There’s only one way Christians should think, talk and believe about homosexuality and that’s biblically. The Word of God should be our primary guide and source document in dealing with this issue. When we devalue or diminish God’s word in any way, confusion is inevitable. Telling the truth about homosexuality from a biblical perspective is a great act of love.
That’s why I believe Pastor John MacArthur does a superb job teaching biblically about homosexuality. Its a great example of truth in love. With statistics and scripture, he unmasks the horror of this sin so that we are not deceived and then tells us God’s plan for freedom. Oh to God that every pastor would just take some prime time when the congregations gather and without bells and whistles, hoot calls and organ riffs just…teach the people to think biblically about homosexuality. MacArthur acknowledges that it is not an easy subject to address and he’s right. But with so much death, suffering, deception and perversion, why would any real preacher of the gospel allow such deep darkness to go unchallenged?
MacArthur touches on many facets of the homosexual condition we have covered in detail here. There’s an underlying support system that fuels the false idea that homosexuality is normal, including false teaching, bad logic, social reengineering, political revisionism, the gay christian affirming movement and those with AIDS who have been deceived.
I want you to look at 1 Corinthians chapter 6, and all I want to do is just give you a biblical picture so that you’ll know how God views this kind of behavior. And let me say at the very beginning, and I will show you this, but I want to say it because I want you to understand it. Homosexual sin is nothing more or nothing less than a perverse sexual act, or acts…it is no more than that, it is no less than that. It is a perverse abnormal sexual behavior. I’m reluctant even to call someone a homosexual because that seems to identify them with some kind of staple character that draws them into that behavior. It is no more or no less than a perverse act or acts.
In 1 Corinthians chapter 6, go down to verse 9, the Apostle Paul writes these words, “Or do you not know that the unrighteous shall not inherit the Kingdom of God? Do not be deceived, neither fornicators, nor idolaters, nor adulterers, nor effeminate, nor homosexuals, nor thieves, nor the covetous, nor drunkards, nor revilers, nor swindlers shall inherit the Kingdom of God. And such were some of you, but you were washed, but you were sanctified but you were justified in the name of the Lord Jesus Christ and in the Spirit of our God.”
Here is the good news that answers our question…what does God think of homosexuals? It is God’s desire that they be saved, that they be justified, that they be sanctified, that they be washed. And that homosexuality and that homosexual behavior be only part of their past so that it can be said of them, “Such were some of you.”
Of the “affirming” Christian movement:
One of the supreme tragedies in our day is reclassification of homosexuality as a non-sin, as a normal behavior, as an acceptable behavior, even as a noble behavior because that’s the way you’re made, instead of defining it the way the Bible defines it as a perversion from which you need to be rescued. Wrong diagnosis obviates the cure. And the evangelical church must stick with a biblical definition of sin and confront the sinner with every sin, whether conventionally popular or not. And there is a massive movement to appease the guilt of homosexual behavior, and it is a fierce guilt that needs relentless appeasement. There is a massive movement to somehow free these people from their behavior that is a result of unchecked lust and to make them feel okay about what they do. There is an effort to redefine it as an acceptable alternate life style, sexual orientation, genetic difference, or personal preference.
Listen closely and understand that the church of Jesus Christ must think and act biblically when it comes to homosexuality. Nothing more, nothing less.