There is a misunderstanding of hate (H8) in America and throughout the world.
I know that “H8” is meant to be“HATE,” but I couldn’t help but take advantage of turning something meant to silence truth to speak some Biblical truth.
According to Biblical Numerology, the number 8 represents resurrection or new beginning.
There were only eight persons saved when the floods of Noah came (2 Peter 2:5). These eight persons were used by God to start the whole human race all over again. Hence “new beginning.”
Incidentally, have you also noticed that the flag of LGBT is a “rainbow” flag?
The rainbow was God’s covenant sign to Noah that God would not destroy the earth with water ever again. He never said He wouldn’t destroy the earth. He said He would never destroy the earth with water (see Genesis 9:8-17).
So it appears that they are trying to tell God…“Since we are in covenant with You, You can’t destroy us because You promised You wouldn’t.”
That was the Noahic Covenant.
We are in the Dispensation of Grace. You are given time to repent. You do have an “on or before date.”
The “on or before date” is either the coming of the Lord or your physical expiration. Which ever comes first.
But the Lord did destroy Sodom and Gomorrah with fire and brimstone. And the heavens and earth will be destroyed by fire (see 2 Peter 3:3-13).
Jesse, the father of David had eight sons (1 Samuel 17:12). David was the eighth son and was selected by the Lord to be the second king of Israel after the first king, Saul, had failed.
God starting over again with a new king. A new beginning for Israel.
Jesus is called the son of David (Luke 3:31, Matthew 9:27).
Food for thought.
Renouncing sin is a resurrection and a new beginning.
So, do you really hate Jesus that much?
All He wants to do is give you a new beginning without sin.
Hate, a noun, is defined as “the emotion of intense dislike; a feeling of dislike so strong that it demands action.”
Hate is something that everyone experiences. When something is said or done, to the person, it may be deemed hatred.
All sinful people hate God.
Most people will not say it, but in act and deed, people hate God.
As the saying goes, “Action speaks louder than words.”
The thing about God is that both His Words and His omnipotent actions to bring His Word to pass, speaks (see Numbers 23:19, Jeremiah 1:12, and Hebrews 6:13-18).
Sin is defiance of God. People do not like to be told that what they are doing violates the Word of God. That’s why people hate God.
So no effort is spared to attempt to silence God, His Word, and His preachers and believers.
When the day of silence is out there, it is an attempt to silence hate speech.
There is a difference between worldly hate speech and the truth of the Word of God.
What LGBT has done is equate the Word of God with words that the world uses to speak evil of people (such evil speech is completely inconsistent with the Word of God) as hate speech.
Talk about “hate speech,” when John the Baptist told Herod that it was unlawful to have his brother’s wife, Herodias, the wife of Herod went crazy. She looked for a way to get John the Baptist killed. Herod feared John the Baptist and protected John from being killed by throwing him in prison. Herod’s daughter danced before him and other men. Obviously, it was sensuous enough to cause Herod to lose his bearing and said to his daughter, “Ask me for anything you want, and I’ll give it to you.”
Back up a bit.
Remember, Herod sexually took his own brother’s wife. This is adultery.
Herodias was convicted and took it personally. Herod was convicted and tried to protect John.
So sex had everything to do with the death of John the Baptist. For Herodias, it was about the combination of sex and power. After Herod gave his daughter a blank check, Herod’s daughter went back to her mother to find out what could be asked.
It became the perfect opportunity to silence the voice of righteousness.
That same day, the head of John the Baptist was brought on a platter.
Listen to New Unger’s Bible Dictionary.
“The executioner was sent sent to the prison at once, and the ghastly gift was given. John the Baptist was beheaded, the man who “among those born of women there has not arisen anyone greater” (Matthew 11:11), the voice of one crying in the wilderness (Luke 7:28) was at last SILENCED.”
It doesn’t matter if it were homosexuals, lesbians, adulterers, fornicators, bisexuals, or anyone in sin. You want to silence the voice of righteousness.
All across the country, pastors are speaking loud and clear about the issues of our times and there is no way that we will cease and desist. Not when we have a God to glorify.
Sadly, even LGBT want God to be silent. Those of us that are called to preach the gospel of Jesus Christ cannot be silent about the truth of the Word of God. You may dance on our graves when we are gone but you won’t have much time to celebrate because another righteous voice will rise to declare the righteousness of God and continue to call all sinners to repentance.
God will always have someone with courage to preach against all sin, including the sin of homosexuality and lesbianism.
You will have your day of silence because it is your right.
In all actuality, your silence is considered as a day that we hear less of the voice of defiance of the living Word of God, and a day where we voice the truth of God’s Word in love.
That deafening sound you will hear all day long is the voice of the righteousness of God.
Even in your silence, there will be no peace for the wicked.
Which would you rather have?
someone lie to you or Someone telling you the truth from the Word of God?
Please don’t mind the intentional error of grammar.
I intentionally lower cased the first someone to let you know that the devil is the one lying to you and the uppercase is God telling you the truth.
If God hated you, you wouldn’t be here to hear the Word of God.
But the plan of salvation is so profound that the Lord kept Noah alive. Through one of Noah’s sons, the Lord Jesus would come through. It happened to be Shem. Profound, if you really think about it.
Now we know that people will not say they hate God but they will say that they hate people that tell sinners what the Word of God says. When a statement is made and then a verse of Scripture from the Bible supports that statement, that’s what people get upset about.
Sometimes they call it a misinterpretation or they call it empty.
When people that do not know God or the Bible accuse those that walked with God, read, and studied the Bible, such action is because there is a dislike of what was said.
Truth is truth whether we like it or not.
God never asked us to like truth. He wants us to know truth (see John 14:6, 17:17).
So when truth comes, why don’t you like what God said?
“I don’t like what you said because it is hate language.”
What is it that I said that you did not like?
“Saying that homosexuality and lesbianism is sin, hurts.”
How can I say that sin is against God’s will for you any better?
God loves you and wants the best for you, but to continue in any sin that God hates, is wrong according to God’s Word. God doesn’t want to hurt you. He takes no pleasure in watching you be in pain. God desires to save you and to bless you. But if you insist on living against His will for your life, you are left alone by your choice to remain in sin because God cannot allow sin. That’s why He sent His Son, Jesus, to deliver us forever from sin and to give us the promise of eternal life. Eternal life is not just living forever. It is forever living like God.
“Why do “so called Christians” act angry and condemn us?
There are many misguided, overzealous people that do not exemplify the Spirit of Jesus. The fact that sin is sin must never be preached in personal anger. Such sinful behavior of misguided people is beyond what God intended. God hates sin but He also hates misrepresentation of the gospel.
Focus on the fact that sin is not the will of God.
Homosexuality and lesbianism is sin.
There is no excuse for sin when Jesus died to free us of our sinful nature. God’s love for all was demonstrated when He sent Jesus to die for the sins of man on the cross. We can now be reconciled or exchange from being an enemy of God, to a friend of God when we repent and renounce all sin.
Jesus gives the answer in John 3:19-20 as to why LGBT people refuse to come out of sin.
“…and men loved darkness rather than light because their deeds were evil. For everyone practicing evil hates the light and does not come to the light, lest his deeds should be exposed.”
And God hates sin. Not people. God loves people.
God knows that people hate Him.
Look at Deuteronomy 5:9-10
“…For I, the Lord your God, am a jealous God, visiting the iniquity of the fathers upon the children to the third and fourth generations of those who hate Me, but showing mercy to thousands, to those who love Me and keep My commandments.”
Why do people hate God?
When you are told not to do certain things, sometimes people get angry and begin to hate or have an intense dislike so strong that such dislike demands action.
The common action is to go past the stop sign. God said “Do not do this,” and people get bent out of shape, and angry, and in the strongest ways, they demand their way.
So what is the common response when people are bent on doing sin?
People do it any way.
They completely disregard what the Lord said not to do.
It’s because people have a sinful nature that needs to be changed and only obedience to the gospel of Jesus Christ can change a life.
If you ever had children, when they are about to do something that you know is detrimental or harmful to them, you warn them and tell them not to do it. Some kids get angry and lash out.
Some children wait until a parent isn’t looking and they do it any way. Because children are not mature and parents are mature, it is the responsibility of the parents (male and female that are married) to protect the child.
Protecting the child is also done through instruction. Not just the “rod” alone.
The Lord does the same thing.
He instructs us with His Word.
When we violate or completely disregard what the Lord said, we can expect to receive the consequences.
For instance, when men have sex with men, or when women have sex with women. We all know that the argument of AIDS coming from monkeys is out there. But we all know that when men have sex with men, the risk of acquiring immune deficiency is greatly increased.
What brought about this disease?
Paul said in Romans 5:12,
“Therefore, just as through one man sin entered the world, and death through sin, and thus death spread to all men, because all sinned.”
We all know that when a man has sex with another man, through contact of body fluids and blood from open wounds and sores, there is an increased risk of acquiring STDs. We all know that when women have sex with women, genital warts opens the door to be infected with cervical cancer.
We all know that 66% of prostitutes carry herpes. Almost all porn stars and prostitutes have been infected with chlamydia, gonorrhea, syphilis, and there is increased potential for it to develop into oral or anal cancer.
We all know that when cancer is detected in HIV infected men and women, it is an unmistakable and undeniable diagnosis that a person has crossed over into AIDS.
The acquiring of STDs is evidence enough of the inherent life threatening dangers when risky sex takes place.
Just because a disease is issued because of sin, it doesn’t mean that God hates you.
It only means that you didn’t want to listen to God’s warning about what would happen if you insist on a sinful behavior. And yes, you have a right to do what you please. It’s so sad that such a decision is an unfortunate one. One that could be prevented.
What’s so gay about STDs? One cannot be happy to acquire a disease.
God warned you not to do this sin and you went ahead, and did it any way.
You touched the third rail.
It’s not the railroad company’s fault if you ignored the sign that said,
“DANGER, KEEP OFF THE TRACKS 600 HUNDRED VOLTS.”
Racial Hatred and Sexual Orientation
Racially speaking, White people will never know what hate language from a racial stand point, is about because some will never experience it.
Since the slave ships arrived on the shores of America, racial discrimination became the bedrock foundation of America until Civil Rights were afforded to people that were deemed “less than human.”
Such racial discrimination almost destroyed the country during the Civil War.
However, we all know that even with Civil Rights established as precedence, racial discrimination is still alive and well.
I do not have to challenge anyone. We all know that if you were to put on my skin for one second, things would radically change.
Blacks have been hated and there are still pockets of racial discrimination in parts of this nation.
There is a problem when sin is brought to the level of racial discrimination.
The two issues are so far apart, it is amazing that very few African Americans sounded the alarm. It is amazing how swift the hijacking of Civil Rights came about. Perhaps, it was because the unfinished business of racial equality needed a new voice and direction.
I believe it is more like….
because the Blacks in the church (no such thing as the Black or White church in the church of Jesus Christ) were already in bed with sexual sins that to stop Secret Sexual Sins that is too far and too deep inside African American culture and the church, no one would come to church.
It’s said when the only reason some folk come to church for is to hook up sexually.
Black pastors have egregiously allowed homosexuals and lesbians to play, sing, dance, and preach in the church. But it is not just the homosexuals that play in the church. Bisexual, adulterers, and fornicators are within the ranks as well. The music ministry is full of performers that are seducing the church with the spirit of lust.
Many are trapped in porn and masturbation.
The problem is that since we allowed these sins to be prevalent in abundance in the church, it was very easy to take a political issue of racial equality and mix it with racial discrimination that before any one could discern the difference, sexual discrimination and sexual bigotry became covertly add on household terms to live overt sinful lifestyles.
As a Black man, it is appalling that very few stood against this mixture of racial discrimination and sexual orientation.
Do not argue with a Black man until you wear the skin of a Black man.
When it comes to racial bigotry, it is a matter of skin.
When it comes to sexual preference, it is a matter of sin.
One pastor said that “Marriage is discriminatory.”
Marriage was designed by God to be between one man and one woman. All other attempts to introduce alternatives and substitutes violates God’s Word. That includes shacking up, living together outside of marriage, one night stands, masturbation, and any other type of alternative or substitute.
Sexual sins is not about racial discrimination.
When you call a Black man a n****r, we all know that it is a derogatory term meant to harm with words, a person of African descent. Sadly, as a side note, our own younger generation of African Americans use this term of bigotry among themselves.
The Civil Rights movement was about eliminating racial bigotry and establishing racial equality. All of a sudden, we see the sins of homosexuality literally hijacking the spirit of Civil Rights.
We now see terms like “sexual equality, sexual orientation, and sexual discrimination” placed on the same level of Civil Rights regarding racial equality.
According to my good friend, Pastor DL Foster of Witness Freedom Ministries, there is clear racial prejudice among homosexuals.
These are my (FCR) words.
Blacks are still riding the back of the bus when it comes to homosexual issues. Black homosexuals make up half of HIV/AIDS cases in the US and Africa Americans only make up 12% of the American population.
Believe me when I tell you.
I am not advocating white homosexuals to adjust their racial discrimination against African Americans to get them to the head of the table to continue in sin.
When it comes to sin, God condemned sin in the flesh of Jesus and repentance is the only way to settle the issue of sin. When it comes to sin, God is no respecter of persons.
My position is clear.
I am a child of God first. African American second.
God created me with the color I was born with but by the new birth of Jesus, my relationship with the Lord Jesus transcends my race.
But when it comes to watching African Americans go head long down the path of sin. Any person for that matter, it is sad to watch.
So what is true H8?
True H8 is when you H8 the lies of the devil and accept the truth from the Word of God.
True H8 is when you hate the sin of homosexuality, repent of all sin, renounce sin, and accept Jesus as Lord and Savior.
There is no easy way to tell you. And I refuse to compromise the integrity of the Scriptures to try to sugarcoat, dilute, or adulterate the Word of God.
Which will you accept?
The devil’s lies? Or continue to H8 the truth of God, as expressed in His Word?