the message below about Good Friday and “Hate.” Mike can relate to Oklahoma’s beleaguered State Rep. Sally Kern, as like her, he and his wife Paulie have been vilified and demonized by Maine’s pro-homosexual lobby for years as outspoken Christian, pro-family advocates.

I love Easter. The Christ whose sacrificial death we commemorate and whose resurrection we celebrate on Easter Sunday is real and alive, but His redemptive work in everyday people’s lives only rarely makes Fox News. Just today I received a call from a Christian man who had left the “gay” life behind and has been married for 16 years; he and his wife are raising their children, much like countless other married couples raising families. Another wonderful ex-”gay” story that belies the homosexual propaganda myth that homosexuals can’t change, but which probably will never appear in the media.

Most ex-homosexuals do not go around publicizing their former life, just as most Christians don’t go around discussing the destructive sins from which they were delivered by Christ. When was the last time you heard a believer talk like this: “Now let me tell you how I used to get rip-roaring drunk and behave like an imbecile two-to-three nights a week in college!”?

Jesus Christ heals drunks. He heals drug-addicts and gamblers, womanizers, perverts, malicious gossips, rapists and murderers, prostitutes, pimps and their lust-filled “clients,” greedy businessmen, lying politicians, secular leftists, secular rightists, libertines, abortionists and women who’ve aborted their babies, atheists, selfish jerks, compulsive liars, adulterers, you name it.

And of course, He heals men and women caught up in the homosexual lifestyle, like my friend Yvette Schneider, who once considered herself a proud lesbian and despised evangelistic Christians before she repented and accepted Christ as her Savior. (Yvette is now happily married with two children.) We’re all in the same boat: as I read in that supposedly “obscure” New Testament book, Romans: “For all have sinned and fall short of the glory of God.” (Romans 3:23)

The idea of a (pro) “gay church” and “gay christians” makes about as much sense as starting a Porno Church and saying, “God can’t change porn addicts; they’re born that way.”

Come to think of it, I never was able to find that Gossipers’ Church I was looking for.

Throwing up the white flag of surrender on homosexuality — and treating it as some type of special condition that is not really a sin — elevates man’s feelings at God’s expense. It is to declare the resurrected Jesus Christ powerless when already He has miraculously turned around the lives of countless former “gays,” “lesbians,” “bisexuals” and “transgenders.” The shame of the (small-c) christian Left is that it waters down or negates Biblical truths to accommodate popular sins — rather than pointing desperate sinners to the true Savior who then transforms them, day by day, to be more like Him. (Note that we still may be tempted by besetting sins after accepting Christ, although Yvette says she never has “homosexual desires of any sort — physical or emotional.”)

GLBT? How about God Loves the Business of Transforming sinners who relinquish their “gay pride” to humbly seek Him in repentance. Corny, but true. Jesus is good and holy. We are neither (Mark 10:18). That’s why we need Him on Easter and every day of the year. Good Friday and Easter are about God leaving His heavenly throne to come down to earth and die a shameful death on a cross, taking the punishment we deserve for our many sins. If you repent and believe in Jesus Christ, and follow Him, you will live eternally. I beg you to accept His priceless gift of salvation if you haven’t yet (see John chapter 3).

Have a Blessed Easter!

For God so loved the world that he gave his one and only Son, that whoever believes in him shall not perish but have eternal life. For God did not send his Son into the world to condemn the world, but to save the world through him. Whoever believes in him is not condemned, but whoever does not believe stands condemned already because he has not believed in the name of God’s one and only Son. (John 3:16-18)

Sincerely,

Peter LaBarbera

www.americansfortruth.org

Related posts:

Ex-Lesbian Yvette Schneider Testifies to ‘Complete’ and Permanent Change

Full Transcript of Oklahoma Rep. Sally Kern’s Speech

LaBarbera Assails Homosexual Hate and Intimidation Campaign against OK Lawmaker Sally Kern

Now for some Real Hate; Homosexuals Deluge Rep. Sally Kern with Mean, Vile Messages (WARNING: UNDELETED, VULGAR and CRUDE LANGUAGE)

LISTEN ONLINE/CWA: OK Lawmaker Under Vicious Attack by Anti-Christian Homosexual Hate Groups

‘Queer’ Quotes: Hating Jesus, and Selfishness Redefined
(Will Ellen DeGeneres campaign against the virulent anti-Christian hate among her fellow homosexuals?)
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Mike Heath of the Christian Civic League of Maine writes:

‘Hate’

Today, Christians all over the world remember the slaughter of Jesus Christ. It is Good Friday. On this day 2000 years ago social, religious and governmental forces aligned against God. They tortured him, and hung him on a cross. He was nailed there until he died. He came to a gruesome and painful end.

Mankind hated him then. Do we hate him now?

Perhaps we are justified in concluding that we do hate Jesus Christ today. The recent experience of a pastor’s wife in Oklahoma offers an opportunity to reflect. She is also a state legislator.

Representative Sally Kern spoke plainly about homosexuality. Essentially, she described a societal sin that threatens our civilization. Most Americans share her views about sexual wrongdoing. All sex outside of marriage is morally wrong. She roots her belief in Christianity. She believes Jesus Christ.

She is now hated.

While I can’t recommend that you click on the following link because it contains language and ideas that are detestable I will provide the link for those who require proof of a most vile form of hatred aimed at Representative Kern.

Click here.

It would be a mistake to respond to these ideas in kind. It would be equally wrong to pretend that these ideas are somehow explainable, or that there is a reason for them. No reason exists for such evil. There is only one adequate response, and that is sacrifice.

That is what Good Friday is all about. Sacrifice.

This is the day God died … for you. His death provides all the power that we need to overcome the evil of sexual sin, and the despair that tempts everyone who is fearful of the consequences of such wicked ideas. The death, burial and resurrection of Jesus Christ is hope itself.

My good friend Peter LaBarbera has written a report on the verbal scourging of Representative Kern. I encourage you to read his report, and to choose the power of the cross in your life today.

Click HERE to read Peter’s report.


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