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Have you seen the video with the older white gentleman waiting tables at a restaurant who refuses to serve a black man based on his own religious beliefs?
The disguised message here lies in replacing the Black Man with a Gay Person.
The creator of the video is trying to equate being Black with being Gay.
And so, supposedly demonstrate that being offended by homosexuality is somehow equal to being racist.
This type of mind manipulation and deception can easily confuse the uninitiated but for those who are grounded in the Word of God and have an accurate understanding of the principles of the Kingdom of God… not so much.
There is one fundamental truth that will expose this as a weak ineffectual argument designed to befuddle the ignorant and attempt to legitimize homosexuality…
You can read the Bible from Genesis to Revelation and find nowhere that being black offends God.
But read the same Bible and you will find multiple places both in the Old and New Testaments where God categorically states that homosexuality is an offence to Him and must be NOT be practiced nor accepted under penalty of judgement!
This single truth makes that entire video a load of bilge, worthy of no consideration whatsoever!
Mature Christians who have actually read their Bibles and understand the principles of God’s kingdom recognize the errors and lies perpetrated by this video and categorically reject it and it’s deceptive message.
We will not be deceived nor bullied into accepting that which clearly offends God.
Homosexuality is wrong and will never be legitimized nor accepted by God and mature Bible-believing Christians.
Having said this I believe it is equally important to clearly state that being homosexual does NOT make someone a monster or worthy of hate.
On the contrary, this same God who states that homosexuality is a sin is the same God who became a Man and died for homosexuals and for the sin of homosexuality.
He did this so that those who are plagued by the spirit of homosexuality and deceived into accepting this philosophy and lifestyle as their own can be delivered and saved.
Saved first from a life devoid of true intimacy with God and second, from an eternity outside of His loving fellowship.
We mature bible-believing Christians say to you homosexuals – WE LOVE YOU – With all the love of God poured into our hearts by Jesus Christ.
We accept you as fellow Human Beings, worthy of LOVE and RESPECT!
We accept YOU… but we do not and never will accept an ideology and practice which we know is ultimately detrimental to you… because we truly love you.
We love you enough to tell you the truth, even if that truth offends you.
We prefer to risk offending you now and have you live in eternity with God than not offend you now but lose you forever!
To you, Born Again Christians who say you believe the Bible but accept homosexuality as right.
Please consider this:
1) You are NOT doing anyone a favor by sugar-coating the truth or just plain denying it.
You are helping the enemy to keep your loved ones in bondage and damning their souls to a Christless grave.
On their Judgment Day they will spit in your face as a Hypocrite and a Liar who never truly cared about them and loved them with GOD’S love.
Yes, you may love them with Familial love – that of a parent to a child or Brotherly love – absolutely!
Nobody can deny that, but that kind of love will NOT see them delivered and saved!
That type of love can only go so far… and no more!
They need the kind of love that will risk offending them to see them set free and able to live a life that truly pleases God!
2) At the Judgement Seat of Christ, you will have to face the same God who died the most horrible death to rescue these people from the bondage of homosexuality.
You will have to answer to Him for your duplicity in saying you believed the truth but lived a lie.
Christian, it is really a selfish thing to be more concerned with maintaining the satus quo of your relationship than risking offence by telling your gay friend or family member the truth.
May God give us, Christians the Spirit of Wisdom and Revelation in the knowledge of Christ and the courage to always speak the truth.
May God grant grace and repentance to those suffering under the burden of the sin of homosexuality and truly set them free!
Bible Verses that guide us on how to deal with Homosexuals and Homosexuality:
(Unless otherwise stated, all Scripture verses are taken from the New Living Translation of the Bible)
These verses below are for everyone but particularly for those who practice or accept homosexuality as right:
“Do not practice homosexuality, having sex with another man as with a woman. It is a detestable sin. Leviticus 18:22
If a man practices homosexuality, having sex with another man as with a woman, both men have committed a detestable act. They must both be put to death, for they are guilty of a capital offense. Leviticus 20:10
The law is for people who are sexually immoral, or who practice homosexuality, or are slave traders, liars, promise breakers, or who do anything else that contradicts the wholesome teaching. 1st Timothy 1:10
Don’t you realize that those who do wrong will not inherit the Kingdom of God? Don’t fool yourselves. Those who indulge in sexual sin, or who worship idols, or commit adultery, or are male prostitutes, or practice homosexuality. 1 Corinthians 6:9
That is why God abandoned them to their shameful desires. Even the women turned against the natural way to have sex and instead indulged in sex with each other. Romans 1:26
And the men, instead of having normal sexual relations with women, burned with lust for each other. Men did shameful things with other men, and as a result of this sin, they suffered within themselves the penalty they deserved. Romans 1:27
They know God’s justice requires that those who do these things deserve to die, yet they do them anyway. Worse yet, they encourage others to do them, too. Romans 1:32
No, I tell you; but unless you repent, you will all likewise perish. Luke 13:5
These verses below are for everyone but particularly for us Christians who already know that homosexuality wrong:
But God showed his great love for us by sending Christ to die for us while we were still sinners. Romans 5:8
Live a life filled with love, following the example of Christ. He loved us and offered himself as a sacrifice for us, a pleasing aroma to God. Ephesians 5:2
But anyone who does not love does not know God, for God is love. 1 John 4:8
Do nothing from selfishness or empty conceit, but with humility of mind regard one another as more important than yourselves; do not merely look out for your own personal interests, but also for the interests of others. Philippians 2:3-4 (New American Standard Bible )
The fruit of the righteous is a tree of life, And he who is wise wins souls. Proverbs 11:30 (New American Standard Bible)
Remember this: Whoever turns a sinner from the error of their way will save them from death and cover over a multitude of sins. James 5:20 (NIV)
Rescue others by snatching them from the flames of judgment. Show mercy to still others, but do so with great caution, hating the sins that contaminate their lives. Jude 1:23
Those who are wise will shine as bright as the sky, and those who lead many to righteousness will shine like the stars forever. Daniel 12:3
God bless you!
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They both seek to remove God’s dominion over the Human Race… one overtly, the other covertly.
The Atheistic ideology openly challenges God’s Dominion by seeking to deny His very existence.
The Homosexual ideology secretly challenges God’s Dominion by denying the fundamental truth that we are all created in God’s image, male and female and our primary purpose is to reproduce His image through the marriage of one man to one woman.
Of the two, I consider the Homosexual ideology the greater danger.
For the most part, the Atheist is an educated fool, fighting a losing battle.
He is trying to deny the obvious truth of God’s existence, which is first inscribed in his own heart then abundantly displayed throughout nature.
His, is an exercise in futility and the plight of a fool. Atheism is really the pinnacle of human idiocy.
The Homosexual ideology on the other hand is a deceptive attack on the foundation of civilized society.
God created human beings male and female and instituted the marriage of one man and one woman as the building block of Human Civilization.
When Homosexuals ask us to accept their philosophy and lifestyle they’re asking us to deny the foundation that Human Society is built on… traditional marriage and the family unit!
But without a solid foundation can anything worthwhile stand?
If the foundation of traditional marriage is eradicated from society, the destruction of Human Civilization cannot be far behind!
For this cause, I have a huge problem with anyone who claims to be a Gay Christian.
This is an Oxymoron of the highest order and cannot be long reconciled!
Such an individual is either not saved and deceived into thinking they are, or he/she is a very confused Believer struggling with their sexual identity.
Such a person will have quite a monumental conflict to resolve and must eventually choose one ideology over the other. The Bible says, bitter and sweet water cannot flow from the same well.
Having understood all of this though, the salient question is… How should the enlightened Christian respond to this knowledge?
Should we vilify or heap condemnation on homosexuals? Should we threaten them to get saved or burn in hell?
Should we march through the streets with placards hurling insults at them?
What do the scriptures teach us?
Jude 1:23 in the Bible’s New Living Translation says, “Rescue others by snatching them from the flames of judgment. Show mercy to still others, but do so with great caution, hating the sins that contaminate their lives.”
Simply put… save the Sinner, hate the sin.
This philosophy is not a cop-out by Christians, it’s not some catchy phrase invented yesterday.
And sorry to inform you but it did not originate with Mohandas K. Gandhi either.
It is a clear mandate decreed by God 2,000 years ago for the correct attitude and approach toward the very people Jesus gave His life for.
If you ever wanted scriptural justification for this doctrine, now you have it.
Love the sinner… hate the sin! Jude 1:23
Love the homosexual… hate the ideology and lifestyle.
To believe it is mandatory to accept someone’s ideology and lifestyle if you love them is a ridiculous concept.
There are many pedophiles who feel justified in their lifestyle and way of thinking.
There are wife-beaters and rapists who feel no remorse for their deeds and believe how they think and live should be the status quo.
There are people who have sex with animals and consider this normal.
If we love these people do we have to accept their lifestyles too?
What about those who openly worship satan and call it their religion… where do we draw the line with acceptance?
To embrace the concept of “to each his own” is to court anarchy and destruction.
A line must be drawn! Wrong is wrong! And sin is sin!
May God give His people the courage and wisdom to call it as it is and to take righteous action.
For the rest of the world there is much to debate.
Apart from the question of Morality there are also Political, Legal, Social and Health issues to consider when discussing the rights and wrongs of Homosexuality.
But for the Bible-Believing Christian, there is no such conflict.
This matter is forever settled in Genesis Chapter One of your Bible.
Homosexuality is WRONG!
God created the Human Race with a very clear purpose in mind, “Be Fruitful, Multiply and Have Dominion!” Gen. 1:28
This is God’s Prime Directive to the Human Race… The very reason we were created in the first place!
Two members of the same sex CANNOT fulfill this mandate… They cannot be fruitful and multiply.
The Ideology and Practice of Homosexuality is contrary to God’s original intent for Humanity and therefore wrong.
As a Born Again Christian this must be your ideological starting point, then you go from there and consider other aspects of the issue under discussion.
This is what having a Biblical Worldview means and having a Biblical Worldview is what must characterize you as a Kingdom Citizen.
As Christians, we must see things from the Bible’s perspective first, then consider every other aspect in light of what God has already said about the matter.
This is what protects us from ideological error and bad judgement.
So, is Homosexuality a sin… Most definitely it is!
It transgresses the most vital principle God laid down for the Human Race… Which is to reproduce other beings in His image.
In the beginning God made them Male and Female and instituted the Marriage of one man to one woman with the resulting family as the foundation and building block of Human Civilization.
To violate this intrinsic principle is to strike at the very heart of God’s Dominion of us.
This is why Homosexuality is not just another sinful practice… at it’s heart, it is the most fundamental rejection of God.
It is rejecting His image in us. If we are Homosexual or merely agreeing with it we are assenting to the rejection of God.
If the Human Society embraces the Homosexual ideology we will have universally rejected God.
This will create an open invitation for our children to be inhabited by every description of demonic spirit imaginable.
No wonder the entire society of Sodom and Gomorrah was destroyed.
This was actually an act of God’s mercy in not allowing the devil to perpetuate the cycle of possession and destruction into the next generation.
Sin is progressive, with each successive generation it gets worst and would have eventually spread throughout the entire region!
Before you know it, another worldwide catastrophe would have been needed to eradicate the pandemic of demonic possession.
Bottom line, there is no greater rejection of God than to reject His image in you.
And this is what being Gay is… A fundamental rejection of God’s image in you and consequently His dominion over your life.
The Bible says, “Women no longer wanted to have sex in a natural way, and they did things with each other that were not natural. Men behaved in the same way. They stopped wanting to have sex with women and had strong desires for sex with other men.
Since these people refused even to think about God, he let their useless minds rule over them. That’s why they do all sorts of indecent things.” Rom 1:27-28