But grow in grace and in the knowledge of our Lord and Saviour Jesus Christ. To him be glory both now and forever. Amen.
2 Peter 3:18
(Taken from the July/August 2003 Editorial in Tulip Gems Ezine)
Thou shalt not lie with mankind, as with womankind, it is abomination. (Leviticus 18:22)
Behold, this was the iniquity of thy sister Sodom, pride, fullness of bread, and abundance of idleness was in her and in her daughters, neither did she strengthen the hand of the poor and needy.
And they were haughty, and committed abomination before me: therefore I took them away as I saw good. (Ezekiel 16:49-50)
Recently, the United States Supreme Court ruled that government should not regulate marriage. This opens the door to all manner of fornication (whoredom) including homosexual marriages, polygamy, incest, adultery, pre-marital sex and bestiality.
It might be good to take a look at what God has to say about homosexuality. If anyone objects that I'm not using New Testament passages such as Romans 1 or 1 Corinthians 6, I ask them to remember that the Holy Spirit guided Paul to write:
All Scripture is given by inspiration of God and is profitable for doctrine, reproof, correction, instruction in righteousness. (2 Timothy 3:16)
All Scripture would have to include the Old Testament, as it was the Scriptures at the time Paul wrote the verse above. In Leviticus 18, God clearly calls laying with mankind as with womankind an abomination.
What does abomination mean? It carries the idea to stink, to be loathsome and odious, to detest. In short, God detests (hates) homosexuality. He hates those who practice it: thou hatest all workers of iniquity. (Psalm 5:5)
God hates the workers of iniquity as well as their works. Some Christians claim that God loves the sinner, but hates the sin. That may be true for the repentant believer in Christ.
It is not true for the unrepentant homosexual. On the authority of Psalm 5:5 and Leviticus 18:22, we can safely say that God hates the sinner as well as the sin.
God has given them up to their own lusts. They shall not inherit the kingdom of God. If God loves homosexuals, why does He send them to hell?
If you're a homosexual, you need to repent and believe on the resurrected Lord Jesus Christ. You need to cry out to God for forgiveness by Christ's shed blood and death on the cross. You need to confess and forsake your sins in order to have mercy. Otherwise, God hates you. You will die and go to hell.
God created them Adam and Eve, not Adam and Steve. Creation itself testifies against homosexual marriage.
THE SINS OF SODOM
Some preachers have argued that according to Ezekiel 16, God did not destroy Sodom for their sin of homosexuality.
These preachers point out that homosexuality is not even mentioned in Sodom's list of sins. Much like Sodom America today, their sins were pride, fullness of bread, and abundance of idleness and they did not strengthen the hand of the poor.
But God does allude to homosexuality in Ezekiel 16:50, And they were haughty, and committed abomination before me: therefore I took them away as I saw good. The term abomination here refers directly to what God had said about laying with mankind, as with womankind, in Leviticus 18:22.
And what else are we to make of the words of the men of Sodom surrounding Lot's home in Genesis19:5? Where are the men which came in to thee this night? Bring them out unto us, that we may know them.
CARNAL KNOWLEDGE (SEX)
The word "know" here, as in some other places in Scripture, refers to carnal knowledge (sex). For example, Adam knew Eve his wife, and she conceived (Genesis 4:1). Joseph knew not Mary until she had brought forth her firstborn son (Matthew 1:25).
This is why Lot said, I pray you brethren, do not so wickedly. (Genesis 19:7) The obvious meaning is that the men of Sodom who compassed Lot's house were homosexuals. And God took them away for their abomination, as He saw good, according to Ezekiel.
Preachers who claim that homosexuality was not Sodom's sin, nor the reason God destroyed Sodom, should read Ezekiel 16:49-50 a little more closely. They should compare Scripture with Scripture (such as Leviticus 18:22 and Genesis 19:5-7).
They should also read the Reformers and Puritans who clearly referred to homosexuality as sodomy, with good reason. They should read the laws of early America to see that our founding fathers understood sodomy to refer to homosexuality. They should humble themselves and ask God to open their eyes.
DEFEND THE POOR AND FATHERLESS (PSALM 82:3)
Which brings us to Sodom America today. Homosexual marriage opens the door to the legal adoption of small children (usually boys) by wicked men. It also opens the door to adoption of small children (usually girls) by lesbians.
Small children who will be used as perverted sexual slaves.
Small children who will have no choice in the matter.
Small children who will have no (legal) human defender.
It looks like the iniquity of America is about to be full. As one man said, If God doesn't destroy America, he owes Sodom a public apology.
We know God does not owe Sodom an apology. Which leaves the eventual destruction of Sodom America certain.
Editor's Note: Twelve years after this article was written, the Supreme Court of the United States (SCOTUS) legalized homosexual marriages for all 50 states. President Obama approves of their decision. America can now officially be described as Sodom America.
George Theiss is a combat veteran of Vietnam who now follows the Lamb of God. He and his wife, Christy, have been married 42 years (in 2019). They have 8 grown children. You can contact George at firstname.lastname@example.org
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