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Is Homosexuality Worse Than Other Sins?

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As it stands the question is useless. I am writing this short paper on the subject because I just read an article entitled “Is homosexuality worse than the sins of greed and pride?” (Leah Klett, The Gospel herald, 10th May 2017). I know what the writer is getting at, but the approach, though genuine, is not right. She is commenting on notes produced by John Piper, founder of desiringgod.org and chancellor of Bethlehem College and seminary, Minnesota.

Piper began by saying the sins of greed, pride, selfishness and anger, are more widespread than the sin of homosexuality. He says such sins are “more subtle and disguise themselves more easily, as acceptable.” He added that the social miseries caused by those sins are “vastly greater in scope than any brought about by homosexual sin.” Let me put that notion right!

God condemns homosexuality with great wrath and says those who practice it are bound for hell. Because of the nature of the sin people caught up by it are unlikely to ever recant and stop, though many do stop every day. There is no way the deaths caused by homosexuality are of less consequence than the effects of lies and anger, etc.! To say so is an absurdity and a deception. Possibly Piper does not have the figures for the millions of AIDs deaths alone, ALL caused ultimately by homosexuality. He does not appear to understand the foul aims of homosexuals, from paedophilia, to violence, to lawlessness, to anarchy, to total godlessness. He forgets that whilst even a Christian might commit the sins he speaks of, they do not have the same effect as outright homosexuality.

Piper goes on: "The reason for the attention that homosexual behaviour is getting is not because it destroys more people, but because 1. it makes news, 2. it's a public sin with forceful advocates, and 3. it is peculiarly contrary to nature."

This is his opinion and it may be right in some quarters. My own reasons for opposing this sin is that GOD does so in very strong terms. Yes, it is contrary to nature (unnatural) but the reason we MUST oppose it in particular is that GOD requires us to do so. Yes, Christ came to save sinners, including homosexuals... but it is fact that almost no ardent ‘homosexuals’ ever repent or change. Homosexuals are not a special breed, they are just heterosexuals (normal) who have made a very bad choice of sexual object. And this leads to a vast number of other vicious and wicked sins. That is, homosexuality is not a sin on its own. Rather, it is the culmination of many other inward sins, and, once the person ‘comes out’ he or she has crossed a solid boundary (a taboo), and when he/she does that, his or her status is manifoldly more precarious and wicked. Just read Romans 1. A 2014 survey found that 50% of non-Christians (Catholics, Orthodox, etc) thought homosexuality should be accepted, but only one third of Christians thought so. Both groups must carry that shame. The results show how younger Christians are being hoodwinked by homosexual propaganda.

By saying what he does, Piper gives an open invitation to homosexuals to continue as they are. He allows them to use his words against believers. The past four decades of examining this sin in great detail have shown me without doubt that homosexuality is a wicked movement that aims to destroy Christians and God’s word. They have killed millions by their sexual choices... and that is just looking at AIDS! They have many diseases that are not usually found amongst heterosexual (normal) people! They want to groom children for sex. They want to propagandise the whole world with their evils. I could go on, for their sins are many and form a huge hammer to beat us with. There is no way Piper can say the sin is equal to others.

But, this is where he should give better definitions. ALL sins are worthy only of death and hell. That is true. But, this is just a red-herring. It is GOD Who says homosexuality attracts His special attention and warning. In the Old Testament kings were commanded to put homosexuals to death along with pagans, or to throw them out of Israel and Judah. Some kings obeyed, but many tolerated the sin, so they fell.

Whilst all sins can land us in hell if we do not repent and change, homosexuality is given special treatment by God as being foul and repulsive. He does not command the kings to deport thousands of, say, angry people, or those who have lied.

All sins can take us to hell if we do not repent. And it can be seen in the New Testament that homosexuals are loathe to give up their revolting behaviour. Instead, they go all-out to destroy God’s word and Christians, demanding laws to enable them to groom children in schools. No true homosexuals (that is, those who retain their sin for life) ever come to Christ. This is because they are often ‘too far gone’ to listen or to acknowledge their sin. When one lists the countless sins that bolster their sexual choices, we find they are many. Homosexuality is usually just the end result of gross sins of other kinds, hence its special category. Murder is another of this type, where even if the killer repents he must be put to death.

We must look at homosexuality with God’s eyes, not our own, tainted by emotion and made worse by swallowing propagandised poison. God refers to what they do as anathema; thus homosexuals in general are cursed by God. For this reason alone we have no right to speak lightly of their sin, or be friendly towards them or their cause. If one or two repent and change, that is a different matter – but do not allow them an inch of leeway! Homosexuality is NOT like other sins. It is not about all sins sending us to hell... it is about GOD Himself declaring homosexuality in particular to be repulsive and anathema, a gross distortion of His image.

As thousands of so-called believers give support to homosexuals and their grave sins, genuine believers MUST speak up and not accept ANYTHING to do with homosexuality. Shut down the ‘debate’! Shut down discussion with them! They must be cast aside until they repent, and their evils MUST be warned against. 

© May 2017

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