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Question and Answer #3

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  1. “How are we supposed to feel about gay people?”
    • The first problem is not the word “gay,” but the word “feel”
      • This could change the way the question is answered
    • One feeling to never express is hate
      • Proverbs 10:12 states, “Hatred stirreth up strifes: but love covereth all sins.”
    • Homosexuality is absolutely a sin.
  2. “Is there such thing as a ‘bad’ Christian?”
    • This is a tricky question.
      • You may know that there is none good, not even one (Romans 3:10;12). So in that regard, yes.
      • But you may also know that Christ imputes His righteousness on us so that we are seen as righteous by Him. So in that regard, no.
      • Still yet, we are storing up rewards in Heaven (2 Corinthians 5:10; 2 Timothy 2:20-21).
        • This is made clear, so the obvious answer would be that some have “done better,” but a Christian is not “bad” if made “good” by Christ.
    • Perhaps the question needs to be better defined.
  3. “How do you tell what God wants you to do?”
    • My answer for this would come by means of a funnel. A lot of times we treat God’s purpose for us as a funnel. but an upside down one. We want to know the specifics of purpose before we get the bigger picture. But purpose-wise, we need to treat our purpose like a funnel as it is intended. We have our broad and then we find the details as they trickle down (1 Timothy 2:4).
      • Then Lord fulfills His purpose for you (Psalm 138:8).
        • Regardless, instruction from that point on is the Word of God and led by the Holy Spirit within you (2 Timothy 3:16-17).
  4. “How to be more disciplined as a Christian?”
    • My understanding of Scripture is that in our dispensation/age, being a Christian is much more to do with what you believe, than what you do. Belief directs the direction of your discipline.
      • Our faith is not of works (Ephesians 2:8-9), but we are created unto good works (Ephesians 2:10). Discipline’s origin is observance and study of the Word. When truth is accepted thereof, pursue action and grow.
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