The Prevailing Argument: ‘Born That Way’
It’s sad that we, as a nation, have become so callous and so flippant about the subject of sex — something that was, not so long ago, afforded the proper dignity, privacy and respect it deserved. Sex was not something spoken of lightly; it was only the most uncouth who were crass enough to tell dirty jokes and brag about their sexual exploits. Sexual relations were rightly seen as the intimate union reserved for Holy Matrimony. It’s a real shame that we’ve taken something so precious and pure, and designed by God to be the most special and private of all expressions of love between a husband and wife, and made it something filthy, scandalous and common.
Not only that, but now our national conversation is all about PERVERTED, ABERRANT sexual behaviors, and our government, news and entertainment media — even many of our churches — are all considering these behaviors, once rightly defined as mental disorders, to be perfectly normal, acceptable, even admirable and desireable.
The liberal left has made it their life’s work to promote and celebrate homosexuality and transgenderism… and to force the rest of the world to accept and celebrate it too. It’s truly amazing the power they’ve brought to bear in this one area alone. Despite the fact that such a miniscule percentage of the population identifies as homosexual or “transgender,” this is now all we seem capable of talking about.
Surely there are more pressing issues: Islamic terrorism overtaking the world; a looming worldwide economic collapse; race wars, political and civil unrest, to name just a few. Yet the leftists ignore these very serious matters, and focus all their attention instead on the sexual behaviors of less than 3% of the population who like to have sex with people of the same gender, and 0.3% of the population who believe in their imaginations they are really the OPPOSITE gender from what they actually are. This insanity has even overtaken the White House and Supreme Court, so that now their delusional perversions are forced upon the rest of the country under penalty of law.
But friends, this really isn’t about sex at all. It’s about anarchy and chaos. It’s about taking God’s natural design and plan for mankind and turning it 180 degrees to the opposite, for the sole purpose of defying God and nature. In short, it is Satanic delusion — and demonic oppression. And to the liberal left, which I am absolutely convinced is ruled by Satan himself, this campaign to normalize and pridefully celebrate all things “LGBT,” has the added benefit of destroying several other foundational building blocks of a Godly society: natural marriage, natural procreation and child-bearing, and of course, the family. Once you have made speaking about God a crime, validated widespread mental disease, encouraged reckless and perverted sexual experimentation (especially among children and adolescents), re-written the laws of nature so that men can now “marry” men and women can “marry” women, and the federal tyrants in charge use their power to FORCE this upon the nation, you have essentially destroyed the country. It’s that simple. Society CAN NOT function properly once the family unit is destroyed.
God’s Word makes certain things very plain, and very simple. Some things we can and will debate, study and argue over forever, this side of heaven. But others, there can be no dispute. Such is the case with gender. We were created by God, either male or female. “Male and female made He them.” Genesis 1:27, Genesis 5:2, Matthew 19:4, Mark 10:6. But even unbelievers can easily tell the difference, and grasp the practicality of the NATURE of complimentary sexes. Not only is homosexual behavior physically unnatural and unseemly, it’s also physically impossible for such a relationship to reproduce. Therefore, they must steal the children of others.
There are many, including a growing number in professing “Christian” churches, who will argue that people are born homosexual; that the tendency to be physically attracted to the same sex is, for some, beyond their control. “God made me this way,” they say. “I was born this way; I can’t help it, and now I am finally free come out of the closet, to live my life honestly, authentically, no longer denying who I really am.” Such was the argument made recently by a member of a contemporary Christian rock band. This man had a wife and children and made his fortune singing modern praise and worship music. When he “came out” and announced he was now embracing his homosexuality, many were there to praise him, call him “heroic,” and “courageous” for accepting who he believes he truly is. According to the article I read about this, his wife has accepted his homosexuality too, and continues to love him, and is celebrating his new “authentic self” along with him.
But despite whatever spin they want to put on it, the truth is, this family has been destroyed. Mom and Dad can be divorced and still get along, I suppose, still remain friends. But the fact remains that there will now come a time when this guy will begin “dating” men. If he embraces his homosexuality as he has said he intends to do, he will, at some point, start bringing his “boyfriends” around for his kids to meet. Society will call it normal. The public schools will teach the kids about diversity, equality and acceptance of alternative lifestyles. Because they are professing “Christians,” the family will most likely attend a so-called “open and affirming” church, that celebrates the homosexual lifestyle. The kids will probably even come to accept this as perfectly normal: Dad has a boyfriend. Or, following the normal progression in today’s new culture: Dad has a “husband.”
Call it what you will, this is not a normal family, and for these kids, their childhood has been forever devastated. Not only by divorce, but also by the sexual perversion and self indulgence of their father. What’s worse, everyone they know will likely embrace and affirm their father’s lifestyle too, giving it their blessing. Who is going to have the courage to tell him he’s wrong? Who is going to have the integrity to tell those kids their Dad has been deceived and is living in sin? “Why, that would be judging, and we’re not supposed to do that if we are ‘real Christians.’ After all, we are all sinners, and sin is sin, so don’t judge someone else just because their sin is different from your own, you hypocrite!”
This is the argument I hear EVERY DAY now. Whenever I speak about these issues, inevitably, there are professing Christians waiting to tell me just how uncompassionate I am. But I have to ask: what’s more compassionate? To go along with someone who is deceived and living a lifestyle that God calls an abomination? Or to speak the truth, and tell him what God’s Word says about it? As I read the Bible, it’s clear to me that the apostle Paul would speak the truth, and since God saw fit to convey much of His New Testament through Paul, I think it would be a good thing for us to follow his example, even though it will be terribly unpopular.
This demon of sexual perversion is nothing new. We’re all familiar with Paul’s teaching in Romans 1. But he had an equally strong message for the Corinthians. He begins Chapter 6 of his first letter to the Corinthians by reminding his readers that the Lord’s people will JUDGE the world. And in verse 3, he writes, “Do you not know that we will judge angels? How much more the things of this life!” Isn’t that INTERESTING! Clearly, friends, despite what so many “pop-culture Christians” will tell you, it’s not just OK for us to make judgments on these matters, but we are SUPPOSED to judge, and judge righteously. How do we judge righteously? By using God’s Word as our moral compass. Not our feelings, not the ever-changing culture, but God’s Holy, unchanging Word.
Moving on in 1 Corinthians 6, starting at verse 9: “Do you not know that wrongdoers will not inherit the kingdom of God? Do not be deceived: neither the sexually immoral, nor idolaters nor adulterers nor men who have sex with men, nor thieves nor the greedy nor drunkards nor slanderers nor swindlers will inherit the kingdom of God. And that is what some of YOU were. But you were washed, you were sanctified, you were justified in the name of the Lord Jesus Christ and by the Spirit of our God.”
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