- Hate homosexuality
- Follow God's
Commandments with respect to them
Imagine that one of your employees embezzles
$10,000 from your company. You don't find out about
it until it's too late: it throws your small
business into turmoil. Your creditors have been
stiffed. Your competitors use this information to
their advantage. Like the domino effect, like the
snowball effect, you eventually have to close your
business and declare bankruptcy. Your entire life is
turned upside down.
Your unethical employee feels no remorse. He says
he needed the money. He says he was "worth more
than you paid me." He is a Darwinist and says
he can't be held responsible for the collapse of
your business, which was worth nearly a million
dollars, since he only took $10,000. "Survival
of the fittest," he says. He doesn't even say
"I'm sorry." He never offers to pay you
back or make restitution in any form. The thought of
trying to undo the damage he did never crosses his
He is, as the Bible would describe him,
What is your attitude toward this employee?
You hate him.
You're a Christian, so you leave vengeance
to God (Romans 12:19ff.). You do not steal from him,
attempt to seduce his wife away from him, or poison
his water. You obey the Bible:
Romans 13:8 Owe no one anything, except to love
one another; for the one who loves another has
fulfilled the law.
9 The commandments, "You shall not commit
adultery; You shall not murder; You shall not
steal; You shall not covet"; and any other
commandment, are summed up in this word,
"Love your neighbor as yourself."
10 Love does no wrong to a neighbor; therefore,
love is the fulfilling of the law.
One day as you drive by his house, you see him
playing baseball with his son. It's easy to imagine
that his son loves his father. Many sons don't have
fathers to play baseball with. Generally speaking,
he's probably an above-average father. Would you
re-hire him? Not a chance. He's got an unethical
streak that ruined your business and turned your
life upside down. You hate the guy.
Years later you learn that your embezzling
former-employee has developed severe emphysema. The
driver of a truck carrying oxygen tanks asks you
where your former employee lives so he can deliver
life-saving air. For a split-second you're tempted,
but you tell the truck driver exactly how to get to
your former employee's home. Jesus said, "Love
your enemies." You obey.
Would you re-hire that employee? Not a chance.
You hate him. What he did to you disgusts you. What
he did to you is, objectively speaking, disgusting.
Can we use the word "disgust" and
"objective" in the same sentence? Are
ethics objective or just a matter of subjective
tastes? Is morality absolute, or merely relative?
Can we say that you are absolutely right and the
embezzler is absolutely wrong? After all, he
apparently believes that he wasn't paid what he
deserved. He sincerely believes he did no wrong,
even though you lost your business and had your
entire life thrown into turmoil. Who's to say?
The Christian believes God has the right to say
some things are wrong.
The Bible says God finds homosexuality disgusting. An "abomination" is the word used. The picture behind the word is something so repulsive that it makes you throw up.
God created human beings as males and females.
Genesis 1:26 And God said, Let us make man in
our image, after our likeness: and let them have
dominion over the fish of the sea, and over the
fowl of the air, and over the cattle, and over all
the earth, and over every creeping thing that
creepeth upon the earth.
27 So God created man in his own image, in the
image of God created he him; male and female
created he them.
28 And God blessed them, and God said unto them,
Be fruitful, and multiply, and replenish the
earth, and subdue it: and have dominion over the
fish of the sea, and over the fowl of the air, and
over every living thing that moveth upon the
Hebrews 13:4 Let marriage be held in honor by
all, and let the marriage bed be kept undefiled;
for God will judge fornicators and adulterers.
Proverbs 5:15 Drink waters out of thine own
cistern, and running waters out of thine own well.
16 Let thy fountains be dispersed abroad, and
rivers of waters in the streets.
17 Let them be only thine own, and not strangers'
18 Let thy fountain be blessed: and rejoice with
the wife of thy youth.
19 Let her be as the loving hind and pleasant roe;
let her breasts satisfy thee at all times; and be
thou ravished always with her love.
20 And why wilt thou, my son, be ravished with a
strange woman, and embrace the bosom of a
Homosexuals attempt to embezzle sexual
satisfaction from God's business.
The entire creation is God's enterprise.
God is the Boss.
Homosexuals are disobedient employees.
The wishes of the Boss couldn't be clearer, but the homosexual thumbs his nose at those wishes. The "homosexual movement" is against modesty, chastity, pre-marital abstinence, and the sexual nature of human beings - the crown of God's creation - as male and female. They hate the way God created them.
God hates them.
God still delivers their air, and we should too:
Matthew 5:44 But I say unto you, Love your
enemies, bless them that curse you, do good to
them that hate you, and pray for them which
despitefully use you, and persecute you;
45 That ye may be the children of your Father
which is in heaven: for he maketh his sun to rise
on the evil and on the good, and sendeth rain on
the just and on the unjust.
But we must hate evil.
Revelation 2:6 Yet this is to your credit: you
hate the works of the Nicolaitans, which I also
2 Chronicles 19:2 Jehu son of Hanani the seer
went out to meet him and said to King Jehoshaphat,
"Should you help the wicked and love those
who hate the LORD? Because of this, wrath has gone
out against you from the LORD.
Psalm 139:21 Do not I hate them, O LORD, that
hate thee? and am not I grieved with those that
rise up against thee?
22 I hate them with perfect hatred: I count them
Psalm 101:1 I will sing of loyalty and of
justice; to you, O LORD, I will sing.
2 I will study the way that is blameless. When
shall I attain it? I will walk with integrity of
heart within my house;
3 I will not set before my eyes anything that is
base. I hate the work of those who fall away; it
shall not cling to me.
4 Perverseness of heart shall be far from me; I
will know nothing of evil.
5 One who secretly slanders a neighbor I will
destroy. A haughty look and an arrogant heart I
will not tolerate.
6 I will look with favor on the faithful in the
land, so that they may live with me; whoever walks
in the way that is blameless shall minister to me.
7 No one who practices deceit shall remain in my
house; no one who utters lies shall continue in my
8 Morning by morning I will destroy all the wicked
in the land, cutting off all evildoers from the
city of the LORD.
I do not sit with the worthless, nor do I
consort with hypocrites;
5 I hate the company of evildoers, and will not
sit with the wicked.
Christians must obey God's commandments with
respect to homosexuals. Love is the fulfilling of
God's Law. Homosexuals living in a Christian society
will be better off than those living in pagan
societies. God's Law is the source of cultural
blessings, and these blessings fall even on those
who violate God's Law. But one of those commandments
is to hold their immoral acts in disgust. We must
hate embezzlers and homosexuals. The Bible says so.
4 But before they lay down, the men of the city,
even the men of Sodom, compassed the house round,
both old and young, all the people from every
quarter: 5 And they called unto Lot, and said unto
him, Where are the men which came in to thee this
night? bring them out unto us, that we may know
them. 6 And Lot went out at the door unto them,
and shut the door after him, 7 And said, I pray
you, brethren, do not so wickedly.
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.
There shall be no whore of the daughters of
Israel, nor a sodomite of the sons of Israel.
Now as they were making their hearts merry,
behold, the men of the city, certain sons of
Belial, beset the house round about, and beat at
the door, and spake to the master of the house,
the old man, saying, Bring forth the man that came
into thine house, that we may know him.
1 Kings 14:24
And there were also sodomites in the land: and
they did according to all the abominations of the
nations which the LORD cast out before the
children of Israel.
1 Kings 15:12
And he took away the sodomites out of the land,
and removed all the idols that his fathers had
1 Kings 22:46
And the remnant of the sodomites, which remained
in the days of his father Asa, he took out of the
2 Kings 23:7
And he brake down the houses of the sodomites,
that were by the house of the LORD, where the
women wove hangings for the grove.
Wherefore God also gave them up to uncleanness
through the lusts of their own hearts, to
dishonour their own bodies between themselves: 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. 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: 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 recompense of their
error which was meet.
1 Corinthians 6:9-10
Know ye not that the unrighteous shall not inherit
the kingdom of God? Be not deceived: neither
fornicators, nor idolaters, nor adulterers, nor
effeminate, nor abusers of themselves with
mankind, 10 Nor thieves, nor covetous, nor
drunkards, nor revilers, nor extortioners, shall
inherit the kingdom of God.
1 Timothy 1:9-10
Knowing this, that the law is not made for a
righteous man, but for the lawless and
disobedient, for the ungodly and for sinners, for
unholy and profane, for murderers of fathers and
murderers of mothers, for manslayers, 10 For
whoremongers, for them that defile themselves with
mankind, for menstealers, for liars, for perjured
persons, and if there be any other thing that is
contrary to sound doctrine;
"Homophobia" is as ridiculous an
accusation as "embezzlerphobia" or "murderphobia."
Embezzlers and homosexuals disrupt God's
creation. They bring pain into the lives of others.
Embezzlers and homosexuals are not happy. Christians
must hold their nose and compassionately help the
wicked out of the sewer.
There is an egregious "gay-bashing"
which is obnoxious
and unChristian even if it is not overtly
violent. But belief in the Christian account of the
creation of male and female, the Christian ordinance
of marriage, and the immorality of homosexuality is
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