Contend Earnestly: You Are the Homosexual

Friday, April 17, 2009

You Are the Homosexual

I know this post title seems to be one to merely draw attention to it. Now, that is definitely part of it, but it is also quite true for many people. I personally believe that homosuality is a sin and it is quite evident from Scripture. If you would like to see my post on this issue, click here.

What I want to do with a couple of posts is simply show a deeper understanding of our own sin, by looking to the sin of the homosexual.

I know you can’t wait to argue the points on why homosexuals are wrong. But, what a stupid way to take a theology and live it out. Do you defend the Bible? Yes. But people have made this sin above others and will vote people into office because of it, choose friends because of it and completely disregard people because of it.

The harsh thing to realize is that you are the homosexual.

This sounds odd the first time you hear it. This sounds like an overstatement. It can be, but the scary thing is that it could be true.

Let me ask you this question.

Will a homosexual go to heaven if they know it is a sin, if they continue to live the homosexual life without care and without struggle, so they have a partner and carry out all the things that are deemed as sin because of the homosexual lifestyle, they help people around them, they feed the poor, they read their bibles, the memorize scripture, they go to church, they sing the songs and they say that they love Jesus. Will this person go to heaven? No.

Can a person who has been a homosexual, has those temptations, fights those temptations, and struggles with the sin, but turns them to Jesus, loves Jesus and puts their trust in righteousness in Him alone, go to heaven? Yes. If this isn’t the case we have greater issues than the homosexual…let me show you.

Then the Lord sent Nathan to David. And he came to him and said,
“There were two men in one city, the one rich and the other poor.
“The rich man had a great many flocks and herds.
“But the poor man had nothing except one little ewe lamb
Which he bought and nourished;
And it grew up together with him and his children.
It would eat of his bread and drink of his cup and lie in his bosom,
And was like a daughter to him.
“Now a traveler came to the rich man,
And he was unwilling to take from his own flock or his own herd,
To prepare for the wayfarer who had come to him;
Rather he took the poor man’s ewe lamb and prepared it for the man who had come to him.”
Then David’s anger burned greatly against the man, and he said to Nathan, “As the Lord lives, surely the man who has done this deserves to die.
“He must make restitution for the lamb fourfold, because he did this thing and had no compassion.”
Nathan then said to David, “You are the man!
2 Samuel 12:1-7

Do you have sin in your life?

Here is the thing that people love to read when they read about the homosexual lifestyle, they love to read the following verse with the emphasis only being on the part of homosexuality.

Or do you not know that the unrighteous will not inherit the kingdom of God? Do not be deceived; neither fornicators, nor idolaters, nor adulterers, nor effeminate, nor homosexuals, nor thieves, nor the covetous, nor drunkards, nor revilers, nor swindlers, will inherit the kingdom of God.
1 Corinthians 6:9-10

Isn’t that how most people read these verses…as though God highlighted homosexuals with his eternal yellow highlighter?

Notice the other things that are mentioned…fornicators and adulterers…Jesus said that any who lusts is a fornicator

Thieves are mentioned…covet in your heart…you have stolen

1 Timothy 1:8-10, which also mentions homosexuals, also mentions liars, sinners and immoral men

Let me ask you then…what is the difference between a homosexual or someone who is a liar, one who lusts, one who is angry, one who covets others in their hearts for their things or other things…what is the difference?


So, why do you get all upset by transvestites and homosexuals yet, I know you have friends, if it isn’t you yourself, that lie without care, have pride without care, don’t do anything for God in regards to fruit without care…

What is the difference?

If you lie all the time, if you lust all the time, if you have anger in your heart all the time and you do not struggle with it, but just shake it off as something that is “just who you are” what is the difference between you and a homosexual? You like to tell gay jokes? I am going to start telling jokes about you and your sin…see how much that hurts.

The difference really is found in the struggle for righteousness. There is a difference between someone who is a liar, knows it, is fighting against it, taking it to Jesus, praying for it, asking others to pray for it, and someone who just lies without care.

The same is for the homosexual, or better put, the person who understands that homosexuality is a sin, is fighting against its lusts and temptations and trusting in Jesus for His righteousness and the person who just states, "God made me this way, therefore I am going to live in the way that God made me."


Anonymous said...

AMEN... from a Baptist pastor

Steve said...

Dead on! Well done, Seth.

Anonymous said...

Good observation Seth! I have always wanted to go stand in a line of Christian protestors who have signs pointing to those two specifics and have my sign pointing only to the other sins listed in that verse, but the police have enough on their hands than having to take the time to figure out who is the murderer! :)

Mat 5:21 "You have heard that it was said to those of old, 'You shall not murder; and whoever murders will be liable to judgment.'
Mat 5:22 But I say to you that everyone who is angry with his brother will be liable to judgment; whoever insults his brother will be liable to the council; and whoever says, 'You fool!' will be liable to the hell of fire.

Brandon said...

First of all, thanks for the comment over on my side of the world...
Well-written post...
Good brain food...

Tripp said...

Well put.
Sin is Sin

Jackie Robertson said...

Hola Seth!

Lately I've been struggling with trying to figure out what to say to kids at school when they say, "I hate Christians because...." and some people say it's because we hate people that are gay. Of course I say something like, "No, I don't HATE them, but yes, it's a sin....." and then I never know really what else to say after that.

ANYWAY, that helped. Rock on.

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