Homosexual behavior is a judgment from God! Does that get your attention? If so, lets talk.
Homosexuality has been argued by the gay christian movement —by way of the gay political movement— as something inherent in one’s identity. More and more, gay religionists are injecting a divisive lie into the church that it was God who gave them homosexual desires they have. Nothing could be further from the truth! Consider what homosexual theologians and their supporters have begun to declare:
 I am here tonight, admittedly, to support a minority position in the church. It is, however, a growing, vital and seriously grounded point of view. It is a view held by many of the most respected academics, thousands of clergy, and hundreds of thousands of American Christians. So, it may be a minority position, but due to the results of serious research recently given to it, homosexuality as a gift of God is becoming a respected position in the church.” Steven Kindle, Clergy United for the Equality of Homosexuals
 I believe that God creates us with different gifts. Each one of us comes into this world with a different collection of things that challenge us and things that give us joy and allow us to bless the world around us. Some people come into this world with affections ordered toward other people of the same gender and some people come into this world with affections directed at people of the other gender.” Katharine Jefferts Schori, Presiding Bishop, Episcopal Church
But as I was reading on Neil’s blog last week, I discovered a “revelation” that I had not seen before. I study the Bible quite a bit and I believe it. I have looked at what it says and understood not only the prohibition of sexual expression outside of the male-famale marriage model, but have also understood the intent of that prohibition.
But, study as much as you like, there is always something more the Holy Spirit will reveal. That’s the richness and depthof God’s Word. Indeed, the eyes of my understanding were enlightened even more as I read what Neil had written. In his exposition of Romans 1, here’s what he said in part, or at least the part that caught my attention:
The main problem for the pro-gay theologians is that the original Greek says that they abandoned their natural functions, not their natural desires. Romans 1 mentions three times that “God gave them over . . .” He gave them over to these desires. They burned in desire for one another, so they weren’t acting outside their desires. But they weren’t using their natural functions. Read this carefully:
Romans 1:26-27 (NASB95) For this reason God gave them over to degrading passions; for their women exchanged the natural function for that which is unnatural, and in the same way also the men abandoned the natural function of the woman and burned in their desire toward one another, men with men committing indecent acts and receiving in their own persons the due penalty of their error.
Some people try to say that function is synonymous with desire, and that the gays “function” as gays so they are doing what comes naturally. But this view requires that you ignore the plain meaning of function plus the part of v. 27 that says “the men abandoned the natural function of the woman and burned in their desire toward one another . . .”
There is no way around this. No matter how hard people try to twist it, this passage is about people abandoning the opposite sex for same-sex partners. It is very tightly and clearly written – almost as if God anticipated all the arguments that would be brought against this passage today.
What was stunning to me was that Romans 1:26-27 clearly teaches that homosexual behavior is not a matter of one choosing to act on what has been innately implanted. The false, but conventional “wisdom” is that one is born with the feelings which then naturally progress into behavior. This is certainly not a natural progression of sexual identity. Homosexual behavior is the result of a person refusing to reject their ungodly desires (commonly referred to by homosexual activists and some church folk as “orientation”). Homosexual behavior (including lesbianism) is a punishment from God. For those who think that just having the feelings but never acting on them is a centrist passe, it is not. This is tighter than even I had thought. As a reference, don’t forget Jesus tightened the rules on sexual conduct by saying that if a person even looks on another with lustful intent, they have committed committed the act. (Matt 5:28).
God is just as against the desires, as he is the very fruit of such desires. If one refuses to reject these desires, it will release divine judgment. A person will be “given over”. This is not good in any sense. It is not necessarily reprobation, but it is the beginning of a slide into a reprobative prison of sin. To phrase “give over” comes from the greek paradidomi which means to “betray, bring forth, cast, commit, deliver (up), give (over, up), hazard, put in prison, recommend.”
John Piper said, “This disorder and decay in our lives and in our society and in our universe is the judgment of God, and is meant by him to be seen as a terrible drama of a horrific underlying spiritual evil.”
I have had some people tell me they don’t act on their desires, but still consider themselves homosexual and Christian. This is a grave error in judgment and I have news. Don’t become comfortable with your desires. In time, God will allow you to have what you have desired and it will be beyond your control. For God to allow you to become subject to to dark cravings of your flesh, is perhaps the worst thing you could ever encounter.
This thing is serious. Do not listen, agree with or protect the liars who are telling the church that God gave them their desires and thus, He approves of their behavior. It is a damning lie for anyone who buys into it.
I implore you to weigh the words of Christ against those who lie using His name as a cover.
Blessed are those who do His commandments, that they may have the right to the tree of life, and may enter through the gates into the city. But outside are dogs and sorcerers and sexually immoral and murderers and idolaters, and whoever loves and practices a lie. Rev. 22:14-15