We read in the News that the Canadian government is seeking to legislate
that gay unions be accepted as marriages. According to the Canadian
Prime Minister, this is "the evolution of society" and that we should keep up
with it. My question is, would Christians be wrong in accepting
homosexuality since it is the 'evolution of society' and since most
governments are accepting this 'evolution' as part of society's structure?
This is a very important question that everyone must face, especially the
Bible believing person. Should we or should we not follow society's
practice, or practices, even when it contradicts biblical injunctions?
My answer is that the Christian cannot, under any circumstances, accept
society's practices or laws when they contradict the Bible's admonitions.
Biblical morality is given to preserve society; it given to preserve the
human race, the world, and the happiness of every being on this planet.
Biblical morality is centered in the moral law of God, the Ten commandments.
Jesus said that the Ten Commandments are summarized into two principles, love
to God, and love to one's fellow men, we read this in
Matthew 22:36-40. Is it conceivable that homosexual love can fit
into this summary that Jesus expressed? Can homosexual love be accepted
as God's love?
First of all, homosexual love cannot fit the love summary that Jesus put on
the moral law because God himself roundly condemns homosexuality. Here
is what we read in the Scriptures: (Lev 18:22 KJV) Thou shalt not lie
with mankind, as with womankind: it is abomination. And again we read: (Lev
20:13 KJV) If a man also lie with mankind, as he lieth with a woman, both
of them have committed an abomination: they shall surely be put to death;
their blood shall be upon them. In these texts the Bible clearly tells us that
homosexuality is condemned, and in those days, the penalty was death.
Now some people say that that was in the Old Testament, but now we live in
the New Testament, and things are different. Yes, it is true that the
above homosexual prohibition is from the Old Testament. The question is,
does the New Testament agreed with this prohibition? Well, here is what
we read in the New Testament: (Rom 1:26 KJV) For this cause God
gave them up unto vile affections: for even their women did change the natural
use into that which is against nature: (Rom 1:27 KJV) 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 recompense of their error which was meet.
(Rom 1:28 KJV) And even as they did not like to retain God in their
knowledge, God gave them over to a reprobate mind, to do those things which
are not convenient;
(Rom 1:32 KJV) Who knowing the judgment of God, that they which commit
such things are worthy of death, not only do the same, but have pleasure in
them that do them.
In these texts we find that Paul is first telling us of the wickedness of
the anti-dulvians, and how for this wickedness they were destroyed by the
flood; he goes on to say that in the end God will destroy those people who
continue in that lifestyle. Here is another text, (2 Pet 2:5 KJV)
And spared not the old world, but saved Noah the eighth person, a preacher of
righteousness, bringing in the flood upon the world of the ungodly; (2 Pet
2:6 KJV) And turning the cities of Sodom and Gomorrha into ashes condemned
them with an overthrow, making them an ensample unto those that after should
In this text Peter is telling us that God destroyed the ungodly people
before the flood because of their wickedness, and that he did the same to
Sodom and Gomorrah because of their wickedness; and we know that Sodom and
Gomorrah were largely given over to homosexuality, hence our phrase, sodomny.'
But notice that the writer of this epistle, Peter, says that this destruction
is to be an example, a reminder, of what will happen to all those who live
ungodly, that is, those who today commit the same sins as the people of Sodom
and as those before the flood .
Even the words of Jesus tell us that Sodom and Gomorrah were destroyed due
to their wickedness, and that if we do not repent we also shall likewise
perish. Here is what Jesus said, (Luke 17:28 KJV) Likewise also
as it was in the days of Lot; they did eat, they drank, they bought, they
sold, they planted, they builded; (Luke 17:29 KJV) But the same day that Lot
went out of Sodom it rained fire and brimstone from heaven, and destroyed them
all. (Luke 17:30 KJV) Even thus shall it be in the day when the Son of man is
revealed. Yes, friends, Jesus is quite clear as to what will happen to those
who practice the sins of Sodom and Gomorrah. There are other texts that
we can refer to, but these should suffice to make it quite clear that the
entire Bible condemns homosexuality.
So, readers, we cannot accept the 'evolution' of society when this action
is contrary to the biblical injunction. Should we, however, disagree
with the Bible and accept the laws of our governments legalizing
homosexuality, then the Bible makes it very clear that we will be destroyed.
Let us, therefore, love God will all our mind, and desire to follow him in all
purity and righteousness. God bless.
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