Saturday, May 21, 2011

Why Divine Revelation (Scripture) condemns homosexuality. Why homosexual activists become so upset when their lifestyle is called into question

Gay activists aren't satisfied with only being
sexually intimate with the members of their
gender. They set themselves upon an agenda
path to molest traditional marriage, thereby
diluting it to include something that was
never intended.
This Christian and emeritus Christian pastor is no stranger to online forums and to providing his comments, following news reports. A couple of weeks ago there was an mlive.com news report about an (obvious) homosexual activist. The news piece went on to highlight this man’s near future conference speaking engagement.

The young man of whom the news piece related, was scheduled to speak about the recent Kalamazoo anti-discrimination ordinance last year and “his spiritual journey.” He was highlighted to be the keynote speaker for “Out of the Closet, Into the Light.” The gathering, according mlive.com, was designed to be a “conference on ‘sexuality, inclusion and spirituality.’” The event was planned by “the OutCenter, of Benton Harbor, which provides support and advocacy for lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender and allied persons in Berrien County.”

The news report further stated that this conference on “sexuality, inclusion and spirituality” was to be held at Brookview School in Benton Harbor, Michigan. Conference workshops were to include:


……topics such as “What Does the Bible Really Say About Homosexuality?” “Relationships With Religious Family and Friends,” “Moving Your Church to Be Welcoming” and “Exploring Your Spiritual Path.”

http://www.mlive.com/living/kalamazoo/index.ssf/2010/04/anti-discrimination_advocate_j.html


I might glibly add that we can only hope that this school is wholly private and not publicly funded by the taxpayers – else this group and this speaker would have been guilty for violating the mythical “separation church and state” [fallacious] principle (myth) as he would be talking about “spirituality” and referencing the Bible, in a public school setting.

Homosexual activists will pick and choose certain Scriptures, to justify their homosexual lifestyle: 



If there is one Scripture that is familiar with
non-Christians, it is Matthew 7:1.
Unbelievers and even some Christians often
molest Scripture to fit their sinful lifestyles.
Their myopic view prevents them from
viewing Scripture with a balanced
perspective, which interprets the Bible
by comparing Scripture with Scripture.
They also fail to understand, paradox.

It is common for homosexual activists to quote and abuse a most often misused Scripture – that being, Christ’s own words of “Judge not and you shall not be judged.” [Gospel of Matthew 7:1f] What these activists often (conveniently for their own selfish purposes) forget, and / or ignore, is that Scripture, in order to be correctly understood, must be read (and studied) in context of its totality and with sound hermeneutical [interpretive] principles.


People often will capriciously exploit this Matthew 7:1f Scripture against those with whom they disagree, failing to understand that the ”judging aspect” is forbidden when the person doing the judging, is being hypocritical. If I would be living a homosexual lifestyle and then criticizing homosexuals and gay activists' lifestyle (abnormal) "norms," then, this Scripture would apply to me. But, this web author is not hypocritically judging.

If I become upset with neighbors leaving their barking dogs outside for long and extended periods of time, while I do the same thing, then I would be guilty of judging my neighbors for also carelessly allowing my dog to disturb the same peacefulness of the neighborhood. But many people, who fail to understand Scripture in its proper context, are capriciously careless in slinging it around – and thoroughly miss the proper perspective of the Matthew 7:1-2, “Judge not.”

Briefly, what do the Hebrew / Christian Scriptures clearly say about homosexual acts and the homosexual lifestyle:


First of all, there is the Hebrew Scripture injunction against homosexual behavior: Genesis 18:20 ; Genesis 19:1-29 ; Leviticus 18: 22-30 ; Leviticus 20:13 ; Isaiah 3:9-11

Secondly, there is the Christian Scripture injunction against homosexual behavior – principally in the following passages: Romans 1:18-32 ; 1 Corinthians 6:9-11 ; 1 Timothy 1:8-11 ; 2 Peter 2:6 ; Jude 1:7

The self-professed divine revelation – [2 Timothy 3:14-17] makes it clear that homosexual activity is contrary to divine design. Creator, Triune God made the human body in such a manner that the human anus was meant, intended and designed for exit purposes only.


Please note: “Gay bowel syndrome:” -- conservapedia.com

The Bible says:"In the beginning God created the
heavens and the earth. Genesis 1:1. Also: "God
created man in His own image, in the image of God
created he him; male and female created he them."
Genesis 1:27-28. It also says that God commanded
them to "....be fruitful and multiply and replenish
the earth and subdue it....." Genesis 1:28. Creator
God never intended "same sex 'marriage.'"

The Scriptures make it clear that to live a homosexual lifestyle, is to deny the very Creator who designed and engineered the miracle of the human body, His special creation. Even Muslims, who do not worship the true and Triune God, abhor [in principle] the practice of homosexuality. They also abhor the needless, wanton practice of abortion on demand. Both practices are in direct disobedience to the Triune God’s “Cultural Mandate,” which states that the human race is to be “fruitful and multiply and replenish the earth and subdue it……” Genesis 1:28 

Divine revelation, as written in the Christian New Testament of Romans 1:18-32, clearly implies that Creator God is egregiously offended when his human creation ignores His intents and becomes stubbornly resistent and ungrateful to His designs. That, according to the divine revelation is the beginning of perversion and finally ends with those [people] engaged, being disillusioned in their very minds. Romans 1:24-28 ; 2 Thessalonians 2:10-12

The descending (deviation) digression is, as follows:


People fail to honor God, as He intended to be honored. They become unthankful to God. Hence, they become “vain” in their thinking -- and, without understanding. As a direct consequence, their hearts become darkened to the truth of God. They then profess to be wise; but God says that they have become fools. These unthankful, vain, (without understanding fools) then (instead) falsely worship themselves and graven images. Romans 1:23-25

Why do homosexual activists become so upset when their lifestyle is called into question? 



Sinful human nature is the basic problem which
afflicts homosexual activists and those who
persist in living a lifestyle contrary to the divine
revelation. Sinful human nature resists the
Creator as is reflected in one of Christ's parables,
"......we will not have this man reign over us...." 

Luke 19:12-27

The Scripture speaks of a certain “delusion” which falls upon individuals as a result of their refusal to honor God as He intended to be honored. Romans 1:18-32 ; 2 Thessalonians 2:10-12 

Note: See also, the one topical message: “Why are many people hard of spiritual hearing? Why will many human souls end up experiencing eternal damnation?"


It is fallen human nature to avoid, shun and eschew the truth. Millions upon millions of people today flee from reality. Facing the truth about one’s spiritual depravity and sinful condition is not natural. As the Scripture says, “.....the natural man does not receive the things of the Spirit of God, for they are foolishness to him; nor can he know them, because they [the spiritual things of God] are spiritually discerned." 1 Corinthians 2:14 

Unless the Lord breaks reality upon an unregenerate [unrepentant] person’s heart and soul, there can be no acceptance of Gospel truth. Psalm 80:3 ; V.7 ; V. 19 ; Lamentations 5:21 ; Acts 3:26 ; Phil. 2:13 ; James 1:16-18 ; John 1:11-13 ; John 3:3-6

Please note: Christian Faith -- How does a soul acquire it? -- What is the "New Birth," -- or, what is commonly called "Regeneration," or, the Christian "Conversion" process?

No one (naturally) likes to admit they are flagrantly wrong about their personal choices. And, when people are enjoying their sexual escapades – whatever they may be – those same people do not like to be told, that what they are doing and engaging in, is, against God’s moral law. [Exodus 20 ; Galatians 5:19-21 ; Heb.13:4 ; Rev. 21:8 ; Rev. 22:15] Human pride stands in the way of conforming to God’s commandments, believing in Christ, the Savior from one's sins -- and repenting of those sins.

What finally separates a homosexual – or, (for that matter) any other sinner from Triune God, holy almighty? What finally separates his soul from everlasting life in heaven to everlasting death, in hell?




The Christian Scriptures offer a list of lifestyle sins of which it states, will bar human souls from the “kingdom of God” (heaven). [Galatians 5:19-21] Such sins, habitually practiced by the sinner, “qualify” the soul, involved, for perdition (hell). Only by the grace and mercy of God [Ephesians 2:5-6] can a sinner be set free. And, history illustrates in every age, that sinners do, indeed, come to escape these lifestyle sins, which mire and solidify the soul in unbelief and delusion. 1 Corinthians 6:9-11

In the final analysis, a person is damned to hell because of his [or, her] unbelief. John 3:14-21 ; Mark 16:15-16 ; John 8:1f

Friend, if you are caught up in homosexual sin, you are “fallen far from the tree.” The very fact that you are engaging your God-created body in such a manner, illustrates that you are leading a lifestyle that will damn your very soul. [Galatians 5:19-21 ; 1 Corinthians 6:9-11] The Scriptures make that clear, no matter how you may like to twist them to your eternal destruction. [Hell]


Whatever sin or sins claim your present life, know that you are separated from a holy God and his heaven if you have, but sinned once – whatever transgression against His Commandments. [James 2:10] And, we know from the divine revelation that there is not a “just man upon earth who does good, and sins, not.” Eccl. 7:20 ; Isaiah 51:6 

The Triune God cannot allow unforgiven sin in his presence. Consequently, you are only able to enter a hereafter heaven, totally on the merits of the grace of God, through faith, on account of the birth, life, suffering, death and resurrection of Jesus Christ. [Ephesians 2:8-9 ; John 3:14-21 ; 1 Corinthians 15:1-4] He, alone, is the perfect sacrifice for all your sins against God and your fellow man. Only because of Him, will God absolve you of all your sins – whatever and how many, they may be. Hebrews 10:14 ; John 8:31-36


May the Triune God have mercy upon your soul - you who do not truly know him! May you seek the Lord in [His] the written revelation historical documents, called the Scriptures [Bible]! May you finally come to personal faith (belief) in Christ the Savior! May you avail yourself of God's Scripture Word to you! It is that Scripture conglomerate Word which is God's way to work faith in you, to believe! Search the Scriptures; read; mark; hear and learn from them; - because in those sacred inspired pages, God is able to grant you the faith to repent and believe. Matthew 3:2 ; Acts 2:38 ; Romans 1:16 ; Romans 10:17 ; 2 Timothy 3:14-17 ; Acts 8:26-39 ; Hebrews 4:12;13 ; Psalm 119:104;105 ; James 1:18 ; 1 Peter 1:23

Amen.

Please note:


Help for Homosexuals:


Also: "Homosexuality" by conservapedia.com Genesis 19:1-29 -- Sodom and Gomorrah

Related Scriptures [below] -- Intended to be utilized in a simple worship format:


Matthew 11:1f -- Some of Christ's teaching about unbelief and non repentance, referring back to Sodom's destruction

Romans 1:18-32 -- The Wrath of God

1 Corinthians 6:9-11 -- Deliverance from the homosexual lifestyle

Luke 18:9-14 -- The Pharaisee and the Tax Collector

Luke 15:1f – The lost sheep; the lost coin; and the lost son


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Of Whom Does the Prophet Speak" -- by Victor Buksbazen -- Isaiah 53:1-12 -- an in-depth view of and the prophecy of Christ, hundred of years before his birth. Isaiah 53:1-12 underscores the truthfulness of Divine Revelation as exemplified in the Hebrew and Christian Scriptures.

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Pastor (emeritus) Nathan Bickel

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The "Words in Season" topical messages and related worship format are not intended to discourage or replace the Christian worship and assembly of Christians at their particular places of church worship. As this website's author, it is my prayer and hope, that many souls will find the topical messages, related worship format and other material, a useful and valuable Christian resource.

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Note: The above message (with minor editing) was previously posted online by Nathan Bickel

4 comments:

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  2. I see a lot of Bible passages you referenced here. What I wanna know is, how do we know that the Bible has NEVER been altered, edited, tampered with, etc... after it was written umpteen thousand years ago to conform with somebody's personal liking? You can't tell me that sinful man has NEVER EVER altered that Bible. If it's the absolute truth that the Bible has never been altered in any way, shape, or form, I would like to see some sort of proof of that......

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  3. Anonymous –

    The crux of your comment deals with the Scripture's integrity and reliability.

    First of all, here are a couple of links [below] of general and specific information about the Bible, itself. These informational links make it clear that the Bible is set apart from all other literary works, both modern, and, of antiquity.

    "The Bible:"
    http://carm.org/cut-bible

    "Manuscript evidence for superior New Testament reliability:"
    http://carm.org/manuscript-evidence

    Secondly, the Hebrew and Christian Scriptures are a compilation of singular writings. These writings were examined and selected according to certain criteria and then codified into what is commonly referred to, as "the Cannon of Scripture." Here, is a link to help you further understand The Canon of Scripture and its process:

    "The Canon of Scripture:"
    http://www.blueletterbible.org/faq/canon.cfm

    Furthermore, your comment seemed to suggest that you were placing the Hebrew and Christian Scripture's (Bible) on a comparative level with all other literary works. Such, is not possible for a number of reasons.

    History indicates that various cultures possessed their dominate, forte features. For instance, The Romans were known for their high quality roadways, some of which still exist, today. The Scriptures were the prized possession of the Hebrew Culture. The Jewish people took utmost care to protect the Scriptures. And that included the whole copying / transmission process. [Please note also the aforementioned links, and relish carm.org as a reservoir of information]

    Also, Scripture itself claims to be the true God’s [the Triune God’s] Divine Revelation. It claims for itself, exclusivity. It claims to be a writing of total truth, humanly penned, under direct “inspiration” of God. 2 Timothy 3:14-17 ; 2 Peter 1:20;21 ; John 17:7 ; Psalm 12:6 ; Psalm 19:7;8;9 ; Psalm 119:144

    Yet, also, the Hebrew Christian Scriptures are full of prophecy. If you would just do a study about the prophecies concerning Jesus Christ, you would be forced to be honestly amazed. No other sacred or religious book can even compare to the Bible when it comes to the topic of prophecy and fulfilled prophecy. Do a quick Google search and find the book by Josh McDowell – “Evidence That Demands a Verdict.” This Christian apologist and Speaker, lists the many Biblical prophecies and their specific fulfillments, oftentimes several centuries later. Biblical prophecy in and of itself attests to the Divine origin and Divine authorship of the Bible.

    Finally, your life is ticking away. Each moment brings you closer to the time frame in which you will have to meet your Maker. You may choose to dismiss the Scripture's message that your Maker is none other than the Creator / Savior Christ. It would be physically impossible for you to spend your whole life inquiring of the truth, (looking for this and that “proof”) and to ready your soul for the hereafter. If you are truly honest with yourself, you have to come to the conclusion that you are not perfect and that your efforts of searching for the truth, is a "hit and miss" proposition.

    However, there is good news! And that good news is that the God, who created you, did not leave you without a clue and, without a “map.” His greatest gift to the world (next to His "only begotten Son") was, and still is the (historical) Scriptures, the Bible. In that book are all the necessary answers. But, those answers cannot be grasped and accepted by human reason. It takes faith. And, the Scriptures tell us that "faith comes by hearing and hearing by the Word of God." [Romans 10:17] So, you see - if you reject the Scriptures, you reject the message and the prophesied Messiah, the Christ, who is the very One, who can save your priceless soul.

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  4. these days are modern day Sodom and Gomorrah, the liberal propaganda in Hollywood as pressed inside the heads of the world as sex being casual. We are in the end times this is one of the signs, things will most likely get worse.

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