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Today, homosexuality is a part of everyday life. It is seen everywhere, on television, in newspapers, magazines and in books. It is heard on radio and in governmental debates. It is even within our churches. Indeed, homosexuality is condoned by many of the larger denominations, so long as it is "in the context of a steady loving monogamous relationship".

Homosexual pressure groups claim to be removing the 'prejudice' people have against 'gays', by 'coming out of the closet'. They call those who insist on opposing homosexuality such names as 'bigots' or 'Nazis' and recall how Hitler put homosexuals to death in the ovens of prison-camps (they forget – by fellow homosexuals!). Others shout 'homophobic' (an irrational fear of mankind)... a word they themselves coined.

So - are all these people correct? Should we now bury our 'prejudices' and allow gay men and women to follow their lifestyle without social or legal comment?

NO! NEVER! Christians who allow such a sinful thing to happen must be disciplined and/or warned of their spiritual laxity. Homosexuality (including sodomy in the Bible) is a parody of the God-made man-woman relationship. It is certainly not a true or a loving relationship, but is a relationship based entirely on lust and perversity, according to scripture. Underlying it is an intense hatred for those who oppose sin... there is no gentleness or ‘love’ in the homosexual heart (it is found only in gay propaganda)!

The whole thing about homosexuality is that it is not (as so many today claim) just another form of loving, or a normal kind of relationship. Far from it! Nor is the 'gay' life part of a whole, natural, 'gay community', but is simply a sordid and perilous outworking of the human heart at its most depraved (again, this is a scriptural description).

Some Believers try to say that homosexuality is just one sin amongst many and that we must not isolate it as being worse than other sins. But this does not have Biblical credence. Look at the account of Sodom, for example. God is not on record for destroying cities because some inhabitants were, say, thieves. But, when it came to Sodom and the surrounding area, God warned His people to stay away at all costs. He then called Lot and his family out of Sodom because He was going to utterly destroy it... which He did in the most spectacular manner. Read the Old Testament warnings and penalties concerning homosexuality... in no way can we see 'tolerance' in these texts. Go to Romans chapter one and see what Paul has to say about sodomy. We are left in no doubt whatever that sodomy is a sinful activity to be shunned by us and to be punished by God.

But what about those Christians - especially ministers - who claim to be homosexual? Frankly, they are already cursed by the Lord. Christians who are leading lives of sexual perversion are defying God and His morality. Therefore, they must not just receive proper teaching; they must be firmly disciplined. That includes their banishment from the local church until and if they repent and turn away from their perversion (called an abomination by God). This discipline is an important activity which must not be conveniently forgotten.

The declared or discovered homosexual is a source of shame to the local church; he or she is insolent before the Lord and has no option but to repent and never to return to sexual perversion. If the person is a 'minister' then he must be removed immediately from his office. (It is likely that he was never called to the pastorate in the first place, especially if he was homosexual in his sexuality before appointment). He may not return to office until and if he repents and stands corrected before the people.

Whether the person is a minister or not, he/she must be disciplined in public, if the sin is publicly known. And, if he or she wishes to return to the local church, then repentance must be proved before there is to be any kind of acceptance. Some will spurn the discipline and simply attend another local church. If this is known to happen, then the pastor of the other local church must be informed and told that the person is still under discipline. Thus the discipline is passed on. Discipline shunned is another sign of depravity.

The Bible tells us that homosexuality is not just a sexual sin. It is the conclusion of a long period of a severe and worsening conglomeration of sins. It is the end result of years of wanton, brazen, disregard for God's word and laws. It is also a biological perversion. Today we have AIDS... and despite what experts try to tell the public, in the West the proven source of AIDS was homosexuality! Even heterosexual AIDS can be traced back to homosexuality. Thus, sodomy has its own rewards. Today, the majority of AIDS is found amongst gays. The rest can be traced back to gays.

By its very nature (read your Bible!) sodomy is a state of hardened depravity. So it is very difficult to oppose or to counsel. Many sodomites are reprobates and already given over by God, so results of gospel witness will be poor. The first step is to openly and publicly oppose homosexuality with Biblical truth. The second step is to tell homosexuals that they are bound for hell unless they heed God's Word and repent. Only then can gospel witness be given.

Note

Do not be fooled by the image of gentleness and the desire to be loved, put out by gays. To be gay is to lust after what God has condemned; it is to hate those who do not accept a gay lifestyle; it is to destroy anything and anyone who gets in the way of the practice (or even the thought) of being gay. In 1985, ‘gays’ lost me my job, my income and almost my home. They issued death threats and vile poison pen letters. Apart from having specialist knowledge of homosexuality and AIDS, I have first-hand knowledge of what gays are really like - to me, Romans chapter one lives! It accurately portrays the gay mind and characteristics... and it is chilling for those who understand. Don’t fall for the gay version of the Bible!

© June 1992

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