By Brother R. Michel Lankford
It is a sin and a LACK of GENUINE Love to support ANY sin; but most especially something that God calls an ABOMINATION; or supporting a sin that He specifically says WILL NOT inherit the Heavenly Kingdom. That would be like saying that you don’t really care if the person overcomes their sins and if they REALLY make it to Heaven or they don’t. If that be the case, how “LOVING” are you really?! Think about it from YHWH Almighty God’s point of view, and NOT from the FALSE RELIGION of political correctness. How LOVING are you being as YHWH Almighty God defines Love for someone? Think about it. YHWH IS Love, (1 John 4:7-8). Fulfilling HIS definition of what it means to love someone, is the ONLY “LOVE” that is going to count to our credit in the end. Please do not be deceived.
I would hasten to add that it would be a sin That would include not only supporting homosexuality, but also supporting any other kind of sin that would bring a person under judgment and condemnation from God. If I support somebody lying, that would be sinning (e.g Revelation 21:8). I would NOT be loving them, because I would be helping them to continue sinning. I would be helping them to incur God’s wrath and judgment for their sin, instead of encouraging them to turn away from it, and to repent, so that they can be forgiven and would be saved from the judgment of God over that sin. If I support and honor a thief for instance, then that is just as bad as honoring and supporting LGBTQ, or any other wickedness. Supporting ANY sin is a bad thing. You see, there is a component of TRUE Biblical LOVE that people often ignore, (1 Corinthians 13:6) In this Bible verse, (1 Corinthians 13:4-8); love INCLUDES two CRITICAL aspects that people often ignore“it [Love] does not rejoice at wrongdoing, but rejoices with the truth. (1 Corinthians 13:6 ESV)
- True Love MUST NOT Rejoice in or celebrate what God calls wrongdoing.
- True Love MUST rejoice in what God has defined to be the TRUTH.
To LOVE Someone I MUST Rejoice in the TRUTH. So What is the TRUTH?
Genuine LOVE MUST NOT rejoice in or celebrate what God says is wrongdoing. If I rejoice in something that God says is wrong, then I am NOT truly being LOVING, PERIOD. So, any person that rejoices and celebrates what God considers and is called to be sin, is in reality NOT being LOVING at all, from God’s point of view.
So, Is Homosexuality Defined by God’s Word as Wrongdoing?
It is ABSOLUTELY called wrongdoing by God:As It Is Written:“You shall not lie with a male as with a woman; it is an abomination. (Leviticus 18:22 ESV)As It Is Written:“If a man lies with a male as with a woman, both of them have committed an abomination; they shall surely be put to death; their blood is upon them. (Leviticus 20:13 ESV)
As It Is Written:“For this reason God gave them up to dishonorable passions. For their women exchanged natural relations for those that are contrary to nature; and the men likewise gave up natural relations with women and were consumed with passion for one another, men committing shameless acts with men and receiving in themselves the due penalty for their error.(Romans 1:26–27 ESV)
If you look at the passage in context, people craving and having homosexual desires for one another is actually part of a punishment for a society ignoring and rejecting God in the first place, (Romans 1:18-27 for context). It’s supposed to serve as part of an obvious and visible WARNING to a society as a sign that it is heading the WRONG way, that we need to repent as a society and RETURN to YHWH Almighty God and away from sin; before He judges and punishes them.
As It Is Written:“Or do you not know that the unrighteous will not inherit the kingdom of God? Do not be deceived:neither the sexually immoral, nor idolaters, nor adulterers, nor men who practice homosexuality, nor thieves, nor the greedy, nor drunkards, nor revilers, nor swindlers will inherit the kingdom of God.(1 Corinthians 6:9–10 ESV; cf. 1 Timothy 1:10)
Second, if I FAIL to rejoice in what God and His Word identifies to be the TRUTH, then by definition I am also NOT being LOVING in such a case either.Moreover, since God IS Love, (1 John 4:7-8), then HIS definition of LOVE is the ONLY definition that matters, or that truly counts.
In order to truly love someone, I cannot rejoice or celebrate in their wrongdoing, and I MUST rejoice in what God considers and has defined to be the truth. That is included in what it means to truly love someone.If you rejoice in, if you honor, and if you celebrate LGBTQ; You are rejoicing in something that God calls sin, an ABOMINATION. You are honoring and celebrating wrongdoing, which means that you are NOT being LOVING at all. Regardless of how you may, “FEEL,” you are NOT being loving at all, by God’s definition of that term.Moreover, if you are NOT rejoicing in what God has defined to be the truth, (which includes His Laws and His Commandments); then you are not rejoicing in the truth, which also means that you are NOT being LOVING at all in that case.
Moreover, consider this. If you honor, praise, and encourage somebody to do something which God’s Word says will bring His judgment, wrath, and punishment on them; if you don’t help them turn away from it and repent, but you continue to encourage them to do things that will bring God’s punishment on them, then HOW are you truly caring and loving that person?! There is NO WAY, and there is NO CHANCE that such behavior is truly caring about someone and loving a person. You are allowing a sinful world and society to define love, good, and evil for you, instead of using the Almighty Creator’s definitions for critical terms. That is both dangerous and deceptive.
If you truly love someone, you will pray and work for their repentance FROM sin which would bring the judgment and wrath of God. You would not encourage them to continue doing things that will incur God’s punishment upon themselves.I love you, but I will encourage you to continue sinning so that you can incur God’s wrath, judgment and punishment on yourself?!How does that make sense to anybody with genuine love and concern for someone else? The sinful world and society is LYING and DECEIVING to itself. Don’t buy the lie.
As It Is Written:“If I say to the wicked, ‘You shall surely die,’ and you give him no warning, nor speak to warn the wicked from his wicked way, in order to save his life, that wicked person shall die for his iniquity, but his blood I will require at your hand. But if you warn the wicked, and he does not turn from his wickedness, or from his wicked way, he shall die for his iniquity, but you will have delivered your soul.(Ezekiel 3:18–19 ESV cf. Romans 1:32).
From God’s point of view, when we honor, praise, celebrate, and support wickedness, instead of helping people turn away from what God considers to be sin, then we become partly guilty of that wickedness ourselves. Ultimately, how we deal with and respond in situations like this will answer three critical questions about ourselves:
- How much do I really Love and Respect God, His Standards, and His Ways?
- How much do I REALLY Love and Care for this person?
- Does it really matter to me whether this person makes it into God’s Eternal Kingdom, or whether they face God’s eternal Wrath, Judgment, and Punishment over their unrepented sin?
How you choose to deal with ethical issues such as the one that you pose, will do more to answer those 3 questions, then any words you might tell yourself. Please, choose wisely.
As It Is Written:“He who overcomes shall inherit all things, and I will be his God and he shall be My son. But the cowardly, unbelieving, abominable, murderers, sexually immoral, sorcerers, idolaters, and all liars shall have their part in the lake which burns with fire and brimstone, which is the second death.”(Revelation 21:7–8 NKJV)
You are Ultimately Deciding WHO or WHAT You Will Honor and Obey as Being “God” in Your Life
“What you honor and what you obey defines to WHOM or to WHAT you will actually belong. That’s what is really being decided with questions like these. That’s WHY stuff like this matters so much”(Taken from Romans 6:16)
At the ROOT CORE of all discussions such as this one, is a fundamental issue which very few people realize or understand. With any type of issue such as this one, we are actually being confronted with some extremely fundamental questions. People want to ignore this reality, but it is the truth.
- In the end, what we are ultimately deciding is WHO is going to be your God?
- In the end, WHO defines for you; what is good, or what is bad; what is true, or what is false; what is sin, or what is truly righteous? WHOSE definitions for those key terms are you going to use? In the end, WHOSE ultimate authority will you accept?
- Does YHWH Almighty God, and His Word truly make those decisions in your life? How you face issues like this one, that is ultimately the question you are deciding. WHICH one will truly be your God?
- If political correctness, society, and your personal feelings becomes the ultimate dictionary that you use to define what is good, or what is bad; what is true, or what is false; what is sin, or what is righteous, then the sinful world, and political correctness become your god.
- Conversely, IF YHWH Almighty God and His Word truly defines for you what is good, or what is bad; what is true, or what is false; what is sin, or what is truly righteous, and every other crucial matter, then in that case YHWH Almighty God is truly your God. The issue is that basic and that straightforward.
You see, from the biblical point of view, what ever you honor, follow and obey, that is what you truly serve. That is in fact ultimately your god:
As It Is Written:
“Do you not know that if you continually surrender yourselves to anyone to do his will, you are the slaves of him whom you obey, whether that be to sin, which leads to death, or to obedience which leads to righteousness (right doing and right standing with God)?(Romans 6:16 AMP)
So WHO or WHAT will you choose to serve, honor and obey as your “God?”
(See Deuteronomy 30:15-20; 1 Kings 18:21; Joshua 24:15; Psalm 100:3)
May Abba YHWH Almighty God give us Grace to truly overcome, and not to support wickedness, so that we may inherit all things, and He will count us as Children of the Most High. Omein.