Political correctness is one of the greatest threats we face, not only in America,
but the whole world. Political correctness demands a total disregard of right
and wrong. It scorns the concept of morality and decency. It insists that we
ignore the standard of righteousness. As a matter of fact, it asserts there
is no absolute standard of right and wrong. It would have everyone to be a law
unto themselves —any and everything “goes,” is the cry of
Political correctness demands that everyone accept the concept of a “so called” alternate lifestyle. This phrase has been coined to avoid the shame, reproach and guilt of calling it what it really is —SODOMY. The word “gay” has been highjacked to make sodomy seem appealing. Men may call sodomy by more pleasant terms, but it won’t change what it is. Nor will it allow one to avoid the eternal consequences of ungodly and immoral behavior. Killing one’s unborn son or daughter may not be called murder, but that does not change the fact of it. To make it more acceptable it’s called abortion, ending a pregnancy, planned parenthood, a choice. The end result is the same! No one can escape the all seeing eye of God (Heb. 4:13; Job 34:21-22).
How did we get to where we are today? How can we even imagine that our society has come to be so indifferent toward godless and immoral behavior? How in the world is it even possible that AMERICA IS NOW ESPOUSING, SUPPORTING, PROMOTING, ENCOURAGING, ADVANCING, CHAMPIONING, PROTECTING, DEFENDING, EMBRACING THE VERY THING THAT DESTROYED THE CITIES OF SODOM AND GOMORRAH? Who would have ever imagined such a thing just a few short years ago? Sodomy (homosexuality: men with men and women with women) has always been known to be indecent, immoral, vulgar, disgusting —and rightly so! The sin of sodomy is a giant leap toward bringing this nation to utter destruction as it has done in ancient times in other places.
This country is in a downward spiral that is gaining momentum and speed every single day. The masses are being beaten into subjection to allow this abnormal, deviant and perverted behavior. Apathy and complacency is allowing it to happen. Where are the moral and upright citizens of this land? Where are the so-called “christians” that are supposedly the majority in this country? Their voices are largely silent. They are becoming more and more accustom to it’s growing acceptance. They’re afraid because of “political correctness.” They don’t won’t to be seen as “not in step with the times.” They are afraid of being thought of as bigots, extremists, and fanatics. Seems like the Lord said something about whom we should fear. “And fear not them which kill the body, but are not able to kill the soul: but rather fear him which is able to destroy both soul and body in hell” (Matt. 10:28).
We are at WAR —a war against Satan, his demons and earthly cohorts among men. It is not a war against flesh and blood, “...but against principalities, against powers, against the rulers of the darkness of this world, against spiritual wickedness in high [places]” (Eph. 6:12). “For though we walk in the flesh, we do not war after the flesh: (For the weapons of our warfare [are] not carnal, but mighty through God to the pulling down of strong holds;) Casting down imaginations, and every high thing that exalteth itself against the knowledge of God, and bringing into captivity every thought to the obedience of Christ” (2 Cor. 10:3-5). We do not fight with our fists or take up arms or any other such thing. We do not oppose men and women themselves; instead, we oppose the sin in which they are involved. It is a war of WORDS, a war of TRUTH, a war against sinful behavior and actions. The weapon we use is the precious and eternal word of God —nothing more and nothing less. The TRUTH sets forth righteousness and condemns ERROR. The Truth saves (John 8:31-32). Error condemns to hell (Psa. 9:17; 145:20; Isa. 5:14-15; Matt. 25:41,46; Luke 16:22-24; Rom. 2:8-9; 6:23; 2 Thess. 1:7-9; Rev. 20:15; 21:8).
There is a distinct difference between righteousness (saints) and wickedness (sinners). “For the LORD knoweth the way of the righteous: but the way of the ungodly shall perish” (Psa. 1:6). “The LORD preserveth all them that love him: but all the wicked will he destroy” (Psa. 145:20). “The way of the wicked [is] an abomination unto the LORD: but he loveth him that followeth after righteousness” (Prov. 15:9). God’s word shows men how to live. “The law of the LORD [is] perfect, converting the soul: the testimony of the LORD [is] sure, making wise the simple. The statutes of the LORD [are] right, rejoicing the heart: the commandment of the LORD [is] pure, enlightening the eyes. The fear of the LORD [is] clean, enduring for ever: the judgments of the LORD [are] true [and] righteous altogether. More to be desired [are they] than gold, yea, than much fine gold: sweeter also than honey and the honeycomb. Moreover by them is thy servant warned: [and] in keeping of them [there is] great reward” (Psa. 19:7-11).
Notice what God says about those who live in wickedness. “I will not justify the wicked” (Exodus 23:7). “God is angry with the wicked every day” (Psa. 7:11). “Salvation is far from the wicked: for they seek not thy statutes” (Psa. 119:155). “The wicked shall be turned into hell, and all the nations that forget God” (Psa. 9:17). “For the wrath of God is revealed from heaven against all ungodliness and unrighteousness of men, who hold the truth in unrighteousness” (Rom. 1:18). “Who will render to every man according to his deeds” (Rom. 2:6).
The Scriptures are full of references of those who HATE God (Exodus 20:5; Psa. 81:10-15; Rom. 1:30). They hate Him because He condemns their sinful behavior. They hate Him because He requires them to live a clean and upright life. They hate Him because He requires them to live a faithful obedient life. They refuse to live the good life. They want to be free from condemnation. They demand their right to live as they so choose. As a matter of fact, God gives them that right. He allows everyone to make their own choices and live the way they choose. As long as we live in this world, we have the freedom to live as we want. However, there’s a reckoning day coming. Notice these words, “Rejoice, O young man, in thy youth; and let thy heart cheer thee in the days of thy youth, and walk in the ways of thine heart, and in the sight of thine eyes: but know thou, that for all these [things] God will bring thee into judgment” (Eccl. 11:9).
Every human being will stand before the Lord one day to be judged concerning how they’ve lived. “For God shall bring every work into judgment, with every secret thing, whether [it be] good, or whether [it be] evil” (Eccl. 12:14). “For we must all appear before the judgment seat of Christ; that every one may receive the things [done] in [his] body, according to that he hath done, whether [it be] good or bad” (2 Cor. 5:10). “For the Son of man shall come in the glory of his Father with his angels; and then he shall reward every man according to his works” (Matt. 16:27). God commands “...all men every where to repent: Because he hath appointed a day, in the which he will judge the world in righteousness by [that] man whom he hath ordained; [whereof] he hath given assurance unto all [men], in that he hath raised him from the dead” (Acts 17:30-31). God has the right to judge us because He is the one that made us (Gen. 1:26-27).
Homosexuality, the sin of Sodom and Gomorrah that wiped these cities from the face of the earth, has been condemned in every culture and society —in every period of time since the world began.
Homosexuality was sinful and condemned under the Patriarchal Dispensation. The words “sodomy,” “sodomite” and “sodomize” come from the city of Sodom —from the “alternate lifestyle” (behavior) practiced by its inhabitants (Gen. 18:16?:29). Not even ten righteous souls could be found in the whole city! They all were utterly destroyed and the city so demolished that no trace of that place has been found till this day.
Homosexuality was sinful and condemned under the Mosaical Dispensation. “Thou shalt not lie with mankind, as with womankind: it [is] abomination. Neither shalt thou lie with any beast to defile thyself therewith: neither shall any woman stand before a beast to lie down thereto: it [is] confusion. Defile not ye yourselves in any of these things: for in all these the nations are defiled which I cast out before you” (Lev. 18:22-24; cf. 20:13-17).
Homosexuality is sinful and condemned under the Christian Dispensation. “For this cause God gave them up unto vile affections: for even their women did change the natural use into that which is against nature: And likewise also the men, leaving the natural use of the woman, burned in their lust one toward another; men with men working that which is unseemly, and receiving in themselves that recompence of their error which was meet. And even as they did not like to retain God in [their] knowledge, God gave them over to a reprobate mind, to do those things which are not convenient” (Rom. 1:26-28).
The city of Corinth was full of every vile and corrupt behavior. Homosexuality was rampant. Some were converted to the Lord. They repented of their “lifestyle” of sodomy and were forgiven (1 Cor. 6:9-11).
There is HOPE for homosexuals just as there is hope for all sinners. It’s called REPENTANCE. Jesus died to save the lost. He died for sinners (Heb. 2:9). He will have compassion upon those who humbly come to Him in faith and obedience.
To receive FORGIVENESS of any and all sins, one must: Believe in Jesus (John 8:24; 3:16), Repent of sins (Luke 13:3,5; Acts 2:38; 17:30), Confess Him before men (Rom. 10:9-10; Acts 8:37), and be Baptized in water for the forgiveness of sins (Mark 16:16; Acts 2:38; Rom. 6:3-6, 17- 18; 1 Peter 3:21).
Don’t let Satan blind your mind to the truth (2 Cor. 4:4). Don’t make excuses regarding your life. Repent and be Baptized (Mark 16:16). You CAN live a faithful Christian life (Rev. 2:10). And, you WILL hear the Lord say, “Come, ye blessed of my Father, inherit the kingdom prepared for you from the foundation of the world” (Matt. 25:34).
By Garland M. Robinson
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