I’ve Seen too Much

Teresa Poucher

  It’s all over the TV and the internet:  Gay Pride Month and “so-called” religious folks cursing, saying they deserve to go to hell. 

 

  I recall Sodom and Gomorrah in the book of Genesis.  I want to point out that Abraham had just heard from the angel that he would soon have his long-awaited, promised son.  He must have been super-excited. 

  

  Then the Lord told Abraham about Sodom’s imminent destruction.  He didn’t say, “Good, I don’t want my son growing up with them.”  Instead, he stood and pleaded with God to spare the city.  I didn’t read about Abraham calling out names, not even calling out his nephew Lot’s name, only asking God to spare the city for 50 righteous. Then he gradually moved down to ten righteous people. 

 

  This was the father of the faithful—the man who would later offer his long-awaited promised son. Abraham was a righteous man, willing to intercede for an entire city, not just for his nephew wholived there.

 

We seem to forget James 2:10: “For whosoever shall keep the whole law, and yet offend in one point, he is guilty of all.” We like to categorize sin in the same way we categorize illness. Oh, it’s easy for God to heal a headache, but cancer might be too hard. Murder is a big sin, but a white lie is a small sin. Sin is sin! “But we are all as an unclean thing, and all our righteousnesses are as filthy rags…” (Isaiah 64:6)

 

  According to the Word of God, we have all sinned.  We were born in sin; we have a sinful nature.  Let us be like faithful Abraham and plead for the struggling souls, offering them love and not condemnation.  

 

Remember the woman caught in the act of adultery? They brought her to Jesus and wanted to stone her according to the law. Jesus bent down and wrote in the dirt. It doesn’t say what He wrote. I think He was reading their mail: cheating, stealing, and so on. He said, “He that is without sin among you, let him first cast a stone at her.” (John 8:7) It wasn’t long until just the woman and Jesus were left there.

 

When Jesus had lifted up himself, and saw none but the woman, he said unto her, Woman, where are those thine accusers? hath no man condemned thee? She said, No man, Lord. And Jesus said unto her, Neither do I condemn thee: go, and sin no more.” (John 8:10-11)

Published by Tpouch1

My day starts with a cup of good coffee and a talk with Jesus. I started walking with Jesus when I was eighteen. That was In March 1979. I have fought many battles. No I haven’t won them all, but I have learned how to not only survive but thrive. Let me share with you...

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