Here’s a recent example: Radical pro-abortionist and false teacher Chuck “Jesus is not the only way” Currie took a break from taking little girls to gay pride parades to use his church to mock God Romans 1-style (V. 32 – . . .they not only continue to do these very things but also approve of those who practice them.).
First, to state what will be obvious to people who don’t mock God and common sense, same-sex unions are not equal to real marriage. By nature and design they can’t produce the next generation and they can’t provide a mother and a father to a child. And they don’t meet the timeless definition of marriage: A union of a man and a woman.
I am not making this up: These pagans actually have a pre-LGBTQX pride parade “worship” service, where they are worshiping the god of this world and themselves.
Here are more examples of his blasphemy, via Marriage Equality Campaign In Oregon Kicks Off At Sunnyside Church.
Homosexuality is not a sin but bigotry and discrimination are.
Homosexual behavior is indeed a sin. The Bible couldn’t be more clear. Bible-believing Christians and even two out of the three types of pro-gay people* (religious or not) can see these truths:
- 100% of the verses addressing homosexual behavior denounce it as sin in the clearest and strongest possible terms.
- 100% of the verses referring to God’s ideal for marriage involve one man and one woman.
- 100% of the verses referencing parenting involve moms and dads with unique roles (or at least a set of male and female parents guiding the children).
- 0% of 31,173 Bible verses refer to homosexual behavior in a positive or even benign way or even hint at the acceptability of homosexual unions.
Chuck & Co. meet the definition of bigotry far better than any authentic Christian: big·ot – noun – a person who is utterly intolerant of any differing creed, belief, or opinion.
And did you notice how Chuck must also consider Muslims to be bigots? Hey, why doesn’t he call them out specifically?
Holy Scripture is used to deny gays and lesbians the most basic of civil rights protection in many communities, including employment protections, but such use of Scripture is theological malpractice.
How ironic to hear the judgmental term “theological malpractice” from a “reverend” who says Jesus is not the only way to salvation (he is so lacking in biblical knowledge that he didn’t know the Bible teaches that over 100 times — he thought it was just John 14:6 and he insisted that John didn’t belong in the Bible!).
Just a generation ago people used the Bible to oppose inter-racial marriages in the United States.
Those people got the Bible wrong, just like Chuck is doing today. Skin color is morally neutral. Sexual behavior is not.
Today the same theological arguments are employed to oppose marriage equality for gays and lesbians.
No, those aren’t the same arguments at all.
But Jesus never spoke of this issue.
The wolf tips his hand again. Chuck doesn’t believe that Jesus is divine, so he thinks he can dismiss the entire Bible. But it all turned out exactly as Jesus wanted it to, and even the “red letters” are on record with him approving of all the Old Testament.
And the “Jesus never said anything” argument fails on many, many levels. Short version: Arguing from silence is a logical fallacy, Jesus is God and part of the Trinity that inspired all scripture, He supported the Old Testament law to the last letter, the “red letters” weren’t silent on these topics in the sense that they reiterated what marriage and murder were, He emphasized many other important issues that these liberal theologians completely ignore (Hell, his divinity, his exclusivity, etc.), He was equally “silent” on issues that these folks treat as having the utmost importance (capital punishment, war, welfare, universal health care, taxpayer-funded abortions, etc.), He didn’t specifically mention child abuse and other obvious sins though that wouldn’t justify them, and homosexual behavior simply wasn’t a hot topic for 1st century Jews. And Jesus never said anything about the “sin” of criticizing homosexual behavior, so it must be OK!
What he did command was that we love our neighbor as we love God. Legal discrimination against gays and lesbians is not consistent with the teachings of Jesus.
If you love God you won’t teach the opposite of what He commanded. If you love your neighbors you won’t encourage them to participate in spiritually, emotionally and physically destructive behaviors. Those advancing the concept of “marriage equality” love the world and themselves more than they love God and their neighbors.
It isn’t discrimination to point out that “same-sex marriage” is an oxymoron that doesn’t require the government to sanction their relationships.
Run, don’t walk, from any false teachers playing the “marriage quality” card. They are ravenous wolves. And like Chuck, they don’t just mock God on this topic. They deny the exclusivity and divinity of Jesus, they are radically pro-abortion, they deny the authority of scripture, and more.
Study the Bible and encourage others to do the same. These fakes would have been run out of churches a long time ago if people actually read the Bible for themselves. But they trust people like Chuck to tell them the truth!
* 1. “The Bible says homosexuality is wrong but it isn’t the word of God” (obviously non-Christians) 2. “The Bible says it is wrong but God changed his mind” (only about 10 things wrong with that) 3. “The Bible is the word of God but you are just misunderstanding it” (Uh, no, not really.)