Top 5 Most Ignored/Hated Bible Passages of the Religious Left
Posted on January 30 2011 9:00 am
2. Romans 1:26-28, 32
26 This is why God delivered them over to degrading passions. For even their females exchanged natural sexual intercourse for what is unnatural. 27 The males in the same way also left natural sexual intercourse with females and were inflamed in their lust for one another. Males committed shameless acts with males and received in their own persons the appropriate penalty for their perversion. 28 And because they did not think it worthwhile to have God in their knowledge, God delivered them over to a worthless mind to do what is morally wrong…32 they not only do them, but even applaud others who practice them.
All sin is rebellion to God’s commands. And today you are labeled homophobic and a bigot if you say that one of those sins is to live a homosexual lifestyle. Yet in the first chapter of the most detailed book of doctrine in the New Testament we see that homosexuality is a sin. And so the Left must either ignore or explain away this passage.
Some claim that since Romans wasn’t written by Jesus, it simply doesn’t count for doctrine. But a core belief of Christianity is that ALL of scripture is the actual word of God. So the words of Jesus aren’t more God’s word than Romans 1. Of course Jesus did quote Genesis in that a marriage is between a man and woman, so he spoke to the issue too. But the Left hates that Romans 1 is so clear on the homosexual issue.
I add verse 32 for a very good reason. The passage tells us it is a sin to support others practicing sin. Today it has been cool for Christians to ignore the homosexual issue and even be pro gay marriage. The problem is that it is a grievous sin to support anyone doing anything against God’s will. I know people will hate me saying this, but it would be sinful to ever tell someone it’s okay to sin. Christians believe that sin puts us in bondage and drives a wedge between us and God. Why in the world would it be loving for me to want that for someone?
Giving in to homosexual desires is not a worse sin than the much more common sin of premarital sex, but it still is a sin. Writing something like this blog may one day be a hate crime if the Left has their way. But as a Christian I can only relay and am called to believe what the scriptures say. That doesn’t excuse hate toward anyone. Christians above all others should be known for their love for ALL people. And no one that declares hate for a homosexual person should claim to be a Christian. All of us sin, and fall short of the glory of God. We don’t need hate, we need redemption.