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You Can’t Change Jesus’ Christianity

Updated on January 22, 2020
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Dr. David Thiessen is an educator, writer, pastor, and speaker. He has authored several books on a variety of topics including Archaeology

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There are people who try to make changes to the religion Jesus founded. They have come across something that just doesn’t sit right with them so they reject what the Bible says, or twist different passages to make the Bible say something it does not say.

Dr. Bart Ehrman is one of those people. Today he claims that the suffering in the world made him lose his face. If you go to his website, you can’t get access unless you make a donation to help ease suffering.

He is like so many who either refuse the correct answer to their questions or just ignore them because they feel justified in their opposition to God and the Bible. The church and the LGBTQ issue has influenced many to try and change the Christian faith to something to more their liking.

Unfortunately, they may think they are making changes but in reality, Jesus’ Christianity does not change. It stays in line with his will not ours.

Harsh events do not change Christianity

Recently, a writer, Brianna Bell penned an article titled “I Used To Be An Anti-LGBTQ Evangelical. Here's What Finally Changed My Heart And Mind” This piece described her attitude change from being an evangelical that opposed the LGBTQ preferences to one who supports them.

Her change in her faith does not change Jesus’ Christianity. There is no instruction in the Bible to alter the faith when something bad happens to sinful unrepentant people who refuse to give up their sin for God or Jesus.

Her turning point was the shooting of 49 people at the Pulse nightclub in Florida. Her eyes were open to what as she says were the horrors that the LGBTQ community faces on a regular basis and she changed her attitude.

What strikes me as interesting is that she does not have the same attitude change towards Christians when they are ruthlessly sacrificed by Boko Harem or ISIS. Christians face the same horrors the LGBTQ community faces on a regular basis as well, yet she does not rethink her Christian changing decision.

In spite of all the harsh events that take place in the world, Jesus’ Christianity does not change. The words of the Bible remain the same and unrepentant sinners need Jesus as their savior if they want to escape hell.

Deception happens in the most harmless situations

When people decide to change their Christian faith and attempt to change Jesus’ Christianity a lot of the times it comes through harmless means. For Matthew Vine’s parents it was a simple misreading of a certain Bible verses as presented by their son that changed their views on God’s LGBTQ stance.

For Ms. Bell it was meeting some fellow LGBTQ writers and becoming friends with them that influenced her to further alter her Christian faith to be more inclusive. She heard the stories about how name calling and other less than Christian behavior hurt her new friends and made her changes.

Again, forgetting that Christians are named called as well as on the receiving end of some very non-Christian behavior, sometimes committed by other believers. Yet she does not make the same allowances and change her views.

Instead, she claims to have evolved and got rid of her conservative views even though neither Jesus nor God instructed their followers to respond to the LGBTQ treatment in that manner.

In fact she goes as far as calling herself a devoted Christian even though she has changed her faith to something that is not described in the Bible.

Misusing scripture

This happens a lot when people like Ms. Bell try to alter Jesus’ Christianity. She states clearly in her article that she will try to make the church and the LGBTQ allies. She bases that objective on the verse that says ‘love one another as I have loved you’,.

Yet she ignores other scriptures that state that state that Christians and evil cannot have fellowship together. Or the ones where calling sin and evil good is not acceptable to God.

But that is what people like Ms. Bell do. They elevate one little verse, without understanding its full meaning, over other important verses that guide God’s and Jesus’ followers on how to live properly.

Loving someone does not mean leaving people in their sin and calling them good. God has not called the LGBTQ preferences clean or good. We do not sin by showing the members of that community that they are still in need of a savior and need to give up those preferences if they want to see heaven.

Condoning and supporting the LGBTQ preferences is not loving that community.

Jesus’ Christianity does not change

Yes, we are to love all people, even condemned sinners like Jesus would love them. Yes, we are to help the members of the LGBTQ community if they are hungry and thirsty or in need of shelter.

Yet at no time are we to change our faith or try to change Jesus’ Christianity and call those unrepentant sinners good, normal, Christian and so on. In God’s eyes they are still deceived people who need to see the light of Jesus shined upon them.

We are not the LGBTQ community’s ally. We are a light unto their dark world and we cannot have our light extinguished like Ms. Bell did by altering her faith when she saw people killed before they had repented of their sins.

We are not allies with the sinful world. Christians are allies with Jesus and must stick to his Christianity if they want to make a difference in this world. We do not change our faith to please the unrepented sinner. The unrepented sinner changes and gives up their sin to please God while accepting Jesus as their Savior.

There is no altering of that fact. There is also no altering of God’s label he places on the LGBTQ preferences. Those are sinful, evil, abnormal, and wrong. Only Jesus’ Christianity can save them.

Any alterations to that Christianity will leave the LGBTQ community in their sin


© 2020 David Thiessen

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    • david tee profile imageAUTHOR

      David Thiessen 

      4 months ago from Philippines

      Talk to you next time

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      Vivian Coblentz 

      4 months ago

      Sounds good, David. Whatever works best for you:)

    • david tee profile imageAUTHOR

      David Thiessen 

      4 months ago from Philippines

      Okay, I had thought of that as well since it was so long. To tell you the truth I could careless what Google thinks. Maybe I will just post an excerpt and then back link to you

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      Vivian Coblentz 

      4 months ago

      David,

      I am flattered you would consider using my article on homosexuality on your blog. I also blog and can tell you that Google considers it a violation to copy (or scrape content, as they call it) verbatim someone's articles, even though you credit the author, etc. Hubpages also notifies hubbers when their articles have been copied elsewhere. A good way around this is to reference my article and include a back link to my hub. That way, we shouldn't be in violation of anything, the message gets across, and you will kindly be sending some traffic my way, which I always greatly appreciate! If that works for you, that would be awesome! Thank-you!

    • david tee profile imageAUTHOR

      David Thiessen 

      4 months ago from Philippines

      Thank you for the kind words.

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      Vivian Coblentz 

      4 months ago

      You are a teller of unpopular truths, LOL! I just wrote something along the same lines.

      https://hubpages.com/religion-philosophy/Why-Are-C...

      You hit the nail on the head with every point. Too many Christians are afraid to tackle this "elephant in the room" because they experience vicious attacks for standing on the Word. But, you are right--Christianity can't be altered to fit someone's lifestyle. That is backwards thinking!

      Great work!

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