Does The Church Discriminate Against Gays?
By David J. Stewart
Titus 1:10-13, “For there are many unruly and vain talkers and deceivers... This witness is true. Wherefore rebuke them sharply, that they may be sound in the faith.”
Many homosexuals (improperly called “gays”) accuse churches (Christians) of discriminating against them. “Gay” was once a good word which meant “bright and pleasant, promoting a feeling of cheer.” It is terrible that homosexuals have misused the word to describe their wicked lifestyle. Gays have nothing to be gay about. It is God, and not the Church, Who appears to discriminate against homosexuals. The word “discriminate” is defined by Merriam-Webster's dictionary as “to make a difference in treatment or favor on a basis other than individual merit.”
The Bible teaches in Romans 2:11, “For there is no respect of persons with God.” God does not treat people differently based upon anything other than whether they obey Him or not. God doesn't play favorites. God doesn't look-the-other-way for His children, but scrutinize His enemies. That's what the wicked world does! The wicked world scrutinizes and condemns Christian leaders for mere unfounded allegations, but perverted Rock star celebrities are idolized in spite of irrefutable open wickedness.
The Bible differentiates between the righteous and the wicked. Proverbs 15:29, “The LORD is far from the wicked: but he heareth the prayer of the righteous.” That's discrimination! God hears the prayers of the righteous, but not the wicked. God has commanded all men to repent (change their mind) and believe on the name of the Lord Jesus Christ to be forgiven of their sins and saved (Acts 17:30; Mark 1:15; Galatians 3:26; Acts 16:30-31; Ephesians 2:8-9). There is NO other way to be saved apart from faith in the name of Jesus Christ (Acts 4:10-12; John 14:6). It's God's way or Hell forever. The righteous are those who have received Christ. They have obeyed the gospel by placing their trust in the death, burial and resurrection of Jesus Christ as full-payment for their sins (1st Corinthians 15:1-4).
Gays love to point out conservatives and anti-gay ministers who have turned out to be gay themselves. It just proves the Biblical proclamation that all men are sinners (Romans 3:10,19-23). Homosexuality is a vile sin, which Romans 1:24-32 exposes as a horrible lifestyle of rebellion against God. God realized that homosexuals would attempt to change the truth of God into a lie and pervert the Scriptures (Romans 1:25), so God wrote an entire chapter in Romans one detailing the process from birth to Hell how people destroy their own lives. It all begins by failing to glorify (acknowledge) God in one's life and a failure to be thankful toward the Lord (Romans 1:20). Romans 1:21-22, “Because that, when they knew God, they glorified him not as God, neither were thankful; but became vain in their imaginations, and their foolish heart was darkened. Professing themselves to be wise, they became fools.”
The Bible does, very much, discriminate against all religions and ministers who teach a different message. The Bible DOES discriminate against unbelieving Jews, condemning them all to Hell forever to burn. This includes unbelieving Catholics, Mormons, Scientologists, Muslims and Jehovah's Witnesses. Follow any one of those religious faiths and you'll go straight to Hell when you die.
Like it or not, the Bible very much discriminates
Fulfillment in life is not achieved by having sex; but rather, by pleasing God with our life.
What Chris doesn't realize or want to realize is that it is God Who
pJoh:3:20: For every one that doeth evil hateth the light, neither cometh to the light, lest his deeds should be reproved.
Titus 1:10-13, “For there are many unruly and vain talkers and deceivers, specially they of the circumcision: Whose mouths must be stopped, who subvert whole houses, teaching things which they ought not, for filthy lucre's sake. One of themselves, even a prophet of their own, said, The Cretians are alway liars, evil beasts, slow bellies. This witness is true. Wherefore rebuke them sharply, that they may be sound in the faith.”
"It's time for gay men and lesbians to take religion more seriously." -George Michael
If the homosexual community wants to take religion more seriously, than they cannot exclude the Bible. The Bible strictly forbids homosexuality (Leviticus 20:13; Romans 1:24-32). Romans chapter one clearly condemns homosexuality and outlines the origins of such wickedness. It was such evils as homosexuality and fornication that caused God to destroy both cities of Sodom and Gomorrah with fire in the Old testament, "Even as Sodom and Gomorrha, and the cities about them in like manner, giving themselves over to fornication, and going after strange flesh, are set forth for an example, suffering the vengeance of eternal fire" (Jude 1:7).
Notice the words "eternal fire." Those lost sinners at Sodom and Gomorrah went to Hell forever. They died in their sins without Jesus Christ. All the religion in the world won't save you and or forgive your sins. You need Jesus' blood to cleanse your sins away (1st Peter 1:18-19). Would you like to be saved?
Habakkuk 1:4, “Therefore the law is slacked, and judgment doth never go forth: for the wicked doth compass about the righteous; therefore wrong judgment proceedeth.”
Homosexuality is a Sin!
John 16:2, “Yea, the time cometh, that whosoever killeth you will think that he doeth God service.”
“And ye will not come to me, that ye might have life" (John 5:40)
Notice that Jesus said “ye will not come,” not ye cannot come.
Ephesians 4:15, “...speaking the truth in love...”
That's just sick! Have they no shame at GLSEN? Can you imagine, trying to teach Ronald that it's ok to stick something in Timmy's backside? ...or that it's ok for a boy to become a girl? What has American society deteriorated to? It is tragic. Any honest child knows that God created Adam and Eve; not Adam and Steve. GLSEN are a bunch of sickos!
“Who being past feeling have given themselves over unto lasciviousness, to work all uncleanness with greediness.” —Ephesians 4:19
"Ye have wearied the LORD with your words. Yet ye say, Wherein have we wearied him? When ye say, Every one that doeth evil is good in the sight of the LORD..." —Malachi 2:17
Homosexuality is a sin! Don't upset God by saying it's not!
There is a way out!
If you really love someone, you'll tell them the truth.
"Ye that love the LORD, hate evil..." —Psalm 97:10
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