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"Cast your cares on the Lord and He will sustain you; He will never let the righteous fall." -Psalm 55:22

Monday, December 25, 2006

Soul Force, What the Bible Does Say About Homosexuality

I don’t know how many of you have heard about Soul Force, but basically it is an organization supporting gay, lesbian, bisexual, and transgender “Christians.” Unfortunately, these people haven’t read their Bible well enough to find out that this is not only wrong but it’s a direct transgression against God’s law.
Recently, I have been receiving mail from Soul Force. The front cover has the title of “What the Bible Says—and Doesn’t Say—About Homosexuality.” I found this title interesting, and decided to read the material inside. Within minutes I was disgusted with what I was reading. This organization was saying that it is OK to be a homosexual and a Christian all at the same time. I know that the Bible clearly tells us that this is wrong.
One of the sentences in the pamphlet, that Dr. Mel White wrote, stuck out to me more then anything. I want to share with you what he said and how it is contrary to God’s law.
“I’m convinced the Bible has a powerful message for gay and lesbian Christians-as well as straight Christians. But it’s not the message of condemnation we so often hear.” In Genesis 18 and 19 it says that God destroyed Sodom and Gomorrah because “the outcry against Sodom and Gomorrah is great, and because their sin is very grave.” Most of the people in Sodom and Gomorrah were gay. In Genesis 19:4-8 it talks about how two men of God came into Sodom and Lot brought them into his house. The men of the city came and ordered the men to come out because the wanted to know them carnally as the NKJV Bible writes. (Other versions leave out the word carnally) Well, Lot then said here take my two virgin daughters and do whatever you want with them; just don’t do anything to these men. Let me ask you a question: Why would Lot offer his two virgin daughters to the men of the city if they only wanted to shake hands with the two men of God? That just doesn’t make sense.
The message is of condemnation! God explains this in Leviticus 18:22. “You shall not lie with a male as with a women. It is an abomination.”
(The definition for abomination is—to regard with horror or loathing or to dislike strongly.) You see, God hates homosexuality with a passion. It’s an abomination to Him.
I feel that as a Christian I must stress the importance of marriage between a man and woman. The Bible tells us that God created earth and that the crown of His creation was man and woman. (Genesis 1-2) If God really wanted marriage to be between a man and man or a woman and woman then He would have created a man for Adam or a woman for Eve, but he didn’t.
It’s not Adam and Steve, it’s Adam and Eve.
Throughout the New Testament when God talks to man concerning marriage, (or anything having to do with marriage) He would say things like love your wife. (Check out 1 Peter 3:7, Ephesians 5:25, and 1 Corinthians 7 1-9 for some of the verses of the New Testament that talk to men concerning their wives) Now for the sake of this blog, I looked up the word wife in the dictionary. The dictionary says that a wife is a married woman. Is it just me or does anyone else find that interesting?
So there you have it, marriage is between a man and a woman. Therefore, if a man marries a man or a woman marries a woman then it is a sin because it goes against God’s perfect law of how things should function.


Amy said...

cool. that's awesome moriah. thanx for sharing that. It really encouraged me. I especially like the comment about how in the dictionary wife is defined as a married woman. wow! that is really convicting to women who are living with a man outside of marriage. It is not just morally wrong, but biblically wrong. The women is like an adulterous women or a prostitute. She is a prostitute. A lot of the world today is filled with so-called marriages that really are just labeled that way to keep from convincting that couple of their sin of sleeping with each other before their wedding day. I also like the comment about how if God wanted people to be gay..It would have been Adam and Steve, instead of Adam and Eve. oh, by the way; i am planning to read those scripture passages you encouraged me to read about men and women being treated equally by the law for their wrongs. well ttyl

your friend,

Amy said...

i mean that an adulterous women is like a prostitute and a women that sleeps with a man before her wedding day is like a prostitute. does that make sense?


Moriah said...

Yes, That does make sense. You're right. If you aren't saving yourself for your future husband or wife till your wedding night, then you are committing adultry. Exodus 20:14 says, "You shall not commit adultry."
On top of all this, most homosexuals aren't even married. Therefore they themselves are committing adultry with each other.

amy said...