In the search for truth, many have succumbed to various lustful desires. Mankind most often has difficulty in acknowledging and accepting its faults and seeking proper repentance and forgiveness; choosing rather to shift blame than to admit fault.
However, Scripture is quite clear, if it is right, it is right and if it is wrong, it is wrong.
2 Timothy 3:16 tells us, “All Scripture is given by inspiration of God, and is profitable for doctrine, for reproof, for correction, for instruction in righteousness.”
We are not permitted to pick and choose which scriptures we can follow, and which ones we can ignore. Nor do scriptures change to “fit” the times.
Matthew 24:35, “Heaven and earth shall pass away, but my words shall not pass away.”
1 Corinthians 6:9-10 clearly categorizes sexual sins among other sins. “Know ye not that the unrighteous shall not inherit the kingdom of God? Be not deceived: neither fornicators, nor idolaters, nor adulterers, nor effeminate, nor abusers of themselves with mankind, Nor thieves, nor covetous, nor drunkards, nor revilers, nor extortioners, shall inherit the kingdom of God.”
Even though the focus of this article will be on the sin of homosexuality, other sexual sins fall into this category as well.
The intent of this article is not to stir up debate, but rather to expose the truth about this lifestyle in the light of scripture. Is homosexuality a sin? Is it harmless? A trip through God’s word will give us the answers.
Leviticus 18:22 tells us, “Thou shalt not lie with mankind, as with womankind: it is abomination.” So the Lord detests, or hates such wicked behavior. I know some don’t care what God thinks, they will even go so far as to pretend that they do not believe in God. Truth is truth, however, a person cannot will it away just to ease their conscience. This behavior clearly prohibited in scripture.
Isaiah 5:20, Woe unto them that call evil good, and good evil; that put darkness for light, and light for darkness; that put bitter for sweet, and sweet for bitter!”
At this writing, we have a presidential candidate who is offering explanations as to why the Bible is in error in dealing with the subject of homosexuality. We need to realize the danger of having someone in such a place of influence who is cursed by God.
The majority of the presidential candidates currently seeking office seem to believe homosexuality is acceptable.
Mark 10:6-8 sets many things in proper perspective. “But from the beginning of the creation God made them male and female. For this cause shall a man leave his father and mother, and cleave to his wife; And they twain shall be one flesh: so then they are no more twain, but one flesh.”
Clearly God intends marriage to be for a man and a woman. Also, the idea of multiple genders is in direct contrast to the teaching of scripture. This settles the lies of people needing to change their gender, or having more than two types of genders.
I know some do not accept the validity of scripture, but for those of us who do, we need to apply biblical wisdom when we go and vote.
One thing that Christians fail to understand is that biblical views do not “make sense” to those engaged in immoral sins.
Romans 1:26-28 tells us, “For this cause God gave them up unto vile affections: for even their women did change the natural use into that which is against nature: And likewise also the men, leaving the natural use of the woman, burned in their lust one toward another; men with men working that which is unseemly, and receiving in themselves that recompense of their error which was meet. And even as they did not like to retain God in their knowledge, God gave them over to a reprobate mind, to do those things which are not convenient;”
I am going to now make a statement that will make some mad, but it is the truth…..People engaged in these sexual perversions are not capable of understanding truth. They must first be exposed to the saving knowledge of Jesus Christ, otherwise they will only have carnal understanding and not spiritual understanding.
There is hope, some in this sinful lifestyle will be save.1 Corinthians 6:11 says, “And such were some of you: but ye are washed, but ye are sanctified, but ye are justified in the name of the Lord Jesus, and by the Spirit of our God.”
In Jude verse 7 we see the danger of sexual perversion. “Even as Sodom and Gomorrha, and the cities about them in like manner, giving themselves over to fornication, and going after strange flesh, are set forth for an example, suffering the vengeance of eternal fire.”
This region was destroyed because of homosexuality and the perversions that went along with it (see Genesis 19). Why would we want to elect persons into positions of authority who intend to enact laws favorable to a lifestyle that potentially could bring the wrath of God upon our nation?
The world will say we hate homosexuals if we preach that their lifestyle is sin. I, however, believe it is hateful to not stand up for the word of God and let sinners die and spend eternity in a lake of fire.
We need to stand against sin, stand to help the sinner find God, and resist the attacks against speaking truth.
Remember, Satan cannot overcome God’s Word…so he tries to silence it.
Bro. Chris Gonthier
BMAO Moral Action