Homosexual Lifestyle

Homosexuality, Gays, Lesbians, and Sodomites

 Why has homosexuality become a “normal” way of life in our modern society?

 In 1948 Dr. Alfred C. Kinsey produced the ”Kinsey Report” which stated that 10 to 47% of Americans were homosexual. Even though the statistics that Kinsey provided in his report were falsely represented, his reports have been credited to starting the homosexual revolution and destroying laws that once outlawed indecent homosexual acts. The “Kinsey Institute" conducted this so called research at Indiana University in Bloomington from the late 1930s to the early 1950s. The irony is that people accepted these statistics as accurate and did not consider the background of the subjects being observed (convicted sex offenders, prisoners, known homosexuals, and even children that were exposed to this type of people).

26% (1,400) of Kinsey's alleged 5,300 white male subjects were already "sex offenders."  As far as the data can be established, an additional 25% were incarcerated prisoners; some numbers were big city "pimps,"," "thieves;" roughly 4% were male prostitutes as well as sundry other criminals; and some hundreds of homosexual activists at various "gay bars" and other sinful places across the country. This group of social outcasts and deviants were then redefined by the Kinsey team as representing your average person. With adequate press and university publicity, people believed what they were told by these respectable scientists, that mass sexual perversion was common nationwide and that our sex education and our laws must be changed to reflect Kinsey's "reality." Legitimate estimates in 2005 show that the actual percentages are likely less than two percent. Of course that is two percent too many.

 Is God pleased with this movement? What do the scriptures tell us?

 1 Corinthians 6:9  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,  6:10  Nor thieves, nor covetous, nor drunkards, nor revilers, nor extortioners, shall inherit the kingdom of God.

 Dictionary definition:  Effeminate - To make womanish; to unman; to weaken;

 The previous verse makes it clear that if a man (or boy) has feminine actions or a woman (or girl) has masculine actions they will not inherit the kingdom of God. Does that mean that “sissy” acting men are living in sin? The lists of activities in the scripture above are stated as those of the unrighteous. People in this state are obviously being influenced by spiritual influences of darkness and need deliverance that only comes from the blood of Jesus. I’m aware of times that feminine acting men (and some were known homosexuals) have prayed through to deliverance and their actions (including voice) immediate became more masculine. The inverse is also true that when these men get spiritually cold that their actions become more feminine.

 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.

 Dictionary definition:  Abomination - Anything associated with the worship of other gods and any behavior that perverts the lifestyle God intended human beings to live. Leviticus 18 contains a list of unlawful behaviors (eg, incest, adultery, homosexuality, bestiality).

 Based on Romans 1st chapter, we find that God “gave them up to uncleanness” because when they knew God, they did not glorify him as God. My opinion is that this is referring to God giving opportunity for Satan to bring a sodomite spirit upon these people that rejected him. This seems evident that demonic spiritual control or influences could be present in a homosexual’s life.

 We have all heard the attempts at justification stating that homosexuals were born gay and did not choose that lifestyle. Scientists have also searched for genetic differences that could be the origin of homosexual desires, but thus far those efforts have proven futile. I will admit that some families seem to have multiple generations that are entangled in this abominable lifestyle, but is that any difference than the hereditary weaknesses that make us say that “he will be a drunk like his Dad and Grandfather”? All mankind is cursed with sinful tendencies and varying weaknesses to certain temptations and addictions, but does that justify a person’s sin? Of course it does not. If a person comes from a family known to have a tendency for certain weaknesses to temptation never gives into (or isn’t exposed to) that same temptation, then he/she is never brought under the bondage of them. Even if they do indulge in these sinful actions, Jesus can set them free and make then a “born again believer” with new blood bought tendencies of righteousness! (John 8:36).

 Romans 1:24  Wherefore God also gave them up to uncleanness through the lusts of their own hearts, to dishonor their own bodies between themselves: 1:25  Who changed the truth of God into a lie, and worshiped and served the creature more than the Creator, who is blessed forever. Amen. 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: 1:27  And likewise also the men, leaving the natural use of the woman, burned in their lust one toward another; men with men working that which is unseemly, and receiving in themselves that recompense of their error which was meet. 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;

 Homosexuality is also referred to as the sin of sodomy. This reference comes from an account in the Bible of two exceedingly wicked cities, Sodom and Gomorrah, which the Lord destroyed. Sodom was known for its rampant homosexuality. When the Lord sent angels to warn Lot  (who lived in Sodom) of his plans to destroy the cities, the wicked men of Sodom asked Lot to send the angels out to them that they may know them. We then see that the angels struck the men with blindness.

 Genesis 13:13  But the men of Sodom were wicked and sinners before the LORD exceedingly.

 Jude 1:7  Even as Sodom and Gomorrah, and the cities about them in like manner, giving themselves over to fornication, and going after strange flesh, are set forth for an example, suffering the vengeance of eternal fire.

 These scriptures clearly state that these vile affections of men lusting for other men (gay men) or women lusting for other women (lesbians) are not the natural affections God created men and women to possess. We know that God loves all homosexuals, but he hates their deeds because they are sinful. God did not create any human being as a homosexual. They are not born that way, just as drunkards and murderers are not born that way. People become homosexuals because they yield to abnormal acts or lusts. It is through some source that they are influenced by demonic spirits that drives them to their lust. Associating with known homosexuals and viewing sensual videos, pornographic pictures, and visiting strip tease establishments are ways of opening the door to a perverse sodomite spirit.

 Can homosexuals be saved? John 3:16 tells us the answer is undeniably yes!  It is likely that people delivered from this lifestyle will endure a continuous struggle against the snares of the devil but the keys to overcoming these or any temptation is studying the Bible, dedication to prayer, regular church attendance, and fasting.

 John 3:16  For God so loved the world, that he gave his only begotten Son, that whosoever believeth in him should not perish, but have everlasting life. 3:17  For God sent not his Son into the world to condemn the world; but that the world through him might be saved.

 Pornography

 Pornography opens the door to other sins such as fornication, adultery, child molestation, rape, homosexuality and other related sins. But one does not have to physically commit the sin of adultery to be guilty of adultery in God’s eyes. Jesus said even if a married man looks at a woman to lust after her in his heart, he is guilty of adultery. Scientific research determined that pornography is an addiction to the neurochemical high (Dopamine, Norepinephrine, Oxytocin, and Serotonin) that occurs in the human brain while viewing sensual images. This is Satan’s counterfeit for the neurochemical high that God designed to occur between a husband and wife during intimacy. It has been said that this chemical addiction is more powerful than those experienced by a drug addict. If you give in to the temptations of pornography, you are allowing Satan to rob you of your marital relationship and distort your views of real relationships.

 Matthew 5:27  Ye have heard that it was said by them of old time, Thou shalt not commit adultery: 5:28  But I say unto you, That whosoever looketh on a woman to lust after her hath committed adultery with her already in his heart. 5:29  And if thy right eye offend thee, pluck it out, and cast it from thee: for it is profitable for thee that one of thy members should perish, and not that thy whole body should be cast into hell.  5:30  And if thy right hand offend thee, cut it off, and cast it from thee: for it is profitable for thee that one of thy members should perish, and not that thy whole body should be cast into hell.

 How to obtain victory over lust

 David and Job made a contract with their eyes that they would not indulge themselves in lustful images. That principle is still essential for people overcoming these same temptations today as well. It’s obvious that God gave men a desire for women and women a desire for men, as part of the cycle of procreation and establishment of marriages. The problem occurs when these sensual desires occur outside of the marriage. This principle goes way beyond just pornography and applies to lustful looks and wicked thoughts of people you see in public as well. You should consider the trouble that King David caused for himself (Samuel 11) when he was in the wrong place (likely out of God’s will) and gave in to lusting over Bathsheba (another man’s wife). David said (Psalms 51) that his “sin was ever before him”.

 Psalms 101:2  I will behave myself wisely in a perfect way. O when wilt thou come unto me? I will walk within my house with a perfect heart. 101:3  I will set no wicked thing before mine eyes: I hate the work of them that turn aside; it shall not cleave to me.

 Job 31:1  I made a covenant with mine eyes; why then should I think upon a maid?

 In the first chapter of James we find that God does not tempt us but this occurs when we are “drawn away of his own lusts”. What are we drawn away from? This is referring to being drawn away from the closeness of the Lord. When do Christian fall to temptation? When they are spiritually weak we fall for Satan’s temptations. How does a Christian obtain strength over temptations? Our strength comes by drawing closer to God. Verses 16th and 17th explain that every good and perfect gift is from God. That includes the gift of sexual desires in a marriage and it wasn’t a mistake, but as we know Satan has attempted to corrupt many Holy gifts into unholy ones.

 Jas 1:12  Blessed is the man that endureth temptation: for when he is tried, he shall receive the crown of life, which the Lord hath promised to them that love him.  Jas 1:13  Let no man say when he is tempted, I am tempted of God: for God cannot be tempted with evil, neither tempteth he any man:  Jas 1:14  But every man is tempted, when he is drawn away of his own lust, and enticed.

Jas 1:15  Then when lust hath conceived, it bringeth forth sin: and sin, when it is finished, bringeth forth death.

Jas 1:16  Do not err, my beloved brethren.  Jas 1:17  Every good gift and every perfect gift is from above, and cometh down from the Father of lights, with whom is no variableness, neither shadow of turning.

 I’m so glad for God’s promises in 1 Corinthians 10, where he said that we would not have temptations that are unique to us individually, but that He was faithful and would not suffer us to be tempted above what we are able to withstand.

 1Co 10:12  Wherefore let him that thinketh he standeth take heed lest he fall.   1Co 10:13  There hath no temptation taken you but such as is common to man: but God is faithful, who will not suffer you to be tempted above that ye are able; but will with the temptation also make a way to escape, that ye may be able to bear it.

 1 John 5:18  We know that whosoever is born of God sinneth not; but he that is begotten of God keepeth himself, and that wicked one toucheth him not.

 Are sins like pornography hidden from God?

 Psa 139:1  To the chief Musician, A Psalm of David. O LORD, thou hast searched me, and known me.  Psa 139:2  Thou knowest my downsitting and mine uprising, thou understandest my thought afar off.  Psa 139:3  Thou compassest my path and my lying down, and art acquainted with all my ways.  Psa 139:4  For there is not a word in my tongue, but, lo, O LORD, thou knowest it altogether.  Psa 139:5  Thou hast beset me behind and before, and laid thine hand upon me.

 Numbers 32:23  But if ye will not do so, behold, ye have sinned against the LORD: and be sure your sin will find you out.

 Ephesians 5:11  And have no fellowship with the unfruitful works of darkness, but rather reprove them. 5:12  For it is a shame even to speak of those things which are done of them in secret.

 Rom 2:16  In the day when God shall judge the secrets of men by Jesus Christ according to my gospel.

 We only have to look at recent history and how pornography led Ted Bundy to mistreat and murder fifty women. Bundy said he began casually viewing soft-core pornography when he was 12 or 13 years old and gradually became addicted to it. During an interview with Dr. Dobson, he made the following statements: "But slowly throughout the years reading pornography began to become a deadly habit”.  "My experience with pornography ... is once you become addicted to it, I would keep looking for more potent, more explicit, more graphic kinds of material. Like an addiction, you keep craving something that is harder, something which gives you a greater sense of excitement. Until you reach a point where the pornography only goes so far, you reach that jumping off point where you begin to wonder if maybe actually doing it would give you that which is beyond just reading or looking at it." His religious training and morality initially restrained him from acting out his fantasies, but he confessed that finally, "I couldn't hold back anymore."  While committing the murders, Bundy said he felt as if he was possessed by "something ... awful and alien. There is just absolutely no way to describe first the brutal urge to do that kind of thing, and then what happens is once it has been more or less satisfied and recedes, you might say, or spent, that energy level recedes and basically I become myself again." This description describes the conditions of a demonic possessed person that is capable of any hideous crime known to man. The devil has no mercy nor does he have respect of person or God.

 It has been stated by researchers that these pornographic images can be “burned” into a person’s mind for years, which allows Satan to have an easy target in plaguing people’s minds. This presents even more reasons to stay away from such content.

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