Distortion #16 That homosexuality is fine and acceptable because society says so – even though God says it is evil and a sin

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These sins are all being practised, even by some who call themselves Christians, and yet are NOT being preached against by many so-called “liberal” sections of our churches.

If you genuinely believe that the Bible is God’s Word then we should be preaching/teaching against the sin of homosexuality.

Because the Bible clearly states that homosexuality is sin.

One of my t-shirts says: “I’d rather be Biblically Correct than Politically Correct”.

And so should all Christians.

However, that is absolutely no excuse for Christians to use hate-filled words when talking about people who believe they fall into one or more categories of  LGBTQQIP2SA (Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, Transgender, Queer, Questioning, Intersex, Pansexual, Two-Spirited, and Asexual).

I will not tolerate any person who talks or posts on social media hatefully against these people who need salvation.

Words like ‘sodomite’ and ‘abomination’ (very old King James speak) are not helpful.

And by using that word means that you are accepting, excusing or at least ignoring gay lesbian relationships while condemning gay males only (think of the biology, the way the two sexes are made and then look up the dictionary meaning of ‘sodomy’).

And for those who like to pretend that homosexuality is a higher level of sin, or who simply repeat what others have said without checking for themselves, and who use the word ‘abomination’ to justify their stance – read your Bibles!

Sin is sin – and it is all an abomination to the Lord:

“There are six things which the Lord hates, Yes, seven which are an abomination to Him: Haughty eyes, a lying tongue, And hands that shed innocent blood, A heart that devises wicked plans, Feet that run rapidly to evil, A false witness who utters lies, And one who spreads strife among brothers.” (Proverbs 6:16-19)

And ‘homosexuality’ is not even explicitly mentioned in that passage.

Yet the word ‘abomination’ in the text above is also used in the KJV, ESV, NET Bible, Jubilee Bible 2000, King James 2000 Bible, American King James Version, American Standard Version, Darby Bible Translation, English Revised Version, Webster’s Bible Translation, World English Bible, and Young’s Literal Translation Bibles.

Likewise, when examining what the Bible says about homosexuality, it is important to distinguish between homosexual behaviour and homosexual inclinations or attractions.

It is the difference between active sin and the passive condition of being tempted.

Homosexual behaviour is sinful, but the Bible never says it is a sin to be tempted. Simply stated, a struggle with temptation may lead to sin, but the struggle itself is not a sin.

And remember: “No temptation [regardless of its source] has overtaken or enticed you that is not common to human experience [nor is any temptation unusual or beyond human resistance]; but God is faithful [to His word – He is compassionate and trustworthy], and He will not let you be tempted beyond your ability [to resist], but along with the temptation He [has in the past and is now and] will [always] provide the way out as well, so that you will be able to endure it [without yielding, and will overcome temptation with joy].” (1 Corinthians 10:13 AMP)

 

Transgender:

It wasn’t that long ago (1979 through to 2015) that according to Johns Hopkins Hospital:

“According to Johns Hopkins Distinguished Service Professor of Psychiatry Dr. Paul R. McHugh, “Hopkins stopped doing sex-reassignment surgery, producing a ‘satisfied’ but still troubled patient seemed an inadequate reason for amputating normal organs.”

According to McHugh

  • Transgenderism is a mental disorder
  • Sex change is biologically impossible
  • People who promote sexual reassignment surgery are collaborating with and promoting a mental disorder
  • The suicide rate among transgendered people who had the surgery is 20 times higher
  • 70%-80% of children who expressed transgender feelings, overtime, lost those feelings”

https://www.newyorkapologetics.com/johns-hopkins-stopped-doing-sex-reassignment-surgery/

“The former psychiatrist-in-chief of Johns Hopkins Hospital is continuing his decades-long fight against transgender surgery as a solution to what he calls “a disorder of ‘assumption.’”

In a June 12 Wall Street Journal op-ed, Dr. Paul McHugh wrote that “policy makers and the media are doing no favors either to the public or the transgendered” by not treating transgender “confusions … as a mental disorder that deserves understanding, treatment and prevention.”

According to McHugh, the “sense of being transgendered constitutes a mental disorder in two respects.”

The first, he says, is that “it does not correspond with physical reality.”

The second, more importantly, is that not treating transgender disorder properly “can lead to grim psychological outcomes.”

In his op-ed, McHugh cited a study that followed “324 sex-reassigned persons” from 1973 to 2003 in Sweden. According to the study’s abstract, it found that “persons with transsexualism, after sex reassignment, have considerably higher risks for mortality, suicidal behaviour, and psychiatric morbidity than the general population.”

“Our findings suggest that sex reassignment, although alleviating gender dysphoria, may not suffice as treatment for transsexualism, and should inspire improved psychiatric and somatic care after sex reassignment for this patient group,” the authors wrote.

The study, McHugh wrote in his op-ed, found that “beginning about 10 years after having the surgery, the transgendered began to experience increasing mental difficulties. Most shockingly, their suicide mortality rose almost 20-fold above the comparable non-transgender population.”

https://www.lifesitenews.com/news/former-johns-hopkins-head-psychiatrist-transgend

“In 1979, SBCU Chair Jon Meyer conducted a study comparing 29 patients who had the surgery and 21 who didn’t, and concluded that those who had the surgery were not more adjusted to society than those who did not have the surgery.

Meyer told The New York Times in 1979: “My personal feeling is that surgery is not proper treatment for a psychiatric disorder, and it’s clear to me that these patients have severe psychological problems that don’t go away following surgery.”

https://www.jhunewsletter.com/article/2014/05/hopkins-hospital-a-history-of-sex-reassignment-76004/

 

Chimeras:

In a sense, the only truly ‘non-binary’ people are perhaps some people who are genuine genetic ‘chimeras’. The rest of the people claiming to be ‘non-binary’ have psychological problems.

Sadly, due to sin corrupting our genetics and our world with its pollutants and pollution (eg nuclear testing, chemicals, mining, etc) there are a rare subset of people who are actually born ‘chimeras’.

From Wikipedia:

“A human chimera is a human with a subset of cells with a distinct genotype than other cells, that is, having genetic chimerism. ………

A major mechanism of human chimerism is mosaicism, wherein there is a mutation of the genetic material in a cell, giving rise to a subset of cells that are different from the rest. Another mechanism is the fusion of more than one fertilized zygote in the early stages of prenatal development. ………..

Non-artificial chimerism is so rare that there have only been 100 confirmed cases in humans.

However, this may be due to the fact that humans might not be aware that they have this condition to begin with. There are usually no signs or symptoms for chimerism other than a few physical symptoms such as hyper-pigmentation, hypo-pigmentation, or heterochromia iridum (possessing two different coloured eyes).

These signs however do not necessarily mean an individual is a chimera, and the signs should only be seen as possible symptoms. ………..

The concept of a “human hermaphrodite” resulting from chimerism though is largely a misconception. Most intersex individuals are not chimeras, and most human chimeras are not observed to have intersex traits. ……..”

So, while society and the medical community continually change their mind back and forth on homosexual issues; God’s Word, the Bible, does not change:

“but the word of the Lord endures forever. And this is the word that was preached to you.” (1 Peter 1:25 NIV)

“The grass withers and the flowers fade, but the word of our God stands forever.” (Isaiah 40:8 NLT)

“Do not practice homosexuality, having sex with another man as with a woman. It is a detestable sin.” (Leviticus 18:22 NLT)

“And don’t forget Sodom and Gomorrah and their neighboring towns, which were filled with immorality and every kind of sexual perversion. Those cities were destroyed by fire and serve as a warning of the eternal fire of God’s judgment.” (Jude 1:7 NLT)

“That is why God abandoned them to their shameful desires. Even the women turned against the natural way to have sex and instead indulged in sex with each other. And the men, instead of having normal sexual relations with women, burned with lust for each other. Men did shameful things with other men, and as a result of this sin, they suffered within themselves the penalty they deserved. Since they thought it foolish to acknowledge God, He abandoned them to their foolish thinking and let them do things that should never be done.” (Romans 1:26-28 NLT)

“Do not practice homosexuality, having sex with another man as with a woman. It is a detestable sin. A man must not defile himself by having sex with an animal. And a woman must not offer herself to a male animal to have intercourse with it. This is a perverse act.

“Do not defile yourselves in any of these ways, for the people I am driving out before you have defiled themselves in all these ways. Because the entire land has become defiled, I am punishing the people who live there. I will cause the land to vomit them out. You must obey all my decrees and regulations. You must not commit any of these detestable sins. …..” (Leviticus 18:22-26 NLT)

 

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