“Don’t Just Come Out of the Closet, Come Out of Sin” Part 1

I knew I would have to address this at one time or another, and there’s no time like the present. The Bible says, “They overcame him by the blood of the Lamb and by the word of their testimony; they did not love their lives so much as to shrink from death.” {Rev  12:11}

Homosexuality is WRONG, no questions asked, no justification needed. There have been many arguments to justify the sin and all of which have failed or have no solid foundation. I struggled for over fifteen (15) years, yes I said, fifteen (15) years in homosexuality. And every single one of those years was filled with shame, pain, and rejection.  I knew in my heart that I was in sin, but the devil always confused me with the false justifications that Homosexual advocates use.

The number one argument used is that Jesus never spoke about Homosexuality, and that He accepted the harlots and prostitutes just as they were. Jesus will receive you just as you are (how else could you come to Him?), but He loves you far too much to leave you that way. The call to the kingdom is a call to repentance, and that is a call to change. Do not forget the last words of Jesus to the woman who was taken in adultery. The same Jesus who said, “Neither do I condemn you,” also said, “Go and sin no more.”  Yes, Jesus loves you, but He hates the SIN. The most powerful statement Jesus made against homosexuality is His direct affirmation of heterosexual marriage in Matthew 19:4-6:“And He answered and said to them, ‘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. Therefore what God has joined together, let not man separate.”

The 2nd Argument used refers to Matthew 22:34-40: “‘You shall love the Lord your God with all your heart, and you shall love your neighbor as yourself. On these two commandments hang all the law and the prophets.”   Love is not the only absolute in the Bible, and even love needs law to guide it. How many men have left a wife to be joined to another woman and then argued, “But we really love each other? We have a deep and genuine love that I never experienced with my former wife! How can it be wrong?” Obviously, it can be wrong because God forbids it. The Bible nowhere indicates that the quality of love in a relationship is the only measure of right and wrong.

The 3rd Argument blames God for creating the sin.. NOT SO.  I’ve heard homosexuals say, “I’m gay because God made me this way!” “I was born gay!” “You say this is not natural, but it’s natural for me.” Whether or not one believes that he was “born that way” is not the issue. The Bible addresses the behavior of man. Our attempts to define our sexual psyche as homosexual, heterosexual, or bisexual is foreign to biblical thought. Being born homosexual would not justify same-sex relations any more than being born heterosexual would justify adultery or fornication. There is no special case to plead here. Arguments about origin are distractions from the real issue. Additionally, as we meet this argument, Christians should note there is no scientific or genetic proof that any one is born homosexual.

The 4th argument says that the Old Testament is out dated and we’re under the new covenant. Those who are seeking to pursue homosexual relationships often deny the relevance of the scriptures used to condemn homosexuality (Gen.19; Judg.19; Lev.18; Lev.20). Instead, they argue, that the biblical writers were simply ignorant of much of today’s knowledge regarding the homosexual condition. They believe the biblical writers were limited in their ability to fully address the entire scope of the homosexual issue. NOT SO. Both the OT and NT and the biblical teaching on marriage provides a powerful platform with universal application. Homosexual partnerships are incompatible with God’s created order (Gen.1 and 2). This order was established by virtue of Creation, not culture.  

In Conclusion, Homosexuality is WRONG and NO amount of science, love, or scripture twisting that will make it right. Some of you may ask why am I being so harsh, when I came out of the same sin. Well the Bible says, “Open rebuke is better than love carefully concealed. Faithful are the wounds of a friend, but the kisses of an enemy are deceitful.” (Proverbs 27:5,6).


1 Comment

  1. Elton Taylor said,

    July 30, 2010 at 1:21 pm

    Bible says that when we’re converted, we’re to strengthen our brothers (Luke 22:32). Keep strengthening and admonishing those who are still entangled in what you’ve overcome. Who else better to relate to them? I pray this blog post ministers freedom to those in bondage and empowers others with the words to share with those who are bound by this particular sin. GOD bless you, Brother!

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