Friday, 3 December 2010

Perverted Sexuality - as Seen in the Bible!

Perverted Sexuality - as Seen in the Bible!
(Part 2)

"Don't have sex with a man as one does with a woman.
That is abhorrent” (Leviticus 18:22 The Message)

Welcome back to part 2 of this 5 part series on “The Abnormal Sexual behaviour – of the End Times.”– Today’s article for Truth for the Journey will continue right where we left off concerning homosexuality and all other forms of sexual vice such as incest to bestiality. So as we delve deeper into this subject of homosexuality let us begin with a handful of scriptures that deal openly with this very subject. For instance in Daniel 11:37 many people believe that Daniel spoke about the “antichrist” as being a homo-sexual, “Neither shall he regard the God of his fathers, nor the desire of women...”

Then in the Authorized Version of the Bible, Deut 23:18 says, “Thou shalt not bring the hire of a whore, or the price of a dog, into the house of the LORD thy God for any vow: for even both these are abomination unto the LORD thy God.” The word “dog” used here in the original Hebrew was actually a euphemism for “male prostitute” (as see in Strong’s Hebrew # 3611). In fact during the Old Testament many “temple-prostitutes” existed - both male and female. We see this in particular with The Message translation of the Bible, where it uses the words “sacred-prostitute” and “priest-pimp” instead! “No daughter of Israel is to become a sacred prostitute; and no son of Israel is to become a sacred prostitute. And don't bring the fee of a sacred whore or the earnings of a priest-pimp to the house of GOD, your God, to pay for any vow—they are both an abomination to GOD, your God” (Deut 23:18 - See also 1 Kings 14:24).

It is also true that during the Old Testament there was very little tolerance towards homosexuality as seen here in Lev 20:13 “If a man lies with a male as if he were a woman, both men have committed an offense (something perverse, unnatural, abhorrent, and detestable); they shall surely be put to death; their blood shall be upon them” (AMP). And in Leviticus chapter 18 it talks about all manner of sexual vice, from incest, rape, human sacrifice to even “bestiality” (sex with animals) verse 23 says, “Neither shall you lie with any beast and defile yourself with it; neither shall any woman yield herself to a beast to lie with it; it is confusion, perversion, and degradedly carnal” (AMP). So as we can see quite plainly from this that the bible is not shocked by such behaviour that still exists in today’s world, and as Eccl 1:9 says, “History merely repeats itself. It has all been done before. Nothing under the sun is truly new” (NLT).

According to Derek Prince the city of Sodom was totally “given over” to a brazen, aggressive & violent form of homosexuality. As a respected bible teacher, I would like to bring out some of his remarks here concerning Genesis chapter 19 (vs. 5) where this aggressive form of homosexual behaviour was taking place. “They called to Lot, “Where are the men who came to you tonight? Bring them out to us so that we can have sex with them” (NIV). Now Derek Prince in his book titled: “Prophetic Guide to the End Times – Facing the Future without Fear” expounds this text very well by saying the following: “The name of the city ‘Sodom’ in the English language was applied to a particular form of sexual perversion called ‘sodomy,’ now misnamed as ‘being gay.’” Of the type of homosexuality displayed in Genesis chapter 19 Derek wrote, “This particular version of homosexuality was brazen; it came right out in the open. It made no pretence and offered no concealment. It was not passive; it was aggressive. It went out looking for its victims, searched for them with determination and was prepared to resort to physical violence... it embraced both young and old... ‘all the men from the city – both young and old.’ This city’s male population was apparently totally given over to this brazen, aggressive, violent form of homosexuality... and it ignored accepted standards of behaviour.”

Concerning the real sin of Sodom He goes on to say, “I want to add one important note. Many people think the real sin of Sodom was homosexuality, but that is not what God charges it with... Ezekiel 16, addressed to the city of Jerusalem, compares Jerusalem with Sodom, and this is what the Lord says about Sodom: ‘Look, this was the iniquity of our sister Sodom: she and her daughter [that is, her fellow cities] had pride, fullness of food, and abundance of idleness; neither did she strengthen the hand of the poor and needy’ (vs. 49). There is no mention of homosexuality. I am not saying that God is indifferent toward homosexuality. Far from it. But the basic sins of Sodom were selfishness, carnality, self-indulgence, looking after number one.” Derek concludes by saying, “This is just my opinion, but I believe the Sodom kind of culture will always produce homosexuality. That is why we have so many homosexuals in the world today – because the sins of our day are just like the sins of Sodom: ‘Pride, fullness of food, and abundance of idleness, neither did she strengthen the hand of the poor and needy.’ How well does that describe our contemporary culture? ...We can lament the upsurge of homosexuality, but I believe the Sodom type of culture as described in Ezekiel 16 will always produce homosexuality. Homosexuality is not the root. The root is selfishness, self-indulgence and indifference to others” (Prophetic Guide to the End Times, page 91-93).

Now we will take a brief look at “The Burning Man.” Homosexuality is not new, and as we have seen, has been around since the time of Noah and Lot - well before Jesus walked the earth and it has always been controversial! However for the sake of being “contemporary” here - there are many events that I could randomly point to, that showcase major hatred towards God, extreme self expression, neo-paganism, orgies, sex rituals, new age philosophy, deep humanism, idolatry, occultism, satanic symbolism and the practice of witchcraft, sexual vice on every level (including homosexuality and paedophilia etc), rebellion and hatred for all authority, then little compares with this event that I am about to introduce you to called “The Burning Man.” (The founders of which vehemently oppose the suggestion that it is religious in any way; yet every type of worship occurs there including ancient Egyptian rituals – all except Christianity).

This event takes place each year in the middle of nowhere called, “The Burning Man.” Hidden in the desert miles from anywhere, in Navada Black Roack Desert – where 50,000 plus gather each year to build a pseudo/temporary city – for one week during the “Summer Solstice” (a witchcraft holiday) and whose population explodes each year to house every type of rebellion against God imaginable - in one place, at one time. And some years ago in 2001 a particular Christian named James Whisler went to “The Burning Man” in order to report back what he saw there. (To read his article called “Satan’s Birthday Party” regarding this particular event, just visit the link below). Within his eye-opening article James shows a photograph of one of the “huge” pieces of artwork (with homosexual theme) at the festival – sporting a slogan that read, "No more censorship!! Ban homophobia!!" and "We're not going back into the closet!!" Other art work sported and celebrated sodomy and paedophilia behaviour. http://poweredbychrist.homestead.com/BurningMan.html

Now in finishing I want to add this important consideration. If one perceives that it is within their rights to “express” (or manifest) their sexuality through desiring “same-sex-relations” with either male or female partners; acceptable today as “normal” - then where will this definition of normal stretch to? Take for instance, if another person feels it is their right to express their sexuality through desiring more than one partner (multiple partners) in adulterous affairs – as the argument goes – this too then should be considered normal and no case should be brought against it (perhaps you can already see where I am taking this!)

To take it further still, what if a person feels it is within their right (as some evidently already do) to express their sexuality by having sex with children, by saying “This is the way that I am. It is normal for me...” will this behaviour then automatically become acceptable and considered normal? In a world where there is little restraint – and no accountability - who decides what levels of decency and acceptability to go by? What level of expressionism will they allow it to go to vs. basic human rights (including child protection) Evidently without the bible there is no authentic “guideline” for people to live by. People have become a law unto themselves and everything has become a “free-for-all” including sex – which creates huge potential – not for “freedom” but for “abuse.” After all, the guide lines adhered through the scriptures – are for our “protection” and not for our “stifling.”

In closing it is evident then that there is much more to this subject than just “lets fight the homos” or just “judging everyone” (from a Church point of view). And in this series we are attempting a somewhat brief look into an extensive and quite volatile topic – that must be looked at in context with its own entirety and not solely based on “homosexuality” – rather “sexuality” as a whole.

If therefore anyone wanted to make a “target-study” of homosexuality and the “homosexual-spirit” then they would also be well advised to study adultery too and the “spirit of adultery!” In essence it is all the same thing; various expressions of sin and the fallen nature of humanity. Why mention adultery? Because as I have pointed out in previous statistics in various articles – it is estimated today that 50% of Pastors marriages will end in divorce; a truly shocking statistic. Divorce one day and back on the TV the next. The realities are just not that easy. The repercussions of divorce are too great. It takes years for full “restoration” to take place, especially where children and congregations are involved.

And this is just in the leadership of the Church. So we have much to “target” ourselves with were sin is concerned - as sin is rampant in the Church not just in the world! In fact wherever there is humanity involved - there will be sin present – which means we must deal with these issues with much humility because evidently we are not immune! “...if a man be overtaken in a fault, ye which are spiritual, restore such a one in the spirit of meekness; considering thyself, lest thou also be tempted (Gal 6:1 KJV).

So stay with us as we continue this series on sexuality and discover deeper still in the next article that “ALL” sexuality (and anything else besides) that is exercised “outside” of Christ – is classed as SIN. As Romans 14:23 says, “...whatsoever is not of faith is sin,” whether sinner or saint!

PRAYER FOR THE DAY
Father keep me from the root of - selfishness, carnality, self-indulgence and from living only to look after the interests of “number one.” Keep me from living a “self-serving” lifestyle that is completely “indifferent” to others and help me to be Christ like in all that I do. Amen.

CONFESSION OF THE DAY
Today I belong to You Father. I am made in Your likeness and in Your image. I am not to be “compared” with anyone else. There is divine order in my life and within my “sexuality.” I procure divine favour up on my “whole” life because I live to please You and to promote Your ways not my own. Amen.

THANK YOU FOR HELPING TO MAKE THIS MINISTRY POSSIBLE!
WE LOVE YOU…!

Motto: ‘God Chooses, then the Spirit Tests, but You Must Respond!’

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