Do We Have the Story Right?

Homosexual marriage has been approved by the Supreme Court, and Christians are in an uproar. Every time there’s a disaster, certain religious leaders blame it on homosexuality. Some compare what is goingIMG_0432 on in the United States to Sodom and Gomorrah. They warn that if homosexuality continues, God will destroy us like he did these two cities.

But is homosexuality really why Sodom and Gomorrah was destroyed?

Most people begin the tale at the angels visiting Lot in Sodom. However, the story begins before then, with a meeting between the Lord and Abraham. Begin reading at Genesis 18:20 to get the full story. God warned Abraham that He planned to destroy Sodom and Gomorrah because of the wickedness. However, Abraham tried to intercede for them. In Genesis 18:32, Finally, Abraham said, “Lord, please don’t be angry with me if I speak one more time. Suppose only ten [righteous people] are found there?” And the Lord replied, “Then I will not destroy it for the sake of the ten.”

Did you get that?

God could not find ten righteous people in Sodom or Gomorrah, so he destroyed them. When the story first begins, God was going to annihilate the towns because of wickedness. In the end, He sent disaster upon these cities because of his followers. Or lack thereof. It’s like God destroying Jacksonville, Florida because there aren’t ten true Christians.

Okay, homosexuals might not be living God’s word, but how many Christians actually are? The divorce fifty-shades-of-grey-trilogyrate among church goers is equal to that of non-church goers, porn addiction among men and women (yes erotica is porn) is rampant in the church. There are children born out of wedlock, fornication, drug addiction, and the list goes on.

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Christians need to face the facts. Homosexual marriage is the outcome of Christians not behaving like Christians. – K. Bain

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We are quick to point to the wrongs in the outside world when the decay of morals in this country begins with the church. People attend on Sunday and leave Jesus to keep their seat warm until the next week.work

We tell our children to believe in Jesus, then don’t show them how. We can’t expect our kids to be truthful if we call in sick to work when we really just want a day off.
You want to save this country? Stop blaming outside forces and look in the mirror. We, as Christians, must live a Christian life. The best way to do this is to read your Bible, and then do, or not do, what God says.

Our actions are speaking louder to God than any homosexual decision by the Supreme Court. And until Christians realize they are the problem, there will never be a solution.

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6 Comments on “Do We Have the Story Right?

  1. The problem with this post (and it’s not the first thing I’ve read along these lines recently) is that while it is absolutely true that heterosexuals are sinners just like homosexuals that doesn’t in any way address whether homosexuality (in terms of behaviour and willful thoughts – not in terms of an unwilled or undesired “orientation”) is itself sinful or not.

    The problem with homosexuality in our culture isn’t that homosexuals are going about sinning in our midst, obviously sin is a big problem, but equally obviously it’s a problem best addressed internally, when it comes to personal sin obviously we’ve all go our own planks in our eyes to deal with.

    But that’s not what bothers people – it’s the social sanction, the approval of homosexuality. It’s the fact that people are not aware that homosexuality (in the sense mentioned above) is a sin.

    If I were to tell someone that racism is wrong, no-one would get offended by that or tell me I was being judgemental and unchristian by mentioning the fact. Homosexuality is wrong too. That doesn’t make homosexuals worse people than anyone else – we’re all sinners, but if someone doesn’t even know that their sin is a sin, how are they going to find out if no-one is saying so?

    • Thanks for the comment, Sophia. If you notice, in the blog, I do say homosexuals are not living according to God. However, my point was that if Christians had been living a Godly life, this never would have come to be. We vote for a party instead of a person any more, so Christians are not elected. We need to take responsibility for the fact that we are to blame for what is happening just as much as anyone else.

      • If Adam had been living a Godly life none of this would have happened. If Judas had been living a Godly life… well who knows what would have happened. But now we’re where we are. So where do we go from here?

        You say “look at the Bible” – but a lot of different people have read very different things into the Bible – stake your position, what do you read into it? What should people actually do?

        I live in a country far less Christian than the USA, for me it’s very difficult to envision Christians having an impact on anything at all. That’s something that began before I was born, at a time when most people I know were not yet born. I think the same forces at work here are at work in the USA and as such the whole blame cannot be put on Christians – ceirtainly not the Christians you are likely to meet (being people born long after all this stuff was set in motion). When I read C.S. Lewis, a guy who died decades before I was born, he talks about all the same issues that are around today – and already in his time a nihilistic worldview was predominant – the only thing that temporarily held it back a bit was people’s horror at Nazism which appeared to be a fruit of that worldview, but then the shock subsided and things got back on course. How can an 25 year old Christian be responsible for the fact that all her peers were fed the idea that all morality is subjective at all through their schooling? How can an 18 year old Christian be held responsible for the many millions of pounds spent on promoting a contraceptive mentality to children and adults alike?

        Should I be more Christlike? Oh my word yes! I am the worst example of a Christian you’ll ever find and that’s not hyperbole or false modesty. Would the world be a better place if all Christians were – undoubtably – but how, in the here and now (not the eschaton) how can a rag tag bunch of Christians ever compete with the financial power of Apple, Coca-Cola, Facebook. With the social power of all the major universities, not just in America or the UK but the Western World. With all the large well funded and undemocratic NGO’s like Planned Parenthood and institutions like the European Commission?

        If we had the faith of a mustard seed all this would be easy, but since we don’t?

  2. You can just be one person praying and setting the example. The more we Christians try to be the example, the more others will see that the lifestyle they are living is the wrong one. Good luck to you and your walk.

  3. Just how much do we keep turning our back on the sins against GOD and the world will be spared? My thought for you is gown many country are governed totally by 7-9 people (ours the Superme Court) and do you know any other!

    • Thanks, Jim, for commenting. God will forgive us and protect us, only if we allow Him in this world. But we can’t continue to sin and toss Him out, then expect His protection.

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