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    Quote Originally Posted by Romans828 View Post
    Not throwing rocks at anyone here - You guys know I LURVE ya, but ...

    I am amazed and saddened by how Christians will compromise their very core beliefs when it comes to Family & Friends.

    I have a dear BFF who has been saved (like me) for almost 35 years and she took her teenage daughter (years ago) to get an ABORTION - She didn't tell me this, but a mutual BFF of ours was shocked and confided in me...

    And that same daughter is now shacking up with her Babies Daddy, and has been for a few years now.

    My girlfriend says she doesn't like it, but her daughter is 40 years old and she can't "make her" live for God.

    Sooooo, she is silent and goes along with her child's sinful living arrangements, because she doesn't want to offend her daughter and boyfriend and she wants to be involved in her grandchildren's lives.
    I was shocked and amazed at the responses the first time this question came up. Sadly, I am slowly losing my ability to be shocked (which is NOT a good thing). I wasn't as shocked at all by the responses this time. But I do remain saddened by them.

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    Quote Originally Posted by victoryword View Post
    I was shocked and amazed at the responses the first time this question came up. Sadly, I am slowly losing my ability to be shocked (which is NOT a good thing). I wasn't as shocked at all by the responses this time. But I do remain saddened by them.
    Pan-sexuality is the new thing, ala Miley Cyrus. The idea is that they don't even care if the other party is a man, woman, trans, whatever. I don't know if they are actually capable of doing that fully but the idea seems to involve perverting one's relation to all genders including the natural one, until nothing is right. There is already a corresponding move to erase the boundary between human and non-human until pan means one is potentially attracted to anything. Human, animal, corpse, child, object, anything one wishes. And then it's all one big cauldron. We might see that in the future, activists who are furious about being denied their rights to find acceptance and formalization for whatever relationship they wish.

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    I don't get on here very often and this an old thread but I was directed to it today and I needed to comment and also ask again for some suggestions.
    My baby sister ( mid 50s) is getting married to her friend Lori next month. They have lived together for many years. I guess I always suspected she was gay but never really wanted to admit it to myself but getting a wedding invitation today sorta took something out of me. Going to the wedding will be expensive: airfare, motel and car rental.
    My middle sister is flying in and I haven't seen either one of these sisters in many years so this might be a good opportunity to visit even for a short time.
    I'm the only Christian among us. I don't condone my sisters life style but I don't condem her either so that shouldn't stop me from going.
    Right now, I don't know what I feel. Will it be a lie, will I be hypocritical if I go and smile and say have a good life etc? Even though this life style goes against what I believe?
    I for sure don't want to in any way to hurt my sisters feelings or that I don't love her anymore.
    Ok, rambling here. Still kinda shocked feeling maybe.
    Thanks

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    BobsLady,

    That's a tough situation, but since you asked for suggestions, I'd just call my sister and say, "Honey, I'll always love you, but I simply can't compromise my Biblical beliefs and attend your wedding."

    Then I'd reiterate that I'll always be there for her if she needed me, but not in this situation.

    If she already knows how you feel about gay marriage, she may not even get upset - Perhaps she felt she should send you an invitation so you wouldn't feel excluded or "just in case you changed your mind."

    At least she'll be able to say you're the sister who refused to compromise your beliefs and you stood on the strength of your convictions.

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    By going to a wedding ceremony as Christian we are witnesses to the Godly marriage covenant of two people in Christ.It is not a valid wedding covenant in God's eyes so why participate in a sham ?

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    I, personally, would go to see my sisters. I'd make sure to get some "alone time" to express the deeper thoughts. (I love you, I don't think this is God's best for you, I will pray for you.. etc) I would also be cordial to her parther. This is her choice and since she's not a believer our values cannot be expected of her. (obviously)

    I would be respectful at their ceremony, and friendly to others at the reception, realizing everyone (I'm sure the fact that I'm a Christian would have been tossed around) will be watching my reactions and responses. If asked about it, I would be as vague as possible. (this isn't the venue to bring out the Bible and start whomping on them.) I'd probably say "I love my sister and hope the best for her" sort of thing a lot.

    If asked to take part, I would politely decline. I'm an observer, just as I would be an observer if I was an anthropoligist watching some rite in a small vilage in some place remote.

    I'd want the opportunity to love on and hug my sisters.. especially if I hadn't seen them for some time. I would always remember, I'm mirroring God's love to these people. They already get plenty of God's wrath shown to them. I would earnestly pray for opportunity, and the right words, to touch the hearts in Jesus name.

    I would probably be prepared to hear stuff that's, A. not true B. not nice C. meant to inflame me.. and not bite on that bait.

    I always have the option to leave the reception if things get too crazy.. although, because of the age, I'm thinking it won't be too outrageous.

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    Quote Originally Posted by bobslady View Post
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    My middle sister is flying in and I haven't seen either one of these sisters in many years so this might be a good opportunity to visit even for a short time.
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    Hi BobsLady! Just wanted to chime in and suggest that whatever you decide about attending (or not) the ceremony, don't miss the opportunity to reconnect with your sisters outside of the ceremony itself. It's sad when family members drift apart and you have an opportunity here to reconnect with them.

    It's either now or at the next funeral ....

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  15. #88
    Quote Originally Posted by krystian View Post
    What if it was for a close relative? What if it was for your child?

    Why or why not?
    No, because to do so is to affirm the ungodly relationship. We are to avoid the very appearance of evil. It destroys our witness and it is not "loving" to justify someone in their sin. I would not lend my appearance or presence to any kind of ceremony that celebrates what God says He abhors. At some point, we need to put God first. If we are truly living for His glory, we cannot lend even the mere appearance of approval to sin.

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    Relating to non-believers is different to relating to sinful believers. 1 Cor 5 instructs us not to congregate with believers who live in sin but doesnt say that about non-believers. Jesus was around sinners all the time without condoning their sin, to the contrary it became an opportunity to take a stand for the truth. But how far would he have gone with that ? Would he have gone to a brothel just to be around them and talk to them ? I think not. What about a drinking den ? And so on. If one is to attend a gay wedding involving non-believers then one would have to be very careful with how that is perceived. One doesnt have to make a scene but one would have to make ones view clear in some way. Like I dont condone the wedding but Im here to visit friends and family and this is an opportunity for that.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Colonel View Post
    Relating to non-believers is different to relating to sinful believers. 1 Cor 5 instructs us not to congregate with believers who live in sin but doesnt say that about non-believers. Jesus was around sinners all the time without condoning their sin, to the contrary it became an opportunity to take a stand for the truth. But how far would he have gone with that ? Would he have gone to a brothel just to be around them and talk to them ? I think not. .
    I agree with what you said at the beginning...we do have a different relationship with non-believers than Christians acting in blatant sin. Maybe I'm misunderstanding the bolded part. Jesus did indeed go into those places. He went and stayed with the tax collector...one of the most hated people of the time. Not just because people had to give him money, but because they were dishonest and "traitors" due to working for the Romans. Going to his house was like going to a brothel. Not to mention, he had a disreputable woman pour oil on his feet, and wipe them with her hair. It seems to me that Jesus was all about going into the "dens of iniquity" and being a light. Whether someone should go to a wedding between two of the same sex is a question that they need to address with God. I think going to see family that you haven't seen for years, and being a light in an otherwise dark event is pretty Christ-like.

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