Tuesday, August 6, 2013

Homosexuality - Spiritual AIDS

By Lambert Sands
Marriage Mechanics Ministries

Several days ago, national media organizations carried a breaking news story of the changing position of the Roman Catholic Church toward homosexuality. Whereas, it was nothing more than an embellishment of impromptu and ill-advised remarks made by the Pope, it showcased the ambition and drive of the homosexual agenda to promote the acceptance of the vile and heinous sin of homosexuality throughout the world.

Without doubt, recently, there has been an avalanche of homosexual stories in the media. Many of the stories are exaggerations, misinformation, and sometime very morbid and crude untruths meant to show homosexuality as a natural and viable lifestyle. People are told homosexuality can be found among various species of animals, so humans, being primates, are perfectly normal if they are homosexuals. Professional players are being reprimanded for inappropriate homosexual comments. Then, the wife of President of the United States, called a homosexual person to congratulate him for “coming out” or openly letting everyone know that he was a homosexual, and the list goes on.

Sadly, most people are not even aware of impact and the significance of this torrent of homosexual information passed on as being normal and innocuous. The media, especially in America and the UK, show a decided bias never allowing stories about the opposite point of view to be told or showcased (I guess it would be considered hate speech or some form of phobia). Thus, the avalanche continues unabated, with younger people and a new generation who have no fundamental religious upbringing or teaching, destined to accept and embrace homosexual doctrine. They are unsuspectingly being infected with the spiritual HIV virus.

During the 1980s was our first encounter with the dreaded HIV virus which struck first at the homosexual community. The virus immobilizes and destroys the human immune system. The resulting condition and disease is called AIDS, Acquired Immune Deficiency Syndrome. The disease doesn’t kill you; however, it leaves the body defenseless to the ravages of all other diseases including the common cold. People who contracted AIDS during the 1980s died quick and untimely deaths causing much fear and trepidation among various communities.

Similarly and spiritually, homosexuality has the appearance of toleration; live and let live: and we have a right as consenting adults to do whatever we desire; but it’s a mirage and teaser for greater and more profound wickedness and debauchery leading to the end of civilization. Male and female represent the foundation of civilization. If we recognize and accept a man pretending to be a woman or a woman pretending to be a man as normal, we then endorse Satan’s greatest and most vile deception…isn’t it a deception for someone to pretend to be something that they are not???? Like Satan pretends to be God??? You see, if you accept homosexuality, a man having sexual relations with another man or a woman having sexual relations with another woman, then, what about polygamy; what about bestiality (apparently now on the rise), what about lowering the age of sexual consent; what about a man and his daughter, mother and son; and the devilish list can go on? Evil then multiplies exponentially, thus, the “AIDS” effect of homosexuality. Wow!

My friend, homosexuality is not a new phenomenon. It’s an old, very old perverse sin and spiritual disease that led to the utter destruction of Sodom and Gomorrah. This is true! This is real! This has happened! “And turning the cities of Sodom and Gomorrha into ashes condemned them with an overthrow, making them an ensample unto those that after should live ungodly; And delivered just Lot, vexed with the filthy conversation of the wicked: (For that righteous man dwelling among them, in seeing and hearing, vexed his righteous soul from day to day with their unlawful deeds;)” (2 Peter 2:6-8)

We, the human race, are known for this one thing: repeating mistakes! We love doing the same things over and over again hoping for a different result. We get smart; we invent stuff; we feel enlightened; we have money; then, we become prideful and stupid. “Professing themselves to be wise, they became fools, …For this cause God gave them up unto vile affections: for even their women did change the natural use into that which is against nature: And likewise also the men, leaving the natural use of the woman, burned in their lust one toward another; men with men working that which is unseemly, and receiving in themselves that recompence of their error which was meet. And even as they did not like to retain God in their knowledge, God gave them over to a reprobate mind, to do those things which are not convenient;” ( Romans 1:26-28)

Then, God has to step in and clean it all up like Sodom and Gomorrah and in Noah’s time. “And as it was in the days of Noe, so shall it be also in the days of the Son of man. They did eat, they drank, they married wives, they were given in marriage, until the day that Noe entered into the ark, and the flood came, and destroyed them all.” (Luke 17:26-27) “Likewise also as it was in the days of Lot; they did eat, they drank, they bought, they sold, they planted, they builded; But the same day that Lot went out of Sodom it rained fire and brimstone from heaven, and destroyed them all. Even thus shall it be in the day when the Son of man is revealed.” (Luke 17:28-30)

Homosexuality signals judgment! We are headed in this direction with-I may add-speed! The Lord continues to warn us, especially the spiritual leaders in America and the western world who love to point fingers at the government to create a smokescreen for their own wickedness. You see, if there is no revival, and the Church of the Lord Jesus Christ does not travail in prayer and revival, the Lord himself will judge. This generation will not pass away until everything is fulfilled. That means dire judgment!!! Remember Sodom and Gomorrah! Remember Noah! Lot waited until it was too late before running around like a chicken with his head chopped off telling everyone about the impending doom. The present church is no different. Living lavishly in the present world, we are that Laodicea church, rich in goods and believe we have need of nothing. (no real evangelism) (Revelations 3:14-22) Yet, we are divorced, selfish, self-centered and without spiritual illumination. God help us!!

We are the light of the world. We are the salt of the earth. We have a job to tell our neighbors about the Living Christ and the God who can save any one. We are to share God’s love with the world. Before my wife passed away, she did this: There was a young man who was a homosexual that worked at a large department store where I live. When we visited the store, he seemed to vault his homosexual behavior. He would throw his hips. He would act real feminine and the like. One day, my wife witnessed to him telling him about the love of Jesus and praying with him. About two weeks later, when I visited the store, he ran up to me to tell me about his new found relationship with Jesus Christ. He was simply ecstatic! He didn't have religion, no, he had a real relationship with the man called Christ! He recounted to me how he found Christ and his new devotion to witnessing and telling others about Christ. God is still in the saving business…let’s get busy and put a stop to the AIDS disease!

Lambert Sands