Should Christians Support “Gays” and “Gay Marriage”?

A lot of Christians these days seem to be “going gay” by supporting so-called “gay marriage” or even the concept that it’s okay for a Christian to be “gay.”

As examples, here are titles of some recent books on the subject:

  • God and the Gay Christian: The Biblical Case in Support of Same-Sex Relationships
  • Torn: Rescuing the Gospel from the Gays-vs.-Christians Debate
  • UnClobber: Rethinking Our Misuse of the Bible on Homosexuality
  • Bible, Gender, Sexuality: Reframing the Church’s Debate on Same-Sex Relationships
  • Unashamed: A Coming Out Guide for LGBTQ Christians
  • Single, Gay, Christian: A Personal Journey of Faith and Sexual Identity
  • Transforming: The Bible and the Lives of Transgender Christians

As you can see, it’s very trendy now to be Christian and supportive of “gays.”  It’s all the rage. And it puts you on the cutting edge of the “new society” in which basically anything goes as long as the claim can be made that “love” is involved.

And it’s working.

Indeed, in recent months I’ve had a number of Christians chide me for my support of Biblical marriage.  One stated, “I have several gay friends.  And they’re some of the kindest and most generous people I’ve ever met.  Why should I care if they get married?  After all, they love each other.

Yep.  Love, love, love.  As long as love is involved, who needs God and His Word?  Right?


Jesus Never Taught About Homosexualtiy

Homosexual activists who try to deceive Christians into accepting “gays” or advocating “gay marriage” as being acceptable to God often start with the idiotic claim that “Jesus never taught against homosexuality or ‘gay marriage’, therefore it cannot be essential to His teachings.”

Aside from taking your Bible instruction from homosexuals, there are some obvious problems with this idea, least of which is this:

Christ didn’t have to teach against ‘gay marriage,’ because He taught what God-ordained marriage is — man and woman.  He taught it clearly and unequivocally, in Matthew 19:1-6.   As it’s written:

Mat 19:4  And he answered and said unto them, Have ye not read, that He which made them at the beginning made them male and female,

Mat 19:5  And said, For this cause shall a man leave father and mother, and shall cleave to his wife: and they twain shall be one flesh?

Mat 19:6  Wherefore they are no more twain, but one flesh. What therefore God hath joined together, let not man put asunder.

So God joined man and woman together.  Not man and man.  Not woman and woman.  And we’re not to allow God’s ordained natural order to be put asunder.  Period.

Homosexuals would love to influence Christians to divorce that God-ordained natural order and substitute “gay marriage” in its place.

Wise up, Christians.  You’re being had.  The goal of our old adversary has always been to get you on the wrong side of God, by teaching you to disobey His Word, as a way of life.  That way, God has to destroy you in the lake of fire at the final judgment.

Our old adversary, Satan, was defeated when Christ Jesus rose from the dead.  And he was sentenced to the lake of fire.  But he doesn’t want to take that sad trip alone.  He wants company, and plenty of it.

Indeed, that’s how Satan takes his revenge against God.  By turning Christians against God’s very clear Word, He’s working to drag as many of God’s children into his camp as possible, in an attempt to force our heavenly Father to have to condemn them to the lake of fire come the final judgment.

Satan can’t harm God.  But he can break God’s heart by putting Him in the position of having to destroy so many of His own children.  That’s Satan’s revenge on God, for condemning him to death.

And Christians are falling for it, right and left, particularly when they use their “feelings” to determine what they believe about “gay marriage,” rather than simply following God’s Word on the subject.

10 Top Pro-Gay Arguments, Destroyed

The pro-homosexual camp have about 10 basic arguments which they use against Christians in their campaign to get homosexual perversion normalized.

These arguments use clever semantics, tortured logic, false reason and a heaping helping of good, old-fashioned guilt in an attempt to dissuade Christians from opposing the homosexual agenda.

Here’s an abbreviated example of those 10 basic arguments, from a pro-homosexual group attempting to convince Christians they’re wrong to oppose homosexuality on Biblical grounds.  Below, I’ll address each and every one of them, briefly, with my own thoughts, followed by the appropriate Scripture:

1.) “If Jesus did not mention a subject, it cannot be essential to his teachings.”

Answer:  We discussed this one earlier.  But let’s have another quick jab at it.

Jesus didn’t specifically mention cannibalism, either. Yet we know that’s wrong, and is in no way acceptable in the Christian faith.

He didn’t specifically mention pedophilia, either, yet we know that’s wrong and unacceptable.

I don’t recall Him mentioning suicide, either.  Or rape.  Or kidnapping.  Yet we know those actions are also wrong.

So the claim that “If Jesus didn’t mention something, it cannot be essential to His teachings” is just tortured logic and semantics. Jesus clearly said God’s law was still intact, and that He had not come to change “one jot or one tittle” of it (Mt. 5:18), meaning not even the least little part.

That, of course, includes the part about it being an abomination to have sexual intercourse with members of the same sex — which very law, by the way, was stated by our heavenly Father in Leviticus 18:22 and Leviticus 20:13 and other Scriptures, as well.

Isn’t it interesting that Christ said in John 14:9, “If you’ve seen me, you’ve seen the Father”?  So in reality, Jesus DID indeed “mention the subject.” He mentioned it in the Old Testament, when He spoke to Moses as the Lawgiver.  Here’s what He said at that time:

Lev 18:22  Thou shalt not lie with mankind, as with womankind: it is abomination.

Lev 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.

Deu 22:5  The woman shall not wear that which pertaineth unto a man, neither shall a man put on a woman’s garment: for all that do so are abomination unto the LORD thy God.

That’s pretty plain, if you ask me.  Easy to understand.  No matter what anyone else says, God considers homosexuality to be an abomination.

The third example, above, pertains to people who cross-dress for purposes of sexual gratification, i.e., playing the role of the opposite sex in a sexual act.  The recent fad of transgenderism comes to mind, which is rooted in the ancient occult sexual practice of androgyny.

And why are these things abominations to the Lord?  Because they go against His natural order, and thus undermine family, community, church and ultimately, nation.

And what’s the penalty for such abominations?  If we check the very end of the New Testament, we find the penalty is steep:  It’s refusal of entry into the kingdom of God, and loss of eternal life.

Rev 21:27  And there shall in no wise enter into it any thing that defileth, neither whatsoever worketh abomination, or maketh a lie: but they which are written in the Lamb’s book of life.

I’d say that’s pretty darned “essential” to the Lord’s teachings, considering the consequences.

2.) “You are not being persecuted when being prevented from persecuting others.”

Here the homosexuals confuse “persecution” with self-defense.

The homosexual agenda is not about preventing the persecution of homosexuals.  It’s about persecuting Christians for their beliefs and forcing the homosexual lifestyle into the body of Christ, as well as into the family, community and the nation, with the intent of corrupting and ultimately destroying them.

The California and Colorado cake decorators who lost everything when they refused to decorate a “gay wedding cake” for a homosexual couple certainly found this out.

No.  It’s not about stopping the persecution of homosexuals.  It’s about robbing Christians and others of their God-given right to  follow the precepts of God rather than the precepts on man.

Indeed, as Christians, we have every obligation to refuse to associate with those who work to corrupt the Christian family, the church, the community, and the nation. And we have every obligation to protect our churches, families and communities from the purveyors of perversion, as well.

In some cases, all we can do is set the right example. In other cases, we can work through various means including civil, religious, political and educational to stop the homosexual agenda when it encroaches upon the family, church, community and the nation.

It is not “persecution” to work to stop an agenda that is designed to overthrow 2,000 years of Christian history, morality and culture.  It is justified self-defense.

3.) “Truth isn’t like wine that gets better with age. It’s more like manna you must recognize wherever you are, and whoever you are with.”

Sorry, but wrong again.  Truth is not subjective. Instead, it’s what’s written in God’s Word. It doesn’t change based on who you are, or who you’re with, or what time of day it is.

“A rose, by any other name, is still a rose.” The truth, is the truth, is the truth.

Take it.  Or leave it.  But don’t try to change it, because that bird simply won’t fly.

4.) “You cannot call it ‘special rights’ when someone asks for the same rights you have.”

The claim here is that the only rights the homosexuals want are the same rights everyone else has.  But of course, that’s a joke.

For example, as Christians, we don’t have the right to force our Christian lifestyle on anyone. Nor do we want to.

But the homosexuals want the right to force their perverted lifestyle onto everyone.

They want it taught in the schools. In the children’s libraries.  And inculcated into children’s TV programming so the kids can’t escape it.  The idea, of course, is to bring the kids up thinking perversion is “the norm.”

They want it integrated into the workplace.  They want it forced into the churches and into groups that seek to live by moral codes, such as the Boy Scouts and Girl Scouts.

Yes, they want it forced into families, or we wouldn’t be seeing parents having their children taken from them for refusing to cater to their child’s gender-confusion.

They want it forced into communities.  They want it displayed on the TV and movie screens, in full, living color. And they want us to revel in it.

Indeed, they want to integrate it, by raw force of law, into every nook and cranny of our lives. And at this point in time, they’re more dedicated to forcing it into the Christian arena than anywhere else.  That’s what the so-called “Equality Act” is designed to accomplish.

If Christians tried to force their Christian lifestyle or beliefs on kids in public schools, or on co-workers in the workplace, or on non-Christian religious institutions, or on non-Christian families in the community, they’d be ran out of town on a rail.

But when the homosexuals do the same thing it’s somehow their “civil right” to do so.  It’s to “correct inequalities.”  And if you stand up against their agenda to overturn and destroy 2,000 years worth of Christian history, morality and culture, they claim you’re not defending yourself, but instead, trying to deprive them of their “civil rights.”

The tortured logic they employ is unbelievable.  But claiming we’re the persecutors is how they justify their pernicious ongoing bid to undermine and overthrow the Christian culture and moral order and all it stands for.

Homosexuals even get “hate crime” laws passed which make can make any publicly stated negative opinion of them a prosecutable criminal offense.

Yet, Christians can’t have homosexuals prosecuted for publicly hurling hateful invectives against Christ, Christians or Christianity, no matter how vile and no matter how much hate, vituperation and animosity is behind those opinions.

Worse yet, they simultaneously work to deprive Christians of their right to freedom of association, and to live their own beliefs their own way without being brought up on “civil rights” charges for refusing to embrace perverted behavior in their schools, churches, families or communities.

Equality?  Not hardly.  The bottom line is that what the homosexuals do is the very definition of demanding (and getting) “special rights.”  And to do so they must portray themselves as the victims, when, in reality, Christians are the main victims of their agenda.

5.) “It is no longer your ‘personal religious views’ if you’re bothering someone else.”

The homosexuals ought to read that one for themselves, and really think about it.

I could just as easily say to the homosexuals:

“Homosexuality is no longer your ‘personal choice’ if you’re trying to force it on other people, institutions or organizations, while depriving them of their right to choose how to live and who to associate with.”

6.) “Marriage is a ‘civil ceremony’ which means it’s a “civil right.”

Not in God’s eyes. Marriage is a sacrament.  And it’s specifically between a man and a woman.

Indeed, Christ may not have specifically mentioned homosexuality in the New Testament, but as I pointed out earlier, He did mention marriage. And just to reiterate what He said, let’s take another look:

Mat 19:4  And he answered and said unto them, Have ye not read, that He which made them at the beginning made them male and female,

Mat 19:5  And said, For this cause shall a man leave father and mother, and shall cleave to his wife: and they twain shall be one flesh?

Mat 19:6  Wherefore they are no more twain, but one flesh. What therefore God hath joined together, let not man put asunder.

So we see here that marriage is between man and woman, and was set up that way from the very beginning by God, the Creator Himself.  And God said we’re not to let any man put that asunder.

7.) “If how someone stimulates the public nerve has become the needle to your moral compass, you are the one who is lost.”

Once again, the homosexuals should read this one for themselves, and really think about it.

They’ve worked for decades now to quash, with force, all public opinion that doesn’t fit their own agenda.

If you say “Homosexuality is a gross perversion that is considered by God to be an abomination,” they instantly scream “hate crime” and bring in the big guns to shut you up.

Similarly, as we’ve seen in very recent times, if the Boy Scouts refuse to hire a homosexual Scoutmaster, the Scouting organization is immediately brought up on charges of violation of civil rights, no matter how apparent it is that the complainants only real intent is to undermine over one hundred years of Boy Scout virtue, discipline and moral and civil order, including the pledge to remain “morally straight” and “clean.”

This, of course, is exactly why the homosexuals have worked so hard to undermine and ultimately destroy the churches, the Boy Scouts, the Girl Scouts and other moral-leaning organizations and institutions from the inside out.

They know they have to undermine organizations that promote moral qualities, in order to spread their perversion into families, churches, communities and the nation as a whole.

So Christian “stimulation of the public nerve” by standing firmly against perversion is considered to be a “hate crime.”

Yet homosexual “stimulation of the public nerve” by working to legitimize perversion and institutionalize lewd conduct as “normal” behavior is considered to be the practice of their “free speech” and “civil rights.”

Yeah, right.  Sorry, but either it works both ways, or it doesn’t work at all.

8.) “To condemn homosexuality, you must use parts of the Bible you don’t obey yourself.  Anyone who obeyed every part of Leviticus would rightly be put into prison.”

Actually, setting the book of Leviticus aside for a moment, Paul’s writings in the New Testament bring forth God’s contempt for homosexuality as an unnatural act that goes against His nature, just as emphatically as the Old Testament book of Leviticus, which condemns homosexuality as being worthy of death.

In Romans chapter 1, St. Paul wrote that the wrath of God will be revealed to those “who hold the truth in unrighteousness” (Rom. 1:18), including those who engage in acts of homosexuality.  As it’s written:

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:

Romans 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 recompence of their error which was meet.

Rom 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;

Rom 1:29  Being filled with all unrighteousness, fornication, wickedness, covetousness, maliciousness; full of envy, murder, debate, deceit, malignity; whisperers,

Rom 1:30  Backbiters, haters of God, despiteful, proud, boasters, inventors of evil things, disobedient to parents,

Rom 1:31  Without understanding, covenant breakers, without natural affection, implacable, unmerciful:

Rom 1:32  Who knowing the judgment 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.

As you can see, there’s no difference between the Old Testament and the New, on this issue.  Homosexuality is an abomination “worthy of death.”  Only now, it’s eternal death, meaning death of the soul and spirit in hell.

In first Corinthians, St. Paul also explains that we’re to avoid companionship with sexually immoral people (i.e., referred to as “fornicators” in the Scriptures), and not allow them into our family, churches, organizations, etc., unless of course they are repentant.

1Co 5:9  I wrote unto you in an epistle not to company with fornicators:

1Co 5:10  Yet not altogether with the fornicators of this world, or with the covetous, or extortioners, or with idolaters; for then must ye needs go out of the world.

1Co 5:11  But now I have written unto you not to keep company, if any man that is called a brother be a fornicator, or covetous, or an idolater, or a railer, or a drunkard, or an extortioner; with such an one no not to eat.

1Co 5:12  For what have I to do to judge them also that are without? do not ye judge them that are within?

1Co 5:13  But them that are without God judgeth. Therefore put away from among yourselves that wicked person.

Here St. Paul clearly states that while Christians can’t completely cut themselves off from this sinful world, we nevertheless should not keep company with blatant, habitual, un-repentant sexual sinners, idolators, drunkards, extortionists, or others of that ilk, even if they call themselves a “brother”, i.e., meaning a Christian brother.

In other words, if an individual calling himself a Christian practices perversions and vices as a way of life, and is un-repentant, then he or she is not really a Christian at all.  Instead, they are “Christian” in name only, but not in deed.  And we’re to avoid close companionship with them, lest we fall into the same ungodly trap they’ve fallen into and end up being given over to a “reprobate mind.”

As St. Paul stated in chapter 6 of the great book of I Corinthians:

I Co 6:9-10 Know ye not that the unrighteous shall not inherit the kingdom of God?  Be not deceived:  neither fornicators, nor idolators, 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.

So the idea that “to condemn homosexuality you must use parts of the Bible that you yourself don’t obey” (referring to the Old Testament law in Leviticus) is incorrect. It’s clearly written in the New Testament that Christians are not to participate in, or support homosexuality, or even to be companions to such people, even if they’re portraying themselves as a Christian “brother.”

Most Christians do their best to obey the New Testament, and most Christians accept the Old Testament law as the “schoolmaster to bring us unto Christ,” as St. Paul so aptly put it in Galatians 3:24.

No one obeys God’s Word perfectly, of course. That’s why God tabernacled in the flesh as “Jesus Christ” and gave His life as the ransom for our sins.

But on what condition are our sins paid for?  Repentance…something the homosexuals are sadly lacking in.  Yet these unrepentant perverts try to beat us over the head with the Bible, as if they have a clue as to what it actually says.

The bottom line is this:

While we vehemently and with righteous indignation oppose sexual perversion, and particularly the civil and religious institutionalization of such perversion, we still have hope for the sinner. We want the sinner saved, not killed.  After all, our Lord would like all men to come to repentance.  As it is written:

2 Peter 3:9  The Lord is not slack concerning his promise, as some men count slackness; but is longsuffering to us-ward, not willing that any should perish, but that all should come to repentance.

Yes, he wants all people to come to repentance.  And He’s willing to wait.  But don’t take too much advantage of God’s good nature.  After all, Leviticus 18 is still on the books.  And the penalty for homosexuality is still death — as verified by St. Paul in the Scriptures above — only now, it’s eternal death at the hands of our heavenly Father in the great lake of fire at the final judgment.

9.) “If we do not do the right thing in our day, our grandchildren will look at us with the same embarrassment we look at racist grandparents.”

I could just as easily say the same thing about the vital necessity of stopping the homosexual agenda, i.e., “If we do not do the right thing in our day, our grandchildren will look at us with the same embarrassment as we now look at supporters of global warming, European socialism, and Barak Obama.”

10.) “When Jesus forbade judging, that included you.”

For far too long now, the homosexuals have been beating Christians over the head with the “You’re judging!” charge.  And it’s high time Christians start standing up to it.

There’s a big difference between “judging” and discerning right from wrong. Those are two decidedly different things.

Christians are allowed to discern right from wrong, based on God’s Word.  And they’re allowed to have righteous indignation when that which is clearly wrong (based on God’s Word) starts becoming legitimized and institutionalized in society, particularly in the churches, the communities and the homes.

Not only that, but the Scriptures clearly say:

I Corinthians 6:2-3  Do ye not know that the saints shall judge the world? and if the world shall be judged by you, are ye unworthy to judge the smallest matters? Know ye not that we shall judge angels? how much more things that pertain to this life?

You see, we are indeed allowed to judge.  And that includes both spiritual things as well as the “things that pertain to this life.” Otherwise, we wouldn’t have judges and juries, either, would we?

And without the power of judgment, we wouldn’t be able to exercise the New Testament admonition we read about earlier, in which we’re to avoid close company with fornicators, drunkards, extortioners and other non-repentant habitual sinners.

We just can’t judge anyone to hell. That’s strictly God’s prerogative.  He’s the decision-maker as to whether to deprive one of His own children of eternal life, or preserve it.  He sits on the seat of judgment.

But as Christians, we most certainly can and must judge right from wrong, lest we fall into the same cultural relativist snare the homosexuals and other sinners of that ilk have fallen into, and face the prospect of the same fiery judgment from our heavenly Father.

As St. Peter stated in the great book of II Peter, chapter 3:

2Pe 3:17  Ye therefore, beloved, seeing ye know these things before, beware lest ye also, being led away with the error of the wicked, fall from your own stedfastness.

And as St. Paul wrote in the great book of Colossians regarding those who would use “philosophy and vain deceit” to try to drag Christians into the same muck they’re wallowing in:

Col 2:8  Beware lest any man spoil you through philosophy and vain deceit, after the tradition of men, after the rudiments of the world, and not after Christ.

Finally, as St. Paul so clearly stated in chapter two of the book of Titus, we don’t back down in the face of ungodliness and lust, but instead set the right example as best we can in our own lives and never fear to “rebuke with all authority” those who would work to institutionalize ungodly behavior:

Tit 2:11  For the grace of God that bringeth salvation hath appeared to all men,

Tit 2:12  Teaching us that, denying ungodliness and worldly lusts, we should live soberly, righteously, and godly, in this present world;

Tit 2:13  Looking for that blessed hope, and the glorious appearing of the great God and our Saviour Jesus Christ;

Tit 2:14  Who gave himself for us, that he might redeem us from all iniquity, and purify unto himself a peculiar people, zealous of good works.

Tit 2:15  These things speak, and exhort, and rebuke with all authority. Let no man despise thee.

We’re to “speak, and exhort, and rebuke with all authority,” particularly when they try to reverse 2,000 years worth of western Christian moral order.

And if they don’t like it, tough nuts.

Regards in Christ,

Steve Barwick


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