Homosexuality: according to Divine Vote
Why homosexuality is wrong (for all men), still a lie, an age-old lie...


A lie, no matter how often repeated, is STILL A LIE.
Homosexuality, though popularly affirmed & even practiced amongst some in recent years, is still an AGE-OLD LIE.


The TRUTH is: 
1 man + 1 woman = marriage.    PERIOD
.

The authority who decided this forever is GOD.

M
ark 10:2-16 
" Jesus replied. "At the beginning of creation God 'made them male and female.' 'For this reason a man will leave his father and mother and be united to his wife, and the two will become one flesh.' So they are no longer two, but one. Therefore what God has joined together (male & female fulfilling the divine design of marriage), let man not separate."  Notice, according to Jesus, that marriage is not only EXCLUSIVELY for male & female, but also is a sacred commitment for a LIFETIME.  This word alone is sufficient to guide everyones' conclusions about marriage forever.

Jesus set in motion here the eternal echo of
the divine vote.

A spokesman for God, named Jude, also uttered divinely inspired words about this topic:
Jude 1:3-7  Dear friends, although I was very eager to write to you about the salvation we share, I felt I had to write and urge you to contend for the faith that was once for all entrusted to the saints.  4 For certain (erring) men (who promote incorrect things) whose condemnation was written about long ago have secretly slipped in among you. They are godless men (males & females who promote things opposite of the godly or divine way), who change the grace of our God into a license for immorality and deny Jesus Christ our only Sovereign and Lord.  5  Though you already know all this, I want to remind you that the Lord delivered his people out of Egypt, but later destroyed those who did not believe.
6 And the angels who did not keep their positions of authority but abandoned their own home (the place & manner of life God had designed for them), these He has kept in darkness, bound with everlasting chains for judgment on the great Day. (Note: According to God, there is sin & wrong & it will be punished.  Notice now what God says will be a chief, or particular wrong, prevalent in the last days...)  7 In a similar way, Sodom and Gomorrah and the surrounding towns gave themselves up to sexual immorality and perversion. They serve as an example of those who suffer the punishment of eternal fire. 
(Note: According to God, there is sin & wrong & it is still wrong & will be judged & punished.)

Again, in these words (from Jude), we hear the echo of the divine vote.  (The parenthetical comments above are mine, for clarification.)

When Jesus spoke what He did in
Mark 10, He wisely hearkened back to the beginning of creation.  Noting that what God (Father, Son & Holy Spirit) set in motion there in the beginning remains a timeless precedent of how things are meant to be for all time.

Genesis 1:1  In the beginning God created the heavens and the earth.

Genesis 1:26  Then God said, “Let us make man in our image, in our likeness, and let them rule over the fish of the sea and the birds of the air, over the livestock, over all the earth, and over all the creatures that move along the ground.”  27 So God created man in his own image, in the image of God he created him; male and female he created them.

Genesis 1:31  God saw all that He had made, and it was very good. And there was evening, and there was morning — the sixth day.

Notice the clear intention of God, setting unchangeable divine precedent for marriage & coupling (His clear divine vote) decided for as long as the earth endures...
Genesis 2:18  The LORD God said, “It is not good for the man to be alone. I will make a helper suitable for him.”  19  Now the LORD God had formed out of the ground all the beasts of the field and all the birds of the air. He brought them to the man to see what he would name them; and whatever the man called each living creature, that was its name.  20 So the man gave names to all the livestock, the birds of the air and all the beasts of the field.  But for Adam no suitable helper was found.  21 So the LORD God caused the man to fall into a deep sleep; and while he was sleeping, he took one of the man’s ribs and closed up the place with flesh.  22 Then the LORD God made a woman from the rib he had taken out of the man, and he brought her to the man.  23  The man said, “This is now bone of my bones and flesh of my flesh; she shall be called ‘woman,’ for she was taken out of man.”  24 For this reason a man will leave his father and mother and be united to his wife, and they will become one flesh.  25  The man and his wife were both naked, and they felt no shame.

Notice there is no shame in sexuality or coupling (personal or romantic togetherness) when the partnership is initiated according to divine order: within marriage, ONE male with ONE female.  Keeping all people in the reality of divine order (God's original created design) is essential & irreplaceable for a healthy & God-honoring earth. God's design alone promotes the shamelessness & beauty of real love & divinely blessed partnership.  God's way, of course, is the only way, best for all mankind.

When people reject divine order they come under a curse.


The current prophetic word (contemporary message from God) about homosexuality...

Be warned against the homosexual wickedness practiced on earth, for I, Myself, will not condone it, says the Lord.  There are many people who wish & want & clamor to go against the ways I have established.  But they are wrong, says the Lord.  Be not deceived by them.  Many voices applaud, shout & campaign, but they are the wicked ones I told of long ago.  Those who err & forget the ways I spoke of old.   Return to Me.  Return to My Word. Never let go of the truth.  Remember the Bible, the Holy Word of God, the ways upon which you were founded.  The sins of Sodom & Gomorrah are these: deviation from God's design.  Erring into pride & a personal sexual delusion, trying to make same gender sexual alliance a common practice amongst the undiscerning. 

My judgment will be the SAME in the end as it was in the beginning.  Forget not Genesis for I will hold all men accountable to what I have written & declared there.

You are a people who need to respond to hope.  And grace.  A way opened for you by HEAVEN.  (Which is Christ.  John 14:6) 

Heed not the deceiving voices of earth for I WILL TRUMP THEM ALL when I have the last say. 

Fear the eternal JUDGMENT SEAT of CHRIST.  For there, all will be laid bare & no man can escape.  Everything you do in secret will be considered & exposed on that day.  There is no refuge in the sexual sins of this age though they be many. 

Marry to ONE ALONE.  And make sure that ONE is a man (if you are a woman).  And insure that ONE is a girl (female) if you are a man.  This is My way.  Walk in it. 

THUS SAYS THE LORD.


(Prophecy above was clearly given by the Holy Spirit in 6_2010, heard & received by a follower of God in the United States of America)


Note:  When you hear the VOICE of GOD, you have heard the TRUE ruling from THE (real) SUPREME court! 

The TRUTH from heaven goes beyond anyone's personal (human) perspective & moves us up higher to the level of WHAT GOD HIMSELF SAYS. 

Note: the message shared here proceeds from a heart of kindness & concern, lovingly expressed, yet frankly stated.  Please realize these true declarations are not someone's personal opinion or "religious beliefs."  Rather, this perspective echoes to the hearts of all throughout the earth, an unfolding of the divine way.  Meant to be practiced amongst every tribe, people, language & nation.  A heavenly calling to EMBRACE TRUTH & AFFIRM God's intended design without wavering.  James 1:16-17 God's ways hold the same no matter what nationality or gender we were born into.  God's design for gender identity brings boundary lines wnich no man should cross (or twist).  The straight way emanates truth from OUR DESIGNER to keep us on His blessed path.  This clear way honors the revelation of how GOD HIMSELF declares things are.  Our responsibility as humans is to live according to God's DESIGN.  Heaven's Voice is heard clearly.  And needs to steer us in the way God created us to be.




God is NOT an American, nor does He support sin
Keep in mind: God is neither a democrat nor a republican.  God is also NOT an American.   Neither is the DESIGNER swayed by contemporary or modern sexual ideas or "new morality."  A right perspective on any topic must begin & end with the CREATOR Himself.  God, His design & ways, are the sole determining factor.  No personal perspective can stand in the face of GOD the CREATOR.  Humble yourself, then, AND LISTEN.

Isaiah 40:28 Do you not know? Have you not heard? The LORD is the everlasting God, the Creator of the ends of the earth.

Isaiah 30:8  Go now, write it on a tablet for them, inscribe it on a scroll, that for the days to come it may be an everlasting witness.
Isaiah 30:9  These are rebellious people, deceitful children, children unwilling to listen to the LORD’s instruction.
Isaiah 30:10  They say to the seers, “See no more visions!” and to the prophets, “Give us no more visions of what is right! Tell us pleasant things, prophesy illusions.
Isaiah 30:11  Leave this way, get off this path, and stop confronting us with the Holy One of Israel!”
Isaiah 30:12  Therefore, this is what the Holy One of Israel says: “Because you have rejected this message, relied on oppression and depended on deceit,
Isaiah 30:13  (here's what it will do to homes, families, children, the future & society)  this sin will become for you like a high wall, cracked and bulging, that collapses suddenly, in an instant.
Isaiah 30:14  It will break in pieces like pottery, shattered so mercilessly that among its pieces not a fragment will be found for taking coals from a hearth or scooping water out of a cistern.”
Isaiah 30:15  This is what the Sovereign LORD, the Holy One of Israel, says: “In repentance and rest is your salvation, in quietness and trust is your strength, but you would have none of it."
 

Homosexuality & lesbianism are some of the most popular "banners of wrong" touted in our day.  The homosexual errors of today rival the promotion of cigarettes & alcohol by advertisers & moneymaking companies throughout most of the 20th & 21st centuries.  Every ad says: "these are so GOOD."  But we all know cigarettes & alcohol mean: DANGER, DISEASE & DEATH.  Homosexuality is the same.  No amount of endless "advertisements" (or political promotions) can change the truth.


Why political & personal promotion of same gender sex & "gay marriage" errs:

We live in a world & time where some people insist they want to be treated "EQUALLY."  I notice that God already treats every human equally.  God simply declares (EQUALLY to EVERYONE) that (anyone, everyone) who practices homosexuality (or any other sin) is wrong.  God equally declares the SAME standard(s) to each & EVERY one.  God makes His wise determination of right & wrong EQUALLY for ALL people.  God declares through the biological design of our bodies & through His Word that He created ALL people with heterosexual design & EXPECTS all men (& women) EQUALLY to practice an appropriate sexuality, faithful marriage to one, according to DIVINE ORDER. One male with one female.  For life.  To learn character qualities like self-control, purity, loyalty & faithfulness call each person (equally) to ONE marriage lifelong (one man with one woman for a LIFETIME).  This is God's revealed way. 

With God & divine order, no matter how popular homosexuality may be to some (as a chosen sin), there is no opening for any approval of such variations with God.  Scream & complain if you want.  God still won't change. God holds consistent for all people, all places, all times.  Equally. The Creator already settled & finalized DIVINE ORDER & HEAVENLY DESIGN way back in Genesis 1 & 2.  It's NOT going to change any time since.  The Creator keeps His design flowingly the SAME through the centuries & ages.  God is so fair & just, as a righteous Judge, that He applies the rules of ORIGINAL DESIGN fairly & equally to all.  To all He says: "This is my way.  These are my rules.  These are MY laws."  (No later human "laws" can amend, append, abort or advise God the way things are supposed to be.)  We need divine Law, not human-conceived ideas purporting to be (or change) "law."

Conclusion:  Go back to God.  His pure & holy Law.  Return to the original design.  And the Designer. Return to your Creator.  Forget modern abberations.

Keep in mind, as you behold the truth, that morality, marriage & sexuality are UNIVERSALLY DESIGNED.  By God.  As long as earth endures, God will CONTINUE His SAME DESIGN.  For marriage, this (forever) means ONE MAN (Adam) with ONE WOMAN (Eve) for a lifetime, MALE & FEMALE He created them.  God, thus, defined MARRIAGE.  Genesis 1 & 2. (See scriptures at the top of this article.)  It was this way from the beginning.  It will remain this same divine way UNTIL THE END.

Did you notice Jesus made clear the wrongness of divorce & the wrongness of homosexuality by His words?  Did you notice Jesus said: If you want to understand the right definition & practice of marriage, you must go back to the BEGINNING (God's ORIGINAL DESIGN & His FOUNDATIONAL, timeless words): 

Mark 10:2-16   Some Pharisees came and tested him by asking, "Is it lawful for a man to divorce his wife?" "What did Moses command you?" he replied. They said, "Moses permitted a man to write a certificate of divorce and send her away." "It was because your hearts were hard that Moses wrote you this law," Jesus replied. "But at the beginning of creation God 'made them male and female.' 'For this reason a man will leave his father and mother and be united to his wife, and the two will become one flesh.' So they are no longer two, but one. Therefore what God has joined together, let man not separate."



A word to politicians & government officials:  GOD sees EVERYTHING you do!
God loves all people.  God (unlike some of us) is pre-eminently fair, kind, good, loving, forgiving & merciful.  God is ALSO fierce & a truth-holding RIGHTEOUS JUDGE with flaming eyes!  He SEES EVERYTHING we do.  No mere human can ever escape His flaming & righteous judgment.

To Senators, congressmen, governors, judges, legislators & the president of the United States:
God will discern & judge everything you have enacted, promoted & brought upon mankind.  If you err, you will be judged for it.  Leaders who are STUMBLING BLOCKS to children & weak followers will be judged more severely than others.  No one should presume to be a leader among you.  Make sure you are qualified by piety, character, righteousness & holiness for the position you claim.  Step down if you have erred or done wrong.  Let a man better than you take over.   Remember the wicked kings of the past & their downfall. 

In the end, "political correctness" will do no good. 
It is time to cease being "politically correct" & GET RIGHT with GOD!!!  The Creator will judge those in a role as leader more strictly.  Make sure of the way you walk.



The simple truth:  homosexuality is still wrong
(no ifs, ands or buts about it)


God Himself permanently & forever opposes homosexual practices of all kinds. Why?  Because homo sexual choices & attractions change & distort a person's thinking & emotions.  Lead them to violate God's DESIGN.  God intended each man to ONLY be attracted to ONE WOMAN & MARRY (staying together for a LIFETIME). That is marriage, a proper shelter for children (if a couple has kids) & creates a building block of family.  Christ-centered families whose center & passion is RELATIONSHIP with GOD & TOGETHERNESS with each other (one male with one female for a LIFETIME). 

God designed each woman to ("date") respond to, betroth & pursue marriage with ONLY ONE MAN & MARRY (staying together for a LIFETIME).  This pure & holy design is the WAY of HEAVEN, the way that is RIGHT, TRUE, BLESSED & GOOD for ALL PEOPLE (all times, all nations, all places, all peoples). 

God Himself opposes homosexuality, same gender sex & same gender (so-called) "marriage" (which, no matter what humans say, is NOT marriage at all).  God's opposition of homosexuality, alone, is the END of the SUBJECT.  There will be no later change of mind. 

Since all same-sex attractions & interests are wrong in God's eyes, why do some still clamor for those? 

Romans 3:10  As it is written: “There is no one righteous, not even one;
Romans 3:11  there is no one who understands, no one who seeks God.
Romans 3:12  All have turned away, they have together become worthless; there is no one who does good, not even one.”
Romans 3:13   “Their throats are open graves; their tongues practice deceit.” “The poison of vipers is on their lips.”
Romans 3:14   “Their mouths are full of cursing and bitterness.”
Romans 3:17   and the way of peace they do not know.”
Romans 3:18  “There is no fear of God before their eyes.” 

Over the centuries GOD did not have flattering things to say about homosexual practitioners who prefer such things. 

1 Corinthians 6:9 Do you not know that the wicked will not inherit the kingdom of God? Do not be deceived: Neither the sexually immoral nor idolaters nor adulterers nor male prostitutes nor homosexual offenders 10 nor thieves nor the greedy nor drunkards nor slanderers nor swindlers will inherit the kingdom of God. 11 And that is what some of you were. But you were washed, you were sanctified, you were justified in the name of the Lord Jesus Christ and by the Spirit of our God.  18 Flee from sexual immorality. All other sins a man commits are outside his body, but he who sins sexually sins against his own body. 19 Do you not know that your body is a temple of the Holy Spirit, who is in you, whom you have received from God? You are not your own;  20 you were bought at a price. Therefore honor God with your body.

We live in a very strange, confused & twisted time in human history.  People (non-followers of God mostly) want to say: any & all sexual behavior is "OK" & equally "GOOD."  Is that the truth?  According to God Himself?  If all sexual preferences & practices are to be upheld, supported or even promoted, then why does the Bible say there is a category of behavior called: "
sexual immorality."  If any sexual behavior is moral, right & good, then why does God say opposite?  The truth is there is a divine definition of sexual purity which all humans must learn to respect & practice: faithfulness in one lifelong marriage, one male with one female, according to divine order, a righteous, God-honoring approach (a divine holy way).  This is the way heaven's love & the Law of God teach all men to approach sexuality.  His requirements are the SAME for each & all.  Anything (& everything) outside of God's design & pure way is identified by God as "sexual immorality."  Wrong immoral errors include heterosexual fornication & adultery, premarital sex with anyone, heterosexual or homosexual pornography or voyeurism, any & all kinds of homosexual practices or relationships.  Also forbidden are bestiality,  divorce & multiple marriages (or multiple sex partners by any method, including dating, whether premarital or extramarital), polygamy, incest & more.  All such practices are EQUALLY erring "sexual immorality."  Only confused persons attempt to do such things.

This perspective may not win the popular vote.
But, as far as politics (or voting), when it finally comes down to it, God wields the ONLY vote that counts.

And here's the scary part...
In the end, each person & any chosen"sexual preference" will stand before the ETERNAL JUDGE of the universe, even as a significant part of how He judges the individual & his behaviors.  Because your sexual behaviors (if any) form a significant part of who you are
as a person.  For good or evil.  God will then overrule all earthly courts & human legislations if ever they sought to interfere or contradict His divine decrees. And GOD ALONE will be our eternal JUDGE. 


Homosexuality (as well as any other kind of immorality) is a sin (one of numerous kinds of sexual sin) leading a person away from God's design.

Homosexuality is a serious mistake for any who practice it.


The ULTIMATE SIN, the one that damns a man to eternal hell, is rejecting Jesus, His cross, atonement & glorious salvation.  Spurning the love of God to choose a life of sin & independence from God. 

There are numerous secondary sins (Gal. 5 lists some of them).  And, 1 Cor. 6 (for example) has scary things to say about judgment, specifically, for homosexual practitioners.  The scripture says that people who choose to continue doing these kinds of sins will have NO INHERITANCE in the kingdom of God. 

My conclusion is that God wants all people to choose NOT to join or support gays or their political or personal agendas.  Why?  Because God Himself OPPOSES the homosexual "lifestyle."  Same sex interests really lead to personal destruction.  "There is a way that seems right to a man, but in the end it leads to death."  Proverbs 14:12
 
God's Word reveals an equal treatment decision for everyone.  About many kinds of sin.  Including homosexuality.

Before we were born, God already determined that homosexuality is wrong altogether (for everyone). GOD determined His ways & moral absolutes for EVERY man & woman equally.  No matter who deviates to practice or promote alternative "lifestyles,"  God Himself will not condone it.  Sexuality is like gravity, there is ONLY ONE way it was designed to go.

The simple truth forever remains:  Any humans (any age, anywhere) who choose homosexual or lesbian behaviors are wrong (by God's own definition).  Can we appeal or change this?  No. Do politicians or governments have any say?  No.  Why is this so firm?  Because the DESIGNER of life has declared that marriage & any sexual practices under the heavens must forever be channeled in ONE direction: one man with one woman for a lifetime.  Nothing else can suffice or be excused.

Freedom is a scary thing.  With free will in a "free country," people can choose to do nearly anything they want to do.  Freedom, however, does not determine whether something is healthy or not.  Homosexuality is not good.  It is a distortion of the human personality.  Leads to personal destruction, eternal judgment, displeases God & harms society.  It affects the individual, family & society.  And sets a confusing & dangerous example to children (who otherwise could have grown up more innocently). Sodomy, lesbianism & any homosexual advocacy tries to dictate to the next generation a way of doing things which errs from God's design.  Let's be honest enough to KEEP calling wrong things WRONG.  Isaiah says:  "Woe to those who call evil good & good evil."  That is a word to our generation.


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Mark 10:2-16   Jesus replied. "But at the beginning of creation God 'made them male and female.' 'For this reason a man will leave his father and mother and be united to his wife, and the two will become one flesh.' So they are no longer two, but one. Therefore what God has joined together, let man not separate."

By God's definition, homosexual practioners can not rightly "marry" or even rightly approach or understand sex.  Sex was designed by God to hold ONE man to ONE woman for a lifetime (lifespan-enduring marriage partnership).  Hopelessly (generally unhappy) "gays" can never be justified before God or anyone as they reject God's created parameters.  Why?  Homosexuality is thoroughly disapproved of BY GOD.  God holds steady on this judgment, & renders it, equally to all men.  Mark 10 reveals His determination & direction for ALL MEN. 

When "lesbians" & "homosexual" practitioners CHOOSE a sex-focus of their kind, they are choice-makers in opposition to God, descending into distorted sexual practices.  Personal sin is one thing.  Seeking to spread this error to ALL of SOCIETY is a grave wrong.  About homosexual pursuits & any & all kinds of wrong sexual relationship(s) or other sins against mankind, God Himself says: "NO.  I, Myself, will judge.  What I reveal as sin is truly wrong. Listen to no other voice." 

Because of this truth, it is not possible for two (or more) homosexual practitioners to be recognized by ANYONE (anywhere) as a "marriage."  The union (no matter what opposing politics, governments, courts or humans may attempt to confusedly say) is in danger of the OPPOSITION of the CREATOR Himself.



How to respond to homosexual politics
& contemporary clamoring for gay "rights"?
A_moral_wrong_cannot_be_a_civil_right!

So how do we get to the bottom line of this whole topic? 

Read the Bible.  Pray & get a relationship going with Jesus & the Holy Spirit.  Turn OFF the news & all the political channels.  Stop listening to humans & all your gay friends.  Forget the distortions.  Come back to reality.  Get in touch with YOUR CREATOR.  Take a look at your body.  Notice the penis (on the man).  Clue in on the corresponding opening in the woman's body.  Realize that there is NO DESIGNED INTERFACE for male with male or female with female.  Take a hint.  Take a clue.  Come back to the truth.  Humble yourself like a child & admit that God is right.  And the Creator alone can determine these things.  Reject homosexual politics.  And call it what it really is:  a plan (of satan) to DESTROY SOCIETY.  Vote against it.

Remember that if you, personally, are pursuing something WRONG, it can never be a "right."



Getting back to God's original design
Sex & marriage need to be practiced, honored & respected ACCORDING to GOD's DESIGN. 

Hebrews 13:4-8 says:  4  "Marriage should be honored by all, and the marriage bed kept pure, for God will judge the adulterer and all the sexually immoral.   (There's some clear statements there.)  6 So we say with confidence, "The Lord is my helper; I will not be afraid. What can man do to me?"  7 Remember your leaders, who spoke the word of God to you. Consider the outcome of their way of life and imitate their faith.  8 Jesus Christ is the same yesterday and today and forever."  NIV

Notice that REAL leaders are supposed to speak & affirm the Word of God (this only comes from the Bible & the Living Holy Spirit).  Rather than opinions or philosophies or sexual deviancies, we hold true to the WORD of GOD.

Hebrews 13:4 KJV    4  "Marriage (as God designed it) is honourable in (for) all, and the (marriage) bed (is, or is to be kept) undefiled: but whoremongers and adulterers God will judge."

Notice there is JUDGMENT for those who reject God's way & design of marriage.  How strange then that some human courts render judgments (or attempt to) in favor of immorality (homosexuality or other modern sexual sins).  God never judges for these things.  But always only against.

The real source of truth simply comes from God Himself. GOD is the DESIGNER, the Creator, the DEFINER of marriage & all sexual roles & relationships.  God has determined His designed way for our good.  The Lord constrains ALL (equally) to follow His design.  God FORBIDS ALL (equally) from any personal variation or moral departure.  God has the ONLY say on marriage (or on any important life matter).  No politics is needed to help us know what is right.

GOD WILL HOLD FOREVER to HIS ORIGINAL DESIGN: one woman with one man for a lifetime.  Hold steady there.  And reject all else.  God is God.  Man is wrong with all his confused "new thinking."  Homosexuality is still the SAME AGE-OLD LIE it always was.

Mark 10:2-16   Jesus replied. "But at the beginning of creation God 'made them male and female.' 'For this reason a man will leave his father and mother and be united to his wife, and the two will become one flesh.' So they are no longer two, but one. Therefore what God has joined together, let man not separate."

Same sex advocates desperately want others to relent & accept what they promote (men with men & women with women) as "normal" (or a "valid" alternative).  But it is NOT.  Sexual indulgence or emotional infatuation with the same gender are OPPOSITE of how every human being was designed by God.  So the deviations are NOT to be accepted.  (No matter what politicians or sexual promoters say.)  Gay proponents wish their practices would be embraced by all of society.  That is a destructive hope.  The cure for homosexuality is repentance (not acceptance).  It is time to tell the truth.

Like insecure "children," lesbians & homosexuals appear often looking for approval from others.  The government is approached for fatherly approval, legislation is petitioned & courts are manipulated.  All desperately seeking approval from a "parent" figure looking for support.  Yet the Creator calls same gender involvements what they really are: sexual SIN.  Sin means to "miss the mark" (to aim for the wrong thing, to fail to do what is expected, to miss the target).  Homosexuals do just that. 
Homosexuality is NOT a personal choice.  It is personal SIN. 

The highest Judge, and only One Whose Voice counts, is God Himself, the Designer Who created us all.  Go back to Genesis.  Go back to the Bible.  Go back to God's ORIGINAL DESIGN.  All the answers are RIGHT there.


Why is homosexuality wrong? 

Because God Himself has described homosexual practices as error
through the centuries. And calls these inappropriate .  God's view of lesbianism & male homosexuality remains the same TODAY & always.   There will never be a (righteous) "new morality."  God's laws & design build upon moral absolutes which never change. Malachi 3:6, Heb. 13:8  Homosexuality is a sin to be judged.  A personal error that must be relinquished.

In the 1960's or 1970's some started a philosophy: "If it feels good, do it.  Do it if its what you feel."  Some still follow that same error today.  Ultimately
homosexuality does NOT "feel good."  Any & all kinds of sexual sin, without repentance, lead a person to confusion, unresolvable guilt & mistaken perceptions about life.  Worse, a sex-centered view of life (rather than God-centered living) is unhealthy.  People can make a false god out of sex.  Rather than following God's design & keeping things within a proper perspective.  ALL sex is to be limited, according to God's wisdom (read Proverbs 1-7), to the safe boundaries of MARRIAGE, a lifelong committed, loving relationship only available between one male with one female. 

Sex-focused or sexually obsessed people (whether straight or "gay") usually skip or minimize spirituality, Christ-centered marriage,
family, parenting or things more important.  You won't find joy & blessing amongst pornographers, fornicators, child molesters, rapists or homosexuals.  Or TV & Movie watchers or romance novel readers or Internet enthusiasts who behold & view things they ought not.  These things lead to separation from God (spiritual death), depression, dishonor & shame. 

Life is not meant to revolve around sexual obsessions.  Life is foremost to be about RELATIONSHIP with GOD.  And sexuality needs to BOW humbly before Jesus & obey Him as LORD.  Release those shame-causing things of earth.  Don't join them, BEAT them.  Overcome death, sin & hell.  And receive the grace of God & WALK WITH JESUS!  Get a NEW LIFE!  Let Christ set you free from all the horrid things of earth.  Find out what true, good, pure, right, HOLY sex is: only between a man (male) & wife (female) in lifelong, committed marriage.  Wait & hold out for that.  Forget all else.

Remember Jesus' own words, when He spoke to the woman involved in a wrong sexual relationship (heterosexual adultery with a man she was not married to, unfaithfulness to her husband):  "Go now & LEAVE your life of SIN!"  John 8

It is imperative to return to GOD's DEFINITION of MARRIAGE.  And keep all practices of sexuality within those safe harbors.

Mark 10:2-16   Jesus replied. "But at the beginning of creation God 'made them male and female.' 'For this reason a man will leave his father and mother and be united to his wife, and the two will become one flesh.' So they are no longer two, but one. Therefore what God has joined together, let man not separate."

This is the safe place God has provided for EVERY PERSON to walk.

Any condoning or promotion of lesbianism or homosexuality (no matter how popular or in vogue) is an error en route to destroy marriage, family & society.  There is no real issue of civil rights here, it is a promotion of SIN.  Because gay sex, bisexuality & such practices are against nature, against good moral conscience & against God's design.  No one should ever practice such.  But God does not call homosexuality the only wrong.  Homosexuality is one of many sins.  God equally disapproves of ALL kinds of sin which hurt people & society.  Sin also erodes a person's spiritual possibilities so that God & the truth become distant, far off, unwanted.  A return to right views of morality also can signal a spiritual awakening which will bring a person back to the MOST IMPORTANT INTIMATE RELATIONSHIP of ALL: a relationship with the ETERNAL GOD.

Sin God declares as EQUALLY wrong to homosexuality include: any practice of: multiple sex partners, sex (before or outside of or
without) marriage.  Fornication or adultery by any unmarried heterosexuals, pornography, prostitution, rape, incest, etc.  All these together are ALL (equally) wrong. 

In conclusion, any sexual affiliation or emotional attachment of "love" between same sex parties is wrong.  No matter who, no matter where, no matter when.  GOD will never change His view on that.

Nowadays, gay advocates shout loud hoping to warp (distort) the whole concept of marriage into something it NEVER WAS.  And NEVER WILL BE. "Gay pride" bands together a public shout for approval & acceptance.  Yet many clamoring for approval have no real power to change something inherently wrong into something applaudable & admirable.

The Father of all people, both heterosexuals & self-identified homosexual practitioners, STILL DOES NOT APPROVE of gay or lesbian practices or promotion.  No matter what people say, do, vote, sue, legislate or enact.

A lie, no matter how often repeated, is STILL A LIE.

It is time to go back to what GOD says & let that be the FINAL & ONLY voice.  It is time for everyone else to get quiet.

"Be STILL & KNOW that I AM GOD."  Are your ears open?  Will you listen? 

Or are you hardened & misled by politics?  The news media?  The shouts of a thousand homosexual advocates?  Who will you listen to?  The SOURCE of TRUTH (God)?  Or the voice of humans?

Homosexuality, though popularly affirmed & practiced by some in recent years, is still the SAME AGE-OLD LIE.

Note: the message shared here proceeds from a heart of kindness & concern, lovingly expressed, yet frankly stated.  Please realize these true declarations are not someone's personal opinion or "religious beliefs."  Rather, this perspective echoes to the hearts of all throughout the earth, an unfolding of the divine way.  Meant to be practiced amongst every tribe, people, language & nation.  A heavenly calling to EMBRACE TRUTH & AFFIRM God's intended design without wavering.  James 1:16-17 God's ways hold the same no matter what nationality or gender we were born into.  God's design for gender identity brings boundary lines wnich no man should cross (or twist).  The straight way emanates truth from OUR DESIGNER to keep us on His blessed path.  This clear way honors the revelation of how GOD HIMSELF declares things are.  Our responsibility as humans is to live according to God's DESIGN.  Heaven's Voice is heard clearly.  And needs to steer us in the way God created us to be. 


The TRUTH from heaven goes beyond anyone's personal (human) perspective & moves us up higher to the level of WHAT GOD HIMSELF SAYS. 

How can I really know what GOD says about sex & marriage? 

Read the Bible.


The Bible is the one book by which God has consistently revealed Himself over dozens of generations, from the beginning of time.  All words to the contrary are a
LIE.

Here is what GOD says:
Mark 10:2-16   Jesus replied. "But at the beginning of creation God 'made them male and female.' 'For this reason a man will leave his father and mother and be united to his wife, and the two will become one flesh.' So they are no longer two, but one. Therefore what God has joined together, let man not separate."

These words from God Himself give us clear understanding about personal sexuality, marriage & relationships.



The scriptures alone provide a reliable guide to discern:

• Homosexuality & lesbianism (the homosexual errors of today)
• Why political & personal promotion of same gender sex & "gay marriage" errs
• Why homosexuality (in all its expressions & facets) is wrong altogether (no matter who practices it)

The real source of truth about sex, relationships & marriage is simply GOD Himself, the DESIGNER.  The only vote which counts is the "vote" of God.  Only votes, court decisions or legislations which agree with God, the Creator hold any REAL authority.  Whether people like it or not, God truly has the ONLY say (on this or any important matter).

Homosexuality: according to Divine Vote: the REAL TRUTH about why homosexuality is wrong (for all men), still a lie, an age-old lie!





Here are good links for more help & info on this controversial & important topic: 

What does the Bible say about homosexuality?

http://carm.org/bible-homosexuality

http://www.whatchristianswanttoknow.com/what-does-the-bible-say-about-same-sex-marriage-is-it-sin/


http://www.desiringgod.org/resource-library/articles/beliefs-about-homosexual-behavior-and-ministering-to-homosexual-persons



For Christians: How should we treat gays & lesbians?
Clearly this is a personal issue. However the overriding attitude should be "Hate the Sin, Love the Sinner" The Biblical teaching on homosexual practice is clear. It is an abomination to God. God hates this type of Sexual Sin. No where in the Bible is homosexual practice or sexual immorality of any kind condoned. Christians are called to be the SALT OF THE EARTH. So don't just sit on the sidelines and let assertive gays and lesbians set the agenda in Society. Support christian politicians and members of State and Federal Government Agencies who try and stop immoral legislation being approved. Lobby and write to all Politicians who support changes that are pro-gay and pro lesbian. Advise them precisely that Homosexuality is a Sin and a perversion of God's plan for men and women. Tell them you will not vote for them if they continue to promote the gay movement and fail to support God's instructions for male female relationships and marriage.

However, remember that the Christian Church has a responsibility to seek the lost & love the lost. Hateful behaviour will not win homosexuals or lesbians back to Jesus Christ. Remember that we all SIN. Due to the sin involved, people may feel a dislike for gay or lesbian practices but Jesus clearly says we must love our neighbor as ourselves (Matthew 19:19) and love our enemies. And Ephesians says: "Speaking the truth in love..." The best approach to presenting unwelcome truth to resistant persons is to find a way to present the truth firmly but with a clear understanding of God's love in the midst of confronting. We are to love each person. This means to have faith & mercy enough to see him as God intended him to be. To look past the sin & see the possibility of redemption.




FURTHER HELP AVAILABLE ON THE INTERNET

Are you a Gay Man or Lesbian that wants further help?
Help is available. You are not alone!

If you want help getting free from the trap & confusion of homosexuality, please see these helpful websites.  Some are authored by folks who understand or who have been through exactly what you are facing. 


Below is a list of resources, websites & support groups specifically focused on helping homosexuals & lesbians who decide to make a change & face their situation with new eyes:

http://www.keysministry.com

Offering Hope and Help for homosexuals and lesbians...KEYS Ministries seeks to help individuals who are struggling with homosexuality or lesbianism & want to get out.

http://www.desiringgod.org/resource-library/authors-on-the-line/from-radical-lesbian-to-redeemed-christian-an-autobiographical-interview-with-rosaria-champagne-butterfield
From Radical Lesbian to Redeemed Christian: An Autobiographical Interview with Rosaria Champagne Butterfield  
February 2013 | Topic: Homosexuality

Walking out of Homosexuality personal experience story by Joe Hallett

http://www.citizenlink.com/analysis/sexuality/homosexuality-and-gender-issues

http://blogs.cbn.com/homosexuality/archive/2008/06/24/homosexuality.lets-talk.aspx


Desert Streams Ministries

Cross Ministries
The mission of Cross Ministries, founded by former homosexual Tim Wilkins, is equipping the Church to evangelize and disciple the homosexual.

First Stone Ministries
First Stone Ministries is dedicated to the healing and restoration in all areas of brokenness. We specialize in leading those caught in a homosexual lifestyle and other areas of sexual brokenness to freedom in Christ Jesus.

Parents & Friends of Ex-gays
A Christ-centered network of the parents, friends, and family of loved ones struggling with homosexuality. 

Pure Intimacy
Focus on the Family has created this Web site as a practical resource for individuals who want to overcome the grip of online pornography and affairs.

Same Sex relationships:  a dangerous facade
http://www.probe.org/site/c.fdKEIMNsEoG/b.4218361/k.EBCC/Same_Sex_Marriage_A_Facade_of_Normalcy.htm

If you want help also getting free from the sin trap of pornography, see:
http://www.cbn.com/spirituallife/CBNTeachingSheets/pornography.aspx




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Walking out of Homosexuality
by Joe Hallett

What I remember most from my childhood is a deep hunger to be loved. My father ruled our home with a tyrannical self-interest, and I was the frequent target of his bitter sarcasm. No matter how I tried to please him, nothing I ever did was good enough.

Gradually I began to look to other men for love.

For many years I would cut out pictures of men from magazines and hide them under my mattress. I would take them out at night and create whole worlds in my head. Worlds where these men would love me and care for me as my father never did. Initially there was nothing sexual in these fantasies - only a son desperately longing for the love of a father.

In the real world I had a crush on any man who was kind to me. It didn't matter whether he was a teacher, a bill collector, or a grocery store clerk - I was open and vulnerable to anyone that showed an interest in me. When I discovered sex with some neighborhood boys at the age of ten, it felt exciting and dangerous at the same time. I didn't want to say no to them because I'd never received so much attention from anyone in my life. Finally I was wanted for something, even if I felt dirty and humiliated afterwards.

But I knew it was wrong, and it wasn't just society telling me. Something deep within me immediately recognized the wrong, but being used sexually was better than being ignored. I saw myself as unlovable, ugly, and stupid - all the things my father said about me. I was bad. And the worse I felt about myself, the more I would return to sex to find that distorted sense of self-worth.

At first there was the basic need for the love of a father, but then sex became a way to fill my need for intimacy. Little by little homosexual relationships became my only way of coping with emptiness. Sex became my comfort, even though it was a false comfort. In my desperate search for male love, I unwittingly stepped into a deepening pit of lust and emotional dependency My high school years became a dark blend of fear and forbidden desire.

I was terrified. What if someone knew? What if someone found out? I felt so different from everyone else. I knew the gay jokes and the disgust that society heaped upon "them" - so I hid inside myself. I tried to be noticed for my music, my humor, or for anything other than sex. My heartfelt desire was to be acknowledged as a person, yet casual sex only deepened my suspicion that I was less than nothing.


A New Kind Of Freedom
When I finally left home to go to college, something unexpected happened. For a brief moment, I was cut free from my past. There was no one there who knew where I'd been, or what I was. My slate had been wiped clean - at least as far as other people were concerned.

Little did I know the scene was set for me to have a head-on collision with authentic Christianity. I had grown up in a "Christian" home - or so I thought. My family went to church every Sunday. I knew where God lived and what kind of people He hung out with, but I didn't know Him.

At college, some of the people I met told me God was not an all-powerful deity waiting to squish me like some kind of bug under His foot. They said Christianity wasn't a dry system of rules but a living, breathing relationship between me and the living God!

As a child I'd learned that God was distant and unreachable, yet here was a God who knew me better than I knew myself - and still loved me. If I reached out and took the gift of His love, He would cleanse me from all the sickness of my past.

I could not resist such love. I asked God into my life.


Falling Short Of The Glory Of God
"All have sinned & fallen short of the glory of God."  Romans 3:23

Even though I had accepted Christ, I still refused to leave the homosexual lifestyle. Since I didn't know how to separate myself from it, I decided God would just have to accept me the way I was. Thus began the war between my love for God and my desire for homosexual relationships.

After two years of "living on the fence" - desiring God but also desiring men - I left college and moved to Minneapolis. It was a sort of a "Mecca" for homosexuals in the Midwest, and seemed like a safe place for me to live.

As we drove into the city for the first time, my aunt pointed out a gay bar and told me I would do well to avoid it. Unwittingly, she provided the answer to my most pressing question. I had arrived. Freedom was mine, and I threw myself into the gay world with full abandon. I belonged. I fit in.

At first I felt guilty, but gradually my conscience became quieter and duller. I convinced myself that it didn't matter how you loved, all that mattered was that you did love. Rules and regulations seemed to destroy the freedom love could bring. I continually told myself it was okay to be a homosexual.

I dove deeper and deeper into sin. I didn't realize I was drowning. Love and intimacy were elusive, but sex was available and cheap. The men were different - but the situation was the same. I was a tool to be used, not a person. I would go out in search of love, but time and time again I would return knowing that I was only desired for how well I could perform.

To the world, I was just another homosexual on the street. But God continued to keep the small flame in my heart burning.

A Second Chance
After living in Minneapolis and struggling for three years with student loans and other debts, I decided to join the army. My family thought I was crazy, but I was still on a desperate search for acceptance. I wanted to belong somewhere.

The Army sent me to a unit in Germany, and six months later I auditioned to sing with the Army Chorus in Europe. I was accepted and soon settled into my new assignment in Heidelberg.

I would like to say that I didn't continue in the gay lifestyle, but I did. Here I met a German named Claus and began my second live-in relationship. I didn't think life could get any better. I was singing before huge audiences in Europe and I was loved by a beautiful man. I had a life. I finally belonged.

But a strange thing was taking place. Even though I had the life I'd always dreamed of, I was growing increasingly restless. It was just about that time that the Lord sent an ambassador of His grace into my life. Actually, she was more like the "hound of heaven!" Her name was Debbie.

After many lengthy discussions about the Lord, Debbie began to invite me to her church. The first time, I turned her down. The following week she called again, and I made some excuse. But she continued to come to the barracks every Sunday morning. One month, two months, three months, four months went by - still she remained faithful. Finally, in the fifth month, I accepted her invitation. To be honest, I did this more out of frustration than from any real desire to go.

But her church was different from anything I'd ever known before. The people were truly friendly, and the service was alive -not so bound in ritual. That morning, an intense hunger for God awoke in me. I came away desiring to know the Lord in a new way.

So I began to go to church.

The Lord Is strong (& willing to help us) yet I continually complained about having to give up the thing I desired most. One day before Sunday School class, I again rehearsed my complaint against God: If homosexuality was sin, then why didn't He take it away? After all, God was more than powerful enough to deal with my sin! I accused Him of not doing His part to deliver me from my struggle.

But that day the class was reading from the book of Jeremiah, and when it came my turn to read the words leapt off the page:
" Why has my pain been perpetual and my wound incurable, refusing to be healed? Wilt Thou indeed be to me like a deceptive stream with water that is unreliable? Therefore, thus says the Lord: 'If you return, then I will restore you - before Me you will stand; and if you extract the precious from the worthless, you will become My spokesman." (Jer. 15:18,19)

The Spirit of God had rebuked me with my own mouth! I felt as if He had just dunked me in cold water. I was severely shaken, and began to pray in earnest that God would give me the desire to leave homosexuality behind for good. No One Can Serve Two Masters

I knew I could no longer serve both God and my desire. Matthew 6:24 became the verse I couldn't forget:
"No one can serve two masters; for either he will hate the one and love the other, or he will hold to one and despise the other... "

But I didn't know how to change! I loved men. Everything about them attracted me - how could I give them up? I was so weak. I prayed that God would just give me the desire to leave Claus. That was all I had the strength to pray.

Two months later, while sitting alone in a gay bar in Berlin, I began to reflect on my life. None of my homosexual relationships had brought me closer to my true objective: an intimate loving relationship with a man.

I confessed my sin to God that day. I admitted that I had messed up my life and my sexuality. I vowed that, if He would change me, I would follow Him. But my vow was conditional. I told God that if He didn't change me by the end of two years, I was going back into homosexuality.

That day I began to walk a new way - but at first I stumbled badly. I fell many times, but eventually I did succeed in laying my sexual behavior down. But I was still terrified of being left alone. That fear dominated my every waking moment. Who would be my friend without me somehow "paying" them?

In answer to my terrifying fear of loneliness, God immediately began to provide the love and friendship I so desperately needed. He gave me a wonderful friend, Julia. She taught me about God, and we grew together by leaps and bounds. She even helped me do really gut-wrenching things like going to my lover's house and moving all my things. God knew I could never have done that alone, so He gave me a Christian friend to strengthen me in my weakness.

After that the Lord brought godly men into my life - men who demonstrated the pure love and acceptance I so desperately needed. These men put aside their own fears about reaching out to a man struggling with homosexuality. Thank God for their courage and unconditional love!

I'm sad to say many Christians are afraid to reach out to those trying to leave the gay lifestyle. It's true many homosexuals don't know how to relate to men on a non-sexual basis - but how will they learn if no one reaches out to them with real love and friendship?

Relationships with Christian brothers have helped me to walk in the light of God, and I know that will be true for others. The need for male love lures most men into homosexuality, and only the unconditional love of God's people will help lead them out of that desperate loneliness.


One Day At A Time
Laying down sinful desires is a very long process.

Although I'd given up the outward show of homosexuality in Germany, there was much I hadn't released. I still harbored a small hope that God would someday change His mind and make homosexuality okay!

Not many of us are willing to acknowledge the fact that it may take time to change. We live in an age where we're taught to want everything, and want it now! Everyone demands instant cures and easy answers. But sometimes those answers are not instantly forthcoming.

Too many people coming out of the gay lifestyle echo the same sentiment: "If...can't 'cure' me of homosexuality in six months, then forget it!" Each time I hear that I'm reminded of the very words I spoke to God back in Berlin.

Some people think you're not really saved if you still struggle with homosexual desire, but I don't believe that's true. All Christians struggle with the temptation to sin. We need to realize that a salvation experience is not a pre-frontal lobotomy or a substitute for exercising personal discipline. God does bring change, but not always instantaneously. And contrary to some popular belief, godly change does not always come about without pain or struggle.


A Tree Of Righteousness
A growing percentage of Christians, and even many unbelievers, think that believing in Christ should put an end to our struggle with sin.

But that is a lie.

God is interested in something much more important than our comfort - He is intent upon developing His eternal character within us. And He uses our daily struggles with the flesh to shape and define that character. God can and does use struggle and conflict to bring forth His glory in us.

As A. H. Strong once wrote: "A student asked the president of his school whether he could take a shorter course than the one prescribed. "Oh yes," replied the president. "But then it depends on what you want to be. When God wants to make an oak, He takes a hundred years. But when He wants to make a squash, He takes six months."

I hope you want to be an oak.

Seeking God For Comfort
Although my sexual liaisons with men ended seven years ago, I am still imperfect.

When I give in to despair or refuse to seek God for comfort, then I find myself most vulnerable to my old romantic dreams. My fleshly desires still continue to war against my desire for the peace and righteousness of God.

Most of us want to be able to switch off our sinful natures like we switch off a light bulb - but I don't think that's a very realistic attitude towards salvation. My desperate need for God's strength keeps me incredibly close to Him. Like a child on a busy city street, I know that if I let go of His hand - even for a moment - I'll get hit by a bus.

I am still a sinner who struggles with his flesh, but I'm being changed daily. I used to think Christianity was just God's scoreboard for keeping track of all my sins. But now that I've walked with the Lord for several years, I know that Christianity simply means total dependence on the love and forgiving mercy of my Father in heaven.


"Do not fear, for I have redeemed you; I have called you by name; you are Mine! When you pass through the waters, I will be with you; and through the rivers they will not over flow you. When you walk through the fire, you will not be scorched, nor will the flame burn you. For I am the Lord your God, the Holy One of Israel, your Savior." (Is. 43:1-3)

For Your Light Has Come God's love is reaching out to each one of us through the brokenness of our hearts and lives. But the question is: Will we trust Him even when it hurts? In Jesus, I have found Someone that I can give my whole self to - body, soul, and spirit. In Him I have placed my trust. So now I can say of all men I am the most blessed, because I know where my hope lies:  Jesus, Jesus, Jesus.


"Blessed are they whose transgressions are forgiven, whose sins are covered. Blessed is the man whose sin the Lord will never count against him." (Rom. 4:7,8)



Editorial note:  Joe wrote the above testimo
ny after 7 years living free outside of the homosexual trap. 
Below is the 2012 update about Joe (which describes 5 additional years of freedom, i.e. 12 years altogether of freedom in Christ)
http://www.desiringgod.org/blog/posts/when-homosexuality-became-a-man






























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