Dear Pastor:

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?

Dear Reader,

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 live ungodly. 

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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