Any Gay Church that presumes to think that God can accept their worship and their lifestyle of open sin and rebellion is only deceiving itself, its members, etc., basically claiming “peace and safety” when sudden destruction is upon them. It is a religion based upon presumption rather than faith that will most certainly end in woe and despair and destruction.
Upon what do I base my strong stance?
Matthew 7:21-23, “Not every one that saith unto me, Lord, Lord, shall enter into the kingdom of heaven; but he that doeth the will of my father which is in heaven. Many will say to me in that day, Lord, Lord, have we not prophesied (taught) in thy name? and in thy name have cast out devils? and in thy name done many wonderful works? And then will I profess unto them, I never knew you: depart from me, ye that work iniquity.”
True religion is more than a demonstration of love and acceptance. True religion results in contrition, remorse, repentance, conversion, old things passing away and all things becoming new. The old ways, the hereditary tendencies, the former habits, must be given up; for grace is not inherited. The new birth consists in having new motives, new tastes, new tendencies. A genuine conversion changes hereditary and cultivated tendencies to wrong.
Any Church that is approving of the gay lifestyle has totally lost its vision and sense of commission. For we are to take this gospel of the kingdom into all the world “for a witness unto all nations; and then shall the end come.” (Matthew 24:14)
What gospel? In a nutshell, “Thou shalt call His name JESUS, for He shall save His people from their sins.” (Matthew 1:21)
What is sin? “Sin is the transgression of the law.” (1 John 3:4)
A witness to all nations of what? “Though all have sinned and come short of the glory of God, He is not willing that any should perish, but that all should come to repentance, because the wages of sin is death, but the gift of God is eternal life through Jesus Christ our Lord, for God so loved the world that He gave His only begotten Son that whosoever believeth in Him should not perish but have everlasting life.” (Romans 3:23; 2 Peter 3:9; Romans 6:23; John 3:16)
Bottom line: If we are not, as a church, preaching that our God is mighty to save, the “whosoevers”, from “whatsoever”, even “to the uttermost”; then we have lost our vision and failed in our commission. Our purpose for existence as an influence for good in the world, preparing a people to meet their God, has lapsed into being nothing more than a spiritual social club, pacifying its members, indeed, anesthetising them in their lost condition until the coming of the Lord, at which time it will be too late to correct!
May God have mercy upon His sleeping church!