If you live in the United States, and just about anywhere in the world a red light at an intersection tells you to bring your vehicle to a complete stop. It’s a simple instruction, a law, if you don’t obey it there may be dire consequences, anything from a warning, a ticket or even worse an accident, it could effect not only you but others entering that same intersection, and in time taking chance after chance you will have a collision. This is not a hard thing to understand and we have all seen the results of those who don’t obey such a simple law.
What is true in the natural world is true in the spiritual. God has not placed restrictions on certain activity like sexual orientation because He is a kill joy, it’s because He knows the consequences it will bring, the lives it will destroy. In this life we may not know or understand why something is restricted in God’s eyes, but like the guy who keeps running the red light, even though it might appear that we are getting away with it for a period of time, might get away with your entire life, there will come a time that we will be held accountable for our actions. God’s laws are spiritual, they may have a physical, temporal cost, but they are exacted on the unrepentant offender not in this life but in the next.
Acceptance of any sin is nothing less than turning people loose with keys to a car and tearing down all the stop signs and traffic lights on the highways in life. Not only are we condemning them to a collision, but those who they will collide with. If you truly love someone you will tell them where they are falling short, not condemning them, but loving them, providing directions to the foot of the tree where they can find grace.
Ignorance of the law is no excuse, this is true in this world and the next.
Jesus on the cross, the biggest “red light” ever. When we stop and obey we find grace.
John 3:16 – 21