It produces …
- More sexually transmitted diseases (STD’s) in those taking part … and with others:
- Less amounts of safe donated blood to save the lives of those who are ill and dying; for the Red Cross will not knowingly accept the high-risk donated blood from those who have had homosexual experiences recently or in past years;
- On average, more early deaths of those participating in the homosexual lifestyle: (Hear a radio “link” toward the bottom of this narrative);
- And being guilty of what the Bible, the Word of God,
described as “sin,” and as “sexual immorality and perversion” … it warns and alerts us about such activity.
So this question for those supporting and participating in “Pridefest:”
Do caring people actually want to encourage others to be involved in activity that produces
(1) more sexually transmitted diseases (STD’s),
(2) a reduction in the amount of safe blood to help others in need,
(3) its participants, on average, to die years too soon, and,
(4) according the Bible, the Word of God, offend – sinning against — God Himself?
SO WHAT DOES THE WORD OF GOD HAVE TO SAY ABOUT IT?
(Remembering with compassion my cousin who, for years, was in “the lifestyle”… having “full blown” aids. It caused his death in early 2019.
Below are enlightening scriptures of warning and .. promises from the Bible,
the Word of God.
Genesis chapter 18: “Then the Lord said [to Abraham] ’The outcry against Sodom and Gomorrah is so great and their sin so grievous …’” (Genesis 18:20)
Genesis chapter 19 … “… all the men from every part of the city of Sodom — both young and old — surrounded [Lot’s] house. They called to Lot, ‘Where are the men who came to you tonight? Bring them out to us so we can have sex with them.” (Genesis 19:4 & 5). … The angels, guests of Lot with whom the mob wanted to have sex, then said to Lot … “Get … out of here, because we are going to destroy this place. The outcry of the Lord against its people is so great that He has sent us to destroy it.'” (Genesis 19:; 12 & 13) … “Then the Lord rained down burning sulfur on Sodom and Gomorrah — from the Lord out of the heavens. Thus, he overthrew those cities and the entire plain, including all those living in the cities …” (Genesis 19:23-25).
Same-sex sexual activity has been wrong and displeasing to God for generations.
Below it was addressed to the Jewish people in the Law of Moses
“THE LORD SAID TO MOSES ‘SPEAK TO THE ISRALITES AND SAY TO THEM: ‘I AM THE LORD YOUR GOD … DO NOT LIE WITH A MAN AS ONE LIES WITH A WOMAN. THAT IS DETESTABLE” (Leviticus 18: 1, 22)
“THE LORD SAID TO MOSES … ‘IF A MAN LIES WITH A MAN AS A MAN LIES WITH A WOMAN, BOTH OF THEM HAS DONE WHAT IS DETESTABLE. THEY MUST BE PUT TO DEATH; THEIR BLOOD WILL BE ON THEIR OWN HEADS.’” (Leviticus 20: 1, 13)
When Jesus Christ, the Son of God, was asked a question about marriage, he answered: “’Haven’t you read … that in the beginning [Genesis chapter 1 & 2] the Creator made them male and female and said, ‘For this reason a man shall leave his father and mother and the two will become one flesh?’ So, they are no longer two, but one. …” (Matthew 19: 4 – 7)
Thus, the Son of God declared that marriage is composed of one biological man only and one biological woman only. Two people of the same gender is never marriage. And since marriage is God’s plan for producing children, such same-sex relationships require the involvement of a third person to produce children. Same-sex relationships are not marriage and can never, in themselves, produce children.
In the full passage of Romans 1:18 – 31, it includes Biblical references to the sexual practices of homosexuality: “ … Therefore God gave them over in the sinful desires of their hearts to sexual impurity for the degrading of their bodies with one another. They exchanged the truth of God for a lie…” (Romans 1:24, 25)
“… Because of this, God gave them over to shameful lusts. Even their women exchanged natural relations for unnatural ones. In the same way the men also abandoned natural relations with women and were inflamed with lust for one another. Men committed indecent acts with other men, and received in themselves the due penalty for their perversion.” (Romans 1 26, 27)
“Furthermore, since they did not think it worthwhile to retain the knowledge of God, He gave them over to a depraved mind, to do what ought not to be done …” (Romans 1:28)
I Corinthians 6:9 – 11 “Do you not know that the wicked will not inherit the kingdom of God? So, do not be deceived: Neither the sexual immoral nor idolaters nor adulterers nor male prostitutes nor homosexual offenders nor thieves nor the greedy nor drunkards nor slanders nor swindlers will inherit the kingdom of God. AND THAT IS WHAT SOME OF YOU WERE. BUT YOU WERE WASHED, YOU WERE SANTIFIED [set apart], YOU WERE JUSTIFIED IN THE NAME OF THE LORD JESUS CHRIST AND BY THE SPIRIT OF OUR GOD.” [caps mine]
[This is such a wonderful reassurance of the forgiving and loving power of God … available to any one of us … and everyone who will receive it! People here who had been “ … sexually immoral, idolaters, adulterers, male prostitutes, homosexual offenders, thieves, greedy, drunkards, and slanders …” had turned in faith to Jesus Christ in repentance and faith … and had been forgiven and joyfully changed for the better … and had received abundant and eternal life!]
II Corinthians 5:10 “For we must all appear before the judgment seat of Christ …”
Ephesians 5:10 – 12 “… find out what pleases the Lord. Have nothing to do with the fruitless deeds of darkness. For it is shameful even to mention what the disobedient do in secret.”
Hebrews 9: 27, 28 “Just as man is destined to die once, and after that to face judgment. So Christ was sacrificed once to take away the sins of many people, and he will appear a second time, not to bear sin, but to bring salvation to those who are waiting for him.”
Matthew 24:27 – 29 [About judgement and the return of Christ, compared to the days of Noah.] “[Jesus Christ said: As it was in the days of Noah, so it will be at the coming of the Son of Man [Jesus]. For in the days before the flood, people were eating and drinking, marrying and giving in marriage, up to the day Noah entered the arc; and they knew nothing about what would happen until the flood came and took them all away. That is how it will be at the coming of the Son of Man [Jesus].
II Peter 2: 5 – 9 “If [God] did not spare the ancient world when he brought the flood on its ungodly people, but protected Noah, a preacher of righteousness, and seven others; if he condemned the cities of Sodom and Gomorrah by burning them to ashes, and made them an example of what is going to happen to the ungodly, and if [God] rescued Lot, a righteous man, who was distressed by the filthy lives of lawless men (for that righteous man, living among them day after day, was tormented in his righteous soul by the lawless deeds he saw and heard) — if this is so, then the Lord knows how to rescue godly men from trials and to hold the unrighteous for the day of judgment …”
II Peter 3:9 “… [God] is patient with you, not wanting that any should perish, but everyone to come to repentance”
Jude 6: “… Sodom and Gomorrah gave themselves up to sexual immorality and perversion. They serve as an example of those who suffer the punishment of eternal fire.”
But … PLENTY OF GOOD NEWS!!!
EVERY SIN CAN BE FORGIVEN!!
‘WHOSOEVER WILL MAY COME’
ABUNDANT AND ETERNAL LIFE AWAITS US
THESE WONDERFUL BENEFITS ARE AVAILABLE TO EVERYONE FOR THE BIBLE PROMISES THAT …
“EVERYONE WHO CALLS ON THE NAME OF THE LORD
WILL BE SAVED!”
These wonderful truths and promises from the Bible are for everyone!
“For all have sinned and fall short of the glory of God and are justified [‘just as if I’d never sinned’] freely by his grace [‘unmerited favor’] through the grace that came by Christ Jesus.” (Romans 3:23, 24)
“For the wages of sin is death, but the gift of God is eternal life in Christ Jesus our Lord.” (Romans 6:23)
“But God demonstrates his own love for us in this: while we were still sinners, Christ died for us.” (Romans 5:8)
“Everyone who calls upon the name of the Lord will be saved.” (Romans 10:13)
“…this is how God fulfilled what he had foretold through all the prophets, saying that Christ would suffer. Repent then, and turn to God, so that your sins may be wiped out …” (Acts 3: 18, 19)
“When God raised up his servant [Jesus], he sent him first to you to bless you by turning each of you from your wicked ways.” (Acts 3:26)
“And this is the testimony: God has given us eternal life, and this life is in his son. He who has the son [Jesus] has [eternal] life; he who does not have the son [Jesus] does not have [eternal] life. (I John 5:11, 12)
“The Lord … is patient with you, not wanting anyone to perish, but everyone to come to repentance.” (II Peter 3:9)
“For God so loved the world that he gave his one and only son [Jesus], that whoever believes in him shall not perish but have eternal life. For God did not send his son into the world to condemn the world, but to save the world through him.” (John 3:16, 17)
” [Jesus said] Here I am! I stand at the door and knock. If anyone hears my voice and opens the door, I will come in…” (Revelation 3:20)
“For it is by grace [unmerited favor] that you have been saved, through faith — and this not from yourselves, it is the gift of God — not by works, so that no one can boast. For we are God’s workmanship, created in Christ Jesus to do good works, which God prepared beforehand for us to do.” (Ephesians 2: 8 – 10)
“God made [Jesus] who had no sin to be sin for us, so that in him we might become the righteousness of God.” (II Corinthians 5:21)
“… Jesus declared ‘I tell you the truth, no one can see the kingdom of God unless he is born again’” (John 3:3)
“Yet to all who received [Jesus], to those who believed in his name, he gave the right to become children of God — children born … of God.: (John 1:12, 13)
(Read to me … and claimed by me … the night as a teenager that I received Christ by faith!)
“[Jesus said] … whoever comes to me I will never drive away [I will never reject].” (John 6:37)
(Also read to me … and claimed by me that if I came to Him He would not reject me … the night as a teenager that I received Christ by faith into my life!).
DO WE DARE RISK MISSING OUT ON THIS WONDERFUL OFFER FROM GOD? HE WANTS TO GIVE EACH AND ALL OF US WHO WILL CALL UPON HIM … ABUNDANT AND ETERNAL LIFE?!
A suggested prayer for everyone who would repent and receive Christ by faith and, thus, receive the gift of abundant and eternal life …
a prayer that must be prayed in repentance and heart commitment.
God has promised to hear it and forgive us of all our sins!
“LORD JESUS, THANK YOU FOR LOVING ME.
I KNOW THAT I AM A SINNER AND NEED FORGIVENESS.
I KNOW THAT YOU DIED ON THE CROSS FOR MY SINS AND ROSE FROM THE DEAD.
I WANT TO TURN FROM MY SINS AND GIVE YOU CONTROL OF MY LIFE.
PLEASE COME INTO MY LIFE RIGHT NOW, LORD..
HELP ME TO FOLLOW YOU ALWAYS. AMEN”
Below is a radio recording addressing same-sex sexual activities as a health issue
TO HEAR A BRIEF RADIO DISCUSSION, TITLED … “SAME-SEX ACTIVITY IS A HEALTH ISSUE; MORE STD’S, LESS SAFE BLOOD, AND, ON AVERAGE, MORE EARLY DEATHS” … CLICK ON … https://haroldhendrick.com/2016/06/19/same-sex-activity-is-a-health-issue-more-stds-less-safe-blood-and-on-average-more-early-deaths;
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