Once again, I was listening to Beck demonstrating the conflict between his religion and Scripture. This time, the subject was ‘transgendered children’ and the claim that God made some children wrong. Now, Beck did not claim that God made these children wrong; it is their parents who are making this claim. But Beck argued that we should consider that God may have made people female in a male body, and male in a female body. He went of to claim that God calls us to love these people, and not to judge them. That said, there is great danger here. The danger is found in the way Beck is twisting Scripture and God’s commands and in the way our entire society places the blame for all the different problems surrounding the GLBT ‘issue.’ If you are going to acknowledge God long enough to blame Him, then you had better recognize Satan at the same time — lest you blame God for something Satan did.
I’ll keep this post short. God is perfect: He does not make mistakes. Scripture also tells us that He is so powerful He can use our mistakes for the good of all believers. But Scripture also tells us that Satan (which means adversary) and his demons work to oppose God and God’s plan. If you read the Gospels, you will repeatedly encounter reports of demon possession. You will also find them in modern records kept by the Church. So, if we are going to acknowledge God, then before we blame Him for something we claim is a mistake, we had better first consider that we may be dealing with the work of Satan or one of his demons. To ignore this possibility and jump straight to blaming God is an indication of how rebellious we are in our hearts — and this applies equally to anyone who will go on the radio and tell tens of millions of people they should consider that God has made ‘mistakes’ with these people.
If we are going to accuse God of making a mistake, we are implying that we know better than He does what should and should not be. If God were to answer anyone who does this, I suspect I already know what He would say to them. I suspect it would go something like it did when God confronted Job, and asking Job where he was when God made the universe, and the earth and set all the natural laws which govern them both. Job was humble enough to realize he had no answer to God’s challenge, but we are no longer capable of such humility. We think we are gods, and we see the ;miracles’ of our technology as ‘confirmation’ we are gods. This brings us right back to my post on 2 Thessalonians 2.
I would leave you with these last thoughts. If God makes mistakes, is He really God? Or is it possible that what we see as mistakes are the work of Satan and his demons? If it is, then is it also possible that God will make us whole again? I know — if you look — you will find many testimonies from people who used to live as a homosexual who proudly and boldly testify that God made them whole again, so I know it can be done. Now, if these people turned to God instead of blaming God, and they were made whole again, then isn’t this evidence that we should be looking to and blaming Satan instead of God?
Honestly, I think this whole situation has more to do with defiance and self-reliance than God making mistakes. I think it is just a strong indication of the rampant lawlessness that has taken control of this world. But then, I see the world through the third lens of Scripture and not my own conceit. You’ll have to decide for yourself how you will choose to see the world…
[NOTE: When people tell you that Scripture commands us to love each other, understand what Scripture is actually saying. God does not tell us we must love in a friendship or even closer way. He is not even talking about an emotional love. In Scripture, the type of love we are told to have for each other is a choice, not a feeling. It is an action, not an emotion. It demands certain things that will change the way we treat each other. Among these things is the duty to tell others when they are doing wrong. But this is where most people will MIS-quote the passage about not judging others. The problem is that this is not what Christ was telling us in that passage about the plank and the speck. Jesus was actually telling us we must judge, so we had better learn to judge correctly. That means with compassion and mercy, but it still commands us to judge the actions of others, and act accordingly. All of this has been twisted by Satan and rebellious people who are trying to put themselves on God’s thrown. Nothing in Scripture teaches us to accept and support sinful behaviors — not even from believers. We are to be obedient to God and that means we are to fight against sin. Talking about not judging and loving each other does not absolve us from our duty to correct and — if necessary — censure those who refuse to obey God’s laws. If this were the case, then God would have had no reason to even give us a law: He would have just said do not judge, just love and left it at that — but He did not do this. Instead, He told us to obey, and then gave us at least ten commands. If we love each other — Biblical love — then we will do everything we can to help each other keep those commands, not make it easier to break them. After all, how can we claim to love someone if we are in the process of making their path to hell easier to travel?]