Under Gods Command

1 Timothy 1:7-11 They want to be teachers of the law, but they do not know what they are talking about or what they so confidently affirm.    We know that the law is good if one uses it properly.  We also know that law is made not for the righteous but for lawbreakers and rebels, the ungodly and sinful, the unholy and irreligious; for those who kill their fathers or mothers, for murderers, for adulterers and perverts, for slave traders and liars and perjures-and for whatever else is contrary to the sound doctrine that conforms to the glorious gospel of the blessed God, which he entrusted to me.  

The false teachers wanted to become famous as teachers of god’s law, but they didn’t even understand the law’s purpose.  The law was not meant to give believers a list of commands for every occasion, but to show unbelievers their sin and bring them to God.

“Perverts” may refer to homosexuals. Some people attempt to legitimize homosexuality as an acceptable alternative lifestyle.  Even some Christians say people have a right to choose their sexual preference.  But the entire Bible (both in the Old and New Testaments) calls homosexual behavior sin (see Leviticus 18:22, Romans 1:18-32; 1 Corinthians 6:9-11).

Lets Bring it Home: We must be careful however, to condemn only the practice, and not the people.  People who live this lifestyle can be forgiven and their lives can be transformed.  The Church should be a haven of forgiveness and healing for repentant homosexuals without compromising its stance against homosexual behavior.  


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