Saturday, July 7, 2007
Why Does the Christian Church Seem To Be Split Over Homosexuality?
There is an enormous effort underway in the media to create an image of homosexuality as merely an alternate lifestyle. Homosexuality is portrayed as a perfectly normal and natural expression of human sexuality. People who view homosexuality as abnormal/sinful are portrayed as being homophobic or extremists of some sort.
Do Not Defile Yourselves
"Do not lie with a man as one lies with a woman; that is detestable . . . Do not defile yourselves in any of these ways . . . ."
Homosexuality Is Detestable
"If a man lies with a man as one lies with a woman, both of them have done what is detestable."
God Destroyed Sodom and Gomorrah
"Before they had gone to bed, all the men from every part of the city of Sodom -- both young and old -- surrounded the house. They called to Lot, 'Where are the men who came to you tonight? Bring them out to us so that we can have sex with them.' . . . Then the LORD rained down burning sulfur on Sodom and Gomorrah -- from the LORD out of the heavens. Thus he overthrew those cities and the entire plain, including all those living in the cities -- and also the vegetation in the land."
God Gave Them Over To Shameful Lusts
"Therefore God gave them over in the sinful desires of their hearts to sexual impurity for the degrading of their bodies with one another. They exchanged the truth of God for a lie, and worshipped and served created things rather than the Creator -- who is forever praised. Amen. Because of this, God gave them over to shameful lusts. Even their women exchanged natural relations for unnatural ones. In the same way the men also abandoned natural relations with women and were inflamed with lust for one another. Men committed indecent acts with other men, and received in themselves the due penalty for their perversion."
Marriage Is Between a Man And a Woman
"Now for the matter you wrote about: It is good for a man not to marry. But since there is so much immorality, each man should have his own wife, and each woman her own husband."
1 Corinthians 7:1-2
All human beings are born with a sinful nature that results in sinful thoughts, words, and deeds. Homosexuality is but one of the many sins that humans can commit. From the moment we are born, all human beings stand under God's perfect judgment. All of us, by nature, are lost and condemned sinners.
Man Is Sinful
"For all have sinned and fall short of the glory of God."
We all need God's mercy in Christ for our salvation.
If you are in a homosexual relationship today, you must first acknowledge homosexuality as sin. Do not go on arguing that it's not sin. It is.
As a matter of fact, any sexual activity outside of marriage is sinful.
Marriage Should Be Honored
"Marriage should be honored by all, and the marriage bed kept pure, for God will judge the adulterer and all the sexually immoral."
Jesus Extends the Definition of Adultery
Jesus said, "But I tell you that anyone who looks at a woman lustfully has already committed adultery with her in his heart."
After you have acknowledged homosexuality as sin, repent of your sin (repent means to change direction). Ask God to forgive you.
"But unless you repent, you too will all perish."
End your homosexual relationship immediately (part of repentance). Do not wait one more minute. Turn away from the sin and those chains that bind you. God loves you and cares about you so much that He gave Jesus, His only Son, to die on the cross for your sins. All you have to do is repent, and ask Jesus to come into your heart.
Confess Jesus and Believe
"That if you confess with your mouth, 'Jesus is Lord,' and believe in your heart that God raised him from the dead, you will be saved."
The True Christian Church is not split over homosexuality. Satan is crafty is his attempts to destroy the Church from the outside via persecution but also from the inside via corruption, confusion, and distortion. Remember that 99% truth is still a lie. Because some members and even entire churches have deemed homosexuality an acceptable lifestyle and not sin does not make it so to God. If there is ever a dispute over God's Word and a preacher's word, you should ALWAYS let God's Word be your final authority. I would challenge you to look at any other profession. There are always a few "bad apples" that will cause problems for the vast majority of honest workers. The same is true for the Church.
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Posted by Tony B at 1:02 AM