Sunday, March 10, 2013

BBC Easter show to compare practicing homosexuals to Jesus on the cross

When I listened to John MacArthur's monumental and devastating sermon in September which was a response to the Democratic Party platform, I thought the culture could not get any lower. (Homosexuality and the Campaign for Immorality). Even though I know in my head it can always go lower, I literally could not envision in my heart how it could. But we know that it always does, and indeed, it has.

In that sermon, which was at the time a low point for the global culture, MacArthur said-
"Isaiah knew sodomy was all around them, a part of life in Assyria, a part of life in Babylon, a part of life in Egypt. In fact there was much about homosexuality among the pharaohs. It took a while, it took about 150 years, but all of this kind of seeped in and what destroyed Sodom would destroy Judah. And later it would destroy Greece, and later it would destroy Rome. This is always a deadly sin, and always a defining sin, and always a damning sin."
It can be seen as a low point because Romans 1:25-32 is a benchmark of progression of how a culture departs from God and what God does when that culture departs from Him. Rebellion against Him always takes the form of sin. A most damnable sin, and the only sin that IS a judgment, is homosexuality.

The political process at the Democratic Party adopted a platform that uplifted everything God hates and they denied God himself by removing His name from any and all affirmations included in the platform.

Ken Ham of the ministry Answers in Genesis wrote this weekend that the British Broadcasting Company (BBC) is going to present a show on Easter that compares Jesus Christ to homosexuals. Ham writes,
"Yes, you read that title correctly: the British Broadcasting Company will be airing a radio Easter message that compares the treatment of practicing homosexuals to the Crucifixion of Christ. (Read more about the announcement at this link.) The host of the program will be Benjamin Cohen, the founder of the gay UK publisher PinkNews.

Now, Cohen has written an article titled “Like Jesus on the cross, the gay community know what it is to be abandoned.” He explains his view of the Crucifixion and how he believes it relates to the gay agenda. As you’ll see, his reasoning shows a complete lack of understanding of the Bible’s atonement message and why Christ came to earth as a man:

The story of Jesus is one that is inextricably tied up with the notion of him being an outcast and being both abandoned and rejected by his own people, the Jews. Jesus was abandoned because of something he said he couldn’t help, being born the son of God, the messianic figure for the redemption of the Jewish people and ultimately of mankind. Yet he was persecuted for it, treated as a traitor and ultimately executed.

One of the problems with Cohen’s statement is that the gospel accounts of Christ’s earthly ministry don’t center on rejection and abandonment. They are concerned with Christ’s purpose for coming to earth—to offer salvation to sinful man through living a perfect life, dying in our place, and rising again three days later.

What’s more, Christ and His disciples called people to repent and believe. You see, Scripture tells us that homosexual behavior is sinful—so Cohen’s comparison isn’t remotely valid. "
Please go to the link at Ham's website to read the rest of his essay.

If anything, this shows the persistence of satan. If anything this shows us that sin always has another depth to sink to. This is why the only acceptable sacrifice for our sins to pay the debt of God's wrath over them had to be Jesus- because He is eternal. His infinite Goodness and Holiness paid the infinite and unholy debt of the depth of the world's sin.

Aren't we glad that in one way, when we see sin sinking so low, we can also see Jesus as so high and lifted up?
In the year of the death of king Uzziah, I saw also the Lord sitting upon an high throne, and lifted up, and the lower parts thereof filled the Temple. The Seraphims stood upon it, every one had six wings: with twain he covered his face, and with twain he covered his feet, and with twain he did fly. And one cried to another, and said, Holy, holy, holy is the Lord of hosts: the whole world is full of his glory. And the lintels of the door cheeks moved at the voice of him that cried, and the house was filled with smoke. Then I said, Woe is me: for I am undone, because I am a man of polluted lips, and I dwell in the midst of a people of polluted lips: for mine eyes have seen the King, and Lord of hosts. Then flew one of the Seraphims unto me with an hot coal in his hand, which he had taken from the altar with the tongs: And he touched my mouth, and said, Lo, this hath touched thy lips, and thine iniquity shall be taken away, and thy sin shall be purged. Also I heard the voice of the Lord, saying, Whom shall I send? and who shall go for us? Then I said, Here am I, send me. (Isaiah 6:1-8)
He is seated on the throne, powerful King of all the universe, having paid the debt of even these people who compare Holy God to polluted sin. That is why we worship Jesus, He is beautiful in His holiness and purity.

MacArthur concludes the sermon series from last fall by saying:
"What’s wrong with our world? Rejected God; same thing that’s always been wrong. What are the solutions to all of the things that come from that? The only solution is to worship God by honoring His Son, the only Savior, the only hope. People talk about hope and change. There’s only one hope--that’s Christ. There’s only one change--that’s regeneration. Otherwise nothing changes and there’s no hope."

5 comments:

  1. "the only sin that IS a judgment, is homosexuality."-I didn't know that it is the (only sin) that IS a judgment.Interesting


    "Jesus was abandoned because of something he said he couldn't help, being born the son of God, the messianic figure for the redemption of the Jewish people and ultimately of mankind."

    so they are comparing Jesus "being born the son of God" with homosexuality?

    There's a vast difference. Homosexuality is a choice. It Is like ALL SIN in that we are ALL born with a depraved nature((nature)) inherited from Adam when He (chose) to rebel against God. It is the slavery of SIN that we cannot free ourselves from.

    When I was growing up and was sexually abused, I made (choices) that led to wrong ideas, feelings, desires and views and behavior. I CHOSE homosexuality(mind you I was in the closet) because I knew it was sin. I was NOT BORN that way where I had no choice. And yes being sexually abused was the big culprit that pushed me to make unhealthy choices. But still, it wasn't that I had no choice.

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    1. Thank you for your testimony.

      Romans 1:24, 26, and 28 says God gives them over, and their depraved mind makes it impossible after a point for them to choose rightly. Read starting at verse 1 for the progression.

      I'm glad you escaped by Grace of God before He gave you over :)

      If you listen tot he sermon I linked to, or read it, the scenario is laid out.

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  2. Oh, thank the LORD Elizabeth. He freed me from those iron bars, that prison cell that enslaved me and tormented me. It's a horrible and hopeless sin.

    One of my brothers who was saved several years before I was, said one thing that kept playing in my mind when I could not forgive the person who hurt me,, "It takes an act of God". After the Lord had mercy on me and saved me, I knew beyond a shadow of a doubt what he said was true because I couldn't WAIT to forgive the person who hurt me-from my heart not just lip-service. I couldn't have done that in a million years.

    All that bitterness, hatred, and the torment of the day in and day out in my heart of lusting after that which is forbidden by God. I loved it and hated it. I wanted to be NORMAL. although I was behaving (outwardly) and was a very decent and kind person, I was practicing sin in my heart and had committed adultery, murder and every sin imaginable in my heart against GOD. I was living 2 lives and a big hypocrite just like the Pharisees were.

    the moment God forgave me and Jesus' blood washed away all my sins all that filth, grief, guilt was GONE. the cleanest I've ever felt and finally I was WHOLE a whole woman to be able to love people with God's love. Jesus set me free and I was born again so fresh and new.

    Psalm 107 speaks such volumes to me because it describes me so well:

    Psa 107:10 Some sat in darkness, in utter darkness, prisoners suffering in iron chains, 11 because they rebelled against God's commands and despised the plans of the Most High. 12 So he subjected them to bitter labor; they stumbled, and there was no one to help. 13 Then they cried to the LORD in their trouble, and he saved them from their distress.14 He brought them out of darkness, the utter darkness, and broke away their chains ------that was ME and that IS the condition of all who are living in this sinful lifestyle.

    I will listen to the sermon.. Thanks Elizabeth.

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  3. Elizabeth, thank you as always for bringing His light to the table. Linda, your testimony encouraged me in a family situation that baffles me. Your scripture reference has encouraged me. Thank you sisters. Sharon

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    1. Praise the Lord since all blessings from from His loving hands to be used by Him to encourage you. Thank you Sharon

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