Over the last few weeks God has been forming some thoughts that I've had over the years but not able to fully put into words. It wasn't so much about offending someone but more of trying to clarify it so its more understandable. If I offend you with the Gospel, tough, but don't lie about what the Gospel says. I've seen it so distorted by the world in conversations such as the recent announcement of Dan Cathy of Chick-fil-a with comments that were taken out of context to God's word and who He is.
God is a God of love. God has not shut his doors on the people He created. There have never been a closed door to the gay community in the church of God. But God's word does not change, and it will not change. When you walk in the doors of a church, trust me when I say that by the Bible you will not be the only one in sin walking in the front door, you will be in the company of a congregation who struggles with sin every day of their lives. God's word doesn't change for the person, The person changes to God's word.
God's word says we have to repent of our sins to be in His presence. That's why He sent His Son. The only way to the Father is through His Son Jesus Christ.
There are churches that need to wake up and see that one sin does not outweigh another. These churches have a pride in them that hinders the love of God with their agenda when they choose to go and picket areas where tragedy has occurred, or those that want to prophecy doom and gloom at a time of tragedy when right now the victims need comfort.
So I challenge you this Sunday to go to church and see if its about love or an agenda. The difference is how they treat the Word of God. If they change it to suit you or use it to condemn you, its an agenda because His word does say in Romans 8:1 " There is no condemnation for those who are in Christ Jesus." A church that loves you and guides you to repentance is the one you want because that is the Will of God. He wants your heartbeat to beat with His. Becasue as it states in Romans 3:23 "for all have sinned and fallen short of the Glory of God."