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)

A Practicing Homosexual Overseeing Episcopal Churches

Gaining more strength the deeper that corrupt Contemplative Spirituality/Mysticism penetrates mainstream evangelicalism, you need to understand that there’s a very dark and threatening same-sex storm—now rapidly approaching hurricane force—looming just off the coast of your own local church.

This is a bit of a follow up to the Apprising Ministries piece “Outlaw Preacher” Jay Bakker Shills For “Gay Bishop” Gene Robinson where I showed you gay-affirming “pastor” Jay Bakker put out the tweet below:

(Online source)

The link takes us to the HuffPost piece by Gene Robinson called How Religion Is Killing Our Most Vulnerable Youth. Previously in Actively-Gay “Bishop” Gene Robinson Same-Sex Acts Only Unnatural For Non-Gays I gave you a little biblical perspective, Gene Robinson is the overseer of Episopal churches in New Hamphire, where I was raised and currently reside. I also covered an article called Gene Robinson: Same-sex acts unnatural for heterosexuals, which Christian Today (CT) carried in their World News section; its author Eric Young tells us a bit about this so-called“Bishop” Gene Robinson:

who was married and has two daughters, divorced his wife and is now involved in a homosexual relationship. He currently serves as the ninth bishop of the Diocese of New Hampshire in The Episcopal Church.  (Online source)

As I said before, in the real world of the historic orthodox Christian faith, someone who’s unrepentantly “involved in a homosexual relationship” would be disqualified from being in Christian ministry. However, in our our postmodern Wonderland of Humpty Dumpty language today what Gene Robinson dreams actually makes “world news.” Ok, concerning Robinson’s HuffPost piece, which went online yesterday, he begins by weighing in what I covered in Doug Pagitt And Homosexual Sin when I pointed out that we are well aware of “the recent rash of homosexual-related teen suicides throughout the nation,” as my friend Linda Harvey recently pointed out in Is ‘gay’ agenda to blame for teen suicides? 

I also went on record telling you that, of course, this is awful; and furthermore I know firsthand what it feels like, as well as what happens when someone commits suicide, because one of my younger brothers took his life in a grizzly way just this past summer. So I do find some agreement with Robinson as he begins: 

An increasingly popular bumper sticker reads, “Guns Don’t Kill People — RELIGION Kills People!” In light of recent events I would add religion kills young people: gay, lesbian, bisexual, and transgender young people.

Perhaps not directly, though. And religion is certainly not the only source of anti-gay sentiment in the culture. But it’s hard to deny that religious voices denouncing LGBT people contribute to the atmosphere in which violence against LGBT people and bullying of LGBT youth can flourish. (Online source)

There is an element of truth that there are many mean and ignorant voices, some of which are religious. They do contribute to an atmosphere in which violence can flourish against people groups they successfully marginalize; in other words, it’s bad but certainly not limited simply to LGBT people. I also think it’s tragic these people took their lives. In addition, it’s deplorable to be mean to anyone, whether they be homosexual or not; but the genuine Christian faith has exactly zero to with encouraging such treatment of anyone. However, this is precisely what Robinson attempts to portray when he says:

With humility and heartfelt repentance I assert that religion — and its general rejection of homosexuality — plays a crucial role in this crisis. On the one hand, Religious Right hatemongers and crazies are spewing all sorts of venom and condemnation, all in the name of a loving God. (Online source)

Christians Are Not The Ones Responsible For The Hateful Comments Of The Religious

What needs to be understood here is those of us who’ve responded to the Gospel of repentance and the forgiveness of sins in Jesus’ Name, and who’ve been saved by God grace alone, through faith alone, in the finished work of Christ on the Cross alone, are Christians having been brought into right relationship with God. Therefore, we are no longer religious e.g. such as someone like Gene Robinson; or that largely Biblically illiterate bunch of antinomians in the sinfully ecumenical neo-liberal cult of the Emerging Church, headed by Jay Bakker, who’ve crowned themselves Outlaw Preachers. The Christian rejects the deviant and sinful lifestyle of having sexual relations with another of the same sex, i.e homosexuality, because it is clearly condemned in the Bible.

Try as they may, not even a master Bible-twister extraordinare the likes of a Rick Warren with his elastic orthodoxy and Play-Doh Bible, can bend the Scriptures enough to say otherwise. While I would also condemn the conduct of “hatemongers and crazies” who would “spew all sorts of venom and condemnation” at precious LGBT people, for whom Christ died, the fact remains it was our “loving God” Himself Who informs us through His inspired Apostle Paul of the opening text above. No way around it: Only those who are repentant of their of their sin will inherit the kingdom of God. The problem for men like Gene Robinson is they don’t know God; consider the following from Dr. John MacArthur:

You have seen a very clear illustration of [an apostate] in the ordination of the Episcopalian Bishop [Eugene] Robinson who is a blatant and outspoken homosexual who is a licentious, lascivious, ungodly man denying our only Master and Lord Jesus Christ who has come into the church, the unwitting, stupid and ignorant visible church has ordained him to Christian ministry. And he is a man marked out for condemnation by God.

Not everybody in the visible church is as blatant as that. That’s fairly easy to spot. It’s the subtleties that we sometimes miss. It’s the nuances on the person of God, or the person of Christ, or the gospel that we can’t really discern because the church has such a deficient immune system. (Online source)

What Dr. MacArthur just said is not hateful; it is true, and he is commended for being willing to teach you what Jude 4 means when we read — For certain people have crept in unnoticed who long ago were designated for this condemnation, ungodly people, who pervert the grace of our God into sensuality and deny our only Master and Lord, Jesus Christ. I happen to love Gene Robinson enough to tell him the truth; and I can’t help it that I live in such a time of timid tolerance that I sound harsh, Lord willing, Robinson will repent and we’ll chat about it one day in Heaven. Until then, as long as the Lord sustains me, men like Robinson and Bakker can count on my opposing them every step of the way as these apostates and their evil ilk keep advancing into the apostatizing church visible.

Being he’s a universalist, we understand why Robinson would be confused when he says, “Just as many gay kids grow up in these conservative denominations as any other,” and is including “Roman Catholic, Mormon, and other conservative religious households.” For someone like Robinson everyone is a child of God so he doesn’t recognize that it’s quite understandable that, not being Christian, the apostate Roman Catholic Church and the non-Christian cult of the Mormon Church would have unregenerate sinners acting like sinner do. No Christian in right relationship with God in Christ is saying that individual LGBT people themselves “are an abomination before God”; we are quoting the loving God Himself when we say their sexual activity with a member of the same sex is an abomination (cf. Leviticus 18:22), which because it will always be outside the marriage covenant is a sin of sexual immorality.

It is enlightening however when Robinson shares:

Some progressive religious groups — the United Church of Christ, Unitarians, Metropolitan Community Church — have long been advocates for LGBT people. The Evangelical Lutheran Church of America has recently made great strides in welcoming gay clergy. And my own Episcopal Church has put itself at great risk on behalf of full inclusion of LGBT people in electing two openly gay priests to be bishops. (Online source)

What a sad legacy for the United Church of Christ and the ELCA; and yes Mr. Robinson, your Episcopal Church did put itself at risk when it turned its back upon God, as well as when it began lying to, and withholding His Gospel from, LGBT people. Robinson then goes on to dream:

As good Christians and Jews we must work to change the religious thinking, rhetoric, and practice that communicates to our LGBT children that they are despised by their Creator. (Online source)

But you, sir, are not a Christian in the first place; you need to fall upon your knees, pray God will grant you repentance, cry out for His mercy, and renounce your sinful lifestyle by finally believing His Gospel; before it’s too late. You, sir, need to understand that while God does love human beings, all of those who have never been regenerated are ALREADY under the wrath of God (cf. John 3:36). No amount of lying and wishful thinking will alter one jot or tittle of God’s Word. The truth remains that men like Gene Robinson, and his minion Jay Bakker, are the ones leaving these precious LGBT people locked away in the chains and darkness of their own personal prison cell of sin. As such, here I am going to offer that the hateful ones are, in actuality, those who practice this kind of evil homopression of the LGBT community.

In closing this, for now, let me ask you a question: If you don’t believe these people practicing this sinful lifestyle are lost, then why even bother calling yourself a Christian in the first place?

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