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Are Christians Guilty of the Same Sin as Homosexuals?


Whether or not society wishes to admit it, the evidence is overwhelming that the debate regarding the acceptability of homosexuality encompasses far more than the question of whether homosexuals and heterosexuals are being treated fairly. This debate is truly a clash of two lifestyles. More importantly for us Christians, it is a clash of two spiritual worldviews.

As horrifying as the physical consequences of this lifestyle may be, it pales in comparison to the spiritual consequences of suppressing God’s truth. In Romans 2:2, the Holy Spirit uses the Apostle Paul to remind his readers, “We know that the judgment of God rightly falls on those who practice such things.” And in Revelation 20:8, we are told that those who are defined by their sexual immorality will suffer an eternal judgment in Hell, “But as for the cowardly, the faithless, the detestable, as for murderers, the sexually immoral, sorcerers, idolaters, and all liars, their portion will be in the lake that burns with fire and sulfur, which is the second death.”

This is a sober thought, but for those of us who may be nodding our heads in agreement with the justice of God, let us not be too quick to point the finger. Just as Romans 2:2 warns the unrighteous of God’s judgment, so also the very next verse is a warning to the self-righteous. Romans 2:3 says, “Do you suppose, O man—you who judge those who practice such things and yet do them yourself—that you will escape the judgment of God?” There are many ways to suppress the truth of God. Just because we do not suppress God’s purpose and design for sex and marriage does not mean that we are not suppressing God’s truth and commandments. Consider for example Jesus’ teaching in Matthew 22:37–39, “You shall love the Lord your God with all your heart and with all your soul and with all your mind. This is the great and first commandment. And a second is like it: You shall love your neighbor as yourself. On these two commandments depend all the Law and the Prophets.” Are we obeying Christ’s command? Are we loving our neighbors? Are we loving our homosexual family members, friends, and co-workers? Are we telling them the truth which could spare them a lifetime of disease and an eternity in Hell? Every one of us should fear the consequences of suppressing God’s truth—whether it takes the form of homosexual immorality, or of fear to adequately love those ensnared by homosexual immorality. And who are we to say that one form of suppressing God’s truth is less evil than another?

 

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Author: Timothy Zebell, 2015