Or do you not know that the unrighteous will not inherit the kingdom of God? Do not be deceived; neither the sexually immoral, nor idolaters, nor adulterers, nor homosexuals. 1 Corinthians 6:9 (NASB)
As I read the book of Hosea this morning about the sad unfaithfulness of Israel towards God, it reminded me a news item I had read earlier in The Christian Post (2 Georgia churches leave United Methodist Church over LGBT stance, announce merger). Basically these two churches want to accept LGBT lifestyles within their congregations, thus they split from the Methodist denomination. As sad as this may be it is not unusual, here in Scotland churches have split from the Church of Scotland to maintain a Biblical integrity against such unbiblical lifestyles.
The Bible is explicitly clear, Almighty God created man and woman, thus marriage is a heterosexual union between a man and a woman (Mark 10:6-8 NASB). Homosexuality is against God’s law (Leviticus 18:22, Romans 1:26-27, 1 Corinthians 6:9). Reassigning gender within a Christian context is effectively telling Almighty God He made a mistake, which is unthinkable for any believer. Thus there is no middle way in God’s kingdom on this subject – there is no compromise.
Dear reader, our life on earth is short in contrast to eternity, which is forever. Our life is likened to mist or smoke out of a chimney in God’s Word (James 4:14, Hosea 13:3), or as I saw this morning, as short as a raindrop’s life on a Hosta leaf before full sun has ascended. Knowing our lives are so short, let us not deceive ourselves but instead follow Almighty God’s calling to righteous lifestyles.