Homosexuals have a phrase they use to identify their sexual expression called “sexual orientation”. I won’t go into why they replaced the previous designator —sexual preference— with the new nomenclature, but it has everything to do with institutionalizing a farce. Sexual orientation is alleged to be the “hard-wired” way a person *feels* about another sexually. The familiar soundbite “you cant help who you love” is derived from this fallacy. Sexual orientation therefore becomes justification for how a person acts out their sexual desires because again alleged sexual orientation cannot be changed (whether homosexual or heterosexual). But the bible does not allow or acknowledge such justification. All sin (behavior) is traced directly back to one’s unregenerated desires, thoughts and emotions.
But every man is tempted when he is drawn away by his own lust and enticed. Then when lust hath conceived, it bringeth forth sin; and sin, when it is finished, bringeth forth death. James 1:14-15
And all sinful behavior dead ends into death. Thus, according to scripture there’s nothing good, righteous or fruitful about homosexuality or its intangible roots. If a person has wrong feelings, it will produce wrong behavior. In 100% of the scriptures which cite it, homosexuality is described as wrong behavior. That’s why a person cannot just be redeemed from homosexual behavior but also from the thoughts, feelings and desires which feed that behavior. Romans 12:1-3
People are not born with a sexual orientation, they are born with a sinful orientation.
Gavin Peacock, former British professional footballer, now pastor of Calvary Grace Church in Calgary, Canada writing on the impending SCOTUS ruling on homosexual marriage: “The US Supreme Court may or may not pass the bill legalising same-sex marriage. But the real issue is whether the Church will be silent. Many Christians are not emboldened because many pastors are not emboldened. They might sometimes speak on biblical sexuality and then only vaguely. They might teach complementarity but not thoroughly, so their people are ill-equipped to live it out and defend it theologically in the public square. Pastors need to equip the saints but must also be first over the battle lines themselves. There are good men in the pastorate who perhaps need to find their voice. So people must pray for, support and encourage their pastors in holding to this truth.”
ABC/YAHOO News, that great champion of non-comformist people want you to meet the Browsers. The husband is a woman who was born a male and the wife is a man who was born a female. And YAHOO thinks this is awesome like breaking a Guinness World Record. And the news whos got an even bigger kick that the two un-re-trans-gendered people are raising children! How exciting and non-conformist! What a neat novelty for a 20/20 program.
Meet the Bowser family. Bianca and Nick Bowser live with their sons Kai, 3, and Pax, 17 months, in Louisville, Kentucky, where no one knows their family secret, at least, until now.
“We fit … the basic definition of what a transgender person is,” Nick Bowser told ABC News’ “20/20.”
“But we are man and woman,” Bianca Bowser told “20/20.”
“That is the difference, so our children do not see us as transgender people,” Nick Bowser, 27, said. “We are mommy and daddy.” Bianca Bowser, 32, grew up as a boy named Jason, and Nick was born as a girl named Nicole. They work in Louisville at the nightclub “Play,” where Nick is the manager and Bianca is a performer. Before they met, the two grew up in Georgia.
Here’s the problem. What makes this twosome any different than two animals who raise children? The big inference here is that no matter who you are, you can raise children. Of course, never mind how the children will turn out, this is more about trying to legitimize the swirled-out identities of the “parents”. This anomaly proves nothing except that it is an anomaly.
Animals have raised children before. According to The Week, children have been raised by wolves, goats, monkeys, feral cats and dogs. However, the children all seemed to ape (no pun intended) the inhuman habits of their “parents”. Seeing this, humans took the human children away from the animals and raised them with other humans. You know people just like them. Children don’t know anything about the warped sexual and gender problems of their parents. Just like the kids raised by the animals the danger is that they will end up mimicking their gender confusion thus placing them at a distinct social disadvantage with other human children whose parents were not gender confused.
“The parents know that there are even more difficult hurdles ahead, especially when they have to explain to their children who mommy and daddy are.”
Our resolve: just because the world wants to go stark, raving mad doesn’t mean we have to co-sign it. Some of us have to remain sane in case others come to themselves and want out of the problems they have created.
The situation with homosexual activists and their ongoing actions to silence, intimidate, stifle, remove and dominate [true] Christian thought, speech and behavior in the public arena reminded me of the 2002 sci-fi movie Equilibrium. In particular, it reminded me of the totalitarian firing of Atlanta Fire Chief Kelvin Cochran by Atlanta Mayor Kasim Reed who did so at the lurid urging of homosexual activists. They stayed slightly off left stage but clearly were the puppet masters behind Reed’s actions. They wanted to eliminate the Chief’s Christian viewpoint which offended their social sensors. In other words the Chief became a Sense Offender.
According to the plot, Equilibrium is set in 2072 in Libria, a city state established by the survivors of World War III that devastated the world, where a totalitarian government requires all citizens to take daily injections of “Prozium” to suppress emotion and encourage obedience. All emotionally stimulating material has been banned, and “Sense Offenders” – those who fail to take their Prozium – are put to death, as the government claims that the cause of all wars and violence is emotion. Ironically, its the clerics vs the sense offenders in this movie.
Well here we are in 2015 in the Land of Liberty but some citizens are being deprived of their liberties. Have you ever wondered about the daily shots of desensitization to homosexuality US citizens are being given to suppress natural opposition to homosexuality? Everybody is expected to dance wildly when homosexuals play the music and if there is some “homophobia” in your heart, you’d better make sure no one ever finds out. You could be reported by a co-worker or even a family member. The desensitization doses are doled out via TV, movies, entertainment, in schools and sports events and other convenient satellite centers around the country. When people get out of line (like Chief Cochran) they either must undergo “sensitivity retraining” or be fined or both. When the sensor police are really mad, they kill your career no matter how much good you have done.
Are you afraid, hesitant, careful of what you say about homosexuality on facebook, at your job, IN CHURCH or even in a casual conversation with a friend? You know homosexuality its a sin. You know God changed people who were homosexuals, but you dare not say it, write it or think too long about it. Its because you know they are listening. They are watching and they are waiting to catch you because you are a Sense Offender.
Pastors prophets and preachers: it has already been established by God that homosexuality is a sin. It always has been and always will be. That question is answered and that argument is forever settled. Now, its time for us leave such rudimentary things and move on to perfection. Where you have done a disservice to those who battle against this affliction is that you have failed to consistently preach, prophesy and disciple them into holiness freedom.
I hear all the time “my pastor preaches HARD against homosexuality!” That is to say that when you do talk about it, you give it the smack-down treatment. I understand your need to beat it down. But after you finish beating down sin, you must lift up the sinner or the struggler. Lift them up not just with platitudes but with real solutions including recommending they seek out specialized discipleship and accountability from ministries [wait for it] like the one God anointed me to do. www.witnessfortheworld.org For those who are further along in their overcoming process, recommend The Overcomers Network www.overcomersnetwork.org
Just like a general practitioner is not schooled or skilled to handle specialized medical issues, just because you are a pastor-prophet-preacher doesn’t mean you have the skill (insight, discernment) to handle some specialized post-salvation issues. If you are skeptical of such ministries or ministers like me, all you have to do is seek us out and find out how credible it is so that you can put it in your resource arsenal. That’s what you do with doctors. We don’t want to send people to quacks who could kill them. So you ensure that the person you are seeing is skilled, consistent and credible with observable fruit.
Homosexuality and its attendant issues cannot all be resolved by just an altar call. Decades of emotional, sexual and relational damage cannot be undone by one night of ecclesiastical passion set to hammond organ music. Altar calls are fine but are akin to saying take two aspirin and call me in the morning. You owe it to those you preach to, to give them more than a hot message against the thing they most likely NEVER WANTED anyway.
Stop making “deliverance” the end-all panecea for every situation. As critical as it is, deliverance is simply the beginning. Like Jesus, its the open door to the new life’s process aka “sanctification”. If people don’t know this, they will think something is wrong with them or the devil will tell them they cannot be free. Either is a serious detriment to spiritual growth and maturity and you don’t want that for the members of your church!! While every one receives the same salvation, people do experience that salvation in different ways. You may have to use mud and spit on some, while others you may need to say “pick up your bed and walk!”. In other words, methodologies should be organically inspired by the Spirit, while deliverance should be authenticated by scripture alone.
Redemption is about two things: resolution and solution. Although some things will not be resolved immediately, there’s always a solution for it in scripture.
Preaching hard against sin, but giving the sinner or struggler little to no hope of overcoming will push people into (a) hypocrisy (b) hopelessness (c) deception. And that would be your fault! I encourage you to rethink your strategy or either get one that will produce men and women who leave homosexuality to follow Jesus and NEVER return to it!
Christians are invited to gather in Atlanta on Tuesday, January 13 to stand with Kelvin Cochran, who was fired because of his faith in Jesus Christ
Franklin Graham is urging Christians to attend the Standing for Our Faith Rally at the Georgia State Capitol on Tuesday on behalf of former Atlanta fire chief Kelvin Cochran, who was fired because of his faith in Jesus Christ.
The rally is scheduled to take place at the Georgia Capitol Rotunda at 1:30 p.m.
Cochran was suspended and then fired because of a book he wrote for a men’s Bible study group at his Baptist church.
“Cochran … was persecuted and denied his career because of his privately held religious beliefs,” Graham said in a statement released last week. “This is true discrimination.”