January 9, 2017: Christianity & Homosexuality

Morning: Genesis 17-20; Romans 3:1-20; Evening: Psalm 7

Can a homosexual walk with Jesus? To even ask the question would seem like fighting words to most today. Everybody knows the contention that has erupted over the past several years now. The arguments have been laid out on both sides, and it boils down to a matter of opinion, right? Even if Scripture does speak against it, we’re supposed to remember that the prophets and apostles preached to an era and culture that did not accept its practice, and was therefore, incompatible with the evangelistic mission of God’s people. Finally, even if one could show that its practice was wrong in all ages and all societies, it is still better left unspoken about because we would only be causing strife and turn people away.

I wonder if Abraham would say the same thing if we were to travel back in time and stand next to him as he looked upon the smoke ascending toward heaven from the wicked cities of Sodom and Gomorrah? I wonder if this same man who took it upon himself to plead with the Lord six times concerning God’s destruction against the cities would just so eagerly hide the conversation behind closed doors? While one could touch upon the several different ideologies and so-called progressive ideas that have ultimately helped steer the conversation about homosexuality into place where silence and acceptance now trumps the biblical warning, it is the loss of an Abrahamic spirit among those who would stand on God’s word, i.e. a genuine concern and conviction about men’s souls, that has failed to stand strong. They have all gone in the way of Cain saying, “Am I my brother’s keeper?”

The answer remains the same as it has always been. Even after thousands of years, the Lord’s brother looked back on those days of Sodom and Gomorrah and sternly warned Christians about those who in the same manner today give themselves over to “sexual immorality and… strange flesh” (Jude 7). The punishment is everlasting, and therefore, the sin by necessary justification must be everlasting (Jude 6). Knowing the righteousness and judgment of God demands a Christian obligation to warn men and plead to God for their salvation.

Seriously consider… The blood of lost souls will be on your hands if you remain silent. Be an Abraham and love souls.

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