Cris Putnam ~ Same Sex Marriage And The Dividing Line, Part I
Let me share a few words about the abomination of sodomy before we proceed to the seminar. Barack Obama said in 2008 that marriage was intended only for one man and one woman. That is what he espoused in order to get elected before his true colors came out.
Several years ago, I saw an octogenarian couple approach the convention center for the annual Southern Baptist Convention. Judging by their ages, I surmised that this might be one of the last conventions they would be able to attend together. A few gay rights activists approached them and badgered them all the way into the building. I could read the body language from a distance and it said it all. The older couple undoubtedly said “We hate no one. We just believe that homosexuality is a sinful lifestyle and forbidden by God.” But in today’s world, an opinion that counters that of our culture is what is forbidden. The activists were the ones filled with hatred, because Bible believing Christians do not accept their lifestyle. Do not forget that homosexuality was seen as sinful less than a generation ago, when our nation still submitted to Biblical values.
The Evangelical Lutheran Church Of America (ELCA) not only accepts unrepentant homosexuals, but they can also become active ordained ministers. As I write this, the Presbyterian Church (U.S.A.) has likewise just sanctified gay marriages. The good news is that 36,000 black PCUSA churches (representing 6.7 million members) have pulled out of this apostate denomination. My question is what about the white churches?
This all being said, the challenge that I run into as a pastor is not the aforementioned apostasy, but men and women cohabitating together outside of holy wedlock. Our culture has accepted this depravity, and the church seems to prefer to “look the other way” and perhaps hope they will one day decide to marry. There are many scriptures that tell us that any unrepentant fornicator (fornication- any sexual union outside of holy wedlock) will go to hell for eternity. Perhaps the best comprehensive scripture is the following: “Marriage is honourable in all, and the bed undefiled: but whoremongers and adulterers God will judge.” Hebrews 13:4 The Bible warns us about a great apostasy prior to the Lord’s coming. If this is not it, then I cannot imagine when it will be. The cultural acceptance of depravity is a prominent sign of the soon return of our Lord and Savior Jesus Christ. Pastor Steve
What about tolerance? There is tolerance today for anything immoral or for any perversion. There is absolutely no tolerance for Christians and their beliefs. There is no tolerance for any ideas that are contrary to the imploding culture that we live in. There is indeed tolerance for just about anything else. Emerging Church leader, Rob Bell, accepts the gay lifestyle.
Mark 10:6-9 defines the created order:
Mark 10:6-9 New International Version (NIV)
6 “But at the beginning of creation God ‘made them male and female.’[a] 7 ‘For this reason a man will leave his father and mother and be united to his wife,[b] 8 and the two will become one flesh.’[c] So they are no longer two, but one flesh. 9 Therefore what God has joined together, let no one separate.”
God’s Immutable Moral Character- The following scriptures highlight the abomination of homosexuality: Leviticus 20:13; Romans 1:26-27; I Corinthians 6:8-9; Hebrews 13:4. The Marriage Supper Of The Lamb is the union of Jesus Christ and His Church. It is compared to the union of a man and his wife. Refer to Matthew 22:2 and Revelation 19:6-8.
The Great Apostasy And Falling Away-
The LGB relationships have dominant and passive homosexual partners. The dominant is often called a type A or Alpha. I Corinthians 6:8-9 alludes to this.
Transgender students come to school and say: “I feel like a girl today!” They may use the men’s room tomorrow.
A couple of websites that deal with this theme are 1)afa.net (bigotry map). 2)alliancedefendingfreedom.org
Monism = “Oneism” = All In One = Androgyny. This lifestyle contributes both male and female characteristics. Many rock stars have demonstrated this behavior. People such as David Bowie.
Thomas Horn wrote a book that elucidates on this behavior: “Blood On The Altar.” Another good book highlighting this debauchery is “On The Path Of The Immortals,” by Thomas Horn and Cris Putnam.
Cris Putnam expressed the ridiculousness of the acceptance of this sin through the following rhetorical question. “How many adultery pride parades have you seen?” (The audience roared).