We have seen that may “Christians” are willing to compromise on this issue rather than stand for God’s precepts. This comes from the error that teaches that we are not to judge. The Bible commands us to judge.
Judge not according to the appearance, but judge righteous judgment.
The response of the churches and of Christians is a broken heart over what is happening. All of us are sinners saved by grace. We are not trying to be self-righteous. Jesus took our sin upon Himself on the cross. It is only the grace of God that saves us. We must not forget that He also said, “sin no more.” We don’t have a license to sin because Christ died in our stead.
What should our response be toward sin, and particularly toward homosexuals and other sexual sins? We need to remember when, in the Gospels, an adulterous woman was brought to Christ. She was caught in the very act of sexual sin, which, according to the law, deserved the death penalty. Jesus showed grace and mercy, but He didn’t condone her sin. He said, “Go and sin no more.” We are to have love toward the people, but we are to recognize that sin is still wrong.
It is our duty as Christians to warn people of the coming judgment of God on sinners. True love will try to show them their sin and God’s judgment upon it. We are to try to get them to forsake their sin and turn to Christ for eternal salvation.
This is not just an eternal issue. It is an issue of a longer and better life on earth. The life expectancy of homosexuals is considerably less than of heterosexuals. A straight man has a 75% chance of reaching the age of 65, while a homosexual man only has a 9% chance of reaching this age. Heterosexual women have an 85% chance of reaching 65, while lesbians only have a 24% chance of reaching this age. If we really love them are we going to do nothing and let them risk a shorter life?
Preachers have a duty to warn.
When I say unto the wicked, O wicked man, thou shalt surely die; if thou dost not speak to warn the wicked from his way, that wicked man shall die in his iniquity; but his blood will I require at thine hand.
If preachers are going to remain silent and not warn, the blood of these people where be upon their hands. With all of the misinformation flying around, how will they know if the preachers of this land don’t warn them? This is not only important for this life, but for eternity.
We have a duty as Christians. This idea of not speaking out is cowardice on the part of those who say “love wins.” The preachers who don’t warn their flocks will give account to God according to the book of Hebrews:
Obey them that have the rule over you, and submit yourselves: for they watch for your souls, as they that must give account, that they may do it with joy, and not with grief: for that [is] unprofitable for you.
We need courage to stand in these wicked days. We not only need preachers who will stand for God in the pulpits of the land, we need Christians in the pew who will stand behind their pastors and stand up for God in their communities.
The Gospel is not about getting saved and staying in your sin. The Gospel is transformative, it changes the lives of those who are saved.
As Christians we must not communicate a message that we hate the people. We must let people know that God hates the sin. Sin is abhorrent to God, it is a destructive mechanism that will destroy the person for all eternity.
We know that God will judge, and we, as Christians, are to judge a righteous judgment based upon the Word of God. Our job is not to condemn people, it is to judge their actions according to God’s precepts and warn them of the consequences of their sin.
As I have said many times, Christians are not being the salt and light we are commanded to be. This is why our nation is in the condition it is in.
I want to look at what is coming through the back door of this decision. This is where Islam fits in the picture. We heard nothing from CAIR against this decision. Way are Muslim groups silent on this issue? The Muslim community in Washington State has actually told the homosexuals that they are with them and support them. This is what they did in Europe. They pretended to be the friends of these people and when the got the upper hand they started turning on them. How foolish they are to believe that Islam will tolerate open homosexuality.
We have covered the issue of Islam and homosexuality in the past. We don’t have the time here to deal with it.
This decision has opened the door to polygamy and pedophilia, both of which are practiced in Islam. We must warn America of this.
Before the ink had dried on this decision, the pedophilia community came out demanding that, just as the psychological community removed the stigma from homosexuality and made it an issue of sexual orientation, pedophilia should also be reclassified as a sexual orientation. They are saying that a preference to have sex with children is their sexual orientation.
This is opening the door to Sharia Law because under Islamic law both polygamy and pedophilia are permissible. Muhammad married one of his wives when she was six years old and consummated the marriage when she was nine.
As we celebrate our nations birthday let us pray that God will grant repentance and that we will have another 236 years as a nation. It will not happen if we, as Christians, don’t stand up for God’s righteousness. It may be that there will be some bumps along the way. We will not win this from the top down, it must start with the average Christian and work up through our families and our churches.
It is only through ministries like Fortress of Faith that the truth is being propagated. It would be great if these things were getting out through the media, but they are not. In order for us to continue doing this we need your support. We need both your prayer support and your financial support. It doesn’t take much to be a great help. If you could, would you join our Army of Ten and support us with $10.00 a month. You can do so through our Donation page, or by giving us a call at 1-800-616-0082. Maybe God has blessed you with means and you could give a very generous donation, we sure could use it.
Some have asked how old the study is that we referred to in this story. It is about 20 years old. A more recent study that shows because of the treatment of homosexual diseases things are better, but it shows that a homosexual’s life expectancy is still 20 years shorter than a heterosexual.
What is sad is that with all that is being said on this subject no one is talking about the health consequences of the homosexual life style.
Listen to what the Bible as to say:
And likewise also the men, leaving the natural use of the woman, burned in their lust one toward another; men with men working that which is unseemly, and receiving in themselves that recompence of their error which was meet. Romans 1:27
This verse tells us that there is a recompence, or judgment, that comes with homosexuality. The word “meet” means that which is fit, our suitable. It means that which is deserved by the one who chooses to live this error. They receive it in themselves, it is in the body, it is a disease. We can only pray that the Lord will have mercy on them and on our nation.