The Supreme Court of the United States said that Same Sex “Marriage” is legal across the land. Some people say, “Well, if the Supreme Court says it is ok, then there must not be anything wrong with it.” No, it is not right just because the Supreme Court says it is legal to marry as two males together or two females. It is not right because a Higher Court has already declared that homosexuality is wrong and that it is sin, we will see the Scriptures in this article.”
There is a trend, today, in many countries, to make ‘same-sex “marriages”‘ as legal as heterosexual marriages. To have this trend take place now is not really surprising, for several reasons. The first reason is because the Bible predicts this will happen: Romans chapter one states, “For this reason God gave them up to vile passions. For even their women exchanged the natural use for what is against nature.
Likewise also the men, leaving the natural use of the woman, burned in their lust for one another, men with men committing what is shameful, and receiving in themselves the penalty of their error which was due.” Romans 1:26-27
In God’s mind, He sees the future as if it has already happened, even though this passage was written about 2000 years ago. You see God knows what is going to happen before it happens. Does that mean that He likes everything that is happening? No, certainly not!
In 2 Peter it says, “and turning the cities of Sodom and Gomorrah into ashes, condemned them to destruction, making them an example to those who afterward would live ungodly.” 2 Peter 2:6.
Another reason, it does not surprise me that homosexual marriages are becoming more popular, is because we humans have this strange belief that if we say something is ok to do, then God needs to agree with us. This has happened in the United States in the area of abortion. Many people today don’t even debate whether this is right or wrong; they just assume that God has said it is ok now because the Supreme Court says it is ok. What a rude awaking they will have one day, when they stand before the Supreme Court of God!
As we think about this point, that means if you could get the government to legalize drugs, prostitution and murder, etc. then it would be all right to do these things, right?, Wrong! What is our standard? Is it an opinion poll? What is our law? It is the Word of God! There is no other standard other than what God has said in His Word the Bible. Some people say, “Well, it is all in the way you interpret it.”
Let’s see how you would interpret these verses and how they relate to homosexual marriages: “He who overcomes shall inherit all things, and I will be his God and he shall be My son. But the cowardly, unbelieving, abominable, murderers, sexually immoral, sorcerers, idolaters, and all liars shall have their part in the lake which burns with fire and brimstone, which is the second death.” Revelation 21:7, 8
Some religious leaders would say, well, that doesn’t apply to us today because the Bible is not relevant to us today. The prophets of the Bible didn’t know that one day two men would live together as husband and wife, or two women would live together in “holy matrimony.” First, this type of thinking denies that God knows what is going to happen in the future, and that He is omniscient. The second thing this says is that God’s Word is not infallible (without errors). So now we have a choice, either we can believe what fallible men (with errors) say, or we can believe God and the Bible!
If you believe the Bible is God’s Word, and you want to know what it says in this area of marriage, here is what it says: “So God created man in His own image; in the image of God He created him; male and female He created them. (You see, it takes both the male and the female married together to show God’s image.) Then God blessed them, and God said to them, ‘Be fruitful and multiply; fill the earth and subdue it. Genesis 2:27, 28a (It is a little hard for two males or two females to be fruitful and multiply, so God is obviously talking only about a man and a woman being married together.)
The Scripture goes on to say: “And the LORD God caused a deep sleep to fall on Adam, and he slept; and He took one of his ribs, and closed up the flesh in its place. Then the rib which the LORD God had taken from man He made into a woman, and He brought her to the man. And Adam said: ‘This is now bone of my bones and flesh of my flesh; she shall be called Woman, because she was taken out of Man.’ Therefore a man shall leave his father and mother and be joined to his wife, and they shall become one flesh.” Genesis 2:21-24 There is something the woman has that the man doesn’t have without her, he cannot find it in another man, nor can she find it in another woman.
In Leviticus 19:22 it says, “You shall not lie with a male as with a woman. It is an abomination.” This is also repeated in the New Testament in 1 Corinthians 6:9, 11 “Do you not know that the unrighteous will not inherit the kingdom of God? Do not be deceived. Neither fornicators, nor idolater, nor adulterers, nor homosexuals, nor sodomites.”
But, I also like how it goes on to say that if people repent of these sins and turn from them they can be saved. “And such were some of you. But you were washed, but you were sanctified, but your were justified in the name of the Lord Jesus and by the Spirit of our God.” So if you are living in sin with another man or woman turn from your sin and receive Christ’s pardon and He will receive you.
There are those who say they are Christians, but living together with a person of the same sex (“married” or not) claiming to be right with God. This cannot be, because the Bible has already condemned this practice throughout all of Scripture, and He has not changed His mind about it. 1 John makes it very clear that if we say we are a Christian but practice sin, we are liars. “He who says, ‘I know Him,’ and does not keep His commandments is a liar, and the truth is not in him.” I John 1:4
The indication from Scripture is that in the “Last Days” it will be like it was before the flood, and like it was in Sodom and Gomorrah. Those days were characterized by violence, immorality, and homosexuality. “But of that day and hour no one knows, no, not even the angels of heaven, but My Father only.
But as the days of Noah were, so also will the coming of the Son of Man be. For as in the days before the flood, they were eating and drinking, marrying and giving in marriage, until the day that Noah entered the ark, and did not know until the flood came and took them all away, so also will the coming of the Son of Man be.” Matthew 24:36-39
Jesus himself made it very clear what marriage is all about, He says, “Have you not read that He who made them at the beginning ‘made them male and female,’ and said, ‘For this reason a man shall leave his father and mother and be joined to his wife, and the two shall become one flesh’ So then, they are no longer two but one flesh.” Matthew 19:4b-6a. Then Saint Paul makes it unmistakable as to what marriage is as well.
He says in 1 Corinthians 7:2b-5 “…let each man have his own wife, and let each woman have her own husband. Let the husband render to his wife the affection due her, and likewise also the wife to her husband. The wife does not have authority over her own body, but the husband does. And likewise the husband does not have authority over his own body, but the wife does.
Do not deprive one another except with consent for a time, that you may give yourselves to fasting and prayer; and come together again so that Satan does not tempt you because of your lack of self-control.” It sure doesn’t sound like God ever intended for any other combination to be together other than a man and a woman!
I’m sure that people before the flood rationalized their evil behavior also. God does not change, though, and neither does Scripture on this important subject of human sexuality. Some say, “I was born this way I can’t change.” Yes, we are all born with a sin nature, but we can change with God’s help.
Is there hope for homosexuals? The good news is, yes, there is hope in Christ! Many are saved now, and happily married to the opposite sex, even though they lived in sin before. God does forgive, He hates the sin of homosexuality, but He loves the sinner. Those that teach that God hates homosexuals are missing the point. God hates the sin, but He loves the sinner. This sin is bad, but so is every sin. A person that holds onto their sin until they die will be dragged down to hell by that sin. Those that repent and give up the sin of homosexuality will be saved.
If you want help, you will need to first admit you need help. Tell God you are sick and tired of your sin of homosexuality. Tell Him that you believe Jesus died for your sin, and you want Him to save you. “For with the heart one believes to righteousness, and with the mouth confession is made to salvation. For the Scripture says, ‘Whoever believes on Him will not be put to shame.'” Romans 10:10-11. All the Scripture references are taken from the New King James Bible.
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You can be christians, but you don’t understand what it really mean. You should’t smoke, kill, binch drinking, steal cheat. You shouldn’t discriminate homosexual people. I am strong conservative catholic and I support marriage equality. People who are the worst they smoked tobbacco in their lifetime, they even sometimes use illegal drugs are the most hypocrites. They screaming the loudest against rights and dignity of LGBT people, but drug users, tobacco smokers really not deserve their privileges. Homosexual people if don’t hurt other people should have equal rights. Maybe God even forgive people who had ever use illegal drug. I don’t know. For me the biggest evil are addictions: tobbacco, alcohol, drugs, prostitution, murder, brutal rape and racism homophobia.
Gary Panell says
What Happened To Shorty?
“Did you hear about Shorty?” Like any barber, Jim was mighty pleased to get terrific barbershop talk. “About Shorty?” “Yep.” “You mean Shorty, the barber? No, I didn’t hear a thing about him. Why?” “Well, he’s–he’s got religious all of a sudden!” “Religious? Not Shorty! Are you sure you haven’t got your wires crossed? You mean somebody else.”
“Of course I don’t. I know Shorty Panell. We both belong to Veterans of Foreign Wars and the Elks; we’re good pals. And I got it straight from him yesterday. He even tried to convert me.”
“You’re crazy, Jim. I know Shorty, too. I guess there isn’t anybody around this town who doesn’t know him. But listen, Jim, I know him well enough to know that he’s just not the type to get religious–that’s all. It’s just not Shorty’s line–religion’s not. Just like me, he figures it’s okay for women and old codgers and people who are sick.”
“I know, Bob. But I tell you; he’s changed his ideas. Changed them completely. He sure gave me a sermon last night. A sinner…lost…needed to be saved…Jesus Christ the only answer…confess sin…believe…or go to hell. That’s the gist of it. You know, I wouldn’t be surprised to see him quit barbering to peddle his salvation wares full time–a minister or something, you know.”
“That’s ridiculous, Jim.”
“Yes, but then–well, the whole thing’s
ridiculous. What I can’t get over is that Shorty really thinks he has something. You know, when he talked about the happiness this religious stuff has brought him, he looked like–like he’d just got a check for a million bucks. He looked just that tickled. Bob, Shorty’s a different man. I can’t explain it exactly. But he’s not the Shorty Panell I used to know. He’s absolutely different.”
“I guess he must be, because what you’ve said sure doesn’t sound like him.”
“I know. But…Look him up and have a talk with him yourself if you don’t believe me, Bob. Seeing’s believing, you know.”
And so the story spread until everybody in town knew it as well as they knew Shorty. Many, like Bob, were incredulous: it was impossible. Others were skeptical: how long would it last? Everybody was puzzled: just what had happened to Shorty?
Shorty’s experience has long since been replaced by other headline news in Moses Lake’s barbershops and gossip columns. Occasionally, though, some still wonder fleetingly just exactly what did happen to Norman Panell. This is his story:
One day when Shorty was on a vacation financed by his gambling wins, he met a friend who started talking religion–about the Lord Jesus Christ and the Bible. Shorty knew that the Bible is the Word of God–at least, that’s what he’d been told. Actually, he knew little about what it says or, for that matter, about the Lord Jesus Christ. Now, as his friend pulled out a New Testament and pointed out a verse, Shorty couldn’t help feeling a bit curious. “All have sinned, and come short of the glory of God” (Romans 3:23). Shorty read it, then, chewing his lip thoughtfully, stared past his friend.
All–that word bothered him. He now realized that it included a lot of swell fellows–men who were living good lives, busy lives. It meant that he was a sinner. Shorty resented the implication. His friend turned a few pages and, with a word of explanation, pointed out another verse. Almost angrily, skimmed it. Then, slowly, carefully, he re-read it “The wages…of sin…is death” (Romans 6:23). The words stunned Shorty. In a dreadful moment he saw himself standing before God, hearing the verdict, “Guilty–a sinner,” followed by the solemn pronouncement of an irrevocable death sentence.
What could he do? Shorty became desperate. He knew that even when he made a special effort to be good, he did things “short of the glory of God,” things which God would consider sin. Was there no escape? Must he live the rest of his life under a death sentence? Was this to be life for him? The question haunted him for days. Life was no longer worth living.
In despair he read Romans 6:23 again. “The wages of sin is death, but the gift of God is eternal life…”
“But the gift…” He thought of Christmas and the gifts he had received–things people gave him without expecting him to pay for them or work for them–things people gave him just to show they loved him. “Could it be that God loves me, and because He does, He wants to give me a gift?” Shorty wondered, then quickly brushed the idea away. Why should God love him? Why should God give him anything? He deserved nothing–but death.
He looked at the verse again: “But the gift of God is eternal life through Jesus Christ our Lord.”
“It looks like that’s what it means, though,” he muttered. “God wants to give me life–as a gift.” And Shorty was right. “God so loved the world, that He gave his only begotten Son, that whosoever believeth in Him should not perish, but have everlasting life” (John 3:16). The Lord Jesus Christ paid the death penalty to give sinners the gift of never-ending life.
Like any other gift, eternal life must be accepted. And because this life is through Jesus Christ our Lord, since it is actually in Him, we must accept Jesus to get this life.
That’s what Shorty did. He didn’t just “get religion.” He got Christ that day when he cried to God, “I know I’m a sinner. I know I deserve to die. But thank you for loving me enough to send Jesus Christ to die in my place. Dear God, I want to accept Your gift of eternal life. I take Jesus Christ as my personal Lord and Savior.”
When Norman Panell prayed that prayer, the Lord Jesus Christ came into his life and made him a new man. “If any man be in Christ, he is a new creation: old things are passed away; behold, all things are become new” (2 Corinthians 5:17).
Because Shorty had accepted Jesus not only as Savior from sin and its penalty, but as the Lord of his life, when God asked him to leave his business to prepare for the ministry, he sold his barbershop and enrolled in the Prairie Bible Institute. Christ is now running Shorty’s life. And Shorty has never regretted the change of management.
What God has done for Shorty He can do for you. His gift of eternal life is yours for the asking–yours for the taking–yours by accepting Jesus Christ as your Lord and Savior.
Going to heaven
is as simple as A B C !
dmit that we have sinned.
“…for all have sinned and fall short of
the glory of God… (Romans 3:23)
elieve on the Lord Jesus Christ.
“Believe on the Lord Jesus Christ, and
you will be saved, you and your household.” (Acts 16:31)
onfess with our mouth.
“…that if you confess with your mouth
the Lord Jesus and believe in your heart
that God has raised Him from the dead,
you will be saved. For with the heart
one believes unto righteousness, and
with the mouth confession is made unto
salvation.” (Romans 10: 9-10)
Pray this prayer: God, I admit I have sinned. I believe Jesus your Son loves me and died on the cross for my sins. I am sorry for my sins and turn from them. Right now, I receive Jesus Christ as my Lord and Savior. Amen.
What Happened To Shorty?
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