What the Bible says about Homosexuality

Go out and start the Homosexual, Adultery, or Murderers Club

Homosexual Lies and Mistruths

We live in an age of lies. Not just homosexual lies. We hear lies from the time we are very small and by the time we are of the age where we should know better we are desensitized to the truth. This should not be so stunning to us. After all, our politicians, both Democrat and Republican have made their careers through lying. It’s ok though, because these lies are something we have agreed to accept. Every 4 years, every 2 years, or every 6 years, depending on the office they are campaigning for, they shell out the same old lies-and when we elect or re-elect them we give tacit agreement to the game.

I can think of countless examples of lies we have grown to embrace, but what makes me most sad is that the people who should stand for the truth, the Church of Jesus Christ, have embraced their own set of lies.

Our Foundation: Sola Scriptura

Christians are supposed to be a people of the Book. One of the cries of the Protestant Reformation was “Sola Scriptura.” By this it was meant by Scripture alone can we arrive at truth. After all it is God’s Word, as found in the Bible that we can know truth. Jesus prayed in His high priestly prayer in the Garden of Gethsemane, “Sanctify them through thy truth, thy word is truth.”

Theological debate and argument are fairly common place amongst Christians. There are arguments about all kinds of things. However, there are certain areas and topics where the Bible has spoken as clear as can possibly be. It is true that you may have disagreement amongst people as to whether or not Jesus rose from the dead, but the argument is not truly a Biblical argument, because the Bible clearly says that Jesus rose from the dead. One of these people is arguing from a non-Biblical viewpoint, and those who claim to hold the Bible as a standard should easily know with whom to side.

Homosexuality SinThe above argument is of course very simple, but we see similar things all the time. I use for example the idea of Christian homosexuals. There are some who say that there is no contradiction between the two. I do not doubt their sincerity, however, I can assure you they did not reach their conclusion from the Word of God. The Word of God, clearly and without any equivocation states the Biblical position in 1 Corinthians 6, “Do you not know that the unrighteous will not inherit the kingdom of God? Do not be deceived. Neither fornicators, nor idolaters, nor adulterers, nor homosexuals, nor sodomites, nor thieves, nor covetous, nor drunkards, nor revilers, nor extortioners will inherit the kingdom of God. And such were some of you. But you were washed, but you were sanctified, but you were justified in the name of the Lord Jesus and by the Spirit of our God.”

Why do I single out homosexuality of all the sins listed in the above text? Well, last I checked, there were no Christian fornication advocacy groups. There were no groups going around claiming that drunkenness was their special gift from God. There are no churches that minister specifically to the extortioner. Now, I may be wrong. With the growing perversions and delusions of many American Christians there actually may be a Christian Adultery Club, but I think any Biblically minded person will realize that Christians do not condone or advocate adultery.

Such Were Some of You

Please note, I am not saying that anyone who has committed any of these sins is lost. What I am saying is if a person continues to identify himself, or herself by their sin they have a problem. “Such WERE some of you, but you were washed you were sanctified, you were justified in the name of the Lord Jesus and by the Spirit of God.”

David was a man after God’s own heart and yes he committed adultery and murder. But David confessed his sin, and repented. He did not embrace his sin and call it his gift from God. He did not go out and start the Covenant Adultery and Murderers Club. And when Nathan the prophet told him that He was the man, David did not respond with, “don’t judge me buddy.”

The Scripture is clear, all have sinned and fallen short of the Glory of God. And Christ Jesus died as a propitiation for our sin. One of the things we must continue to do, however, is to confess our sins. We are promised that He is faithful and just to cleanse us from all unrighteousness. If we embrace our sins instead of the cross then it is apparent who we are.

What We Need

We need to stop lying to ourselves and embrace the truth of God’s Word. Abortion is a national sin, the nation is being judged for it. Homosexuality and homosexual acceptance are national evils. The fact that there are so few willing to speak the truth of God’s word about the issue is evidence of God’s continued judgment upon us.

Christians need to repent of their idolatry of reputation and conformity and let their mind be transformed by the washing of the Word of the Lord. Until this happens we will continue to walk in darkness. May the truth of the Word of God give us strength and the boldness to declare it to a world that loves the lie more than the truth.

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Michael Denna is a reformed pastor and expert on American Dispensationalism. Mike and his wife Michelle lived in California's Sacramento Valley for 24 years and they have recently moved to Grand Junction Colorado where Mike is now the Pastor at Providence Reformed Church.

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3 thoughts on “Go out and start the Homosexual, Adultery, or Murderers Club

  1. Michael

    Really, it boils down to one question…. Did God create man, or did man create God? If man created God, then there is no absolute. But, if, as we believe, God created man, than we cannot argue against the truth of His Word.

    1. Ken

      Mike, excellent article and excellent points! Exactly, I have never heard of the ADULTERERS & FORNICATORS (AF) community or the THIEVING, LYING AND CHEATING (TLC) communityI Yet we have the LGBT community!! So many have bought the lies prominent in society attempting to alleviate anyone of personal responsibility! Everything is either accepted as “natural” or called a “disease” now days! Unfortunately the CHURCH has adopted much of this thinking as well! In fact recently The American Medical Association recognizes obesity as a disease!!! So nobody is responsible for anything they do, think or say now days! Ridiculous! Especially in the Church! We can’t overcome something we don’t think we need to!

      I am not saying we should be UNCHRISTIAN and act like the Westboro Baptist CULT, but even step 1 in the 12 step AA program; the alcoholic acknowledges that he has a problem so that he can begin steps to recovery! We must love the sinner to Christ, WITHOUT COMPROMISING the truth!

      Once one is a believer, God calls us to walk a spiritual walk of faith in Christ! The Bible does not promise all sinful desires, tendencies and urges will instantly leave, however the Bible does say, “walk in the Spirit and you will not fulfill the lusts of the flesh”! I notice here that the Bible fully acknowledges the lust of the flesh as alive and well in our members! Its all about learning to walk in the Spirit and submitting our entire being to Christ! I know of a woman who has chosen to live a single life keeping busy for Christ because she freely admits that if she were to seek a relationship…it would only lead to a sinful lesbian relationship! That’s Commitment to Christ!

      I also believe we are too casual with sin often times in the Church…and you know Im not a hell fire brimstone type guy Mike! However, the Grace of God is NOT a license to sin! I often hear people say things like “don’t judge” or “nobody’s perfect” etc. But these same folks seem to have no intention on repenting anytime soon and sure don’t want any Biblical accountability in their lives…they seem to think that God is all lovey dovey and its not a big deal to cohabitate, fornicate, swear and tell dirty jokes on facebook and think it will be ok as long as we have a cross tattooed on our body or Pictures of Jesus next to the half naked stripper in our facebook photo album! After all, they believe in Jesus and God is a God of love…right? Jesus came to die for sin, not stamp his approval so we can lie in our sin!

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