Almost everyone has been confronted by a bully. However, the Safe Schools programme is not just about bullying but about the LGBTQ agenda. Yes, bullying should not be allowed but there are programmes that deal with bullying without pushing the LGBTQ agenda. May those in authority wake up to the real agenda this Safe Schools programme is promoting and cease its funding!
Doesn’t a person have the right or the freedom to be what they believe themselves to be sexually? Well….to some extent. Allow me to try to explain. In the everyday affairs of life it is none of my business how someone votes, spends their income, what takes place in their bedroom, etc., etc. However, we are not talking about just anyone but someone who claims to be a spokesperson for God and a minister of a United Methodist congregation in Kansas.
Cynthia Meyer is “…pastor of Edgerton United Methodist Church” and “told her small-town congregation that her coming out was ‘an act of civil disobedience’ against the denomination’s ban on gay clergy.” http://www.towleroad.com/2016/01/methodist-pastor-came-gay-sermon-faces-possible-discipline-video/
Meyer also told the United Methodist News Service (UMNS) that she has “been an ordained United Methodist pastor for 25 years. At last, I am choosing to serve in that role with full authenticity, as my genuine self, a woman who loves and shares my life with another woman”. http://www.umc.org/news-and-media/kansas-pastor-comes-out-during-sermon
Now if Cynthia Meyer was just a person on the street and not a supposed Reverend and (I am assuming) a member of a United Methodist church her coming out would not have prompted me to write this article. So why am I writing this? Well, here we need to turn to the Bible.
Again I am assuming that the United Methodist denomination and its ministers believe the Bible. In 1 Corinthians Paul is writing to a local church. This church was composed of all sorts of people who had lived numerous types of lifestyles. In the sixth chapter and verses 9 -11 Paul writes “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 (these are sodomites, homosexuals, lesbians), 10 Nor thieves, nor covetous, nor drunkards, nor revilers, nor extortioners, shall inherit the kingdom of God. 11 And such were some of you: but ye are washed, but ye are sanctified, but ye are justified in the name of the Lord Jesus, and by the Spirit of our God.”
Since the discussion is homosexuality (sodomy) we will limit ourselves to that sin which does not according to this passage allow the person to “inherit the kingdom of God”! In other words they will not enter Heaven. However, Paul says four things have occurred to these people which makes them worthy to enter Heaven when they die.
Firstly, take note that Paul uses the past tense saying “such WERE some of you”. Some of these Christians HAD BEEN sodomites but because of their new relationship with Jesus Christ their old life was passed away and all things had become new, 2 Corinthians 5:17.
Secondly, they had been “washed..from our (their) sins in his own blood”. This blood of the Lord Jesus is called “precious blood” by Peter in 1 Peter 1:19. As John said He “loved us, and washed us from our sins in his own blood”. Then Paul wrote to another local church saying “But now in Christ Jesus ye who sometimes were far off are made nigh by the blood of Christ”Eph 2:13.
Thirdly this person is said to be “sanctified”. Strong’s Greek concordance says this word “agiazw hagiazo, hag-ee-ad’-zo” means “to make holy, i.e. (ceremonially) purify or consecrate; (mentally) to venerate:–hallow, be holy, sanctify.” One of the characteristics of a sanctified person is holiness. The Lord calls Christians to holiness, purity in 1 Peter 1:15 & 16 “But as he which hath called you is holy, so be ye holy in all manner of conversation; 16 Because it is written, Be ye holy; for I am holy.” Now, daily or what is often called progressive sanctification comes via the reading and study of God’s Word; John 17:17 “Sanctify them through thy truth: thy word is truth”. Surely sodomy does not fit with sanctification?
The fourth work of God in this person mentioned in 1 Corinthians 6: 11 is he or she has been “justified”. Now, because of Christ we have been made as though we had never committed those sins for “such WERE some of you”. Now when God the Father sees the Christian He sees them in His Son, the Lord Jesus Christ.
If you have taken the time to read this far and still hold the view that homosexuals and lesbians can continue in that lifestyle and still be considered a true Christian Paul had you in mind when he wrote in the ninth verse “Be not deceived”! People who say they love you and water down the Word to fit your lifestyle are simply deceiving you and when the enemy, death comes (as it does to all of us) you will enter eternity without the Saviour, without hope and never to “inherit the kingdom of God”. You have been deceived!
Be assured one cannot continue to live a life as “abusers of themselves with mankind” and when death comes enter Heaven as one of God’s children! It is self-deception to reinterpret God’s Word to fulfill the lust of the flesh! When a man/woman reinterprets the Bible to fit their sin they are only cheating themselves of eternal life. This is not a minor matter for the eternal soul of a person is at stake. We cannot sow to the flesh and yet reap everlasting life!
Worse yet some of these deceivers are deceiving others by claiming to be a follower of Christ, even ministers, when in reality they are nothing but “full of all subtilty and all mischief” and are a “child of the devil” and an “enemy of all righteousness” and not ceasing “to pervert the right ways of the Lord” Acts 13:10.
Coming out will not spiritually change anything for the homosexual. Coming out will only entrench a person in their sin. BUT, there is HOPE. No matter what sins a man or woman commit there is no barrier to keep them from being born again and reconciled to God. The precious blood of the Lord Jesus Christ will purge away all guilt and defilement for “…when he had by himself purged our sins, sat down on the right hand of the Majesty on high”.
However, holding on to the sins mentioned in 1 Corinthians 6 is to make a mockery of sin and the grace of God. There MUST be “repentance toward God, and faith toward our Lord Jesus Christ.” Yes, it is as simple as what the preachers said to the jailer in Philippi “Believe on the Lord Jesus Christ, and thou shalt be saved, and thy house.”
In closing please remember that all those who are made righteous in the sight of God are made holy by the grace of God.
I have always loved living in a rural location where the traffic is bearable, people are usually more friendly and the pace of life is much slower than in a big city such as Sydney. Nevertheless, the big city’s tentacles reach even to the rural location in which I live via the homosexual agenda.
Never, NEVER in all my 70 years on this earth have I asked someone if they were heterosexual or homosexual. I never thought it was something a normal, cultured person would ask another person. Well, that doesn’t fit the homosexual agenda. Those of that ilk believe they MUST inform everyone what their sexual preferences are or are not and that everyone they tell must either accept their preferences or just say nothing! In other words be quiet if you do not agree for if you don’t agree you are hateful, bigoted, and homophobic. This is said even though the homosexual lifestyle HAS NEVER been THE NORM in Western culture and for good reason! In fact the homosexual act was once called sodomy and punishable by law but regrettably the act of sodomy was decriminalized in New South Wales, Australia in 1984. Since then there has been much pressure put onto the public to accept it as NORMAL. Well, as you can probably tell by now I do not accept this lifestyle as NORMAL!
Even though I disagree with the homosexual lifestyle the town in which I reside had an “…explosion of colour travelling down Macquarie Street to Ollie Robbins Oval alongside banners such as “love has no gender and maybe I don’t either”. The young, old and four-legged marched to celebrate diversity and the growing support for Dubbo’s lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender, intersex, questioning and asexual (LGTBIQA) people.” Yes, according to the local paper it was quite a party! http://www.dailyliberal.com.au/story/3460580/rainbow-shining-through-the-rain-photos/?cs=111#slide=1
The spokesperson for this sexually diverse perverted group said that in spite of the rain “…people came out of their shops and there were people who stopped on the street. It was just a really positive response to the whole day.”
This “…pride march is believed to be the first held in western NSW, and Mr Steepe said the plan was for it to be held every year.” This was a PRIDE MARCH or one might say it was a march in which the people marching were full of PRIDE! It is interesting that Proverbs 8:13 says “The fear of the LORD is to hate…pride…” Then in Proverbs 16:18 we read that “Pride goeth before destruction…” Then in James 4:6 we are told that “…God resisteth the proud…”
Now we come to the part that prompted the title to this paper. The spokesperson for this group of prideful perverted people said “I’ve spoken to the community and they’re so excited for it to be an annual thing.” Did this spokesperson exaggerate when he said he spoke “to the community” and found that they were “so excited it to be an annual thing”? Dubbo is a fairly large community so that would have taken some time to do. Whatever he meant when he said he “spoke to the community” he didn’t speak to me! He didn’t speak to my wife! He didn’t speak to my son! He didn’t speak to my daughter-in-law!
If he had spoken to me he would have heard the truth. I was not excited about this parade and I am not afraid of homosexuals so therefore I am not homophobic. However, I do not agree with their lifestyle. That lifestyle is immoral, repulsive and unsanitary. That lifestyle has brought HIV/Aids into our society affecting not only homosexuals but heterosexuals through blood transfusions.
The homosexual lifestyle is condemned in the Bible along with all those who are “unrighteous” “fornicators” “idolaters” “adulterers” “thieves” “covetous” “drunkards” “revilers” or “extortioners” 1 Corinthians 6:9,10. As with all men the homosexual must personally repent of their sins and turn by faith to the person and finished work of the Lord Jesus Christ.
In closing there were several statements in the article that caught my attention but one that really struck a chord with me is “There was only one negative comment about the event- it was on the same day as Derby Day.” Is that NOT sad and sickening? There was only ONE NEGATIVE COMMENT concerning this parade of perverted prideful people and it had NOTHING to do with their lifestyle?! What does this say about the future of our community and country?
As you watch this remember these are real people seeking to define something as easy as gender; which is NORMALLY male or female! But hey, who is to say what is NORMAL?