more church reflections
Remember me talking about that church. I won't be going back.
Super conservatism makes me angry. It is fair for everyone to have their own belief system - something that makes them feel content. However, I do not want to sit through an hour of having it dumped on me.
For the entire service, the pastor talked about homosexuality and how it was wrong. Am I homosexual - No. But, I do have gay friends... and the things he was saying about that lifestyle really peed me off.
He basically said that homosexuality leads to predation. He also said that homosexuals will burn in hell. Well, pardon me, but I thought that God was forgiving. I thought that God called us to reach out to people. If they feel that a certain lifestyle is wrong, then shouldn't they be opening their arms to them? That sermon would only push someone away.
I don't know about you... But, I hope that God isn't that cruel.
The pastor went on to talk about how Soddom and Gomorrah was destroyed because of "the cry of the offended." He said that the people who lived in Soddom and Gomorrah that had been raped, molested, hurt, etc. by the "evil" individuals of the city, cried out to God to come and rescue them. So, what did God do? He sent fire to destroy the city... but did He rescue the "offended?" No. He rescued Lot and Lot's family... a foul little brood who mistreated Abraham, chose to live in Soddom and Gomorrah despite knowing how bad it was, and who offered his daughters to the men of the city to rape.
I need to find a church that helps me... not a place that makes me not want to know who God is.