How Should Christians Treat Sodomites?
by David J. Stewart | June 2015 | Updated September 2016
Proverbs 29:27, “An unjust man is an abomination to the just: and he that is upright in the way is abomination to the wicked.” John 3:17, “For God sent not his Son into the world to condemn the world; but that the world through him might be saved.” Jude 1:22, “And of some have compassion, making a difference.”
On June 26, 2015 the Godless U.S. Supreme Court ruled that same-sex marriages are now legal in all 50 states. It is wickedness! It is a sad day in America! Proverb 29:2, “When the righteous are in authority, the people rejoice: but when the wicked beareth rule, the people mourn.” The truth is that most Americans are against same-sex unions, but heathen Freemasons, liberals and Communists have taken over our country, demoralizing our youth in an attempt to turn our land into a secular state completely devoid of God. This is necessary for the New World Order to succeed, because Christianity is the biggest enemy of evil. (And may I say, there is no such thing as a “homosexual marriage” in God's eyes, because two people of the same sex cannot consumate a marriage as male and female.) Homosexuality is a filthy abomination in the sight of God!!!
Born-again Christians are in a difficult position today in America. The more that our American culture deteriorates into wickedness and Godlessness, the greater the contrast between the wicked and the righteous. One of our text verses from Proverbs 29:27 teaches that the contention between the unjust and the just (i.e., the wicked and the righteous) is permanent. The apostate churches today that are approving same-sex marriages are wicked in God's eyes. The Bible says that the wicked are an abomination to the just. Religious people who accept the homosexual community are unrighteous themselves!!!
2nd Corinthians 6:14, “Be ye not unequally yoked together with unbelievers: for what fellowship hath righteousness with unrighteousness? and what communion hath light with darkness?” No Christian ought to ever sanction a same-sex marriage. It is evil. The Bible calls homosexuals “Sodomites,” linking the sin of homosexuality to the destruction which came upon Sodom and Gomorrah. Genesis 13:13, “But the men of Sodom were wicked and sinners before the LORD exceedingly.” Genesis 19:24, “Then the LORD rained upon Sodom and upon Gomorrah brimstone and fire from the LORD out of heaven.” 1st 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.” Since two men cannot mate in normal fashion as a male and female, they have to SODOMIZE each other!!! Sodomy is truly a very risky perverted deathstyle that has been medically documented. ...
‘Gay’ Doctor, Stephen Goldstone: Anal Sex Like a ‘Battering Ram’ for which Your ‘Sphincter Is No Match’
Americans For Truth About Homosexuality
Monday, January 20th, 2014
Can you handle the truth about homo-sex? Most people can’t, because it is brutal (literally) and repulsive. Here is a quotation from Dr. Stephen Goldstone, an open homosexual and author of The Ins and Outs of Gay Sex. Dr. Goldstone is an Assistant Clinical Professor of Surgery at The Mount Sinai School of Medicine and an expert on “gay men’s health” and “anorectal disorders,” according to the (“gay”-affirming) Physicians Research Network [see their bio of Goldstone HERE]. This item is reprinted from 1999 issue of Lambda Report, the print predecessor to Americans For Truth.
As I wrote back then, “keep in mind that Goldstone is a ‘sex positive’ homosexuality advocate who dedicates his book to his [male] lover, Bruce.” Also, it seems obvious but it needs to be said: anal sex is also high-risk if practiced by heterosexuals [see this British web article and this interesting piece, "Women Are Having Anal Sex for All the Wrong Reasons"]. Tragically, pornography is helping to “mainstream” this destructive vice — which in saner times was described (by English jurist William Blackstone) as the “infamous crime against nature” – and “a subject the very mention of which is a disgrace to human nature.” –Peter LaBarbera, AFTAH
READ MORE FOR UGLY TRUTH: http://americansfortruth.com/issues/gay-sex-health-risks/
In December of 1999 at Saint Elizabeth's Hospital in Chicago, I had my appendix removed. The surgeon made an incision about 4 inches long on my abdomen's right side. He performed a complex appendectomy, because he said my appendix was inverted and he couldn't find it when he cut into me. All of my blood vessels in my eyes had broken from the severe vomiting in the days before I knew what was wrong with my body. For 21 days (that's how long it took) the white area of my eyes were all red. My eyes looked really scary to say the least, with no white at all. For about 7-years I couldn't feel my nerves where the incision had been made. Touching the scar was like touching the table in front of me, no sensation at all. The nerves healed themselves (God is so amazing!), but it took about 7-years. So if you ever get surgery, your feeling where the surgery is done will come back, but it takes many years.
Anyway, the reason I am bringing this matter up is because the day after my surgery, the surgeon came to my hospital room to see how I was doing. We began talking and he shared with me a story about one of his patients, in which a homosexual's partner rammed a dildo so hard in his anus that he tore his intestines. The surgeon said that the homosexual man will have to wait about one month to get surgery, because they have to remove all the fecal matter from his intestinal area due to contamination before they can safely do the surgery. This is the type of horror stories that the homosexual community will never tell you... THE UGLY TRUTH!!! Homosexuals have no choice but to sodomize each other, which even the beasts of the field don't do to each other! And they call this LOVE? No my friend, it is sick perversion! Homosexuality is a choice, a sinful choice!
“The way of the wicked is an abomination unto the LORD:
but he loveth him that followeth after righteousness.”
Truthfully, homosexuality is a filthy vile sin! Jude 1:7, “Even as Sodom and Gomorrha, and the cities about them in like manner, giving themselves over to fornication, and going after strange flesh, are set forth for an example, suffering the vengeance of eternal fire. Likewise also these filthy dreamers defile the flesh, despise dominion, and speak evil of dignities.” God hates sin, all sin! God hates the perverted homosexual deathstyle, and so do I, and so should every born-again Christian who loves the Lord. Psalms 97:10, “Ye that love the LORD, hate evil: he preserveth the souls of his saints; he delivereth them out of the hand of the wicked.” Homosexuals, leftists and liberals are having a heyday right now since the U.S. Supreme Court legalized same-sex perversion. Proverb 11:21, “Though hand join in hand, the wicked shall not be unpunished: but the seed of the righteous shall be delivered.”
In reality, the legalization of same-sex unions is nothing surprising for Christians, because we knew this would happen since 1963 when the U.S. Supreme Court banned God's Holy Bible and prayer from America's classrooms. Pedophilia is the next big trend coming to America. The fact of the matter is that sexual perverts are sexual perverts! We are already seeing the sexual exploitation of underaged girls in Dance Moms, music videos, Hollywood. It's only going to get much worse. The Godless social media, VH1, teen magazine, Walt Disney, television networks and Hollywood are going to keep pushing the moral boundaries toward the shocking, unthinkable, Satanic, taboo and freakish. Ah, but God is still on His throne!!! Let the heathen rage! Job 20:5, “That the triumphing of the wicked is short, and the joy of the hypocrite but for a moment? Psalms 37:13, “ The wicked plotteth against the just, and gnasheth upon him with his teeth. The Lord shall laugh at him: for he seeth that his day is coming.” There is no true lasting victory for godless sinners! Isaiah 57:21, “There is no peace, saith my God, to the wicked.”
Does God Call Homosexuals To Repentance?
Now let me shift gears. As Christians we ought never hate anybody. I admire Pastor Steven Anderson of the Faithful Word Baptist Church in Phoenix, Arizona. He's my kind of preacher and I fully support his ministry, although I disagree with numerous things he says from his pulpit. I support anyone who is on the side of right. I would rather see a person do right wrongly, than to do wrong rightly. Brother Anderson has repeatedly said lately that he has a perfect hatred for homosexuals and hopes they all burn in Hell. I don't like that. I would never wish for anybody to go to Hell. Albeit, I believe Pastor Anderson comes a lot closer to being right than the sorry preachers in today's pulpits who don't stand for anything! The wicked homosexual community are as an infectious disease in our nation. They can only recruit children, because they cannot biologically reproduce. Every preacher has a duty to preach against sin, all sin. Proverbs 12:26, “The righteous is more excellent than his neighbour: but the way of the wicked seduceth them.”
In one of Brother Anderson's recent sermons, he says that God is not calling homosexuals to repentance, because he says God has given them over to a reprobate mind and they are beyond hope. Kindly, I couldn't disagree more. The plain truth from the Holy Bible is that God is “NOT WILLING THAT ANY SHOULD PERISH, BUT THAT ALL SHOULD COME TO REPENTANCE.” 2nd Peter 3:9, “The Lord is not slack concerning his promise, as some men count slackness; but is longsuffering to us-ward, not willing that any should perish, but that all should come to repentance.” Acts 17:30, “And the times of this ignorance God winked at; but now commandeth all men every where to repent.” Yes, God is calling homosexuals to repentance. He is also calling slanderers, gossippers, critics, talebearers, backbiters, and self-righteous hypocrites to repentance! We are all filthy sinners! (Romans 3:10-23).
Be careful not to esteem homosexuality as being a worse sin than stealing, gossiping, accusing, compromising and prayerlessness! A hardened critical person, who destroys their neighbour with their slanderous gossiping tongue, is more like Satan than any homosexual. Satan accuses the brethren day and night before the throne of God (Revelation 12:10). The Bible doesn't say that Satan sodomizes them! Gossiping about other people, and pointing out their sins for the rest of their life, is one of the most evil things a person can do to another human being. Proverb 11:9, “An hypocrite with his mouth destroyeth his neighbour: but through knowledge shall the just be delivered.” God is calling all men and women to repentance!
In the same sermon I just mentioned, Brother Anderson criticizes Dr. Bob Gray Sr., former faithful pastor of the Longview Baptist Temple church in Longview, Texas. I love Brother Gray. Pastor Gray is not soft on sin; but rather, he has a balanced Biblical mindset as every believer should have, having both a hatred for sin and God's unconditional love for sinners. To go to either extreme is wrong. Hating sinners means hating people, and that is very wrong. God loves everybody, so much that He sent His only begotten Son into the world, to die on the cross for our wicked sins (John 3:16-17). Likewise, to go to the other extreme and love the sinner to the point of sinful compromise, embracing the agendas of the wicked, and refraining from taking a stand against public sin is also wrong. There must be a balance of love and hate. Wisdom is knowing where to draw the line.
Dr. Bob Gray Sr. is correct that we as Christians ought not view homosexuality as a “lifestyle,” but as a SIN. The local New Testament church is a hospital for sinners. If we're going to kick out homosexuals, then we had better kick out everybody, because we are all woeful sinners. This doesn't mean that open sin should be tolerated in the church, God forbid (1st Corinthians 5:5). It simply means that everybody is welcomed into the church if they want to be there to hear the preaching of God's Word. How else can we reach and help people if we don't let them come as they are? Pastors and deacons must be holy, blameless and above reproach (Titus 1:7). I once heard a preacher tell his congregation that the only reason he is in the pulpit and they are in the pew, is because his life wasn't as messed up as theirs. That's about the size of it. In other words, we're all sinners! All of our lives are messed up.
The following article authored by Pastor Bob Gray Sr. is awesome. I agree 100% and couldn't have said it any better. I want everyone to read these thoughts of wisdom and take this to heart. ...
The Tragic Story Of Bruce Jenner
By Pastor Bob Gray Sr.
Lessons Learned From Bruce Jenner
There is much discussion regarding the recent announcement of Bruce Jenner’s search for his “true” sexual identity. I have fond memories of Jenner as a great Olympic athlete, but he now says that he was tortured even during those times with his struggle. I contend that his struggles back then were nothing more than a missing identity that God wanted to give him through Christ. It was not a sexual identity problem, it was a sin identity problem. After all, how could Bruce Jenner or anyone else for that matter find their identity without finding the Lord, who created their identity.
The greatest shock to me in recent days has been the misguided response of so many Christians regarding this issue and how churches should respond to those like Mr. Jenner. Allow me to weigh in with a few thoughts.
1. A ministry should not be built on the demographics of a certain sin. When people ask me how we are ministering to those with a certain sinful lifestyle I cannot answer them because my goal is not to reach a certain segment of sinners. My goal is to preach the Gospel to every creature. I do not believe we should decide to start a ministry to any one group of sinners. As sinners cross our paths and the Holy Spirit leads them to us and us to them we present the answer, which is salvation in Jesus Christ. Jesus was led through Samaria to meet a fallen woman. He was led to a man possessed of devils. He was confronted with a woman caught in the act of adultery. Jesus never made a ministry out of a segment of sinners, but came to seek and save all that are lost.
The job of churches is not to find a solution for dealing with a certain “special” group of sinners. “For the wages of sin is death…” The Scripture does not say, “sins” but it does say, “sin” in the singular. God’s emphasis for salvation was on the sin nature whose by-product is the plurality of “sins.” When we group sins we are unable to deal properly with the sin nature of man. Our eyes are then off of the prize. Confront the sin condition first and then deal with the sins.
2. It is our job to preach the Gospel to every creature without preference or discrimination. Some people ask what churches are doing to reach the so-called “gay” community. I despise the thought of how our society has corrupted good words like “gay” and twisted them to glorify iniquity. However, I will tell you what we are doing. We are preaching the gospel to every creature, which would not exclude those in that or any other sin. Some ask how we are addressing those with sexual identity issues and once again I answer by saying we are commissioned to preach the Gospel; which is the death, burial, and resurrection of Jesus Christ to every creature, and not one particular segment of sinners.
3. We should not elevate sin as a lifestyle. Sin is bondage not a lifestyle. It is a mistake to call the sins of men a lifestyle when the Bible says the wages of sin is death. Maybe we should call it the “gay deathstyle.” When we acknowledge it as though it is acceptable, we make the sin exceedingly less sinful, which is the exact opposite of how it should be treated. You do not win men by coddling men in their sins, but by convicting men of their sins because of their sin nature. That is accomplished through the foolishness of preaching the truth of the Words of God.
4. That said we are not to berate the sinner unkindly. Many have been guilty of and convicted by the Holy Spirit of sometimes being ungracious towards those who are sinners because of their sin. That is not our job. It is our job to preach against the sin nature, with its sins, exposing the fact that it brings death when one rejects the free gift of Jesus Christ. From there it is the job of the Holy Spirit to bring conviction to those involved in any sin.
5. It is the power of the Gospel that frees men from sin, not solutions to their specific sins. Bring a person with any sin to the saving power of the gospel and that power can change them more effectively than our man made programs. Now please do not misunderstand me, there are things we can do to help a person who has a certain struggle, but first they must submit to the power of the Gospel and repent (change their mind) regarding that sin. Let me illustrate. If Bruce Jenner came to Christ, he would have the power of the Gospel to overcome his sin. He may have situations inherent to his particular struggle that must be dealt with, but that comes after the fact not before. In other words we do not deal with the sin problems before the Gospel, but after it.
6. It is never right to accept the sin with the sinner, nor is it right to reject the sinner with the sin. Jesus never condoned the sins of those he saved, nor did he condemn the sinner who was caught in that sin. The woman caught in the act of adultery was not told to go and not commit adultery any more. Jesus said, “Go and sin no more.”
7. No sin is a God given one. In fact it is not even a God allowed one. God never does anything that leads us into any sin. God cannot tempt us with evil. If a person struggles with sexual identity they are struggling with setting themselves up as God. Our job is not introspection to determine what we feel we are, but to submit to God for what he made us to be. Anything else is idolatry. A person’s confusion is not their sexual identity, but their god identity. They are either submitted to God or they are making themselves as a god to determine what they are.
8. We must not allow society to make any sin respectable enough for us to acknowledge it as a lifestyle. Here is where we must not be badgered, threatened, intimidated, legislated or in any way pressured to cave in to sin. Sin is sin and we are not to make any sin respectable or acceptable. The sinner is to be treated with respect, but not the sin. There is little doubt that persecution is ahead for those of us who refuse to acknowledge sin as acceptable, but that is what it means to be persecuted for righteousness’ sake. Stop feeling we are out of touch because we are not addressing these “issues.” Our job is not to address issues, but to confront sin.
9. Where there is confusion there is evil working. God is not the author of confusion, but Satan certainly is. He began in the garden by trying to confuse Eve with what God really said. I am sorry Mr. Jenner is confused, but that is not God’s problem. God is however the only solution to that problem. People who say they are confused about their sexual identity need to realize that God is not the author of confusion, but Satan certainly is. When we say that some are born confused we are simply saying they are born into sin. The solution is not dealing with the confusion, but with the sin nature. The Gospel is the solution for all man’s confusion.
10. The root of all confusion is our sin nature, therefore the solution is the Gospel. Go to the root and you will find the cure. If we deal with the symptoms of confusion we will still have confusion, but if we go to the root which is found in Romans 5:12 we see that it is only through Christ that the confusion can be cleared away. The transformed mind cannot precede salvation because the carnal man cannot receive the things of the Spirit. We do not seek to deal with the confusion of man, whether sexual or otherwise, before we deal with their sinful nature and that can only be accomplished through the power of the Gospel.
I do not hate Mr. Jenner, nor do I wish him ill. While I do not sympathize with his misperceived confusion, I feel compassion for his need for the transformative Gospel of Christ in his life.
Boy that's good stuff! Thank God for godly men like Brother Gray! Every Christian needs to be balanced. We ought to equally hate sin and love the sinner. The letter of the law killeth, but the Spirit giveth life (2nd Corinthians 3:6). In the Old Testament, we see God the Father's wrath and intolerance toward sin; but in the New Testament we see God's love, grace and mercy through His Son Jesus. The mature Christian intensely hates sin, but equally loves sinners with God's unconditional love. One of our text verses is Jude 1:22, “And of some have compassion, making a difference.” Without love and compassion we will not reach the lost. This doesn't mean looking the other way concerning sin, nor does it mean remaining silent about the filthy perverted sin of homosexuality. It simply means that while we as believers are taking a Biblical stand against all sin, at the same time we are preaching the love of God through the Gospel. Amen.
In the same sermon I mentioned earlier, Brother Anderson teaches that the phrase “AND SUCH WERE SOME OF YOU” doesn't mean that these believers at the church of Corinth had done these sinful things. That's exactly what it means! Some of these Christians had formerly been fornicators, drunkards, effeminate homosexuals, extortioners, et cetera; but now they are washed in Jesus' precious blood through faith in the Gospel. ... “BUT YE ARE WASHED” ...
1st Corinthians 6:9-11, “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, Nor thieves, nor covetous, nor drunkards, nor revilers, nor extortioners, shall inherit the kingdom of God. And such were some of you: but ye are washed, but ye are sanctified, but ye are justified in the name of the Lord Jesus, and by the Spirit of our God.”
God has nothing to work with but sinners. The false idea that Christian believers are not supposed to commit as much sin as everybody else is unbiblical. Everyone sins! Certainly, we ought to try with God's power not sin as much as the unsaved, but we still sin, because our old sinful nature is still present. The saved person can live right when they choose to do so, because the power of the indwelling Holy Spirit is available to us (Galatians 2:20). Yet, as much as we may try with the Lord's strength, we will still succumb to temptation at times because we are human. Every Christian sins every day. It is a horrible sin when we fail to pray for each other. 1st Samuel 12:23b, “God forbid that I should sin against the LORD in ceasing to pray for you...” Oh, how we are all woeful sinners!!! The flesh cannot be tamed. The apostle Paul evidences this truth in Romans 7:14-25.
If you are an honest person, then you know that our churches are filled with imperfect sinners. We sin because we are still sinners. God hates sin and no believer ought to have a flippant attitude toward the awfulness of sin (Romans 7:13). All sin is as black as can be. I am not going light on the importance of abstaining from all appearances of evil. I am simply upholding the Biblical truth that even the best Christians still sin, and we ought not cast people away just because they are behaving like humans. Romans chapter one is not exclusive to Sodomites, it applies to all hardened sinners. Our duty as Christians is to preach the Gospel to the lost.
God Never Commands Christians To Save America, He Commands Us To Preach The Gospel.
Becoming a Christian doesn't make anyone less of a sinner. It simply means that now instead of going to Hell to pay for your own sins forever, Jesus died on the cross and shed His blood to pay for your sins. Being a born-again Christian simply means that you now have the Holy Spirit living inside you. Praise God for that! The apostle Paul had been a murderer of Christians before his conversion. There are many former homosexuals who have been saved, some still struggling with the lusts of the flesh (the strongest of all temptations). 1st Peter 2:11 calls fleshly lusts a “war against the soul.”
The Test Of Spiritual Maturity (Jesus called Judas, “FRIEND”; Love all or you love none!)
Frank Worthen, bless his soul, is a former homosexual, who is now a born-again Christian and has spent his life helping homosexuals find hope through the Gospel of the Lord Jesus Christ. THERE IS HOPE MY FRIEND IF YOU ARE A HOMOSEXUAL. God loves you. It is true that there are many hardened sinners in the homosexual community, who have no intentions of ever coming to Christ, and very likely never will. But only God can peer into a person's heart and search their soul. I believe there is hope for even the farthest gone sinner in the world. Nobody is beyond hope!!! If you have a heartbeat and are still breathing, you still have a chance to repent and believe the Gospel. Jesus' redeeming blood goes deeper than the stain of sin has gone!
“God will still use you, I
don't care what you've done!”
—an encouraging quote from the MP3 sermon by Dr. Jack Hyles titled, “If Thou Should Mark Iniquities, Who Could Stand?”
anybody in the Bible that God had disdain for,
it was those that had disdain for other sinners!”
—an awesome quote from the MP3 sermon by Dr. Jack Hyles titled, “If Thou Should Mark Iniquities, Who Could Stand?”
The Bible teaches that through compassion we may be able to reach some of them with the Gospel. Jude 1:22, “And of some have compassion, making a difference.” Compassion doesn't mean refraining from preaching hard against sin, nor does it mean yoking together with the wicked. It simply means that we don't stop reaching out to them with God's love, while at the same time never shutting up about the awfulness of SIN (all sin). Remember, Proverbs 29:27 says that the wicked are an abomination (intensely hated) to the righteousness (and vise versa). Christians can't stand homosexuals, and homosexuals can't stand Christians (this is normal according to the Bible). If you are a professed Christian and you don't feel an intense hatred and disgust for homosexuality, you need to GET RIGHT WITH GOD!!! Likewise, if you don't feel God's unconditional love toward all people, no matter how wicked they may be, you need to GET RIGHT WITH GOD!!! There will never be any sweet harmony between God-fearing Christians who love God's Word, and wicked unrepentant sinners who despise God's Word and change it into a lie (Romans 1:25).
And by the way, it is possible even in his degenerate state, that Bruce (Caitlyn) Jenner may actually be a Christian. We see this evidenced in 1st Corinthians 5:1-5 concerning the saved man living in sexual immorality in the church at Corinth. 1st Corinthians 5:5, “To deliver such an one unto Satan for the destruction of the flesh, that the spirit may be saved in the day of the Lord Jesus.” Christians do sin. All Christians still sin. Since eternal life is a free gift to those who simply believe, Mr. Jenner could very well be saved. Remember that many of the chief rulers believed on Christ, but because they loved the praise of men more than the praise of God, and feared persecution from the wicked Pharisees, they “DID NOT CONFESS HIM” (John 12:42-43). It is just as much a sin to love the praise of men more than the praise of God, as it is to commit homosexuality. The wages of SIN is death, but the gift of God is eternal life through Jesus Christ our Lord (Romans 6:23).
Don't condemn others because they sin differently than you do!
Obviously, Mr. Jenner is not right with God, and is spiritually dead while he lives in sin, but this doesn't mean that he is not saved. Galatians 5:25, “If we live in the Spirit, let us also walk in the Spirit.” It is clear from Galatians 5:25 that a person can live in the Spirit (saved), but choose to walk in the flesh instead of the Spirit, otherwise God wouldn't give us a choice. No one has God's permission to continue in a deathstyle of sin (Romans 3:31), but He does give us a freewill and choice (Romans 12:1-2).
In Proverbs 6:16-19, God gives a list of sins that He hates, and sexual immorality is not mentioned in the list. We find a lying tongue, hands that shed innocent blood, feet that are quick to mischief, a proud face (look), a false witness that speaketh lies, he that soweth discord amongst brethren, and a heart that deviseth wicked imaginations!!! Yes, God hates all sin, certainly sexual immorality (Colossians 3:5-6), but there are sins that God hates more than others, and homosexuality is not at the top of God's list. Judging others, gossiping, accusing, slandering, tearing down, backbiting and revealing secrets is much worse.
Love The Sinner; Hate The Sin!
I heard a precious sermon yesterday titled, Chief Of Sinners (MP3), by Dr. Jack Hyles. In the sermon Dr. Hyles says that no real Christian claims to be less a sinner than anybody else. In the sermon Brother Hyles talks about a time when he ate at a restaurant with another preacher. The preacher witnessed to their waitress and she said something like, “I would get saved if it weren't for the hypocritical way Christians live.” The preacher asked her if she believed that Jesus had faults too. She said no, of course not. So he persuaded her to receive Christ as her Savior, since Jesus was perfect, and she did. Amen.
I love what Dr. Hyles says in the sermon (please take the time to hear it all). Brother Hyles says that the only difference between the saved and the unsaved is: whether your sins are dealt with in eternity or here on earth (i.e., either Jesus pays for your sins on Calvary's cross, or else you go to an eternal Hell to pay for your own sins). That's not to say that Christians won't have to give account for their sins (2nd Corinthians 5:9-11). But there is no condemnation in Christ Jesus (Romans 8:1). Amen for that! There is no damnation (condemnation) for believers in the Lord (John 3:18; Romans 8:34). Albeit, there is chastisement for Christians. 1st Corinthians 11:32, “But when we are judged, we are chastened of the Lord, that we should not be condemned with the world.”
I think Dr. Bob Gray Sr. says it very well with this statement, “It is never right to accept the sin with the sinner, nor is it right to reject the sinner with the sin.” I really like that. Let's preach the Gospel of the Lord Jesus Christ to everyone and let the Holy Spirit do His work of conviction. Let us be kind to everyone, just as we would like to be treated, for this is The Golden Rule (Matthew 7:12).
I once received an e-mail from an agnostic gentleman many years ago. He asked me what was going to happen, if one day in eternity, I found out that I was all wrong about everything? What if there is no God? What if all my relentless and sacrificial labours were in vain? I wrote back and simply said, “It was fun while it lasted.” That made an impression on him. He wrote back and complimented me, intrigued that he had found a real person (and not some mindless religious nut). He said, “I expected you to write back with some holier-than-thou excuses, and a bunch of religion jargon and Bible verses to put me down”; but instead, he said, “You took the question in good nature, making me feel like a person.” He said, “That meant a lot to me. Thanks!” I have met so many wonderful people over the years. I have no doubt that he is still one of my faithful web visitors today. People are dying to be loved.
My point is that homosexuals already expect Christians to be in their face and treat them unkindly as rejects, quoting Bible verses to them. We'll reach a lot more people for Christ by being nice to them, while preaching the Gospel and taking a Biblical stand against sin. Please don't misunderstand, being nice to sinners all day long won't change anything. They need the truth of the Gospel if they are going to get saved. But if you're not nice to them, you likely won't ever get the chance to witness to them. There must be a balance between uncompromising hatred against every sin, and God's unconditional love for every sinner. Wisdom is knowing where to draw the line between the two. Brother Hyles always preferred to look at troublesome people as being broken instead of bad. Mrs. Hyles recently made this awesome statement on her website. ...
“In dealing with people who have inflicted hurt, would it not be wise to go to extra lengths to understand that 'hurting people hurt people.'” —Mrs. Beverly Hyles
Pastor Hyles used to always say on his radio broadcast, “Be nice to everybody, because everybody's having a tough time!” We are living in a world of confused and hurting sinners. The Devil's answers are drug abuse, booze, money, witchcraft, gambling, nightclubs, prescription drug abuse, sexual immorality and becoming further enslaved to sin. God's answer is the transforming Gospel of the Lord Jesus Christ, which frees us from the Devil's house of bondage. Once you receive Christ, a whole new world opens up to you, now that the indwelling Holy Spirit lives in you. A new believer can grow as fast as he or she wants, by spending quality time searching the Scriptures (John 5:39), praying, attending a soul-winning King James Bible only church, and carefully choosing new Christian friends. Make sure you get water baptized as a profession of your Christian faith if you've never done that since you got saved. You don't have to be water baptized to go to Heaven. 1st Corinthians 1:17a, “For Christ sent me not to baptize, but to preach the gospel.”
Whereas God offers to us ALL THINGS (Romans 8:32), Satan can only offer the things of this temporal evil world (Luke 4:6). Why bargain with the Devil, when God has freely given to us all things in Christ Jesus? I feel sorry for all the masses of this world who are blinded to the truth of the Gospel, and are going to leave this life in bad spiritual shape, hellbound in their sins forever and ever (Luke 13:23-24). Homosexuals are real people with real problems. We ought not be unkind to them. They need the Gospel of Jesus Christ.
Albeit, God pity the churches who no longer preach against sin, without which no one is going to get saved. No one ever got saved who didn't know that he is a sinner. No homosexual can be saved who refuses to admit that his homosexuality is a sin in God's holy eyes. God will save the vilest sinner in and from his sins, but you've got to repent (have a change of mind) to acknowledge that you are a sinner in need of the dear Savior (Romans 3:19; Galatians 3:24-26). Those in the churches today, who profess to believe in Jesus Christ, who've never acknowledged their sinnership in God's eyes, are merely practicing religion.
There are going to be many problems ahead for Christians in this untoward, backward and wicked perverse generation. John 16:33, “These things I have spoken unto you, that in me ye might have peace. In the world ye shall have tribulation: but be of good cheer. I have overcome the world.” If you love people with God's unconditional love (which only a born-again Christian has), the world is still going to hate Jesus (John 7:7), and likewise they'll also hate Jesus' disciples (John 15:19). We don't have the power to change our own life (Galatians 2:20), let alone somebody else's life. The world needs Jesus! Only the transformative power of the Gospel of the Lord Jesus Christ can bring lasting changes to someone's life, and so this ought to be our constant message to the lost. Mark 1:15, “Repent ye, and believe the Gospel.” END
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love God who doesn't love sinners!”
(a quote by Dr. Jack Hyles classic MP3 sermon, “The Happiest Man” (happiest is the man who will not impute sin to others!)
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