It has come to my attention today that the domain name www.Jesus.com has been used to forward people to the Metropolitan Community Churches website. Their motto in the footer of their websites says, "Diverse beliefs. Common values. A home for queer spirituality." I intentionally refuse to link to their website.
Yes, Jesus loves them… but the Jesus they claim to know and worship can not be the same Jesus who is the Son of God whom so much is written in the Holy Bible. God is the same yesterday, today and tomorrow. Homosexuality is a lust-based sin and sin is not something to be celebrated, it's something to be grieved by. Refusal to acknowledge sin as sin makes repentance impossible. In 1 Timothy 4, Paul warns about this type of teaching:
"Such teachings come through hypocritical liars, whose consciences have been seared as with a hot iron."
1 Tim 4
The teaching that homosexuality is not a sin falls under the growing trend of what is called 'apostasy', or a falling away from the Truth.
January 4, 2011 >>
DADT aka the 'Don't Ask Don't Tell' policy has been repealed. People who subscribe to a homosexual lifestyle can now be openly gay while serving in the United States Armed Forces. This is a 'good thing' ? Like Hell it is. I say that not as a vulgar expression of speech but as a literal, Biblical expression of speech. Homosexuality is a sin because God clearly says that it is multiple times in the Bible to both the Jew and the Christian.
Genesis 19 > Sodom and Gomorrah destroyed > "Where are the men who came to you tonight? Bring them out to us so that we can have sex with them."
Leviticus 20:13 > If a man has sexual relations with a man as one does with a woman, both of them have done what is detestable. They are to be put to death; their blood will be on their own heads.
Romans 1:26-27 > God gave them over to shameful lusts. Even their women exchanged natural sexual 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 shameful acts with other men, and received in themselves the due penalty for their error.
1 Corinthians 6:9-20 > Or do you not know that wrongdoers will not inherit the kingdom of God? Do not be deceived: Neither the sexually immoral nor idolaters nor adulterers nor men who have sex with men nor thieves nor the greedy nor drunkards nor slanderers nor swindlers will inherit the kingdom of God. 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.
The body, however, is not meant for sexual immorality but for the Lord, and the Lord for the body
Flee from sexual immorality. All other sins a person commits are outside the body, but whoever sins sexually, sins against their own body. Do you not know that your bodies are temples of the Holy Spirit, who is in you, whom you have received from God? You are not your own; you were bought at a price. Therefore honor God with your bodies.
1 Timothy 1:9-11 > We also know that the law is made not for the righteous but for lawbreakers and rebels, the ungodly and sinful, the unholy and irreligious, for those who kill their fathers or mothers, for murderers, for the sexually immoral, for those practicing homosexuality, for slave traders and liars and perjurers—and for whatever else is contrary to the sound doctrine that conforms to the gospel concerning the glory of the blessed God, which he entrusted to me.
Jude 1:7 > And the angels who did not keep their positions of authority but abandoned their proper dwelling—these he has kept in darkness, bound with everlasting chains for judgment on the great Day. In a similar way, Sodom and Gomorrah and the surrounding towns gave themselves up to sexual immorality and perversion. They serve as an example of those who suffer the punishment of eternal fire.
For this reason people who identify themselves as homosexuals either do not know God or hate God and reject His Word. For this reason we cannot be One Nation Under God. If we cannot be united then we are divided and a house divided can not stand. The moral decay of sin has eroded even more of the foundation which our country was built upon which is even evidenced by the labeling of this writing as 'hate speech' by some who read it and rage within. Perhaps you've heard the Christian expression, "Love the Sinner, Hate the Sin". If our nation's representatives believe they are representing the will of the people by condoning and legitimizing unnatural sexual behaviors then all we can do is speak the Truth in Love and pray for the Revelation of Jesus Christ to those whose eyes are wide open but who do not see. No doubt the media will focus their attention on those who are unable to contain their disgust of homosexuality and act out in hateful ways. It's a spiritual war. The behavior of these people must either be rooted in their deeper knowledge and understanding of how depraved this so-called lifestyle really is or is motivated by the same unseen spiritual forces that incessantly attack all God's creation and gain more victory by suggesting through the media that ugly, hateful behavior is representative of Christianity.
Only those who do not know or who are afraid to speak of such things can dismiss the demonic roots of this sin. All sin has demonic roots. We have all fallen short of God's standard of perfection as defined by His law which is why we all need a Savior to save us from the penalty of breaking the law. The penalty is a death sentence in the form of being eternally separated from the author of life and everything good. The Good News is that your death sentence will be commuted simply by believing that God loves you so much that he sent his only Son, Jesus Christ, who is God in the flesh, to pay the price for you (and me) with his own life, and that he conquered death by rising from the grave on the 3rd day.
There is no constitutional right to serve in the military. The military has always discriminated based on physical or mental limitations, felony convictions, education, drug use, weight and other reasons. Upon enlistment, those joining the armed forces agree to give up some of their own Contitutional rights by swearing before God to support and protect the Constitution which gives rights to those in society. Homosexuality is not a right, however, it is a wrong and should be left out of our nation's military.
The dictionary defines the verb 'pervert' as "to turn to an improper use; misapply" or a "deliberate distortion". Therefore the use of the rainbow as a symbol of gay rights or anything 'homosexual' is perverted since the original meaning of the rainbow is a promise from God to His creation that He would never again destroy the earth by flood. However, this promise does not nullify the eventuality of his final pending judgement of all mankind.
God's Word is the same yesterday, today and tomorrow. If your current beliefs are that homosexuality is not a sin then you don't believe that God's Word is inerrant. Therefore, if you believe God's Word is errant about homosexuality being a sin you can also choose to believe that other sins are not sin either, which essentially leads to creating your own god, religion and moral code. Yet God's first commandment is , "You shall have no other gods before me". The belief that homosexuality is not a sin is even embraced by many so-called 'Christian' denominations. This all circles around to original sin… when Satan deceived Eve in the Garden of Eden by asking her, "Did God really say…" Churches that embrace and condone homosexuality have only accepted the same old lies crafted by the Father of Lies himself, Satan.
I see the repeal of DADT as a major event or sign that the return of Jesus Christ our messiah is nearer than many think.
Finally, brothers, whatever is true, whatever is noble, whatever is right, whatever is pure, whatever is lovely, whatever is admirable–if anything is excellent or praiseworthy–think about such things.