~Romans 1:22, 24-32 Professing themselves to be wise, they became fools, 24 Wherefore God also gave them up to uncleanness through the lusts of their own hearts, to dishonour their own bodies between themselves: Who changed the truth of God into a lie, and worshipped and served the creature more than the Creator, who is blessed for ever. Amen. 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: 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 recompence of their error which was meet. 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; Being filled with all unrighteousness, fornication, wickedness, covetousness, maliciousness; full of envy, murder, debate, deceit, malignity; whisperers, Backbiters, haters of God, despiteful, proud, boasters, inventors of evil things, disobedient to parents, Without understanding, covenantbreakers, without natural affection, implacable, unmerciful: 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.

During Jesus’ ministry, He preached in the Temple to the Jews using the Scriptures (Old Testament). He told His disciples that they would do greater things during their ministry – they would be spreading the precious Gospel. Once the New Testament was finally completed, the two Testaments made God’s complete Word for man. All of it is inspired and all of it is God breathed.

~2 Timothy 3:16-17 All scripture is given by inspiration of God, and is profitable for doctrine, for reproof, for correction, for instruction in righteousness: That the man of God may be perfect, throughly furnished unto all good works.

Today’s text is clear about this sin. Even without using the Scriptures from the Old Testament, it is clear that homosexuality is condemned – even though the words were spoken by Paul.  Paul’s words were breathed by the Holy Spirit and Paul was inspired by the Holy Spirit and told what to write.  We know that Jesus is part of the Triune Godhead. He is one in the three in one (I John 5:7). With that said, the Holy Spirit is also one of this three in one – He is the part of the Godhead that put God’s words into what we call the Bible.

~2 Peter 1:21 For the prophecy came not in old time by the will of man: but holy men of God spake as they were moved by the Holy Ghost.

What the Holy Spirit writes through Paul are the Holy Spirit’s words just as much as the words that Christ spoke. What the Holy Spirit writes in the Law of Moses are His words – God’s Words – just as much as Jesus’ own words. The three are one God! Why then should God’s words contradict itself? They don’t! God considers His words above even His own name!

~Psalm 138:2 I will worship toward thy holy temple, and praise thy name for thy lovingkindness and for thy truth: for thou hast magnified thy word above all thy name.

When I was witnessing to a homosexual, one of her excuses to continue in her sin was that Christ Himself did not say that being gay was sin.  The sodomites in the Old Testament were stoned to death because of their sin. Christ believed, lived by, upheld and preached from the Law of Moses.  He was qualified and even called Rabbi as He was preaching to the Jews.   Just because the New Testament does not have Jesus quoted as exactly saying, “Sodomy/Homosexuality is sin” does not mean He did not speak of it. There are so many things that Jesus said that could not possibly be recorded because the book would be huge!

~John 21:25 And there are also many other things which Jesus did, the which, if they should be written every one, I suppose that even the world itself could not contain the books that should be written. Amen.

What we do have is a clear record of Jesus supporting what was written in the Law of Moses. Jesus would be a hypocrite if He supported only part of that same Law! So let’s look at what Jesus did support.  Jesus said:

~Mat 19:4-6 And he answered and said unto them, Have ye not read, that he which made them at the beginning made them male and female, And said, For this cause shall a man leave father and mother, and shall cleave to his wife: and they twain shall be one flesh? Wherefore they are no more twain, but one flesh. What therefore God hath joined together, let not man put asunder.

This shows that Jesus supported the institution of marriage between a man and a woman. Genesis states that God made male and female, not male and male. This has been God’s way since the beginning and this is the sexuality that was instituted. Jesus was born Jewish and lived under the Law of Moses (see ~Galatians 4:4). Since Jesus endorsed and taught the Law of Moses in the temples, it stands to reason that Jesus would condemn the same things that are condemned in the Law of Moses, including homosexuality.

Furthermore, Jesus supports that whatever God has joined together (man and woman), let NO  man put asunder – that being the institution of marriage between a man and a woman! According to Genesis 1:27, the union of male and female is a clear depiction of God’s design for human sexuality. Even God’s creation is comprised of a male and female species. There is no regenerating of a species otherwise. Jesus spoke of monogamous female/male marriage relationships – He spoke of the sins of adultery, fornication, promiscuity, etc. All of His sayings revolved around a male/female relationship.  Jesus’ knowledge of the Law of Moses was complete for it was His word!  Jesus Christ, God Himself, does not change.  The Word says:

Heb 13:8  Jesus Christ the same yesterday, and to day, and for ever.

Therefore, His words from the beginning hold true today. What was considered an abomination, like sodomy, is still an abomination! Do not be deceived.  Oh and, by the way, my homosexual friend was gloriously saved and changed by the power of the Holy Spirit in her life.  Today, she is married to a wonderful man and has four beautiful children. This, too, can happen to you!

Repent today and be saved!

Act 24:24-25 And after certain days, when Felix came with his wife Drusilla, which was a Jewess, he sent for Paul, and heard him concerning the faith in Christ. And as he reasoned of righteousness, temperance, and judgment to come, Felix trembled, and answered, Go thy way for this time; when I have a convenient season, I will call for thee.

When someone hears about righteousness, temperance and judgment, the first reaction is to sit up straight and do one of two things:

  1. Be thankful for God’s chastisement, repent and take heed to the warning; or
  2. Get offended at the message

In today’s text, Paul was witnessing to Felix and his wife.  Paul spoke of righteousness, temperance and the judgment to come without salvation.  The message must have cut to the core because verse 25 says that Felix trembled.  The Holy Spirit was working in Felix’s heart, obviously, but Felix chickened out for some reason.  The verse goes on to say that Felix told Paul that when it was a more convenient time he would call for him.  I wonder if Felix was embarrassed to get saved because his wife was there.  Or possibly he had other friends at the gathering and was “put on the spot.”  No matter what the reason, when the Holy Spirit of God convicts you to the point of trembling, you should not ignore it.

The topics Paul preached on were enough to cause Felix to tremble.  We all know what righteousness means – anything that revolves around God, His Holy Word and Godly things is considered righteous.  The judgment to come would cause Felix to tremble as well.  After all, when you hear that you are heading to Hell and eternal burning from one of the greatest preachers that ever lived, how can you not tremble?  Could it possibly be the other topic, temperance, which caused Felix to change his mind?

Just what is temperance?  Temperance is moderation.  Moderation covers a multitude of areas, doesn’t it? Our society today has no discipline over moderation. Americans over indulge in every area of life possible – every sin imaginable!  I think of someone with a hot temper – he should practice moderation or temperance.  I think of someone who loves his job so much that he neglects his family.  How about someone who loves to drink alcohol?  Or even drugs? Pornography is a booming industry!  Hollywood’s movies today would have been rated X even just 40 years ago!  One is hard pressed to find a teenager who has not had sex!  Noah Webster’s 1828 dictionary defines temperance as:

1. Moderation; particularly, habitual moderation in regard to the indulgence of the natural appetites and passions; restrained or moderate indulgence; as temperance in eating and drinking; temperance in the indulgence of joy or mirth. Temperance in eating and drinking is opposed to gluttony and drunkenness, and in other indulgences, to excess.

I believe that Felix could have been offended in this area of Paul’s message.  He could have been a glutton or given to too much wine.  Who knows!  But when someone confronts you with one of your faults, you don’t readily give him the time of day, especially if you are a man of wealth and power.  In fact, you avoid that person.  You want to hear the Gospel in your “own” time, if at all – when it’s convenient for you, just like Felix.

Where are you today, reader?  Has someone talked to you about true Christianity?  Not the watered down Christianity being pirated today but a true born-again experience with Jesus Christ?  Jesus Christ changes lives.  He does not “save” someone only to have them continue to live their lives like they use to live.  This is what gives “Christians” a bad name today!  People claim they are Christians but yet they live like the devil and make a mockery of Christianity altogether.  The world sees these “professors” and they lump them all in with the true born-again believers.  A truly born-again person is a new creature – totally!  His life shows it – his heart shows it – his actions show it!

~2 Corinthians 5:17 Therefore if any man be in Christ, he is a new creature: old things are passed away; behold, all things are become new.

Are you a homosexual who is fighting the Gospel of Jesus Christ?  You cannot be living in a same sex relationship and claim to be a Christian!  God destroyed an entire city for this sin – why would He allow it now?  To think that God allows this horrible sin and condones it is to deceive yourself!

Are you saying you are a Christian yet you are living with someone without being married?  Are you saying you are a Christian yet you consistently indulge in pornography?  An apple tree cannot grow oranges. You either produce Christ-like fruit in your life or the fruit of the devil. You cannot do both, at least not without conviction from the Holy Spirit and chastisement from God.

~Luke 6:43 For a good tree bringeth not forth corrupt fruit; neither doth a corrupt tree bring forth good fruit.

The true born-again believer loves God’s Word, loves other believers, loves assembling with other believers, and loves the things of God. When he sins, he falls under great conviction and repents. The person who is not truly born again continues in his sinful lifestyle not wishing to stop, has no conviction to change and really doesn’t care. That is not the Christianity and holy living depicted in the Bible says.

~2 Corinthians 5:17 Therefore if any man be in Christ, he is a new creature: old things are passed away; behold, all things are become new.

Christians are held to a higher standard than the religious person. The Ten Commandments say we should not commit adultery. The Christian is told by Jesus that anytime a man looks upon a woman and lusts after her, this man has committed adultery already in his heart. Therefore, if you see a “so called” born again Christian who has not changed his sinful lifestyle, chances are they professed salvation but never possessed it in their hearts.

I just want to make you think!  Where do you stand today?  Will you be like Felix and tremble?  Will you ignore the warning and wait?

~2 Corinthians 6:2 (For he saith, I have heard thee in a time accepted, and in the day of salvation have I succoured thee: behold, now is the accepted time; behold, now is the day of salvation.)

Source: Impact News


(ADF) Attorneys with the Alliance Defense Fund say they will appeal a ruling by the New Mexico Civil Rights Commission Wednesday because of its “stunning disregard” for the First Amendment. The commission found an Albuquerque photography company, run by a Christian husband and wife, guilty of “sexual orientation” discrimination under state antidiscrimination laws for declining to photograph a same-sex “commitment ceremony.”

“Christians in the marketplace should not be penalized for abiding by their beliefs anymore than anyone else should,” said ADF Senior Counsel Jordan Lorence. “The Constitution prohibits the state from forcing unwilling people to promote a message they disagree with and thereby violate their conscience. The commission’s decision shows stunning disregard for our client’s First Amendment rights, and we will appeal this ruling in state court.”

A same-sex couple asked Elaine Huguenin, co-owner with her husband, Jon Huguenin, of Elane Photography in Albuquerque, to photograph a “commitment ceremony” that the two women wanted to hold in Taos. Neither marriage nor civil unions are legal between members of the same sex in New Mexico.

Elaine Huguenin declined because her and her husband’s Christian beliefs are in conflict with the message communicated by the ceremony. The same-sex couple filed a complaint with the New Mexico Human Rights Commission, accusing Elane Photography of discrimination based on sexual orientation. The commission held a one-day trial in January.

Wednesday the commission issued an order finding that Elane Photography engaged in “sexual orientation” discrimination prohibited under state law and ordered it to pay $6,637.94 in attorneys’ fees to the two women who filed the complaint.

“The government cannot make people choose between their faith and their livelihood,” said Lorence. “Could the government force a vegetarian videographer to create a commercial for the new butcher shop in town? American business owners do not surrender their constitutional rights at the marketplace gate.”

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It is interesting to see the similarities between the Fall of the Roman Empire and the course the United States is heading.

Between 1960 and 1990, out-of-wedlock births in the USA increased more than 500 percent (from 5.3 percent to 28 percent), single-parent families tripled, about 50 million babies were murdered in the womb, and violent crimes increased 500 percent. About 16,000 crimes occur on or around school campuses each day! In 2005, 37 percent of births were to unwed mothers, up from 36 percent in 2004 and 28 percent in 1990. The report stated that “The overall rise reflects the burgeoning number of people who are putting off marriage or are living together without getting married.” Are these the “Healthy Families” that the amoral campaign of that name is building by supporting abortion?

Homosexuals not only flaunt their sin in public, they are fêted, wooed, indulged, and thanked by politicians for their votes. It’s Sodom and Gomorrah again––or worse! In January 2007, Christian Vanneste, an MP in France’s ruling party was fined nearly $4,000 for saying that homosexuality is “inferior to heterosexuality” and would be “dangerous for humanity if it was pushed to the limit.” Of course, these are the facts. But daring to express the undeniable truth unleashes the wrath of police and courts in their zeal to protect the feelings of a favored class that complains of being offended.

Homosexuals and lesbians don’t procreate as God commanded mankind to do. The Creator’s very first commandment to Adam and Eve was, “Be fruitful, and multiply, and replenish the earth…” (Gn 1:28). “Gays” defy God’s very first words to mankind. They seek not children but pleasure, to the exclusion of all else. And in their self-absorbed folly, they taunt us with “gay pride.” Are they proud that their lifestyle is not only “dangerous” (it shortens the lifespan by 24 years2) but that it would abruptly end the human race if universally adopted? What madness supports this celebrated perversion?

Source: The Berean Call

Historian Polybius attributed the fall of ancient Rome to pedophilia progressed from rampant homosexuality among aristocrats. During the reign of Justinian, homosexuality and bestiality were acceptable as Roman entertainment.

However, many historians, including Edward Gibbon, in The Decline and Fall of The Roman Empire, suggest that the fall of Rome was assured only when the depravity of Roman society transcended to the military’s legions, where such self-indulgences replaced disciplines that made Rome’s legions so formidable. Moral corruption of the legions left the people unprotected from the crude armies that ultimately sacked Rome.

Source: American Daily

A great many children were born out of wedlock.

Source: History Guide

The Romans practiced infanticide, contraception and abortion in order to limit the number of children born to the Roman family. In terms of contraception, the Romans used amulets, magic potions, formulas, potions, oils and appointments. Most were ineffective.

Interestingly enough, the world says that Rome fell because of:

* Decay
* Financial Problems
* The Dole and Barbarians
* Economic, Military, Gradual
* Christianity
* Vandals and Religious Controversy
* Division of the Empire
* Lead
* Hoarding and Deficit

Even the rise of Islam is proposed as the reason for Rome’s fall, by some who think the Fall of Rome happened at Constantinople in the 15th Century.
Source: Roman-Empire.net

I don’t know about you, is it any wonder that the United States as a great nation is not mentioned in the Bible? Could it be that we are following the footsteps of the Roman Empire and will collapse from within?

Look at the details:

1. Children born out of wedlock
2. Homosexuality
3. Sexual perversions
4. Pedophelia
5. Military adopting sexual sin
6. Abortion
7. Infanticide
8. Contraception
9. Witchcraft
10. Islam
11. Religions turning away from true Christian roots

Look up, oh Christian! If you are not 100% certain that you are going to Heaven when you die, you should put the matter to rest today.


~Luk 21:28 And when these things begin to come to pass, then look up, and lift up your heads; for your redemption draweth nigh.

~2 Corinthians 6:2 (For he saith, I have heard thee in a time accepted, and in the day of salvation have I succoured thee: behold, now is the accepted time; behold, now is the day of salvation.)

Source: God’s Holy Word – The Bible

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NEA Pushes Homosexuality in School Booklet, Group Says
By Randy Hall
CNSNews.com Staff Writer/Editor
February 26, 2008
(CNSNews.com) – A 24-page pamphlet sent to all 16,000 public school superintendents in the United States — by a coalition led by the National Education Association and the American Psychological Association — is “a renewed effort” to protect the well-being of all students, including, the pamphlet says, “those who are at higher risk because of their sexual orientation.”

However, a national pro-family group is criticizing the publication as “giving parents 16,000 new reasons to question the agenda of national teachers’ union leaders” and is offering a flier of its own to equip parents “to oppose this promotion of homosexuality in your child’s school.”

“Just the Facts About Sexual Orientation and Youth: A Primer for Principals, Educators and School Personnel” serves as a guide for public school employees “who confront sensitive issues involving gay, lesbian and bisexual students,” the coalition of 13 national associations said in a news release announcing the distribution of the booklet.Sexual Orientation and Youth

According to the “group of education, health, mental health and religious organizations,” the brochure “includes the most recent information from professional health organizations, as well as up-to-date information on the legal responsibility of school officials to protect students from anti-gay harassment.”

“The opportunity for students to learn is diminished when they do not feel safe or supported at school,” the coalition stated. “In addition to assault and harassment, gay, lesbian and bisexual students experience high rates of emotional distress, suicide attempts and substance abuse.

“These factors hinder their emotional and social development, as well as their ability to succeed in school,” the organization added. “It is our responsibility to provide accurate and factual information. We believe this publication will be a valuable tool to help educators, administrators and others concerned with caring for America’s students.”

First formed in 1998, the coalition produced the original version of “Just the Facts” to respond to concerns that school personnel were receiving inaccurate information on the issue of sexual orientation. The updated publication reflects the coalition’s continuing concern about the safety and well-being of “gay, lesbian and bisexual” students.

Led by the National Education Association (NEA) and the American Psychological Association (APA), the coalition includes the American Academy of Pediatrics, the American Counseling Association, the American Association of School Administrators, the American Federation of Teachers and the American School Counselor Association.

The release was distributed by the APA, “the largest scientific and professional organization representing psychology in the United States” and “the world’s largest association of psychologists.”

‘Incubators for radical social agendas’

Tony Perkins, president of the conservative Family Research Council (FRC), dismissed the project in an e-mail statement as evidence for parents to question the agenda of the NEA and its allies.

“Among the so-called ‘facts’ in the 24-page document is the opinion that homosexuality is ‘a normal expression of human sexuality,'” Perkins said.

“The booklet also warns teachers not to discuss ‘transformational ministries’ that suggest homosexuality is a condition that can be changed,” he said. “Religious-based views are regarded as harmful, if not dangerous.

“This is no surprise to those who have followed the leftward drift of the NEA leadership,” Perkins added. “For years, the organization has used teachers’ dues to subsidize its top officials’ left-wing fanaticism, which includes everything from promoting homosexuality and abortion in schools to pushing birth control.”

And the APA “is no better,” he said. “In the past few decades, the group has gone from listing homosexuality as a mental disorder to becoming one of its biggest champions in the public square.

“Now both groups are using their influence to transform public schools into incubators for their radical social agendas,” Perkins said. “These lessons in political correctness must stop!”

To “equip parents to oppose this promotion of homosexuality,” the FRC offers a 36-page document of its own: “Homosexuality in Your Child’s School” by Peter Sprigg, the group’s vice president for policy.Homosexuality in Your Child’s School

“Despite decades of activism and media propaganda promoting acceptance and celebration of homosexuality, and a number of political and judicial victories for the pro-homosexual movement, polls show that a clear majority of Americans still believe that homosexual behavior is ‘morally wrong,'” Sprigg stated in the brochure.

Homosexual activists have therefore decided that “indoctrinating impressionable school children is an easier way of changing public attitudes toward homosexuality than persuading adults,” Sprigg noted.

“That’s one recruitment drive that has no place on the campuses of America’s public schools,” Sprigg added.

Source: CNS News

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I am saddened by the testimony left behind by the so-called “christian” today. My heart just aches that the cause of Christ has been so diluted by people who claim they are Christians yet live their lives as if there is no power behind Christ. No wonder the lost call Christians hypocrites. I would rather that those who professed but did not change would be quiet and never say they are Christian. I would rather they let those who really did become born again show the world the difference that Christ makes.

Have you been truly born again? If so, the Bible says your life will be changed. Therefore if any man be in Christ, he is a new creature: old things are passed away; behold, all things are become new. (2 Cor 5:17) The Greek word “are” implies a continuation – an on-going process. Therefore old things are continuing to pass away and all things are becoming new. Your old sinful nature is continuing to pass away and your new righteous nature is continuing to become new! You are sinning less and the things which are pleasing to God are becoming more prevalent in your life. Your desires in life lead toward God rather than away from God. Is this what has happened in your life?

So, are you a new creature? Does it bother you when you sin? Does the Holy Spirit of God “eat your lunch” when you sit and watch a movie that curses His name? Are you disturbed when those around you tell dirty jokes and you say nothing? My friend, if you are truly born again, the Holy Spirit of God will stir your spirit. 2 Cor. 5:17 says you are a new creature and old things are passing away and all things in your life are becoming new. If you are suppose to be “becoming new,” then why are you not changing?

I am so sick and tired of being compared to the person who says he is a “christian” yet is not any different than those who are not. At least the unsaved don’t boast about being born again. They don’t live a life of hypocrisy. But the one who says they got saved and have not changed nor have the desire to change, simply drag the name of Christ through the mud and the unsaved world looks at all of us as being part of the same group and they laugh at us – they consider all of us hypocrites. Sadly, many of those sitting in our very own churches are hypocrites. Just check out how many return for evening services and mid-week services.

The homosexuals hate us because of these hypocrites. The abortionists hate us because of these hypocrites. They claim that “christians” hate them and perform hate crimes toward them. The true born-again Christian loves the homosexual – the true born-again Christian loves the abortionist. The truth is that we hate the sin but we love the person. The homosexual or the abortionist cannot say this – that would mean that they hate the Christian but love the person. The homosexual and the abortionist hate the true Christian because we expose their sin – not in word but with our very lives. The true born-again Christian loves the sinner and desires that all come to a saving knowledge of Jesus Christ. For God, who commanded the light to shine out of darkness, hath shined in our hearts, to give the light of the knowledge of the glory of God in the face of Jesus Christ. (2 Cor 4:6)

My friend, the Word of God is plain and simple. I have had a homosexual say that the New Testament does not deny homosexuality – I have read accounts of abortionists saying that all are equal in God’s eyes and that the woman has the choice over her body and He would not want her to suffer. The Bible says:

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 1:26) It is God’s design that women bear children – that is the natural use of the woman’s body. But the women of today are selfish – it’s all about me and what is convenient for me! The baby has become a convenience. It is also natural for a woman to be married to a man. But again, in these times of corrupt hearts, women have discarded the use of a man in their lives. So why do they strive to act as men, then? It makes no sense at all. Their sinful hearts will cause them to believe the lie that they were born this way. It is easier to believe a lie than to seek truth – especially God’s Truth. I once spoke to a homosexual woman about the Lord. She said she had to clean up her life before she could get saved. She knew deep down that her homosexuality was a sin – she was under conviction. But she did not wait to try to get out of the sin prior to salvation. She feared God more than she feared the harsh words from her friends. She was gloriously saved and immediately repented of her sinful lifestyle. Today, she is married and has four children!

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 recompence of their error which was meet. (Rom 1:27) How can you homosexual men say that the New Testament does not state how sinful your life is? Here it is in plain black and white from the Scriptures. You are without excuse. Continue in this sin and you will receive payment for your error – whether it be in your body through AIDS (or whatever sickness) or for all eternity if you do not repent.

Are you any different than the straight person or the one who has never had an abortion? No, not at all. We are all sinners and are all without sin. For all have sinned, and come short of the glory of God; (Rom 3:23) We are all guilty. The liar deserves hell just as much as the homosexual or the abortionist. For whosoever shall keep the whole law, and yet offend in one point, he is guilty of all. (Jam 2:10)

Whether you want to admit it or not, we all live by a law of some kind. Whether we live in Germany, the United States or Canada (or wherever), we live by a civil law that keeps law and order in our country. Without this law of the land, chaos would ensue. It is the same for the spiritual law. Without spiritual laws guiding us, we would be neck deep in judgment. God has provided us with the spiritual laws of the Bible. These laws guide us and are the very foundation of civilization today. And we are neck deep in judgment because none of us can keep the whole law (as it is written in James 2:10, above). Anywhere you go in the civilized world, one knows that it is against the law not to kill – not to steal – not to lie. Where did the civilized world get this law? Any intelligent human being would want to know where this law began. Any intelligent human being would realize that the same one who placed this law in our hearts will require judgment some day.

My friend, I challenge you only to search your heart. The Bible says that God will judge you for what you know in your heart to be true. You cannot deny that you know better because the Bible says that you know better because it has been imprinted upon your heart by God.

Romans 1:18-21 For the wrath of God is revealed from heaven against all ungodliness and unrighteousness of men, who hold the truth in unrighteousness; (18 ) Because that which may be known of God is manifest in them; for God hath shewed it unto them. (19) For the invisible things of him from the creation of the world are clearly seen, being understood by the things that are made, even his eternal power and Godhead; so that they are without excuse: (20) Because that, when they knew God, they glorified him not as God, neither were thankful; but became vain in their imaginations, and their foolish heart was darkened. (21)

Do not be the one whose foolish heart will be darkened. Confess your sin, repent and be saved. Jesus said, I tell you, Nay: but, except ye repent, ye shall all likewise perish. (
Luk 13:3)
Therefore, Jesus answered and said unto him, Verily, verily, I say unto thee, Except a man be born again, he cannot see the kingdom of God. (Joh 3:3) The true-born again Christian will be truly sorry for his sin; he will repent and strive not to continue in his sin. That is the difference between the “so-called” christian and the true born-again Christian.

I felt led to write this today and I pray that the Lord uses it to draw someone to Him today. To God be the glory, great things He hath done!

Please write me if this has blessed you!

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I can understand why homosexuals today are so much against the Christians because the Bible clearly states that their actions are sinful before a Holy God! They come in contact with a born-again Christian and they feel conviction in their hearts.  They get angry and defensive.  For some reason, however, this sin has a following who are loud and bent on pushing their sodomite agenda. 

What I cannot understand is how people who claim to be Christians can remain in this sin and be without conviction. I have personally led a woman to the Lord who was a sodomite. God changed her life and she never went back to that lifestyle. Today, she is married with four children and active in church. If she had been born that way, as the homosexual community claims, then how could she be changed in such a dramatic way?  The Bible says that one is born again, they are a new creature and old things are passed away and all things are made new! (2 Cor 5:17) Therefore if any man be in Christ, he is a new creature: old things are passed away; behold, all things are become new. What do people who call themselves Christians (yet they continue to live the same lifestyle and do not repent of their sin) do with this verse? They totally ignore the fact that the Word says that the Holy Spirit changes the born-again believer.  At conversion, the Holy Spirit comes to dwell in the believer.  He now resides in the believer’s heart (now His temple).  He then convicts the believer of sin in his life and He chastises (disciplines) that believer when he does not repent of his sin. 

Who am I to speak out on this sin?  I am no one.  I am merely a child of the King of Kings and Lord of Lords.  He has commanded me to witness to others and to “go ye therefore into all the world.”  I am only a born-again Christian who loves the lost and wants to help those who are lost to find their way in Christ Jesus.  I don’t claim to be an expert but I do have the Word of God as my guide. I will attempt to address this sin in light of God’s Word.

Sodomite
SOD’OMITE, n.

1. An inhabitant of Sodom.

2. One guilty of sodomy.

Sin in general is made to look glamorous and appealing. Why do you think Las Vegas is referred to (by the world, I might add) as Sin City?  Sodomy is no exception. How do I know that?  Look at the life of Lot.  When Lot was given the chance to pick where he wanted to live, he fixed his eyes toward Sodom and saw how beautiful it was (Gen. 13:10).  Sin is the same way – but only for the moment. This sin starts with the eyes – it’s something you see, you think about it – you lust after it – you want it – then you go for it and take it.  Sin is sin, my friend.  The thief “sees” something he wants – he thinks about stealing it – he desires it more and more and then he steals it.  The cigarette smoker “sees” his cigarettes – he thinks about having another cigarette over and over again – he desires it more and more and then he caves in and has another.  The adulterer “sees” a woman and decides that he wants her – he thinks about her and nourishes that desire with more thoughts – he caves in and has an affair.  It all starts with the eyes just as it did for Lot.

Let’s look at that word for homosexuality – “sodomy.”  Sodomy comes from the word Sodom, which was a biblical city (Gen. 13:10).  Sodomy is still defined today as homosexual activities according to Merriam Webster. It stands to reason that if God destroyed two cities guilty of this sin, it would still be a sin today.  If not, God will need to apologize to Sodom and Gomorrah for destroying them.  No other sin has ever been prevalent in a city which has caused the entire city to be destroyed forever. No other city has been destroyed forever for: lying, stealing, adultery, cursing, etc. But these two cities have been destroyed for homosexuality.

This sin is just as bad today as it was in Sodom’s day. Why? God does not change. (Heb 13:8) Jesus Christ the same yesterday, and to day, and for ever. and (Isa 3:9) The shew of their countenance doth witness against them; and they declare their sin as Sodom, they hide it not. Woe unto their soul! for they have rewarded evil unto themselves.

Jesus’ stand on purity was very clear, even though the New Testament does not document any statements of Jesus specifically using the word homosexuality.  Actually, Jesus really didn’t need to.  It is stated in John 21:25 …there are also many other things which Jesus did, the which, if they should be written every one…even the world itself could not contain the books that should be written. We cannot find any teachings of Jesus on incest or rape either but it is certain that He didn’t condone these sins. 

Jesus taught in the synagogues and He quoted Scripture after Scripture in His teachings. Since Jesus quoted after the Old Testament law, it stands to reason that He would support all the law and not just part of it. The Word says, Lev 18:22 Thou shalt not lie with mankind, as with womankind: it is abomination. and Lev 20:13 If a man also lie with mankind, as he lieth with a woman, both of them hath committed an abomination: they shall surely be put to death; their blood shall be upon them.  Jesus made it clear that marriage consisted of the union between a man and a woman in Matt. 19:4-6.  All other sex outside that of the grounds of marriage between a man and a woman is considered fornication and God condemns it.

Today’s homosexual community states that because the New Testament does not state the exact word homosexual, then it is not a sin.  I have heard this with my own ears so I know that this is one of the excuses used.  They say that because we are under a “new covenant” it does not matter.  But what does the Word really say?   There are laws that are eliminated in the New Testament, like eating meat given to idols.  However, there are some laws that Christ stressed were still very much a part of mankind.  Adultery and fornication were two of those laws.  Jesus said, Matt 5:17-18 Think not that I am come to destroy the law, or the prophets: I am not come to destroy, but to fulfill. For verily I say unto you, Till heaven and earth pass, one jot or one tittle shall in no wise pass from the law, till all be fulfilled.

Romans states that this sin will bring consequences.  Rom 1:26-27 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: And likewise also the men, leaving the natural use of a woman, burned in their lust toward one another; men with men working that which is unseemly, and receiving in themselves that recompense of their error which was meet. (emphasis mine)  Granted, the word homosexual  is not used here but the implication is quite clear – “men with men working that which is unseemly.”  What is referred to as “natural” here is between man and a woman as was created by God through Adam and Eve, as indicated in these verses.  However, the homosexual says that their “preference” is natural to them.  From the beginning it was not so, Jesus said.  Jesus always referred to the way He instituted marriage in the beginning.

The Scriptures in Leviticus (Leviticus 18:22 and 20:13) refer to homosexuality as an abomination. Webster defines abomination as:

worthy of or causing disgust or hatred.

The Word compares marriage between one man and one woman (including sexual relationship) as a picture of the Gospel of Christ. Christ is referred to as the “bridegroom” and the church (born-again believers) is referred to as the “bride.” The two will be joined at the “marriage supper of the Lamb.” Sodomy makes a mockery of this. All sin is putrid in the eyes of God. God compares sin to filthy rags (Is. 64:6) (1 Cor 6:9-10) Know ye not that the unrighteous shall not inherit the kingdom of God? Be not deceived: neither fornicators, nor idolaters, nor adulterers, nor effeminate, nor abusers of themselves with mankind, Nor thieves, nor covetous, nor drunkards, nor revilers, nor extortioners, shall inherit the kingdom of God. We know that fornication is any sex outside of the sanctity of marriage. But what does this word effeminate mean? Noah Webster defines it as:

Effeminate
EFFEM’INATE, a. [L. effoeminatus, from effoeminor, to grow or make womanish, from foemina, a woman. See Woman.]1. Having the qualities of the female sex; soft or delicate to an unmanly degree; tender; womanish; voluptuous.

The king, by his voluptuous life and mean marriage, became effeminate, and less sensible of honor.

2. Womanish; weak; resembling the practice or qualities of the sex; as an effeminate peace; an effeminate life.

3. Womanlike, tender, in a sense not reproachful.

EFFEM’INATE, v.t. To make womanish; to unman; to weaken; as to effeminate children.

EFFEM’INATE, v.i. To grow womanish or weak; to melt into weakness.

In a slothful peace courage will effeminate.

Homosexuality is included in the list of sins which will not go unpunished. Those who commit these sins will not inherit Heaven.
(1 Tim. 1:9-11) Knowing this, that the law is not made for a righteous man, but for the lawless and disobedient, for the ungodly and for sinners, for unholy and profane, for murderers of fathers and murderers of mothers, for manslayers, For whoremongers, for them that defile themselves with mankind, for menstealers, for liars, for perjured persons, and if there be any other thing that is contrary to sound doctrine; According to the glorious gospel of the blessed God, which was committed to my trust. Again, the exact words sodomy or homosexual are not used but the term “them that defile themselves with mankind” is quite clear.

When witnessing to homosexuals, I was told that this was “my opinion” and “my interpretation.” This is just so that they can justify their sin in their own minds. God’s Word is quite clear. It is not rocket science and it is easy reading when one takes time to read it. Throughout the Old Testament, it is obvious that marriage is between one man and one woman. Christ preached from the Law in the synagogues and quoted from the Scriptures. He said that every letter of every word of the Scriptures would be fulfilled. (Mat 5:17) Think not that I am come to destroy the law, or the prophets: I am not come to destroy, but to fulfil. (Mat 5:18) For verily I say unto you, Till heaven and earth pass, one jot or one tittle shall in no wise pass from the law, till all be fulfilled. He did not eliminate the Old Testament and its teachings from the lives of man in New Testament times. Loving God and being born-again strengthen what is taught in the Old Testament. For example, Christ said (Mat 22:37) Jesus said unto him, Thou shalt love the Lord thy God with all thy heart, and with all thy soul, and with all thy mind. (Mat 22:38) This is the first and great commandment. (Mat 22:39) And the second is like unto it, Thou shalt love thy neighbour as thyself. (Mat 22:40) On these two commandments hang all the law and the prophets. When one loves God over anything in his life, he will love all of His Word. He will seek to please God in all areas. When one loves his neighbour as himself, he will fulfill the rest of the Ten Commandments because he won’t do any harm to his neighbour.

(Mat 15:19) For out of the heart proceed evil thoughts, murders, adulteries, fornications, thefts, false witness, blasphemies: (Mat 15:20a) These are the things which defile a man:… It is the heart of man that is perverted. Sexual sin is a result of a sinful heart. It is as addicting as any other sin, such as lying, over eating, pornography, etc. But God is able to free the homosexual from his/her sin just He is able to free the one who is addicted to pornography. (1 Cor 10:13) There hath no temptation taken you but such as is common to man: but God is faithful, who will not suffer you to be tempted above that ye are able; but will with the temptation also make a way to escape, that ye may be able to bear it. The only way a homosexual can be freed from this sin is to be truly and totally born-again. The Word says in 2 Cor. 5:17 that he will become a new creature. After salvation, the homosexual needs to stay away from those who will drag him back into this lifestyle. The young lady I led to the Lord witnessed to many of her former friends but she did not “hang” out with them. She knew that she would be weak and they would try to get her back into that lifestyle. That is the key to any sin or addiction – stay away from whatever situations or people who will draw you back into it.

Should we tolerate the homosexual agenda that is prevalent in our country? Absolutely not. This is not a difference here – this is absolute sin. We are to confront sin the same way Jesus did. After all, (Rom 5:6) For when we were yet without strength, in due time Christ died for the ungodly. (Rom 5:8) But God commendeth his love toward us, in that, while we were yet sinners, Christ died for us. Jesus confronted the woman at the well in John 4 because she had five husbands. He told her this was sin. He didn’t cover it up or sugar coat it. He pointed out her sin and she believed on Jesus and was saved. Jesus was a big proponent of pointing out sin in someone but lovingly leading the sinner to salvation. This is how we should handle speaking with anyone about the Lord. Differences in opinion should be tolerated, but sin should never. Jesus never tolerated sin. He confronted it – in love. So should we confront the sin of homosexuality. We’ve heard the phrase, “Love the sinner, hate the sin.” – well live it and apply it to your life!

If you are a homosexual, know that you are living in sin… period.  As the woman at the well had to admit that she had five husbands (which Jesus called sin), admit that you are a sinner in need of salvation.  Know that you cannot be born again and continue to live in this life style.  Jesus said that you must repent – which means to turn away from your sin.  Salvation is free to the unbeliever – it is a gift from God Himself.  He gave His Son, Jesus Christ.  Jesus died on a cross and gave His life as a perfect sacrifice and He paid your sin debt.  God requires payment, my friend.  Either you pay with your own life and eternity burning in hell, or you accept Jesus’ payment.  He died on that cross so He could pay the penalty for our sins.  One only has to accept Him as Saviour and repent from his wicked ways.  We all have to come to salvation the same way – whether it is the homosexual or the young wife.  We are all sinners.  If you are a homosexual who has just asked Jesus to save you, turn away from your life style.  Stay away from those friends who will drag you back.  Join a good Bible-believing church and get involved with Reformers’ Unanimous.  They have an excellent discipleship program focused on discipling the new believer and anyone who has any kind of addiction.  Let’s face it, we are all addicted to sin.  Not one of us can say that they do not sin, even after salvation.  Therefore, get in the Word of God and grow, allowing the Holy Spirit of God to change you.