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God Is Love

"For God so loved the world that he gave his one and only Son, that whoever believes in him shall not perish but have eternal life." -John 3:16

I wasn't planning to start with this verse or even mention it in this post but of course, God is unpredictable (in a good way), "For my thoughts are not your thoughts, neither are your ways my ways," declares the LORD." -Isaiah 55:8 (It's amazing how many times this verse comes to mind). But I guess it ties into what I want to say.

Recently, as I mentioned before, I've been going through or at least was, going through a really rough time and my faith was affected, leading me to deviate in certain aspects. Anyway, as I was on my way back from a trip last week, it was like, eleven at night or something, a thought came to me. We could deviate so much, but if we repent, God is ALWAYS going to welcome us. Never is he going to turn us down. His love is so strong for us that He will welcome us always, just like the band Jesus Culture says, "Nothing can separate/ Even if I ran away/ Your love never fails". To further support this, "And I am convinced that nothing can ever separate us from God’s love. Neither death nor life, neither angels nor demons, neither our fears for today nor our worries about tomorrow—not even the powers of hell can separate us from God’s love.39 No power in the sky above or in the earth below—indeed, nothing in all creation will ever be able to separate us from the love of God that is revealed in Christ Jesus our Lord." -Romans 8:38-39. Nothing. He will welcome us just like the father in the parable of the lost son, "But we had to celebrate and be glad, because this brother of yours was dead and is alive again; he was lost and is found.’” -Luke 15:32

I had this written on my phone when I was coming but now I know why God hadn't permitted me to copy and paste.

Sexuality and The Church* (By a slightly confused Christian).

On Pub Culture

Let me preface this post by saying I feel this topic has been far too prominent in recent times in terms of western Christianity's focus on it. This I think is true regardless your stance on the link between morality and sexuality. I'm no Roman Catholic but the new pope and I see eye to eye on that particular thought.

http://www.nytimes.com/2013/09/20/world/europe/pope-bluntly-faults-churchs-focus-on-gays-and-abortion.html?_r=1&

The guy is growing on me.

With that in mind, I still felt the need to delve deeper into the topic. I have (and had) friends, gay and bi, who've had a pretty rough experiences with church, some of which in fact would have once called themselves Christians. This is a large part of my motivation.

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