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What Homosexuals Won't Tell You: Exposing Common Falsehoods Part 2
In part 2 we are going to deal with the common falsehoods homosexuals spout regarding Christianity and the bible. Please read part 1 first.
THE BIG LIE: The bible doesn’t condemn homosexuality and Christians hate and are afraid of homosexuals.
First of all Christians are not the only people who oppose homosexuality. Mormonism is not a Christian religion, but oppose homosexuality and received a lot abuse for it. Islam is oppose to homosexuality and has a very violent attitude toward homosexuality but you'll hardly see a homosexual confront a Muslim with same fervor as they attack Bible believing Christians. There is also a growing number of secular Americans who are oppose to homosexuality. You'll notice that Christians are homosexuals primary target, because they hate the truth. and the conviction that the truth of God brings.
The bible DOES condemn homosexuality repeatedly:
I've heard it all from homosexuals when twisting scripture, "From Sodom and Gomorrah was destroyed for not being hospitable", "Paul was a homophone who never saw a 'loving' homosexual couple," "David and John were homosexuals lovers", to the now infamous quote from Elton John "Jesus was homosexual."
Let's deal with these lies
Sodom and Gomorrah.
""What was the sin of Sodom and Gomorrah?" is that it was homosexuality. That is how the term "sodomy" came to be used to refer to anal sex between two men, whether consensual or forced. Clearly, homosexuality was part of why God destroyed the two cities. The men of Sodom and Gomorrah wanted to perform homosexual gang rape on the two angels (who were disguised as men). At the same time, it is not biblical to say that homosexuality was the exclusive reason why God destroyed Sodom and Gomorrah. The cities of Sodom and Gomorrah were definitely not exclusive in terms of the sins in which they indulged."
Paul was a homophobe?
No. "The assumption is that not personallyknowing someone renders one (Paul) incapable addressing a situation. Its not necessary or required to know anyone personally to judge whether or not someone’s actions are sinful. That is why we have the scriptures, lest we opinionate on sin. For example, in 1 Corinthians 5, Paul said it was reportedto him that a man was in a sexual relationship with his father’s wife. Based on this report, Paul commanded that the man be put out of the fellowship until he repented. The problem with judgment based solely on relationship knowledge is that a tendency exists to let our personal feelings for an individual prevent us from seeing sin for what it really is. Not only is this statement false in its intent, its a factual lie. Paul was an extremely educated man who was widely traveled. To suggest he didn't know any homosexual couples —”loving” or not— is to minimize his profound and expansive life experiences.
David and John were homosexuals lovers?
No. "For generations and generations, Jewish and Christian believers have pointed to the relationship between young King David and Jonathan, heir apparent and son of King Saul, as a model of brotherly love and devotion. For thousands of years, scholars and devoted believers have seen David and Jonathan as nothing more (or less) than the finest example of friendship (philic) love that can be realized between two heterosexual men. After all, David clearly demonstrated his heterosexuality in the wives he took and the children he fathered. But recent scholarship has sought to reconstruct and reinterpret the relationship between these two men. In response to growing cultural acceptance of homosexuality, a few religious leaders are now re-reading the scriptures and generating support for a claim that David and Jonathan were actually homosexual lovers."
As for Elton John's statement he has created a god in his own image that doesn't exist. This can be said for all practicing homosexuals who claim to be a followers of God. Christians don't revel in sin we rail against it. See homosexuality is not just 1 sin it's many Pride, idolatry, selfishness, and homosexual behavior.
After you've refuted the homosexuals twisted scripture you'll hear 1 of the following. You're a homophobic bigot religious nut-job, you're full of hatred, or what about shellfish, slavery etc.
Let's deal wth big one first.
HOMOPHOBIC sounds horrible right? Who want to be call a homophobes. Bill Brinkworth give a clue of why this tactic works so well. "The slandering brand of being a “homophobic,” an “irrational hatred or fear of homosexuals or homosexuality,” is being used to force civilization into accepting homosexuals sexual behavior. No one wants to be labeled differently, so the “marketing’ tool of attacking a normal person by making them appear odd or different has greatly been used to force the public to accept the homosexual sexual practices.
Having an aversion to the immoral practices and dangers the homosexual exposes themselves and others to, does not make one phobic (an irrational, excessive, and persistent fear of some particular thing or situation (1)) nor is it irrational or hateful. It is common sense.
Not wanting my house robbed does not necessarily make me harpaxophobia (fear of being robbed). I am not monopathophobic (fear of definite diseases), just because I don’t want people catching diseases the homosexual crowd is spreading.
It is normal to not like certain things. It is natural for people to have some anxiety and agitation towards the homosexual’s practice. Ask any young person, that has not been desensitized by the media or the public school’s social engineers, what they think of the homosexual's practice and their first reaction will be “yuck” and disdain. Homosexuality is an odd and unacceptable behavior, unless people are "trained" or brainwashed to accept it. It is abnormal not to dislike the sin along with others as: robbery, adultery, and pedophilia."
If any other activity, besides homosexual sex, led to such a high risk of infection of a deadly disease, there would be a huge campaign to get people to stop that activity. It would be made illegal. We would be bombarded by public service announcements like the "just say no" to drugs campaign. Just as "friends don't let friends drive drunk," people shouldn't let anyone they care about participate in homosexual sex. But because of the powerful pro-homosexual lobby which strongly influences the mainstream media and has an even greater control over Hollywood, the truth about the huge risk of homosexual sex is ignored, and anyone who says otherwise is accused of being "homophobic". I’m not homophobic(you don‘t scare me), but I’m AIDS-o-phobic, drug-o-bic, diseases-o-bic, cancer-o-bic, loss of free speech o phobic…..
Basically this a shout down tactics they completely unable to discuss the issues on merit so they resort to name-calling. Labeling me and all who oppose homosexual OPINION as homophobic is a common tactic used to silence any and all opposition, but in no way proves their point.
Context is IMPERATIVE when dealing with Scripture. Cultural, historical, and biblical, context MUST be applied.Do you even know what “slavery” meant back then? It’s not what you see on Roots. Slaves back then weren’t slaves for life, if a master struck his slave the slave went free, a lot of slaves were POWs, people volunteered to be slave for protection of the pay off debt the list goes on. You have no idea what you are talking about! And you conveniently leave out how slavery was abolished, because Christians(not homosexuals, not atheists, not liberals) but Christians used the bible to reveal that EVERY man was made in the image of God and deserved to be free.
God commanded that His people should NOT do what the pagans did. Leviticus was written to those people at that time. They were surrounded by pagan people who ate pork(uncooked and unsanitary) engage in homosexual behavior, bestiality and offering(killing) babies as sacrifices to the sun god. So God commanded His people not to do as the pagans did. In fact, some of best medical facts are listed in Leviticus that science just figured out in the past 200 years. For example Blood is the source of health and life/(Leviticus 17:11), When dealing with disease, hands should be washed under running water (Leviticus 15:13).As for the New testament reference to hair braiding, context must be applied, The bible clearly states women should not focus so much on the physical(looks and appearance), but focus on God. Finally the "do not judge" mantra. Again context needs to be applied Jesus never says Do not judge, He simply tells Christians how to judge, according to His laws not our own. Please don't take my word for it look it up for yourself.
Now to the so-called “Christians” with their erasable bibles with only the feel good parts. Go back a read the entire thing, please. Jesus Christ spoke more about hell than about heaven and said that the majority of people are heading there. In Matthew 7.13-14, He said, "Enter through the narrow gate. For wide is the gate and broad is the road that leads to destruction, and many enter through it. But small is the gate and narrow the road that leads to life, and only a few find it." Not only do unrepentant sinner go to hell those who approve of their sin go to hell too. Jesus called people wicked, serpents, and he even called Peter Satan. Jesus told the truth and never backed down and died for the truth that’s a true Christian.
Homosexuals and theire advocates have made the mistake of assuming a God of love can’t be a God of Justice. If you love someone and see them ruining themselves(stealing, adultery, homosexuality, promiscuity) don’t you get concerned, worried maybe even angry, of course you do, not despite of your love, but because of your love for them. Anger isn’t the opposite of love, hate is and the final form of hate is indifference(false compassion). So the most loving thing real Christians can do is warn homosexuals, thieves adulterers, liars, and ALL others sinners. Show them that they are sinners and are in need of a Saviour.
Jesus came and fulfilled the old covenant because we could not, but he still mentions sin is the way to death. We are no longer bound to animal sacrifice we put our faith in Jesus who sacrificed all so we could be saved not by works but by grace. We are ALL sinners, but through the grace of God through Jesus Christ we are forgiven, homosexual, adulterers, liars, thieves, Mormons, JW ALL must repent (ie change your mind and behavior(changing behaviors does take help) and turn away from your sins) and Trust in the Jesus Christ alone for your salvation. Remember the faith you have in yourself that you were a good person? Transfer that to Jesus Christ.