“Let’s talk about sex baby. Let’s talk all the good things and the bad things that may be. Let’s talk about sex” Salt N Peppa
In the bible, we learn that the innocent are victims of sinners. The first story I noticed this is in Esther. When Haman’s evil plan was exposed he and his son’s were killed. In the story of Esther, it doesn’t discuss that Haman’s sons had any hate against the Jews or that they encouraged their Dad in his evil plans, but yet they were killed for the sins of their Father.
The next story that made it clear that the righteous suffer from the sinners actions is theAchan’s sin ( Joshua chapter 7). Achan was just one man. The consequences of his sin affected a whole nation. Achan took some devoted things and he lied about and hid the items. God commanded the Israelites to put Achan and his family and live stock to death.
AIDS/HIV and other sexually transmitted disease are a result of sin. It is unfortunate that innocent people have been exposed through tainted blood transfusions and being born to parents that have the disease. Drug addicts are not an innocent victim because just the like the people guilty of sexual sin they have sinned against desecrated the part of the temple their body. I know there is still much debate about where Acquired Immune Deficiency originated and that not even important. When it became public knowledge it was classified as a sexually transmitted disease and it’s still classified as a sexually transmitted disease.
I wanted someone else to write this post because I am only HIV/AIDS negative because of God’s grace not because I lived right and treated my body as a living sacrifice. In the past, I have been guilty of fornication and adultery. I felt the issue needed to be addressed because like Juanita Bynum said in, “No More Sheets” there is too much at stake. Our young adults lives at risk. At Normandy High School in St. Louis, MO it is suspected that at least 50 students have been exposed to HIV. African American women are at risk. Missourians are at risk. This is the second scare in recent years related to HIV/AIDS. I few years ago and African American male knowing infected women with the virus.
It makes me angry that other bloggers say it’s stupid to teach abstinence. Teaching abstinence is God’s will first. Second it saves lives and third it saves taxpayers not having to pay for health care for infected individuals. They argue that if schools provide sex education young adults could make wise choices and their would be fewer cases STD’s. There have been organizations like SADD and TREND that information students about the consequences of Drunk Driving, but there are still teenagers that are killing themselves as a result of drinking and driving. Providing knowledge does not lead to wisdom. Eric Wright Better Known As “Eazy-E” preached about unprotected sex in his gangsta rap song, yet he died of AIDS. Solomon was the wisest man on earth yet he sinned.
If you don’t believe in abstinence and you are sexually active get tested.
I recently received an email and I want to add it to this post. I did not verify the email, but it very well could be true. I have met people with HIV/ AIDS that are active in the church. If this is fiction art is inspired by REAL Life events.
PLEASE READ ALL THE WAY AND FORWARD TO THE PEOPLE YOU CARE ABOUT.
To those of you who are single or married, saved or not saved, this is for you. I am a 35-year-old African American or Black brother dying of Aids. I would like to share my testimony with you.
I am an owner of a Mortgage Company in Atlanta, GA. I own a 2007 Jaguar and I also own a $350,000 beautiful home in Cobb County. I have a beautiful Lady who is deeply in love with me and a loving family. But most important, I have Jesus, this is just a wake-up call to all single brothers and sisters who are professing to be Christians, but don’t want to be complete. Brothers, I had a beautiful young lady who loves the Lord and worships the ground I walk on. But I still wasn’t quite happy because sometimes I would see another sister with a Coca-Cola bottle shape and just wanted to hit it. Because I was using a condom, I thought that I wouldn’t catch the killer ‘AIDS’ but guess what? I did. And the person I caught it from was a girl that I knew well. But the condom came off and now I am dying of AIDS. Yes, I wore a condom. But yes it did happen. God gives us time after time to straighten our lives up. I do know the Lord in the pardon of my sins. I’ve been saved now for 7 years. I found out 7 months ago that I had the virus, and now I have full-blown Aids. I really didn’t think that I was doing anything wrong because I would t ell the women who I would deal with about the woman I love. I thought that was good enough. But it wasn’t. I am a good man and also a God-fearing man, but my weakness was women… I really wasn’t out there like you may think I was, but every once and a while I would see something I wanted to try. My girlfriend is a praying woman. I know now that she was intimate with me because she loved me and she wanted to make me happy. Now I’ve given AIDS to the woman I love (who has been faithful to me) because of lust.
Brothers and sisters, what I am telling you is that God is tired of us hurting each other and using each other for self-gratification. God has given me my home, my dream car and a beautiful woman and I took it all for granted. I’ve been tithing for 7 years. I am the chairman of my Deacon Board. But when I told my Pastor I had AIDS, he could not believe it because of the way I would carry myself. Brothers, If you have a sister who loves the Lord and who loves you for who you are and not for what you look like and not for what you have, cherish her. Sisters. If you have a brother who loves the Lord, love him and cherish him. My life has been altered. I’ve been with my lady since I was 20, and I’ve always used my young age as an excuse for not being loyal and not settling down with the woman I loved. I was being a hypocrite thinking that I was missing something, and not realizing that I had a good woman who loved and adored me. I wish I had been a real man and had appreciated the good woman God had sent me by not maki ng excuses and dedicating my life to her. I would love to travel and marry this beautiful young Lady, but now I can’t. I’ve embarrassed my family, my church, and my friends. But I was hardheaded and now I must suffer. God is cleaning up. Stop playing with God. God is revealing the secrets of us Christians. Brothers and sisters, we don’t have to have so many ‘friends,’ you know what we call them. The ones we are planning to sleep with but haven’t yet.’ The married man or woman we’re sleeping with or have slept with. The one we took knowing good and well they belonged to another and also knowing they have kids that will suffer because of your selfishness. Leaving your wife at home at night or even during the while you’re out with your lover when you should’ve been taking care of business at home. God knows and sees all. He is the one who we will have to answer to for our sins we are committing. Some of us will have a lot of explaining to do. We often say that we don’t want anyone to know our business, but God is about to reveal some things. Especially to us young people. We think so carnal. But we say that we have been transformed. We have been transformed from what we want to be transformed from. Let’s be real. God knows that the opposite sex attracts us. And he knows the desires we have for each other, but we don’t have to have multiple partners.
If I could do it all over again, I would marry the woman I love and live happy forever. But now I can’t! But you can! Singles…I gotta tell you, it’s not worth it. I love you all Get rid of casual sex. This is really deep. After you’ve read this, think about yourself. Could this have been you? Some of you may not relate, but think about anything you are doing right now that is not of God. We are living in the last and final days, and pretending to be saved is not going to cut it. Professing that He is Lord, and yet worshipping the devil every chance you get will lead you to the same path as me. Get your mind out of the gutter and put it in the Word of God and you’ll have great success. Don’t and you’ll have great woe. I love the LORD and thank Him for all that He does in my life; therefore, I’m passing this on. Yes, I do love Je sus who has forgiven me of the repeated sins. That forgiveness does not cancel out the consequences, at least not so far. But that’s on me. Still, the Lord is my source of existence and Savior. He keeps me functioning each day and is letting me share my story with you.
I’m telling it like it is THIS REALLY is to help somebody. Without Him, I will be nothing. Without Him, I am nothing but with Him I can do all things. Phil 4:13
If you love Jesus, send this to lots of people!!!!!! Be Positive – Be Progressive…Take the time to make a positive difference in someone’s life.
Minister Anthony J. Cox
‘When you reach the end of your rope, Tie a knot, HANG ON, and PRAY’
Women!!!! keep on judging these men that you “find interest in” based on looks and/or status….you’re gonna get caught up. AIDS don’t discriminate