So Now Jesus Hates Haters

While perusing Facebook to get news on friends, one has to wade through an endless ocean of memes filled with quick philosophy, cuteness, anger, humor, and meaningless complaining. There are also political and religious memes and sometimes they reveal much about the thinking of people.

Jesus hates

This particular meme reveals the view of Christ now held by liberal Christians as they continue to hold up homosexuality as the crown jewel of their modern, enlightened faith.

Most Christians take the writers of scripture as authorities on the things of God and believe that these authorities are so because of divine appointment. So when they read scripture, they take what is written seriously and struggle to understand and apply it to life. When the writers of scripture level criticism against homosexuality, readers take it seriously.

For example:

For this cause God gave them up unto vile affections: for even their women did change the natural use into that which is against nature: and likewise also the men, leaving the natural use of the woman, burned in their lust one toward another; men with men working that which is unseemly, and receiving in themselves that recompence of their error which was meet. – Romans 1:26-27 AKJV

And:

Know ye not that the unrighteous shall not inherit the kingdom of God? Be not deceived: neither fornicators, nor idolaters, nor adulterers, nor effeminate, nor abusers of themselves with mankind, nor thieves, nor covetous, nor drunkards, nor revilers, nor extortioners, shall inherit the kingdom of God. – 1 Corinthians 6:9-10 AKJV

If the Elizabethan English is too archaic, then a modern liberal translation might help:

Do you not know that wrongdoers will not inherit the kingdom of God? Do not be deceived! Fornicators, idolaters, adulterers, male prostitutes, sodomites, thieves, the greedy, drunkards, revilers, robbers—none of these will inherit the kingdom of God. – 1 Corinthians 6:9-10 NRSV

This writer of scripture thinks that homosexuality is not necessarily a good thing. Yet, liberals deliberately ignore what scripture says and attempt to conjure up highly intellectual justifications for why homosexuality is in fact fully acceptable in the eyes of God. And this despite the fiery example of the destruction of the city of Sodom and the fact that God also rejects divorce and adultery.

To protect the jewel of their equality crown, liberals will have to move from a neutral position of having Jesus being inclusive to having Jesus being a judge for their cause. Instead of Jesus being the judge of what his Father holds is wrong, such as homosexuality, He is now the judge of haters, those who will not accept homosexuality.

Of course, this is not surprising, given that for liberals, authority is found in feelings, science, and the visionaries of human utopia.

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Update on Western Woes

About three weeks ago, I was discharged from my local hospital after spending eleven days fighting influenza and double pneumonia. As a man with a muscular disability, akin to Muscular Dystrophy, I was blessed to have survived. Pneumonia can kill the elderly and disabled and does, plain and simple. Seven of those days in the hospital were spent unable to eat solid food and drink only minimal liquids, such as water and ginger ale. It was rough.

I am still in a phase of recovery and writing regularly is proving nigh impossible. Western Woes is still open for business, but the posts will be slow in coming.

Miserman is alive and, though not quite well, still pondering the mess that is becoming Western Civilization.