by ACMTC Staff
. . . Sexual corruption is one of the chief symptoms of a sick and decaying society. The right ordering of the relations between the sexes is so important to a culture that any culture which fails to deal realistically with the problem is likely to go to pieces.
No person has ever been born a homosexual. Yet thousands of people in our country believe they are different by design. They believe there is some natural alteration in their body chemistry that draws them to persons of the same sex, and they say they ought to have free and open homosexual relationships. But God's Word says they are wrong. A homosexual becomes so through lust, or through the pressure of homosexual or bisexual friends or relatives, which leads to experimentation, which leads to demon infestation and control. It is not what God intended. Before the slogans of "gay rights" became so popular, homosexual acts were called "sodomy." That term comes from the city of Sodom, which the Bible describes as one of the most wicked cities on the face of the earth.
God's Word for "Gays"
God has given us a very explicit ruling on homosexuality. Read what His Word says:
Thou shalt not lie with mankind, as with womankind: it is abomination.... Defile not ye yourselves in any of these things: for in all these the nations are defiled which I cast out before you: And the land is defiled: therefore I do visit the iniquity thereof upon it, and the land itself vomiteth out her inhabitants (Lev. 18:22, 24,25).
God wiped out entire nations because they practiced homosexuality. Did you know that was in the Bible? It's an awesome thing to think about. Amidst all the clamor for "gay rights," we ought to pay careful attention to what God says about homosexuality. God takes this problem seriously, and He deals with it firmly. He classes homosexuality among the most vile sins of humankind.
... For even their women exchanged the natural use [of sex] for what is against nature. And likewise also the men, leaving the natural use of the woman, burned in their lust toward one another, men with men committing what is shameful, and receiving in themselves the penalty of their error which was due ... those who practice such things are worthy of death (Rom. 1:26,27,32).
Would God say this about homosexuals if some people were born this way? I think not. He is trying to protect us from unnatural passions. Homosexuality is just as perverse as prostitution; both warp the purpose God intended for sex. Read what He says:
There shall be no whore of the daughters of Israel, nor a sodomite of the sons of Israel (Deut. 23:17).
God uses strong language to denounce the perversion of sex. As we have seen so many times before, God is very protective of sex. He leaves no room for behavior that is motivated by twisted lust.
This is the worst thing about homosexuality--the spiritual result. Granted, it degrades the individual and distorts his moral values. Sex becomes a flippant kind of physical recreation that can be enjoyed anytime, anywhere, with anybody. These results are bad enough. But the clincher is what homosexuality does to the soul of a person, leading him or her into gross sin. The Bible says that homosexuality ranks beside drunkenness, extortion, and idolatry as a despicable form of ungodliness. It declares that a homosexual cannot inherit the kingdom of God, anymore than a common thief could.
Do you know that the unrighteous will not inherit the kingdom of God? Do not be deceived. Neither fornicators, nor idolaters, nor adulterers, nor effeminate homosexuals, nor sodomites, nor thieves, nor covetous, nor drunkards, nor revilers, nor extortioners will inherit the kingdom of God (1Cor. 6:9,10).
Don't be fooled into thinking that homosexuality is something in your genetic makeup, something that can't be changed. It is a choice, and it is a sin! Yet thank God, our sins can be wiped out when we confess them to Jesus. Choose Jesus! Choose Life!
SODOMY IS SEXUAL SUICIDE!
WHY DO YOU WANT TO DIE?
Lord Jesus Christ, I believe that you are the Son of God. You are the Messiah come in the flesh to destroy the works Of the devil. You died on the cross for our sins and rose again from the dead. I now confess and repent of all my sins, and ask you to forgive me and cleanse me from all unrighteousness, I believe that your blood cleanses me now from all sins. Thank YOU for redeeming me, cleansing me, justifying me and sanctifying me by your precious blood.
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