Who Will Decide What Sin Is?

Let us with caution indulge the supposition that morality can be maintained without religion. Reason and experience both forbid us to expect that a national morality can prevail in exclusion of religious principle.George Washington

A federal judge – a man apparently selected for his political rather than judicial skills – just overturned Texas law which forbids homosexuals to marry. I don’t know if this particular judge is familiar with George Washington, but I do know that he is woefully ignorant of the principles that Washington and the other founding fathers believed. And, he is either woefully ignorant or woefully disdainful of what God has decided on this particular sin.

We have a President who said very plainly that he believed marriage was between a man and a woman when he originally ran for office. Five years later he seems to have “repented” and has instructed his minions in the justice department to do the same. How does one change on something as settled as the 6,000 year old definition of marriage in so short a time? He does so by allowing his morality to be swayed by personal whims, political currents, and a complete rejection of God’s word.

You, perhaps, might know of people who believe that God has remained silent on homosexuality. They are wrong! Consider the following from the word of God:

Before they had gone to bed, all the men from every part of the city ofSodom – both young and old – surrounded the house. They called to Lot, “Where are the men who came to you tonight? Bring them out to us so that we may have sex with them.” Genesis 19:4-5, NIV Then the Lord rained down burning sulfur on Sodom and Gomorrah – from the Lord out of the heavens. Genesis 19:24, NIV

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 upon their own heads. Leviticus 20:13, NIV

Do you not know that the unrighteous will not inherit the kingdom of God? Do not be deceived. Neither fornicators, nor idolaters, nor adulterers, nor homosexuals, nor sodomites, nor thieves, nor covetous, nor drunkards, nor revilers, nor revilers, nor extortioners will inherit the kingdom of God. And such were some of you. But you were washed, but you were sanctified, but you were justified in the name of the Lord Jesus and by the Spirit of our God. I Cor. 6:9-11, NKJV

The point is that in all three Bible divisions of the history of mankind –the Patriarchal age, the Mosaic age, and the Christian age – the sin of homosexuality has been clearly defined. In the Patriarchal age, God wiped out an entire region for multiple sins, including the one – homosexuality- that was also referred to by the name of the famous town that was destroyed because of the sin: Sodom. In the Mosaic age, the sin carried the death penalty.

But, in the Christian age – the age in which we live – the sin can be forgiven, just like all other sins, if we will repent and have the sin washed away. The one thing that we cannot do, with any sin, is to go along with it.

A President may praise the sin and become an effective spokesman and type of perverted “high priest” for homosexuality. A judge may abandon Constitutional principles and authority and overturn godly laws. A majority of citizens who have been taught political correctness instead of academics in our schools may agree, but it doesn’t matter.

God defines sin, not popular opinion. How far we have fallen from the moral standards of the Bible, and of our own nation when it was young and consulted God’s word for its moral standards!

Woe to those who call evil good, and good evil; Isaiah 5:20, NKJV