Friday, December 20, 2013


I want to address something today that has been spoken of a lot lately. First, though, let's look at John 3:16-18:

16 For God so greatly loved and dearly prized the world that He [even] gave up His only begotten (unique) Son, so that whoever believes in (trusts in, clings to, relies on) Him shall not perish (come to destruction, be lost) but have eternal (everlasting) life. 17 For God did not send the Son into the world in order to judge (to reject, to condemn, to pass sentence on) the world, but that the world might find salvation and be made safe and sound through Him. 18 He who believes in Him [who clings to, trusts in, relies on Him] is not judged. AMP

God so GREATLY loved, and loves, the entire world that He sent God the Son to be born into the world as a human baby. He never stopped BEING God, but He did not act as God on the earth! He was the perfect combination of 100% Deity (God) and 100% (sinless) humanity! He, and He alone, was the PERFECT sacrifice for the sin of all mankind! He died once, for all! For all people and for all time! The ONLY sin that was NOT covered by the blood of Jesus is the sin of rejecting Him! God desires that NONE perish (2 Peter 3:9), BUT, the ultimate choice for that is OURS! (What have YOU done with Jesus?) Keeping this in mind, that sin will NOT keep someone from Heaven IF they have received Jesus as Lord and personal Savior, we are going to look at what GOD thinks of homosexuality. Leviticus 18:22 and Leviticus 20:13:

22 You shall not lie with a man as with a woman; it is an abomination. AMP

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. KJV

The word "abomination" here is the Hebrew word "tow`ebah", which means: something disgusting, an abhorrence, loathsome, detestable, repulsive. That's why we see this in Leviticus 20:13 from the Amplified Bible:

13 If a man lies with a male as if he were a woman, both men have committed an offense (something perverse, unnatural, abhorrent, and detestable); they shall surely be put to death; their blood shall be upon them.  AMP

THAT is what God thinks of the practice of homosexuality! He will NEVER change His mind on that! Look at Romans 1:26-32:

26 For this reason God gave them up to vile passions. For even their women exchanged the natural use for what is against nature. 27 Likewise also the men, leaving the natural use of the woman, burned in their lust for one another, men with men committing what is shameful, and receiving in themselves the penalty of their error which was due. 28 And even as they did not like to retain God in their knowledge, God gave them over to a debased mind, to do those things which are not fitting; 29 being filled with all unrighteousness, sexual immorality, wickedness, covetousness, maliciousness; full of envy, murder, strife, deceit, evil-mindedness; they are whisperers, 30 backbiters, haters of God, violent, proud, boasters, inventors of evil things, disobedient to parents, 31 undiscerning, untrustworthy, unloving, unforgiving, unmerciful; 32 who, knowing the righteous judgment of God, that those who practice such things are deserving of death, not only do the same but also approve of those who practice them. NKJV

This lifestyle choice is, and always will be, sin in the eyes of God! Will that condemn someone to hell? NO! Sin does not send anyone to hell! Rejecting the Salvation FROM hell that Jesus provided is what will determine our eternal destiny! Sin, which is a selfish decision to do things our own way instead of God's way, has been dealt with. Sin WILL affect our lives here on earth, however! We ARE ambassadors of Heaven (2 Corinthian 5:20) and Heaven is our source of supply. Sin will keep us out of fellowship and thereby hinder our lives here on earth. We operate in this life by the laws of sowing and reaping. If we sow sin into our lives, we WILL reap the results of that sin (Galatians 6:7). The answer is 1 John 1:9! Change your thinking to agree with God and get right back in the flow of fellowship with Him! IF we refuse to do so, then we just may find ourselves in our eternal home sooner than we and God planned! So, stand for what the Bible says and love everyone you meet enough to share the Good News of the Gospel with them! AMEN! Here is Hillsong with "One Way":

Shalom in Him!