Monday, July 13, 2009

Homosexuality Of The Heart Is Still Sexual Immorality, According To Scripture

Ken Silva and Chris Rosebrough have been getting some heat for their confrontation of Jay Bakker's sin in regard to his pro-homosexuality. Here's the latest article.

Some "Christians" want to argue that being a homosexual in and of itself isn't wrong as long as the person is in a monogomous relationship or doesn't act on their feelings. This is diametrically opposed to the very words of Jesus:

Mat 5:20 For I tell you, unless your righteousness exceeds that of the scribes and Pharisees, you will never enter the kingdom of heaven.

This referrs to inward righteousness, not merely outward righteousness, as Jesus goes on to call the Pharisees "white-washed tombstones" in Matt. 23. They looked clean on the outside but INSIDE they were dead, unclean, and corrupt.

Mat 23:27 "Woe to you, scribes and Pharisees, hypocrites! For you are like whitewashed tombs, which outwardly appear beautiful, but within are full of dead people's bones and all uncleanness. 28 So you also outwardly appear righteous to others, but within you are full of hypocrisy and lawlessness.

Jesus goes on:

Mat 5:27 "You have heard that it was said, 'You shall not commit adultery.'
Mat 5:28 But I say to you that everyone who looks at a woman with lustful intent has already committed adultery with her in his heart.
Mat 5:29 If your right eye causes you to sin, tear it out and throw it away. For it is better that you lose one of your members than that your whole body be thrown into hell.
Mat 5:30 And if your right hand causes you to sin, cut it off and throw it away. For it is better that you lose one of your members than that your whole body go into hell.

Notice that lusting after another in the HEART is called adultery by Jesus Christ.

This is SO bad, that is to say that the heart is so corrupt, vile, dead, full of sin, and vile, that God says TWICE that its better to cut off what causes you to sin than go to hell with your whole body.

Jer. 17: 9 The heart is deceitful above all things and beyond cure. Who can understand it?

Jas 1:14 But each person is tempted when he is lured and enticed by his own desire. 15 Then desire when it has conceived gives birth to sin, and sin when it is fully grown brings forth death.

Psa 36:1 To the choirmaster. Of David, the servant of the LORD. Transgression speaks to the wicked deep in his heart; there is no fear of God before his eyes. 2 For he flatters himself in his own eyes that his iniquity cannot be found out and hated. 3 The words of his mouth are trouble and deceit; he has ceased to act wisely and do good.

Can you cut out your heart? Answer: no. You need a righteousness that FAR SURPASSES that of the Pharisees. Who can have such righteousness?

Mat 12:33 "Either make the tree good and its fruit good, or make the tree bad and its fruit bad, for the tree is known by its fruit. 34 You brood of vipers! How can you speak good, when you are evil? For out of the abundance of the heart the mouth speaks.

Eph 2:10 For we are his workmanship, created in Christ Jesus for good works, which God prepared beforehand, that we should walk in them.

Eze 36:26 And I will give you a new heart, and a new spirit I will put within you. And I will remove the heart of stone from your flesh and give you a heart of flesh. 27 And I will put my Spirit within you, and cause you to walk in my statutes and be careful to obey my rules.

Psa 19:12 Who can discern his errors? Declare me innocent from hidden faults. (This is what is called "justification" where we find the righteousness of Christ imputed to us, who were unrighteous--see Romans 4).

So, who can cut out that which causes us to sin, as Jesus asked in Matt. 5?

Only God can (Matt. 12:33, John 1-3, Ezek. 36:26-27; Eph. 2:8-10;2Tim. 2:25; Acts 11:18; Rom. 4; Ps. 19:12; etc.).

The one who lusts after another, whether male or female, is still committing adultery in their heart, regardless of whether they actually commit sexual immorality with their bodies, according to God Himself.

Therefore, those who lust after someone of the same sex but doesn't "act on it" (that is pretty much impossible...I know of no homosexual who never actually experiments thus commiting the actual act itself), they are still in God's sight, GUILTY of sexual immorality. Silva has given Scripture that shows God condemns homosexuality, so I won't repeat them here; I've listed them in past posts myself.

God takes sin extreemly seriously. Why don't "Christians"? Remember 1Cor. 5 where God had the man who was sleeping with his step-mother, thrown out of the church until he repented. Recall Anaias and Sephira struck dead by God in the middle of church for lying to God and to the leaders on the price of a plot of land they sold. HE hasn't changed at all, from the OT to the NT. Why do so many "Christians think He has?

1 comment:

Bevy said...

I agree! :) Why do Christians not take sin seriously ... b'c they think Jesus took all the sin of a Christian - they don't think of the conditional statements of Jesus ... which you mentioned here!