When we say God loves the sinner but hates the sin, homosexuals believe that God hates them because their sin is so wrapped up in their identity.”
That’s according to Wheeler, who after identifying with his ex-Catholic, lesbian neighbor who hates church (and Jerry Farwell, etc) said she understands that he’s not like that and they dont represent him. Although he admits there is no spiritual change in her, at least she, him and her lesbian partner (who probably hates church too) knows they can sit around the campfire, sing kum bah yah and hold hands while eating smoked weenies. That’s due to his hard work of changing perceptions.
The “dialogue” that is presented on the video is all about changing “perceptions”, not about changing souls. Its based on the assumption by homosexuals that y+x=z, to wit since the church believes homosexuality is a sin, it hates me. Therefore if the church hates me, then, God surely hates me.
No one talks about how satan blinds the minds of sinners and puts in their heads the most negative thoughts about God, the church and the Bible. No one talks about how those who are in darkeness hate the light. No one talks about how sin is so destructive a person could not possibly understand the danger they are in.
This type of soft cell garbage psychology reminds me of an adult trying to reason with a temper throwing child in the store who wants candy and cant understand why the parent won’t just give him everything he wants, when he wants it!!
You can’t reason with a sinner about his sins. Can you imagine Peter on the day of Pentecost preaching to the crowds about how Jesus was a really nice man despite what the Pharisees said about him? And the Pharisees really didnt represent Peter or his friends? Here’s what he told them:
“Men of Israel, listen to this: Jesus of Nazareth was a man accredited by God to you by miracles, wonders and signs, which God did among you through him, as you yourselves know. 23This man was handed over to you by God’s set purpose and foreknowledge; and you, with the help of wicked men,[d] put him to death by nailing him to the cross. Acts 2:22-23 .
Later, when the people came running astonished at the power of God working through the uneducated Peter and John, he told them again:
Men of Israel, why does this surprise you? Why do you stare at us as if by our own power or godliness we had made this man walk? The God of Abraham, Isaac and Jacob, the God of our fathers, has glorified his servant Jesus. You handed him over to be killed, and you disowned him before Pilate, though he had decided to let him go. You disowned the Holy and Righteous One and asked that a murderer be released to you. You killed the author of life, but God raised him from the dead. We are witnesses of this. (Act 3:12-15).
Today, Peter would be ostracized for being “unloving” and “unchristian” (emergent buzzword). The Word of God convicts the hearts of sinners so that they acknowledge their need for the Savior, not a need to change perceptions. If every negative perception about the church and homosexuals was completely erased, it would still miss the purpose of the gospel (Romans 1:16). People must acknowledge their own sin before God, repent and seek his forgiveness.
Anything less is not the gospel, its false doctrine.