Monday, June 29, 2009

Biblical Fallacies of Pro-Gay Theology

Neil of Eternity Matters blog has an excellent post up entitled, "The Sin of Sodom."


The sin that resulted in the destruction of Sodom & Gomorrah has traditionally been viewed to be homosexuality (hence the term sodomy).

But many pro-gay theology apologists now try to say that it was due to inhospitality or other reasons, but definitely not homosexual behavior. They point to some verses that appear to support their view but ignore many others.

Check out this excellent piece for a thorough analysis supporting the traditional view — Stand to Reason: What was the Sin of Sodom and Gomorrah?

Piecing together the biblical evidence gives us a picture of Sodom’s offense. The sin of Sodom and Gomorrah was some kind of activity—a grave, ongoing, lawless, sensuous activity—that Lot saw and heard and that tormented him as he witnessed it day after day. It was an activity in which the inhabitants indulged the flesh in corrupt desires by going after strange flesh, ultimately bringing upon them the most extensive judgment anywhere in the Bible outside of the book of Revelation.

Here’s an example of the flawed theologically liberal reasoning. Some claim that the punishment was because the men of Sodom tried to rape the angels in attendance, but that doesn’t make sense.

Was the city destroyed because the men of Sodom tried to rape the angels? The answer is obviously no. God’s judgment could not have been for the rapacious attempt itself because His decision to destroy the cities was made days before the encounter (see Genesis 18:20). Further, Peter makes it clear that the wicked activity was ongoing (”day after day”), not a one-time incident. The outcry had already been going up to God for some time.

The inhospitality claim also falls flat.

. . . are we to believe that God annihilated two whole cities because they had bad manners, even granting that such manners were much more important then than now? There’s no textual evidence that inhospitality was a capital crime. However, homosexuality was punishable by death in Israel (Leviticus 18:22, 20:13). Does God ignore the capital crime, yet level two entire cities for a wrong that is not listed anywhere as a serious offense?

Read the whole article and bookmark it for the inevitable objections you’ll get from theological liberals. It is a great example of how to properly analyze biblical texts, and especially so for controversial or difficult passages.

Also see Responding to Pro-Gay Theology, which addresses the most common biblical fallacies of the movement. /quote


At Neil's blog, I told him that this is an excellent analysis! I am so grateful that he shared it.

Greg Koukl of Stand to Reason is one of the best Christian apologists of our day.

More and more “pastors” are (unfortunately) buying into the “church” gay activist rhetoric – to the detriment of their own congregations.

I have good friends who are attending a church that did absolutely nothing to help pass Prop. 8 here in California. In the past, I attended several Bible studies there However, while participating in discussion that arose during study time, I noticed that when I brought up the dangers of the homosexual indoctrination issues going on in the schools and expressed the opinion that the gay “marriage” push was something to fight against, the leaders of the study (and some of the attendees) gave me the cold shoulder.

So, years later, when I observed that they didn’t join Pastor Miles McPherson, Dr. David Jeremiah, Pastor Shawn Mitchell and several others in the fight to pass Prop. 8, I knew that they were in the liberal boat along with so many others. What a shame!! I wanted to be a member of that church but that certainly turned me off.

What is also very disturbing is the fact that the church appeared to be very biblically oriented! But on this subject? Silence. Or, more like complicity. I'm not sure what the church's pastor was thinking, but to not get involved in one of the most important moral issues of present day Christian faith is quite disappointing. I would even go so far as to state that it was a sin of omission.

Jesus told us that the signs of his coming would be as "in the days of Lot," and as "in the days of Noah." Please read my previous posts with analysis on why Jesus likened the rise of violence and the increase of immorality (and the sin of Sodom - homosexuality) as signs of his return for his Church.

The Times of the Signs: The Days of Lot

Jesus Said: As in the Days of Noah

The Days of Noah Are Here

Controversy Over Homosexual Behavior Affirming Clergy

Also, read about how the secular culture is bombarding our youth with homosexual indoctrination:

It's About Manipulation

Caught Up In a Lie

Striving for Truth Against Deception

Queer Theology Exposed

Jesus Never Said?

Hat Tip: Eternity Matters

Wednesday, June 24, 2009

Redeeming the Rainbow

Received an email this evening from MassResistance. Scott Lively has written and released a free online book entitled, Redeeming the Rainbow: A Christian Response to the 'Gay' Agenda

I have not started reading this book yet, but I have read many excellent commentaries and articles written by Scott Lively over the years at his "Abiding Truth Ministries" site. I first learned about Dr. Lively's efforts to combat homosexual indoctrination in schools when the infamous "Fistgate" controversy occurred in Massachusetts several years ago.

This book reveals 20 years of experience that Dr. Lively has gained in fighting against the radical homosexual agenda.

You can go to the link and download the entire 232-page book (PDF format), or, download individual chapters (PDF format).

Please feel free to post comments about the book. I plan to read it over the next few days.

Right now, I am reading Glenn Beck's book - Common Sense. The first few pages are already awesome!

A Good Question

Randy Thomasson of asks:
Who will be the next governor of California? And where are the candidates on marriage licenses and marriage rights? does not support or oppose candidates for public office, and provides the following information solely for educational purposes.

Los Angeles Mayor Antonio Villaraigosa, the former head of the ACLU of Southern California, former Speaker of the California Assembly, and former husband before his wife divorced him over his chronic adultery, says he won't run for Governor of California in 2010.

You might remember last year when Villaraigosa blasphemied Jesus Christ by publicly claiming that the Savior supports homosexual "marriages."

This leaves two top contenders for the Democratic nomination: California Attorney General and former governor Jerry Brown vs. San Francisco Mayor Gavin Newsom.

On the subject of respecting marriage for a man and a woman, Newsom was reelected mayor in 2007 despite his affair with a married woman. More than any mayor in the state or nation, Newsom has led the charge for homosexual "marriages" in the courts, the law and the culture.

What about the other candidates? Jerry Brown also supports homosexual "marriages," trying to strike down Prop. 8 at the California Supreme Court, and now calling for Prop. 8 to be struck down in federal court.

On the Republican side, major contenders Steve Poizner and Meg Whitman both say they voted yes on Prop. 8. Poizner also says he's "fine with domestic partnerships and all." And Whitman says she supports the court validating 18,000 homosexual "marriages," and also supports homosexual adoptions and homosexual "civil unions" with all the rights of married spouses.

Second-rung Republican contenders include former congressman and state senator Tom Campbell, who has been a prominate voice in favor of homosexual "marriages" and against Prop. 8. Another possible Republican candidate is Ventura County supervisor Peter Foy, who supports marriage licenses and marriage rights for only a man and a woman.

Given that 52.3% of California voters said marriage should only be between "a man and a woman" last November, will they remain consistent on this point when voting for their next governor? It's a serious, valid question, given that the next governor will likely sign or veto homosexual "marriage" legislation.

But Israel has rejected what is good;
an enemy will pursue him.
They set up kings without my consent;
they choose princes without my approval.
With their silver and gold
they make idols for themselves
to their own destruction.
Hat Tip: Randy Thomasson of SaveCalifornia via email

Wednesday, June 10, 2009

Gay Activist Haters & Cohorts Finally Got Their Way

Why am I not surprised about this? Because the endless, relentless attacks against Miss California, Carrie Prejean, would not end until the gay activist haters and their cohorts got their way and had her dethroned.

Miss California USA Prejean dethroned.

However, they have no power over her steadfast relationship with Jesus Christ as her Lord and Savior. Her eternal crown of life cannot be taken away from her. It is, indeed, worth far more than any earthly pageant crown.

Those who have rejected Christ are the eternal losers.

All of those meanspirited people who are now celebrating Prejean's loss of the Miss California title should be aware of what Jesus warned them about "losing [their] own soul":

Mat 16:26 For what is a man profited, if he shall gain the whole world, and lose his own soul? or what shall a man give in exchange for his soul?

Mar 8:36 For what shall it profit a man, if he shall gain the whole world, and lose his own soul?