Gay Friendly Churches EXPOSED!
By David J. Stewart
"For this cause God gave them up unto vile [morally reprehensible] affections: for even their women did change the natural use into that which is against nature: And likewise also the men, leaving the natural use of the woman, burned in their lust one toward another; men with men working that which is unseemly, and receiving in themselves that recompence of their error which was meet. And even as they did not like to retain God in their knowledge, God gave them over to a reprobate mind, to do those things which are not convenient." —Romans 1:26-28
Tragically, America has gone apostate! Increasingly, more and more so-called "churches" are embracing The Homosexual Movement. The following information is quoted from About.com, from an article by Ramone Johnson, titled GAY FRIENDLY CHURCHES:
Religion and Homosexuality
Most of the oppression against gay, lesbian, bisexual, transgender and questioning people (such as same-sex marriage and sodomy laws) comes from the church or religious organizations. This is a very difficult situation for religious glbtq [i.e., gay, lesbian, bisexual, transgendered, queer] people who find themselves either continuing their spiritual life with churches that preach against their inclusion or having no home at all to nurture their spiritual needs.
Gays seeking fellowship with their higher power don't have to journey alone. There are several religious organizations and churches within major denominations that are dedicated to fostering a welcoming environment for all people, including queers. Find an organization that best fits your religious needs.
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First of all, may I say, the Word of God is 100% against homosexuality and all forms of sexual immorality. The author of the preceding quote, Mr. Johnson, fails to mention this. The "oppression" against homosexuals is not because of bigoted churches (as homosexuals would like everyone to believe); no, rather, it is because the Word of God condemns homosexuality as a vile sin. Christians are commanded in Ephesians 5:11 to "refute" (Greek: elencho, meaning "to expose") all works of darkness. Homosexuality is a work of darkness! 1st Corinthians 6:9 condemns homosexuals (i.e., the effeminate and abusers of themselves with mankind) to Hellfire. Homosexuals want to live in sin without any rebuke from God's Word; but as long as the church is in the world we will preach against the sin of homosexuality.
- Lutheran Church to Allow Gay and Lesbian Clergy (homosexuality is a sin, Romans 1:24-32)
- Homosexual and Lesbian Lutheran Ministers Honored by Satanic Lutheran Religion
- Presbyterian Church to Allow Gay and Lesbian Clergy (the true Church of Satan)
Homosexuals have even stooped so low as to corrupt the Bible in an attempt to gain public acceptance. Romans 1:25 said they'd do this, "Who changed the truth of God into a lie..." We are told in Romans 1:28, "And even as they did not like to retain God in their knowledge, God gave them over to a reprobate mind, to do those things which are not convenient." Homosexuals are trying to redefine the God of the Bible to fit their sinful lifestyle. Ramone Johnson is obviously not a Christian, and is pulling on the same rope as the Devil. Nobody a half-century ago would have imagined that churches would take in practicing gays. Can you imagine? These are signs of the times before the coming of the Lord Jesus Christ. We are living in dark times, as it was in the days of Noah.
Homosexuality is NOT Acceptable to God
Secondly, Mr. Johnson states that many gay, lesbian, bisexual, transgendered, and queer people want to continue their "spiritual life" and seek fellowship with a "higher power," but don't feel welcomed at church. The truth is that no unrepentant sinner should feel welcomed at any church. This is why Paul scolded the church at Corinth. A man in the church was living in fornication and the pastor wasn't preaching against the sin of fornication (1st Corinthians 5:1,2). Preachers need to cry aloud against sin, taking an uncompromising Biblical stand against evil. God makes no apologies for His Word, so why should we? God doesn't water down His Word, so why should we? The notion that homosexuals won't be reached for Christ unless we accept them is absurd, unbiblical and downright insane! The Bible is the most offensive Book on the planet, because God takes an uncompromising stand against sin. The Truth of God's Word is intolerant.
Homosexuals want to live in unrepentant sin, in rebellion against God's Word, and they don't want anyone telling them it's wrong. Homosexuality is evil. The Bible condemns all forms of sin. The issue is not just about homosexuality, but about sin in general. I don't condemn anyone; the Word of God condemns all of us. But if you come as a sinner to the cross of Jesus Christ for forgiveness, then you you can be freed from the curse of the Law... "There is therefore now no condemnation to them which are in Christ Jesus, who walk not after the flesh, but after the Spirit" (Romans 8:1).
God is right and gays are wrong!
When a Church is Not a Church
A church is not a church unless it's composed of genuine saved, born-again children of God. Most so-called "churches" today are nothing of the such. Eighteen-percent of the members of the Unitarian Universalist Church are professed atheists. That is NOT a genuine Biblical church!
Gay-friendly churches are not Biblical churches! NO homosexual will ever be able to properly fellowship with God while simultaneous trying to justify the vile sin of homosexuality. You can't redefine God. You may fool yourself; but you cannot change the Truth of God's Word. Homosexuality is a despicable sin and nothing can change that. God does not hate homosexuals. If God did hate homosexuals, then He would have to hate all sinners. The Bible tells us in John 3:16, "For God so loved the world, that he gave his only begotten Son, that whosoever believeth in him should not perish, but have everlasting life." Eternal life is a free gift from God, paid for with His own precious literal blood (Acts 20:28).
God is willing to forgive anybody, and this certainly includes homosexuals; however, you cannot live in unrepentant sin and please God at the same time, even as a believer. Oh listen my friend, you cannot fool God. We read in Jeremiah 7:10... "Behold, ye trust in lying words, that cannot profit. Will ye steal, murder, and commit adultery, and swear falsely, and burn incense unto Baal, and walk after other gods whom ye know not; And come and stand before me in this house, which is called by my name, and say, We are delivered to do all these abominations?" You cannot live in unrepentant sin and honestly claim that God approves of such wickedness. Please read, God Calls You Heathens!
You can go to a building that is called a "church"; BUT, you cannot be right with God unless you are obeying His Word. You can find many apostate sympathizers in churches today, who will tell you that homosexuality is nothing to be ashamed of; BUT, the Word of God condemns you, and you are in serious trouble with the Lord. Any so-called "church" that doesn't preach against homosexuality, but instead accepts them as honored church members, is NOT a Biblical church! Whereas 1st Corinthians 5:11 forbids us to even eat with a professed "Christian" who lives in unrepentant sin; today's apostate so-called "churches" embrace the wicked, promoting and honoring them in their sinfulness. 1st Corinthians 5:13 states, "But them that are without [i.e., non believers] God judgeth. Therefore put away from among yourselves that wicked person [i.e., the person who brings sin into the church]."
Please don't misunderstand me—the church is a hospital for sinners, and all sinners are certainly welcome or else none of us could go to church, because we are all sinners deserving of Hellfire. However, this is quite different from the person who brings sin into the church, attempting to justify sin by perverting the Scriptures and leading others into sin as well. There are many homosexuals today who are operating within America's churches, pretending to be Christians who love the Lord; but they are wolves in sheep's clothing, haters of the God of the Bible, who teach damnable heresies and are leading others into sin. Shame on those professed Christians today who yoke together with the wicked.
The mighty evangelist, Billy Sunday, never envisioned a day when professed Christians would march in support of pro-death abortion rallies, buy their children Harry Potter witchcraft books, embrace the homosexual movement, and even promote child sacrifice; but he saw apostasy working in America's churches 100 years ago...
"It would be a godsend if the Church would suffer persecution today; she hasn't suffered it for hundreds of years. She is growing rich and lagging behind. Going back." —Billy Sunday, The Need for Revivals, From "Billy Sunday: The Man and His Message", by William T. Ellis, Philadelphia: John C. Winston Co., 1914
Thank God for men like Billy Sunday, who preached uncompromisingly against sin, and loved sinners with the unconditional love of God. The world is going to Hell. Where are the men of God today? Preachers are dime-a-dozen nowadays; but the world needs men who walk with God—hating sin enough to preach hard against it, and loving sinners enough to warn them of the fiery judgment to come in Hell (2nd Thessalonians 1:8,9).
Homophobia verses Fear of God
Mr. Johnson states:
"I am committed to helping rid the world of homophobia, discrimination and hate by developing a better understanding, and in turn acceptance, of gay people."
This is the typical heathen attitude towards the Word of God today. Christ-honoring believers who take a Biblical stand against the woeful sin of homosexuality are unfairly labeled as "homophobic." Christians are wrongfully labeled as "hatemongers." We are accused of discrimination; BUT, the Word of God commands us not to eat with a homosexual who claims to be a Christian... "But now I have written unto you not to keep company, if any man that is called a brother be a fornicator, or covetous, or an idolater, or a railer, or a drunkard, or an extortioner; with such an one no not to eat." Jesus may have been a friend of sinners; but He didn't associate with professed Christians who lived in unrepentant sin. Jesus simply went to the lost to preach the Gospel to them; but He wasn't a friend of homosexuals who pervert the Bible, blaspheme the name of God, and parade their wickedness all around town.
It is not Christians who are afraid of homosexuals; but rather, homosexuals who hate the Word of God... "For every one that doeth evil hateth the light, neither cometh to the light, lest his deeds should be reproved" (John 3:20). Homosexuals hate the Bible because It condemns their wickedness. They even corrupt the Scriptures (Romans 1:25). The honest truth is that we should all be horrified by sin, i.e., "sinophobic." Sin destroys! I am not just homophobic—I'm adulterophobic, murderophobic, greedyophobic, boozeophobic, et cetera. We all must give individual account to God (Romans 10:14; 2nd Corinthians 5:10). 2nd Corinthians 5:11 states, "Knowing therefore the terror of the Lord..." Psalm 6:1, "O LORD, rebuke me not in thine anger, neither chasten me in thy hot displeasure." Hebrews 1:9 tells us that Jesus hated iniquity. God is angry over sin today! Psalm 7:11 tells us that God is angry with the wicked every day. John 3:36 warns that the "wrath of God" abideth upon all Christ-rejecters. Don't be fooled my friend, God hates sin more than you could possibly image. Yet, God loves humanity with an unconditional love like none other, for He sent His only begotten Son to pay for our sins. What a Savior!
Homosexuals who accuse Christians of being "homophobic" have no fear of God... "The transgression of the wicked saith within my heart, that there is no fear of God before his eyes" (Psalm 36:1). Christians aren't homophobic; we fear God as the Bible commands... "Let us hear the conclusion of the whole matter: Fear God, and keep his commandments: for this is the whole duty of man" (Ecclesiastes 12:13). I am Godophobic, i.e., I fear the Lord as the Bible commands. We should allfear God... "And fear not them which kill the body, but are not able to kill the soul: but rather FEAR HIM which is able to destroy both soul and body in hell" (Mathew 10:28). Do you fear God? You will.
Gay-friendly churches are NOT Biblical churches and are thus rejected by God. We are seeing apostasy creep into all religious denominations today, including: Baha'i, Buddhist, Catholic, Christian Church (Disciples of Christ), Episcopal, Evangelical, Hindu (Vaishnavas), Jewish, Lutheran, Metropolitan Community Church, Muslim, Presbyterian, Quaker (Religious Society of Friends), Seventh-day Adventist, Southern Baptist, Unitarian, United Church of Christ, United Methodist, Unity, and many others. Woe unto America!
Gay-friendly organizations are of the Devil! Homosexuality is a vile sin which brings the judgment of God (Romans 1:24-32). To befriend a lost sinner with the Gospel is Biblical; BUT it is sinful to accept the person of the wicked... "It is not good to accept the person of the wicked..." (Proverb 18:5). As the church becomes more worldly, so does the world become more churchy. As a result, our churches today are infested with Modernists who teach damnable heresies. These are imposters who must be exposed and rooted out of the church!
Please do not be led astray from the plain and simple teachings of the Word of God—homosexuality is a sin and should NOT be tolerated within our churches. The term "gay-friendly church" means a church that NEVER preaches against homosexuality. It means a pastor who never offends a gay person in his sermon. This is heathendom. A genuine man of God will hate homosexuality with a passion, because God hates sin with a passion. Likewise, a genuine man of God will love homosexuals with an unconditional love, because God loves humanity with an unconditional love. There is a balance. A true man of God will tell the truth about the evils of homosexuals because he loves people.
Gay-friendly churches only focus on God's love, forgiveness, and peace; but there can be no peace to the wicked... "There is no peace, saith the LORD, unto the wicked" (Isaiah 48:22). Gay-friendly churches ignore God's holiness which demands justice! Gay-friendly churches ignore the subject of God's judgment upon sinners, and the fiery Hell that awaits the wicked. Isaiah 3:11, "Woe unto the wicked! it shall be ill with him: for the reward of his hands shall be given him." Psalm 9:17, "The wicked shall be turned into hell, and all the nations that forget God."
"He that justifieth the wicked, and he that condemneth the just, even they both are abomination to the LORD." —Proverb 17:15
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