Can you be Gay and A Christian?
Romans 1: The book of Romans is doctrinal, and more or less the ABC’s of the church. It is the first of seven epistles to the churches, which were Romans, Corinthians, Galatians, Ephesians, Phillipians, Colossians and Thessalonians. The epistles are doctrinal and for instruction. God's Word is simple to understand. He hates the homosexual act! – Romans. Chapter 1 declares it. Check it out for yourself!
1 Paul, a servant of Jesus Christ, called to be an apostle, separated unto the gospel of God,
I want you to notice he was “called”, Paul is a fine example of a separation from the worldly. His focus was on pleasing our Father. What have you done this week to please God!
2 (Which he had promised afore by his prophets in the holy scriptures,)
3 Concerning his Son Jesus Christ our Lord, which was made of the seed of David according to the flesh;
concerning the good news, that all people could partake of Jesus Christ,
our Lord. In this is you that have eyes to see and ears to hear the
thing that is pleasing to God and what He finds favor in of the church
that teaches this. (The key of David, and with that there must be an
opposite. With light there was made darkness. For every negative there
must be made a positive.)
4 And declared to be the Son of God with power, according to the spirit of holiness, by the resurrection from the dead:
was more than just a person. By being the Firstfruit raised from the
dead proved He was the Son of God. He brings everyone that chooses,
LIFE. - (Sadly many people are walking around today.... DEAD, without
the truth in them.)
5 By whom we have received grace and apostleship, for obedience to the faith among all nations, for his name:
In other words, through faith in Christ comes all gifts of God.
6 Among whom are ye also the called of Jesus Christ:
Do you wear a cross or go into a building on Sunday and call yourself a Christian, or do you study, speak and live for Christ Jesus Yeshua EVERYDAY?
7 To all that be in Rome,
beloved of God, called to be saints: Grace to you and peace from God our
Father, and the Lord Jesus Christ.
8 First, I thank my God through Jesus Christ for you all, that your faith is spoken of throughout the whole world.
9 For God is my witness, whom I serve with my spirit in the gospel of his Son, that without ceasing I make mention of you always in my prayers;
In other words, I’m praying for you and about you. (What more could any Christian say, then that of what we are to do. Pray for ALL!)
10 Making request, if by any means now at length I might have a prosperous journey by the will of God to come unto you.
Paul had been drawn here. In the book of Acts, Jesus came to him in a dream or vision, telling him directly to be of good cheer because it was intended to send him to Rome. If this Ministry can get ONE person to come to God and come out of the world. It is worth it no matter what. The rest is a bonus.
11 For I long to see you, that I may impart unto you some spiritual gift, to the end ye may be established;
In these times of the end, the best gift anyone can have is the truth. It gives you peace of mind and the ability to overcome the false teachings of the worldly.
12 That is, that I may be comforted together with you by the mutual faith both of you and me.
saying, we’re both going to gain by this. We can help each other. Look
at what The Holy Spirit can do for you, there is no fear and you are
ready for what ever may come. Have that peace of mind by going to God's
Word and having faith in what He does for you.
13 Now I would not have you ignorant, brethren, that oftentimes I purposed to come unto you, (but was let hitherto,) that I might have some fruit among you also, even as among other Gentiles.
will work with everyone to do good things, but if one rejects to doing
good or to the Word of God, move on. Time is short, so don't waste it
14 I am debtor both to the Greeks, and to the Barbarians; both to the wise, and to the unwise.
Paul was sent to all people to teach and warn on all three levels. And we should always be there when someone is in need. Regardless of their belief or look, physically and spiritually.
15 So, as much as in me is, I am ready to preach the gospel to you that are at Rome also.
The Holy Spirit had already told him he was going there, and he felt the Father leading him to the mission that would soon take him there.
16 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 to the Greek.
Paul says, to be able to teach the gospel, I count it as my highest honor. Now I want you to note in the last phrase the expansion here: salvation to everyone that believes and of course he means those who really believe from the heart. See in this that you must believe the WHOLE Word of God and it's for everyone. (John 3:16 is the first part and second is to study to be approved - 2 Tim. 2:15)
17 For therein is the righteousness of God revealed from faith to faith: as it is written, The just shall live by faith.
a sense here, this is faith in Jesus Christ versus the faith in Satan.
In other words, those who live by faith in Jesus Christ can attain
salvation. There are some that live for the wants in life and some that
live for the needs. God will see you get both in His time (IF) you have
faith in Him, not in satan or self.
18 For the wrath of God is revealed from heaven against all ungodliness and unrighteousness of men, who hold the truth in unrighteousness;
want to make God mad, keep doing wrong and for them who have the wisdom
of God in them, yet still don’t follow that path, trouble is coming for
you. Repent and turn from the ways of the world.
19 Because that which may be known of God is manifest in them; for God hath shewed it unto them.
Once you have been shown God's Word, you are held accountable for doing what He says in it.
20 For the invisible things of him from the creation of the world are clearly seen, being understood by the things that are made, even his eternal power and Godhead; so that they are without excuse:
Here, the invisible things are those things hidden from the very foundation of the world. It was made known to them that the Father created this whole world, therefore they are without excuse. If you study, you see the levels of God's word. Milk for the babes or beginners to the first meat - adults, nothing to do with age and the second meat= spiritual. That’s Correct, two meats.
21 Because that, when they knew God, they glorified him not as God, neither were thankful; but became vain in their imaginations, and their foolish heart was darkened.
Couldn't tell you how many I talk to that say they are "Christian" but with their actions, show otherwise. (Whenever is convenient is going to get you into trouble.)
22 Professing themselves to be wise, they became fools,
23 And changed the glory of the uncorruptible God into an image made like to corruptible man, and to birds, and fourfooted beasts, and creeping things.
Some say, "I am Christian" while helping others
to stay in sin. A Christian knows Christ = The Word. They are always
ready to help wake up others to the truth. I say again, THE TRUTH!
24 Wherefore God also gave them up to uncleanness through the lusts of their own hearts, to dishonour their own bodies between themselves:
Our Father isn't gong to force anyone to Him and to the truth and because they didn't want Him, they choose to be evil and use each other in every unclean way. We can get a better fix on this lust of their own hearts by turning to John 8:44. Jesus is speaking to this group and identifies them, saying, “Ye are of your father the devil, and the lusts of your father ye will do.” In other words, you are of your father, the devil, the partaker there even in the Garden of Eden. “He was a murderer from the beginning and abode not in the truth, because there was no truth in him. When he speaketh a lie, he speaketh of his own: for he is a liar and the father of it.” So the lust here is to dishonor their own bodies, between themselves is of the devil, the father of lust.
25 Who changed the truth of God into a lie, and worshipped and served the creature more than the Creator, who is blessed for ever. Amen.
changed the truth of God into a lie, and this began in Genesis 3:4-5.
They worshipped the sun and animals and Satan himself, who said, surely
the day you eat hereof, you’ll become wise, etc. What do you think of first thing in the morning? Is it money, a party, what to drink tonight.
Where is your focus in the day? That is what you worship. There is only
one thing that leads us to life. Christ Jesus!
26 For this cause God gave them up unto vile affections: for even their women did change the natural use into that which is against nature:
course, this is talking about a sexual abuse of the body here. It's a
real shame that people don't see how evil it is to be gay. If it were
something good our Father would say so, but He says it's bad. It goes
against Him and His purpose for us.
27 And likewise also the men, leaving the natural use of the woman, burned in their lust one toward another; men with men working that which is unseemly, and receiving in themselves that recompence of their error which was meet.
Remembering John 8:44, we see the father of this evil lust. And just as woman it goes the same for men. The gay thing in the world is of the world. God is against it and if you are for it you are against God.
28 And even as they did not like to retain God in their knowledge, God gave them over to a reprobate mind, to do those things which are not convenient;
In II Thessalonians 2:11, it says because they believe not the truth, God has sent them strong delusions. Verse 28 of Romans more or less says, as they rejected God, then God in turn rejected them. Evil people such as the lovers of being gay, love the flesh more than God. He isn't going to force ANYONE to have a clean mind, that isn't love.
29 Being filled with all unrighteousness, fornication, wickedness, covetousness, maliciousness; full of envy, murder, debate, deceit, malignity; whisperers,
It is fascinating how much people are not shown all of God's Word and when shown the blessing of knowledge they refuse it. To many so-called Pastors have really fallen. I pray yours is feeding you. If not, join us at Open Veil Ministry. I pray I am pleasing to our Father in His work as a Pastor.
30 Backbiters, haters of God, despiteful, proud, boasters, inventors of evil things, disobedient to parents,
This is the time were the world has corrupted God's Word by not teaching all the truth, making it void when spoken. The thinking today is if it isn't comfortable and warm, covered in sugar it must be wrong.
31 Without understanding, covenantbreakers, without natural affection, implacable, unmerciful:
You can try to give them the chance to see God's Word, but they are going to reject it because they are evil.
32 Who knowing the judgment of God, that they which commit such things are worthy of death, not only do the same, but have pleasure in them that do them.
This chapter pointed out about being gay and God being against it. He is also against anyone who is for it or supports this. I lost many in giving this chapter.
*Some verses for those that refuse truth of what God is saying, not me...*
Psalm 120:7 "I am for peace: but when I speak, they are for war."
Matthew 10:34 "Think not that I am come to send peace on earth: I came not to send peace, but a sword."
Luke 12:51 "Suppose ye that I am come to give peace on earth? I tell you, Nay; but rather division:"
John 7:24 "Judge not according to the appearance, but judge righteous judgment."
Where else can we find it in God's word?
Genesis 19:4-8 4 But
before they lay down, the men of the city, even the men of Sodom,
compassed the house round, both old and young, all the people from every
quarter: Here we have the angels have come to Lot’s house. 5
And they called unto Lot, and said unto him, Where are the men which
came in to thee this night? bring them out unto us, that we may know
them. What they are saying by “know them” is have sex with them. How do I come to this conclusion? Keep reading 6 And Lot went out at the door unto them, and shut the door after him, 7 And said, I pray you, brethren, do not so wickedly. Do what so “wickedly”? “Know Them”? 8
Behold now, I have two daughters which have not known man; let me, I
pray you, bring them out unto you, and do ye to them as is good in your
eyes: only unto these men do nothing; for therefore came they under the
shadow of my roof. These evil-minded homosexuals wanted
to have sex with these angels. Lot knew better and what they were, so as
to offer his own daughters. He was giving them to these as to what they
saw as good, but he knew better.
Leviticus 18:22 "Thou shalt not lie with mankind, as with womankind: it is abomination."
The simplicity of understanding the fact that a homosexual act is an "abomination" to God.
Leviticus 20:13 "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."
Deuteronomy 23:17-18 17"There shall be no whore of the daughters of Israel, nor a sodomite of the sons of Israel. 18 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.”
1 Kings 14:24 "And there were also sodomites in the land: and they did according to all the abominations of the nations which the LORD cast out before the children of Israel."
Our Father had cast them out before and the “sodomites” = male temple prostitute will be cast out in the end.
1 Kings 15:11-12 11 "And Asa did that which was right in the eyes of the LORD, as did David his father. 12 And he took away the sodomites out of the land, and removed all the idols that his fathers had made."
Separate yourselves from homosexuals and throw away the things you worship over God. Anyone that refuses truth should have no part in your life. I am not saying don't let those that hunger for truth not come to you. Feed them, just don't let those that don't want the truth to be part of your life. Ref. - 2 Corinthians 6:14 "Be ye not unequally yoked together with unbelievers: for what fellowship hath righteousness with unrighteousness? and what communion hath light with darkness? " NONE!
2 Kings 23:7 "And he brake down the houses of the sodomites, that were by the house of the LORD, where the women wove hangings for the grove."
"Sodomite" Strong's Number H6945 matches the Hebrew קָדֵשׁ (qadesh), which means male temple prostitute.
Isaiah 3:9 "The shew of their countenance doth witness against them; and they declare their sin as Sodom, they hide it not. Woe unto their soul! for they have rewarded evil unto themselves."
1 Corinthians 6:9-11 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, 10 Nor thieves, nor covetous, nor drunkards, nor revilers, nor extortioners, shall inherit the kingdom of God. 11 And such were some of you: but ye are washed, but ye are sanctified, but ye are justified in the name of the Lord Jesus, and by the Spirit of our God."
1 Timothy 1:9-10 9 "Knowing this, that the law is not made for a righteous man, but for the lawless and disobedient, for the ungodly and for sinners, for unholy and profane, for murderers of fathers and murderers of mothers, for manslayers, 10 For whoremongers, for them that defile themselves with mankind, for menstealers, for liars, for perjured persons, and if there be any other thing that is contrary to sound doctrine;"
2 Peter 2:6 "And turning the cities of Sodom and Gomorrha into ashes condemned them with an overthrow, making them an ensample unto those that after should live ungodly;"
Jude 7 "Even as Sodom and Gomorrha, and the cities about them in like manner, giving themselves over to fornication, and going after strange flesh, are set forth for an example, suffering the vengeance of eternal fire."