By Earl Robertson
It seems now to be the practice of many to rename and glamorize sin into respectability so that it is not sin at all. If the right people give their okay to any sinful practice then it is no sin to engage in it.
Homosexuality – called living “Gay” – is a good example of this. This sin is not new to the human family. People practiced it in the Old Testament and in the New and they were identified as “Sodomites.” This sin was then condemned by the Lord and it is still condemned by Him. Consider these passages: Gen. 19:5-8; Lev. 18:22-25; 20:13; Deut. 23:17; 1 Kgs. 14:24; 15:12; 22:46; 2 Kgs. 23:7; Rom. 1:24-27; 1 Cor. 6:9; 1 Tim. 1:9, 10. If one believes the word of God, these passages should set one in proper perspective relative to sodomy. Calling it “Gay” does not change God’s feeling about it!
Those who live in sodomy disregard all these scriptures. What is even more distressing is the fact that many religious leaders will not commit themselves on this issue! Of what are they afraid? It is not a matter of “human rights” to practice this sin. Yet, this is the area into which the practitioners of this heinous behavior put it. “Righteousness exalteth a nation: but sin is a reproach to any people” (Prov. 14:34).
A homosexual or Sodomite first has no regard for God or His word and his disrespect for man is easily observed. The experience of Lot in his own home convinces one of this truth (Gen. 19). God destroyed Sodom for its “Gay” actions. They walked after the flesh in the lust of uncleanness (2 Pet. 2:10). Peter says that God turned “the cities of Sodom and Gomorrah into ashes condemned them with an overthrow, making them an example unto those that after should live ungodly” (2 Pet. 2:6). Jude says, “Even as Sodom and Gomorrah, and the cities about them in like manner, giving themselves over to fornication, and going after strange flesh, are set forth for an example, suffering the vengeance of eternal fire” (Jude 7).
God delivered righteous Lot, who was sore vexed at the filthy living he had seen (2 Pet. 2:6-10). May He continue the same with us. May the modern Sodomites, like the Corinthians of old, become aware that “abusers of themselves with mankind” will, without repentance, go to hell. Be washed and cleansed (1 Cor. 6:9-11)!
Truth Magazine XXIII: 26, p. 421
June 28, 1979