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"Love Revived" A Christian Apology to the LGBT Community

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Love Revived is a spoken word piece by John Wesley Reid The intent of this video is to bring a message of restoration of Christ's example of love to the LGBT Community! Video Produced By: http://mwendo.co/ Visit John's blog at http://johnreidblogs.com/ Twitter: https://twitter.com/jwtweets85 Facebook: https://facebook.com/john.w.reid.75 Instagram: http://instagram.com/jwsnaps85 Email: jwspeaks777@gmail.com Lyrics: If you have been hurt by a Christian, I'm sorry If you have been made to feel worthless, I'm sorry If your heart burns inside from what somebody said of the orientation of life that you've lead If you feel like your desire to be loved has no place and your church and your friends have failed to embrace or identify you, too, as one who needs grace, I'm sorry Some of you may be jaded by some Christian figure who didn't seek you in love but merely to cure as if to objectify you and tell you to learn to go and live like a saint or else you'll just burn You see it's teachings like that which Christ didn't condone but rather challenged those accusing to cast the first stone 'cause if they're not teaching in love then they're standing alone in trying to orchestrate themselves what only Christ can atone Now I love the church and it's institution  and the way that God has so powerfully used them to reach out our communities and out to the nations but I am also aware of our past abrasions Please understand that we are just as depraved as the next sinner who God so lovingly saved and accept our apology for the way we've behaved and let us love on you the way that Christ would convey I wish I could stand here and say that your past is some kind of a mix up and we could take back this hateful demeanor we displayed but the fact is there's still perversion out there like Westboro Baptist Know this...the true body of Christ knows that Westboro's corrupted You tell me Fred Phelps never lied, cheated or lusted But he'll hold up his signs and talk of God's hate by misinterpreting scripture he helps formulate the plan of the enemy to come decimate the truth of God's love that the real church demonstrates I hate it when I see Westboro convene  But I love it when the Patriot Guard intervenes You see I feel your pain too when their picketing's seen having served, myself, as a U.S. Marine You see they disrespect those who died so we can be free Saying God laughs at their death but what they don't see is that it was Westboro's sin that put Christ on the tree Indeed sacrifice seems more Christlike to me This image of a hateful homophobic facade surely isn't my loving God Now I affirm the accuracy of God's revelation I affirm inerrancy and divine inspiration  and the scriptures are clear that same-sex relations are contrary to his intent for Creation.  But I also know that I have sin too and whether you're gay or straight the gospel's still true and he can restore a hurting broken view into a new and beautiful design like you   I've been lost, I've lied, I've slandered, I've hurt I've taken God's name and treated it like dirt lust, deceit, greed from wealth all of these things I am guilty of  myself I have sin...but I've been redeemed Let me tell you about Jesus and his love for you Are you free from the sin that once held you condemned  Do you feel like your soul is unclean Because I know of a cross that has been blood stained to ensure that your royalty's seen I know of a hill that once bore naked a man who loved those who'd forsake him enough to bare their sins and take them  from condemnation to sanctification You see this man of love who while nailed to a tree had his children in mind and he begged this one plea that God the Father would show mercy  even on those of whom Christ's death were guilty He pardoned his deity to wander as least to live, love and die then be raised a high priest because of this image he invites us to feast he is a loving God not a Westboro beast that which the harlot wiped from Jesus' feet she then w...