For the past several days I have contemplated writing something regarding homosexuality. From my perspective, and I like to think of it as God’s perspective, too, there is just too much acceptance, too much passiveness and this is just plain wrong. The Bible is clear. It is called an “abomination” and it needs to be felt, established and determined as such in order to bring those who are in it out to a proper lifestyle, not coddle them and make them feel comfortable.
The Bible calls this activity an abomination:
“Thou shalt not lie with mankind, as with womankind: it is abomination.” Lev 18:22 (KJV)
“If a man also lie with mankind, as he lieth with a woman, both of them have committed an abomination: they shall surely be put to death; their blood shall be upon them.” Lev 20:13 (KJV)
The meaning of the word abomination is this: “a thing that causes disgust or hatred.” Some synonyms would be: “an atrocity, disgrace, horror, obscenity, outrage, evil, crime, monstrosity, anathema, bane.”
If this is an abomination, to God, should it not be an abomination to us? It is for certain, with me. It makes me sick to see them and it just cannot, will not be alright, not acceptable, nor agreeable, part of everyday life. When I begin to loosen my grip on proper sexuality and say to them, “I accept you…” then I have approved of their lifestyle and this cannot ever be.
When I was caught up in the addiction of substance abuse, I was not “accepted” by my family and friends, but rejected. Did their love ever stop for me? No, it did not. But that love didn’t supersede knowing what is right and wrong and how I would have to be treated. I was left alone, rejected and made to feel different. Well, I was different! No problem with this thinking and there was only one way to get back into the graces of those previous loved ones and this was to overcome the addiction. It was my choice. As it is the choice of those practicing and living in homosexuality. There is no “having been born this way” theory. There is no, “God made me this way”. To say such is to put the blame on God and man has tried to blame God for their proclivities ever since in the Garden. Why would God make someone who sickens even Him! That’s atrocious!
Several months ago, I encountered my friend, a friend of my youth, who admitted to being a homosexual, and who pastors a church and I asked him for Biblical proof which he believes and uses to satisfy his claim. I never received his prepared document, his theology for the acceptance of homosexuality. The reason why I never received it because there is no Scriptural proof God accepts homosexuals and definitely not in His, could be yours, but not His pulpits. He will not accept them in Heaven, and those who believe, love and accept God cannot possibly think God sets His seal of approval on them.
When I’m out and about, I cannot help but show my disgust—openly, to those who walk, talk, and think in this manner and who make attempts at getting my attention. In short: YOU MAKE ME SICK and I’m justified in my act because IT SICKENS GOD to see His creation having moved too far from the original plan set down for man. I remember during my drug years encountering, it seemed, an overabundance of women who were homosexuals in the crack community. I even began thinking maybe this drug was somehow changing those who were straight into this abomination. Saw it in front of my eyes and there is nothing attractive about it. Nothing. And what is worse, it is slowly making its way into the church under the misguided conception of love.
This saying, “God loves the sinner but hates the sin” sounds good but is often used to “excuse” people and to accept them while “in” their sin, and this should not be. God does not accept people “in” their sin. God didn’t accept me in my drug addiction but set up the method which would draw me out and like the demoniac, to again have me “clothed in my right mind”. Those who live the lifestyle of homosexuality are not “clothed in their right mind”. What you think, what you do is disgusting and creates a hatred. It is supposed to because this is what describes and is characteristic of an abomination. I didn’t say it, but God!
September 7, 2016