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Thursday, November 27, 2014

We're almost there

Posted by Gary on March 17, 2007

If you have followed at all the furor surrounding the statements of General Peter Pace you are aware that homosexual advocates almost have us to the place where homosexuality cannot be discussed as a moral issue. Watch carefully the stage and what is happening on it, greater and greater pressure is being applied to anyone who speaks of homosexuality as immoral. In his comments Pace said:

“I believe homosexual acts between two individuals are immoral and that we should not condone immoral acts,”…”I do not believe the United States is well served by a policy that says it is OK to be immoral in any way.”

Do a search on the name Pace and “apology” and you will find that groups and individuals are demanding Pace apologize. While not relenting regarding his view, Pace later stated that he should not have emphasized his personal views. Too bad General Pace, not only do you have the Word of God behind you, you are the Chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff, you do have a right and responsibility to consider what is best for the military. Yet another bludgeoned into the bowed head posture, the world will not rest until all statements of the sinfulness of homosexuality are silenced.

“Hate speech” is the term to keep your eye on, calling homosexuals immoral is hate speech. I wonder why it is not hate speech when homosexuals call Christians bigoted and narrow because they believe that homosexuality is a sin? Apparently only calling some people wrong is hateful.

This is a battle that it is very easy to become weary of, who wants to be called hateful, insensitive and bigoted? Who wants to have the whole world staring down its nose telling you that you need to apologize? It would be a lot easier to just stay quiet and let people ruin themselves if that’s what they want. However, no genuine Christian can stay quiet or watch idly as people who are lost head to their appointment before the holy God, so we press on and speak on and by God’s grace, love on. We must never relent of calling sinners to repentance, nor can we withhold the love of Christ that we have been shown and that the homosexual so greatly needs.

Concerning the morality of homosexuality… I will often hear somone say that we are no longer under Old Testament law. First of all, God’s hatred of sodomy was exhibited 400 years before the law was given in the destruction of Sodom and Gomorrah (Gen 18 &19). Then the Law came and told us emphatically that for a man to lie with a man is an abomination to God (Leviticus 18:22, Leviticus 20:13). Then in the New Testament we find the Bible’s lengthiest and most thorough condemnation of this sin (Romans 1:18-32). Later the New Testament tells us that the homosexual will not inherit the kingdom of heaven (1 Corinthians 6:9-10). The Bible condemns sodomy before the Law, in the Law and in the New Testament era, no honest reading of the Bible could conclude otherwise.

Beyond the Biblical arguments there are other glaring reasons to believe homosexuality immoral. How about the fact that it leads to disease? Should this not startle us? Why have we had to coin the term, “safe sex”? Why is is not safe by nature? Yes, we must be willing to say the same thing to profligate heterosexuals, men who engage in immoral sex bring disease upon themselves as do immoral heterosexual women. Should it not cause us to ponder why the condom must be urged upon those who practice sodomy? What does the fact that this practice leads to disease tell us about it?

Romans 1:24-27 “Therefore God gave them over in the lusts of their hearts to impurity, so that their bodies would be dishonored among them. 25 For they exchanged the truth of God for a lie, and worshiped and served the creature rather than the Creator, who is blessed forever. Amen. 26 For this reason God gave them over to degrading passions; for their women exchanged the natural function for that which is unnatural, 27 and in the same way also the men abandoned the natural function of the woman and burned in their desire toward one another, men with men committing indecent acts and receiving in their own persons the due penalty of their error.”

What is the condom? It is the great concealer of the reality behind the action. The condom must be introduced to prevent what would happen if the natural course took place. Why does it not strike the homosexual and the world that this practice leads to disease and must be shielded?

Is there not proof in the pudding? Should I be ashamed to declare that when a man joins himself to a woman and they only have sex with each other throughout their lifetimes that they will not contract sexual disease nor put the other or both of themselves to death through their practices? This is the union that God has established and has pronounced His blessing upon.

Finally, does not the fact that homosexuality leads to death convince us it is immoral? We know it leads to death through the disease that is rampant among homosexuals, AIDS. But that is not the only way this sin leads to death, it also leads to death by extinction. Sex between two people of the same sex leads to extinction, they cannot pro-create. The response of the homosexual is that there are plenty of heterosexuals producing children so we needn’t worry about extinction. Is that the issue? Is it not striking to consider that a certain practice if adopted by all would lead to our extinction? If homosexuality is moral than it should be commended for us all and what if we all took part? There would be no more us.

The Word of God, disease and death all testify to the immorality of homosexuality. I do not hate homosexuals, dare I say, I believe I love them more than they love themselves, I am attempting to save them from disease, death and the judgment of God, how much more can I love them? How much more can they hate themselves than to remain in immorality?

Comments

2 Responses to “We're almost there”
  1. Kooz says:

    I am so frustrated with trying to reason with those who claim homosexuality is not immoral. Regardless of the hard medical and physchological facts…they continue to CHOOSE to believe what they will.

    A sermon the other day talked about Christians are to lovingly communicate with non-believers…I find this more and more difficult when even presented with hard evidence…they still refuse to admit that homosexuality is sinful…

  2. Julie says:

    Good post.

    I’d like to add 1 Corinthians 6:11, for a source of hope for those who struggle with unwanted homosexual attractions and feel condemned to live against God’s laws by those who ‘lovingly’ tell them to accept their attractions as a part of who they are. For those who don’t feel they can change and feel hurt by God Who has allowed these feelings to exist.

    Here is the verse, in context, preceded by 1 Corinthians 6:9-11, “9. Do you not know that the wicked will not inherit the kingdom of God? Do not be deceived: Neither the sexually immoral nor idolaters nor adulterers nor male prostitutes nor homosexual offenders 10. nor thieves nor the greedy nor drunkards nor slanderers nor swindlers will inherit the kingdom of God. (verse 11)AND THAT IS WHAT SOME OF YOU WERE. BUT YOU WERE WASHED, YOU WERE SANCTIFIED, YOU WERE JUSTIFIED IN THE NAME OF THE LORD JESUS CHRIST AND BY THE SPIRIT OF OUR GOD.

    God changes people. It’s a slow process, as is sanctification in general, but He does it.

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