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5/25/2008 ~ God Knows What to do With Sodom


... there will be false teachers among you, who will secretly bring
in destructive heresies, even denying the Lord ... ~ 2nd Peter 2:1-11


Evil = Total Disregard of Godís Will

Woe to those who call evil good, and good evil; Who put darkness for light,
and light for darkness; Who put bitter for sweet, and sweet for bitter!
~ Isaiah 5:20

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God blessed us with the word gay, - a holy word.
Our government now excuses behavior not condoned by God.


... they promise them liberty, they themselves are slaves of corruption; ...
~ 2nd Peter 2:19-22


God does not want politically correct yes men against His word.
Society makes it all too palatable: Partnership, Same-sex marriage,
unions, anti-hate culture, social tolerance.


                                                                              ┌─> This is Godís order.
... a man shall leave his father and mother and be joined to his wife, ...
~ Genesis 2:18-25


... And even as they did not like to retain God in their knowledge, ...
~ Romans 1:26-28


Against God, nature, and self.

... he who commits sexual immorality sins against his own body.
~ 1st Corinthians 6:18


Itís not about coping with what life has dealt but following Godís will.
Would you choose weakness over the strength that
God calls for out of His own special people?


... that He might redeem us from every lawless deed and purify for
Himself His own special people, zealous for good works. ~ Titus 2:11-14


... Him who called you out of darkness into His marvelous light; ...
~ 1st Peter 2:9


~ Itís not gay bashing or homophobia,
Itís about love and sinning against God, nature, and self.


You who love the LORD, hate evil! ... ~ Psalm 97:10

God asks us to hate evil.
There is no love in a violation of Godís order.
Homosexuality is the vile lust of the flesh.
   └─> These people do not know God.


... not in passion of lust, like the Gentiles who do not know God; ...
~ 1st Thessalonians 4:3-8


... they did not glorify Him as God, nor were thankful, but became futile in
their thoughts, and their foolish hearts were darkened. ... ~ Romans 1:18-25

└─> Digressed unthankfully away from the glory of God.               

... the Lord saw that the wickedness of man was great in the earth, and that
every intent of the thoughts of his heart was only evil ... ~ Genesis 6:5


God destroyed the world because of disobedient wicked hearts.

... men with men committing what is shameful, and receiving in themselves
the penalty of their error which was due. ... ~ Romans 1:27

          └─> Assumption is communicable diseases are a result of immoral sexual acts.

~ You have abandoned God - Those that disregard God.

... your iniquities have separated you from your God;
And your sins have hidden His face from you, ... ~ Isaiah 59:1-4


... Sodom and Gomorrah into ashes, condemned them to destruction,
making them an example to those who afterward would live ungodly; ...
~ 2nd Peter 2:6


Righteousness exalts a nation, But sin is a reproach to any people.
~ Proverbs 14:34


Sin is an emergency of indulgence.
                                └─> Eternal destruction in the waiting.

Stay with Christ and God will take care of you.
Stand with man and men-pleasers and Godís facts will judge you.


... not with eyeservice, as men-pleasers, but as bondservants of
Christ, doing the will of God from the heart, with goodwill doing service,
as to the Lord, and not to men, ... ~ Ephesians 6:5-8


Sin is an epidemic, a disease that needs addressing.
God is the cure.
~ We sin because we want to.
We need to follow what God approves.


Homosexuality = Unclean Conduct

Any closet sin is troubling, making it lawful does not reverse itsí turmoil.

... Do not be deceived. Neither fornicators, nor idolaters, nor adulterers,
nor homosexuals, nor sodomites, ... will inherit the kingdom of God.
~ 1st Corinthians 6:9-10


Would you tempt separation from God? Ė This is the kingdom of God.

... you were justified in the name of the Lord Jesus and by the Spirit
of our God. ~ 1st Corinthians 6:11


Repent, Pray.
One chooses to reach for heaven.


... He will convict the world of sin, and of righteousness, and of judgment:
... ~ John 16:7-11


... when a land sins against Me by persistent unfaithfulness,
I will stretch out My hand against it; ... ~ Ezekiel 14:12-14


Truly, it is unsafe to stand against God snubbing His blessings.

... We ought to obey God rather than men." ~ Acts 5:29

Believe
~ A life that meets Godís wants and not our wants.


Donít follow Sodom.
                 




 

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