The "gay" agenda is without a doubt one of the hottest (if not the hottest) issue facing Americans today. Never before in American history have so many homosexuals been so prevalent in society. Never before in American history have so many homosexuals been in positions of power. Whereas homosexuality was once illegal and shunned as a disgrace in society, today it is readily accepted as an "alternative lifestyle" and a "right." Whereas psychologists and psychiatrists were once trained to deal with homosexuality as a "problem," today they are instead required to help homosexuals accept who they are. Whereas the Word of God condemns homosexuality as a SIN which brings the judgment of God.
Society today is increasingly embracing homosexuality as a normal and acceptable way of life. This is just another indicator of the apostate times we are living in.
Very few people realize just how far Americans have sunk into the abyss of evil. As a nation we have allowed the murder of over 40,000,000 little babies through torturous abortion. As a nation we sat back and watched Terri Schiavo being tortured to death through dehydration and starvation. As a nation we have allowed our reckless government to murder over 100,000 innocent Iraqis in a bloodbath based upon the lies of a corrupt and evil White House administration. As a nation we have allowed drunken driver after drunken driver to kill millions of innocent people, yet have failed to do anything about it (like outlaw alcohol). As a nation we have allowed homosexuality to flourish, flourish to the point where Christians are now being arrested for speaking out against homosexuality. Unfortunately, there are not enough Christians obeying the Scriptures by speaking out against homosexuality.
Thus, homosexuals WILL get their rights and sin-fighting Christians WILL be persecuted. Halliburton is presently building concentration camps in the U.S.! You can be guaranteed it will be the protesters, patriots, and Christians who are put into them!!! We will all be mislabeled as "terrorists". Are you aware of the recently created term "Christian Terrorism"? According to Wikipedia.com:
Christian terrorism comprises terrorist acts by groups or individuals who claim Christian motivations or goals for their actions. As with other forms of religious terrorism, Christian terrorists have relied on idiosyncratic or literal interpretations of the tenets of faith – in this case, the Bible. Such groups have used Old Testament and New Testament scriptures to justify violence and killing or to seek to bring about the "end times" described in the New Testament,while others have hoped to bring about a Christian theocracy. - SOURCE
But isn't it interesting in light of all the Alabama churches burned to the ground in 2006, that no mention was ever made of "terrorists" setting the fires? So if you block an abortion clinic, you're a terrorist; but if you burn a church to the ground, then you're just an arsonist. The Ku Klux Klan has become synonymous with hatred for homosexuals. The Klan is purposely and falsely labeled as "Christian" to associated Bible-believing Christians with the group. The truth is that the KKK is a Satanic organization. You can expect that government authorities in the near future will be labeling ALL TRUE Christians as terrorist criminals. This will be easy to do simply by comparing them to professed pseudo-Christian groups such as the KKK. In fact, Wikipedia gives a listing of "Christian terrorist" groups on their website. The term "Christian terrorism" is frightening indeed. You can also expect that preaching against homosexuality in public WILL become punishable as hate-crime. The next Democrat to take office WILL pass similar legislation here in America. Christians who preach the Word of God WILL go into detention camps.
There was an article published in Christianity Today magazine by Chad W. Thompson. The article is titled "Banning Gay Marriage is Not the Answer." Mr. Thompson stresses that Christians are often quick to condemn homosexuality, but fail to reach out in love to the gay community. Although Thompson's words are eloquent and his motives seemingly good, it just doesn't work that way. I've met enough homosexual people in my life to know that they are generally hostile towards God, the Bible, and Christians. Why? Simply because God has clearly stated in His Word that homosexuality is an abominable sin (Leviticus 20:13). Homosexuals have every reason to hate the Bible and anyone who preaches the Bible's message against homosexuality. It's amazing how so many people are quick to focus on Jesus' love for sinners, but always seem to miss those little phrases like in John 5:14...GO AND SIN NO MORE...LEST A WORSE THING COME UNTO THEE. Jesus didn't avoid the sin issue, we can clearly see that in John 2:15...
Mr. Thompson's approach would have been for Jesus to quietly walk into the temple and get to know the greedy people first.
Jesus didn't condemn people, the Word of God does that. However, Jesus did preach the Bible. In John chapter four we find Jesus speaking with a Samaritan woman. Half way through the conversation He informs her that she is an adulterer.
Now that wasn't a very nice thing to do (was it Mr. Thompson?). The Bible is God's Word and has already condemned ALL humanity. Jesus didn't come into the world to condemn anyone simply because the Word of God had already condemned them.
Jesus came to this world offering a solution to man's sin debt. Jesus paid the price for our sins with His very own blood. Yet, Jesus needed to point out to people the FACT that they are sinners. You can't get saved if you don't come to the realization that you are a sinner. If you're not a sinner, then you wouldn't need a Saviour. The truth is that Jesus always preached the truth in love, but you need to have BOTH Mr. Thompson's approach is to reach out to homosexuals in love, but without the truth (or by watering down the truth).
The truth is intolerant Mr. Thompson. 1 + 1 will always equal 2. You can try to say that 1 + 1 = 3 if you'd like, but it will never be the truth. Homosexuality is a sin, and the homosexual community will NEVER listen to our message of love (anymore than they'll listen to our message of judgment), just so long as we continue to refuse to accept their sinful lifestyle. We must preach the message of sin. The law of God is against all flesh. We are all sinners in need of salvation. Homosexuals can be forgiven and saved. God doesn't hate anyone, and neither do I. God loves homosexuals; but hates the sin of homosexuality!
Here is one of Clad Thomson's recommendations for "reaching out" to the LGBT (lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgendered) community...
"Attend a gay pride rally in your city, not to politically demonstrate against homosexuals, but simply to build relationships with them. For the past few years, I have attended the gay pride parade in Des Moines simply to pass out cold water and pizza to the lesbian and gay people in attendance."
Is this what Christianity has come to in America...passing out pizza at gay parades? What does the Bible say about "building relationships" with the ungodly...
Is that the approach that the Apostle Paul took? Lets take a look at Acts 20:20,21 to find out...
Our message needs to be one of repentance from unbelief towards God, of turning in faith to the Saviour for the forgiveness of SINS. The whole purpose of the atoning work of Christ was to save us from our SINS. The sin issue MUST be addressed. Too many believers are trying desperately to break away from the "SIN" issue when trying to reach people for God. The mention of "sin" does offend people, often greatly. Howbeit, we must not stop preaching that Bible's message that we are all sinners deserving of hell.
The way to reach lost sinners is with the Gospel of Jesus Christ. The Gospel is the "power" of God that brings salvation. If a person won't listen to the plain and simply Gospel of Jesus Christ, then they don't want to get saved. I agree with Mr. Thompson that we need to get out amongst the lost sinners we are trying to reach, but we mustn't trim our message for the sake of being accepted. I am so frustrated by Christian people who dip their sails (what they really believe) in an attempt to reach others for God. The homosexuals don't try to hide who and what they are, neither should we. I am a born again Christian. I am against all forms of sin (as every Christian should be). I am against homosexuality, bisexuality, fornication, adultery, immorality, etc. I make no apologies for the truth. I make no apologies for what I believe. If I have to hide my true beliefs and dip my sails to reach someone for God, then I am trying to reach them under false pretenses
This weak-kneed Christian generation that we live in is trying to kowtow with the wicked to reach them for God. The results are tragic. The whole concept of "Christian rock" is based upon this faulty reasoning. There is no such thing as "Christian rock." The FACT is that all rock music is straight from the pits of hell, there ain't nothing "Christian" about it. America has become so apostate that lesbians and homosexuals are now pastoring churches and working in the ministry (Satan's ministry). Should it be surprising that Christianity Today doesn't want to ban gay marriages? Not at all, they're going downhill fast. In fact, they also endorse Harry Potter's witchcraft. We're supposed to be standing firmly against the wickedness of our day, not rubbing shoulders with the wicked in an attempt not to offend them...let them be offended! The truth usually offends people. God is wearied with this truthless generation of believers.
Gay marriages should be banned! I don't even have to give you Scripture verses to tell you why gay marriages are so wrong. How can a child properly develop their own sexual identity when they are missing a mother or father? A boy growing up with two mothers is going to be very confused. He needs a father. This is common sense folks, not rocket science. The Word of God is clear on this matter, God created Adam and Eve...not Adam and Steve. I sincerely believe that Chad Thompson's article at Christianity Today is sincere, but gay marriage should be banned. I agree that Christians need to reach out to homosexuals with God's love, but reaching out MUST be done in TRUTH, not compromise. At the end of Mr. Thompson's article, he says...
"...Ultimately, the battle we fight is not for the banning of same-sex marriage. Rather, it is a battle to win the hearts of our world's LGBT people."
Mr. Thompson's article is no doubt a big hit with the homosexual community because it permits gay marriages. So following Mr. Thompson's faulty reasoning, we should permit other forms of sin as well in an attempt to "win the hearts" of the wicked. Thus, we shouldn't speak out against the adulterous and murderous movies spewing out of Hollywood, rather we should pass out pizza and try to win their cold and stubborn hearts to God. They will laugh in our faces and spit on us. The way to reach the wicked is with the power of God, the Gospel.
It's the simple Gospel that brings a person to God.
Love is NEVER Sinful Compromise!
Please don't misunderstand me. We read in Jude 1:22 that compassion is the only way to reach some people for God.
Whereas the letter of the law killeth, it is the Spirit of God that giveth life. I am not saying that we shouldn't do everything possible to express God's love to lost sinners. I am not saying that we should be unkind or rude. I am not saying that we shouldn't love people. I AM saying that the wicked and the righteous will never coexist in harmony...
A person who is a homosexual has already sunk to the bottom of the ladder of sin.
Yes, God still loves them, wants to save them, and cares about them; but most of them are set in their wicked ways (which is why God gave them up in the first place). In other words, Christians are wasting their time trying to kowtow with homosexuals...they are not going to get saved just because we are cooperative with them. Again, I'm not saying that we should be unkind, not at all. I am not saying that we shouldn't try to reach homosexuals for God. I AM simply saying that we shouldn't condone any of their wickedness in an attempt to win their hearts. Gay marriages SHOULD be banned. If that offends gays to the point where they'll refuse to get saved, then that is their problem. We are commanded by God to preach the truth, never compromisingly for any reason whatsoever. I'm just saying that we shouldn't back down from the direct truth that HOMOSEXUALITY IS A SIN.
Michael Marcavage (www.repentamerica.com), went to a Phillies ball game. At the game (with park permission), he displayed a large banner throughout the game which read "Homosexuality is a sin, Christ can set you free." Now that's the way we should preach the truth. Everyone at that ballgame was presented with the issue of SIN, and the solution which is in the SON, Jesus Christ. In my opinion, Mr. Thompson's article is nothing less than a carnal Christian's endorsement of gay-marriage. Banning gay marriages IS the answer for millions-upon-millions of little children who are going to grow up missing a father or a mother. What are the "Christians" at Christianity Today thinking? It's bad enough that homosexuals are coming out of their closets left and right, it even worse that most of America's Christians are hiding in their own closets. Come out! Come out! Come out of your closet oh Christian! Come out! Cry aloud against the SIN of homosexuality.
If you are a homosexual, God loves you and so do I. I did not write this article to slander or degrade homosexuals, but rather to remind Christian believers that there is NO middle ground on this issue. Homosexuality is a sin and must never be accepted by Bible believing Christians. To do so is apostasy. Jesus may have been a friend of sinners, but He certainly did not condone or partake of their their sins. Gay-marriage must be banned. Too many Christians are becoming "gay friendly" (meaning that they don't hate homosexuality and are increasingly becoming acceptant of homosexuality in society). Notice that I said hate "homosexuality," NOT homosexuals. We are to love everyone, but love does not mean that we should stop hating sin. Our love for God and the Word of God MUST come first. As true believers, we must stand uncompromisingly against the works of darkness, against the works of Satan, against gay marriages.