Saturday, January 17, 2015

Aiza, Francis and Gay Marriage

Aiza Siguerra hopes that Pope Francis will open up the "archaic" Roman Catholic Church in the Philippines, probably because he was quoted as saying, “If someone is gay and he searches for the Lord and has good will, who am I to judge?"

"I believe more than any scripture, more than any book, I believe in love," says Aiza. "They can say whatever they wanna say..they will not discount the fact that yes, we are married and we love each other and we will continue to love each other whatever they say." (article here)

If LGBT people like Aiza insist on defying the foundation Christianity, then what could be their motive for wanting to be part of the Roman Catholic Church, anyway? Social ties? I don't know. I just hope that bible-believing Evangelicals don't fall for these kinds of arguments from the LGBTs.

Real love is not just a sentiment. It has content. It was modeled by Jesus Christ's redemptive work, particularly His incarnation and death on the cross.
It's not just feelings. It's doing what's right, as defined by God Himself through the Bible.
It's not selfish. It puts God first, His redeemed people second, and others third. It is self-denying.
Real love is beyond the reach of sinful people like us apart from the personal, regenerating grace of God in one's life.

One might hope that Aiza and other determined LGBTs will realize this. But sadly they will only hear what they want to hear, unless God Himself opens their ears. In the meantime, Christians have to keep standing on the truths of God's Word.

Meanwhile, I don't think the Pope is going to allow gay marriage in the Roman Catholic Church, or even endorse its public legalization. According to him, "The family is... threatened by growing efforts on the part of some to redefine the institution of marriage."

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