Homosexuality Causes "Mental Anguish"

September 11, 2009 at 10:21 pm (Christian news) (, , , , , , )

Is anyone else surprised?  I can honestly say I’m not.

For those who missed the news this week, Bradley LaShawn Fowler of Canton, Michigan, a homosexual, is suing a Bible publisher for the mental anguish he has received over the last 20 years.  Fowler alleges that Biblical references to homosexuality as a sin made him an outcast from his family and contributed to physical discomfort and periods of “demoralization, chaos and bewilderment.”

Really?  Or could it be that the drug abuse, bad or forged checks, and manslaughter had something to do with it?  You can check out his criminal record here.

But maybe not.  His lawsuit claims that the difficulty in his life came when Tyndale Publishing made a change to its New Living Translation Holy Bible and the New Life Application Study Bible.

The change?  Using the term “homosexuals” in the New Testament passage of 1 Corinthians 6: 9-10 in place of:

  1. “nor effeminate, nor abusers of themselves with mankind” from 1970
  2. “nor homosexuals, nor sodimites” from 1982
  3. “those who are male prostitutes, or men who have sexual relations with other men” from 2001
  4. “or are male prostitutes, or practice homosexuality” from BibleGateway today in 2009

Personally, I don’t see what the problem in this passage is.  It is clear, direct and to the point.  Those who practice homosexuality will not inherit the kingdom of heaven.  Period!

The book of Leviticus tells us that homosexuality is an abomination.  The books of Romans and 1 Corinthians tell us that God has not changed His mind and that practicing homosexuality is still a sin.

By the way, it is practicing homosexuality that makes one a homosexual.  A homosexual is not “born that way” and a homosexual does have a choice in how he or she lives their life.

We all have a choice between sin and righteousness.  We all make that choice hundreds of times each day.  Sin comes with a penalty and with consequences.  The penalty for sin is death, separation from God.  The consequences could be anything that happens as a result of our sinful behavior, including becoming an outcast from your family, physical discomfort, and even periods of “demoralization, chaos and bewilderment.”

But admitting your homosexual behavior is sin doesn’t get you $10 million dollars, so let’s just blame the publishing company instead.

As disciples of Jesus Christ, we need to stand up against the homosexual agenda that is threatening to destroy our country and our religious freedom.  We must not be pushed around by 3% of the population just because they get more media attention than Christians in this country.

And of course they get more media attention than we do.  They get to wear those brightly colored clothes with the feathers and the diamond tiaras and thats just better television, or so “they” tell us.

It is my sincere prayer that Fowler would turn from his sinful ways and trust in Jesus Christ for salvation, knowing that true regeneration leads to Godly repentance and sanctification, then to eternal life in heaven.  It is also my sincere prayer that Christians unite around the Bible and its truth.  It is not bigotry or hate to stand against homosexuality.  We do not hate the homosexual.  We do choose to live a life of faith that is made possible by the grace of God alone.

The grace of God is sufficient for the homosexual as well as for any other sinner, but God will not be mocked by having a sinner seek to accept the grace that saves while living a life of debauchery.  The grace of God that saved me can save the homosexual as well.  My sins are no better and no worse than anyone else’s.  They were all paid for by Jesus Christ on the cross.

That is the beauty of the Gospel!


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