Today, members of the Church of England’s ruling body have voted not to “take note” of a controversial report on homosexuality and same-sex marriage, which I hope to look at later, but I was shocked by a poster held by a protestor. The poster read:
“Proud to be Gay, Now make me proud to be Christian”.
So you, whoever you are, (sorry I do not know your name), are proud of your chosen sexual practice. But not proud to be a Christian?
Just for now, I am not going to enter into the debate about pride and the challenges of should or should we not, take pride in things. Nor going to take on such verses as Ephesians 2:8-9 and us having no reason to boast, because the nature of the poster assumes it is ok to be proud and that it would also be possible to take pride in being a Christian. Well, we could if the Church of England was not so nasty.
If you, poster holder, are saved:
- God loves you.
- God has chosen you.
- Jesus has laid down his life in ransom for you.
- Suffered in the Garden for you weeping over his suffering versus your eternal salvation.
- He bled on the cross out of love for you.
- Through the Holy Spirit, you are regenerated, having new life in you
- You are now in Christ, part of the body of Christ.
- Jesus is preparing a place for you.
And you are proud of your sexual acts and not if the love and grace that Jesus has poured out on you. That seems to me somewhat ungrateful at the very least.
If you are truly born again, how can you despise you birthright, being brought by Christ, by publicly saying you can not be proud to be a Christian, bought at a price by the blood of Christ, unlet the Church of England legitimises you going against the bible?
“… thus Esau despised his birthright.” (Genesis 25:34)