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Tuesday, August 22, 2017

Woe to the false shepherds and shepherdesses: God’s view of homosexuality…

Posted by Gary on June 30, 2015

“For the wrath of God is revealed from heaven against all ungodliness and unrighteousness of men, who suppress the truth in unrighteousness, 19 because what may be known of God is manifest in them, for God has shown it to them. 20 For since the creation of the world His invisible attributes are clearly seen, being understood by the things that are made, even His eternal power and Godhead, so that they are without excuse, 21 because, although they knew God, they did not glorify Him as God, nor were thankful, but became futile in their thoughts, and their foolish hearts were darkened. 22 Professing to be wise, they became fools, 23 and changed the glory of the incorruptible God into an image made like corruptible man — and birds and four-footed animals and creeping things. 24 Therefore God also gave them up to uncleanness, in the lusts of their hearts, to dishonor their bodies among themselves, 25 who exchanged the truth of God for the lie, and worshiped and served the creature rather than the Creator, who is blessed forever. Amen. 26 For this reason God gave them up to vile passions. For even their women exchanged the natural use for what is against nature. 27 Likewise also the men, leaving the natural use of the woman, burned in their lust for one another, men with men committing what is shameful, and receiving in themselves the penalty of their error which was due. 28 And even as they did not like to retain God in their knowledge, God gave them over to a debased mind, to do those things which are not fitting; 29 being filled with all unrighteousness, sexual immorality, wickedness, covetousness, maliciousness; full of envy, murder, strife, deceit, evil-mindedness; they are whisperers, 30 backbiters, haters of God, violent, proud, boasters, inventors of evil things, disobedient to parents,  31 undiscerning, untrustworthy, unloving, unforgiving, unmerciful; 32 who, knowing the righteous judgment of God, that those who practice such things are deserving of death, not only do the same but also approve of those who practice them.” (Romans 1:18-32 18)

“And the LORD said to me, “The prophets prophesy lies in My name. I have not sent them, commanded them, nor spoken to them; they prophesy to you a false vision, divination, a worthless thing, and the deceit of their heart.”(Jeremiah 14:14)

Five Supreme Court justices have spoken for the nation and have declared that homosexual marriage is the law of the land. The celebrations continue and we are told that we now have “equality” of marriage. We may now have legal equality but the outcome of a union of a man with a man or a woman with a woman is not equal to the male with female union as I have contrasted here.

The legal/political world has spoken. The world of music, art, film and sports have bomarded us for years with the message that homsexuality is moral behavior. But what does God think about homosexuality?

At the head of this post is placed for you a passage from the New Testament book of Romans that declares to us the cause of homosexuality and God’s judgment upon it. I want people to read these verses and to consider the statements that God has made and I have underlined them to draw your eyes to them.

The Bible tells us:

  • V.22 that those who practice homosexuality think themselves wise but have become fools
  • V.23 that those who practice homosexuality have sought to change the glory of the incorruptible God
  • V.24 that homosexuality is a behavior that people and nations commit because they have been “given over” by God
  • V.24 that homosexuality is “unclean”
  • V.24 that homosexuality is not born of love but lust
  • V.24 that homosexuality results in the dishonoring of the body
  • V.26 that homosexuality is (again) a behavior that people and nations commit because they have been given over by God
  • V.26 that homosexuality is a “vile” passion. The dictionary defines vile as: “wretchedly bad, highly offensive, unpleasant, or objectionable, repulsive or disgusting, morally debased, depraved, or despicable: foul; filthy”
  • V.26 that homosexuality is against nature (and even condemns itself)
  • V.27 that homosexuality is shameful
  • V.27 that God has created a consequence that is received in the body for committing homosexuality (AIDS should immediately come to mind)
  • V.28 that homosexuality is behavior born of a debased mind that is the consequence of being given over by God to it
  • V.28 that homosexuality is not fitting that is, it is not moral, right or good

If this listing doesn’t sober you I don’t believe anything can or will. Please spare me the claim that this is a matter of interpretation, how much more clear could the Bible be? Yet, we see and hear those who claim to be God’s shepherds and shepherdesses pronouncing God’s blessing upon homosexuality and assuring the masses that God approves of their same-sex union.

Let us say first that we should not be surprised that a woman who claims to be called as a pastor and has assumed a role that involves her teaching a man and having authority over him (1 Timothy 2:11-14) would also defy God and His word and pronounce His blessing on homosexual unions. Those men who call themselves pastors and priests of God who claim in God’s name that homosexuality is blessed are wolves in sheep’s clothing, false prophets and will answer on the Great Day for their lies and deception.

I can only imagine that some or perhaps many readers of this post are aghast and outraged at its content but I would reply simply that I have only held before you the Word of God. If you believe this post hateful, bigoted and homophobic, your quarrel is not with me, I have only relayed the judgments of God. You are really accusing Him of being hateful, bigoted and homophobic.

Those false shepherds who pronounce God’s blessing on homosexuality have first and foremost chosen the view of Kagan, Kennedy, Ginsburg, Breyer and Sotomayor over the Word of God. That those who claim to be God’s servants would ally their views with a court that legalized infant murder over the revealed Word of God is a proof itself that they are not God’s servants. These false shepherds must admit that they believe in and preach to others a changing God, who declared truth to be one thing at one time and has changed it for our time. A changing God? Is this a God at all?

If you need any further proof that clergy that pronounce God’s blessing on homosexual unions are false shepherds, consider the following words of Jesus:

“Enter by the narrow gate; for wide is the gate and broad is the way that leads to destruction, and there are many who go in by it. Because narrow is the gate and difficult is the way which leads to life, and there are few who find it.” (Matthew 7:13-14 13)

Jesus has declared that the way to heaven is narrow and only a few find it, yet these false shepherds have just changed the one lane road to heaven into a super-highway. This should make people who value their eternal soul stop and wonder.

Here is another verse to ponder:

“Do you not know that the unrighteous will not inherit the kingdom of God? Do not be deceived. Neither fornicators, nor idolaters, nor adulterers, nor homosexuals, nor sodomites, nor thieves, nor covetous, nor drunkards, nor revilers, nor extortioners will inherit the kingdom of God. (1 Corinthians 6:9-10)

Here the Word of God declares that homosexuals and sodomites will not inherit the kingdom of God. Not unmarried, uncommitted homosexuals as false clergy interpret it, but homosexuals and sodomites plain and simple. Did you notice the warning in these verses? “Do not be deceived!” God is warning us that there is a deception to avoid and that is the deception that a person can commit the sins contained in these verses without repentance and inherit the kingdom of heaven. Have you been deceived? Is a family member of yours deceived? Is someone you work or go to school with deceived?

I know, I’m a homophobe. If you think so, you must be a Christophobe. I know, I am hateful because I am judging others but if you think me hateful then you have judged me by calling me hateful and so by your own definition of hatred you hate me too. So now that the name calling is over let’s come to terms with something…what is your response to the Word of God presented to you today? Distance yourself from the opinion of any other man or woman, the Supreme Court, Miley Cyrus or me or other pastors and priests, what is your response to the Word of God today?

These are dangerous days. The world grows in its rebellion against God. Blessings upon sin are pronounced by our politicians, judges and false clergy but none of them can help you or your loved one or friend on the Judgment Day. On that day, the Bible will be opened and every man’s heart will be judged in accord with God’s truth. Pointing to Anthony Kennedy won’t help you then, he will be busy answering for himself along with the other four and unable to help.

God loves sinners and forgives sin but He hates homosexuality and will judge it in righteousness. Did you notice the first verse of the passage from Romans 1 that proceeds all the verses about homosexuality? “For the wrath of God is revealed from heaven against all ungodliness and unrighteousness of men, who suppress the truth in unrighteousness…” Do not believe pastors and priests who tell you that homosexuality is blessed by God, they are deceived and are deceivers. Hear the Word of God and submit your thinking to His revealed will. In doing so you will save yourself and perhaps someone you care about very much as you by faith share the truth with them.

Comments

2 Responses to “Woe to the false shepherds and shepherdesses: God’s view of homosexuality…”
  1. Ken Wohltmann says:

    Gary – As with your sermon on Sunday, thank-you for standing up for God’s Word. In these days, it takes people with more and more courage to speak out and show God’s Word for what it is ……….. the Truth. ken

  2. Monte Wilson says:

    wonderful article!
    A few months back several pastors in our community contributed to an article in the local paper. Each discussed something wrong with the community and what the community should do to address it. Several weeks later I was asked to address a men’s breakfast attended by members of a couple local churches and some others. I chose the topic of “what is wrong in our community today”. They were rather surprised when I voided all the comments made in the local paper by the group of pastors a few weeks before and declared that we in the room were responsible. It all starts in the home with a Christian man’s leadership and then in the church. We have delegated our responsibilities to whatever “the” community is. We must start at the beginning and lead and teach the word of God. I then discussed some major points and examples that are not form or of the word of God. Most were receptive except some who had women pastors, some who defended homosexuality, and some who simply stated that my interpretation of the Bible was different than theirs. They were defending man’s doctrine not God’s word. They were selecting a verse then twisting it without the context of the passage for their own agenda. I will continue to teach the word of God as God said it. What a solution to problems in the community God’s word is if and only if took personal responsibility for teaching God’s word in the home and in the church.

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