Thursday, March 22, 2012

Mike Seaver Never Got in This Much Trouble


Last week Kirk Cameron created a firestorm of controversy for saying that homosexuality is ""unnatural ... I think that it's detrimental, and ultimately destructive to so many of the foundations of civilization."  The response from GLAAD was "In this interview, Kirk Cameron sounds even more dated than his 1980s TV character, Cameron is out of step with a growing majority of Americans"  Kirk stands by his statement though criticizes the interviewer for condensing important topics to 4-second soundbites.   The interesting thing is that the response from GLAAD (while factually correct) only serves to prove correct the statement from Kirk Cameron.  In fact, that was the plan of homosexual activists from the start.  Here is what the Bible says. 
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. And even as they did not like to retain God in [their] knowledge, God gave them over to a debased mind, to do those things which are not fitting; being filled with all unrighteousness, sexual immorality, wickedness, covetousness, maliciousness; full of envy, murder, strife, deceit, evil-mindedness; [they are] whisperers, backbiters, haters of God, violent, proud, boasters, inventors of evil things, disobedient to parents, undiscerning, untrustworthy, unloving, unforgiving, unmerciful; who, knowing the righteous judgment of God, that those who practice such things are deserving of death, not only do the same but also approve of those who practice them.  Romans 1:27-32 NKJV
This is God's summary of homosexual activism.  For all of you who tend to support homosexuality, you need to make a choice of whether you are going to agree with God or are you going to agree with evil. There is no middle ground.  Supporting sin is just as bad as committing sin as supporting sin is also rebellion against God.  Frankly, it makes me sick to my stomach when people who associate themselves as Christian support homosexuality.  They reveal either their complete and utter ignorance of the Word of God or their own dark hearts thinking that they can define what is right and wrong over and above what God has already declared.  At best, they are merely deceived by a well-crafted lie meant to show homosexuality in a positive light. 

For those who are ignorant or deceived, here is what God says about homosexuality.  First of all, God says it is against nature, or unnatural.  You can not call natural when the One who created nature calls it unnatural.  God also says it is shameful, yet we have turned it into something to be promoted!  We also see that after a certain point, God gives them over to their debased mind, or a mind of low moral character.  In other words, God has given them over to their own immorality. God also says that once someone is given over to a debased mind, other sinful things will follow.  What was once just a "lifestyle" choice has now become their master leading them in to "sexual immorality, wickedness, covetousness, maliciousness; full of envy, murder, strife, deceit, evil-mindedness; [they are] whisperers, backbiters, haters of God, violent, proud, boasters, inventors of evil things, disobedient to parents, undiscerning, untrustworthy, unloving, unforgiving, unmerciful"  And worse. they still have the knowledge that what they do is wrong, but they do not even care.  In fact, they lead others into that same sin and support their downfall into slavery to a wicked lifestyle.

Looking at that list of what God says those who practice such things will become, there is no denying that it is all true.  For each of those things listed, I can give examples of how that is true.  It is a sick and depraved life and they want nothing more than to trick others into believing they belong there.  This is evidenced by the fact that they are wholeheartedly against any idea of repentance.  Any program designed to get homosexuals out of the lifestyle they call bigoted.  Any former homosexual who tries to lead others to freedom they call a liar.  They fill our schools with their propaganda, convincing children that they might also be gay.  Children who are gay, they tell that their decision is perfectly natural and should be explored and developed.  They preach freedom while inflicting slavery on all who fall for their lies. 

This is how it becomes destructive to society.  Any time any sin is declared righteous, society crumbles that much more.  Whether it be abortion, promiscuity, drugs, drinking, adultery, and, yes, homosexuality that becomes more accepted, it reveals just how far society has fallen.  Sin is a disease and when we allow it to spread, we spread death amongst ourselves.  Just look at what homosexuality has done so far.  Just look at how preaching the Bible in some parts of the world has become hate speech.  Just look at how the what used to mean a family has been redefined to mean just about anything we want it to.  Just look at how we have turned marriage into an abomination by ignoring God's word and inserting our own ideas.  Our society is crumbling and the growing acceptance of homosexuality is both a cause and a symptom of our fall.   We are in a downward spiral where each time we accept more sin, it leads to more sin accepted and there is no end in sight. 

Much of what I said would be considered hateful by the homosexual movement.  That is a lie.  I hate homosexuality, that is for sure.  That is not how I feel about those deceived into this lifestyle.  I do not promote violence against homosexuals.  I do not promote denying them employment in the world.  I do not promote holding up signs calling them names.  I do not promote bullying homosexuals.  Ultimately, it is there decision to live that lifestyle.  Ultimately, they are not answerable to me or any other Christian for how they live their lives.  Only to God are they accountable.  The reason I am called hateful is because I tell the truth about what homosexuality really is.  That is a threat to their lies and added conviction to their hearts as they watch those who once were slaves to the life becoming free in Christ.  They are the hateful ones.  They hate me and all others who preach the truth.  They hate us for taking their supporters away as they find out that all they thought about homosexuality was a lie and that real truth is found in Jesus Christ.  They also hate homosexuals.  They promote a lifestyle that leads to disease and death (it was the homosexual movement that prevented commonsense measures to protect against the spread of AIDS).  They convince you that you have no choice but to live that lifestyle even if you want to leave it.  They say you have no hope of ever changing.  They convince you, even if you do not believe so, that you just might be gay and so you should "try" it and then keeping you a slave to that decision.  They do not care about your health, well-being, or your happiness, only that you tow the line and support the lifestyle.  The welcome you with open arms, but those arms become your prison bars should you ever try to leave. 

As for me, I love homosexuals in that I want them to know there is an alternative.  I want them to know that there is freedom in Jesus Christ.  I want them to know that they can come to God just as they are and God will work in them and through them to change them.  I want them to know that they do not need to be slaves to their sin as Jesus died to not just forgive them for what they have done but to recreate them into something even better.  God does hate homosexuality.  God sees how destructive it is.  God, however, loves the homosexual and sent His son to die even for their sins.  God loves you so much that He wants to free you from that bondage and cleanse you from its stain.  I know the chains of homosexual are heavy.  I know they seem impossible to break, there are no chains so strong that God can not break them.  The message that Christianity wants the homosexual to know is that there is freedom in Christ, if only they should turn to Him.  For any sin that any one may be caught up in, the message is the same.  There is freedom in Jesus Christ.  There is forgiveness in Jesus Christ.  There is redemption in Jesus Christ.  There is freedom in Jesus Christ. 
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 homosexuals, nor sodomites, nor thieves, nor covetous, nor drunkards, nor revilers, nor extortioners will inherit the kingdom of God. And such were some of you. But you were washed, but you were sanctified, but you were justified in the name of the Lord Jesus and by the Spirit of our God.  1 Corinthians 6:9-11 NKJV

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