John R. Houk
© December 14, 2012
Secular Humanism particularly in the guise of homosexual activism is warring against Christianity in America. Here is an example.
Two gals that were Lesbians moved to Vermont take advantage of the allowance of perverted same-sex marriage. One of the Lesbians had a daughter obviously NOT with the Lesbian partner.
Then something scary to the likes of homosexual activism happened. One of the Lesbians found Jesus and abandoned the homosexual lifestyle. The reason it is scary to homosexual activists is because choice is involved rather biology. Homosexuals are not born, they are people who have made a choice.
Homosexuality by choice is not a lifestyle deserving equal rights as in race and religion. Homosexuality is a choice to live against God’s law and therefore is sin. Do homosexuals have a right to believe a homosexual creed? In America the answer is yes.
A creed is a matter of belief and not a matter for American government on the Federal, State and local level to promote as an equal rights situation. And yet homosexual activists with loads of money, the support of the MSM and the entertainment media have successfully utilized activists Judges on all levels of the Judiciary to legislate heterosexual acceptance of homosexuality. The only protection a homosexual receives under the law is that as any other person receives regardless of race, religion or creed.
The key to homosexual rights thus lay with the word “creed”. Creed according to Merriam-Webster:
1 a brief authoritative formula of religious belief
2 a set of fundamental beliefs; also: a guiding principle
Thus, only the unholy Church of Perverted Homosexuals or any guiding principle of a person espousing deviant same-sex practices can be used as a creed. Yes Butch, homosexuality is perverted and deviant according to God’s Word in the Bible. For Christians, Biblical Morality trumps the American Medical Association and American Psychiatric Association (American Psychological Association).
22 You shall not lie with a male as with a woman. It is an abomination. 23 Nor shall you mate with any animal, to defile yourself with it. Nor shall any woman stand before an animal to mate with it. It is perversion. 24 ‘Do not defile yourselves with any of these things; for by all these the nations are defiled, which I am casting out before you. 25 For the land is defiled; therefore I visit the punishment of its iniquity upon it, and the land vomits out its inhabitants. 26 You shall therefore keep My statutes and My judgments, and shall not commit any of these abominations, either any of your own nation or any stranger who dwells among you 27 (for all these abominations the men of the land have done, who were before you, and thus the land is defiled), 28 lest the land vomit you out also when you defile it, as it vomited out the nations that were before you. 29 For whoever commits any of these abominations, the persons who commit them shall be cut off from among their people. (Lev. 18: 22-29 NKJV)
13 If a man lies with a male as he lies with a woman, both of them have committed an abomination. They shall surely be put to death. Their blood shall be upon them. 14 If a man marries a woman and her mother, it is wickedness. They shall be burned with fire, both he and they, that there may be no wickedness among you. (Lev. 20: 13-14 NKJV)
4 Now before they lay down, the men of the city, the men of Sodom, both old and young, all the people from every quarter, surrounded the house. 5 And they called to Lot and said to him, “Where are the men who came to you tonight? Bring them out to us that we may know them carnally.”
6 So Lot went out to them through the doorway, shut the door behind him, 7 and said, “Please, my brethren, do not do so wickedly! 8 See now, I have two daughters who have not known a man; please, let me bring them out to you, and you may do to them as you wish; only do nothing to these men, since this is the reason they have come under the shadow of my roof.”
9 And they said, “Stand back!” Then they said, “This one came in to stay here, and he keeps acting as a judge; now we will deal worse with you than with them.” So they pressed hard against the man Lot, and came near to break down the door. 10 But the men reached out their hands and pulled Lot into the house with them, and shut the door. 11 And they struck the men who were at the doorway of the house with blindness, both small and great, so that they became weary trying to find the door.
12 Then the men said to Lot, “Have you anyone else here? Son-in-law, your sons, your daughters, and whomever you have in the city—take them out of this place! 13 For we will destroy this place, because the outcry against them has grown great before the face of the LORD, and the LORD has sent us to destroy it.” (Gen. 19: 4-13, 24-25 NKJV)
7 as Sodom and Gomorrah, and the cities around them in a similar manner to these, having given themselves over to sexual immorality and gone after strange flesh, are set forth as an example, suffering the vengeance of eternal fire. (Jude 1:7 NKNV)
22 As they were enjoying themselves, suddenly certain men of the city, perverted men, [a] surrounded the house and beat on the door. They spoke to the master of the house, the old man, saying, “Bring out the man who came to your house, that we may know him carnally!”
23 But the man, the master of the house, went out to them and said to them, “No, my brethren! I beg you, do not act so wickedly! Seeing this man has come into my house, do not commit this outrage. 24 Look, here is my virgin daughter and the man’s[b] concubine; let me bring them out now. Humble them, and do with them as you please; but to this man do not do such a vile thing!” 25 But the men would not heed him. So the man took his concubine and brought her out to them. And they knew her and abused her all night until morning; and when the day began to break, they let her go.
26 Then the woman came as the day was dawning, and fell down at the door of the man’s house where her master was, till it was light. (Judges 19: 22-26 NKJV)
1 So all the children of Israel came out, from Dan to Beersheba, as well as from the land of Gilead, and the congregation gathered together as one man before the LORD at Mizpah. 2 And the leaders of all the people, all the tribes of Israel, presented themselves in the assembly of the people of God, four hundred thousand foot soldiers who drew the sword. 3 (Now the children of Benjamin heard that the children of Israel had gone up to Mizpah.)
Then the children of Israel said, “Tell us, how did this wicked deed happen?”
4 So the Levite, the husband of the woman who was murdered, answered and said, “My concubine and I went into Gibeah, which belongs to Benjamin, to spend the night. 5 And the men of Gibeah rose against me, and surrounded the house at night because of me. They intended to kill me, but instead they ravished my concubine so that she died. 6 So I took hold of my concubine, cut her in pieces, and sent her throughout all the territory of the inheritance of Israel, because they committed lewdness and outrage in Israel. 7 Look! All of you are children of Israel; give your advice and counsel here and now!”
9 but now this is the thing which we will do to Gibeah: We will go up against it by lot. 10 We will take ten men out of every hundred throughout all the tribes of Israel, a hundred out of every thousand, and a thousand out of every ten thousand, to make provisions for the people, that when they come to Gibeah in Benjamin, they may repay all the vileness that they have done in Israel.” 11 So all the men of Israel were gathered against the city, united together as one man.
12 Then the tribes of Israel sent men through all the tribe of Benjamin, saying, “What is this wickedness that has occurred among you? 13 Now therefore, deliver up the men, the perverted men[a] who are in Gibeah, that we may put them to death and remove the evil from Israel!” But the children of Benjamin would not listen to the voice of their brethren, the children of Israel. 14 Instead, the children of Benjamin gathered together from their cities to Gibeah, to go to battle against the children of Israel. 15 And from their cities at that time the children of Benjamin numbered twenty-six thousand men who drew the sword, besides the inhabitants of Gibeah, who numbered seven hundred select men.
27 So the children of Israel inquired of the LORD (the ark of the covenant of God was there in those days, 28 and Phinehas the son of Eleazar, the son of Aaron, stood before it in those days), saying, “Shall I yet again go out to battle against the children of my brother Benjamin, or shall I cease?”
And the LORD said, “Go up, for tomorrow I will deliver them into your hand.”
41 And when the men of Israel turned back, the men of Benjamin panicked, for they saw that disaster had come upon them. 42 Therefore they turned their backs before the men of Israel in the direction of the wilderness; but the battle overtook them, and whoever came out of the cities they destroyed in their midst. 43 They surrounded the Benjamites, chased them, and easily trampled them down as far as the front of Gibeah toward the east. 44 And eighteen thousand men of Benjamin fell; all these were men of valor. 45 Then they[a] turned and fled toward the wilderness to the rock of Rimmon; and they cut down five thousand of them on the highways. Then they pursued them relentlessly up to Gidom, and killed two thousand of them. 46 So all who fell of Benjamin that day were twenty-five thousand men who drew the sword; all these were men of valor.
47 But six hundred men turned and fled toward the wilderness to the rock of Rimmon, and they stayed at the rock of Rimmon for four months. 48 And the men of Israel turned back against the children of Benjamin, and struck them down with the edge of the sword—from every city, men and beasts, all who were found. They also set fire to all the cities they came to. (Judges 20: 1-7, 9-15, 27-28, 41-48 NKJV)
Judges 21 tells how the other tribes punished the Israelite inhabitants of Jabesh Gilead for not sending their allotment of soldiers to battle Benjamin that protected homosexuals and rapists. The Israelites saved 400 virgins from Jabesh Gilead for the fractional remnant of the tribe of Benjamin in order to preserve Benjamin’s existence within the twelve Hebrew tribes.
Here are some thoughts from Pastor Gil Rugh:
The other tribes condemned the actions of the men in the city of Gibeah saying, “‘Now then, deliver up the men, the worthless fellows in Gibeah, that we may put them to death and remove this wickedness from Israel.’ But the sons of Benjamin would not listen to the voice of their brothers, the sons of Israel” (Judges 20:13). Even the people of the tribe of Benjamin who did not participate in this sinful activity believed that those who did had every right to do what they wanted, and were willing to defend their right to participate in that behavior. In fact, they were so adamant in defending the rights of the wicked, that 25,000 of them died for the cause.
Did this make any sense? The tribe of Benjamin was almost annihilated while defending the rights of a group of bi-sexual rapists. Do you see how corrupted they had become?
Many are concerned that the Church is on the same track today. The same path to acceptance that the tribe of Benjamin took in Judges 19 seems to be the way many churches are going.
The Old Testament is very clear that all homosexual activity is sin. It is an abomination to God. The Good News is that God has provided a solution for all our sins: the God-man Jesus Christ. The New Testament reveals the forgiveness, redemption and freedom from sin (including homosexuality), that God has provided through Jesus Christ. (Emphasis SlantRight)
Homosexual activists love to obfuscate the point that homosexuality is an abominable sin by pointing the Old Testament solution for homosexual sin was death. They smugly ask if Biblically Moral Christians then support executing homosexuals?
I wish I knew the modern Jewish answer to this homosexual obfuscation but I don’t. The Christian answer is simple. The Crucifixion of Christ, His burial and His Resurrection has moved Believers into the Dispensation of Grace. The Blood of Jesus redeemed Believers from the curse of the Law of Moses. Part of that curse was executing homosexuals for that practice. If one discounts all the diseases associated with homosexuality it is an act that does not cause the physical death of an individual. Homosexuality is the act of persons of the same sex engaging in the godless sex voluntarily and by choice. Homosexuality is not an action that kills someone else when entered into by choice. Hence in a government of Liberty and the First Amendment homosexuality is not a capital crime. Thanks to a moral relativist Left oriented Judiciary homosexuality has moved from criminality and mental illness to forced cultural acceptance.
Under the age of Dispensational Grace Christians do not kill for sin but rather pray that the sinner overcomes sin and finds the Grace of God, the Remission of sins by Believing and becoming a joint-heir with Jesus Christ. Does this mean that Christians tolerate the practice of homosexuality within their ranks? No!
The New Testament which is the Word of God for the Dispensation of Grace specifically condemns homosexuality alongside many other sins.
18 For the wrath of God is revealed from heaven against all ungodliness and unrighteousness of men, who suppress the truth in unrighteousness,
24 Therefore God also gave them up to uncleanness, in the lusts of their hearts, to dishonor their bodies among themselves, 25 who exchanged the truth of God for the lie, and worshiped and served the creature rather than the Creator, who is blessed forever. Amen.
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;
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. (Romans 1: 18, 24-28, 32 NKJV)
Now back to the two gals that started out as Lesbians in a same-sex marriage but ended in one finding Jesus and Redemption from homosexuality. Lisa Miller became the Redeemed of the Lord and is the birth mother of the daughter. Janet Jenkins is the Lesbian. Jenkins insisted on joint custody of the Miller’s daughter by birth. The custody battle was in the Left Wing judiciary of the State of Vermont. Jenkins received visitation rights; however birth mother Miller who is Redeemed from homosexuality and became stalwart in her Christian beliefs did not yield to the Judges edict that a homosexual sinner should be considered a co-parent for her daughter.
A Leftist Judge displeased that the ordered visitation rights were being restricted by Miller gave full custody of the daughter to the Lesbian sinner even though she was not the birth mother. So what is a Redeemed Christian forgiven by the Blood of Jesus for Lesbianism supposed to do when the government steals her daughter and gives the child to a Lesbian of no relation based on the validation of same-sex marriage law of Vermont?
Miller found help through Christians to flee America through Canada, to Mexico and ending up in Nicaragua under the protection of a Mennonite missionary. The price for Lisa Miller’s faith is to be labeled a fugitive and a perpetrator of kidnapping wanted by the law in the United States of America.
Is there a war against Christianity in America? YES!
It is time for Christians to lose the intimidation of the separation of Church and State malarkey and fight to retain our political rights to practice Christianity in the face of homosexual activist efforts to demonize Christianity. It is time to be louder that the homosexuals with money and the money backing of the MSM and the money of the entertainment industry that creates entertainment to pollute the minds of Americans into accepting the homosexual lifestyle as normal.
JRH 12/14/11 (Hat Tip: Solid Snake)