Thursday, June 11, 2015

"Gay Marriage: Evidence That the Nation Is in the Biblically Foretold Age of Apostasy" by Dr. James Taylor

A friend emailed me this link to a news article. She said it has been published on Yahoo but was taken down very quickly. It is hosted on CNS News (a conservative news site).

The author is Dr. James Taylor, the blurb about him at the end of the article states, "Senior Pastor at Christ’s Church of Norman in Norman, Oklahoma. http://www.ccnonline.biz. He is the author of the forthcoming book “It’s Biblical, Not Political: How to Line Candidates up Biblically."

His article is titled:

Gay Marriage: Evidence That the Nation Is in the Biblically Foretold Age of Apostasy

It's very good. I won't re-post the entire article here because it's long but it is worth a read. And bookmark. Or download, you never know how long things are going to stay up or available these days. Here are some excerpts:
Dozens of books have been written in recent years by liberal theologians in an attempt to demonstrate that homosexuality, homosexual relationships, and homosexual marriage are fully consistent with Biblical Christianity. I have grown weary of reading that King David was a homosexual because he loved Jonathan, or that Sodom and Gomorrah were destroyed because of a lack of hospitality, or – my personal favorite – that the Bible never actually addresses the issue of homosexual behavior.

I would suggest that the fact that some of such foolishness comes from persons who once professed to be Christians is yet further evidence of the fact that the nation – indeed the world – is well along in the Biblically-foretold age of apostasy. During such a period, we are warned about the prevalence of false teachers. How can we tell whether a teacher is false? Who can we rely on? But for the fact that we have the Word of God, we would be adrift on such matters.
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The Book of Romans gives us a description of the end-times society when Jesus will return and God will pour out His wrath, beginning with Chapter 1: “For even though they knew God, they did not honor Him as God, or give thanks; but they became futile in their speculations and their foolish hearts were darkened. Professing to be wise they became fools.” I have seen men with degrees, piled on top of degrees that get up and say how you and I evolved from monkeys. Maybe they did, but I sure didn’t! Some of the greatest intellectual minds of the universe talk about how we evolved from a single cell protoplasmic blob! That is beyond the comprehension of the mind. If you saw a Boeing 747 flying across the sky, wouldn’t you assume that because it could fly, it can carry people, its seats are placed in rows, and that it can do all the things it can do; wouldn’t you assume that somebody thought it up, and somebody put it together? Certainly you would not conclude that it was the accidental product of a tornado blowing through a junkyard. Yet, the same mind can look in the sky and see a bird fly by and say, “product of chance.”
Charles Mahoney
Adam and Eve in the Garden of Eden, exhibited 1936

Please go to the link to read more. It might help coalesce your thoughts or give you biblical talking points on this important end time issue.

2 comments :

  1. Stated above,

    “...the Bible never actually addresses the issue of homosexual behavior...”

    My favorite is, “Jesus never spoke out against it.”

    But did He.

    The Gospel of John records Jesus to be God (John 1:1). If one does believe Jesus is God, if one does believe Jesus is the same yesterday, today, and forever (Hebrews 13:8), and if one does believe all Scripture is breathed by God (2 Timothy 3:16), then all we have to do is look in the Bible and see if God ever spoke concerning the practice of homosexuality. For by doing so, we’ll then also see what Jesus has said on the subject as well:

    “You shall not lie with a male as with a woman; it is an abomination” (Leviticus 18:22).

    “They exchanged the truth about God for a lie and worshiped and served the creature rather than the Creator, who is blessed forever! Amen. For this reason God gave them up to dishonorable passions. For their women exchanged natural relations for those that are contrary to nature; and the men likewise gave up natural relations with women and were consumed with passion for one another, men committing shameless acts with men and receiving in themselves the due penalty for their error” (Romans 1:25-27).

    “Or do you not know that the unrighteous will not inherit the kingdom of God? Do not be deceived: neither the sexually immoral, nor idolaters, nor adulterers, nor effeminate (those who practice homosexuality), nor thieves, nor the greedy, nor drunkards, nor revilers, nor swindlers will inherit the kingdom of God” (1 Corinthians 6:9-10).

    Now, does this really sound like Jesus was silent on one of the critical issues of our time.

    Further, the homosexual community insist that the word 'homosexual' isn't found in the original language

    True, but Paul did know the word malakos (Gk) which is translated, effeminate or soft. This is the word to denote catamites, those who allowed themselves passively to be used in anal intercourse.

    He also knew the word arsenokoites (Gk) which is translated, sodomite, a active male homosexual. Thus, an arsenokoites is a man who lies with another man.

    "...Be not deceived, neither...malakos (effeminate) nor arsenokoites (abusers of themselves with mankind)...shall inherit the kingdom of God" (I Cor. 6-9-10).

    Mario

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  2. Being lied to about 'homosexuality never being addressed in the Bible' was one of the things that shook me up the most, in my period of doubt prior to becoming a 'creation convert' through AiG's mediation in 2010. At that point, I still naively expected people to be truthful, because I'd always been concerned with wanting to be on the same side of truth (I'm kind of paralleling an Abe Lincoln quote here). They told me the Bible/Jesus never spoke on homosexuality, and I believed it. One day, some time later, a young woman (actually at that point what I thought was "really old," 22 or 23 lol) from the Campus Crusade ("Cru," nowadays) group showed me 1 Corinthians 6.

    It was enough of a shock to begin doubting very strongly the sincerity and honesty of liberals and nonchristians whenever they made assertions about the Bible. This led to a willingness to reconsider what I believed, and played a role in my conversion.

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