Wilt Thou Also Destroy the Righteous With the Wicked?

This question was asked by Abraham of the men who came to him to tell him that God had had the course with Sodom and Gomorrah and was going to destroy the city. (Genesis 18:23)  Today, those who are pushing the homoosexual agenda have made their effort to now destroy the Christian position of marriage in churches, ministries and the public.  They are not content with civil unions, they want the right to marry.  Any time the church opposes such position, the church is labeled as being ‘anti-homosexual’, ‘bigoted’, ‘hateful’ or ‘stupid’.  They say that churches need to have a more open minded approach to homosexuality and to same-sex marriage.  But how does the church turn its back on the Word of God?

The Bible indicates that “Therefore shall a man leave his father and his mother, and shall cleave unto his wife: and they shall be one flesh.”  Genesis 2:24.  Leviticus 20:13 notes “If a man also lie with mankind, as he lieth with a woman, both of them have committed an abomination: they shall surely be put to death; their blood shall be upon them.”  Jesus when speaking of divorce noted “And he answered and said to them, Have ye not read that he which made them at the beginning made them male and female, and said, For this cause shall a man leave father and mother, and shall cleave to his wife: and they twain shall be one flesh? Wherefore they are no more twain, but one flesh.  What therefore God hath joined together, let not man put asunder.” Matthew 19:4-6.  It seems clear that Jesus considered the definition of marriage as the joining together of a male and a female in both a covenental and a physical sexual bond in which they are considered by God to be of ‘one flesh’.  With this as a basis for the church view of marriage, how is the church to step away from what is the word of God? 

Jesus said “Think not that I am come to destroy the law, or the prophets: I am not come to destroy, but to fulfil. For verily I say unto you, Till heaven and earth pass, one jot or one tittle shall in no wise pass from the law, till all be filfilled.  Whosoever therfore shall break one of these least commandments, and shall teach men so, he shall be called the least in the kingdom of heaven: but whosoever shall do and teach them, the same shall be called great in the kingdom of heaven.”  Matthew 5:17-19  Obviously, Jesus expected all to fulfill the law of God.  Even though the  courts have struck down most sodomy laws to accomodate the homosexual life style, it does not mean that the church must recognize that conduct as lawful and proper. such conduct is condemned by the Bible.  Regardless of what the government and society say, Peter and John set the standards for Christians to follow, “…..Whether it be right in the sight of God to hearken unto you more than unto God, judge ye. For we cannot but speak the things which we have seen and heard.”  Acts 4:19-20.

Paul made it pretty clear in I Corinthians 6:9, “Know ye not that the unrighteous shall not inherit the kingdom of God?  Be not deceived: neither fornicators, nor idolaters, nor adulterers, nor effeminate, nor abusers of themselves with mankind, ….., shall inherit the kingdom of God.”  The church knows the Truth and should seek to teach the Truth.  Not a watered down version, not a socital friendly version, but hte real Truth as set forth in the Holy Bible.  Paul stated in Romans 1:16-17,  as the church should, “For I am not ashamed of the gospel of Christ: for it is the power of God unto salvation to every one that believeth; to the Jew first, and also the Greek. For therein is the righteousness of God revealed from faith to faith: as it is written, the just shall live by faith.”   If the church is not willing to stand up for what is right in God’s sight and chooses to ignore what is going on in our nation and the attack on the church through the attack on marriage by making not what God sanctioned, the church will be destroyed with the wicked.  “For the wrath of God is revealed from heaven against all ungodliness and unrighteousness of men, who hold the truth in unrighteousness, Because that which may be known of God is manifest in them; for God hath shewed it unto them.” Romans 1:18-19.  The church knows the Truth, speak it

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