I am angry. Angry over the Benham brothers recent removal from the HGTV television show for expressing their beliefs in traditional marriage, angry over Miami Dolphins general manager expressing disappointment in one his player’s displeasure over two men kissing during the NFL draft’s celebration of the first open gay football player, angry at the constant labeling of any disapproval, displeasure, or even disgust with homosexuality as homophobic, hateful bigotry.
If you are involved in a gay relationship, or have a loved one that is, do not get upset with me. I am not against you. If you’ll listen long enough you will see that I am actually trying to help you.
The devil hates it when someone brings the truth out in the open. He likes to keep all light and truth hidden in the darkness. He hates it when someone speaks plainly and clearly about sin. But he loves to expose all that is unnatural and abominable and evil.
So here’s the raw, naked truth.
The Bible says that homosexuality is unnatural. Men in gay relationships have given up the natural use of the woman and the woman changed the natural use of the man.
For even their women exchanged the natural use for what is against nature. Likewise also the men, leaving the natural use of the woman, burned in their lust for one another, men with men committing what is shameful, and receiving in themselves the penalty of their error which was due. (Rom 1:26-27)
The Bible does not say that God changed what was natural. Neither does it say that nature or the environment, or the culture or his parents, or his birth genes changed what was natural. It says that lesbians and homosexuals changed themselves. Yes, that’s right! The Bible says it is people who change their natural sexual desires in exchange for unnatural ones. The Bible sweeps away every argument, excuse, and destructive reasoning for unnatural sexual activity. Some things are against nature, and therefore against God, because God created nature.
Homosexuality is not ordained by God nor is it even biologically right or natural. People are gay because they choose to be, not because they can’t help it. It’s a choice in the same way I could choose as a sexually normal red-blooded male to go out and commit adultery. Being gay is a choice just like a heterosexual couple chooses to have children, or a man decides to remain celibate and enter the monastary, or a woman chooses to be a nun. Men don’t say, “I can’t help being a monk!” Women don’t say, “I couldn’t help being a nun!” Just as normal couples make a choice to marry, or not to marry, have sex or not to have sex, have children or not to have children, so it is with being gay.
We’ve got this whole thing muddled up because people don’t speak plainly and clearly anymore. They beat around the bush and are all concerned with political correctness and being tolerant. The plain truth is that everyone makes choices every single day. You can choose to believe in God or not. You can choose to believe the Bible or not. You can choose to surrender your life to Jesus Christ or not. You can choose to be a liar, a thief, a whore-monger, a murderer, an alcoholic or a drug addict. Quit blaming it on your genes, or your addictive personality, unfortunate circumstances, or your background and upbringing. Yes, our culture and surroundings influence us, but we don’t have to yield to its evil influences.
I could say to my wife, “It’s so natural for me to have sex with other women, so I think I will. I just can’t help myself!” Just because a woman opens her blouse up to me and entices me to have sex with her doesn’t mean I will. The fact is some people just want to do what comes natural or what feels good, and the devil eats them up. He will feed you all the lies and perversion you are willing to receive.
Here’s one that is sure to expose the devil in people. Homosexuality is actually a demon spirit. It is such a putred smelling demon that other demons don’t even like to hang around it. A genuine prophet of God told me that he smelled it in the Spirit and got sick to his stomach. And yet as humans, many embrace this demon. Yes, you heard me right. Being gay is demonic.
There is an account in the Bible where Jesus casts out 2,000 demons out of a man. The demons came out screaming and begged Jesus to send them into the pigs. The pigs didn’t want them so they ran down a steep hill and were drowned in the sea. Pigs have more sense than some humans. People embrace homosexual demons, but the pigs would rather die than be possessed with them.
Now a large herd of swine was feeding there near the mountains. So all the demons begged Him, saying, “Send us to the swine, that we may enter them.”And at once Jesusave them permission. Then the unclean spirits went out and entered the swine (there were about two thousand); and the herd ran violently down the steep place into the sea, and drowned in the sea. (Mk 5:11-13)
From a Biblical perspective the rise of homosexuality is a sign that a society is in the last stages of decay. And here is another terrible truth: As people continue to reject God, He gives them over to increasingly immoral and self-destructive activities. There are destructive physical, emotional, and spiritual consequences resulting from homosexual behavior. All human beings know deep in their hearts that God exists, and they all know something of His moral standards. But people’s unrighteousness leads them to suppress the truth and leads them to believe false views of God and the Bible, and they twist the scriptures to their own destruction, because they know that the truth would require them to repent.
If being gay was natural, 2 men or two women could produce a baby, but they can’t. Their sexual reproductive organs do not complement each other therefore making it impossible for them to procreate. It can never be natural for 2 men or two women to get married and live together. Just because it has become acceptable to our culture will never make it right. Homosexuality is not new. It’s been around for thousands of years. It’s as old as the devil.
If you’re gay, stop being gay. If natural feelings for the opposite sex do not return, then wait and choose to remain celibate. In the same way I would give account to God for living in adultery so the Bible says one day homosexuals will pay the penalty for the error of their ways. Just because something is pleasurable and it feels good will never make it right if it is outside of the boundaries God has set.
I didn’t have to write a blog with such plain words that are bound to make many people mad. I didn’t have to write about homosexuality and get grief and trouble for it. No one has to preach controversial subjects and “rock the boat” type of messages. But preachers have a responsibility to preach sound doctrines and truths that will warn people of the consequences of sin. I charge every preacher of righteousness today to preach these truths and warn your people of the wrath to come on those who delight in unrighteousness and wickedness.
Love always warns. And so I warn you today to choose righteousness. Choose the Bible. Choose God. Choose Jesus Christ. Choose heaven regardless of those who want to take you down to hell with them.
“Stolen water is sweet, and bread eaten in secret is pleasant.” But he does not know that the dead are there, that her guests are in the depths of hell. (Prv 9:17-18)
Do not be deceived.
Do you not know that the unrighteous will not inherit the kingdom of God? Do not be deceived. Neither fornicators, nor idolaters, nor adulterers, nor homosexuals,nor sodomites, nor thieves, nor covetous, nor drunkards, nor revilers, nor extortioners will inherit the kingdom of God. (1 Cor 6:9-10)