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This is the place to hang out with Christians who love gaming. If you are a Christian or an open-minded individual I encourage you to join and stay a while.
It seems lately that a few of our members have been banned, and from the general discussion going on about it, it seems that homophobia is a chief cause in a few of these bannings.
Before I say anything else, let me say: homophobia is NOT COOL.
Yes, homosexuality is a sin. That is not an excuse for hateful actions.
1. Homosexuality will not damn you to hell. There is no sin that automatically damns you. All sin separates us from God, and it is only through having a relationship with His Son Jesus that can save us. If we have a relationship with Him, none of our sin can separate us from Him.
2. Homosexuality is not a reason to disassociate yourself with someone. If someone you know is gay, don't abandon them. They are just as much a person as you, and they need the love of fellow humans as well as the love of God.
3. Jesus FIRST. There is no way you can convince someone that homosexuality is wrong if you don't first lead them to Christ.
So... that's all I have to say. Jesus loves you, no matter what, so show that love to others.
Who all got banned? What happened in my absence?
Great words there Zargo. I agree 100%.
Now you're playing with power!
Carson and Spock. I don't know any of the details about Carson's banning, but I've heard that Spock was a new Pons account.
Both of them? I don't even really know who this Pon is, this man spoken of in hushed whispers, who's name dare not be spoken for fear of banishment.
Pray that you never learn of the true nature of Pon.
Amen, brother Caudex.
In nomine diaboli Ponii...
Crud. I was wondering what happened to Spock. I have no knowledge of this Pon, but he sounds familiar.
And building off of jzargo, it's only a sin if someone acts on a homosexual urge.
I'd say more, but he's already covered what's important.
Has to be the most beautiful thing I read all day, sorryjzargo. Props to you, good sir. I been raised to believe that God loves all his people, and never discriminates. To see people discriminate is not only wrong, but just flat out disgusting.
Yeah, Pon is...Pon is Westboro Baptist combined with John Romero's ego and none of the talent.
I'll get the exorcist.
I personally have no problems with a homosexual person. They're likely lost, like we all were. I know it's a sin, but every sin is the same. The Bible says so we won't have any reasons to judge others. Like sorryjzargo said, lead them to Jesus.
1 Peter 3:15 (NASB): "But sanctify Christ as Lord in your hearts, always being ready to make a defense to everyone who asks you to give an account for the hope that is in you, yet with gentleness and reverence."
I agree with Jzargo as well!
I agree with sorryjzargo on this.
Exorcist won't cut it. :)