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Baseless attempts to try and justify LGBTQ Biblically
Responding to "progressive shepherds"
Risking dire health risks by defying the science of biology and Laws of Nature.
"...in which the unlearned and unstable people are twisting them as they also do the rest of the Scriptures to their own destruction." 2 Peter 3:16
I marvel that ye are so soon removed from him that called you into the grace of Christ unto another gospel: Which is not another; but there be some that trouble you, and would pervert the gospel of Christ. But though we, or an angel from heaven, preach any other gospel unto you than that which we have preached unto you, let him be accursed. --Galatians 1:6-8
Marriage is honorable with all and the marriage bed undefiled, for God will judge fornicators and adulterers. --Hebrews 13:4
"This law of nature ... dictated by God Himself ... is binding over all the globe in all countries, and at all times: no human laws are of any validity, if contrary to this." --William Blackstone
"...in which the unlearned and unstable people are twisting them as they also do the rest of the Scriptures to their own destruction. "--2 Peter 3:16 (One New Man Bible)
"Woe to the shepherds who have destroyed and scattered the sheep of My pasture! says the LORD*. --Jeremiah 23:1 (One New Man Bible)
See also: Judging and Reproof: Jesus and the Scriptures do not tell us not to judge, they tell how to judge and not be hypocritical.
Back to America's Moral Decline Index
"Destroy the family, and the society will collapse." --Nikolai Lenin
Foundation: How all of LGBTQIA+ violates "the Laws of Nature and of Nature's God."
Biblical Warnings, Righteous
Judgment & Reproof, and Admonitions Ignored
I. Five Rebuttals to Rev. Gary R. Shahinian - By Gary Kelly
II. Additional Rebuttals to Rachel Held Evans - By Gary DeMar
III. It's Not Who Homosexuals Are - It's What They Do that Matters - By Gary DeMar
IV. The "new commandment" from Jesus is now the only commandment? - By Dr. Michael Brown
V. Wisdom challenges that need to be addressed (I.E. Jesus didn't mention SSM?) - By Gary Kelly
VI. Is Homosexual Practice No Worse Than Any Other Sin? - By Robert A. J. Gagnon, Ph.D
VII. World's Leading Gay Biblical Theologian Defends Pete Buttigieg! - By Don Boys
VIII. Letters to President Trump RE: Supporting SSM, Celebrating LGBTQ, Disney corrupting kids
Worse and more despicably abhorrent still: Promoting, encouraging, and applauding to children in our schools. libraries, etc.
"In short, though knowing full well the sentence which God pronounces against actions such as theirs, as things which deserve death, they not only practise them, but even encourage and applaud others who do them." - Romans 1:32 Weymouth New Testament
4 Years of Same-Sex Marriage Law? Nothing to be Proud of- ...In four short years we have witnessed the five stages that culture goes through, reaching homofascism (I heard Dr. Scott Lively share these stages): Tolerance, Acceptance, Celebration, Forced participation in the homosexual culture, Punishment of all dissenters.
How all of LGBTQIA+ violates "the Laws of Nature and of Nature's God."
Why did God create woman? Why not just men? What does your mother think? Why not just women? What does your father think? Either you believe and adhere to "the Laws of Nature and of Nature's God" and God's Word, or perhaps you believe you can jump out of a plane at 10,000 feet without a parachute and float casually to the earth below by also ignoring His law of gravity, like some ignore biology?
"This law of nature ... dictated by God Himself ... is binding over all the globe in all countries, and at all times: no human laws are of any validity, if contrary to this." ...Blackstone defined the act of sodomy as a "Crime against Nature": "It is an offence of so dark a nature ... a disgrace to human nature ... a crime not fit to be named; 'peccatum illud horribile, inter christianos non nomtnandum' (that horrible crime not to be named among Christians.)" --William Blackstone
And He (Jesus) answered and said unto them, Have ye not read, that He which made them at the beginning Genesis 2:24) made them male and female, And said, For this cause shall a man leave father and mother, and shall cleave to his wife: and they twain shall be one flesh? Wherefore they are no more twain, but one flesh. What therefore God hath joined together, let not man put asunder. --Matthew 19:4-6
Jesus said: Do not think that I come to annul, to bring an incorrect interpretation to, the Torah or the Prophets. I did not come to annul but to bring spiritual abundance, for the Torah to be obeyed as it should be and God's promises to receive fulfillment. For truly I say to you: until the sky and the Earth would pass away, not one yod or one vav could ever pass away, from the Torah, until everything would come to pass. (Luke 16:17) Therefore, whoever would break one of the least of these commandments, and would teach people this way, will be called least in the kingdom of heaven: but whoever would do the commandments and would teach them, will be called great in the kingdom of the heavens. --Matthew 5:17-19 (Power New Testament)
Marriage is honorable with all and the marriage bed undefiled, for God will judge fornicators and adulterers. --Hebrews 13:4
LGBTQIA+ violates God's favored design of nature and the foundation for a wholesome society and therefore "the Laws of Nature and of Nature's God" as the basis for how "Rights" are to be "entitled" and the premise of America's Constitutional Republic as laid out in America's Founding Document the Declaration of Independence.
LGBTQIA+ are offended by Biblical judging and reproving unto repentance but have no reservations about proselyting to our children.
Upfront: Biblical Warnings and Admonitions Ignored
Wisdom challenge: Ask any LGBTQA individual if the laws
of nature exist? Is gravity taken for granted when you walk? Ask if biology is
exits? Do molecules and DNA determine development of growth and reproduction?
What is the health related evidence (CDC)
of violating "the Laws of Nature and of Nature's God," as well as the mental
anguish that has lead to suicidal tendencies? Does it even matter to a "reprobate
mind," or do no boundaries exist when illogical immature emotions rule?
See "Righteous Judging and Reproof"
See "Righteous Judging and Reproof" here: Ezekiel 33:7-9 (One New Man Bible) - So you, O son of man, I have set you as a watchman for the House of Israel. Therefore you will hear the word at My mouth and warn them from Me. When I say to the wicked, O wicked man, you will surely die, if you do not speak to warn the wicked from his way, that wicked man will die in his iniquity, but I shall require his blood at your hand. Nevertheless, if you warn the wicked to turn from his way: if he does not turn from his way, he will die in his iniquity, but you have delivered your life.
2 Timothy 3:13-4:5 - But evil men
and seducers shall wax worse and worse, deceiving, and being deceived. But
continue thou in the things which thou hast learned and hast been assured of,
knowing of whom thou hast learned them; And that from a child thou hast known
the holy scriptures, which are able to make thee wise unto salvation through
faith which is in Christ Jesus.
All scripture is given by inspiration of God, and is profitable for doctrine, for reproof, for correction, for instruction in righteousness: That the man of God may be perfect, throughly furnished unto all good works. I charge thee therefore before God, and the Lord Jesus Christ, who shall judge the quick and the dead at his appearing and his kingdom;
Preach the word; be instant in season, out of season; reprove, rebuke, exhort with all longsuffering and doctrine. For the time will come when they will not endure sound doctrine; but after their own lusts shall they heap to themselves teachers, having itching ears; And they shall turn away their ears from the truth, and shall be turned unto fables. But watch thou in all things, endure afflictions, do the work of an evangelist, make full proof of thy ministry.
1987 LGBTQ Demands Become Law in the Equality Act - Written by Lloyd Marcus
...In 1987, homosexual activist Steve Warren published a chilling article titled, "Warning to the homophobes." ...If any of the older people in your midst object, you will deal with them sternly, making certain they renounce their ugly and ignorant homophobia or suffer public humiliation. ...You will also make certain that laws are passed forbidding discrimination against homosexuals and heavy punishments are assessed. Finally, we will in all likelihood, want to expunge a number of passages from your Scriptures and rewrite others, eliminating preferential treatment of marriage and using words that will allow for homosexual interpretation of passages describing biblical lovers such as Ruth and Boaz or Solomon and the Queen of Sheba. ...We have captured the liberal establishment and the press. We have already beaten you on a number of battlefields. You have neither the faith nor the strength to fight us, so you might as well surrender now."
...Decades of turning a blind eye and passivity has gotten us into this mess. We are on the verge of government forcing Christians to betray Christ; kneel in worship to the false god of LGBTQ. Foolishly, Christians still believe if we are simply nice enough and ignore biblical teachings, LGBTQ enforcers will end their vitriolic quest to ban Christianity. When the land that God promised Israel was occupied by giants, only Joshua and Caleb believed God would help them defeat the giants and claim their land. Brother and sister Americans, LBGTQ giants are occupying our land. We must believe that God will help us defeat them. Quoting Joshua, I say, "As for me and my house, we will serve the Lord."
Jeremiah 23:1,10-11, 29:8-9 -Woe to the shepherds who have destroyed and scattered the sheep of My pasture! says the LORD. ...For the land is full of adulterers; for because of swearing the land mourns; the pleasant places of the wilderness are dried up, and their course is evil, and their force is not right. For both prophet and priest are profane; yea, in my house have I found their wickedness, says the LORD. ...For thus saith the LORD of hosts, the God of Israel; Let not your prophets and your diviners, that be in the midst of you, deceive you, neither hearken to your dreams which ye cause to be dreamed. For they prophesy falsely unto you in my name: I have not sent them, saith the LORD.
Jesus, Matthew 7:15-27 -"You must consistently beware of the false prophets, who are coming to you in sheep's clothing, but within they are ravenous wolves. You will recognize people by their fruit. Does anyone gather grapes from thorn bushes or figs from thistles? In this way every good tree produces good fruit, but the rotten tree produces evil fruit. A good tree is not able to produce evil fruit, nor a rotten tree to produce good fruit. Every tree not producing good fruit is cut down and thrown into a fire. Consequently you will indeed know them on account of their fruit."
Acts 20:28-30 (One New Man Bible)- Be on guard for yourselves and for all the flock, in which the Holy Spirit has placed you to be guardians to shepherd the congregation of God, which He purchased with His own blood. I know that savage wolves will enter among you with my departure, not sparing the flock, and men will rise among you, saying perverted things to draw away the disciples after them.
In Matthew 7 Jesus only condemned hypocritical judging, not "righteous" judgment. Jesus Himself in the same discourse called some "pigs" and "dogs" (Matt. 7:6) and "wolves in sheep's clothing" (7:15). Paul also addressed sexual immorality in the church: "when you gather in the name of our Lord Y'shua and with my spirit with the power of our Lord Y'shua, to give such a one as this over to Satan1 for destruction of the flesh, so that his spirit could be saved in the Day of the Lord." (1 Corinthians 5)
John also gave this warning about "trying the spirits" that requires judgment: 1 John 4:1-6 - Beloved, do not believe every spirit but you must continually try the spirits to see if they are from God, because many false prophets have come out into the world. You can know the Spirit of God by this: every spirit that declares that Y'shua Messiah has come in the flesh is from God, and every spirit that does not acknowledge Y'shua is not from God: and this is the anti-Messiah, the one that you have heard is coming, and now he is already in the world. You are from God, little children, and you have overcome them, because the One Who is in you is greater than the one who is in the world. These are from the world, because of this they are speaking from the world and the world listens to them. We are from God; the one who knows God listens to us, who is not from God does not listen to us. By this we know the spirit of truth and the spirit of error.
Slandering God�s Love - By Dr. Robert Youngblood - ...Love covers a multitude of sins, but when a worldly church emphasizes the love and minimizes (or never mentions) the sins, then problems occur. Serious problems. Souls are being lost by some churches proclaiming the love of God because it is easier to talk of the kindness of God than the severity of His justice such as in Romans 11:22. Too harsh of a statement? Read on and decide for yourself. The cost of heresy: First, we need to understand what heresy is. Heresy is "used to describe those theological errors so serious that it could deprive one of salvation" according to W. Robert Godfrey. He continues in the one-minute video by saying some errors are so huge, "they really are cutting us off from God, because we have so misunderstood Him and His truth." Heresy can deprive one of salvation? Yikes. This is serious stuff. And yet too many pastors fail to take this seriously. And too many are listening to those pastors without weighing the words said against the fullness of the Bible's inerrancy. John Stott describes it by writing, "Every heresy is due to an overemphasis upon some truth, without allowing other truths to qualify and balance it."
Consider Ezekiel 33: 7,9 - Thus says the Lord: you, son of man, I have appointed watchman for the house of Israel; when you hear me say anything, you shall warn them for me if I tell the wicked, 'oh, wicked one, you shall surely die,' and you do not speak out to dissuade the wicked one from his way, he shall die for his guilt, but I will hold you responsible for his death. But if you warn the wicked, trying to turn him from his way, and he refuses to turn from his way, he shall die for his guilt, but you shall save yourself.
Romans 15:4 -For whatsoever things were written aforetime were written for our learning, that we through patience and comfort of the scriptures might have hope.
1 Corinthians 10:1-11- Moreover, brethren, I would not that ye should be ignorant, how that all our fathers were under the cloud, and all passed through the sea; And were all baptized unto Moses in the cloud and in the sea; And did all eat the same spiritual meat; And did all drink the same spiritual drink: for they drank of that spiritual Rock that followed them: and that Rock was Christ. But with many of them God was not well pleased: for they were overthrown in the wilderness. Now these things were our examples, to the intent we should not lust after evil things, as they also lusted. Neither be ye idolaters, as were some of them; as it is written, The people sat down to eat and drink, and rose up to play. Neither let us commit fornication, as some of them committed, and fell in one day three and twenty thousand. Neither let us tempt Christ, as some of them also tempted, and were destroyed of serpents. Neither murmur ye, as some of them also murmured, and were destroyed of the destroyer. Now all these things happened unto them for ensamples: and they are written for our admonition, upon whom the ends of the world are come.
Why Are We Afraid to Preach About Sin? - By J. Lee Grady - ...Paul's preaching in the first century was unquestionably confrontational. He didn't hold back from addressing sin, nor was he afraid to call sin what it is. Paul knew a spineless Christianity would produce spineless Christians. He told Timothy that biblical preaching would require three brave verbs:
...Paul was also not afraid to name sins. I recently did a survey of all of Paul's epistles to see how he addressed sexual immorality. I discovered that he confronted sexual sin head-on in 10 of his 13 epistles. He boldly called out adultery, fornication, sensuality and homosexuality in a culture that was saturated in hedonism.
...It's time for us to grow a backbone. Let's get rid of weak Christianity, spineless preachers and jellyfish morals. Let's preach the message of the Bible instead of a neutered version. Let's not only point out sin but also point people to the only hope they have of overcoming it, our strong Savior, whose death on the cross was the ultimate confrontation of sin.
"Going to church doesn't make you a Christian any more than going to a garage makes you an automobile." --Billy Sunday
"You cannot be born a Christian. Jesus says "you must be born again." --Greg Laurie
1. Five Rebuttals to Rev. Gary R. Shahinian - By Gary Kelly
Note: Facebook blocked a rebuttal to "Keep the Faith: Sodom, Gomorrah and inhospitality" By Rev. Gary R. Shahinianhis Facebook Page and published in Worchester's Telegram & Gazette, claiming, "Your comment goes against our Community Standards so only you can see it."
Therefore here are 5 rebuttals to all the twisting and misleading Scriptural claims by Rev. Shahinian, are available below:
First know this:
Rebuttal #1: Rev. Shahinian tries hideously to claim that thesin of Sodom and Gomorrah was lack of "hospitality" even expecting his sheep to believe his "twisting" of the Scriptures. As Peter warned, "to their own destruction." This is obvious with Rev. Shahinian's perverted claim that Matthew 10:5-15; Luke 10:1-12 justifies his hospitality claim, when in truth Christ message was solely concerning preaching and rejecting the Good News of the Kingdom of God, not hospitality.
Rev. Shahinian also conveniently does not reference Jude 1:7,17-19 (One New Man Bible):"Again, take Sodom and Gomorrah and the cities around them, which indulged in immorality and went after other flesh, in immorality, as they continue to undergo the punishment of eternal fire they are exhibited as a horrible example, a warning to others. "But you, beloved, must now keep in mind the words that were spoken earlier by the apostles of our Lord Y'shua Messiah because they were saying to you "In the last time there will be mockers who go the way of the ungodly according to their own desires." These are those people who divide; they have a physical sensuous nature, since they do not have the Spirit."
As Peter adamantly pointed out, hospitality had nothing to do with why God reduced Sodom and Gomorrah to ashes. It was not hospitality as the false Reverend would have you believe, but "the way of life of the lawless in sensuality" depicting "that which is against nature" (Romans 1:24-27).
2 Peter 2:1 (One New Man Bible) - But false prophets were also among the people, as even false teachers will be among you, who will bring destruction by their opinions, even denying the Master, the One Who has purchased them. Although they quickly bring utter destruction on themselves, many will then follow in their unbridled lusts, because of which the way of the truth will be blasphemed, and they will use you for their gain with made up messages in their greedy desire to have more, for whom the judgment has for a long time not been idle and their destruction is on its way.
For if God did not spare angels when they sinned, but, after He held them in pits of darkness in Tartarus, He gave them over, guarding them until judgment. Nor did He spare the ancient world, but when He brought a flood on an ungodly world He guarded Noah, a preacher of righteousness, and seven others. Again with the cities of Sodom and Gomorrah, when He reduced them to ashes in destruction He condemned them as He made them an example for those who were going to be ungodly, and He rescued righteous Lot, when he was tormented by the way of life of the lawless in sensuality: for that righteous man, as he lived among them day after day, was tormented, a righteous being, in seeing and hearing unrighteous works: the Lord knows how to rescue the Godly from trial, and to keep unjust ones for a day of judgment when they will be punished, and the most punished of all will be those who go after defiling lust and despise authority. Daring, arrogant they do not tremble at the glorious angelic beings, blaspheming even angels, whereupon angels, although they are greater than people in strength and power, do not bear blasphemous judgment from the Lord against them.
But these who have been born to be captured and killed as irrational natural animals, when they revile things in which they are ignorant, they will be destroyed in their corruption suffering hurt as the reward of unrighteousness. They are thinking of pleasure, reveling by day, spots and blemishes carousing in their deceitfulness, feasting together with you, having eyes full of adulterous and unceasing sins, having lured unstable souls, a heart that has been trained, having covetousness, people worthy of a curse: they were deceived, when they left the right Way behind, and followed in the way of Balaam the son of Beor, who loved the reward of his wickedness but he was rebuked for his own evil doing: a dumb beast that spoke in a man's voice restrained the madness of the prophet. (Num. 22:28) These men are waterless wells, and mists being driven by hurricanes, in which the gloom of darkness has been kept. For speaking haughty emptiness, they lure those just now escaping, with licentious desires of flesh, those who live in error, promising freedom to them, while they are slaves beginning their corruption: for in this he has been enslaved to whatever he had succumbed.
For if, after escaping the defilement of the world, with knowledge of our Lord and Savior Y'shua Messiah, and again entangling with these who are defeated, their last state has become worse for them than the first. For it would be better for them not to have known the Way of righteousness than if they had known, to turn back from the holy commandment after it was delivered to them. The true proverb happened to them, "As a dog returned to its own vomit," (Pro. 26:11) and, "A hog after being washed, was wallowing in mud."
Isaiah 3:9 -The show of their countenance witnesses against them and they declare their sin as Sodom, they do not hide it. Woe to their very beings! For they have rewarded evil to themselves.
Rebuttal #2: Rev. Shahinian also conveniently fails to mention what the "lewdness and abominations" of Sodom actually were that are expressed in Ezekiel. He conveniently and deceptively limited his claim to verse 16:46, avoiding the entire "multiplied fornication" through the entire Ezekiel 16 chapter.
Proverbs 28:10 -Whoso causes the righteous to go astray in an evil way, he shall fall himself into his own pit: but the upright shall have good things in possession.
Rebuttal #3:Rev. Shahinian continues his misuse and distortion of Scripture attempting to justify his counterfeit Satanic dogma by "suggesting" Hebrews 13:2 - "Be not forgetful to entertain strangers: for thereby some have entertained angels unawares." This misuse of just this one verse is greatly deceiving, as it leads into "remember the prisoners" which rightfully includes those trapped within the LGBTQ counterfeit relationships. Let's consider the surrounding verses, and what Rev. Shahinian also conveniently omits: Hebrews 13:1-4 - "Let brotherly love continue. Be not forgetful to entertain strangers: for thereby some have entertained angels unawares. Remember them that are in bonds, as bound with them; and them which suffer adversity, as being yourselves also in the body. Marriage is honourable in all, and the bed undefiled: but whoremongers and adulterers God will judge." Again how did Christ define marriage?
As withRev. Shahinian, most deceivers of God's Word do not mention God's favored and foundational design of marriage "between one man and one woman" as Jesus purposely explained in Matthew 19. These deceivers ignore that God's Word separates the "wheat from the chaff" and what the purpose was for marriage between "one man and one woman?" "Be fruitful, multiply," (Genesis 1:28) which deviant counterfeit relationships are incapable of, undermining biology and the Laws of God's Nature.
Why, "Because of this God gave them over into vile passion of
disgrace, and indeed their females exchanged the natural function for
that contrary to nature, and likewise also the males who neglected the
natural function with the females. They were inflamed in their lustful
passion with one another, males performing the unseemly deed with males
and receiving the reward which was necessary for their deceit in
repayment for their sin. And since they did not see fit to have true
knowledge of God, God gave them over into an unrighteous mind, to do the
shameful things, since they were filled with every unrighteousness,
wickedness, avarice, desire to injure, full of envy, murder, contention,
deceit, evil habits, whisperers, 30. slanderers, God-haters, insolent,
arrogant, braggart, contriving evil, refusing to obey parents, without
understanding, covenant breaking, without natural affection, without
mercy: who, although they know the ordinances of God thoroughly, because
they are practicing such things as these that are worthy of death, not
only are they doing them but they are also applauding others who do
(One New Man
Malachi 2:15 - "And did not God make of you one flesh? So that one should have a spiritual kin? And what does that one flesh seek? A Godly seed. Therefore guard your joint spirit, and do not betray the wife of your youth!"
Rebuttal #4:Next on Rev. Shahinian's list of twisting Scriptures is his illogical claim that Paul knew nothing about these deviant counterfeit relationships. Why did Paul specify it exactly and warn those who "also applauding others who do them," as is Rev. Shahinian. Rev. Shahinian also conveniently failed to include exactly what Paul stated, as well as what Paul said in 1 Corinthians 7:2: "Nevertheless, to avoid fornication, let every man have his own wife, and let every woman have her own husband." Because of the temptation of immoralities let each have his own wife and let each woman have her own husband.
Rebuttal #5: Rev. Shahinian does not address the following Scriptures hoping that his deceit is complete and his sheep will remain blinded. (All Scripture from "One New Man Bible.")
Leviticus 18:22 - "You will not lie with a male as
with a woman: it is an abomination."
1 Corinthians 6:9-11 - Or do you not know that the unrighteous will not inherit the Kingdom of God? Stop being deceived: neither fornicators nor idolaters nor adulterers nor effeminate nor homosexuals nor thieves nor covetous people, nor drunkards, nor abusive people, nor swindlers will inherit the Kingdom of God. And some of you were these things: but you have been washed,4 but you have been made holy, but you have been made righteous by the name of the Lord Y'shua Messiah and by the Spirit of our God.
1 Timothy 1:8-11 - But we know that the Torah (Teaching) is good, if someone would use it lawfully for himself, as we know this, that Torah (Teaching) is not given for a righteous one, but one heedless of Torah (Teaching) and with rebellious ones, impious and sinners, unholy and profane, who kill their fathers and mothers, murderers fornicators, homosexuals, kidnappers, liars, perjurers, and any other one who acts contrary to sound teaching according to the gospel of the glory of the blessed God, with which I was entrusted.
Jeremiah 23:1-2,11-15,31-32,36,39-40 - Woe to the shepherds who have destroyed and scattered the sheep of My pasture! says the LORD*.Therefore thus says the LORD* God of Israel against the shepherds who feed My people, You have scattered My flock and driven them away and have not visited them. Behold, I shall visit upon you the malice of your doings, says the LORD*.
...For both prophet and priest are defiled. Yes, in My House I have found their wickedness, says the LORD*. Therefore their way for them will be slippery ways in the darkness. They will be driven on and fall there, for I shall bring evil upon them the year of their punishment, says the LORD*. And I have seen folly in the prophets of Samaria. They prophesied by Baal and caused My people Israel to err. I have also seen a horrible thing in the prophets of Jerusalem. They commit adultery and walk in lies. They also strengthen the hands of evildoers, so no one returns from his wickedness. To Me all of them are like Sodom and the inhabitants like Gomorrah. Therefore thus says the LORD* of Hosts concerning the prophets, Behold, I shall feed them with wormwood and make them drink the water of gall, for profaneness has gone forth into all the land from the prophets of Jerusalem.
...Behold, I am against the prophets, says the LORD*, who use their tongues and say, He says. Behold, I am against those who prophesy false dreams, says the LORD*, and tell them and cause My people to err by their lies and by their wantonness, yet I AM did not send them or command them. Therefore they will not benefit this people at all, says the LORD*.
...And you will no longer mention the message of the LORD*, for each man's word will be his message, for you have perverted the words of the Living God, of the LORD* of Hosts, our God.
...therefore, behold, I, even I, will utterly forget you and I will forsake you and the city that I gave you and your fathers, casting you out of My presence. And I shall bring an everlasting reproach upon you and a perpetual shame, which will not be forgotten.
It is disturbing that even some who claim to represent God and His Kingdom refrain from mentioning that God's favored and foundational design is that of marriage between one man and one woman as Jesus purposely explained in Matthew 19.And what was the purpose of marriage between "one man and one woman?" "Be fruitful, multiply," (Genesis 1:28) Deviant counterfeit relationships are incapable of undermining biology and the Laws of God's Nature because "God gave them over in the lusts of their hearts into uncleanness, their bodies to suffer disgrace among themselves: who exchanged the truth of God for the false and worshipped and served the created thing contrary to the Creator." (Romans 1:24-25)
1 Corinthians 6:9-11 - Or do you not know that the unrighteous will not
inherit the Kingdom of God? Stop being deceived: neither fornicators nor
idolaters nor adulterers nor effeminate nor homosexuals nor thieves nor
covetous people, nor drunkards, nor abusive people, nor swindlers will
inherit the Kingdom of God. And some of you were these things: but you
have been washed,4 but you have been made holy, but you have been made
righteous by the name of the Lord Y'shua Messiah and by the Spirit of
1 Timothy 1:8-11 -
II. Rebuttal to Rachel Held Evans - By Gary DeMar
Trying to Justify Homosexuality by an Appeal to the Bible and the Creeds - By Gary DeMarRachel Held Evans is a Christian who supports same-sex marriage because "Jesus never talked about it." This is a frequent argument for supporters of same-sex marriage. She also states that the creeds don't mention anything about homosexuality.
...I'm always amazed when homosexuals and advocates for same-sex sexuality try to use the Bible to support homosexuality. It can't be done. Let's start with the Hebrew Scriptures.
"You shall not lie with a male as one lies with a female; it is an abomination" (Lev. 18:22; 20:13). Abomination is a term of strong disapproval in Hebrew (to evah). It is used five times in Leviticus 18 (vv. 22, 26, 27, 29, 30) and once in 20:13. "It is more common in Deuteronomy (17 times), in Proverbs (21 times), and in Ezekiel (43 times). Other writers use it less often. It comes from a root meaning "to hate" or "abhor." An abomination is literally something detestable and hated by God (e.g., Prov. 6:16; 11:1).1
The morality in the New Testament is based on the morality found in the Older Testament. For example, the Greatest Commandment (Matt 19:19; Mark 12:31; Luke 10:27; Rom 13:9; Gal 5:14; James 2:8) is actually a quotation from the Older Testament: "You shall not take vengeance, nor bear any grudge against the sons of your people, but you shall love your neighbor as yourself; I am the Lord" (Lev. 19:18). Notice that this love command is sandwiched between chapters that describe homosexuality as an "abomination." This means that loving your neighbor does not mean always loving what your neighbor does, especially when that behavior is condemned in the Bible.
A standard argument against the Bible's prohibition of homosexuality is that Jesus never mentions it. If Jesus not mentioning something means it's not prohibited, then we are in some real moral trouble. Jesus didn't condemn rape (Deut. 22:25,26), sex with animals (Ex. 22:29), sex with a minor, incest (Lev. 18:6,18), abortion (Ex. 21:22,25), kidnapping (Deut. 24:7), arson (Ex. 22:6), or tripping blind people (Lev. 19:14); therefore, Jesus must not have been opposed to rape, incest, bestiality, sex with minors, abortion, or tripping blind people. This is a terrible argument, yet it is used over and over again by homosexual advocates.
The Bible defines "natural" sexual relationships in Genesis 2:18,25. Anything outside the norm is abnormal. Jesus confirms the creation model in Matthew 19:4,6, and by definition condemns any other type of sexual relationship: "Have you not read that He who created them from 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 they are no longer two, but one flesh. What therefore God has joined together, let no man separate." If my wife said to my children when they were younger, "stay in the house while your dad is fixing the roof," she didn't have to follow this up by saying "don't go outside." The positive standard (stay in the house) implies the negative prohibition (don't go outside).
The speed limit sign that reads "55" includes a prohibition of any speed over "55" without ever saying don't go "65 miles per hour." Based on the Genesis account alone, there is no need for a single verse condemning homosexuality (Gen. 1:26,28; 2:18,25). Affirming the heterosexual relationship "one man with one woman" condemns the homosexual relationship by definition. With the norm established, any deviation is by definition abnormal, unnatural, and sinful.
Implied in Evans' support for homosexuality is that other Christians should not judge people who engage in same-sex relationships. Paul Copan writes the following in his book "True For You, But Not True For Me, "It's been said that the most frequently quoted Bible verse is no longer John 3:16 but Matthew 7:1: "Do not judge, or you too will be judged," I would add that it's the most frequently misquoted verse by those who quote the Bible only when they believe it helps their cause.
We cannot glibly quote this, though, without understanding what Jesus meant. When Jesus condemned judging, he wasn't at all implying we should never make judgments about anyone. After all, a few verses later, Jesus himself calls certain people "pigs" and "dogs" (Matt. 7:6) and "wolves in sheep's clothing" (7:15)! Any act of church discipline (1 Cor. 5:5) and rebuking false prophets (1 John 4:1) requires judgment.2
Jesus said, "Do not judge lest you be judged" (Matt. 7:1; Luke 6:37). But He also said, "Judge with righteous judgment" (John 7:24; see Deut. 16:18). These are not contradictory statements because the context of Jesus' words in Matthew 7 tells us what He means by "not judging" and what it means to judge with "righteous judgment." Jesus was condemning those who judge using two standards of morality, one standard for the judge and another for the accused. The Bible maintains in both the Old and New Testaments that the standard of judgment must be equal for both parties (Num. 15:16). "For in the way you judge, you will be judged; and by your standard of measure, it shall be measured to you" (Matt. 7:2).
Rachel Held Evans is feeding a false narrative in the name of Jesus Christ. She is leading people astray and the culture to destruction.
For the time will come when they will not endure sound doctrine; but wanting to have their ears tickled, they will accumulate for themselves teachers in accordance to their own desires (2 Tim. 4:3).
This was a problem in the early church and today: "But false prophets also arose among the people, just as there will also be false teachers among you," addressing the recipients of his letter, "who will secretly introduce destructive heresies, even denying the Master who bought them, bringing swift destruction upon themselves" (2 Pet. 2:1).
The bigger problem is that Evans is not doing it secretly. She is openly bearing false witness against the Bible and the faith she claims to believe.
III. It's Not Who Homosexuals Are - It's What They Do that Matters - By Gary DeMar
It's Not Who Homosexuals Are - It's What They Do that Matters
...There are people like Pete Buttigieg, mayor of South Bend, Indiana, and 2020 presidential candidate, who argue that God sanctions their same-sex sexuality. He claims to be a Christian but glories in his homosexuality when the Bible condemns it. On what basis can he account for the legitimacy of the act of homosexuality? His male anatomy doesn't support such a claim. There is no way to perpetuate the species as a homosexual. It's simple biology.
In the end, opposition to Pete Buttigieg is not about him personally; it's about what he does. The same standard that's used against his sexual practices applies to everyone equally. It's the same moral law for everyone. Everett Piper offers the following in an opinion piece for the Washington Times:
"Mr. Buttigieg, has it ever occurred to you, that the 'Mike Pences of the world' don't have a problem with "who you are," but rather we just disagree with what you do? We believe human identity is much more than the sum total of someone's sexual inclinations. In fact, the "creator" whom you so boldly reference makes this pretty clear. Your sexual appetites are your business. The thing about obedient and faithful Christians is this; we consider someone else's private life to be just that Private. Please stop telling us what kind of sex you like. We don't want to know. If you want us to stay out of your bedroom, please shut the door. Stop opening it up and forcing us to applaud and celebrate. What gives you the right to redefine a sacrament of the church? You don't get to make up your own Christianity. You also don't get to make up your own Jesus, and in case you missed it, He is explicitly clear on His definition of marriage: "For this reason a man will leave his father and mother and be united with his wife, and the two will become one flesh" [Matt. 19:3-6].
Pete Buttigieg's quarrel is with God, not the "Mike Pences of the world."
IV. The "new commandment" from Jesus is now the only commandment
A Gay Writer Who Forgot Almost Everything Jesus Said- By Dr. Michael Brown - The statement was so remarkable I had to read it several times before I was sure my eyes were not deceiving me. It turns out the author meant exactly what he wrote, namely that, "Only once in the recorded life of Jesus does he lay upon the human a requirement."
Yes, this is the stated opinion of Jonathan, writing on Medium.com. He quotes the words of Jesus, in John 13:34, "I give you a new commandment, to love one another. Just as I have loved you, you also are to love one another." And he notes that Jesus reaffirmed this in John 15:12: "My commandment is this, to love one another just as I have loved you."
Writes Jonathan, "The 'commandment' is singular. That means there's one." He finds affirmation for this position in the writings of Paul (Galatians 5:6) and John (1 John 3:11, 3:23, 4:7, 4:11, 4:12; cf. 2 Jn 6), adding his own (quite bizarre) interpretations to a number of biblical texts along the way.
His thesis, described in the title and subtitle of his article (which is quite long, running more than 4,000 words), is simply this: "Jesus ❤ Gays. Let's go through the Bible's references and realize: Christianity was simply wrong."
But rather than rehashing what the Bible says about homosexual practice, let's focus on the impossibly wrong claims made by Jonathan, going from the small to the large. He mocks the idea that "Jesus, anywhere, tells anyone to hate." In reality, the whole Bible encourages us to hate evil.
See, for example, Psalm 97:10, "O you who love the LORD, hate evil!" Or note Amos 5:15, "Hate evil, and love good, and establish justice in the gate; it may be that the LORD, the God of hosts, will be gracious to the remnant of Joseph." In the words of Paul in Romans 12:9, "Love must be sincere. Hate what is evil; cling to what is good." (These are a few examples among many.)
As for Jesus never teaching us to hate, He did say these controversial words: "If anyone comes to Me and does not hate his own father and mother and wife and children and brothers and sisters, yes, and even his own life, he cannot be My disciple" (Luke 14:25). We can certainly debate exactly what He meant by "hate." But we cannot debate that He said these words (i.e., if we believe His words were faithfully transmitted by His disciples). So much for Jonathan's accuracy. But we're just getting started.
He writes, "New Testament theology doesn't prompt humans to follow patterns of gendered behavior. 'Do not conform to the pattern of this world,' Paul says in Romans 12:2, gender would also be part of that." Actually, the New Testament constantly calls humans (especially Christians) "to follow patterns of gendered behavior." See, for example, 1 Corinthians 11:1-16 and Ephesians 5:22-333, among many passages.
As for Paul's words in Romans 12:2, he's not saying that if society does something, Christians should always do the opposite. (In that case, according to Jonathan's "logic," since American society has renounced slavery and segregation, Christians should do the opposite and embrace slavery and segregation.) Rather, Paul is saying that we must renew our minds according to God's Word rather than according to the sinful patterns of the world. Jonathan has actually turned biblical truth upside down.
But to focus on these interpretive errors, as serious and frequent as they are, is to major on the minors. Rather, it is Jonathan's opening thesis that is so shockingly unbiblical. How can he possibly claim that "Only once in the recorded life of Jesus does he lay upon the human a requirement," and that sole commandment is to love one another as He loved us?
At the commencement of His ministry, Jesus preached a simple message: "Repent!" (See Matthew 4:17). That, in short, was a call, yes, a command, to turn from sin and to turn to God. Looks like Jonathan forgot about this, along with scores of other New Testament passages.
In the Sermon on the Mount, Jesus issued repeated commands and exhortations, like this: "You have heard that it was said, 'You shall not commit adultery.' But I say to you that everyone who looks at a woman with lustful intent has already committed adultery with her in his heart. If your right eye causes you to sin, tear it out and throw it away. For it is better that you lose one of your members than that your whole body be thrown into hell. And if your right hand causes you to sin, cut it off and throw it away. For it is better that you lose one of your members than that your whole body go into hell." (Matthew 5:27-30).
Yet this is just one of many of Jesus' commandments issued within the Sermon of the Mount alone, which explains why He said there that "whoever relaxes one of the least of these commandments and teaches others to do the same will be called least in the kingdom of heaven, but whoever does them and teaches them will be called great in the kingdom of heaven" (Matthew 5:19; and note the plural use of "commandments").
Digging even deeper, one website lists 1,050 New Testament Commandments while another lists 31 major commandments made by Jesus. Do they all flow from the call to love God with all our hearts and to love our neighbor as Jesus loved us? Absolutely.
That is the heart and essence of the matter. Yet that is what Jonathan so sadly misses, since true love for God and for our neighbor demands radical changes in our behavior and lifestyle. In fact, Jesus' radical love demands the transformation of our very being, from the inside out. And it was based on that transforming love that He told those He healed and forgave to "sin no more" lest something worse happened to them (see John 5:18; 8:11). Those sound like commands to me.
V. Wisdom challenges that need to be addressed (I.E. Jesus didn't mention SSM?) - By Gary Kelly
See also: Judging & Reproof: "...they that are unlearned and unstable wrest, as they do also the other scriptures, unto their own destruction." --2 Peter 3:16
Here are a few wisdom challenging questions that need to be addressed.
What is the foundation for how boundaries are to be established?
What new and improved wisdom do secular humanists use to justify violating "the Laws of Nature and of Nature's God," which was the foundation laid out in America's Founding Document on how "unalienable Rights" were to be "entitled?" What is the "progressive" foundation? How do secular humanists determine the rules and boundaries if not by "the Laws of Nature and of Nature's God?" (See Declaration of Independence.) 1:10
How do progressive justify "entitling" a "Right" for same-sex relationships?
What is the "progressive" foundation? Do we undermine a marriage made in heaven with a marriage made in the courts?
God's design, or Satan's counterfeit attempt to thwart God's design? Traditional family or destroy that basic premise of a "civil" society? Nikolai Lenin knew it: "Destroy the family, and the society will collapse." And it seems "progressive" have indeed subscribed to Nikolai Lenin over God's premise for society confirming the truth about "reprobate minds" in Romans 1
About the foolish claim that Jesus never mentions homosexuality or SSM: These same "reprobate minds" also conveniently evade the fact that as Jesus proclaimed they are detailed in the law and the prophets: "They have Moses and the Prophets; let them hear them" (Luke 16:29). Jesus regularly appealed to the Law of Moses, John 5:45-47: "Do not think that I will accuse you to the Father: there is one that accuses you, even Moses, in whom ye trust. For had ye believed Moses, ye would have believed me; for he wrote of me. But if ye believe not his writings, how shall ye believe my words?"
Since Jesus did uphold the "law and the prophets" where homosexuality is condemned, and He defined marriage as between a man and a woman by quoting Moses (Genesis 2:24) Matt. 19:4-6: And he answered and said unto them, Have ye not read, that he which made them at the beginning made them male and female, And said, For this cause shall a man leave father and mother, and shall cleave to his wife: and they twain shall be one flesh? Wherefore they are no more twain, but one flesh. What therefore God has joined together, let not man put asunder.
Paul also confirmed the sin of homosexuality in
Romans 1, 1
Corinthians 6, 1 Timothy 1:10.
"The Grace of God that Brings Salvation" - by Rob Pue ...In conversations with some of these LGBT allies and professing Christians, we learned that they believe God loves everyone, no matter what. That Jesus does not condemn sodomy or same-sex "marriage," or even "transgenderism," but rather, they believe God MADE them that way, and that God Himself gives them the GRACE to live any way they want. ...One of my favorite verses about grace is found in Titus 2. "For the grace of God that brings salvation has appeared to all men, teaching us that denying ungodliness and worldy lusts, we should live soberly, righteously and godly in this present age; looking for that blessed hope and the glorious appearing of the great God and our Savior Jesus Christ, Who gave Himself for us, that He might redeem us from all iniquity, and purify unto Himself a peculiar people, zealous of good works."
...Jesus didn't have to condemn any of these prohibitions (including same-sex sexuality) since they are covered by the law and the prophets: "They have Moses and the Prophets; let them hear them" (Luke 16:29). Jesus regularly appealed to the Law of Moses (John 5:45-47). The NT writers do the same. ...
...The prohibition against homosexuality is confirmed by Paul in at least three places (Rom 1; 1 Cor. 6; 1 Tim 1:10). How could a "church goer" be ignorant of these clear statements from the NT?
Can you free fall off a high cliff and successfully violate "the Laws of Nature and of Nature's God" of gravity without dire health risks?
VI. Is Homosexual Practice No Worse Than Any Other Sin? (pdf) - By Robert A. J. Gagnon, Ph.D Supporting evidence for the view that the Bible regards some sins as worse than other sinsis virtually endless so I'll stop after giving a nice dozen. (1) In the Old Testament there is a clear ranking of sins. For instance, in Leviticus 20, which reorders the sexual offensesin ch. 18 according to severity of offense/penalty, the most severe sexualoffenses are grouped first (20:10-16). Among the first-tier sexual offenses (along with adultery, the worst forms of incest, and bestiality) is same-sex intercourse. Of course, variegated penalties for different sins can be found throughout the legal material in the Old Testament.
VII: World's Leading Gay Biblical Theologian Defends Pete Buttigieg! - By Don Boys - ...I received a missive from a man who claimed to be "World's Leading Gay BIBLICAL Theologian Who is Gay." This was his reaction to my article titled, "Pete, Since You Brought it Up, How Gay Are You?" The "gay" theologian declared that David and Jonathan's "first Gay marriage in the Bible is the MOST DOCUMENTED MARRIAGE and BEST DOCUMENTED MARRIAGE in the entire Bible."
...The giving of clothes and military equipment was practiced in the days of Homer and the Trojan wars. This was done to confer dignity and distinction to a deserving person. Homer revealed this practice, among other examples, when Ulysses received a gift of the armor from Meriones. Obviously, sex was not involved in the ancient practice of covenant friendship by the giving of personal items as a token of brotherhood. David and Jonathan were not homosexuals.
...Another reason David and Jonathan were not homosexuals is because the Bible condemned David's adultery with Bathsheba, so it would surely not be silent about sodomy. But there is no condemnation of David's homosexuality because he was not a homosexual. You may remember that David was attracted to women especially Bathsheba. Moreover, he had seven wives plus concubines according to I Chronicles 3. David was not sexually attracted to men; however, God never approved of his multiple wives and concubines or of perversion between two men or two women. In fact, God showed hot anger at perversion as per the case of Sodom and Gomorrah.
...The only acceptable, appropriate, and approved sex in the Bible is between a married man and woman. All other sex is evil. Homosexuals, peddling their hokum like the world's leading "gay" theologian, are trying to use darkness to extinguish the light but it won't work - light expels darkness. That goes for Pete as well.
VIII. Letters to President Trump RE: Supporting SSM, Celebrating LGBTQ, Disney corrupting kids
EarsToHear.net Messages sent to President Trump through WhiteHouse.gov
How many Christians are still "a denying Peter" or a "bold Peter?"
1. Friday, May 24, 2019 - Honorable President Trump,
RE: Trump Supports Gay "Marriage" While His Conservative Christian Supporters Remain Silent
Mr. President, I praise God for your Presidency and your agenda to restore America's sovereign Constitutional Republic and free market. However, the very basic premise our Republic as laid out in the opening paragraphs of America's Founding document where "Rights" were to be "entitled" only if they do not violate "the Laws of Nature and of Nature's God" has been notoriously undermined to the point where the agenda of the LGBTQ ilk are now promoting their deviant lifestyle to our children in government-run schools and elsewhere. Remaining silent, or worse, compromising God's favored design of marriage, the foundation of a civil wholesome society, by saying "I think it's absolutely fine," Trump replied. "I do" is aiding and abetting putting our children in risk of dire health consequences, family upheaval and suicidal inclinations as evident in CDC reports. I strongly urge you as President to support the Declaration of Independence in its entirety and be boldly forthright in completing the agenda to restore America's Republic into the civil, wholesome, society that Providence ordained through the Biblical moral virtue of our Founders. If this deviancy is not imminently dealt with, the loss of an increasing number of children and the collapse of what is left of our civil society is most definite. Please talk to Vice President Pence about this and do not ignore. The economy may survive until the people become more corrupt. God Bless.
Jedediah Morse stated in Charleston, Massachusetts, April 25, 1799: "Whenever the pillars of Christianity shall be overthrown, our present republican forms of government, and all the blessings which flow from them, must fall with them."
Nikolai Lenin: "Destroy the family, and the society will collapse."
Martin Luther King Jr. quotes challenging apathy and complacency.
"He who accepts evil without protesting against it is really cooperating with it."
"In the end we will remember not the words of our enemies but the silence of our friends."
"Our lives begin to end the day we become silent about the things that matter."
2. Thursday, June 6, 2019 - Honorable President Trump,
RE: Making Sodomy Great Again: Trump becomes First Republican President to Celebrate LGBT Pride Month - By Julio Severo
Now you are "celebrating" the depraved deviancy that puts our children at risk of dire health and suicide? Are you joining the ranks of Conservative Cowards: National Review, Sean Hannity, Ann Coulter, and Laura Ingraham, Dennis Prager, Ben Shapiro, Rush Limbaugh, Victor Davis Hanson, Pat Buchanan, and Tucker Carlson in compromising with evil?
3. June 8, 2019 4:19 PM - Honorable President Trump
RE: "Disney shows gay kiss in a children's cartoon for first time."
It is conflicting how much I honor you for your D-Day activities and speech and yet my grave disappointment when you "celebrate" LGBTQ Pride Month and display to our children this acceptance of the deviant and dangerous lifestyle. It also provides boldness in "reprobate minds" (Rom. 1) in further pushing this ungodly abhorrence on our children. I.E. "Disney shows gay kiss in a children's cartoon for first time." Please, please seek the Lord out for the direction you should be taking. I know that I will not compromise with the Word of God and pray that you will cease to do so as well. Thank You.
Marriage is honorable with all and the marriage bed undefiled, for God will judge fornicators and adulterers. --Hebrews 13:4
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