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 The last laws against homosexuality were repealed in 2003, which is pretty recently.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"