Jan 29, 2017
I see thy tears
Jan 29, 2017
Some regrets that will die with us or go with us into eternity
I use the word "Sodomy" because it is a Biblical term. I use the term "gay" only for clarity of those who are accustomed to the term. Just this past week, President Obama gave his "Evolution" on gay marriage. In an interview with ABC News' Robin Roberts, the president described his thought process as an evolution that led him to this decision, based on conversations with his staff members, openly gay and lesbian service members, and his wife and daughters. "I have to tell you that over the course of several years as I have talked to friends and family and neighbors, when I think about members of my own staff who are in incredibly committed monogamous relationships, same-sex relationships, who are raising kids together; (How about we consult the Bible?) when I think about those soldiers or airmen or marines or sailors who are out there fighting on my behalf and yet feel constrained, even now that 'don't ask, don't tell' is gone, because they are not able to commit themselves in a marriage, at a certain point I've just concluded that for me personally (It is not a matter of a personal opinion) it is important for me to go ahead and affirm that I think same sex couples should be able to get married."
There is not one mention of the Bible teaching on the subject, or God, or any position based on a Spiritual level.
Candidate Romney gave his response and his "personal" belief on the subject and claimed during another interview that his opposition to same-sex marriage has nothing to do with his religious beliefs.
Piers Morgan : What is the gay right that you’re in favor of?
Romney : Equal rights in employment, equal rights in, I mean, for instance, as the Governor, I had members of my team that were gay. I appointed a couple of judges who apparently I find out were gay. Look, I didn’t ask people their sexual orientation
Morgan : Does your faith mean that you view homosexuality as a sin?
Romney : I separate quite distinctly matters of personal faith from the leadership that one has in a political sense.
Morgan : Can you do that?
Romney : Absolutely.
Morgan : Seriously?
Romney : You don’t begin to apply the doctrine of religion to responsibility for guiding a nation or guiding a state.
Morgan : But what is the Mormon position on homosexuality being a sin?
Romney : You know, that’s something you can take up with the church. I’m not a spokesman for my church. I’m not a spokesman for my church, and one thing I’m not gonna do in running for president is become a spokesman for my church, or apply a religious test which simply is forbidden by the constitution. I’m not going there.
What I see is an attempt on both parts to avoid using the Bible as a basis on the subject.
It is impossible to find the answer to the subject of sodomy apart from the Bible. One either has a worldly bias or a Biblical base for a position. It is impossible to accept sodomy without rejecting the Bible. Listen how confusing the subject becomes when a person tries to justify sodomy from the Bible:
God created man; supposedly, He created some sodomite and some straight; then God condemns the sodomite, therefore, God is guilty. It becomes clear that God cannot both create the sodomite and condemn sodomy.
In my years of pastorate, I have dealt with this issue in the lives of many and almost without exception, the victim was initiated at a young age. Molested! Sodomy is a choice not a condition. In Gen. 19:7, Lot said to the Sodomites, "I pray you, brethren, do not so wickedly" and in the next verse offered his two virgin daughters to them. It is obvious that Lot knew their intention was to sodomize the two visitors. Notice also in v.4, it was "both young and old." These were initiates. Sodomy is rarely a monogous sin. It is sinful, not scientific. Science first forms a belief system and then searches for a justifiable answer, as in the case of evolution. The subject will never be reconciled without the Bible and is always humanistic in nature. It is obvious from the many articles and letters in the Daily News that the defenders of sodomy arrive at their desired position and then search for a route to best defend it, even by twisting Scriptures. Nobody in their right mind can use Romans 1 to defend sodomy. These words are used there to describe the sin of sodomy: "vile affections", "without natural affection", "receiving in themselves the recompense of their error..." "men with men" "for even their women did change the natural use (of the body sexually) into that which is against nature", "the men, leaving the natural use of the woman, (sexually) burned in their lust one toward another; men with men working that which is unseemly...". "Against nature" means to go against the God-given natural instinct to be attracted to the opposite sex. Verse 24 tells us that "God also gave them up to uncleanness through the lusts of their own hearts, to dishonour their own bodies between themselves."
So, why are we surprised that they disagree with our Biblical view? I believe the Bible, God's Word. If you disagree, your disagreement is not with me. It is with God's Holy Word. One cannot believe that sodomy is a matter of personal choice without disbelieving the Bible.
Michael Eric Dyson said on MSNBC challenging black pastors and a few of his media colleagues to "stop using their Bibles to co-sign bigotry." This is accusing God of bigotry!