Friday, December 27, 2013

Ten Things I Wish Homosexuals Knew About the Truth

This blog entry is in response to this erroneous and asinine posting found on the Internet:

  1. In Jesus' teachings, He upheld heterosexuality as the only moral standard with which all human relationships are to be gauged by and engaged in. Anyone who has paid attention in the least to His teachings will know that Jesus referred his hearers back to "the beginning" of creation and informed them that this was the standard with which to live by: "He who created them from the beginning made them male and female, and said, 'For this reason a man shall leave his father and mother and be joined to his wife, and the two shall become one flesh'" (Matt. 19:4-5). He then added that what "God has joined together, let no man separate" (Matt. 19:6). Paul followed Jesus' teachings to the letter and did the same thing. The Bible upholds this standard on every page.
  2. You are not being "persecuted" when you are told matter-of-factly that what you are doing is a perversion of both human and sexual nature. Turning around and attempting to silence us by trying to force us to accept your perversion through misuse of the law is persecution, however.
  3. Truth is intrinsic. Because God is the same "yesterday and today and forever" (Heb. 13:8), He "does not change" (Ps. 15:4). His Word does not change either because He and His Word are one. His words are a reflection and extension of Himself and His holiness. What was condemned under the Old Testament (Lev. 18:22; 20:13) is also condemned under the New Testament (Rom. 1:26-27). The stoning of homosexuals under the Old Testament was to show just how much God hates this perversion (just as He hates all sin [see Ps. 7:11; 11:5; Prov. 16:5]), but it was all an outward example of what God expected internally. We were to be killing sin at its core, within us, and living out the law internally—not merely externally. Under the New Testament, we are no longer to stone such individuals, because Jesus already suffered for their sins, but to love them in spite of their sin and preach the Gospel to them so that they might repent and be saved. While many things changed or ceased from the Old Testament to the New Testament, anything repeated in the New Testament still stands for us today. The standard of heterosexuality is upheld throughout the entire New Testament and leaves no room for homosexuality. The prohibition against it has not changed.
  4. You have always had the same rights that every other human being has ever had. You cannot ask for the right of marriage because that right does not apply to you. It is a right that belongs specifically and solely to one man and one woman being united together as one in holy matrimony. Anything less than this is not a marriage, regardless of the civil laws that might be passed. Civil law does not overrule God's Law. Whenever civil law contradicts God's Law, it is to be ignored and abhorred.
  5. It is no longer your personal lifestyle choice when you are trying to force others to accept your perverted practices as "normal" when they are completely and utterly unnatural to both human and sexual nature. The Bible proves it; science proves it; nature proves it; and both logic and common sense prove it. Everyone can have their own opinion about something, but once fact enters the playing field opinion becomes irrelevant. If you want to engage in sinful behaviour behind closed doors, that is your choice. It is still wrong and I will tell you that it is wrong. But when you try and force me to accept it as "normal" behaviour, that is my choice.
  6. Marriage is a divine institute. It was created and ordained by God. God defined marriage as the union of one man and one woman for life. God said, "It is not good for the man to be alone" (Gen. 2:18), and He created a suitable mate and helper for him, which was woman—someone who was similar to him (being of the same species) but different from him (being of the opposite gender). He goes on to say, "For this reason a man shall leave his father and his mother, and be joined to his wife; and they shall become one flesh" (Gen. 2:24). How else could they obey the mandate to "Be fruitful and multiply" (Gen. 1:28)?
  7. If you feel the need to try and force 98% of the population into accepting and approving of your perverted sin in an attempt to try and silence your screaming conscience, it should be a major red warning sign that what you are choosing to participate in is not natural, nor is it normal, and that you are lost and headed straight to hell unless you repent.
  8. To condemn homosexuality as the sinful practice it is (along with pornography, rape, pedophilia, bestiality, necrophilia, lying, theft, murder, etc., etc.), one only needs to read their Bible and take God at His word. The Golden Rule of Hermeneutics states, "If the plain sense makes common sense, seek no other sense." The Direct Statement Principle of Hermeneutics states, "God says what He means and means what He says." The language of Leviticus 18:22, 20:13, and Romans 1:26-27 is pretty crystal clear and unmistakeable. Even a child understands what they are saying.
  9. Homosexuality and slavery have nothing in common. Homosexuals have never had any rights stolen from them. You cannot compare homosexuality to slavery. This is a false comparison. Homosexuality is not an ethnic minority. Homosexuals have never been bought and sold in America; they have never been denied the right to vote; there are no gay and straight classrooms or drinking fountains; and they have always had the right to hold property and participate in the political process. Homosexuals have always had the same rights all Americans have had. The same sure cannot be said about African-Americans.
  10. When Jesus forbade judging, He was talking about condemning a person in the legal sense, for He goes on to tell us that "You will know them by their fruits" (Matt. 7:16, 20), implying that we are to judge within a certain standard. Any first-year Bible student who looks up the Greek word translated in Matthew 7:1 will know this. Furthermore, if we look at what the rest of the Bible has to say, the Christian is told that he has the right to judge—just not those outside of the church because God will judge them on Judgment Day (see 1 Cor. 5 & 6).