Monday, December 11, 2017

AIDS Free Christmas Revisited

There has been a lot of buzz on the internet lately claiming that I have preached that people should “kill all gays by Christmas.” Anyone who has listened to any of my preaching would know that this is not true. First of all, I don’t ever use the word “gay,” so that should be the first clue that this quote did not come from me. Second of all, I have consistently preached against violence, vigilantism, or taking the law into one’s own hands. I have never preached that we as Christians citizens should physically harm anyone because the Bible makes it clear that we do not wrestle with flesh and blood, but that our battle is a spiritual battle. Third of all, the comments that I actually made (not the twisted version reported on liberal websites) were made over 3 years ago in November of 2014. I still stand by every word I said and would readily preach the same sermon again, but to set the record straight, this is old news.

If anyone wants to hear what I actually preached, they could watch the entire sermon from November 2014 entitled “AIDS: the Judgment of God.” The sermon is available on YouTube and on our church’s website. What I actually taught was that the law of God calls for homosexuals to be executed by a righteous government. This teaching is found in Leviticus 20:13:

“If a man also lie with mankind, as he lieth with a woman, both of them have committed an abomination: they shall surely be put to death; their blood shall be upon them.”

This is quite different from me telling people to “kill all gays by Christmas!” It is not our job to carry out this righteous judgment, but it is God’s command for government to enforce laws against homosexuality. This is not a radical belief. It is actually the traditional Christian view. In the early days of our nation at the Massachusetts Bay Colony, homosexuality was punished by death. Homosexuality was illegal in all 50 states until less than 60 years ago. The last laws against homosexuality were repealed in 2003, which is pretty recently.

The teachings of Leviticus 20:13 are reiterated in the New Testament, where Romans 1:32 speaking specifically of homosexuals states:

“Who knowing the judgment of God, that they which commit such things are worthy of death, not only do the same, but have pleasure in them that do them.”

The New Testament states further in the book of Jude:

“Even as Sodom and Gomorrha, and the cities about them in like manner, giving themselves over to fornication, and going after strange flesh, are set forth for an example, suffering the vengeance of eternal fire.”

I could go on and on, but the point is that our church is simply believing and preaching the teachings of the Bible. Anyone who does not agree is welcome to go to a different church or tune in to a different YouTube channel. We have the freedom to follow our conscience and freely exercise our religion regardless of what is deemed politically correct in 2017.

Here is the link to the sermon "AIDS: the Judgment of God"
Here is the link to a more recent sermon "Without are Dogs"


Anonymous said...

Where in the bible does it say its the GOVERNMENT's job to carry out executions?

Anonymous said...

Where in the Bible does it say its the GOVERNMENT's job to carry out executions?

sanderson1611 said...

It says that in Romans 13:

1 Let every soul be subject unto the higher powers. For there is no power but of God: the powers that be are ordained of God.
2 Whosoever therefore resisteth the power, resisteth the ordinance of God: and they that resist shall receive to themselves damnation.
3 For rulers are not a terror to good works, but to the evil. Wilt thou then not be afraid of the power? do that which is good, and thou shalt have praise of the same:
4 For he is the minister of God to thee for good. But if thou do that which is evil, be afraid; for HE BEARETH NOT THE SWORD IN VAIN: for he is the minister of God, A REVENGER TO EXECUTE WRATH UPON HIM THAT DOETH EVIL.

Perpetual Expat said...

Well, one could argue that the government is not qualified as a ruler, since they are technically "the rule of the people / the people decide" in case of a democracy; plus they are to be a terror to evil and to reward good according to basic values, and they are the polar opposite.

But anyway, here is a point of interest. In the original colony in the 1600s, there was legally a difference between sodomy and buggery. The former being with same-gender and the latter with animals. Interesting as the Geneva Bible uses "wantons, buggerers" in 1 Cor 6:9 instead of "effeminate, abusers of themselves with mankind" - I'm sure that must be a root cause for the new per-versions trying to get queers into Heaven and removing effeminacy as a sin. (wanton = sexually lawless or unrestrained; loose; lascivious; lewd)

Anyway, here's to an AIDS-free Christmas one day...

Anonymous said...

Well said Pastor!

Your Matthew 25 sermon is very inspiring for when my righteous soul is vexed by the global sodomite agenda. It's comforting to know that there will come a time when all this filth will be burned away.

J-Guy said...

Forgive the trolling, but you HAVE used the term 'gay' in the past

-but yeah, not as the way it's used nowadays