Have you ever noticed how - judging from all the disgraceful photos of Gay and LGBT Pride events around the world - these "celebrations" are mostly just excuses to rub sexual perversion of all types into the faces of those who either are revolted by it, and want to avoid it, or actually enjoy encouraging that sort of thing, and want to make it mainstream?
The image above that was taken at the large LGBT Pride event in Tel Aviv, Israel on June 3rd, 2016 reminds me of that scene from the "The Ten Commandments" with Charlton Heston. You can watch part of the shameful goings on at the foot of God's holy mountain in the video clip below, when Heston depicted Moses coming down from the Mountain of God with the stone tablets carved with the Ten Commandments. Sadly, after his 40 day absence writing down the Law of God, Moses found the Israelites having a lascivious party with dancing, drinking and sexual lust being pursued at the foot of the mountain, under the sightless eyes of a large golden statue of an Ancient Egyptian style bull-shaped idol:
This shocking and disgusting display of sin at the foot of Mount Sinai led God to punish the Israelites - although, like our Mediator before God Yahshua or Jesus does for us when we sin - Moses pleaded for God to show the Israelites undeserved mercy. Thankfully, God did so by lessening His judgment against the Israelites, and not killing as many of them as He originally indicated was His Will.
In an effort, perhaps, to be more accepted by the West, Israel is again following after the lustful spirit of Baal, as well as the Harlot spirit of Jezebel that is especially prevalent in the Democratic and Socialist Gentile nations. These demonically controlled spirits are leading many into grievous sin, and there are many who are participating in events like this Gay Pride event in Israel and around the world this year just before Pentecost or Shavuot. God have mercy on all the children of Israel for following after the Gentile nations, for those who partake in this filth as they did in the Days of Lot and Noah WILL BE LEFT BEHIND when the Rapture or Catching Away occurs!
Believers in Christ must all strive to remember that Pentecost or Shavuot is one of the most holy days on the Judeo-Christian calendar, and this year, it begins on the evening of June 11th, and continues through June 12th and 13th, 2016. Besides being a major holy Feast on God's Calendar that has to do with the establishments of God's overlapping Covenants with mankind, and the ingathering of the saints into the Kingdom of God, Pentecost or Shavuot is thematically and spiritually tied to the idea of the Rapture or Catching Away.
Before moving on, I wanted to say that I am fairly certain that the whole nation of Israel was NOT out celebrating Gay pride in Tel Aviv or elsewhere, and only a handful were likely from Israel. In fact, most of the Gays at the event probably came to celebrate there from other nations. That's how the Gays and LGBTs push their agendas - by making them all seem like huge festivals that everybody wants to attend, when nothing could be further from the truth.
Now, do you remember how that bull idol scene ended in the 1956 movie I cited earlier? I sure do. Moses cast the stone tablets to the ground, which then hit the idol, and a fissure opened up and swallowed up and killed many of the revelers around that pagan statue. In reality, that isn't exactly what happened on that day. Rather, scripture says that - instead of slaughtering everyone that worshiped Baal in the form of the golden calf at the foot of the mountain, Moses called the Levites that were still loyal to God to slaughter several thousand Israelites from among their neighbors because of their disobedience. The fissure opening up and swallowing some Israelites among the sons of Korah came later (See Numbers, Chapter 16).
You can read about what actually happened when Moses came down from the mountain with the tablets and saw the golden calf in Exodus, Chapter 32, and make no mistake! God fully intends to destroy many during the Great Tribulation, when the Wrath of God will produce the greatest earthquakes ever recorded (Click number links to see Revelation 6:12, 8:5, 11:13, 11:19, 16:18).
These worldwide cataclysms will shake the Earth, and will destroy all the cities of mankind, and open up many sinkholes and fissures that will bury many wicked people under the rubble forever. So the movie version of that idol worship scene isn't really so inaccurate after all, and many people that are left behind after the Rapture are going to suffer horribly at the hands of God, and the Antichrist.
As to God's stance on homosexuality and all other forms of sexual perversion, the Bible's Book of Leviticus, Chapter 20, and Chapter 1 of the Apostle Paul's letter to the Romans are very clear about how God felt about it, and saw all of it as a type of sin that was not to be tolerated, or allowed, or forgiven, but paid for either by a death sentence, or with exclusion from the fellowship of the saints:
~*~ Leviticus 20:10-16 ~*~ “The man who commits adultery with another man’s wife, he who commits adultery with his neighbor’s wife, the adulterer and the adulteress, shall surely be put to death. 11 The man who lies with his father’s wife has uncovered his father’s nakedness; both of them shall surely be put to death. Their blood shall be upon them. 12 If a man lies with his daughter-in-law, both of them shall surely be put to death. They have committed perversion. Their blood shall be upon them. 13 If a man lies with a male as he lies with a woman, both of them have committed an abomination. They shall surely be put to death. Their blood shall be upon them. 14 If a man marries a woman and her mother, it is wickedness. They shall be burned with fire, both he and they, that there may be no wickedness among you. 15 If a man mates with an animal, he shall surely be put to death, and you shall kill the animal. 16 If a woman approaches any animal and mates with it, you shall kill the woman and the animal. They shall surely be put to death. Their blood is upon them.”
~*~ Romans 1:22-32 ~*~ “Professing to be wise, they became fools, 23 and changed the glory of the incorruptible God into an image made like corruptible man—and birds and four-footed animals and creeping things. 24 Therefore God also gave them up to uncleanness, in the lusts of their hearts, to dishonor their bodies among themselves, 25 who exchanged the truth of God for the lie, and worshiped and served the creature rather than the Creator, who is blessed forever. Amen. 26 For this reason God gave them up to vile passions. For even their women exchanged the natural use for what is against nature. 27 Likewise also the men, leaving the natural use of the woman, burned in their lust for one another, men with men committing what is shameful, and receiving in themselves the penalty of their error which was due. 28 And even as they did not like to retain God in their knowledge, God gave them over to a debased mind, to do those things which are not fitting; 29 being filled with all unrighteousness, sexual immorality, wickedness, covetousness, maliciousness; full of envy, murder, strife, deceit, evil-mindedness; they are whisperers, 30 backbiters, haters of God, violent, proud, boasters, inventors of evil things, disobedient to parents, 31 undiscerning, untrustworthy, unloving, unforgiving, unmerciful; 32 who, knowing the righteous judgment of God, that those who practice such things are deserving of death, not only do the same but also approve of those who practice them.”Of course, under the New Covenant that Yahshua cut with Israel on the Cross, God has made it clear that He loves even the worst of sinners, and He wants us all to be saved from death, and given the opportunity to repent so that we can be forgiven and receive everlasting life:
~*~ John 3:14-21 ~*~ “And as Moses lifted up the serpent in the wilderness, even so must the Son of Man be lifted up, 15 that whoever believes in Him should not perish but have eternal life. 16 For God so loved the world that He gave His only begotten Son, that whoever believes in Him should not perish but have everlasting life. 17 For God did not send His Son into the world to condemn the world, but that the world through Him might be saved. 18 He who believes in Him is not condemned; but he who does not believe is condemned already, because he has not believed in the name of the only begotten Son of God. 19 And this is the condemnation, that the light has come into the world, and men loved darkness rather than light, because their deeds were evil. 20 For everyone practicing evil hates the light and does not come to the light, lest his deeds should be exposed. 21 But he who does the truth comes to the light, that his deeds may be clearly seen, that they have been done in God.”In verses 14 through 17 of the above passages from the Gospel of John, we are told how our loving Father God has shown mercy to all who believe in His Son as their Redeemer, and have turned away from sin in order to love and follow Him. But then in verses 18 through 21, the passages also warn that all who reject Christ, and refuse to repent of their sins will not be forgiven, but will be condemned. The prophetic authors of the New Testament also make it clear that all sinners - including homosexuals - will not be allowed to enter the Kingdom of God during Christ's Millennial Rule and afterward unless they repent of, or turn away from their sins:
~*~ 1 Corinthians 6:8-10 ~*~ “No, you yourselves do wrong and cheat, and you do these things to your brethren! 9 Do you not know that the unrighteous will not inherit the kingdom of God? Do not be deceived. Neither fornicators, nor idolaters, nor adulterers, nor homosexuals, nor sodomites, 10 nor thieves, nor covetous, nor drunkards, nor revilers, nor extortioners will inherit the kingdom of God.”
~*~ Revelation 21:7-8 ~*~ “He who overcomes shall inherit all things, and I will be his God and he shall be My son. 8 But the cowardly, unbelieving, abominable, murderers, sexually immoral, sorcerers, idolaters, and all liars shall have their part in the lake which burns with fire and brimstone, which is the second death.”The preceding scriptures makes it clear that unrepentant sinners of all kinds including sexual deviants and homosexuals are not going to be forgiven. Still, if homosexual acts are taken at their most mundane level as a sin that is not worse than any other sin, the proper Christian response to Homosexuality and Lesbianism should be to hate the sin, but to love the sinner by helping them to repent, and to come to Christ for forgiveness so that they can develop a personal relationship with Him through His Spirit. In short, we believers are called to love, forgive and convict all sinners of their absolute need to be born again in the Spirit in order for Yahshua to heal them of their sexual sin, and other sinful tendencies, or they will not be forgiven.
The biggest problem I have with the idea of loving homosexual, transgender and sadomasochistic sinners into the kingdom is that it does not address the fact that true believers in Christ are often moved by the Holy Spirit to be revolted or disgusted by open displays of affection or suggestions of kinky sex between people of the same and opposite sexes. I know that I cringe and turn away, and sometimes even feel sick to my stomach at homosexual or sadomasochistic displays of "affection" that involve anything more than holding hands in public, and I believe that my response is not unusual for true believers.
In addition, there are stern warnings in the New Testament that tell believers not to have fellowship with unrepentant sinners of any kind:
~*~ 1 Corinthians 5:9-11 ~*~ “I wrote to you in my epistle not to keep company with sexually immoral people. 10 Yet I certainly did not mean with the sexually immoral people of this world, or with the covetous, or extortioners, or idolaters, since then you would need to go out of the world. 11 But now I have written to you not to keep company with anyone named a brother, who is sexually immoral, or covetous, or an idolater, or a reviler, or a drunkard, or an extortioner—not even to eat with such a person. 12 For what have I to do with judging those also who are outside? Do you not judge those who are inside? 13 But those who are outside God judges. Therefore “put away from yourselves the evil person.”
~*~ 2 Timothy 3:1-5 ~*~ “But know this, that in the last days perilous times will come: 2 For men will be lovers of themselves, lovers of money, boasters, proud, blasphemers, disobedient to parents, unthankful, unholy, 3 unloving, unforgiving, slanderers, without self-control, brutal, despisers of good, 4 traitors, headstrong, haughty, lovers of pleasure rather than lovers of God, 5 having a form of godliness but denying its power. And from such people turn away!”Since believers are convicted by the writings of the Apostles, and by the Holy Spirit to have a spiritual aversion to various acts of sin including homosexuality, and we are told to flee from fellowship with all sinners, it does make us homophobic in a sense, and it can't be helped if we are truly following our faith. This doesn't mean we hate sexual deviants and other sinners, or want to harm them in any way. We just don't want to be forced to associate with them if we don't want to.
Then, in the Gospel of John, Chapter 1, we are told that Christ is both God and the Word of God, meaning that He is the God that spoke to Moses on His Father's behalf, and appeared to all the prophets and righteous men of ancient times as the Angel (or Messenger) of the Lord. This means that every word of the Law in the Old Testament, and every word in the New Testament prophecies that were inspired by Christ's own Spirit are His Father's own Word, whether or not the Apostles or Ancient Prophets were the ones who actually uttered them or wrote them down.
So all you folks out there who are saying it's okay to be Gay or Transgendered, and that God loves all the unrepentant homosexuals and transsexuals in this world because they were born that way, I think that you better rethink whose side you are on before the Rapture, or you may be left behind!
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