By John Levi
Today, there is a growing trend I see in churches and even some Fundamentalist churches: An avoidance to preach about what God’s Word says about homosexuality. At worst, there is an acceptance of this abomination by the church. To prove my point, I will give two illustrations of personal experiences that I have had in the past few years. First, two and half years ago, I visited a local Vineyard Fellowship not far from where I live. At the time, there was a furious debate going on in the Indiana Legislature about passing a law called HR-6 which turned into HR-3. All the law called for was to bring the debate about legalizing gay marriage in Indiana to a state-wide referendum vote. The pastor of this church told me he was firm about wanting it to come to down to a vote to the people because we both knew that the people would vote against legalization. However, he understood the gays’ perspective because he said he had two gay men attending his fellowship and said: “I don’t want to beat them up”, to which I replied: “Come again, you just lost me!” Oh yes, I hear this line all the time, we have to reach out in love which usually translates into allowing these people to come to a church without anyone ever confronting them about their sin. Which is not only a sin, it is an abomination. Leviticus 18:22 (KJV throughout) 22 Thou shalt not lie with mankind, as with womankind: it is abomination Leviticus 20:13 13 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. Let me say this right here and now. Sodomy or, better known these days by its slightly more palatable 21st century name, homosexuality, is an abomination in the eyes of Almighty God. It is worse than fornication because it is defying God’s created order and therefore is an ultimate form of rebellion to God the Father. It is also the greatest insult to the relationship we, the Bride of Christ, have to our husband, the Lord Jesus Christ. Perhaps that is why Satan is so keen to get the Church to accept it in order to adulterate her.
However, I said I had two examples. The other one involves a Chrisitan business where I was conducting a business transaction one day. The secretary to the owner of this business was completing my transaction when she told me that all of her family attended a local Independent Baptist Church and that her niece was getting married. For some reason or another I brought up the fact that I was tired of the Homosexual Lobby trying to shove their agenda down everyone’s throat innocently thinking I was conversing with a like-minded sister in Christ. She responded: “Well, John, my niece’s husband to be has a brother who is gay, so we have to be very careful and not say anything that might shy him away or hurt him.” I countered that at some point, someone from her family would have to confront this person because that is what the Lord Jesus Christ would have them to do because He is our perfect example. John 4:16-19 16 Jesus saith unto her, Go, call thy husband, and come hither. 17 The woman answered and said, I have no husband. Jesus said unto her, Thou hast well said, I have no husband: 18 For thou hast had five husbands; and he whom thou now hast is not thy husband: in that saidst thou truly. 19 The woman saith unto him, Sir, I perceive that thou art a prophet. Nevertheless, she somewhat argued with me because this gay man would be a part of her family through marriage and that they had to be careful so as to keep peace with his family. I could not believe what this woman was saying and she was in a denomination that even today is still one of the most fundamental, or at least I thought it was. This really shows just how pervasive the infiltration of acceptance and tolerance of this perversion has become.
I touched on the topic of sodomy’s acceptance by the Church and our society briefly in another Frontline Article that I wrote a while back; however, it needs more attention than the brief amount of time spent on it previously. My point is that Christians have allowed themselves to be coerced into silence on this issue and the spiritual ramifications for the Church could not be worse, for doing so has allowed politicians to get coerced by the Homosexual Lobby to pass hate crime laws that in the United Kingdom and many European Nations are so onerous one has to walk on egg shells around lesbians and gays. Certainly anyone following the news can see this being played out in the U.S. with an ultra gay friendly Obama Administration and last summer’s horrendous decision by the U.S. Supreme Court. No one knows better about these facts than Dr. Scott Lively of Abiding Truth Ministries. He has been fighting this battle for over two decades and has seen the way tolerance has invaded the Church. However, he has been grieved at the way so many pastors and church leaders have folded or won’t stand strong on what God’s Word really teaches about this abomination. He is currently being sued for human rights violations for an “anti-gay” presentation he gave in Uganda. The website for the ministry is http://www.defendthefamily.com/ and you can see an update about the case at http://www.scottlively.net/2016/07/08/motion-for-summary-judgment-smug-v-lively/. I strongly urge everyone who reads this article to go to these websites. Dr. Lively has and is facing intense persecution for his unwavering stand against sodomy and all its perverted forms.
A few last examples – a few months ago I was in a local coffee shop when two men walked in and one of them had a little child of no more than a year old in his arms. It became quickly apparent to me that the men were gay and they had probably adopted the child. Then about six years ago, I was co-coaching the kids swim team at the local Jewish Community Center. One of the boys, I was informed, had two mommies. Actually, while I worked at the Jewish Community Center, I was amazed at how pervasive homosexuality is among Jews. But, back to the boy and what happened one day on the pool deck. Shortly before practice one day, one of the other boys from the team was walking around on all fours like an animal being funny. The boy who had two mommies saw the kid and with eyes as big as saucers jumped on the other boy’s back near his posterior. I immediately told him to get off the other kid and fought back the urge to tell him to not act like a pervert. The incident was sick to say the least. However, that is what these poor children growing up in “gay” homes are being exposed to, not to mention the likely sexual abuse that they suffer but no one talks about and no district attorneys are willing to touch with a ten foot legal pole. Sodomy is a spiritual force and Christians need to realize that and respond with Holy Spirit led spiritual warfare because this spiritual force of hell is one the main weapons Satan is using to destroy our culture and civilization. The way we start to do that is by telling people what the Word of God says about sodomy and His intolerance of it and never wavering from that. 1 Corinthians 6:9&10 9 Know ye not that the unrighteous shall not inherit the kingdom of God? Be not deceived: neither fornicators, nor idolaters, nor adulterers, nor effeminate, nor abusers of themselves with mankind, 10 Nor thieves, nor covetous, nor drunkards, nor revilers, nor extortioners, shall inherit the kingdom of God.