President Obama is pushing the gay agenda, and our nation will be judged for it.
From One News Now:
Obama most 'gay'-friendly president in history
"Less than halfway through his first term, President Barack Obama has appointed more openly homosexual officials than any other president in history.
Homosexual activists say the estimate of more than 150 appointments so far -- from agency heads and commission members to policy officials and senior staffers -- surpasses the previous high of about 140 reached during two full terms under President Bill Clinton.
'From everything we hear from inside the administration, they wanted this to be part of their efforts at diversity,' said Denis Dison, spokesman for the Presidential Appointments Project of the Gay & Lesbian Leadership Institute. (See reaction from Concerned Women for America's Janice Crouse)
The pace of appointments has helped to ease broader disappointment among homosexuals that Obama has not acted more quickly on other fronts, such as ending the 'don't ask, don't tell' policy that bans homosexual men and women from serving openly in the military."
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Since I'm discussing homosexuality, it seems like the perfect time to address what God says in His Word about the perverse lifestyle. And it turns out, that Jesus did indeed address the subject.
Read from Defend Proclaim the Faith:
"In an attempt to neutralize the Bible, homosexuals and their supporters claim Lord Jesus never mentioned or condemned homosexuality. In their thinking, because He did not use the word homosexuality, then it must not violate God's word. This argument is constantly used by homosexuals and their advocates.
(Does that remind you of anyone, Diogenes?)
It is true the Bible does not use the word homosexual or homosexuality; while it is not true the Lord Jesus never condemned the act. The word homosexual was not coined as a word until the late 1800s or just a little over 100 years ago. The word was first used in Germany and then picked up later in 1892 in the English dictionary. The King James Version could not use this word because it was translated 300 years before the word was coined in the English!
The Lord Jesus very clearly condemned homosexuality. He used the word for His day which would have identified the homosexual act. The New Testament uses the word fornication to identify homosexuality. Once it is understood the New Testament used this word to identify homosexuality, then it is clear that the Lord Jesus condemned it.
The Book of Jude ties together homosexuality with the word fornication. The homosexuality of Sodom and Gomorrha was identified as fornication. The Bible warns that the destruction of Sodom and Gomorrha was an example to those who would practice this same fornication.
Jude 1:7 Even as Sodom and Gomorrha, and the cities about them in like manner, giving themselves over to fornication, and going after strange flesh, are set forth for an example, suffering the vengeance of eternal fire.
The Greek word for fornication is ekporneuo, and it means to be utterly unchaste. It is the Greek word from which English derives the word pornography. A person who is utterly unchaste would have continuously unclean thoughts. That is why pornography is so dangerous because it can completely control the mind and make ones thoughts unchaste.
The Bible then defines fornication as any sexual activity outside of marriage. It is an inclusive term. Remember, marriage is between one man and one woman. The definition of fornication would then include: heterosexual relations before marriage, homosexual relations at any time, incest, bestiality, prostitution and pornography. All sex outside of marriage is considered fornication by God.
With this understanding that the New Testament identifies homosexuality as fornication, let's look and see what the Lord Jesus said about it. The Lord said that what comes forth from the spiritual heart of a man defiles him. Sin originates from the heart and then proceeds to action. Fornication is one of the sins that He listed which defiles a man.
Sin first originates in the heart, then is dwelt upon in the mind and then acted upon by the will. The Lord Jesus said that the act of fornication defiles a man. Fornication is lumped with the evils of murder, thefts, lying, etc. Both the books of Matthew and Mark record the Lord Jesus condemning fornication. He clearly addressed homosexuality and how evil it is. These Scriptures follow:
Mark 7:20 And he said, That which cometh out of the man, that defileth the man. (21) For from within, out of the heart of men, proceed evil thoughts, adulteries, fornications, murders, (22) Thefts, covetousness, wickedness, deceit, lasciviousness, an evil eye, blasphemy, pride, foolishness: (23) All these evil things come from within, and defile the man.
Matthew 15:18 But those things which proceed out of the mouth come forth from the heart; and they defile the man. (19) For out of the heart proceed evil thoughts, murders, adulteries, fornications, thefts, false witness, blasphemies: (20) These are the things which defile a man: but to eat with unwashen hands defileth not a man.
The New Testament has more to say about fornication than just the Lord Jesus' statements that it comes from the evil of man's heart. In Scripture after Scripture, the Bible warns about the sin of fornication. The Bible in several places lists fornication with many other sins. These sins would include: adultery, idolatry, drunkenness, witchcraft, hatred, heresies and the list goes on and on. The sin of fornication/homosexuality is always listed with these other sins. In fact, fornication is usually one of the first sins listed. These Scriptures follow:
Galatians 5:19-21 Now the works of the flesh are manifest, which are these; Adultery, fornication, uncleanness, lasciviousness … and such like: of the which I tell you before, as I have also told you in time past, that they which do such things shall not inherit the kingdom of God.
Ephesians 5:3-7 But fornication, and all uncleanness, or covetousness, let it not be once named among you, as becometh saints … For this ye know, that no whoremonger, nor unclean person, nor covetous man, who is an idolater, hath any inheritance in the kingdom of Christ and of God. Let no man deceive you with vain words: for because of these things cometh the wrath of God upon the children of disobedience. Be not ye therefore partakers with them.
Colossians 3:4-6 When Christ, who is our life, shall appear, then shall ye also appear with him in glory. Mortify therefore your members which are upon the earth; fornication, uncleanness, inordinate affection, evil concupiscence, and covetousness, which is idolatry: For which things' sake the wrath of God cometh on the children of disobedience:
All the above Scriptures give a severe warning to those who practice fornication/homosexuality and the other listed sins. Each section of Scripture states the wrath of God will come upon those who practice fornication and they will not inherit the kingdom of God . The Bible leaves no doubt that homosexuality is unacceptable to God. These verses first condemn homosexuality and then gives a stern warning to those that commit this act.
Supporting the homosexual agenda shows a deep rebellion against God and classifies that person as a reprobate. To God there is no difference between an active homosexual and a heterosexual who condones this act. They both are linked to the reprobate mind. This means the American society is loaded with reprobates. They are clergy, politicians, judges and college professors. They are news analysts and Hollywood stars."
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But, the good news is that Jesus loves homosexuals and their advocates, just not their sin. However, because He is a holy God, this sin, as well as other sin, keeps us from eternity in Heaven with him, unless, and this is the key part, we repent of our sin and ask Him to be our Savior. Then, He opens his arms and welcomes us into His kingdom and we become children of God, with our sins washed clean in His precious blood, never to be remembered again. Hallelujah! This opportunity is as available to homosexuals as it is to heterosexuals.