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Straight Talk on Homosexuality

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For over four decades I have read all kinds of semantic drivel concerning homosexuality. In this article I will repeat, and completely reject, certain statements and claims made by a pastor who now says he accepts homosexuality as legitimate.

He used to condemn it, but now he accepts it. Why? For the same reason as so many ignorant Christians accept it – his son ‘came out’ as homosexual! Others have friends who are homosexual – another sad and evil fact, because they should not have ‘gay’ friends anyway. Why not? Because a bad apple always corrupts the good apple. A good apple never withstands a bad apple. This shows a willingness to adopt sin because of emotional reaction.

Homosexuality is NEVER legitimate. Nor is it ‘just a sin like any other’. In ordinary life people do not see murder as equal to, say, taking a paper-clip from the office! In God’s word we see a solid condemnation of homosexuality, just as He condemns murder. ALWAYS, Christians must begin with known statements by God, and ‘work outwards’. No Christian is free to make his own statements if they oppose what God says. And if a pastor does it, he is no longer valid as a pastor.

I will start with certain pre-statements:

 There are a number of ways that a man or woman can enter into homosexuality, but all are illicit.

  1. Not all ‘homosexuals’ are activists or want to join their public declarations.

  2. ALL people are born heterosexual, because this is what God designed. Any sexual activity outside the biblical requirements, is sin. In scripture it is shown to be gross sin at the farthest end of human wickedness.

  3. There is, then, no such person as an ‘homosexual’ – though it is a convenient word to use, it is not accurate. Those who enter into homosexuality are just heterosexuals who have erred and who may habitually remain in the sin for a while. ‘Homosexual’, then, should be a term used to describe their irrational and immoral behaviour – it is not a title or a genuine ‘condition’.

  4. While homosexuality is currently portrayed as an activity in its own right, it is just a part of a far bigger picture, as shown to us in Romans1.

  5. People can enter this sin in a number of ways:

    1. After being brought up in an homosexual household, often by multiple homosexuals, and kept away from other influences. In this way they are conditioned by their young experiences and observations to be ‘homosexual’.

    2. After being brainwashed by colleges and others, who do not teach the opposite facts (truth). These people enter the sin because of ignorance, and not through real choice. Brainwashing!

    3. After being seduced or attacked sexually.

    4. After searching books, internet and other sources, to ‘see what it’s like’. Many remain secret ‘homosexuals’ and do not take it beyond their own minds. This is no different from any other secretive search for pornography.

    5. After a long gestation period of secret lusts, they ‘try it out’.

    6. There are more ways to become ‘homosexual’.

Those ‘Christians’ who enter homosexuality have either lied to themselves about their sin, have lied to others by doing homosexual acts in secret, or enter it after a long period of lust and secret searches designed to enter further into the sin. They feel guilty (as they should) and finally actually do homosexual things. This I refer to as ‘breaking the taboo’. After that they become hardened to reason and godly counsel and slowly (or quickly) become progressively worse in what they do.

Such people can be Christians, badly taught, badly counselled, or just secret in their perversions (which has many sub-types). If Christians, they are on a road to destruction and MUST turn back, repent, and recant of their sin. If they do not, they face God’s judgment on this earth, which may even include death. They will enter Heaven, but their earthly lives will be anathema. They should not tell others they are ‘Christian’ when in such a bad moral state, because to say so denigrates and dishonours the Lord and fellow believers.

Those who are unsaved might refer to themselves as ‘Christian’ but they are deluded and will enter hell. There is no such thing as a ‘Christian homosexual’, only ‘a Christian committing homosexual sin’. (This sin encompasses multi-types of sexual sin). He or she stands condemned in this life and will never know God’s peace until he or she repents and turns away from the heinousness of homosexuality.

When a Christian (or someone others thought was a Christian, but is not) openly confesses to this sin he or she MUST be disciplined immediately. This includes a three stage procedure, the third being exclusion from the local church, with shunning. (See my book on the subject: ‘The Left Boot of Fellowship’). No part of homosexuality can be accepted by a local church, and no pastor may condone it. To do so is to reject God’s word and to dishonour His holy name.

The Reason for this Article

A pastor (Danny Cortez) of a Southern Baptist church, California, broke with his denomination over one issue - homosexuality. He did so after years of condemning the sin. What changed his mind? His son’s ‘coming out’!

Countless Christians come on the side of homosexuality and other evils because a close relative or friends admit to their involvement. Many others think homosexuals are ‘nice’ and ‘friendly’, so they are willing to ditch God’s word in favour of what is a foul form of moral degeneration. And so a pastor has turned tail and joined the satanic army of sexual perverts. As I have said in other places, many parents are so afraid of losing their offspring, they give-in and go along with their sins. Sons and daughters who admit to their sexual evils to parents often try to blackmail them – if they refuse to accept them as they are, they will simply leave and will not be seen again. Oh what a foul way to treat parents. And when parents allow them to do it, they fall into a disgraceful error that dishonours the God of their salvation!

The pastor’s son was only 15 when he said he was ‘coming out’. Fifteen!! At that age he can barely come to such a vital decision, let alone justify it. The pastor has rejected God’s word so that his errant son can be sexually immoral, which also opens himself up to deadly diseases. To my mind the man is no longer a pastor, but must be disciplined by the church and removed from office until he sees sense and recants. If he does not, then he should be cast out of fellowship, such is the awfulness of his decision to “accept the LGBT community without judgment” and to teach others that homosexuality is not a sin.

Cortez told the congregation:

"I recently became gay-affirming after a 15-year journey of having multiple people in my congregation come out to me every year," Cortez wrote. After reading many of Shore's writings and hearing testimony from gay friends who felt marginalized, Cortez said his "eyes became open to the injustice that the church has wrought" and in August 2013, he said he "realized I no longer believed in the traditional teachings regarding homosexuality."

Soon after his change in beliefs, his 15-year-old son, Drew, revealed that he was gay and later came out publicly on YouTube. Cortez believes that if it wasn't for that 15-year journey and his change in theology, "I may have destroyed my son through reparative therapy." The son required repentance to God, not ‘therapy’!

When a supposedly true pastor says this kind of thing publicly, it makes me feel sick to my stomach. He deceives those he is supposed to pastor, he shovels coals of condemnation on his son’s head, and he dishonours the Lord.

Cortez explained to his church that his conversations with LGBT members of his congregation over the years had increasingly left him dissatisfied.

"I could feel the dread coming in the person I'm talking to. And I was always wondering why, of all of God's commandments, why is this the one commandment that seemed that it was different that seemed to impart life. And this is the one that created so much self-hatred, this was the sense of people feeling like they were imprisoned. A sentence of life with no chance to love," he said.

Homosexuality is NOT about ‘love’ but about lust and evil! The majority of his sermon that day focused on Romans 1, a passage which all genuine Christians interpret as condemning homosexual behaviour. He added:

"[Romans 1] wasn't so that we could judge everyone else. Paul, in this magnificent, brilliant, writing style was saying, 'I'm writing all of this, but really I'm getting you to agree with how evil it is and then telling you, guess what? You're just the same way,'" he said. "And therefore, Paul says, 'Don't judge anyone.' And yet we use this Romans 1 as the passage most often to judge all sorts of people."

Cortez's announcement, which he acknowledged had frustrated church elders by its abruptness, left many in the church displeased and the church decided to vote on whether to terminate the pastor or accept his proposition. (Source: The Christian Post, 5th June, 2014).

After a period of ‘prayer’ (I call it self-deception), study and discernment, which also included hearing from gay and straight teachers on both sides of the homosexuality debate, the church voted in May not to dismiss Cortez and "instead to become a Third Way church," Cortez explained. And thus they fell from God’s peace!

“According to Cortez, as a "Third Way" church, the Southern Baptist congregation would "accept the LGBT community even though they may be in a relationship. We will choose to remain the body of Christ and not cast judgement (sic). We will work toward graceful dialogue in the midst of theological differences. We see that this is possible in the same way that our church holds different positions on the issue of divorce and remarriage. In this issue we are able to not cast judgement (sic) in our disagreement."

Those who disagree with the church will formally leave it on June 8.

Al Mohler, president of Southern Baptist Theological Seminary, criticized the idea of a church trying to embrace a third way.

"A church will either believe and teach that same-sex behaviors and relationships are sinful, or it will affirm them, "Mohler stated Monday, suggesting that Cortez's acknowledgement of church members departing evidenced this. "Eventually, every congregation in America will make a public declaration of its position on this issue. It is just a matter of time (and for most churches, not much time) before every congregation in the nation faces this test."

Sadly, but to be expected, Cortez’ new position has made him a friend of Obama (and his vile agenda), who invited him and his wayward son to attend a special function at the White House on 30th June to ‘celebrate’ LGBT Pride Month. The consequence of Cortez’ infamy and dishonour thus has wider meaning.

Now, Cortez has joined an elite group of homosexualists whose aim is to change the USA for the worse. Obama boasted that he had deliberately appointed 10 ‘gay’ federal judges and even a gay pastry chef working for him. They would all spearhead the destruction of the country through perversion. Obama sickeningly referred to this as “fighting the good fight”, saying that they had all made “tremendous progress as a society”... if sliding into a cess-pit is progress, then he is right! By his godless choice, Cortez has become a part of the decline of the nation and a God-hater.

Conclusion

Cortez is sinning grossly, as is his son. He is leading others down the path of spiritual destruction and is now a marked man in God’s eyes, unless he repents. The idea that we must not judge is a common view today, held by Christians (and deceivers) who have their own agenda, which contradicts God’s laws. We are COMMANDED to judge, otherwise God says He will judge those who refuse to do so. As for changing one’s view because a son has decided to be homosexual, well, what can we say. This is the path of least resistance and placation of wickedness.

Cortez says he discussed the issue of homosexuality with both Christian and homosexual teachers and groups. This is anathema! When God has spoken there is no room for discussion of ‘alternatives’.

We must also remember that homosexuality is not just a gross sexual sin, but it is also fascist in mind. It attempts to force everyone to accept it, even though it is vile, full of deadly diseases, child-molesting, and hater of God and freedom.

If you are in a local church that is ‘discussing’ homosexuality, do not allow it to carry on without a severe godly challenge and rebuke! We must not ‘discuss’ or debate what God has said – we may only teach it as true. Even if a son or daughter ‘comes out’ we must remain staunch and true, for otherwise we will slide into their chosen wickedness and lose God’s benefits and peace for our lives.

Such a son or daughter must be told they are sinning badly and are condemned to enter hell if they are unsaved and do not repent. In the case of a foolish Christian, this means repenting to the Lord and turning one’s life back to normality, there being no middle ground or time to get out. But, the situation for an unsaved child is far more awful, for he or she will remain condemned by God, because the unsaved CANNOT repent. They can be sorry, but they cannot repent, so their path is bound to end in hell. Once more I must state that I do not hate homosexuals, but I loathe what they say and do, which is godless and satanic.

© July 2014

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