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Why homosexual politics matters

The Bible says in various places that ancient landmarks must not be removed. (1)  The texts aren’t so much about property lines as they are observations that things which have stood since ancient times ought not be lightly set aside.

Christianity has never — not ever — accepted sodomy.  The Bible in both testaments is categorically against it, and despite what you might have read on this or that gay website, there’s no legitimate dispute about this. (2)  No, homosexuality is not the unpardonable sin, but it is a sin.  The gay movement, at least where it intersects with religion, is an attempt to remove that ancient landmark.

I knew some people who got involved in a boundary dispute in which a local miscreant somehow moved one of the primary benchmarks for their county.  Their property was located near the benchmark, and the crook thought he could get a piece of their place for nothing.  He failed to reckon on the fact that by moving the landmark, he actually changed everyone’s property lines for miles around.  Soon came chaos, hair-pulling, eye-gouging and shoutfests.  Lawyers materialized from everywhere, big meaty ones with diplomas bristling.

Peace was restored when the malefactor was outed and the judge made him pay for the first-order survey to put the landmark back.

When the landmark forbidding unnatural sexual practice gets moved to accommodate a common form of concupiscence, the result is we also move the boundaries for marriage, fatherhood, and motherhood.  The imago Dei gets sullied, and people revise their expectations of humanity down.  Along with the subversion of normal, heterosexual marriage, the idea of the relationship between Christ and the church tilts away from redemption and holiness toward exploitation and expedience.  Man’s whole God-given sense of what is acceptable gets warped and distorted.  You can’t move a landmark without moving everything else with it.

Jesus will save homosexuals and deliver them.  There’s no question that this is true.  But as the late Adrian Rogers used to say now and then, hope is always on the other side of repentance.

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(1) Dt 19:14, Dt 27:17, Pr 22:28

(2) Lev 20:13, Rom 1:26-27, 1 Cor 6:9-10

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2 Comments

  1. Hear! Hear!

    …loved the quote. I’ll have to save that one.

    Posted on 20-May-10 at 22:47 pm | Permalink
  2. Rogers has passed away. He was one of the leaders of the SBC for a long time. His style was more a 1950ish sort of thing, not my most very favorite, but he was one of the good guys and came up with a great way to express things now and then.

    Posted on 21-May-10 at 17:20 pm | Permalink

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