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Jennifer Knapp opens up, a Christians reactionPosted Tuesday, April 27, 2010, at 8:54 AM
Jennifer Knapp recently went on Larry King Live and announced that she is being open about her relationship with another woman.
It takes a lot of courage to admit to the world, especially the Christian world, your open honest gay relationship.
I have read some of the reactions the "Christians" have had over this announcement and I have been just grieved in my heart over this.
Jennifer's' sin is no different than mine, my sin of impatience and rudeness at times.... the bible says to put away the pointing of the finger, ( Isaiah 58: 9) and if I am honest I totally fail at 1 Cor. 13: 4-7.
I got angry at a elderly driver this morning. He pulled out in front of me while taking my son to school, and drove 20 in a 30 mph lane.
So, see sin is in my heart too. Can I judge one sin more than the other?
Jesus was so right on when he said, "those of you without sin, cast the first stone.." Matt. 7:2-5.
So how should my reaction be with someone who announces they are in a gay relationship, or whatever even though they are openly Christian too?
My reaction should be that of 1 Cor. 4-7, but I know I fall short at times.
My reaction should never be one of judgment and blame. It is not my place, her sexuality is her business and she answers to God just like I have to.
Not one of us need to be like the Pharisee in Luke 18: 9-14 where he "Thanks God" for not being a tax collector or a unrighteous person. How many time have I seen this attitude played out in churches and "Christians" all around America.
It is time for the "churches" to stop acting like they have their act all together and they are the "ones," and love where they are at. We all fall short of Gods best, we all sin, we all have problems and situations.
Instead of homophobic attitude we should do as Jesus did, go in among the people and hang out and love them where they are at. Did he approve of sin? No..but He said if you have not sin in your heart then you can be one to "pull the switch" on your fellow brother or sister. Matt. 7:2-5 How many times have I been the one who wanted to "pull the switch" on my brother or sister just because I did not approve of a choice or a action.
Jennifer, if you read this, I would like you to know I admire your guts~i~ness and willingness to expose your self in front of millions of rock throwers.
May I never be counted in that group. It is the Holy Spirits job to convict of sin not mine. (John 16:8)
Jennifer, if you are in Nashville at any given time, give me a call, I'll meet ya for a cuppa Joe somewhere and we can talk about how great Gods' grace is.
Your friend, Lesa
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Lesa Cox has owned a cleaning service and a bookstore; now, she repairs and maintains computers for the elderly and others on a fixed income. She enjoys animals, gardening, books and fixing old cars. She and her husband have one son, who suffers from Asperger's syndrome.
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