John 1:1-3 In the beginning was the Word, and the Word was with God, and the Word was God. John 1:2 He was in the beginning with God. John 1:3 In Him was life, and the life as the light of men
John 1:10 He was in the world, and the world was made through Him, and the world did not know Him.
John 1:12 But as many as as received Him, to them He gave the right to become children of God, to those who believe in His name.
I have met many in my Christian walk in GLBT churches, many pastors even bishops who call themselves Christians simply because they belong to a certain church or christian tradition. The love commandments are preached but they don’t really believe in the name of Jesus, that name which is the Word, who was in the beginning with God and not created by God.
When we receive Jesus not as a mere teacher to be followed but God Himself dying for us, we receive the right to become a child of God because Jesus is the begotten Son of God. As Christ is so are we, in baptism onto His death, and resurrection into life. We can’t saved ourselves because we are all created beings.
There is such absoluteness in the “in the beginning” that it scares us because it speaks of creation. In John 1:3, the amazing story was that creation itself is embodied in Jesus Christ. It brings us back to Genesis 1:1, in the beginning God created heavens and the earth. Therefore, Jesus was with God in creation.
Jesus unlike mankind and all the great leaders of religion is not a created being. Rather, He was involved and was the reason for creation. In God’s amazing grace, His own, His own creation killed Him! for Jesus willingly gave up His life that He may receive the lives of many into the Kingdom of God.
The amazing story of the Cross was that the world which was created through Jesus Christ did not want to know nor received Him, and therefore Jesus came down to His creation to be the light back to God. Jesus came to His own creation (John 1:11), but the world and peoples within it rejected Him. Humanity and religion rejected Jesus and put Him to the Cross and exchanged a thief who stole from people for the giver of life. The real thief is the devil to steals the life of billions, for the life is in Christ.
There are many gay Christians pastors who have replaced the Christian Faith by a generalised faith and spirituality, men seeking the face of God. The real reason is unbelief. They do not believe that Jesus is God, nor that the Word came in the flesh. They attend like minded bible colleges to give credibility to their perversions under the christian banner.
In John 1:14, the Word who played a part in very creation of earth and mankind, became part of His creation by becoming flesh and dwelt among men so that mankind can see the glory of the begotten Son of God, full of grace and truth. What is truth? truth is Jesus Christ, the light to see God for even Moses, the law giver, saw the back of God only. By the law, no one can see God. By grace, we can see God by receiving Jesus.
Jesus didn’t preach religion nor the laws of men in the love commandments, but the fullness of grace for grace (John 1:16), for the religious law of the Ten commandments or the love commandments came through Moses, but grace and truth came through Jesus Christ. And this truth is that no one has seen God, no one belongs to God except Jesus, the begotten Son of God, hence there is no other name which we can become children of God irrespective of how spiritual we are!
The beginning, the rock, the foundation, the Word of life, of creation, of grace into our lives and our church is Jesus Christ. We are not told to follow Jesus and His good works, but first to receive Him at His word. Could we ever follow Jesus and His miraculous power of signs and wonders? No we can’t because only when we first receive Jesus as Lord and Saviour, He lives in our heart and the Holy Spirit abides in us to do His will.
As gay marriage is being accepted across the USA, it will also mark the start of the end of the liberal church century where churches were in sizes of 100s, and now a few dozen. Once we take ourselves and our intellect as the life, we replaced Jesus the truth to God with lies from Satan, hence without the light there is darkness, the void that fills the earth in Genesis.
The liberal decline of the churches started in the 70s when the Holy Spirit blew the church doors opened in many countries including Singapore in conjunction with the return of Israel to Jerusalem. In the US, the far left Episcopal church now has an average attendance just over 60! What is left of it.
There is no use for the more liberal churches once the work of social justice has been done and we begin to worship Moloch to sacrifice babies in the name of protecting women’s rights. Once the salt looses its intrinsic saltiness and do not work for the common good, then it is useless, to be thrown away.
The trap of Satan to destroy the liberal gay church was simple, make them believe the devil does not exist and to glorify good works in the name of love and human thinking. When there is a void, there will be darkness and falling attendance. Without the liberal wing, compassion of the church will be lost.
We can’t do religious good because humanity is tainted with sin. Our good intentions will end up being corrupted. Jesus didn’t come to perpetuate the law, but came to give life apart from the law of the Mosaic love commandments. It is this life and light that Gays come to church for, and they are not worshiping even in Gay churches because there is a darkness and void without Christ working in it for they like the world did not receive the Word as who He said He is and was.
In Christ, we returned back into the circle of life, the life with God that was in the beginning in the garden of Eden. It is grace for grace, because not only can we see God as did Adam and Eve, but in Christ there is a double blessing of becoming a child of God through being bought by Jesus Christ, by His blood and stripe.It is very costly but the foundation stone satisfying the demands of the law for our righteousness shall never passed away.
Have you seen the light and the life, Jesus Christ today? The light from Creation, from Genesis, passed our intellect and evolutionary thinking, and school of religious good works.