The homosexual community continues to push their radical, repulsive and sinful lifestyle and agenda at every turn. They cry for equal rights, or more appropriately, “special” rights. The homosexuals want to adopt children and have married status privileges. They want to be considered as normal families. Presently, attention, discussion, and voting has taken place concerning “same sex marriages” (some states passing legislation that same sex marriages is lawful), and not too long ago the “ordaining” of a homosexual bishop in the Episcopal Church made the headlines in the news media. The views concerning these issues are varied. In many places (as in the case with “Chick-fil-a”) people and companies are suffering repercussions and persecution for their stand again homosexuality. Sadly, it seems that over half of our country have no problem with “same sex marriages,” “homosexual church officials,” and homosexuality in general.
We live in an age of conformity and tolerance, an age of accepting everything and condemning little. Where is our “backbone”! This mentality is one of the philosophies of Humanism – that a person is a law unto himself. Friends, it is time that we make a stand and say, “enough is enough.” It is time that we “stand in the gap” or “stand in the breach” (Eze. 22:30) and oppose the sinfulness and evil of homosexuality. Homosexuality is not an alternative lifestyle – it is a sinful lifestyle! Remember, it is not what you or I think that matters – it is what God says that matters, “There is a way that seems right to a man, but its end is the way to death” (Pro. 14:12; ESV).
The Bible is filled with passages condemning homosexuality. “You shall not lie with a male as with a woman; it is an abomination” (Lev. 18:22; ESV). “If a man lies with a male as with a woman, both of them have committed an abomination; they shall surely be put to death; their blood is upon them” (Lev. 20:13; ESV).
Homosexuality is also condemned in the New Testament. “For this reason God gave them up to dishonorable passions. For their women exchanged natural relations for those that are contrary to nature; and the men likewise gave up natural relations with women and were consumed with passion for one another, men committing shameless acts with men and receiving in themselves the due penalty for their error” (Rom. 1:26-27). “Or do you not know that the unrighteous will not inherit the kingdom of God? Do not be deceived: neither the sexually immoral, nor idolaters, nor adulterers, nor men who practice homosexuality, nor thieves, nor the greedy, nor drunkards, nor revilers, nor swindlers will inherit the kingdom of God” (1 Cor. 6:9-10; ESV).
Note that both the Law of Moses and the New Testament of Jesus Christ make the same statement: the practice of homosexuality is sin, an abomination before God, and one cannot inherit the kingdom of God (cannot go to heaven) while practicing homosexuality. But not only that, notice what Paul says, “Though they know God’s decree that those who practice such things deserve to die, they not only do them but give approval to those who practice them” (Rom. 1:32; ESV).
Consider also that in the beginning God created Adam and Eve (Gen. 1) – not Adam and Steve. God instituted marriage between male and female (Gen. 2:24) for the purpose of procreation (Gen. 1:28) – this rules out homosexuality.
Friends, there is nothing “gay” about homosexuality. Homosexuality is contrary to the will of God and is sinful. Homosexuality is not a matter of choice – God has condemned its practice. God has spoken!
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