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Is Gay-Marriage in God’s Plan?

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Is Gay-Marriage in God’s Plan?
Is the Church’s Anti-Gay Marriage Stance Hypocritical?

With the recent Supreme Court decision on gay marriage, the Church is at the crossroads. It is decision time. As Elijah said, at Mt. Carmel, “How long go ye limping between the two sides? if Jehovah be God, follow him; but if Baal, then follow him.”

The gay-lesbian crowd is taking the high ground in this case. Why? It is because of doctrine held by much of organized (Christian) religion today.

What doctrine could negate God’s admonition against homosexuality you ask? How could something so clearly condemned in Leviticus chapter 18 be misconstrued?

The answer was given by Jesus as recorded by Mark in the 7th chapter of his gospel.
“Well did Isaiah prophesy of you hypocrites, as it is written, this people honors me with their lips, But their heart is far from me. But in vain do they worship me, teaching as their doctrines the precepts of men. Ye leave the commandment of God, and hold fast the tradition of men.”

Here Jesus contrasts “the commandment of God” with “the precepts or traditions of men”. Obviously, here Jesus was saying the commandments of God were still in force and to teach otherwise was hypocritical.

Why is this brought up in a discussion of gay marriage? Simply because many gay activists have read the scriptures and, unfortunately, are better versed in what it says than many churchmen.

They easily identify the teachings which cause believers to exhibit hypocrisy. There are many Christians today who believe the doctrine which says, “the law has been done away with.” Others say it differently but the gist is the same: “Jesus nailed the law to the cross.” And then there are those who say “New Testament only” or, simply put, the Old Testament has no validity today.

These teachings allow the gay activists to have a hay day saying believers are being hypocritical when you hold on to one verse in Leviticus 18 while you deny the validity of the rest of Leviticus and, for that matter, the entire Old Testament.

To make matters worse, this could bring about personal lawsuits against clergymen who would deny a marriage service to a gay couple on personal religious grounds only to be photographed eating shrimp or ham at a local buffet. How can they support their Lev. 18 stance and at the same time deny the validity of Lev.11?

The point here is simple. The Bible is either all true or none of it is true! The Church’s doctrinal invalidation of portions of God’s word makes the picking and choosing of today’s cafeteria Christianity vividly hypocritical. Bolstered by the Supreme Court’s decision, the gay-lesbian crowd seems emboldened to bring the fight to the Church. This whole scenario would seem to fit the Father’s plan as it is confronting Christianity’s doctrines and forcing it to take a stand just as Elijah confronted God’s people so many years ago at Mt. Carmel.

Malachi 4:5 tells us Elijah will return BEFORE the day of the Lord and the return of our Messiah. Just as Elijah’s message was preached by John the Baptist, it seems we believers are being faced with a similar decision today. This makes those padded pews awfully uncomfortable. The Father is saying, “Choose this day who you will follow.”

If our doctrines are faulty, we are going to have to rethink a lot of our beliefs. Is this what the Father had in mind in allowing the Supremes to make this decision?

Finally, there are three scriptures which seem to invalidate the above mentioned Church doctrines. The first is given by Jesus’ brother Jacob (Book of James) 4:12: “There is one lawgiver, who is able to save and to destroy . . . ” If we say all but two commandments have been invalidated, our doctrine is faulty because Jacob says Jesus is the lawgiver . . . not just two commandments, but all the law.

1st John, continues with the holistic idea that all the Bible is true. He says, “He that saith, I know him, and keepeth not his commandments, is a liar, and the truth is not in him.”

And finally, the doctrine of the law not applying to believers begs the question: do believers have a license to sin? As ludicrous as this might sound, consider John’s definition of sin from 1st John 3:4, “Whosoever committeth sin transgresseth also the law: for sin is the transgression of the law.” Applying the “Law has been done away with” doctrine to this definition makes it completely clear . . . if the doctrine is true, then believers cannot ever sin.

The Father is bringing believers to the valley of decision. Do we search out the truth or continue to wear the rags of false outlandish doctrine while acting the part of good hypocrites making it up as we go?

The separation of the sheep and the goats is fast approaching if not already here. God is calling for your choice . . . and, so is the gay-lesbian crowd.

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