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Deception of the Episcopalians
Should the Episcopalians have affirmed the election of an openly gay priest? So what does the Bible actually say about homosexuality?
This week, the Episcopal House of Bishops voted 62 to 43 in favor of Rev. V. Gene Robinson becoming a new bishop in New Hampshire. As you may know, this is the first time in history that a Christian church has deliberately confirmed the election of an openly gay church leader. I will show you, with God’s help, this is proof of the widespread deception among Episcopalians.
First let me remind you of two Biblical quotations:
“'Do not lie with a man as one lies with a woman; that is detestable.”
“Because of this, God gave them over to shameful lusts. Even their women exchanged natural relations for unnatural ones. In the same way the men also abandoned natural relations with women and were inflamed with lust for one another. Men committed indecent acts with other men, and received in themselves the due penalty for their perversion.”
Here we see the Old Testament and the New Testament both condemning the act of homosexuality. Yet, these Biblical words should only reinforce what our conscience already says. If we have truly accepted Jesus Christ as our Savior and the Holy Spirit is inside of us, is there not a voice in each of us which instructs us that marriage is made for a man and a woman? This Voice guides our conscience, and does our conscience not guide us to believe that homosexuality is a sin?
So many Christians, Episcopalians first and foremost, are so content on not offending any one that they are willing to not stand up for the truth. And, God has made it abundantly clear that he takes marriage very seriously. He put man and woman here on earth to be united in love for Him.
Edmund Burke once said, “The only thing necessary for the triumph of evil is for good men to do nothing.” Now, many in this world would tell us that if we Christians oppose homosexuality we would be too judgmental and intolerant. So, in spite of the fact that God has made it clear that homosexuality is a sin in His sight (the only sight that matters), we should let this attack on our Faith go unchallenged?
The Episcopalian Church has fallen into deception. In the coming weeks, ministers will speak in the pulpits of this church and say that the important thing is that the Episcopal Church not let this issue divide it. But I say division accompanied with God’s truth is far better than unity accompanied by deception.
God forgive us and guide us.