Happy People

…and R. Kelly sings: Happy people, yeah yeah yeah, keep the world, turning turning turning, I believe that, happy people, yeah yeah yeah, keep the world, dancing dancing dancing…and then with the end of the song comes the dance, do you remember? Step to the left, step to the right, stand around and break it down tonight, bring it on up, move in close…*record scratches*…err sorry to cut you off like that but couples dancing isn’t the subject of today’s post, atleast not those types.

My favourite saying applies a great deal in this issue, “Ignorance is bliss, knowledge is power”. I remember as a child, the concept of homosexuality was foreign, it wasn’t something we children knew or spake about. Playing ‘mummy and daddy’ and being teased by friends about girls they assumed or knew we liked was natural. Except for a few isolated cases where there was a reference to it or an occurence that seemed like a bizzare exception, it wasn’t talked about. All of a sudden it was everywhere! In everyday secondary school conversations, in jokes, in disses and so on. It grew in consciousness and gradually went public, such that it finally had to be recognised by law. Gay people or ‘Happy’ people started requesting for their rights in public after being more or less in the background for centuries.

Liberalism, as everything else has its advantages and disadvantages. From a liberal point of view anyone can say and do whatever they desire but not when marriage comes in. Now marriage has always included God, and thus it would be weird if I spoke about it from a liberal point of view. Civil union has been something they used but that’s not enough, every gay boy has always dreamt of his own white wedding, to the man he ‘loves’, in the church daddy and daddy got married in. Oh well this is what the bible says about that:

Lev 18:22
You shall not lie with a male as with a woman; it is an abomination. (ESV)

Lev 20:13
If a man lies with a male as with a woman, both of them have committed an abomination; they shall surely be put to death; their blood is upon them. (ESV)

Romans 21-32
For although they knew God, they did not honor him as God or give thanks to him, but they became futile in their thinking, and their foolish hearts were darkened. 22 Claiming to be wise, they became fools, 23 and exchanged the glory of the immortal God for images resembling mortal man and birds and animals and creeping things. 24 Therefore God gave them up in the lusts of their hearts to impurity, to the dishonoring of their bodies among themselves, 25 because they exchanged the truth about God for a lie and worshiped and served the creature rather than the Creator, who is blessed forever! Amen. 26 For this reason God gave them up to dishonorable passions. For their women exchanged natural relations for those that are contrary to nature; 27 and the men likewise gave up natural relations with women and were consumed with passion for one another, men committing shameless acts with men and receiving in themselves the due penalty for their error. 28 And since they did not see fit to acknowledge God, God gave them up to a debased mind to do what ought not to be done. 29 They were filled with all manner of unrighteousness, evil, covetousness, malice. They are full of envy, murder, strife, deceit, maliciousness. They are gossips, 30 slanderers, haters of God, insolent, haughty, boastful, inventors of evil, disobedient to parents, 31 foolish, faithless, heartless, ruthless. 32 Though they know God’s righteous decree that those who practice such things deserve to die, they not only do them but give approval to those who practice them. (ESV)

The above texts are from the old and new testament. Verses 26, 27 and 32 are of particular interest. It’s clear that God is clear on this issue, those who practice and those who give approval to them that do. So what do I think?

If I saw a group of Christians running after a gay person to assault or murder them, would I join them? No because that’s in the old testament and a lot of those don’t apply today. Do I support gay marriage? No. If a gay person asked me if that way of life is right would I reply in the affirmative?  No. Do I think gay couples should adopt children? No. Why not? I believe God gave us free will and so if gay people want to have sex in their privacy then that’s their decision as God isn’t in support of premarital sex and a lot of us engage in it. So if we use our freewill to sin against God then I feel we shouldn’t point fingers. Whatever decisions they make is between them and God, and only He can judge. However, I don’t support their marriage especially NOT in a church of God. Again I quote Myles Monroe “Every problem in the society can be traced back to the family”. God made a system of family where the father and mother have a blessed union and produce children who are raised with the love of God and who are given an identity and where there are no kids, the adopted children should be raised by a father and mother. With the increase in divorce rates, increase in the number of single parents, reducing number of hours career parents spend with their children in a week, I think it would be a step further in the wrong direction for children to be raised in a home with ‘parents’ of the same sex.

I’m of the opinion that we should focus our attenion on returning to the core values that now only exist in storybooks and build our families the way it was intended. The institution of marriage which has been ridiculously abused needs to be placed back on the pedestal where it should be. In the beginning God saw Adam was alone and He made a woman from and for him. Simple! Let’s all get back to the only functional plan for society so that we can all live under the blessings of God as happy people.

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18 thoughts on “Happy People

  1. Ola is a GENIUS at this (giving insights in his pieces)…its sad the world we are today publicize this thing(Homosexuality) freely, its so asinine, even in movies, social networks etc

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  2. This is the truth! Too many homos around. Mugabe seems to be against it completely and now kuwait wants to put a law against it also! But who are we To judge? Don’t we also have sex and get drunk? Don’t we abort babies and tell lies? Don’t we envy and bear false witness? Don’t we talk back to our parents and even insult them?
    Like you’ve rightfully said, it’s between every man and his creator; not the religion he believes in!

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  3. There you have it! A sin is a sin…what is wrong is wrong! There are no two ways about it! People usually point fingers at d sin which dey do not commit. We should not judge. Yes! Let God be the judge even though we may know what is right and what is not. Although, this doesn’t mean we should have double standards…naaah! We should always stand up for what is right.

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  4. Standing up for what is right.. What is right and what is wrong? Who sets the standard? And where do we draw the line? People are quick to judge what they do not understand. According to the bible..Homosexuality is a sin.. So what happens to the Homosexuals in the society? Do we shun them, ignore them, lynch them? A lot of talk about letting God do the judging, when we ourselves have already cast the first stone by denying them certain rights ( e.g marriage in the Church) forgeting the basic theme of Jesus’s teachings: love. I think there are a lot of problems with the world today.. Homosexuality is’nt one of them.

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    • True but the bible is clear and God certainly didn’t include them in His plans for marriage and family unless we men would have ovaries up our butts!!!…yes we should show them love but if a relative were a thief won’t you still love him but tell him he is doing wrong and tell him he can’t keep his loot in your house? The church isn’t just a building, our bodies are temples as well…on the long run, if allowed it would have an adverse effect on the society…God loves everyone and even died for all we sinners but He doesn’t condone it and His standards don’t change however much ours do…thanks for sharing your view. Bless!!!

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    • Exactly! God has set d standard already so we don’t av to keep searching for standards. Afterall u sed so ursef…All we need is His grace to go by dem.

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    • God sets the standard. And His standard is that Homosexuality alongside other sins persons term enjoyment is wrong. 1 Cor 6:9-11 infact the bible says we shouldn’t even eat with persons who practice such sins(1 Cor 5:11-13). But we can stil extend love to them,cautioning them to change their ways. God doesn’t leave us in the dark as to His view on the matter.

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  5. What he is saying cuts across all forms of wrong acts 1 Corinthians 6:9-11
    Or do you not know that unrighteous people will not inherit God’s Kingdom?+ Do not be misled.* Those who are sexually immoral,*+ idolaters,+ adulterers,+ men who submit to homosexual acts,+ men who practice homosexuality,*+ 10  thieves, greedy people,+ drunkards,+ revilers,* and extortioners will not inherit God’s Kingdom.+ 11  And yet that is what some of you were. But you have been washed clean;+ you have been sanctified;+ you have been declared righteous+ in the name of the Lord Jesus Christ and with the spirit of our God.

    Note the list of wrong acts, none was said to be less pardonable than the others. But also note that Paul says that some in Corinth once practiced such(vs 11) meaning they changed. How did they achieve this?
    Hebrew 4:12 says
     For the word of God is alive and exerts power+ and is sharper than any two-edged sword+ and pierces even to the dividing of soul* and spirit,* and of joints from the marrow, and is able to discern thoughts and intentions of the heart.

    God’s word-the truth can change lives. I’ve seen it do that. Its high time we told ourselves the truth, and stop shying away from reality. Its high time we don’t focus on sins we term abomination due to our cultural upbringing and then call others (eg fornication,adultery,drunkeness,greed) ‘enjoyment’ and ‘normal things’m Sin na Sin.

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