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There is a difference.This has just been bugging me and I feel I need to say something. I'm not going to call anyone out or anything, it's just on my mind. Yes, the bible says that homosexuality is a sin, it also says divorce is a sin. But so is murder, lust, cheating, stealing and having an idol other than God. There is no one sin that is greater than others, in God's eyes, sin is sin. The thing is, God loves us IN SPITE of our sins. But that doesn't mean we should just keep on sinning just because we can. And that doesn't mean that we should approve of sins being done. It is not our place to judge others, but at the same time if we just sit back and let people continue to sin without telling them of how it is wrong, how it's against what God wants for us, then we are just as guilty as they are because we're withholding the truth from them. It's not easy for anyone to deal with sin in their life. It took me a LONG time to find out that being a Christian did not mean that all my sins, troubles, struggles weThere is a difference. by Twilightlover2007
Inspired by GodNever judge someone's strength in their faith. You may not see what happens behind closed doors, what they could be working on in private, what God's working on with them. Though YOU may not see their faith, their commitment to God, or the change they say they're working on, God does. God sees more than we ever will. It is not our place to judge other people's strength in their faith because we don't see their action(or inaction), we don't see their prayers, we don't see their walk with God, God does. Focus on your own walk, if you're going to think about someone's faith, it had better be how you could help them become stronger, or how strong they already are and how you want to be like them. Never let your mind think that someone's faith is weaker than yours, you don't see what God sees.Inspired by God by Twilightlover2007
If we are the bodyhttp://www.youtube.com/watch?v=kAWeHo8E70EIf we are the body by Twilightlover2007
We have no right to decide who God does and doesn't love. We're not God. We don't think like him, we may be made in his image but that doesn't mean we know anything that he may think. He sees what we refuse to, he loves more than we could ever even attempt to love! His patience is unending! God is truly an amazing God and as Christians we need to reach out to those that are lost, hurting, confused, and do it in a loving way as God would. We are not in a place to judge anyone else, our hands are not clean. Judgement of others only pushes them farther away from God and that's what the enemy wants. Shed your judgmental ways and strive to be like Jesus, strive to reach out to the lost and hurting to bring them to the light of God. He's always there if we just open our eyes, turn our ears and hearts to him and truly seek him. He is always there, ready to forgive, and ready to show us the love that nothing on earth could ever compare to. Truly seek
Shaming vs Teachinghttp://www.naturalchild.org/robin_grille/good_children.htmlShaming vs Teaching by Twilightlover2007
This article touched me in more ways than one.
*As a child there were times these things affected me and still do today.
*As an aunt I see this happening to my nieces and nephews at times; there are times I want to speak up but I don’t for fear that I’ll be told I ‘don’t know what I’m talking about’ even though I’ve got my degree in Early Childhood Education and have been working with children for 7+ years of all ages.
*As a teacher I’ve seen his happen to children and admittedly I’ve done it a time or two. I never stopped until recently to think about what the child’s behavior could be trying to achieve.
9 times outta 10 they’re not trying to make us angry, they’re trying to communicate the only way they know how to. Crying is one of the major things seen as ‘misbehaving’ when the child may only be able to cry to communicate or may be crying t