Wednesday, August 1, 2012
Most youth who have no godly instruction in their lives are being socially raised in the culture to view homosexuality as a choice or birthed desire with no repercussions. A few weeks back a grandmother raising a young girl from her broken home told me a story that really sadden me. She told me how her innocent granddaughter was asking questions about being gay and how it was ok since she learned about it at school and on TV as well.
These are not good signs of a nation coming back to God. When many people who profess Christianity also defend immorality as good we end up reflecting at best a Corinthian type of church in America.
So what can a solid biblical Christian do? First of all we should not be silent just hoping this will all go away, because if we do it will only get worse. Sodom and Gomorrah never got better but actual became worse until God finally redeemed the few righteous left before destruction. Even the youth of the cities came out to have sex with other men. The interesting thing I discern from reading that story in Genesis is that Lot and his family seemed to have lived and tolerated the immorality about them; verses them speaking out against it to redeem those lost immoral residents. Perhaps their view was just as the prevailing view of our day is becoming, “let’s just love them and just get along together”. The problem with these kinds of statements is how we are defining what loving people really looks like. God’s love speaks forth the truth regardless of how much it hurts or offends the sinner because he loves us so. Yet many believers today do not want to offend anyone for fear of being viewed as self-righteous or judgmental so they remain silent with a warped view of how to express the gospel and how God’s love toward others should be expressed.
In large part the homosexual community already knows their sin and that their choices are judged by God as sin. We are each born with a conscience. Some sear it over with sin so bad that they are very harden to truth. “The wrath of God is being revealed from heaven against all the godlessness and wickedness of people, who suppress the truth by their wickedness, 19 since what may be known about God is plain to them, because God has made it plain to them. 20 For since the creation of the world God’s invisible qualities—his eternal power and divine nature—have been clearly seen, being understood from what has been made, so that people are without excuse….. 28 Furthermore, just as they did not think it worthwhile to retain the knowledge of God, so God gave them over to a depraved mind, so that they do what ought not to be done. Romans 1:18-20, 28 .
Since President Obama spoke forth in approval of gay marriage the spiritual level against moral people or anyone who opposes homosexuality has heightened and keeps increasing. Public figures are coming out of the closet as never before. Cooper Anderson just recently announced his gay lifestyle after 2 decades of silence. More and more celebrities keep coming out with greater levels of pride and less and less shock from the general public. The democrat party is pressing into the make gay marriage and gay rights an official platform of the party as well.
Born again spirit filled followers of Christ should not avoid discussing this, but be armed and ready to not only defend morality, but reveal the truth of God’s Word at the risk of being rejected, attacked or offended and called names. If we do not stand strong in these days we will truly become like those ancient cities of the past.
Can we see a change in America? Yes, but it will take a changing position of our President or a new President who declares the opposite public statement to put that principality back in the closet so to speak. Authority is an interesting thing and when the highest authority in the land gives permission to a shameful sin it is bad news on any nation. This is not about President Obama because any sitting President could have made the mistake he made, but the declaration he made was a massive attack against the church that stands for morality. We must pray, be prepared and influence each child, teenager and adult anytime we can. Truth is typically only found today in solid biblical churches and even then many churches are becoming Corinthian style messes or worse and actual are becoming counterproductive to the righteous work of the Kingdom of God.
Be prepared to be assaulted, verbally attacked and rejected for the moral values of God as a believer. When this happened rejoice because your reward in heaven will be great. Pray for America and its future with other believers in your church and community. Christian really need each other for support now more than ever. Do not defend homosexuality or homosexual rights on any level. Don’t be entertained or endure homosexual endorsing people, politicians or anyone. We can already see that the homosexual community is standing opposed to Christians who stand on moral principles just by the Chick-fil-a position. So likewise we must be prepared to be attacked for standing opposed to this lifestyle. The bible is real clear that we must stand our ground with His kingdom and press in for the souls of men. We can have a revival, but its gonna be a work and a battle on our knees in the public square. We don’t need to attack people, but just stand our ground on God principals and people will either come to the truth of God’s Word or push back against it in any multiple numbers of ways.
We must be careful not to be deceived by the multiple lies coming forth that try to indoctrinate and persuade Americans that people are born gay. That is the biggest lie from the pit of hell ever. We might not be able to explain every person’s reasons, feelings and personal journey or make up, but God’s Word excuses no sin under any condition. Just like there is no science to actually prove evolution there is likewise no solid science to prove that people are born gay. The unregenerate lost community will always try to persuade the masses that science proves sin or the bible wrong, but remember the devil is crafty and will go to great measures to deceive the world and if possible even the very elect of God.
12 And I will keep on doing what I am doing in order to cut the ground from under those who want an opportunity to be considered equal with us in the things they boast about. 13 For such people are false apostles, deceitful workers, masquerading as apostles of Christ. 14 And no wonder, for Satan himself masquerades as an angel of light. 15 It is not surprising, then, if his servants also masquerade as servants of righteousness. Their end will be what their actions deserve. 2 Corinthians 11-12-15
I encourage you to read the entire 22 verses of the book of Jude in the New Testament in light of this recent aggressiveness coming into our nation on the heels of the Presidents declaration. Dear friends, although I was very eager to write to you about the salvation we share, I felt compelled to write and urge you to contend for the faith that was once for all entrusted to God’s holy people. Jude verses2---------