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I am the Pastor/Teacher of Rivers of Joy Baptist Church in Minford, Ohio since August 2008.  I am married to Charity since June 14, 1969.  I have four grown children.   Having served in the local church for over forty years as Pastor/Teacher, Asso., Youth Pastor, Minister of Education, Building Upkeep, Camp Director, Sunday School Teacher, etc. Also I have worked in the public place for as many years as I have preached. Charity and her sister are co owner of Union Mills Conf. (Bakery) in West Portsmouth Ohio

Part Two

Scripture clearly teaches that homosexuality is an inhumanity to God. That is offensive to many people today. While homosexuality has been a part of the world’s culture since the beginning of mankind, mankind who have engaged in this practice, have kept their lifestyle in the "closet". Laws in our country have always been to discourage this kind of lifestyle.

Lifestyles of mankind have always run a muck against the normal behavior of man, and laws of our government have tried to bring some kind of control to our behavior. Men have always broken the laws of the government and the laws of God. But they have been considered breaking the Laws.

Now we come into the 21st Century and we are finding ourselves in a culture that no longer calls a muck behavior wrong. There used to be a law that said, divorce was not allowed, there was a time that sex with someone other than your marriage pardner was wrong, there was a time that sex before marriage was wrong. And sex with another of the same gender was wrong. In this 21st Century Culture we are quickly coming to a climate that all the above is now considered a matter of choice.

Today when you speak the truth as Bible-believing Christians see the Word of God, and we speak out against what God considers wrong behavior, the media will say "He is lashing out at him because of his lifestyle." "They are ranting, fussing and fuming, out against the "gay" community,

1 Corinthians 6:9-11 is still in the Bible, (at last count it was still in the KJV, NASV, etc) "or do you not know that the unrighteous will not inherit the kingdom of God? Do not be deceived; neither fornicators, nor idolaters, nor adulterers, nor effeminate (unmanly) nor homosexuals, nor thieves, nor the covetous, nor drunkards, nor revilers (slander) nor swindlers, will inherit the kingdom of God. Such were some of you, but you were washed, but you were sanctified, but you were justified in the name of the Lord Jesus Christ and in the Spirit of our God." (NASB)

Just a note here, please note that Paul said, "such were some of you." Under Divine inspiration Paul reminds those early believers of the fact that outside of God’s redeeming and cleansing grace they would be in the same predicament as those involved in a degenerate life style.
Our culture today is quickly being pulled into an arbitrary way of thinking. If someone really believes they were born with the homosexual genes then they should be accepted as normal sexual lifestyle. The list in I Corinthians contains ten behaviors of sinfulness, and they all have the same results. We all SIN and come short of the Glory of God. It’s God’s Grace that Sanctified us by His GRACE.

In my thinking this issue is impregnable.

Difficult or impossible to overcome or refute successfully; beyond question or criticism; as, an impregnable argument

What God had written down in the Scripture is still today the same. There is this moral relativism in America that is putting today’s current culture above the Scripture. It’s called, I believe, The New Apostle Paul Perspective, which is saying, what Paul was saying in 65 A.D. is not what he would say today.

It’s much like taking today’s cultural belief and putting them into the culture of even twenty- five years ago. I don’t remember ever reading in the News or seeing the Media talk twenty-five years ago about the rights of men and women in their sexual lifestyles.

Christian commentator Gregory Koukl, in a personal essay titled Heterosexism, objects to the medicalization of a moral position:
  • The word homophobia has come to describe any kind of opposition to homosexuality of any sort, but it’s interesting that part of their (homosexuals') goal was to shift the emphasis from what many perceived to be a homosexual problem, away from the homosexual activity itself, and towards the attitude people have about homosexuality... They purposely did this to change the focus of the discussion from the morality of their activity and the social appropriateness of their lifestyle to the attitudinal bias of those who would judge them.
    Koukl, Gregory,"Stand to Reason" (radio program); "Heterosexism".

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