Saturday, October 17, 2009

Sexual Orientation

God’s Wrath on Unrighteousness

Romans 1:
18 For the wrath of God is revealed from heaven against all ungodliness and unrighteousness of men, who suppress the truth in unrighteousness, 19 because what may be known of God is manifest in them, for God has shown it to them. 20 For since the creation of the world His invisible attributes are clearly seen, being understood by the things that are made, even His eternal power and Godhead, so that they are without excuse, 21 because, although they knew God, they did not glorify Him as God, nor were thankful, but became futile in their thoughts, and their foolish hearts were darkened. 22 Professing to be wise, they became fools, 23 and changed the glory of the incorruptible God into an image made like corruptible man—and birds and four-footed animals and creeping things.
24 Therefore God also gave them up to uncleanness, in the lusts of their hearts, to dishonor their bodies among themselves, 25 who exchanged the truth of God for the lie, and worshiped and served the creature rather than the Creator, who is blessed forever. Amen.
26 For this reason God gave them up to vile passions. For even their women exchanged the natural use for what is against nature. 27 Likewise also the men, leaving the natural use of the woman, burned in their lust for one another, men with men committing what is shameful, and receiving in themselves the penalty of their error which was due.
28 And even as they did not like to retain God in their knowledge, God gave them over to a debased mind, to do those things which are not fitting; 29 being filled with all unrighteousness, sexual immorality,[c] wickedness, covetousness, maliciousness; full of envy, murder, strife, deceit, evil-mindedness; they are whisperers, 30 backbiters, haters of God, violent, proud, boasters, inventors of evil things, disobedient to parents, 31 undiscerning, untrustworthy, unloving, unforgiving,[d] unmerciful; 32 who, knowing the righteous judgment of God, that those who practice such things are deserving of death, not only do the same but also approve of those who practice them.

Romans 1 - Passage Lookup - New King James Version -


Here is a great sermon on sexual orientation from Calvary Chapel Philadelphia. <stream> <download>

Even some Christians are struggling with this subject, especially those of more liberal theology. Notice the "approving of those who practice”. It is one thing for the individual to sin and approve of sin. There is always forgiveness for the individual. A society which approves of sin as policy may be in trouble. How very difficult it is to turn an entire society to repentance. Society already approves of abortion (killing of unwanted babies), it is the law. What comes next?

“who, knowing the righteous judgment of God, that those who practice such things are deserving of death, not only do the same but also approve of those who practice them.”

What does God do? How does God handle it? Does he zap them with lightning? Nope, He let's them have their way scripture says. He leaves them alone, gives them up. They don't want God's help or friendship. God says, you go for it. Then we all get to live in a Godless society. How far are we into our Godless society I wonder? I assume we are headed for worse and not better.

But we may have reason to expect increased homosexual influence as we approach the Day of the Lord. Is the following really simply saying things will go on in ordinary day-to-day fashion. Sodom is likely mentioned for a reason.

Luke 17:28-30 (King James Version)

Likewise also as it was in the days of Lot; they did eat, they drank, they bought, they sold, they planted, they builded;

29But the same day that Lot went out of Sodom it rained fire and brimstone from heaven, and destroyed them all.

30Even thus shall it be in the day when the Son of man is revealed.

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