Daily Devotional for Tuesday April 30, 2013
Now It is Sports being Destroyed by Homosexuality
(1 Thessalonians 4:3, Genesis 18:16-19, Romans 1:18-32; 1 Corinthians 6:9-11)
***ASK BILL: Pastor Bill, do you feel the U.S. should be the "police of the world" getting involved in numerous wars in other countries?
ANSWER: While these are issues our government makes decisions about in regard to our own national interests, my goal is that we should be the "evangelists of the world" and take the Gospel to every corner of the globe. The government will do what they do for political reasons, we as followers of Christ need to do what our job is!
Now it is sports being destroyed by homosexuality! Yesterday, a journeyman bench warmer in the NBA who is 34 years old, a free agent, meaning he has NO contract for next year (and if he does get one next year it will be because of this issue and NOT his talent), declared he was "gay."
*THIS IS WHY THE LIVEPRAYER TV PROGRAM IS SO CRITICAL! TODAY'S ISSUE IS A PERFECT EXAMPLE OF THE ISSUES THAT COME UP EVERY DAY, THAT THE MEDIA WILL USE TO BRAINWASH PEOPLE FOR SATAN! SADLY, THERE IS NOBODY IN THE MEDIA TODAY, TOMORROW, OR THE NEXT DAY, WHO WILL GIVE GOD'S SIDE. YOU WILL NOT HEAR "PASTOR RICK WARREN" OR OSTEEN OR CREFLO DOLLAR BILL OR T DEXTER "BENTLEY" JAKES OR ANY OTHER MAJOR CHRISTIAN LEADER TELLING YOU THE TRUTH ABOUT THIS ISSUE!!!!!! THIS IS EXACTLY HOW SATAN GETS AWAY WITH SUCH PERVERSION!!!!
Virtually unknown NBA player Jason Collins is being glorified by the media that has become the mouthpiece and cheerleader for the homosexual agenda in the nation. He is being hailed as a hero for "coming out." Collins has been a marginal player for his entire career, and the sad fact is the only way his career will continue is to find some NBA team to put him on their roster as a "token" for the gay community.
As the homosexual agenda has infested every aspect of our culture, major team sports are one of the last places it has existed. Other than women's golf, women's tennis, and the WNBA, where many women who have chosen to be with other women has been common, major sports like the NFL, NBA, MLB, and the NHL have been free from this scourge. Sadly, it was only a matter of time before this sin would become part of the sports landscape!
In 2007, John Amaechi, another journeyman NBA player who had just retired, told the world he was "gay." Of course, it is no surprise this big announcement coincided with the release of a book he had written about choosing to engage in homosexual acts and playing in the NBA. Guess it didn't make sense to make such an announcement until he could profit off of his choice to engage in deviant and unnatural sex.
The fact is there is no such thing as a "gay person," only people who CHOOSE to engage in homosexual acts. The sins of a person who chooses to commit the sin of homosexuality are no worse or better than my sins or yours. We can hate the sinful act they choose to engage in, but we must love the person since Jesus died for their sins just like He died for my sins and yours. Liveprayer has helped thousands of men and women find freedom from this bondage over the years!
If you weren't sure how effective the pro-homosexual community has been over the last 20 years, you know now. They have effectively brainwashed this nation into accepting this deviant choice of sex between a man and a man or a woman and a woman as acceptable and on the same level as sex between a man and a woman. Not only does this nation now accept this choice as normal, those who speak out against it are branded as hate-mongers, intolerant, narrow-minded, homophobic, Bible-bangers, not evolved, and a host of other labels designed to degrade and silence them.
I have shared with you in the past, if you want to see how effective the brainwashing by the pro-homosexual community of the masses has been, simply go ask the kids in youth groups at any church what they think about this issue. You will be shocked to find the majority will give you the great lie that people are "born gay" and can't help it, that it is not for us to judge, and that if they "love each other," that is all that matters!
Again, these are kids who attend the youth groups in our churches! They have grown up with the message that this is something people are born with, that 10% of the people are gay, and that it is a perfectly acceptable and even desirable lifestyle. That has been reinforced since their birth by the schools they attend and by the media.
The two greatest lies the pro-homosexual community has put out are that 1) homosexuality is something that you are "born with," 2) 10% or more in our society are homosexual. First, modern science has CLEARLY rejected and been unable to prove that ANYONE is "born gay." IT IS A CHOICE!!!! People are born black and white, with green eyes and blue eyes, you have no control over that. Taking your pants off to have sex is a CHOICE!
The "struggle" people who choose this sin speak of is the same "struggle" we all have, to obey God or to sin! Also, all legitimate studies done by the non-homosexual community clearly show that less than 1% of the population EVER engage in this type of sexual sin.
When you condemn those who choose this sin, you are not judging them. God already did that when HE, not me, called homosexuality a sin from the beginning of the Bible to the end. A foolish argument from those who choose this sin is that "why would anyone choose something that brought them ridicule, condemnation, and the hatred of so many?"
People make that choice every day! I deal with men and women daily who CHOOSE to commit adultery and destroy their marriage, lose the love and respect of their children, in many cases ruin their career. People who choose sin choose to deal with the consequences of their sin.
Another foolish question is, "When did you choose to be heterosexual?" You don't have to choose to be how God made you. However, you DO have to CHOOSE to engage in unnatural and unhealthy acts that God never intended you to engage in. You don't have to choose to be how God made you, you DO have to choose to live in rebellion to how God made you.
Also, the "love" argument is equally as foolish., since it is an unnatural love God never intended. A pedophile could use that same argument, as could someone who is engaged in bestiality. You can't excuse sin by using a perverted form of love!
I love you and care about you so much. Pray for Jason Collins to find freedom in Christ. Pray for other professional athletes to find that same freedom and not allow satan to use them to advance his agenda of forcing society to accept this deviant sexual activity as "normal!" Theologically this is not even a debatable issue. All through the Bible, from the Old Testament through the New, homosexuality is defined by God as a sin. PERIOD. God calls it an ABOMINATION!
I have heard the tortured theological arguments homosexuals have made, but there is absolutely NO WAY to change the fact this act is a sin. Just because there is now a homosexual version of the Bible where they have literally changed the passages that call this act a sin, that does NOT change God's inspired, inerrant Word.
The church better wake up and realize that while they have been building great buildings and getting fat, satan has been busy using the sin of homosexuality to destroy the lives of people who have bought into this lie. We live in a free society. If people who have chosen to engage in homosexual activity, want to have their own schools, their own churches, their own television network, they have every right to.
It is about time the church wakes up and realizes that those who promote this sin are bold and are stopping at NOTHING to get their message out to the masses! They have done a great job of selling this lie since most in this nation now accept this deviant choice of sex as normal and acceptable!
THAT is why I am always talking about how the church, those who know Christ as their Savior, have got to quit preaching to the choir and start taking the hope and love of Christ to the world at large. We have got to be brave and bold enough to tell this lost world that homosexuality is a sin and will destroy them if they fall into this bondage!
As those who follow Christ, we also have a responsibility to pray for those who are in this bondage, for God to open their hearts to the truth of His Word, and to turn from their sin. Only God can change hearts, and for those who are in bondage to the sin of homosexuality, we must pray for them to open their hearts and turn from their sin.
Until Jesus returns, we will always have those who choose a perverted form of sex with those of their own gender, just like we will always have those who choose to pervert sex by having it outside of the bonds of marriage. While we can never accept their choice since it is clearly against God's Word, we must pray for them, just like we must pray for everyone who is battling sin in their life.
For those reading this who are currently fighting homosexuality, let me tell you that God has never stopped loving you, and is simply waiting for you to turn from your sin and come back to Him. We serve a God of deliverance from sin, a God of forgiveness, and a God of restoration.
Millions have turned from the sin of homosexuality and found complete restoration and fulfillment in living a life according to God's plan. What He did for someone else, He can do for you! I pray today that you hear these words, and choose to find freedom from your sin today. That freedom is only a prayer away!
The Bible declares the TRUTH shall set them free. May we be brave enough and bold enough, despite the persecution to proclaim God's TRUTH about the sin of homosexuality!!!
In His love and service, Your friend and brother in Christ,.