July 17th, 2008 10:01 EST
15 Reasons Why Homosexuality is Wrong
"The wicked strut about on every side when vileness is exalted among the sons of men." Psalm 12:8
Biblical Family Advocates passionately implores Pastors and Churches to educate themselves regarding the Biblical and societal implications of engaging in homos*xuality. Readers are encouraged to go to the Biblical Family Advocates website and read the article, "15 Reasons Why H*mos*xuality is Wrong and Hurts Society." The article discusses such things as the higher infidelity and domestic violence rates of homos*xual relationships, why homos*xuality is not genetic, as well as understanding why the Bible cannot support homos*exual marriage. More importantly, it offers links and insights as to how those who are caught in the bondage of homos*exuality can be set free.
Phil Magnan, President of Biblical Family Advocates states that "The Holy Scriptures certainly cannot accept homos*xuality as moral, but it should be shouted from the rooftops that Christ can change a person`s orientation, even changing their s*xual desires. I know that this is unbelievable to many homos*xuals as they cannot believe that change is possible; but there are many who now have left the emptiness of that lifestyle to follow the real Jesus of the Bible. It is truly a denial of reality that has been perpetrated by the homos*xual community that change is impossible. Such a denial is sustained by the desire of homos*xuals to avoid forsaking a life of sin which robs them from being freed in Christ.
It is also important that churches begin to confront the growing apostate church movements that engage in the damnable practice of putting their people into s*xual and spiritual bondage; proclaiming homos*xuality as normal and God given. These kinds of apostate clergy are "promising them freedom while they themselves are slaves of corruption." 2 Peter 2:19
Any church that teaches that immorality is acceptable is operating in the spirit of `Jezebel` which was referred to in the book of Revelation; "who teach their people to practice immorality." This wicked movement was also spoken of in Ezekiel 22:26. These are the Pastors and Priests who have "done violence to the Law of God" by "making no distinction between the holy and the profane." Rightly does the scripture also say, "He who says to the wicked, `You are righteous,` Peoples will curse him, nations will abhor him; But to those who rebuke the wicked will be a delight, And a good blessing will come upon them." Proverbs 24:24- 25
Sadly these homos*xuals "will accumulate for themselves teachers in accordance to their own desires", as warned in 2 Timothy 4:3. But Christ offers us all forgiveness and transformation so that we will imitate the holy nature of Christ, not the lusts of this world. Homos*xuality runs counter to the nature and holiness of God."
Magnan continued, "Attitudes about homos*xuality can seem to slip into greater acceptance and affirmation of that sin, but God does not change. As Christians we are commissioned to call all people to repentance and the gospel; to offer less than this condemns those in this perverted and unnatural practice to be trapped in it. Ultimately, anyone who does not forsake any immoral lifestyle will not inherit the kingdom of God. 1 Corinthians 6:9. This not only goes for homos*xuals, but adulterers and fornicators as well. Same s*x attraction is a sinful temptation that must be resisted as much as heteros*xual men or women who must not lust after others. This is why we must rely on God to give us the grace to live godly lives. For the `grace of God instructs us to deny ungodliness.` Titus 2:12 But sadly many have turned the `grace of God into license to sin.` Jude 1:4
"We must no longer consider that the identity of homos*xuality as fixed when so many have been able to forsake it through Christ. To speak otherwise is to do violence to power of the gospel."
Biblical Family Advocates implores Churches to consider the facts regarding the reality of homos*xuality and begin to reach out to those who want to get out of it in a compassionate and Biblical manner. As the Biblical text says, "and such were some of you", regarding the real possibility of change and forgiveness for adulterers, fornicators and homos*xuals alike. The world may be calling people to "follow after their own lusts", 2 Peter 3:3; but "Nevertheless, the firm foundation of God stands, having this seal, `The Lord knows those who are His,` and, `Everyone who names the name of the Lord is to abstain from wickedness.`" 2 Timothy 2:19