You know, God has called homosexuality a sin, plain and simple. There are no gray areas; it is simply black and white, right and wrong. Sin is SIN. Murder, lies, bestiality, adultery, homosexuality…the list goes on and on. All of it was an abomination and perversion since the beginning of the world, and it's still the same way now. Nothing has changed except society's sad "acceptance" and embrace of sin.
There is no reason for me to argue this point with anyone. God says plain and simple that homosexuality is a sin:
- "Thou shalt not lie with mankind, as with womankind: it is abomination" (Leviticus 18:22).
- "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" (Leviticus 20:13)
- Wherefore God also gave them up to uncleanness through the lusts of their own hearts, to dishonour their own bodies between themselves: Who changed the truth of God into a lie, and worshipped and served the creature more than the Creator, who is blessed for ever. Amen. For this cause God gave them up unto vile affections: for even their women did change the natural use into that which is against nature: And likewise also the men, leaving the natural use of the woman, burned in their lust one toward another; men with men working that which is unseemly, and receiving in themselves that recompence of their error which was meet. (Romans 1:24-27)
These scriptures are facts. None of us can justify our viewpoints to say otherwise…and that includes the new "spiritual" leader of a large mainstream church. Or me…or you…or anyone else.
This news will undoubtedly cause another major rift between the U.S. branch and England-based Episcopals. As well it should. There is no person on this earth who has the right to dispute what the Word of God says; nor make it "palatable" to people so they will like what they hear and feel ok about their lives and the choices they make.
It's time to stop justifying our actions and start standing up for the Word of God, which is always unchanging and the Truth.
Plain. And simple.
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