Are you Phobic? Phobic people are often easy to spot, and phobias are treatable. There is no reason to live with one apart from preferring to do so. Here is an easy test to take.
“To be defined as a phobia, the fear must cause some level of impairment”.
THE FEAR OF
Are you afraid of dogs, cats, heights, people, caves and tight spaces, flying, food, clowns or butterflies? How does your fear manifest itself?
For most people, fears / phobias are rather benign. We all get jittery with heights for example, but a true phobia creates immobilization, sweating and impairment.
“Phobias involve the experience of persistent fear that is excessive and unreasonable.” “Phobias are cued when a person approaches a particular situation or object, or even anticipates the approach of it, and they understand the fear they will experience as a result of that situation will be unreasonable and excessive.” “To be defined as a phobia, the fear must cause some level of impairment”.
Dr. Reid Wilson is author of the book Don’t Panic –Web MD
What about the fear/phobia of people who act adulterously or homosexually?
Who are afraid of such people to the point of having a true phobia? Are there any truly “Homophobic” people?
Do you know of anyone who has become “impaired” by being with or around someone who practices an open lifestyle of homosexuality, adultery or transgenderism?
Have you ever become incapacitated when around a man or woman who is proud of their adulterous behavior and wants their own flag to wave, complete with parades and a lit-up White House?
I must confess; I have never met such a person. I thought that they must exist because I am told by the LGBTQ caucus, nearly every University and by people practicing homosexual behavior that “Homophobic” people are everywhere.
What about Islamophobia?
What about Muslims? Anyone ever lose their faculties, begin shaking and perspire when approached by someone who swears allegiance to their Allah? I didn’t think so. Neither have I but I certainly would if I were in a country that threatened my life. Not here in the United States–at least not yet.
So—where then are all these “Islamophobes” we hear so much about?
Turns out they are in the same no-man’s land with the homophobes and adultererphobes.
WHAT THEN DOES IT MEAN WHEN SOMEONE IS LABELED HOMO, ADULTERER, OR ISLAMOPHOBIC?
Easy Answer. It’s code Talk For:
HOW DARE YOU. How dare you not support me in my behavior/belief decisions!
You disagree with me; therefore, you hate me, and you are afraid of me.
I/We will force you to approve of my behavior or else you will be punished for hate crimes.
Fear and Phobia have been substituted with Disagreement and Non-Compliance.
Anyone not bowing down to LGBTQ demands is called bigoted, hateful and phobic.
Most of the time, these accusations miss on every point.
When a man or woman chooses to act out on their desire to cheat (adultery) on their spouse, gossip, envy or lie with someone of the same sex, I am not afraid of these people, whether I am one of them or not. I may or may not disagree with their chosen behaviors. This does not mean I hate or belittle them by not going to their parade or flying their particular flag.
When non-professing Christians practice these behaviors, it is most often viewed as quite normal.
Non-Christians do not often prefer to use the bible for their standard of ethic and practice. Jesus is not sought out to become Lord of their actions. Why should they? Doing so would actually be quite abnormal. Jesus said it this way:
“The light has come into the world, and people who do evil things are judged guilty because they love the dark more than the light. People who do evil hate the light and won’t come to the light, because it clearly shows what they have done. But everyone who lives by the truth will come to the light, because they want others to know that God is really the one doing what they do.” John 3:19-21
Professing Christians, however, have yet another standard for belief and behavior.
God judges those who reject Him/His Son Jesus. His Spirit that calls them to repentance and belief.
Christians (disciples of Jesus) are called to judge themselves and to hold one another accountable.
Here it is:
“I wrote you in my letter not to associate with immoral people; I did not at all mean with the immoral people of this world, or with the covetous and swindlers, or with idolaters, for then you would have to go out of the world. But actually, I wrote to you not to associate with any so-called brother if he is an immoral person, or covetous, or an idolater, or a reviler, or a drunkard, or a swindler—not even to eat with such a one. For what have I to do with judging outsiders? Do you not judge those who are within the church? But those who are outside, God judges. Remove the wicked man from among yourselves.” I Corinthians 5:9-13
Christians are not fearful of associating with non-Christians who live lifestyles contrary to the bible. This is actually a very good truth for how else will the Christian be light, salt and loving witness to the world in darkness without Jesus Christ?
BUT WOE TO THE CHURCH. Woe to the professing Christian associating with a “so called brother” who is practicing an outward, belligerent, defiant lifestyle that is contrary to one professing to know Jesus Christ and to be His disciple who does not call him/her to task.
Woe to any and all of us who would pretend to make our bodies, His temple, into a playground of debauchery and defilement, and do it without remorse and or repentance.
The world will never understand it when Church leadership decides to oust a professing believer who refuses to turn-from/abstain from what they know to be wrong:
Here it is:
“Don’t you know that evil people won’t have a share in the blessings of God’s kingdom? Don’t fool yourselves! No one who is immoral or worships idols or is unfaithful in marriage or is a pervert or behaves like a homosexual will share in God’s kingdom. Neither will any thief or greedy person or drunkard or anyone who curses and cheats others. Some of you used to be like that. But now the name of our Lord Jesus Christ and the power of God’s Spirit have washed you and made you holy and acceptable to God.” I Corinthians 6:9-11
NOTE: These lists of behaviors are merely exemplary—not inclusive of all wrong behaviors listed in the scriptures.
The world will never understand how some people “used to be like that” Until they too believe in and trust Jesus Christ with their life and living. Until they are “born again” (John 3) and become “new creatures”. The willingness to give up one’s life is how one receives life and life everlasting.
To be phobic is to react violently in fear and anxiety.
Since this is true, the real phobias seem to be happening within the LGBTQ community when citizens become non-compliant to LGBTQ agendas, quotas and demands.
Since this is true, the real phobias seem to be happening in some Muslim communities when citizens become non-compliant to Muslim agendas.
Their phobias include anger and vitriol. They march in hatred and violent attempts at shaming non-believers into conversion. In desperation they create demands for lawmakers, they boycott business and they riot. With no shame, they approach innocent children to indoctrinate them.
When all of this fails, new strategies must be employed… Bring on the confusion.
LGBTQ adherents and adulterous practitioners are mostly non-Christian.
(and non-Muslim) LGBTQ practitioners typically despise Christianity and Christians for their belief in the bible, and even their trust in science, biology and natural sex practices.
The confusion evolves because LGBTQ NOW HAS A NEW AND IMPROVED “CHRISTIAN” VERSION OF EACH IDENTITY AND PROFESSION.
We now have “Christian Lawyers”, Christian Gays”, “Christian Sandwiches”, “Christian Queer” and “Christian Adulterers”. (No Christian Muslims yet)
We had to “Christianize” moral behaviors as if gay or homosexual could become nouns, rather than adverbs.
Adultery, gluttony and homosexuality are adverbs, expressing behaviors that are not commensurate with being a Christian.
There will never be an “Adulterous Christian” flag celebrating the glorious wonders of spousal unfaithfulness.
There will never be a such thing as a “GAY-HOMOSEXUAL-QUEER-LESBIAN or TRANSGENDER – CHRISTIAN”.
The LGBTQ agenda hates Biblical Christianity and is now forced to either hate some their own (professing Christians) or re define Christianity by neutralizing it, debunking its bible and rewriting its doctrines, ethics and history. This is the only way to become less- phobic (tolerant) towards Christians who insist on believing and practicing all the bible, including the prohibitions of deviant sexuality openly celebrated in both the LGBTQ and non-LGBTQ communities.
Here is what no law ever counted on. Here is the unyielding conscience and soul of the matter. There will never be such a thing as a “Christian Gossip”, “Christian Glutton”, “Christian Thief”, or Christian anything that the bible pronounces sinful and wrong.
Such declarations are because God loves, not because He seeks to be a “cosmic-killjoy” of sorts. There are behaviors that mame, destroy and separate people from life. God has been clear in His Word to us about these activities. Non-Christians may practice them while denying the universal morality code as umbrella. Non-Christians stopping or quitting these lifestyles will not make them a Christian. Only Christ Jesus can do that.
BUT WOE PROFESSING CHRISTIAN–WOE TO YOU AND ME
THERE IS A BETTER WAY TO LIFE AND LIVING
All Christians face temptations of, from and to sin daily.
Here is God’s promise and word to you and me. When we sin as His child, He does not disown us. He disciplines us and corrects us according to His purpose and love.
If this correction is not present while we attempt to live a lifestyle contrary to His word, we must understand this:
“Such a large crowd of witnesses is all around us! So we must get rid of everything that slows us down, especially the sin that just won’t let go. And we must be determined to run the race that is ahead of us. We must keep our eyes on Jesus, who leads us and makes our faith complete. He endured the shame of being nailed to a cross, because he knew that later on he would be glad he did. Now he is seated at the right side of God’s throne! So keep your mind on Jesus, who put up with many insults from sinners. Then you won’t get discouraged and give up.
None of you have yet been hurt in your battle against sin. But you have forgotten that the Scriptures say to God’s children,
“When the Lord punishes you, don’t make light of it, and when he corrects you, don’t be discouraged. The Lord corrects the people he loves and disciplines those he calls his own.”
Be patient when you are being corrected! This is how God treats his children.
Don’t all parents correct their children? God corrects all of his children, and if he doesn’t correct you, then you don’t really belong to him. Our earthly fathers correct us, and we still respect them. Isn’t it even better to be given true life by letting our spiritual Father correct us?
Our human fathers correct us for a short time, and they do it as they think best. But God corrects us for our own good, because he wants us to be holy, as he is. It is never fun to be corrected. In fact, at the time it is always painful. But if we learn to obey by being corrected, we will do right and live at peace.
Now stand up straight! Stop your knees from shaking and walk a straight path. Then lame people will be healed, instead of getting worse.” Hebrews 12:1-2
We might find ourselves phobic with shaking knees while we deliberately rebel and sin with no remorse or intention of repentance–turning from our sin.
No law court can overturn God’s Law. Such law offers no support at home in the dark and alone with guilt and shame.
No Supreme Court Justice can go home with the LGBTQ and sooth their conscience and confusion. “I know the law is now on our side–then why do I still feel this way?”
No Psychological mumbo-jumbo can trick our conscience into peace.
No medical salve or medication can reverse the corrosive effect of our sin.
No parade on our behalf will come up alongside us with what we know to be right and wrong and offer the power to change. But God will and God can.
“They gave up the truth about God for a lie, and they worshiped God’s creation instead of God, who will be praised forever. Amen.” Romans 1:25