Another leader made a shocking statement, “Our greatest spiritual problem has not been sin, it’s been shame.” Confused? So was I. Shame comes from sin. Many of these Christian leaders who support gay marriage only speak to their cheerleaders - they mock anyone who does not agree. I think of Jeremiah 23 often - they are teachers who alter God’s Word, avoid the difficult truths, and encourage sin. Granted, arrogance and anger happen on the other side as well, but we don’t accept that behavior from either camp.
9. “I was born this way,” is not an excuse. Although new biological and psychological evidence suggests that born gay lacks scientific support, let's assume that a person can be born gay. We were all born with a bent to lie, cheat, lust, indulge, and deceive. In fact, pornography has been coined “every man’s battle.” But that doesn’t make it right...it makes us sinful and in desperate need of a Savior. The hearts of men can change, and they change daily through a relationship with Christ.
10. The struggle for gay rights is not a civil rights issue. Race and color are not choices. Homosexuality is not a civil rights issue. It cannot be linked with the abolishment of slavery either. Some say, “The Bible encouraged slavery. Therefore, homosexuality is obviously okay now!” The Bible doesn’t say that slavery is “right”—it merely references a time when people had slaves and what those conditions were. [Dr. Michael Brown did an exceptional job of breaking down the civil rights issue here.
In closing, there will be a time when we stand before God to give an account. Some may say, “Lord, I anchored my life in Christ. I believed Your Word and based my life on it as best that I could.” Others will say, “Lord, you gave me a new perspective...a new truth. Although Scripture once said that homosexuality is
“When we become so tolerant that we lead people into
*A sermon on these 10 points will be posted at WCFAV.org after 10/22/2017.
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