Dear beloved Brothers and Sisters in Christ, I want to give the following warning message below in love as you are wonderful and beautiful Christians that Jesus loves and wants to keep on the right path.
You are a beautiful and precious Christian who shines God’s truth and love into this hurting world. Please look after yourself. Understanding will guard you, so see Proverbs 2:6. Spiritual things are priority over worldly cures not that they do not help. The bible first then. Know your verses and stand on the facts of the Word of God. Romans 10:17 says that faith comes through hearing the Word of God, the bible so learning verses is a very big help. Learning the reference for the verse can be hard though. A good way is to use clever and inventive memory cues for the references e.g. in John 17:17 “sanctify them by your truth, your word is truth” the reference has two 17s and the verse says “truth” twice. This actually helps you to remember the reference. Be inventive for other refs, se patterns in the numbers. Only for remembering the refs, and not wild number theories please.
IMO, society at the moment is in a bad state as it has lost its grip on truth, the bible. I think it is worse now than it has been for a long time e.g. gay marraige, many tempting worldy material goods, young people that do not listen to their parents to name a few.
Do not be tempted by the world’s vast material temptations. They actually will not make your soul feel good like the whisper of “I love you” from Jesus, the sweetest thing in hard or good times in fact. You can have a big lobster on a cruise ship with strive or you can have chicken soup for your soul in a humble cafe. People can be twice as happy with a Skoda as apposed to a Ferrari. Lol but it is actually true. Wait theres a proverb for that and a bit in 1 John. Hang on:
Better is a dry morsel with quiet than a house full of feasting with strife.
Proverbs 17:1 ESV
Do not love the world or the things in the world. If anyone loves the world, the love of the Father is not in him.
1 John 2:15 ESV
I can see this in the UK very much.
Lockdown produces fear within the non-believer which can also lead to mental health problems. This and the political situation can make people less reasonable.
Please be vigilant and remember that the Word of God is the truth to stand on, not feelings, not another Gospel, the facts of the Word.
Please be wise and prudent, do not go off the path by letting your heart carelessly take on sin like homosexuality. The world is pushing homosexuality powerfully ATM, so do not fall into that trap. The bible warns a lot about this and other ways of going off the path.
Obviously we love and respect gay people but remember that the bible is the Word and the Word is Jesus thus it is so so important that we keep to this.
Gay people have a choice and we should not force them to believe. If they are willing to listen to us then that is their freewill choice that we should respect and be gentle with. Be wise, it is strength as wisdom is how God made the world and sees the world.
As Christians we should go to the bible first always before getting ourselves in trouble by finding knowledge in other writings. Secular or even non-secular knowledge may have some truths but it can also get you in you trouble as its truth might make you believe its lies e.g. there is some truth in other Holy books of other religions but do not let these truths lead you away to another gospel. Jesus Christ is the way truth and the life. Secular understanding may make you justify homosexuality in your heart for this day and age but the Word, the bible who is Jesus is timeless and says that homosexuality is wrong. As stated before, God loves gay people and I believe He has a special love for them. Jesus is the same today, yesterday and forever.
Jesus said I am the way, the truth and the life. Nobody comes to the Father accept through me. John 14:6
Read your bible to get faith to receive wisdom from God. When you have wisdom you will be a lot safer in these confusing times as with wisdom you will be more able to understand what is going on.
Sometimes people are a bit mean to Christians. It says that in the bible at 2 Timothy 3:12.