If anyone has a garden, they know that there is a natural progression in plants. They start out as tiny seeds, seedlings, transplants, and then progress to an adult plant. When a tomato seed is planted, it grows into an adult tomato plant. When the tomato plant is grown…
…it doesn’t change into a green bean plant,
or a rose bush,
or a hydrangea bush.
It will always be a tomato plant and bear the fruit of tomatoes when it is fully grown.
Yesterday, I said that I try to take everything back to the Bible. So here are some things I would like to say in lieu of yesterday’s Supreme Court Ruling and the way or country is headed.
In the Bible God commands us to love Him and then to love one another.
See Matthew 22:37-40 and also…..
John 13: 34 “A new commandment I give unto you, That ye love one another; as I have loved you, that ye also love one another.”
If I love someone, then I should be willing to let them know they are on the path to impending doom…..right?
So here is the warning:
1 Corinthians 6:9-10 “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.”
Revelation 21:8 “But the fearful, and unbelieving, and the abominable, and murderers, and whoremongers, and sorcerers, and idolaters, and all liars, shall have their part in the lake which burneth with fire and brimstone; which is the second death.”
This second death is the end. It is the hell of being separated from God’s love and fellowship forever.
Now for all of us….unless we recognize that we are a sinner….
Romans 3:10- 12 “As it is written, There is none righteous, no, not one: There is none that understandeth, there is none that seeketh after God. They are together become unprofitable; there is none that doeth good, no, not one.”
….and confess these sins and believe in Jesus Christ’s death on the cross, to be a sacrifice to God for our sins… we will end up in hell.
Romans 10: 9-10, 13 “That if thou shalt confess with thy mouth the Lord Jesus, and shalt believe in thine heart that God hath raised Him from the dead, thou shalt be saved. For whosoever shall call upon the name of the Lord shall be saved.”
Now many, even in the Christian community, think that God loves everyone and that homosexality is not a sin. God does love everyone, but he is a righteous God that cannot condone sin.
Even when his called people sinned in the Bible, he had to punish them.
When Moses sister Miriam, spoke against Moses for marrying an Ethiopian, God gave her leprosy and Moses had to intervene in prayer for her. See Numbers chapter 12. This was the same Miriam that gets recognition for helping save Moses as a baby, and helping Moses as he leads the children of Israel out of Egypt.
When David, a man after God’s own heart, has an adulterous affair with Bathsheba, and has her husband Uriah killed to cover up his sin… God punishes him by letting the baby conceived during that sinful act…die. See 2 Samuel Chapters 11-12.
The only thing that brought Miriam and David back to a right relationship to God was repentance. The Bible is full of stories of sinful people and the punishment they bring on themselves.
Now many of you think that Homosexuality is not a sin.
I will let the Bible speak for itself.
Leviticus 18: 22 “Thou shalt not lie with mankind, as with womankind: it is abomination.”
Leviticus 20:13 “If a man also lie with mankind, as he lieth with a woman, both of them have committed an abomination; they shall surely be put to death; their blood shall be upon them.”
Remember the Revelation verse in chapter 21 where it says abominable and what is to happen to them?
Now I know what you good Christian scholars are now saying….that is Old Testament, that is Old Law, we are under the law that came after Jesus Christ died on the cross in the New Testament.
Well….this is what the New Testament says.
Read Romans 1: 18-32. I will quote a few of the verses here.
Romans 1:24-25a “Wherefore God also gave them up to uncleanness through the lusts of their own hearts, to dishonour their own bodies between themselves. Who changed the truth of God into a lie, and worshipped the creature more than the Creator.
Romans 1:26 “For this cause God gave them up unto vile affections: for even their women did change the natural use into that which is against nature:”
Romans1:27 “And likewise also the men, leaving the natural use of the woman, burned in their lust one towards another; men with men working that which is unseemly, and receiving in themselves that recompence of their error which was meet.”
Romans 1: 28 “And even as they did not like to retain God in their knowledge, God gave them over to a reprobate mind, to do those things which are not convenient;”
Romans 1:32 “Who knowing the judgement of God, that they which commit such things are worthy of death, not only do the same, but have pleasure in them that do them.” (This is for Christians who feel it is okay to not warn the homosexuals of their sin, who feel they should just go along and have “pleasure in them that do them”. God will judge those who condone these sinful acts.)
We all know that Sodom and Gomorrah was destroyed for their wickedness. See Genesis 18:16 thru 19:38
When two angels went to these wicked cities to judge them before God, the men of the city wanted Lot to bring these angels out “that they may know them.” Lot offered the men his daughters, instead. (Which didn’t make a wrong, right.) Genesis 19:5-8
2 Peter 2:4-9 speaks of the punishment of Sodom and Gomorrha, of the judgement in Noah’s day, and that God is so just He didn’t even spare His rebellious angels. Verse 9 also lets you know that God can deliver those who want to be godly, out of their temptations.
In Genesis 2:15 God created Adam and placed him in the garden of Eden to keep it. (Back to the garden.)
In Genesis 2:18 God created Eve as a help meet for Adam.
In Genesis 2:24 God gave the command that a man leave his father and mother and cleave to his wife and they shall be one flesh.
This relationship is for life….see Matthew 19:5-6.
As I said at the beginning, it would not be natural for anything in my garden to just decide to change into another form of plant and bear different fruit. It is not natural for mankind to want to change into another form than what God, our Gracious and Perfect Creator, has designed us to be.
I have noticed that when homosexual couples get together, there is always one partner that looks more feminine and one that looks more masculine. Even in these sinful relationships, the people are still crying out to achieve the natural order that was originally designed by God.
I pray that this blog post is taken as a message of love, that can be used for conviction of hearts, to turn God’s creation, and America, back to Him and that it might save one soul from the judgement and punishment of hell. I pray that Christians across the country will study your Bibles. That you will seek out the truth for yourselves, that you will warn others of their impending doom instead of allowing people to continue their downward spiral into hell.
May God save us all!