While the news may be filled with headlines about our culture’s shifting views of sexuality, remember that God has not changed, and never will. His truth remains and so do His requirements for us. “He has shown you, O mortal, what is good. And what does the LORD require of you? To act justly and to love mercy and to walk humbly with your God” (Micah 6:8, NIV).
Jesus died so that heterosexual and homosexual sinners might be saved. Jesus created sexuality, and has a clear will for how it is to be experienced in holiness and joy.
My main reason for writing is not to criticize a political or counter-assault. My reason for writing is to help Christians feel the sorrow of these days. And the magnitude of sin on God and his image in man. As Christians we are not against homesexuals, we are against any sin that restrains people from everlasting joy in God. At this cultural moment it is the practice that is getting all the press. It is a sin that is celebrated and endorsed.
Christians know that we are living in the last days, not only because we see it in the Bible, but because we see the sins that have consumed our world. We acknowledge God’s word and we love His words enough to not collapse under social pressure. We do not deny our own sins but we strive to do better and for forgiveness. We weep over our sins. We don’t celebrate them. We don’t institutionalize them. We turn to Jesus for forgiveness and help. We cry to Jesus, “who delivers us from the wrath to come” (1 Thessalonians 1:10).
At this very moment, we weep for the world, and for our own nation. In the days of Ezekiel, God put a mark of hope “on the foreheads of the men who sigh and groan over all the abominations that are committed in Jerusalem” (Ezekiel 9:4).
I am not writing for political action but for the love in the name of God and compassion for the city of destruction.
“My eyes shed streams of tears, because people do not keep your law.” (Psalm 119:136)