About Jesus Steve Sweetman
May 6, 2012, U.S. Vice President Joe Biden was interviewed on NBC's Meet
The Press. Supposedly
speaking on his own behalf and not on the behalf of the Obama
administration, he gave approval to gay marriage.
He said, "I am comfortable with a man marrying a man".
May 9, 2012, President Obama declared his support for gay marriage when
he said that he has seen too many gay marriages work to not accept them.
President Obama's pragmatism, (if it works it's right) is not
supported by Christian thinking he claims to believe in.
Pierce Morgan says that Obama's statement is "seismic and
historic" in American history. That it is, but not for the reason
there is any social issue that brings conflict between real Christians
and society, it's this issue. I've
been told that I "harbor hatred" towards gays and for this
reason "God will never listen to my prayers". I've
also been called "a jerk off male sexist pig".
Let me be clear. I am
not homophobic. I won't tell
or laugh at a gay joke. I
have no hostility towards any gay person.
That's not Biblical. My
thinking isn't based on excess male testosterone.
It's based on what the Bible teaches.
I've been told that it's "sad that I hear from God through
the Bible and not from my heart", but the Bible tells me that at
its core, our hearts are "desperately wicked". (Jeremiah 17:9)
this in mind, in Exodus 23:31 and 32 the Lord told Israelis not to serve
other gods. In fact, He told
them to kill all their enemies who served these other gods because if
they didn't, these enemies would do them in. Israel
failed on both counts. She
didn't kill her enemies and she gave herself to other gods.
is the Biblical principle as applied to Israel
throughout Old Testament history that continues to this very day.
didn't destroy her enemies, and when she allied herself with them, God
gave her over to her enemies in an act of divine judgment.
wasn't just overthrown by her enemies, she literally became her enemies
that she didn't destroy. You
ask how could that be? When
Bible speaks of many enemies the Almighty hands us over to.
They appear in government, philosophy, law, education, religion,
the arts, and more. The
apostle Paul speaks of one such enemy in Romans 1:21-28.
"…although they knew God, they neither glorified Him as
God … their thinking became futile and their foolish hearts were
darkened. Although they
claimed to be wise, they became fools … Therefore God gave them over
in the sinful desires of their hearts to sexual impurity … God gave
them over to shameful lusts. Even
their women exchanged natural relations for unnatural ones.
In the same way men also abandoned natural relations with women
and were inflamed with lust for one another.
Men committed indecent acts with other men, and received in
themselves the due penalty for their perversion".
this passage we see God handing us over to homosexuality.
I just cringed as I wrote these words.
They sound so foreign, so not right, so not loving, but what can
I say? I've given myself to
Biblical teaching. If I say
anything different, I'm a hypocrite.
Either way, I'm criticized for either being hypocritical or
God hands us over to an enemy, and in this case, it's homosexuality,
whether as individuals or as a nation, that enemy will overtake us.
We become subject to it, and we eventually become that enemy.
clear to me that the Lord has handed many of our nations over to
homosexuality. This is why
the gay lifestyle is so prevalent, penetrating all aspects of who we
are. Government, law,
education, the arts, religion, and even the so-called church has fallen
prey. Christians should view
this present particular trend as God's judgment on our societies.
Without apology, the
Bible portrays homosexuality as being an enemy of our souls.
We are now becoming our enemy.
Lord is also handing us over to another enemy.
Historically speaking, Islam has always opposed the God of the
Bible and those nations influenced by the Judeo/Christian consensus.
Like homosexuality, Islam has penetrated western governments,
law, education, the arts, and now the so-called church.
Islam is knocking on the door of the White House and many other
capital buildings in the western world.
The Biblical principle is clearly being seen.
In judgment, we become our enemy.
Biblical principle that says that if we don't repent we become our
enemy, is poorly understood by our Biblically illiterate Christian world
today. For western nations,
and for the western church, we are becoming the enemy we didn't destroy.
We are becoming
to be clear, the New Testament teaches that our battle is with evil
spirits, not with those who call themselves gay or Muslim.
For this reason, we don't kill, hate, bully, or make jokes about
those who claim to be gay or Muslim.
Instead, without fear, and in every market place of ideas, we
promote Biblical truth. We
use every spiritual weapons available to rescue those whom satan has
made the battle ground. (Ephesians 6:10-18) If
this causes offense and conflict, so be it.
That's the nature of the battle.
With hearts of compassions, we want what's eternally best for all
free to pass this along to anyone and everyone.
Take a stand in the name of our Lord Jesus Christ.