I came across a Salem, Oregon, article from StatesmanJournal.org, in which a Mr. John Moe writes that he questions the definition of homosexuality as a sin by Christians based upon the “Judge not lest ye be judged” nonsense idealism of a world without absolutes. (No, I did not say Jesus is wrong; He condemned hypocritical judgment, not proper judgment, which is elsewhere commanded many times.)
He goes on to say that he is a Bible-rejector, which would have made him look less foolish if he would have just said that rather than trying to sound like he knew what he was talking about concerning the Bible.
Don’t get me wrong, Christians cannot condemn another. However, we can judge others. We can even bar the unrepentant from our church services. However, it is not we who condemn; on the basis of unbelief, people are condemned already.
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. (1 Corinthians 6:9,10, NASB)
Elsewhere, the Bible states…
But we know that the Law is good, if one uses it lawfully, realizing the fact that law is not made for a righteous man, but for those who are lawless and rebellious, for the ungodly and sinners, for the unholy and profane, for those who kill their fathers or mothers, for murderers and immoral men and homosexuals and kidnappers and liars and perjurers, and whatever else is contrary to sound teaching, according to the glorious gospel of the blessed God, with which I have been entrusted. (1 Timothy 1:8-11, NASB)
According to the Bible, homosexuality is just as sinful as murdering, kidnapping, lying, being immoral, swindling, coveting, and “whatever else is contrary to sound teaching.”
That is the law, and those are sins. We’ve all committed sins: Have you ever told a lie? What does that make you? Have you ever looked upon another person with lust? Jesus said that whoever does that commits adultery in his or her hearts, so what does that make you if you’ve looked with lust? Have you kept God first in your life at all times? Have you been 100% respectful of your parents and any authorities over you?
Would you be innocent or guilty before God when you stand before Him? Jesus Christ died on the cross for your sins, as a sacrifice in your place. He bore the punishment so that you would not have to bear it for an eternity in Hell. And all He asks is that you trust Him as you would a parachute in a plane. You put the parachute on… Put on the Lord Jesus Christ. Embrace Him as Savior and trust in Him completely for your salvation and your soul. Know that all your good works done on your own cannot save you; they are but filthy rags to God. Imagine how bad our sins must be.
One of the comments posted on the article linked to above states that a crime or sin by definition have a victim. Another Bible denier making a fool of himself. The Bible declares that sin is transgression of the law. God never said, “Sin is what hurts another.” However, the commenter was correct: Sin always has a victim, and it is you. Every sin you commit is another nail in your sentence. Embrace the Christ and repent of your sins while there is still time.
You know not what a day may bring… Today may have brought your last chance to be saved. Embrace it.