I find it interesting that, after mentioning in one of my sermons that the Mormons are being persecuted rather than real Christians, I was the recipient of a lengthy message defending the Mormons against “Mainstream Evangelical Pastors.” I found it even more interesting that after I replied to this in a very concise and Biblical way, I have heard absolutely nothing. Indeed the silence is deafening. “Where is the wise man? Where is the scribe? Where is the debater of this age? Has not God made foolish the wisdom of the world?” 1st Corinthians 1:20 It seems that the person who so vigorously defended the undefendable has suddenly been left with nothing to say.
Now I will once again give credit where credit is due. The Mormon Church has taken a strong stand against homosexuality in its support for Prop. 8 in Califorina and they are indeed suffering persecution for their stand against this heinous sin. Their churches have been surrounded by angry homosexuals who ‘demand their rights’ which means they are demanding their right to continue the spread of Aids, just so they can be happy. Who cares about the countless people who have died because of their ‘rights!’
So the Mormons are to be commended for taking a stand. I just want to make this real clear.
But taking a stand against sin does not a Christian Church make! Muslims, who hate and murder those who are not Muslims, they take a strong stand against homosexuality too! Of course you don’t see groups like “Queer Nation’ and others going to Iran to march in their streets do you. No they would be slaughtered wholesale if they attempted such a thing and they know it. So they spend their time peddling their wickedness in the streets of America where certain groups of people have freedom of speech while others are supressed.
And speaking of homosexuals, they even have their own ‘churches’ where they ‘worship’. Surely you have heard of the Metropolitan Tabernacle. But the fact that they go to church does not make them Christians either. And no matter what Newsweek says, homosexuality is not condoned in the Bible in any form. God made man and woman and in Mt 19:5 Jesus Himself said, ‘FOR THIS REASON A MAN SHALL LEAVE HIS FATHER AND MOTHER AND BE JOINED TO HIS WIFE, AND THE TWO SHALL BECOME ONE FLESH’!
Newsweek says that homosexuality is not condemned in the bible so lets see if there is any evidence to back up that statement. First I want you to look at Romans 1:26 In this chapter, Paul is describing the downward spiral of sin where first men deny God and surpress the truth in unrighteousness. And it finally ends up in the ultimate perversion; homosexuality. Paul states; “For this cause God gave them up unto vile affections: (Vile affections? That doesn’t sound like a good thing. The dictionary definition for the word vile is “despicable: morally reprehensible.” So God gave them up unto vile affections. what form did they take? The first thing listed is lesbianism…for even their women did change the natural use into that which is against nature: And then we see homosexualism…27 And likewise also the men, leaving the natural use of the woman, burned in their lust one toward another; men with men working that which is unseemly, The word unseemly when translated from the Greek literally means deformed. Now the bible tells us that the wages of sin is death and “these people who were exercising thier rights were” receiving in themselves that recompence of their error which was meet.” Hmmm! I wonder what this ‘penalty’ could be? Could we be talking about Aids? I don’t think there is any doubt at all! The wages of sin is death no matter what the sin.
The second example of the bible condemning homosexuality is found in the book of Genesis where God destroys Sodom and Gomorrah. I can hear the protests; “God didn’t destroy Sodom for homosexuality.” Oh really? Then why do the scriptures constantly condemn the ‘Sodomites’ for their sin. Check out Genesis 18 and 19. What do you think the men of Sodom wanted when they came to Lots’ house? In Chapter 18 and verse 4 we read thus: Before they (Lot and his guests) lay down, the men of the city, the men of Sodom, surrounded the house, both young and old, all the people from every quarter; 5 and they called to Lot and said to him, “Where are the men who came to you tonight? Bring them out to us that we may have relations with them.” What do you think they wanted to do? They were burning with the fever of lust; so strong that even when they were struck with blindness they still tried to find the door of Lots house to get at the angels. I think this is clear enough! And the sin perpetrated here is still called sodomy!
And the modern day Sodomites have attacked the Mormon Church, actually entering into the buildings and disrupting their services to ‘defend’ their sinand utter their blasphemies. They are not doing this wickedness in secret but openly, brazenly. But what should we expect when wicked men and women like Pelosi and Ried are in power! With homosexuals like Barney Frank seated in high places of power; sexual preference now has a platform!
So again, I must commend the Mormons for their stand against this vile form of wickedness. They are facing a firestorm because of their willingness to call sin what it is!
But they too are in danger of hellfire for their sin of adding to and taking away from the word of God. I have had dealings with Mormons many times before and when I declare the truth from the word of God they shoot back with their catch all phrase: “well, that verse is not translated correctly.’ This is how cultists always seek to end every argument when you confront them with the truth. And so I’m still waiting for an honest, biblical dialog with any Mormon, or any homosexual for that matter, who wants to look into the word of Truth! Will you come and stand before the mirror of God’s word or will you hide behind platitudes and excuses?
Soli Deo Gloria