As a good friend pointed out the other day, we do not have to travel across the ocean to fight wars; they are in our own backyard. Last night was a prime example. My husband and I attended our local school board meeting where they were to vote on a proposed change to the EOE policy to include the LGBT community and the term “sexual orientation and gender identity”.
Doors opened before 5 pm and there was a high attendance. After well over 50 speeches from the community the board postponed the vote until the next board meeting stating that they were not allowed to make executive decisions past midnight. The next meeting will be June 1st. Both sides spoke to the issue.
Pastors and evangelicals talked about the nature and consequences of the homosexual lifestyle in general and how it goes against God’s standards clearly defined in Scripture. Concerned citizens talked about how this policy would constitute endorsement of sexual lifestyles and behaviors that most of the people in our community do not condone. Local parents addressed the concern that the school would be putting children at risk while ignoring the overwhelming evidence that proves the dangers of such policies. Many spoke to the confusing nature of this issue on the minds of our children.
The LGBT community was represented by business men and women, young students and teachers. Some articulated their message in a respectful manner wishing for understanding and compassion. The majority spoke of fear, hatred, bigotry, judgment and hypocrisy. I truly wished I had counted the number of times that these key phrases were used during the evening. Other phrases heard were “it takes a village after all” and “no one has a monopoly on truth”. This issue was time and again equated to civil rights. One lady went so far as to compare this perceived discrimination as to what happened to the Jews in Germany.
The most shocking testimony was from an ex-homosexual who testified of his deliverance from this sinful lifestyle. I thank God for that man’s testimony for the Lord. The most disturbing testimony was from a local pastor who defended this lifestyle. My heart aches for the confusion and blindness of so many in the LBGT lifestyle. I pray that the Lord will open their hearts to the truth of His word. However, this man willing deceived the hearers last night. Claiming to be a student of the Word, he ignored God’s perfect design for marriage as one man and one woman. God’s standard is that any sexual activity outside of a one man/one woman marriage is unrighteous.
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. (1Co 6:9-10)
He down played scripture like Romans chapter one as “cultural issues” where it is clear that this is a moral and spiritual issue. “Wherefore God also gave them up to uncleanness through the lusts of their own hearts, to dishonour their own bodies between themselves,” (Rom 1:24). (See also Jude 7.)
He devalued the words written by Paul and other passages saying that Jesus never spoke on the issue of homosexuality. Did he forget that, “All scripture is given by inspiration of God, and is profitable for doctrine, for reproof, for correction, for instruction in righteousness”(2Ti 3:16)? Or that Jesus is The Word of God (John 1:1, Rev 19:13)?
He compared Christians who speak out against the sin of homosexuality to the Pharisees of old. A true understanding of the Pharisees reveals that they were on the ones who in the name of religion twisted God’s original Word to their own liking and traditions of men. Read the Sermon on the Mount. Over and over Jesus said, “You have heard that it was said by them of old time…….But I say unto you………….”
- We’re okay because we haven’t murdered. But Jesus said if you have hatred in your heart that you are in danger of hell fire.
- We’re okay because we haven’t committed adultery. But Jesus said if you look with lust you have committed adultery in your heart.
- We’re okay because we divorced according to the law. But Jesus said your unjustified divorce is leading to adultery.
And so on, all through Chapter 5 of Matthew. God’s standard is that holy. God’s judgment is that pure. In fact, Jesus said, “That except your righteousness shall exceed the righteousness of the scribes and Pharisees, ye shall in no case enter into the kingdom of heaven.”(Mat 5:20)
Today it sounds like this:
- We’re okay because we are tolerant and nonjudgmental. But Jesus said, “Judge righteous judgment” (John 7:24).
- We’re okay because we love Jesus. But Jesus said, “If you love me, keep my commandments” (John 14:15).
- We’re okay because God accepts us just the way we are. But Jesus said, “Why call me Lord, Lord and do not the things I say?” (Luke 6:46).
God is not okay with sin in any fashion. To say that God is okay with sexual sin is quite deceptive.
Mortify therefore your members which are upon the earth; fornication, uncleanness, inordinate affection, evil concupiscence, and covetousness, which is idolatry: For which things’ sake the wrath of God cometh on the children of disobedience: Col 3:5-6.
I saddened for those who willingly lead people astray. Scripture warns them. Woe unto them that call evil good, and good evil; (Isa 5:20). Thus saith the Lord GOD; Woe unto the foolish prophets, that follow their own spirit, and have seen nothing! (Eze 13:3)
The goal of the gay agenda is to force our society to fully accept their lifestyle as morally, socially, and religiously equivalent to the heterosexual lifestyle. These attempts at policy changes and others across the nation is just a stepping stone. If we allow this, where will we draw the line? Will we draw the line at giving special rights to pedophiles or those who think they were born with a natural desire for animals? God’s Word speaks to that as well.
Last night, over and over again, it was said that those who oppose this are being judgmental and hateful. Can I just tell you that when I speak God’s truth that I am no more judgmental than a doctor who judges the seriousness of a patient dying with cancer. Out of love for mankind and a sense of professional obligation a good, noble doctor must offer the cure no matter how painful. There is a cure for sin and eternal death, although it is often painful to hear.
I do not stand in judgment because the judgment has already been made by God. To warn those who will one day be judged for their sins is the most loving and compassionate thing anyone can do. To those who are blinded by their sins against God this, of course, will sound like hate. Truth always sounds like hate to those who hate truth.
Let me say that again, Truth always sounds like hate to those who hate truth.
Christian parents, this issue is not going away. The youth in the public schools are being indoctrinated with this liberal propaganda every day. Pay attention, it starts in kindergarten and continues year after year. On this topic Dr. Ken Ham wrote, “It is also important to note that the public education system has by and large thrown out God’s Word and raised generations of children to believe they are just animals who evolved by natural processes. In that worldview, who determines right and wrong? And who determines what marriage should or should not be? In fact, why should there be any such thing as marriage any way? Why shouldn’t people do what they want with anyone, even any animal? Why shouldn’t they do what is right in their own eyes if they can get away with it? Why not? If there’s no absolute authority, what right does anyone have to tell anyone else what they should or should not do?”[i]
My advice is to get your children out now. Homeschool them or send them to a good private Christian school. Make the necessary sacrifices. Otherwise, do not be surprised when they come home after being taught by the village stating that absolute truth does not exist.