Know Your Bible

VOL. 7                           April 13, 2008                           NO. 12

Lesbian "Man" Having Baby

    My disgust with the liberal national press has reached an all time high. It leads the moral conscience of our nation to accept perversion as if it is as normal as water. News headlines claim that a "man" is pregnant. Pictures, interviews and great fan-fare exploit the stupidity of a nation wallowing the mire of indecency, ungodliness, and sexual immorality. The news media continues to refer to "him" and the precedent being established by this pregnancy. Finally the moral conscience of our nation is exposed for what it really is.

    The "man" in question is not a man. The individual at the center of this idiocy is a lesbian who took sufficient drugs to enhance male features but kept the reproductive organs (created by Almighty God) thus allowing science to inseminate her with life (created by Almighty God) to produce a child. Sadly, an innocent child will be born into a world of uncleanness, lust and dishonor.

    "Therefore God gave them over in the lusts of their hearts to impurity, so that their bodies would be dishonored among them. For they exchanged the truth of God for a lie, and worshiped and served the creature rather than the Creator, who is blessed forever. Amen. For this reason God gave them over to degrading passions; for their women exchanged the natural function for that which is unnatural, and in the same way also the men abandoned the natural function of the woman and burned in their desire toward one another, men with men committing indecent acts and receiving in their own persons the due penalty of their error. And just as they did not see fit to acknowledge God any longer, God gave them over to a depraved mind, to do those things which are not proper, being filled with all unrighteousness, wickedness, greed, evil; full of envy, murder, strife, deceit, malice; they are gossips, slanderers, haters of God, insolent, arrogant, boastful, inventors of evil, disobedient to parents, without understanding, untrustworthy, unloving, unmerciful; and although they know the ordinance of God, that those who practice such things are worthy of death, they not only do the same, but also give hearty approval to those who practice them" (Romans 1:24-32).

    The homosexual agenda has sufficiently built a foundation of acceptance in our society of depravity. While in a minority, they have achieved the height of exposure on television, movies, and societal views that propel them to be seen as normal. Their acceptance could only be found in a society of people that have abandoned inner worth, respect for God and loyalty to the ideals of family.

    The Creator of this world has shown that homosexuality, adultery, fornication and such like are against His will and purpose (1 Cor. 6:9,10; Rom. 1:18; 1 Tim. 1:9; 2 Tim. 3:1-5; Gal. 5:19-21; Rev. 21:8). Those who reject His words must be heed the words of Gen. 1:1; John 14:6; Acts 2:38,39; 1 Cor. 6:11,15-20; Titus 2:11-14). God's children must heed the words of Philippians 2:12-16. "God forbid: yea, let God be found true, but every man a liar; as it is written, 'That thou might be.justified in thy words, and might prevail when thou comes into judgment'" (Romans 3:4).

---Kent Heaton

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What Jesus Said About Homosexuality

    Nothing - at least directly. A national radio host was discussing homosexuality with his listeners and arguing that such a "huge issue" as homosexuality confronts the world and yet the Lord never "said anything about it." To the credit of one listener the observation was made that Jesus never said anything about pedophiles either but that did not make it acceptable. Beyond the rhetoric of shock radio and the noxious liberal view of acceptance of everything is the foundation of what is wrong with those who hold a blasphemous view of God's word. They are not seeking truth nor do they desire to find the righteousness of God but in their agnostic self centered views of tolerance in the intellectual platitudes mocking the morality of holiness and purity our society slips deeper into moral anarchy.

    Jesus did not have to specifically state in the red-letter edition of the Bible that homosexuality is an abomination His Father did! Jesus Christ never elevated His word above the word of His Father. "Do you not believe that I am in the Father, and the Father is in Me? The words that I say to you I do not speak on My own initiative, but the Father abiding in Me does His works. (John 14:10) For I did not speak on My own initiative, but the Father Himself who sent Me has given Me a commandment as to what to say and what to speak" (John 12:49). See also John 3:34;5:19; 6:38; 7:16; 8:28.

    Jesus' Father condemned homosexuality and He has not changed His mind on the matter. "For the wrath of God is revealed from heaven against all ungodliness and unrighteousness of men who suppress the truth in unrighteousness... For this reason God gave them over to degrading passions; for their women exchanged the natural function for that which is unnatural, and in the same way also the men abandoned the natural function of the woman and burned in their desire toward one another, men with men committing indecent acts and receiving in their own persons the due penalty of their error. And just as they did not see fit to acknowledge God any longer, God gave them over to a depraved mind, to do those things which are not proper" (Romans 1:18,26-28). "Or do you not know that the unrighteous will 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, will inherit the kingdom of God" (1 Cor. 6:9-10). "Law is not made for a righteous person, 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" (1 Tim. 1:9-10).

    Jehovah God made it very clear under the Law of Moses: "You shall not lie with a male as one lies with a female; it is an abomination" (Lev. 18:22). The penalty for homosexuality under the Law of Moses was death. The consequence today is spiritual death and damnation in eternal fire. "Just as Sodom and Gomorrah and the cities around them, since they in the same way as these indulged in gross immorality and went after strange flesh, are exhibited as an example in undergoing the punishment of eternal fire" (Jude 7; see Genesis 19).

    Believe the words of Jesus Christ. Believe the words of Jehovah God. They are the same words. Salvation can only be found in these words

---Kent Heaton

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