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What does the Bible say about Homosexuality?
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God loves all people, including homosexuals. And thus, like Christ, Christians (forgiven sinners) should love all other sinners and seek to help them. The religious community, however, should not be required to endorse the sin, and neither should the government.
We should be humbled at the fact that thruout history, God has never once failed to judge a nation that has accepted these practices.
The LORD is on my side; I will not fear: what can man do unto me?
Christians ought to be optimistic people/positive.
“Life in Christ is an endless hope, life w/out Christ is a hopeless end!” (good news/bad news)
We should try our best to be positive about the future of America…we should strive to be optimistic…but we need to be realistic. Nothing is more realistic than the Word of God, which makes it very clear that Sodom’s sins will reap Sodom’s doom.
Ill.—“Randy”—I led to the Lord in ‘93—chose new lifestyle!
Jesus said, “remember Lot’s wife”—God had saved Lot and his wife from the destruction of the land of Sodom, but she looked back at what God had saved her from…longingly! There goes my home/possessions/friends/lifestyle…her heart was still in Sodom, and even worse, Sodom was still in her heart.
And homosexuals don’t need reformation, they need transformation…a new heart! Only the blood of Jesus can free a person from such shackles.
“you can take the boy out of the country…”
This principle applies to any sin we can commit…you can take a man out of homosexuality, but to take the homosexuality out of the man is an entirely different thing! It can be done, I’ve seen it happen, but the 2 steps are different.
America has become a nation for homosexuals. And homosexuals from other nations that feel unwelcome have found a home here. It has been said that if America doesn’t get right w/ God, He will have to apologize to Sodom and Gomorrah. The sins of Sodom have been resurrected in our day, in our land! Thanks to Clinton/gay pride month (June), parades/they’re out of the closet, brazenly, unashamedly, they flaunt their sin…in your face! It’s not enough for them to just say they’re ok w/ it, they want your endorsement as well! And they won’t be happy until the government officially endorses their sin/gay marriage/military endorsement…getting closer/public school endorsement/church endorsement…here already, in large part/every week you hear about another church that has ordained a homosexual, or performed a so-called homosexual union.
This is not hate speech…our constitution refers to it as free speech!
Remember, God loves sinners/homosexuals. And in love, our God, which knows what sin will do to us…ruin our life…drag us to hell, he calls upon all sinners, inc. homosexual, to repent! And our God who loves these sinners, hates their sin, and Jesus died for those sins, just like ours…as if He had committed them!
Our culture today whitewashes sin.
Drunkard/alcoholic…now it’s a disease, releasing them from personal responsibility.
Thief/cleptomaniac adultery/affair…sounds so sophisticated!
Sodomite/gay, glad…we’ve taken good words from the English language, that used to mean happy and carefree, and now used to describe perverts and deviants.
God doesn’t think that sodomy is gay…He calls it repulsive, abominable, and abhorrent.
If the Bible is clear on anything, it teaches that the sin for which Sodom and Gomorrah was destroyed was the sin of homosexuality.
Many people deny that today…homosexuals take the scripture and twist it…they do all kinds of mental gymnastics to try to teach otherwise…even claiming that Jesus and His disciples were gay, because they lived in a commune together!
God’s Word strips away the veneer!
I Cor. 6
9Know ye not that the unrighteous shall not inherit the kingdom of God? Be not deceived: neither fornicators, nor idolaters, nor adulterers, nor effeminate, nor abusers of themselves with mankind, 10Nor thieves, nor covetous, nor drunkards, nor revilers, nor extortioners, shall inherit the kingdom of God.
They can be saved!…
11And such were some of you: but ye are washed, but ye are sanctified, but ye are justified in the name of the Lord Jesus, and by the Spirit of our God.
22Thou shalt not lie with mankind, as with womankind: it is abomination.
13If a man also lie with mankind, as he lieth with a woman, both of them have committed an abomination: they shall surely be put to death…
24Wherefore God also gave them up to uncleanness through the lusts of their own hearts, to dishonour their own bodies between themselves: 25Who changed the truth of God into a lie, and worshipped and served the creature more than the Creator, who is blessed for ever. Amen. 26For this cause God gave them up unto vile affections: for even their women did change the natural use into that which is against nature: 27And likewise also the men, leaving the natural use of the woman, burned in their lust one toward another; men with men working that which is unseemly, and receiving in themselves that recompense of their error which was meet. (AIDS?)