About being gay in Malawi. John 8:7, “Let any one of you who is without sin be the first to throw a stone at her.” If we hate one sin we should hate all sin. In God’s eyes sin is sin, whether it’s fornication, stealing, lying, homosexuality, etc etc. God loves sinners, hates sin. Every life matters.
Amazingly we humans tend to chose what sins we think are really bad and which ones are okay and we tend to discriminate against the sinners.
I have friends that are openly gay and lesbians. Do I discriminate or hate them? Nope. Am not perfect myself and am at the mercy and the grace of God. I love them and share God’s love and redemption, knowing God alone is the judge in all things.
Over the years I’ve learned that I cannot hate someone who sins differently than me. After all when God walked on planet earth in flesh He said the biggest commandment was love, and that’s what I do.
I know this is hard in my native country Malawi where gay people are going through hard times every way they turn. I don’t know how they will ever turn to God when everyone is shunning them away.
How are they going to turn to God when God’s people are hating and discriminating against them instead of showing Christs love and compassion.
People will accept a message of love and will not trust messages that stem from hatred and discrimination.
I know not everyone will agree with me, but I will love all humans regardless of their beliefs or lifestyles. For God so loved the world that he gave his only begotten son and I believe in him.
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