Inside/Outside #15

The acts of the flesh are obvious…lesbianism….homosexuality….agnosticism

In my continuing expose of the ‘fleshly’ instincts which only God’s grace can overcome, today our focus is upon a couple of the problems which are currently facing debate and legislation throughout our country. That is lesbianism and homosexuality. These two are exposed in both the Old and New Testaments. Leviticus 18:22 in simple to be understood words says: “Do not have sexual relations with a man as one does with a woman, that is detestable” or 20:23 “If a man has sexual relations with a man as one does with a woman, both of them have done what is detestable. They are to be put to death; their blood will be on their own hands” And also in Romans 1:26,27 “For this reason God gave them over to degrading passions; for their women exchanged the natural function for that which is unnatural, and in the same way also the men abandoned the natural function of the woman and burned in their desire toward one another, men with men committing indecent acts and receiving in their own persons the due penalty of their error. If you are a Biblicist, accepting, approving and appropriating and seeking to apply the spiritual life principles of the Bible you cannot pass by, overlook and otherwise be dismissive of these serious problems for which God gave them over and otherwise gave up on them. They were degraded, depraved in their passions, indecent in their acts. Their behavior is reprehensible and should be rebuked and refused. We should not be drawn into the more politically correct context in which we either ignore or tend to be non-condemnatory toward such deviancy and perversion.

By definition, lesbianism is basically the female side of the male homosexual behavior. The practices are out of bounds for such public discussion. Suffice it to say that it is vile, vulgar, repulsive, evil, obscene and contemptible.

Based upon the deterioration of our society and social customs it is distressing and disappointing to know and understand that our ‘old fashioned’ ways are in decline and same sex marriage and the woeful familial results coming thereby will be challenging even to the church.

Let me close today’s devotional with a brief word about agnosticism which by definition is the attitude affirming the uncertainty of all claims to ultimate knowledge. Little wonder that such changes can come about concerning things once believed to be true but now held in question.