Homosexuality - the deadliest sin? ~ Part B
Soul Snack 104/13 ... Homosexuality - the deadliest sin? ~ B
As a blistering sirocco wafts across the modern Christian church, the Bride of Christ becomes oh sooo parched!
Leviticus 18:22 (below) is clear that this sin of homosexuality is an abomination or detestable depending on the Bible version. This is a very strong divine choice of language.
Thou shalt not lie with mankind, as with womankind: it is an abomination.
The reality is that the Bible devotes very detailed insights to derail the sin of homosexuality. The bleak and sober judgement of Sodom in Genesis 18-19 and the unspeakable horror of homosexual activity is repeated in Judges 19 at Gibeah. In the New Testament Romans 1:24-32 loudly points to the deeper nature to this sin that God resists with the fiery sulfur of heaven.#
The only other sin I am aware of that the Bible covers with an equal and deliberate depth is that of adultery. Yet curiously adultery is forbidden without the parallel pejorative language applied by the Holy Spirit to homosexuality. Could the unnatural nature of homosexuality be the invitation to such a powerful condemnation of this sin? As with all sins they both remain punishable by death. (Numbers 5, Proverbs 5-7 and Malachi 2:10-16 are very strong teachings upon adultery.)
The sheer volume of inspired Holy Spirit commentary/witness upon the issue of homosexuality drives the conclusion of its exceptionally repugnant nature, yep even more so than lies or theft or pride. (And yes - they all still issue in the same eternal result.)
So upon further reflection I err on the far-less politically correct side and believe there is a divine gravity/abhorrence to homosexual sin not shared with other sexual and non-sexual sin.
Any sin is cheapening Jesus' rusted nails and further diluting His separated blood. Jesus' was emphatic in His counsel to sinners - go and sin no more.
The dry wind of homosexuality is now also blown worldwide by those who confess Christ. It is weakened to and by a falsely loving tolerance. This is literally satan's most productive attempt to corrupt God's world, defile God's people and empty God's word.
May the things of this world that are abhorrent to God be also abhorrent to His servants.
Today's Soul Snippet:
"There is nothing that keeps wicked men at any moment out of hell but the mere pleasure of God." ~ Jonathon Edwards
# All the Biblical passages are not listed that address homosexuality, especially the New Testament ones - those listed suffice.