Why is it that you're always hearing atheists attacking Christianity, yet you don't hear about them attacking muslim, buddhism or hinduism? Is it because they fear the light and therefore focus only on the darkness? Is that why they always bring up the bad of the world saying that there is no God because of all the darkness in the world; darkness like wars, rape, hunger, sickness, bloodshed? Yet when you give them proof of God's existence, proof like the sunrise, the fact we're breathing, miracle of a child's birth, proof of miraculous healing, blind now seeing, deaf now hearing, lame now walking, the things even the doctors can't explain all of which can be found in the light and not in the darkness, they ignore it and run back to the darkness. Could it be that atheists ignore the light because they fear the unknown? I've talked with so many atheists over the last few months and most of them told me that they despise Christians with a passion and believes that all Christians are brainwashed. They call Christianity a plague that needs to be stop. They say that Christianity is close-minded and that we don't think for ourselves. Again, why is Christianity the only religion being attacked by atheists. Doesn't the Constitution protect our Christian rights anymore, the right to express our religion freely? But then again, the Bible said this would happen. And for the record, Christianity is not a religion, it's a relationship. It is not a disease, it is salvation and freedom. Christianity is peace, not hatred. What atheists think of Christianity is not what Christianity is. True Christianity means love and peace, because God is love and peace. Christianity has no room for hate, because God is bigger than hate. The difference between Christianity and atheists is that atheists focus only on the negative effects of the world while Christians focuses on the positive side of the world the light. Atheists blames God for the wars, rape, bloodshed and hunger. You cannot blame God for the ways of man. Man has free will, we think for ourselves. The consequences we make are the faults of our own. Atheists would say that if God exist, why doesn't he stop all the wars, rape, bloodshed and hunger in the world. Why, because if God did end all that, then what is there for us to learn? For example, why is there hunger in the world? Well, that's because we were to love and care for one another, the fact that many have grown hungry is the result of us ignoring them. If we would use the money used in wars to feed the hungry, there would be no hungry. The negativity of the world is the result of our own. It's not God's fault, it's ours. So if atheists hate Christianity because they hate God for the wars and bloodshed. I've got news for them. How do they hate someone they don't believe in. God is not to blame, like I said, the fault is our own and I mean everyone, atheists too. Christians aren't perfect, it's our fault too.
The bible says that we're to live according to His word and His word is law. As a Christian, we should all live by that. In I Corinthians 6:9-10. It says, "Do you not know that the unrighteous will NOT inherit the kingdom of God? Do not be deceived. Neither fornicators, nor idolaters, nor adulterers, nor HOMOSEXUALS, nor sodomites, nor thieves, nor covetous, nor drunkards, nor revilers, nor extortioners will inherit the kingdom of God." In case someone missed it, 'not and homosexuals' is capitalized. I capitalized them so they would stand out.
As I said before, "We're to live according to 'HIS' word" not 'our' words, not the 'gays' words, but 'HIS word and HIS word is law. And like I Corinthians 6:9-10 says, "The unrighteous will 'NOT' inherit the kingdom of God." Which means that those who live for sin, who put sin before the Son of God, cannot enter Heaven.
"But wait a second Adam. I may be gay, but I am a Christian. I don't live for sin and I surely don't put sin before God. I know when I die that I'll go to Heaven"
Child, believe what you will. The bible says that 'God's word is truth' with that being said, there is NO lies in it. You say you're gay yet you call yourself a Christian.
"Yes, but I don't live for sin."
you might say that, but child, the Bible calls 'homosexuality' a sin and I'm sorry to disappoint you, but I Corinthians 6: 9-10 calls homosexuals unrighteous and that there is no place in Heaven for it.
"But people are born gay, they can't help it."
Child, that is a lie from the devil and of man. NO ONE IS EVER BORN GAY. God creates these babies, these newborn. When a child is in its mother's womb, they are without sin. God does not bring us into this word with sin already in us. The world is dark, a sinful place. When we are born, we are born into sin and the devil will already be working to warp our minds. As we get older, our minds would be so warped that we wouldn't know what's right and what's wrong.
"Then how do people become gay?"
There are many ways, but the most common are that they are 'brain washed' into it, or they are scared of the opposite sex.
Example: A child who has been bullied for several days, for several years and every day, that child would be told that the he/she is gay and to just give in. What the bullies don't know is that that person is being hurt subconsciously. One day he/she looks in the mirror, they see themselves. They ask themselves, "Am I really gay?" after a while, they're going to give in and believe it. And all this because that person was bullied into believing that they are in fact gay.
A sexual assault victim is another example. A woman raped and assaulted by a man, now severely traumatized that she now fears man. So now she find comfort with other female, eventually she becomes gay.
Another is that they are encouraged by love ones into believing they're gay. Another example is an article I once read. A seven year old boy comes up to his mom and comes out and tells her, he's gay. The mother right then and there, gladly accept it. This child is seven, I doubt he knew what gay really means. He might've seen it on TV once, but at that age, he still wouldn't know what gay really means. And because that seven year old boy said that, his life will change. He will be raised believing that he is gay. His mother will encourage him.
Leviticus 18:22 states, "You shall not lie with a male as with a woman. It is an abomination." Many people would see that verse as hate towards gays. "Oh, look out. There's that word 'abomination.' God hates us." Child you got it all wrong. The word 'abomination' means, greatly disliked. See, the Bible says 'God is love.'
"Well, if that is the case. Then doesn't he love the gays too."
Child, He does. He loves all his children. But with you choosing to be gay, you're putting sin above God, even though you don't believe so. God still loves you. He just cannot look upon sin. Why do you think the world has gone so dark. Millions of people have stopped calling to God, they're living for sin. When something tragic happens, like a school shooting or maybe an earthquake, that leaves many dead. Who do they blame? They blame God. God wants to tell them, that if they were to just call out to Him, with all their soul and with all their might, He would've been able to save that child, or that family buried alive in that earthquake. He wants people to call out to Him, but all people want to do is blame God for everything. It is NOT His fault that the world has become such a bad place, it is ours.
You're probably wondering,
"Adam, do you really hate gays that much?"
You're reading me all wrong. As a Christian, I do not hate and I do not discriminate. The bible says to love one another. I do. I love all, I even love the gays, but that doesn't mean I have to agree with their lifestyle. I still treat them with the same respect I treat everyone else. The Bible calls homosexuality a sin, and I cannot support sin. You can hate me, you can ridicule me all you want. Just know that I am just a messenger. What I'm telling you is a message from God Himself. God woke me from a sound sleep, bringing me wide awake with these words flowing, constantly in my head. This message that God has given me, is for everyone of you. Like I said, you can hate me, you can ridicule me, I am just a messenger. The truth is, God wants to see you in Heaven.
You see, the Devil is the king of deceiving and the king of lies. He lies about saying that being gay is ok. He says you can love anyone, even if it's the same sex. Child, that's not real love. Love is the only emotion that is so easily mistaken and the Devil knows it and will dwell on that. The Devil tries to copy God. That's just his version of love, a mimicry. I Corinthians 7: 2-3 says, "Nevertheless, because of sexual immorality, let each man have his own wife, and let each woman have her own husband. Let the husband render to his wife the affection due her, and likewise also the wife to her husband." What this verse is saying is that true love isn't found through man loving man or woman loving women. NO, THAT IS FALSE. True love and happiness can be found through one man, and one woman. That has been God's plan since the beginning of time, since He created Adam and Eve. If God wanted us to be gay, He would have created Adam and Steve or Eve and Eva. But he didn't, He created Adam and Eve.
Do not be deceived, as I am seeing my brothers and sisters in Christ being deceived, by these lies that was cast by that of Satan. You say that gays are being attacked by religion? You got it all wrong. Satan is using gays to attack Christianity. Just look at how Christians are being ridiculed and struck down and even threatened, all because we choose to stand by the teachings of the bible, the Word of God and not support gays. They say we're discriminating against them. Child, as a Christian, we do not discriminate and we do not show hate. All my friends and family will tell you that I do not show hate. They would say that I am as caring as they come. The bible says in I John 3:11, "For this is the message that you heard from the beginning, that we should love one another." With that being said, as a Christian, we don't show hate, we show love and no where does it say that we have to agree with the gay lifestyle, but the Bible still calls it a sin.
As a Christian, I've been attacked online for expressing my freedom of beliefs. Like I said, the Devil is using the gays to attack Christianity. They are trying to force the gay lifestyles on us Christians, all because we cannot support sin. They call us 'bigots,' they're now even calling us racist for standing firm to our beliefs.
Child, don't go blind. You're heading down the path, which will lead you blind. Come unto the Lord, so you may be free and see again. It's not too late, there's still hope for you.
"Yeah, but didn't Jesus die for our sins? Didn't He wash away our sins with His blood?"
Yes child, He did. But that doesn't mean it's ok for you to go out and kill someone. If you live for sin, there's no place for you in Heaven. You still need to repent for your sins daily, and ask God to forgive you. If you're born again and you still live for sin, and it's a big part of your life (homosexuality for example). I'm so sorry to say, but putting sin before God will not grant you entrance into His kingdom. God does not want that, He loves you. He is a God of love. Your homosexual thoughts are not that of God, it's of the Devil. It may be hard, but you can give that homosexual life up and ask God for help. I Corinthians 6: 9-10 says that homosexuals will NOT inherit the kingdom of God. Do you not want the kingdom of God? Oh child, He wants you so bad. Can't you feel Him calling to you? He wants you to have a place in His kingdom.
I just know that I am going to get hate comments for this posting. I pray it reaches your heart. Sad to say, I just know many of you will not read this. You will be half way through and you will see this as 'anti-gay.' But I assure you, this isn't an anti-gay rant, this is a teaching, a message from God Himself, given to me to share with you. He loves you and He wants you. You can still try and contradict the bible if you wish. If you still contradict the bible and say that God loves homosexuals and He created gays. I am saddened that you would call God a liar. Yes, God loves all people and the gays, but he did NOT create their homosexual lifestyle. That was created by the Devil himself. People and the gays are attacking Christianity, because they know, what we speak is the truth and they fear the truth. "Behold! I am coming quickly." sayth the Lord. Repent now and ask the Son of God to come into your life. He is coming soon, sooner than you think. The angels are blowing their trumpets, they can be heard all over the world. It's on YouTube, look it up. The angels are preparing, He is returning within our lifetime. He could come today, or tomorrow or even a second from now. HE IS COMING. Are you ready? Are you positively ready? Until you give back your homosexual lifestyles to Satan, you are not ready. Just know that God still and will always love you. He wants you to be free and He wants to see you in His kingdom.
After reading this, if you want to call me a bigot, anti-gay, racist, homophobe, or whatever you want, or if you want to threaten me, then so be it. Just know that this is where I stand, and I stand with God, I don't hate and I don't discriminate and I condemn no one. As for me and my house, we will serve the Lord. Not the government, not even the gays. As for ME and MY HOUSE, we will serve the Lord.
But He said, “More than that, blessed are those who hear the word of God and keep it!” - Luke 11:28 NKJV
For God so loved the world that He gave His only begotten Son, that whoever believes in Him should not perish but have everlasting life. For God did not send His Son into the world to condemn the world, but that the world through Him might be saved. - John 3:16-17 NKJV
Man, I should be a pastor.
God loves you, He always has.
For God so loved the world that He gave His only begotten Son, that whoever believes in Him should not perish but have everlasting life. For God did not send His Son into the world to condemn the world, but that the world through Him might be saved.
Isn't anything sacred anymore? Seems like all that is holy of God is being thrown out. Thanks to man, the world is dark and evil. It's full of hatred and greed. Love is being rewritten, it's no longer sacred. Why are we letting darkness prevail? What happened to us?
If you're going to judge someone, walk a mile in their shoes first. By that being said, I think it's time for you to walk in my shoes. Let's start this story from the beginning. My name is Adam Michael Snow, and I was born May 30, 1988 in Phoenix, Arizona. When I was born, I was lacked of oxygen; they did not notice till hours later, any longer and I would have died. Because of that, I had a delayed speech; I didn't start talking till I was three. They diagnosed me with ADHD when I was four; at the same time, I started to take Ritalin (it started off with small doses, it got out of control later on.) They even diagnosed me with a speech impairment, that's why I stutter when I talk. Later on in life, into my 20's I found that I had been misdiagnosed. I wasn't ADHD as I was raised to believe, I was in fact had Asperger, a form of Autism.
When I first started school, I had many friends, despite my disabilities. When I was seven, I fell ill to Spinal Meningitis. The doctors said that if I were to've come a day later, I could've died. I spent that whole week in the hospital. Throughout my childhood, they were always upping my dose of Ritalin. By the age of eleven, they had me on adult doses; the results of it caused me to be zombie eyed and it stunned my growth. It wasn't until I was eleven when I stopped taking Ritalin; I was in sixth grade. That day I lost my friends, they only liked me because I was drugged out on Ritalin.
When I was in seventh grade, I met a good friend; his name was Joshua. Even though he was wheelchair bound, he had a heart of gold. By the end of my seventh grade school year, my family and I moved; I started my eighth grade at another school, that's when the bullying started. The bullying would continue all throughout high school and would go on every day. In 2002, I was a freshman in high school; that was also the year I lost my good friend Joshua; he was fifteenth when he died.
Being the youngest, I get picked on all the time. So because of that, I felt like I had no place safe; I was being bullied at school and at home. It was because of that, I thought about hurting myself, there were times I even felt suicidal; I just wanted to die, the pain was that bad. Then poetry entered my life, through my cousin; poetry saved my life. That's why I refuse to quit writing. I wrote my first poem when I was fifteen. The bullying was so bad at school; I came so close to dropping out.
In 2006, I managed to graduate high school; a year later, my parents split up and we lost our house. It was just my mother and I, when we moved in with my aunt and uncle; I didn't felt safe there, it didn't feel like a home. Later that year, my parents got back together and we finally moved out of my aunt's house.
In 2009, I found out my dad had cancer; I lost him three weeks before Christmas. Not soon after, my family and I were illegally evicted and were force to stay in a rugged house. That house was on the market to be sold; we were its temporary house keepers. We were always on edge, afraid; not knowing if and when the house would be sold and we would be stuck on the streets. But God had answered our prayers; in 2011 we moved into the house I am currently living in today.
In 2012, I went into the hospital again; I was in so much severe pain that I couldn't sleep for days. I was diagnosed with Ulcerative Colitis. Now today, it's been ten years and I still haven't worked a day in my life. I am constantly searching for a job every day; I've only had six job interviews in my life. I felt as if no place won’t hire me, because I had no job experience; yet I can't gain job experience if I don't work. It's like I can't gain ahead in life. I wasn't just on Ritalin when I was a kid, I was on several other medications, it’s just too many to name.
I'm not telling you my life story because I want pity; I don't want your pity. I'm telling you my story as a life lesson. What I'm trying to say is, if you're going to judge someone or insults someone, walk a mile in their shoes first. You may not realize it, the person you're judging or insulting may in fact be hurting and it might just take that one push from you for that person to take their own life. Now you know my story and please, don't show pity for me. Just stop with all the insults and judging, it's annoying, rude and also childish. And for the record, I will never give in to suicide. I was just merely using my life, my pain and struggles as an example. Life is a fragile thing, don't ruin it. Don't let your pain and struggles drag you down, let it build you up and make you stronger. Don't lose yourself and don't give in to the world. There’s more to you than what you really know.
"There's light in every darkness, you just have to find it."
A.M. Snow is a poet, photographer and in his own way, a philosopher and he is a strong devoted dedicated follower of Jesus Christ.
Adam's personal blog for all his randomness and poetic thoughts.