“For the time is coming when people will not endure sound teaching, but having itching ears they will accumulate for themselves teachers to suit their own passions, and will turn away from listening to the truth and wander off into myths.” 2 Timothy 4:3-4 (ESV)
We have heard it said that two wrongs don’t make a right. Well, two evils don’t make a right either! Doubling down on wickedness doesn’t make it good, or acceptable. Sin, whether it’s homosexuality or pride, or a myriad of other things against God is sin! We’re told that God opposes the proud but gives grace to humble (James 4:6). And no matter how you look at, unless you disregard or twist the word of God (which many are doing), the Bible clearly states homosexuality is a sin (Romans 1:27-28, 1 Corinthians 6:9, Leviticus 18:22 & 20:13). This is not hate speech! This is the truth of the holy scriptures!
Btw, God loves sinners so much that He sent His Son to die for us (John 3:16, Romans 5:8). Jesus died as a substitute for our sin. God loves the proud, the homosexual, the adulterer, the thief, … the sinner, so much that He didn’t leave us lost in it! He has come to set us free from it!
This month, cry out for God to expose sin in His church, starting in yours! Please don’t simply passively, or quietly, go through the month ignoring blatant sin. The world can and will do as it wants, and God will give them over to the desires of their flesh (Romans 1). But the church is God’s holy people, and judgment will begin in the house of the Lord (1 Peter 4:17). It already has begun! Just look at the avalanche of sexual scandals that have been exposed in the church, specifically by ‘clergy’ in the very recent days! It’s tragic, but the truth must be made known! The tragedy is not that it is being exposed, but that it is there in the first place. May God purify His Church!
Cry out for mercy, for conviction of sin (whatever it is), and for God’s holy word to be honored, taught and obeyed. Pray for pastors to come clean and bring any hidden things into the light. Pray for boldness about sin to be preached powerfully from the pulpit through humble pure vessels. Thank the Lord that “if we confess our sins, He is faithful and just and will forgive us our sins and purify us from all unrighteousness” (1John 1:9). Thank the Lord for His great love that endures forever!