Ray Boltz has chosen to live the homosexual lifestyle…wow. From someone that has listened to and still enjoys this man’s music, the announcement took me by surprise. In fact my first thoughts were not about Ray but about me. “How self-centered!”, you may be thinking, but let me explain.
The idea for my Christian clothing line came while listening to Ray’s song titled “One Drop of Blood”. In fact, that is the name of my company. My first thought was, “Oh no, this can’t be good!” I quickly got over myself and started praying for Ray Boltz, his family, friends and his fans.
Remember this important point about sin… “All have sinned.” Jesus died once, for the sin (Past, Present and Future) of the whole world. Ray Boltz’s choice will cost him dearly in this lifetime, but I believe we (as The Church) need to pray for Ray and ask God to grant him repentance.
I have been taught, sin takes you farther than you wanted to go, costs you more than you wanted to pay and keeps you longer than you intended to stay. Satan is very good at what he does, i.e. “Steal, Kill and Destroy”. He (Satan) walks around like a roaring lion looking for whom he might destroy. I would say the Devil has his crosshairs squarely on Ray Boltz and his family.
What should the Church’s response be? If it were up to me, I would condemn the sin (homosexuality) but not the man. Remember, you who have never sinned can cast the first stone in destroying this man’s life. If Ray were reading this I would encourage him to read God’s Word every day, pray to Jesus every day and ask God for help.
Ray Boltz or anyone caught in sin for that matter will not be released from Satan’s trap without the help of the Holy Spirit. Here is the deal; someone in the body of Christ has fallen down. What will be our reaction? Should we take our Sword (The Word of God) and stab Ray to death while he is down or should we pray for him and anyone else caught in this trap?
I will continue to pray.