Homosexuality

Homosexuality

Today the world fervently proclaims homosexuality is an alternative lifestyle. Society disrespectfully disregards what God has to say in regards to the matter. We as Christians often take a neutral position fearfully dreading being persecuted for being unloving and judgmental. What is homosexuality? Webster defines homosexuality as relating to or exhibiting sexual desire towards one’s own sex.. By the way there is no factual medical data to substantiate homosexuality as an inborn trait. It is a learned behavior. The scriptures tells us homosexuality is an abomination in the sight of God. I Kings 14: 24. ” Do not lie with a man as one lies with a woman that is detestable.” Leviticus 18: 22 (NIV).

Homosexuality is not something we as Christians should passively overlook. Especially when it obviously raises it’s head in the assembly of the Lord. It is the sin that literally destroyed Sodom and Gomorrah. We have an obligation to enlighten others in regards to the pitfalls of sin that God has clearly defined as forbidden territory. Roman states “Therefore God gave them over in the sinful desires of their hearts to sexual impurity for the degrading of their bodies with one another. They exchanged the truth of God for a lie, and worshipped and served created things rather than the Creator who is forever praise, Amen.. Because of this, God gave them over to shameful lusts. Even the women exchanged 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. Futhermore, since they did not think it worthwhile to retain the knowledge of God, He gave them over to a depraved mind to do what ought not to be done” Romans 1: 24-28 (NIV)). This is GOD speaking. To those who have an ear let him/her hear.

We should really be about our Father’s business daily. Instead we select to entangle ourselves in a web of bureaucracy. We have allowed immorality to permeate our worship services. Appointing known practicing homosexuals as well as adulterers to highly visible positions. All in the name of Jesus. Creating a multiplicity of carnally based programs and positions patterned after the standards of the world. What kind of example does this set for the children? Many teenagers are finding themselves confused and not knowing who they are. They are having an identity crisis and beginning to venture further into homosexuality. Young girls and boys need positive role models as well as some one to discuss their inner feelings! The world continues to blur the sexual lines and many are getting trapped! The Bible is clear on its position of “same sex relationships!”Christ is the head of the body, the church, He must have the preeminence in all things.

You don’t have to allow sin to reign in your life. A few moments of lustful pleasure could possibly result in eternal damnation. God does not always stop us from choices that are against His will. Just know whatever gifts He has bestowed you with are greatly hindered if you choose to indulge in sexual sin. The sexual sins carry a stronger penalty. Don’t be seduced by that seducing spirit. Be truthful with yourself. You won’t have inner peace unless you repent. If you know someone who is trapped in homosexuality immediately begin to intercede for them. If you have the faith God has the power. James says “My brother, if one of you should wander from the truth and someone should bring him back, remember this: whoever turns a sinner from the error of his way will save him from death and cover over a multitude of sins” James 5:19-20 (NIV.)

Jesus is coming back and although He is coming as a thief in the night He tells His children that we should not be surprised at His sudden return. We definitely know He’s coming we just don’t know when! “Finally brothers, we instructed you how to live in order to please GOD, as in fact now you are living. Now we ask you and urge you in the Lord Jesus to do this more and more. For you know what instructions we gave you by the authority of the Lord Jesus. It is GOD’S Will that you should be sanctified: that you should avoid sexual immorality: that each of you should learn to control his own body in a way that is holy and honorable, not in passionate lust like the heathen, who do not know God; and that in this matter no one should wrong his brother or take advantage of him. The Lord will punish men for all such sins, as we have already told you and warned you. For GOD did not call us to be impure, but to live a holy life. Therefore, he who rejects this instruction does not reject man but GOD, who gives you His HOLY SPIRIT. I Thessalonians 4:1-8 (NIV)

Whenever anyone chooses to indulge in destructive or immoral behavior consistently that is in a position of leadership they should opt to “sit down” until they have gained self control over the impending behavior. In ministry our first desire should be to live to please the Lord. When under the influence or engaging in behavior that the LORD has deemed unacceptable it is difficult to help others break free of the shackles of sin. We must daily check ourselves to see if we are operating in the Faith. When we submit to the WILL & WAY of the LORD we are in a better position to help those we are called to minister to. As we empty ourselves we can ask the Holy Spirit to Fill us so we can go forth in JESUS NAME! God knows what is best for each of us have given us instructions for living in HIS WORD! Live everyday to the GLORY of GOD!

God created Adam and Eve, not Adam and Steve. He wants us to have a companion helpmeet but not of the same sex. We must contend for the faith! We must not walk in darkness and claim ourselves to be children of the Light. We must go against the grain when necessary We must take a stand for righteousness… Christ is coming back for a church without spot or wrinkle. Don’t be left behind. Will you be there? Will you be caught up in the clouds to meet Him in the air?


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3 Responses to “Homosexuality”
  1. Eileen says:

    I have been searching and searching for the “right” godly person to talk to on the topic of homosexuality. I’m so glad I found your website today!!!
    I am burden-down, stressed-out and heart-broken because my daughter has decided to believe the world that it is ok to be gay. I’m not going to go into the fights and arguments we’ve had on this matter but I will tell you we are not on speaking terms at this time. I desperatly need to speak with you regarding this matter. Would you contact me at your earliest conveniece?

  2. Emeline says:

    Thanks for the insight. It bnrigs light into the dark!

  3. I appreciate Dr. Ogans’ article concerning homosexuality, but am concerned about several points expressed. I believe that we as the church, in order to do our work properly and most effectively, must approach matters such as this one as intellectually as possible.

    You stated that homosexuality is a “learned behavior”, there is no evidence of this. While it is true that some psychologists believe that homosexuality may be the result of environmental influence, there is no factual data to support this theory.

    Also, you spoke about “allowing immorality to permeate our worship services…” We as christians are charged with doing His work down here on earth. If we are in the business of saving souls, how can we willingly purge the church of those who are in need of healing? This goes against the covenant that we as the church have pledged oursleves and energies to.

    In the matter of “appointing known practicing homosexuals as well as adulterers to highly visible positions” in the church…since we all “fall short”, who becomes more eligible than who to lead? Does this mean that we should elect our officials according to who’s sin is the least offensive according to society? What method(s) do we use to determine just that? How do we prioritize sin? Also, how reliable is it to discern something based purely off of aesthetics. Sin tends to cloak itself and can be elusive until revealed in time. How can we be sure of what our members in the pulpit whom appear to be “holy” are doing behind closed doors? Doesn’t the anointing take precedence over personal struggle? Maybe you are suggesting that the particular sin of homosexuality is indicative of not having a relationship with God. But again, this is prioritizing sin. In that case, is a “known and practicing” alcoholic better than a homosexual, even though they are desecrating their body that is a temple and vessel of The Lord? Have those, who are homosexual, yet have devoted themselves to doing His work, been doing so in vain? Are the souls that they may have saved invalid because of the personal struggles of those who led them to Christ? Will they be forsaken by default?

    “A few moments of lustful pleasure could possibly result in eternal damnation…just know whatever gifts He has bestowed you with are greatly hindered if you choose to indulge in sexual sin.” What does this imply…that homosexual realtionships are only physical, purely carnal as opposed to emotional? It is well known that there are same sex couples that enter into long-term committed relationships. Let’s call sin what it is and not assign it to a catergory. There are homosexuals engaged in loving, not just “lustful” relationships. They even attempt to build families. I do not agree with this, but possessing the capacity to love in this way may be misguided, but not deviant.

    To say that, “God does not always stop us from choices that are against His will” is correct, but the flaw of course here is how it can be determined that homosexuality is an act of will. Are demonic possessions acts of will? I find it hard to believe that all homosexuals raised in the church would willingly subject themselves to spiritual persecution.

    If The Lord, our God, is “coming back for a church without spot or wrinkle”, he will not find one, and we shall be consumed. God is not coming back for churches, but for souls. The belief that any church comprised of men will be sin-free or “without spot or wrinkle” is unrealistic and immature (no disrespect intended). We, as his people, cannot put the reputation of the church before our mission, and purge souls in need of saving to do so. Society perspective on our work should not matter. Many apostles who truly did His work were persecuted for doing so.

    Please do not misunderstand me in believing that I condone homosexuality, but we cannot discount compassion and forget that prayer is powerful. We have to consider individuals and not disqualify whole communities of people. Most of all, we must remember that sin is sin, and no place one above another. Purity does not exist in this world, but we should strive for it, but not at any of our brothers’s or sister’s expense. We must not forget our work and judge righteuosly lest we be judged ourselves. We must not condemn but attempt to heal. This is the pledge of a christian. When we remember this, our churches will return to the sanctity that they once knew.

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