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(BORN TO BE GAY)
SCRIPTURE - LE 18 : 22, 20 : 13 OCTOBER, 1998
Thou shalt not lie with mankind, as with womankind: it is abomination.
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.
SUBJECT - BORN TO BE GAY????
Well, well, well. Here I go again. Getting ready to stick my nose in to some place where it doesn't belong. Nobody asked me for my two cents, so why don't I just butt out???
Well my friends, I could do that, but it wouldn't be helping you any. In fact, my being silent, on this issue, may cause you, or a loved one to end up in hell. So, which would you prefer???.
The fact that I am even addressing this subject, shows that I have a great concern for those that are caught up in this type of lifestyle choice. It doesn't matter to me, how much some of you don't like it, because you aren't the one I will have to answer to, on judgment day. I work for Jesus Christ, and if He says tell them, then that is what I am going to do.
In contemplating, just how I would present this, God showed me something that I had been totally rejecting, which had partial truth in it. What I had been totally rejecting, was the belief by most of the gay community, that says, 'We were born gay. God made us this way.' When I heard it, I just totally said, "That is a lie, from the pit of hell!!!' What I was doing, was rejecting the whole thing, and not realizing, that part of it, had truth in it.
The part that God showed me was correct, is that they were born the way that they are. Now, hold on just a minute , my Christian brothers and sisters, I am not about to lose it. When I say they were born the way they are, I am talking about being born, sinners. You see, the bible let's us all know, that we are all sinners, when we come in to this world. (Is 53:6) All we like sheep have gone astray; we have turned every one to his own way; (Ro 3:23) For all have sinned, and come short of the glory of God; (Ps 51:5) Behold, I was shapen in iniquity, and in sin did my mother conceive me. Each and every one of these scriptures, as well as the entire bible, let's us know, that there is none righteous, no, not one (Ro. 3:10) So, as far as the statement is concerned, that they were born sinners, which is what being 'gay', is, that is the truth.
However, that fact of saying, 'God made them that way', is one that I reject. Now, here is the reasoning behind what I am saying.
We, as shown above, are all born in to sin. That is our nature. That is what we do. However, in each individual, a different seed of this sin nature will be developed. In some, it will take the form of murderers. In others, it may take the form of womanizing. In still others it will be lying. Some may manifest idolatry, while others, manifest homosexuality, or lesbianism. WHICH EVER THE MANIFESTATION, IT IS STILL SIN, and the wages of sin, is D.E.A.T.H., DEATH (Ro. 6:23) So, irrespective of whether you are gay or not, you will be right there with them, if you continue in your sinful ways.
So, why do we give the homosexual so much grief, and rejection, my Christian brothers and sisters, but say very little to the fornicators, adulterers, liars, murders, drunkards (alcoholics, as most call them), and the rest of them??? This is not right. Just as you do one of the others, you should also do them.
You see, the homosexual, needs to know, that just as we had to repent and turn from our wicked ways, so do they. What the devil has told them is that God made them the way they are, and therefore, they can't change what God has made them. If a person believes that, then there is no sense of them even trying to change. And that is what the devil wants.
Look at the scriptures in the subject verses. From reading them, you can't help but know that it is talking about homosexuals. I mean, the only way you could not see that, is if you had help, to misunderstand it. It is as plain as the nose on your face.
Ro 1:21 Because that, when they knew God, they glorified him not as God, neither were thankful; but became vain in their imaginations, and their foolish heart was darkened.
Ro 1:22 Professing themselves to be wise, they became fools,
Ro 1:23 And changed the glory of the uncorruptible God into an image made like to corruptible man, and to birds, and fourfooted beasts, and creeping things.
Ro 1:24 Wherefore God also gave them up to uncleanness through the lusts of their own hearts, to dishonour their own bodies between themselves:
Ro 1:25 Who changed the truth of God into a lie, and worshipped and served the creature more than the Creator, who is blessed for ever. Amen.
Ro 1:26 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:
Ro 1:27 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.
Ro 1:28 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;
Ro 1:29 Being filled with all unrighteousness, fornication, wickedness, covetousness, maliciousness; full of envy, murder, debate, deceit, malignity; whisperers,
Ro 1:30 Backbiters, haters of God, despiteful, proud, boasters, inventors of evil things, disobedient to parents,
Ro 1:31 Without understanding, covenantbreakers, without natural affection, implacable, unmerciful:
Ro 1:32 Who knowing the judgment of God, that they which commit such things are worthy of death, not only do the same, but have pleasure in them that do them.
These scriptures, have been used many times, to show the homosexual, and lesbian, that what they are doing, is wrong. But we seldom use them to tell others that this is talking about them too. We need to change our way of thinking, concerning them.
Now, concerning the sin of homosexuality, this sin, is an abomination to God. What that means, is that in His sight, it is so vile, that He will send judgment on individuals involved in it, quicker than He will some of the other sins. All of them will lead to hell, but punishment because of this sin, will usually come about quicker, and be more devastating, in this life.
Look at the persecution that most of you face. Look at the diseases that are literally wiping out those involved in it. AIDS, is the chief disease, that is claiming lives in the gay community, at a rate of over 10 to 1, for non gays. You make up about 6% of the population, maybe less, but account for 90% of the AIDS cases, on the books. That is why AIDS has been called the 'gay disease.'
Yet, in the midst of it all, Jesus, still loves you, and wants you to know, that you, just like the rest of us, can still be saved, if you, like the rest of us, will turn from your wicked ways.
Those that tell you that you were born to be what you are, are fools. Look again at (Ro. 1:22). They are in worse shape than you. Because they are trying to make God, look like a stone idiot.
How??? Look at it like this. God created all of us, to multiply. Now, if I am not mistaken, the only way for us to do that, is by heterosexual sex. Sex between a man and a woman. So, how in the world, are you going to multiply, without having that??? Maybe God, was too dumb to figure that one out, eh??? Look at (Ro. 1:23). These crackpots, are trying to make a Holy, Just, Righteous God, in to little more than what man is.
Man is rotten to the core. (Jer 17:9) The heart is deceitful above all things, and desperately wicked: who can know it?
So, he is trying to bring God down to our level, so we can say, "God, is just like us, therefore, we don't have to listen to anything He has to say.'
Do you think Jesus died on the cross for everyone but you??? Do you think His power can deliver everyone but you??? Judging from the subject verses, God would be totally unfair, if He created you the way you are, knowing how much He hates your sin. Who would want to serve a God like that??? Even though I am not, nor ever have been, gay, I would find it hard to say God is just and fair, if He did you like that. But, thanks be to God, He isn't.
The few experiences I have had around gays, has shown me, that most of them, are more pleasant to be around, than a lot of these straight devils out here. They are more trustworthy, and kinder, than many of the people I used to run around with. They are straight forward, and you don't usually have to worry about them stabbing you in the back. They will give you the shirt off of their backs, if you need it. But, irrespective of that, no matter how nice they are, they will still end up in hell. The only sex that God approves of, is between a married man and woman. That's it. Anything else, is sin.
One other thing. Back in the old testament times, people that were 'gay' were to be put to death. That is how bad God hates it. However, in this time of grace, God is allowing you time to get right. He has provided the way for you, through Jesus Christ. He has sent people in to your life, like myself, and maybe other preachers and friends, to tell you that you don't have to live the way you are. You are doing it by choice, just like each of us have been. The choice to stay sinners, or turn to Jesus. You can make that choice, right now. Forget what medical people say, about certain DNA codes and all that nonsense, in your physical makeup. These are the fools that were talked about earlier. Jesus, can set you free. The bible says, (Jo 8:32) And ye shall know the truth, and the truth shall make you free.
It's up to you, my friend. Only you can make the choice. No one can do it for you. All you have to do, is be sincere and pray, asking, 'Jesus, I am a sinner, and I want to be saved, and delivered. Come in to my life, and cleanse me of all this filthiness, according to your word which says, though my sins be as scarlet, I shall be white like wool. I repent of my sin, and ask you to come in to my life, and be Lord over me. I reject the devil, and his deception, and confess you as Lord, in Jesus' name. Amen.
If you prayed that prayer, from the heart, congratulations, you are now saved. You may not feel any different, but trust in your Lord's word, that you are. This is not about feeling, it is about trust, in God's word.
All you need to do now, is begin to read the bible, and find a Church that is preaching the word of God. Just as babies, have to learn to crawl, before they can walk, the same thing holds true for you. You may not understand it all, but God will be helping you to make it.
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