.. and the rest of you sinners 'hiding behind' your screen names and the word 'repetance' to 'bash him for it'.
I have so many places to start on this subject.
Yeah, you aren't about to be out here living 'secular as a mofo', listening to ASAP Rocky talking about you love "Bad bitches that's your fucking problem' on one hand and then running up on me about Jason Collins being gay is 'sinful'.
Nope. Sorry. Talking about and BLAMING the alcohol while listening to Jamie Foxx on the way from the club with someone who ISN'T YOUR SPOUSE for a night of premarital/out of marriage sex. Nope.
Not about to make me feel bad for 'supporting Jason' while you DO ANY OF THESE AND THE PLETHORA OF OTHER SECULAR AND SINFUL THINGS THE WORLD HAS TO OFFER.... WITH GLEE MIGHT I ADD. Naw..
You out here putting a 'Molly in her drink' or letting him put a Molly in your drink and you ain't even know it but wanna rally against Jason or anyone else like him? Naw...
Smoking weed (Cause it after all it comes up out of the ground so it is cool right? Vagina/Penis are 'natural' too but hey....whose counting those sins of the flesh if you are HETRO like that.. Those things happen...) and drinking alcohol in excess TO THE POINT OF PASSING OUT or missing out on your responsibilities including your children.....Jason should be 'stoned' though? Oh okay....
That's probably the last 'choice' word or two I'm gonna use in this post but I had to get that outta the way first. Some of you simply don't understand things any other way so I had to put it out there like that first.
The rest of you...... Here's your 'clean' rebuttal.. (Like that top part didn't apply to you too... I see you out there doing ALL OF THOSE THINGS and more but we are gonna let you keep your Halo on for this session and hid the repair tag okay? Cool...)
A. The audacity of some of you to sit there and tell folks on one hand that 'all sins are equal' but then turn and cite Biblical verses about Homosexuality being a sin as if THAT IS IN QUESTION. Or as if by citing said verses it makes THIS PARTICULAR sin more damming.
Like all the other sins aren't 'spelled out' in the Bible too.... -_-
C'mon man. Stop that.
The fact that homosexuality is a sin isn't in question you morons. Nobody, at least I am not, is saying it isn't! Duh... I wish some of you would learn how to read. Seriously. I asked that man a simple question about rebellion AND WHETHER IT PERTAINED TO THE SINS THAT HE COMMITTED HIMSELF. I mean I can pick out Bible verses too you know.... Take this one for example where it speaks to ALL OF THE COMMANDMENTS. Not just homosexuality.
I've seen all TYPES OF VERSES THROWN MY WAY to 'defend' what Chris was saying. I actually know a perfect verse to 'defend' it..but the only problem for those of you who are defending Chris is that it talks about ALL OF THE COMMANDMENTS thus calling BACK MY QUESTION. Nobody has cited this verse to me...I wonder why..... I mean it is IN THE BIBLE AFTER ALL. Maybe this book in the Bible isn't a 'popular' book.. *shrugs* I'm kidding. I already said why. It doesn't fit damming folks for homosexuality.
Leviticus 26:14-39 But if ye will not hearken unto me, and will not do all these commandments; And if ye shall despise my statutes, or if your soul abhor my judgments, so that ye will not do all my commandments, but that ye break my covenant: I also will do this unto you; I will even appoint over you terror, consumption, and the burning ague, that shall consume the eyes, and cause sorrow of heart: and ye shall sow your seed in vain, for your enemies shall eat it. And I will set my face against you, and ye shall be slain before your enemies: they that hate you shall reign over you; and ye shall flee when none pursueth you. And if ye will not yet for all this hearken unto me, then I will punish you seven times more for your sins. ...
Is this what you guys were 'trying to say'? Is this the part of the Bible where it says he is in 'rebellion'? Interesting 'cause it is pretty clear...It says..
ALL. Not the ones YOU AND YOUR EARTHLY FLESH think are the worst ones out of the bunch. All. Funny though.. I haven't heard from 96% of you any other 'sin' but this one..
But but... that is in the Old Testament Mr. Blogger.....
You don't want me to bring the New Testament into it fam....'Cause err...umm.....It gets even better.
Hebrews 10:1-22, "For the law having a shadow of good things to come, and not the very image of the things, can never with those sacrifices which they offered year by year continually make the comers thereunto perfect. For then would they not have ceased to be offered? because that the worshipers once purged should have had no more conscience of sins. But in those sacrifices there is a remembrance again made of sins every year. For it is not possible that the blood of bulls and of goats should take away sins. Wherefore when he cometh into the world, he saith, Sacrifice and offering thou wouldest not, but a body hast thou prepared me: In burnt offerings and sacrifices for sin thou hast had no pleasure. Then said I, Lo, I come (in the volume of the book it is written of me,) to do thy will, O God. Above when he said, Sacrifice and offering and burnt offerings and offering for sin thou wouldest not, neither hadst pleasure therein; which are offered by the law; Then said he, Lo, I come to do thy will, O God. He taketh away the first, that he may establish the second. By the which will we are sanctified through the offering of the body of Jesus Christ once for all. And every priest standeth daily ministering and offering oftentimes the same sacrifices, which can never take away sins: But this man, after he had offered one sacrifice for sins forever, sat down on the right hand of God; From henceforth expecting till his enemies be made his footstool. For by one offering he hath perfected forever them that are sanctified. Whereof the Holy Ghost also is a witness to us: for after that he had said before, This is the covenant that I will make with them after those days, saith the Lord, I will put my laws into their hearts, and in their minds will I write them; And their sins and iniquities will I remember no more. Now where remission of these is, there is no more offering for sin. Having therefore, brethren, boldness to enter into the holiest by the blood of Jesus, By a new and living way, which he hath consecrated for us, through the veil, that is to say, his flesh; And having a high priest over the house of God; Let us draw near with a true heart in full assurance of faith, having our hearts sprinkled from an evil conscience, and our bodies washed with pure water."
But I need to 'read' the Bible? -_- Oh okay.. I have read it. I know it. I want to know it MORE but I am MORE THAN FAMILIAR WITH IT. Miss me with that sneering condescending, I went to Bible study and may have remembered one or two things so now I know EVERYTHING ABOUT THE BIBLE rhetoric and tone. I can 'pluck' and page turn out of the Bible too!! Find scriptures that fit ALL OF WHAT I'M TRYING TO SAY.
It is pretty petty but since it is being done to me...I'm doing it back. *shrugs*
Two things though about feeling the way some of you feel about repenting.
1. Some of you are treating it like a 'Get Out of Jail' free card/I get to 'talk down to you' card. No. Nothing Christlike about that plair. Sorry. Don't act like you are 'just pointing out facts' either. There's a difference between fact checking and that 'I'm better than you' crap you and Chris pull. There's also a reason some of you got SO UPSET 'CAUSE I ASKED CHRIS THAT QUESTION ON TWITTER. I was calling you on that....
So when you 'repent' on a sin that you commit OVER AND OVER AGAIN, it is cool to just keep doing it after the first time? There's a lifetime pass? You get to just keep on sinning and sinning? 'Cause that is what you saying when you run up on me with that 'Well, I sin all the time but I repent about it'...
This is what that reads like:
I've sinned but I told God I'm sorry and it is okay. Even though I continue to sin EVERY DAY. Since I've told God I'm sorry once already, I'm okay to stand in judgement of the next man (a sin within itself by the way..) about his/her sins because I've repented. Oh and no I don't know if he has or hasn't repented but that doesn't matter 'cause I'm just gonna assume he hasn't. "Cause we all have a direct line to God. It is called prayer. (??) I mean he 'came out' right? So I can assume he hasn't....He isn't humble enough for ME so therefore I can assume he isn't humble enough in God's eyes.. @ him being 'proud' to finally let out something that has been BOTHERING him for years. - You
Bottom line is this though..
Jason is standing on the same ground you and I are on this one. He is a sinner. He has to answer to God. Only God can take care of that though.
As I've asked many of you on Twitter, just exactly HOW do you know Jason hasn't repented or WHAT JASON AND GOD HAVE GOING ON? We are all taught that his Will is WAY BEYOND OUR HUMAN COMPREHENSION but y'all SURE SEEM TO BE TAKING LIBERTIES with 'knowing what God and Jason have talked about'.
Make up your minds. Either God's Will is infinite and beyond our comprehension or it isn't and if it is, how DARE YOU SPEAK on how he would handle THAT SIN that Jason is committing while you run around 'saying I'm sorry Lord' and keep sinning yourself. Your ticket isn't punched plair. You don't know whether YOU ARE GETTING IN. Might wanna concentrate on that. I digress though.. I say that 'cause I keep getting 'Go read the Bible' tweets..lol Like your tickets are punched in.... Stop it.
B. I want all of you who are so 'down' on Jason to put all of your sins in your social networking bios.
Put your sins in your bio and openly repent so we know it is REAL then.. @ the rest of you. Since y'all want him 'humble'.
If the form of social media you are using doesn't allow that, I'm gonna need you to outline your sins daily. This way, when you come at folks talking about 'who has or hasn't repented for what', we will know the sins YOU HAVE COMMITTED and repented for.
At this time though, it is just lip service. @ what some of you say you have and have not done..
Some of us know you. We can give you the same treatment you are giving Jason. We can 'judge' you (even though we aren't supposed to..) We can 'call you on the carpet' and speculate about what you and God have or have not discussed. It is only fair right?
I don't have to do that 'cause I'm not a celeb...- Some of you
God is out here giving special treatment to celebs now? Oh..... Okay.
We are all the same.
You see, as a person who is raising little girls, I can't help but be bothered by some of the language and tactics some of you are using to express your 'outrage' at Jason and his homosexual compatriots. I see some STRIKING SIMILARITIES to the oppression of women.
The lone ranger Bible verses that are quoted ALONE. Not in context but singularly.
The hostile language. The assumptions that one isn't suffering anymore with the afflictions of their plight.
The 'finality' of His Will in that 'It is what it is.' sorta way. Even though it is clear that IT ISN'T WHAT IT IS.. -_-. Look around Jack. Woman are making more than men. Not saying we aren't needed but the indignant attitudes need to be piped down a bit.
Oh this final one.. The one where we talk about 'the Will of God' but then use our EARTHLY beliefs to bound folks by things that are written in the Bible. I could quote a scripture or two to counter that but I won't...*. I let y'all have that. Maybe.
None of which are exhibited when we talk of...let me digress....
I know you are waiting for me to bring up the 'S' word so you can dispute that. I won't. That book you keep quoting says that was a common practice though... *whistles*... ** Hey don't look at me.. It says it. *shrugs*
Yes, I have my own issues with the Bible merely 'cause it was written by man. Two versions. No flow. People picking and choosing which verses they want to adhere to. The interpretation of word that I can clearly see and know the meanings of by someone who is cobbling together bits and pieces from each book of the Bible....Yeah... No... I mean I DID IT IN THIS PIECE and I know some of you are gonna come through and try to destroy what I said. Even though I tried to take WHOLE PASSAGES as opposed to one line like most folks do. So why should I in turn believe YOUR INTERPRETATIONS?
Doesn't mean I don't believe in God though. I know ultimately, he will spell it all out for us and it will truly be what it is.
I have no clue what he has for Jason. Neither do you. Neither of us are him. So lets cut the crap and worry about OURSELVES...
C. The next time you want to speak on 'How fine the POTUS or his WIFE are and imply what you would or wouldn't do to them.....remember.. you are SINNING.
Repent. RIGHT THEN. Sincerely. Not that joking "Lord Forgive me.." Really repent if you are about this talk about Jason and then.....
.....DON'T DO IT AGAIN... EVER. 'Cause if you do... you too will be in 'rebellion' of God according to some of you.. 'Cause I never see anybody say that with 'reluctance'. It is always with pride. @ finding either of them attractive. Since Jason's statement was done in 'pride', thus not making him 'repentant'.
That extra piece of food you keep piling on your plate? Yeah buddy.. gluttony... You might wanna.....
Do you see what I am getting at? @ the picking and choosing sins.
Look, I get it if you don't 'like' what Jason is doing but the hypocrisy, the audacity and the downright ignorance some of you are displaying behind your 'opinions' of him is foolish. You want to have 'discussions' about it but are coming into it much like the fools who came into my TL. Full of hate. Full of assumptions. Full of judgement. With no intentions of 'discussing' things. Only with intentions to 'set me straight' on things that we actually AGREE ON or that I actually already know. The only difference is..
I'm not up on my soapbox knocking Jason. I know my own bathwater is FAR TOO DIRTY to be worrying THAT MUCH about his. Some of you need to do the same. You aren't perfect. You may very well have 'repented' at some point but you are STILL OUT HERE SINNING. Most of you committing the SAME SIN you repented for while some of you have moved onto other sins.
Your arrogance and ignorance is sickening honestly. How 'Christlike' is that????
See, I never asked for Chris's job. Or for him to even CHANGE HIS MIND. I asked him a question. One question. Never called him outta his name (unlike some of you who have called Jason all types of names in the defense of Chris...). None of that. Just a question.
@chris_broussard I must respectfully then.. ARE YOU WITHOUT SIN? Cause errr..ummm.... yeah.. That would mean that you are in open rebellion
— Ving Harrison Rhames (@carolinaware) April 29, 2013
And on the defense the WHOLE LOT OF YOU WENT. Talking about Chris isn't 'allowed to speak his mind now?"
Interesting. I asked a question.. Guess you can't do that anymore either.
And y'all wonder why some folks won't go to Church.....
Chris responded to the issue very nicely I think here..
*Galatians 2:16, "Knowing that a man is not justified by the works of the law, but by the faith of Jesus Christ, even we have believed in Jesus Christ, that we might be justified by the faith of Christ, and not by the works of the law: for by the works of the law shall no flesh be justified."
Ask your Pastor to flesh that out for you if you don't know that 'law' isn't 'the law book' per say. Since I don't know 'Your Bible' like that... What I do know is that there are PERSONAL FEELINGS involved when folks want to point out how we should apply these verses. The visceral is clear and apparent. In English, we are thinking WHAT WE WOULD DO IF WE WERE GOD as opposed to following what we were taught and admitting that God's love is beyond our comprehension.
It's our Bible btw.. You don't own it. I don't own it. Come up off that horse.