I have worked at a fish processing factory for almost a year now. Everyone there knows that I am a christian. Just recently I told someone that homosexuality is a sin. He disagreed with me, and said "no, people are born that way", but he seemed tolerant of what I said. I told him that it is a choice people make, that it's a sin against God, but that people can be delivered from it. I cited myself as an example. I told him I had been that way in the past, but God delivered me from it. Someone apparently overheard our conversation, went to management, and told them what I said. One of the managers said "I should be careful of what I say around people. Homosexuality is a protected human right." It seems to me everyone has rights nowadays but christians. The homosexuals are bullying christians into compromise. I told him I will not apologize for what I believe.
I applaud you for your stand for Biblical truth. The church will need people willing to face up to opposition, for it is already beginning in small ways.
God bless you for taking a stand. Likely you will experience more opposition in time to come.Sandra
You are only the next one and a line of many to come. Stay strong. Hang in there. Be gentle and loving as you know to do. Above all pray for wisdom and listen to the Lord's voice.You don't have to win any argument with anybody. The whole argument of whether homosexuals are born that way or not is completely irrelevant. Pedophiles are probably born that way too but that doesn't mean anything in terms of right and wrong. I wouldn't walk into that trap. It's a moot point. The issue is always Jesus. What are they going to do with Jesus? Obey him or continue to reject him?
QUOTE:______________________________________________________________You don't have to win any argument with anybody._____________________________________________________________I have learned that it is an exercise in futility in arguing a point that is well explained in the WORD. Most people know and they want to work to convince you that their rebellion is acceptable. Very few people are won over by a debate.In my experience at CPC I learned people know their behavior is sin and most don't care. Conviction is the work of the Holy Spirit and all we can do is affirm it to folks and that is why our stance against sin evokes such hostility.God bless...Sandra