So before we get into this let’s clarify some things for the peanut gallery.
It is likely that whenever you bring up the topic of homosexuality in a crowd, there is always one clown that will bring up the passage in Leviticus where it talks about shellfish and wearing mixed fabrics in the same context as homosexuality.
For some reason that shuts Christians down and for the life of me I don’t understand how that is. Either you don’t know enough of the Word of God to combat this foolish argument, or you’re just averse to confrontation.
There is this push to make the church world think that the topic of homosexuality is reserved to the Old Testament, something we could easily overlook or dismiss because it’s mentioned in the same breath as eating shellfish or wearing mixed fabrics.
Honestly, the only thing I detest more than intellectual dishonesty is intellectual dishonesty perpetrated by an individual void of intellect.
But just in case one of these mental midges brings up the shellfish and the fabric thing whenever discussing this topic refer them to Revelation 22:15.
Revelation 22:15, “But outside are the dogs and sorcerers and sexually immoral and murderers and idolaters, and whoever loves and practices a lie.”
If that passage isn’t quite clear enough, how about 1 Corinthians 6:9-10?
1 Corinthians 6:9-10, “Do you not know that the unrighteous will not inherit the kingdom of God? Do not be deceived. Neither fornicators, nor idolaters, nor adulterers, nor homosexuals, nor sodomites, nor thieves, nor covetous, nor drunkards, nor revilers, nor extortioners will inherit the kingdom of God.”
Nope, doesn’t say one thing about those who eat shellfish or who wear mixed fabric clothes, but it sure does mention the sexually immoral doesn’t it? It sure does mention both homosexual, and sodomite doesn’t it?
Come on. It’s intellectually dishonest to try and somehow conclude that the practice of homosexuality is not a sin in the sight of God.
We can get into that whole Adam and Eve not Adam and Steve thing, but it’s childish, and we’re past that. We’re past it because the endgame here isn’t homosexual marriage, it is the desecration of God’s creation, it is the ruin, the violation, the defilement and sacrilege of God’s crowning creation, the only thing created in His image.
This is the devil’s endgame, and the church is just sitting there picking its nose going on about Adam and Eve not Adam and Steve.
The minions of Satan have already moved on from the issue of homosexuality and now the battle ground is transgenderism, a wholly new perversion of God’s creation.
It’s not about how you were born, but what you identify as that trumps everything, including natural law. There are actually people going along with the madness of calling Bruce Jenner Kaitlyn because he put on a dress and some lipstick. Seriously? Come on now. We can’t be this foolish and self-destructive.
All I know is this: if you’re a man wearing a dress trying to go to the same bathroom my little girl just went in, it will take an act of God to keep me from putting you in the dirt.
I’ve had it with this lunacy. I’ve had it with the church sitting by and not even voicing an objection to this rot, this infection, this pollution, this perversion of the natural and the normal.
No, I am not a violent individual. In fact, I have never done violence to anyone in my life save for punching my brother Sergiu in the arm a few times during horseplay. So those of you that were warming up your fingers getting ready to send me a sternly worded rebuke for having the audacity to say I would defend my little girl from pederasts and perverts, spare me.
There is absolutely no passage in the Bible that would mandate my sitting idly by while something like that happened. Period!
I will endure persecution for my Jesus, I will endure trials and tribulations for my Lord, I will suffer the loss of all things for His name’s sake, but there is no glory or spiritual connotation to putting my daughter’s safety at risk because some mentally ill individual decided this was his special playtime.
Once there were warriors among us. Once there were men of valor among us. Once there were those who stood against overwhelming odds because it was the right thing to do, and not the expedient thing to do.
What has happened to the church? The only individuals representing the household of faith right now are either fossils who should have retired with the end of the Reagan administration, or feminized, soft footed, limp wristed girly men who go out of their way to be politically correct from the pulpit lest anyone’s feelings get hurt.
There is no need to discuss homosexual marriage, because homosexuality itself and the practice thereof is a sin in the sight of God. An abomination in fact, and no amount of sensitivity training can get around this fact.
The math is simple on this matter. Do you love God more than you love your sin, or do you love your sin more than you love God?
If you love God more than you love your sin, then you will repent of it, abstain from the practice of it, and draw ever closer to God. If you love your sin more than you love God then you will attempt to find loopholes where none exist, you will attempt to twist the word of God to suit your lifestyle, and you will seek out preachers and teachers that will give you a pass and not insist upon repentance.
Now before we get into this whole ‘animals in the wild sometimes have homosexual tendencies’ red herring, you are not an animal. If you think you are, then that’s on you. You are, as I’ve said before, the crown jewel of God’s creation, with the ability to abstain from sin, with the ability to walk away from it, with the ability to distance yourself from those things you know might lead you to sin in the first place. So enough with the penguin that may have been homosexual.
If we really want to upturn the apple cart and at this juncture why shouldn’t we, what we should really be discussing today isn’t homosexual marriage, but rather why the church by and large has been so silent on the matter, and so unwilling to call sin by its name.
The number one reason the church, or at least those who are the supposed representatives of the church have been so silent on the matter of the sin of homosexuality is because they themselves are compromised.
“Oh, no he didn’t!”
“Oh, yes he did.”
There is a reason the Bible gives detailed instructions as to what a bishop or an overseer of God’s people should be. There is a reason the Word of God gets specific about the virtues a leader should possess, and the vices he ought not possess.
Let’s just read it because this is more telling as to why lethargy, indifference, lukewarmness, and outright apathy has gripped the church.
1 Timothy 3:2-7, “A bishop then must be blameless, the husband of one wife, temperate, sober-minded, of good behavior, hospitable, able to teach; not given to wine, not violent, not greedy for money, but gentle, not quarrelsome, not covetous, one who rules his own house well, having his children in submission with all reverence (for if a man does not know how to rule his own house, how will he take care of the church of God?); not a novice, lest being puffed up with pride he fall into the same condemnation as the devil. Moreover he must have a good testimony among those who are outside, lest he fall into reproach and the snare of the devil.”
Now that’s a lot to unpack. Nothing about education, pedigree, the right look, but a lot about being temperate, sober-minded, the husband of one wife, not greedy for money, not covetous, not given to wine, and a plethora of other things.
The reason today’s leaders cannot stand against the darkness is because they fail to meet the criterion set forth by the Word of God for being a leader in the first place, and being compromised individuals themselves, they cannot speak against sin.
It’s hard to rebuke homosexuality when you are getting massages and the such by strange fellows in strange places isn’t it? It’s hard to rebuke adultery when you’re on your third marriage, and your previous two wives have filed restraining orders because you were known to drink a little too much and use their faces as punching bags.
It’s hard to rebuke drinking when you get arrested for a DUI. It’s hard to preach against the dangers of drugs when a search of your car turns up crack cocaine and drug paraphernalia.
The reason the world is slip sliding into hell is because the spiritual leaders we’ve appointed in authority over us are men who will not speak the truth for fear of being called out on their own sin.
The reason the church is largely ineffective in the world is because those who ought to be preaching the righteousness of God and holiness unto God are too busy pandering to whoever will give them the biggest donation or finance the purchase of their next mansion.
How much do you have to hate someone not to tell them the truth? How much do you have to hate someone not to tell them that save for repentance and being washed clean in the blood of Christ they will spend eternity in the outer darkness where there is but weeping and gnashing of teeth.
You can’t have your sin and Jesus too. That’s just the way it is. Just as an adulterer must repent of his adultery to be reconciled unto God, just as a liar must repent of his lying in order to be reconciled unto God, a homosexual must repent of his homosexuality in order to be reconciled unto God.
Just as there is no such thing as a vegan carnivore, there is no such thing as a homosexual Christian. The terms are mutually exclusive. You may have been homosexual then by having found Jesus you no longer practice it, but you cannot be reconciled to God and still actively practice homosexuality.
Through repentance, Jesus will forgive your sin, but He will not pander to it. There are no special dispensations for homosexuals wherein they can keep living in sin and still be walking in God’s will.
What we have to realize that although homosexuality is a sin like any other, it is also different than any other sin in that for those who practice it, it becomes their identity.
The last time I checked there were no onanist pride parades, or fornicator pride parades, or adulterer pride parades, or liar pride parades, but there sure are a plethora of homosexual pride parades aren’t there?
Homosexuality is one of those sins that consumes the entirety of an individual and they define themselves by this one thing.
The number two reason the church, or at least those who are the supposed representatives of the church have been so silent on the matter of the sin of homosexuality is because they have altogether stopped preaching repentance, or the need for repentance.
We’ve embraced this la-dee-da, do what you want God needs to fill heaven sort of mentality, and we have altogether done away with the Word of God as pertains to salvation and what is incumbent upon us to do in order to attain eternal life.
We choose to gloss over or otherwise pretend as though we’ve forgotten that Jesus told the adulterous woman to go and sin no more, or that He along with all His disciples preached repentance, or a turning away from the world and the things thereof.
How can men know of the need for repentance when those we’ve entrusted with feeding the sheep refuse to speak of it? How can men know of the need for repentance when instead of feeding the sheep of God’s pasture, the so-called shepherds are too busy stuffing their own pockets?
When the Word tells us that without holiness no man shall see God, it is not exaggerating and it is not hyperbolizing. We need to stop listening to the fools who insist on twisting the Bible to suit the masses, and widen the path that is by Christ’s own declaration, narrow.
The third reason the church, or at least those who are the supposed representatives of the church have been so silent on the matter of the sin of homosexuality is because it’s good cover for their own failings and shortcomings.
In the twisted minds of some, if we can somehow agree that homosexuality is no longer a sin, then nothing can be deemed a sin any longer. If this is not an abomination in the sight of God, then why would He have a problem with a little pyramid scheme, or being overly friendly with the secretary, or using church funds to see the world first class, or dozens of other things for which men’s consciences once troubled them, but no longer.
We love to play the comparison game. “I may be bad, but at least I’m not as bad as so and so.”
“I may have had an inappropriate relationship with the deacon’s wife, but at least I didn’t text pictures of myself to teenage boys.” Thank kind of justification. If you don’t know who did it, it’s been done, and by a high profile preacher to boot.
With love in Christ,
Michael Boldea Jr.