The New American: More than 4,000 pastors in Canada and the United States used their pulpits last Sunday to decry Bill C-4, the Canadian government’s edict declaring “conversion therapy” illegal, with five years in jail for those caught promoting it in any way.
In the bill’s preamble (the bill was rushed through the Canadian Parliament in December with almost no debate before being adopted unanimously), it declared that the traditional view of a person’s sexuality — heterosexuality and the existence of just two sexes, male and female — is a “myth”:
[It’s a] myth that heterosexuality, cisgender [antonym to transgender] identity, and gender expression that conforms to the sex assigned to a person at birth are to be preferred over other sexual orientations.
In other words, Bill C-4 — by government decree — officially declares that God’s word on the matter is a myth, and anyone, not just pastors, who advocates the Biblical view is subject to arrest and jail time. Read More …
Opinion: “Let no man deceive you by any means: for that day shall not come, except there come a falling away first, and that man of sin be revealed, the son of perdition” 2 Thess. 2:3.
Paul was warning his followers against believing false teachers who triggered fears that the Day of the Lord (tribulation) had come and they had missed the rapture (1 Thess. 4:16-17).
Paul gave his followers three events as markers for the judgments of the day of the Lord: apostacy (rebellion), the removal of restraint against lawlessness, and the revealing of the man of lawlessness.
There can be no clearer rebellion than homosexuality. What started out as simply wanting same-sex marriage equality, became a complete re-do of society, and now prison terms for anyone with the courage to speak out.
Paul himself clarified the position for Christians in Romans 1:24-28 calling it ungodliness:
“Therefore God also gave them up to uncleanness, in the lusts of their hearts, to dishonor their bodies among themselves, 25 who exchanged the truth of God for the lie, and worshiped and served the creature rather than the Creator, who is blessed forever. Amen.
26 For this reason God gave them up to vile passions. For even their women exchanged the natural use for what is against nature. 27 Likewise also the men, leaving the natural use of the woman, burned in their lust for one another, men with men committing what is shameful, and receiving in themselves the penalty of their error which was due.
28 And even as they did not like to retain God in their knowledge, God gave them over to a debased mind, to do those things which are not fitting…”
What should be obvious to our neighbor to the north is that God’s word, in both the New Testament and the Old Testament, stands against homosexuality:
“You shall not lie with a male as with a woman. It is an abomination.” Leviticus 18:22
The Hebrew word for abomination tôʿēḇâ is defined:
- disgusting thing, abomination, abominable
- in ritual sense (of unclean food, idols, mixed marriages)
- in ethical sense (of wickedness, etc.)
That word, ‘abomination’, is the battle cry of the progressive left. It makes them blind with rage against the people who believe the Bible is God’s inerrant word.
The Bible and homosexuality cannot exist side by side, and it is just a matter of time until the LGBT lobby bans the Bible in the US and Europe.
“For the mystery of lawlessness is already at work; only He who now restrains will do so until He is taken out of the way” 2 Thess.2:7.
When He (Holy Spirit) is taken out of the way, the church He indwells goes with Him.
See the Blue Letter Bible (.org) for Hebrew and Greek translations HERE