How Churches Have Failed the LGBT Community
By David J. Stewart | April 2018
America's churches have failed the Lesbian Gay Bisexual Transgendered (LGBT) community. We really have! For the past half-century the churches have failed homosexuals. I mean, if anyone in the world ought to be helping the LGBT community, it is the churches! Even America's independent fundamental Baptist churches today are failing the LGBT crowd. It is high-time for the churches to start doing what they should have done long ago! Yes, the churches are at fault. We have dropped the ball. There are no legitimate excuses, the Christian churches have failed the LGBT community!!!
How, you may ask, have the churches “failed” the LGBT community? I am glad that you asked. We have failed the LGBT community by refusing to cry aloud against homosexuality as a filthy “sin”! We have failed the LGBT community by tolerating homosexual “sin” instead of exposing it as “perversion” in our society. We have failed the LGBT community by refusing to embrace them with the truth, the horrifying truth that a holy God will not accept homosexuality.
Brother Lester Roloff (1914-1982) was right, who said: “America was 'great' when she was good, and she was good when she had great churches!” A truly “great” church has a man of God behind the pulpit who preaches a balance between God's unconditional love for all sinners, and His intolerable hatred against all sin! Homosexuality is a vile, filthy, perverse, unnatural, disgusting, repulsive, abominable, awful, SIN!!! All sin brings the judgment of God!!! Contrawise, it was God's unconditional LOVE that nailed Jesus Christ to the cross, to pay the debt for the sins of mankind, so that we could freely be made the recipients of God's great grace and mercy, through faith alone in the Good News of Christ crucified, buried and risen.
God is more than willing to save the vilest homosexual who comes by faith as a GUILTY SINNER to Calvary's cross for forgiveness; but there can be NO PARDON for the homosexual (sinner) who refuses to acknowledge that homosexuality is a “sin.” Those who attempt to justify their homosexuality as being “normal” and claim that God created them “that way,” are guilty of the same self-righteousness of the religious chief priests and scribes of Jesus' day, who refused to acknowledge their need for the dear Savior. Matthew 21:32, “For John came unto you in the way of righteousness, and ye believed him not: but the publicans and the harlots believed him: and ye, when ye had seen it, repented not afterward, that ye might believe him.” God saves SINNERS, not church members!!! By embracing homosexuals in their “Gay Pride” (which is exactly what the churches are doing), they are damning homosexuals to Hell, effectively patting them on the back while they are sodomizing each other. It is gross theological injustice to make sinners feel comfortable in their unrepented state.
Any person who refuses to acknowledge their sinnership cannot be saved. The first requirement to be saved is to admit that you are a SINNER!!! You don't have to forsake the sin of homosexuality to be saved, but you absolutely DO need to admit that homosexuality is a horrible sin, for which Jesus Christ had to die on the cross. 1st John 1:8-10, “If we say that we have no sin, we deceive ourselves, and the truth is not in us. If we confess our sins, he is faithful and just to forgive us our sins, and to cleanse us from all unrighteousness. If we say that we have not sinned, we make him a liar, and his word is not in us.”
By refusing to openly and strongly condemn homosexuality as a “SIN” for which Christ needed to die on the cross, the churches have utterly FAILED the LGBT community. How can we get people saved with The Gospel (i.e., “Good News” of Christ crucified on the cross, buried and bodily risen the third day), if we refuse as cowards to tell them that they are SINNERS in danger of God's judgment!!! Romans 1:32, “Who knowing the judgment of God, that they which commit such things are worthy of death, not only do the same, but have pleasure in them that do them.” Romans 5:8-9, “But God commendeth his love toward us, in that, while we were yet sinners, Christ died for us. Much more then, being now justified by his blood, we shall be saved from wrath through him.” God only saves “THE UNGODLY.” Romans 4:5, “But to him that worketh not, but believeth on him that justifieth the ungodly, his faith is counted for righteousness.”
The Ungodly American Baptist Convention and AWAB!
As a whole, America's churches have failed the LGBT community! We're stupid here in America! I was sickened when I learned about AWAB (Association of Welcoming and Affirming Baptists). This is an ungodly reprobate group that is relentlessly working to gain tolerance and acceptance of UNREPENTANT HOMOSEXUALS into Baptist churches. IT IS APOSTASY!!!
For example: The former American Baptist Convention (ABC), who changed their name in 1972 to, American Baptist Churches USA (ABCUSA), openly welcomes UNREPENTANT HOMOSEXUALS into their congregations as of 2006. The ABCUSA group are comprised (as of 2014) of 1,198,046 members in 5,120 churches. Here is some information about AWAB and ABCUSA...
In 2006, more than 300 churches from the Pacific Southwest region of the ABC (USA) voted to withdraw from their 1.5-million member parent denomination after its leaders refused to address complaints about the membership of “welcoming and affirming” churches, or churches that accept as members unrepentant homosexuals, in the denomination.
Thank God for those few 300 faithful churches (out of 5,420 churches), who are as the 7,000 saints of Elijah's day who refused to bow their knee to Baal. God pity the wicked so-called “church” that welcomes the LGBT community in their unrepentant state.
Folks, there is a horrible group called Human Rights Campaign (HRC), whose mission is to:
“We are fighting harder than ever before to defend the rights of lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender and queer people. Join us.”
The ungodly HRC group openly praise and promote the American Baptist Churches USA denomination for their support of sodomites!
“Gay Pride” is of the Devil. It is no different than “Adultery Pride” or “Drunkenness Pride” or “Bearing False Witness Against Thy Neighbour Pride!” On the Human Rights Campaign (HRC) website they shamefully sell T-shirts and ballcaps with the following horrible antichrist messages...
“United Against Hate”
“Make America LGBTQ Again”
“Louisianans For Equality”
“No Hate In My State”
“Make America Gay Again”
What demonic lying propaganda! Folks, these wicked people don't know what love is! They are mistaking sinful compromise for “love.” Satan is the author of confusion! Folks, the American Baptist Convention (now ABCUSA) supports this evil!!! What do you think God feels about this? I can tell you confidently that God HATES EVIL (Psalms 97:10). Isaiah 5:20, “Woe unto them that call evil good, and good evil; that put darkness for light, and light for darkness; that put bitter for sweet, and sweet for bitter!”
And to think, the American Baptist Convention supports this filthy wickedness!!!
The slogans that HRC are promoting are a pack of satanic lies. For example: “Make America LGBTQ Again” and “Make America Gay Again” are totally untrue, because America NEVER was a nation of fags and queers (using their own terminology). The slogan “No Hate In My State” is also a big lie, because obeying God is not “hate.” It is homosexual supporters who HATE CHRISTIANS with a passion, which is why they are selling and promoting this evil. They hate God!!! Proverbs 29:27, “An unjust man is an abomination to the just: and he that is upright in the way is abomination to the wicked.” To the wicked person, a saint who hates sin is accused of being a hateful person; but God Himself hates sin. You cannot love God without hating sin, because sin separates us from God.
Jesus plainly said that the world HATES HIM because He testifies against its sinful works. John 7:7, “The world cannot hate you; but me it hateth, because I testify of it, that the works thereof are evil.” Jesus is the Living Word (John 1:1-3, 14); the Holy Bible is the Written Word (John 17:17). It is through the Written Word that Jesus testifies against the sins of the world. The Old Testament LAW of God condemns all of mankind for our many sins; but Jesus Christ under the New Testament brought truth and GRACE to all men. You can have that grace by faith.
It's not just 5,120 Baptists losing their minds (and that's just ABCUSA churches); 10,083 apostate Presbyterian churches in 2015 embraced same-sex marriages! Folks, Satan is the God of this evil world. Revelation 12:9, “And the great dragon was cast out, that old serpent, called the Devil, and Satan, which deceiveth the whole world: he was cast out into the earth, and his angels were cast out with him.” The churches are horribly failing the LGBT community by sanctioning their wickedness, instead of crying aloud against their deathstyle and taking a stand for God. You cannot help a sick person by agreeing with them that they are not really sick! Homosexuals need help, as do all sinners!
Please don't misunderstand the issue at hand. We're not just talking about welcoming homosexuals as we would welcome all sinners into the church—a spiritual hospital for sinners to hear preaching; but rather, churches are announcing to homosexuals that they won't preach against homosexuality as being perverse, a sin and against God. AWAB churches are literally havens for sodomites, where you can “feel good” to be a lesbian and retain your “Gay Pride” in these Godless churches. This perversion is as ungodly as anything in this sick and messed-up sinful world!!! AWAB is of the Devil. Yes, America's churches have horribly failed the LGBT community, by not preaching anymore against homosexuality as being “sin” and “gross perversion” and “against nature,” a total desecration of the sacred marital relationship between one man and one woman.
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