We must stand with the Word of God for Biblical Sexuality.
God inspired the writing of the Holy Bible, and He expects Christ-followers to prioritize it for our well-being. He wants the Holy Scriptures to form our worldview. He wants us to embrace what Holy Scripture embraces and reject what it rejects. The Father wants us to seek counsel from the Holy Bible and reference it for what’s true and false. In so doing, we’ll stay aligned with Father God and Jesus, the Messiah.
The world applies tremendous pressure upon Christ-followers to compromise our commitment to Holy Scripture. The world applies its pressure greatest in the area of homosexuality and gay marriage, condemning and labeling us homophobic if we stand with Holy Scripture for Biblical sexuality.
The condemnation seems greatest for African Americans who stand for Biblical sexuality. The expectation is we should be empathetic with the gay community since we’re both maligned minorities. If we don’t embrace the homosexual agenda, the world compares us to racists who oppressed African Americans, reserving its most bitter condemnation and scorn for black clergy who reject homosexuality.
Our critics won’t accept the assertion that our stance for Biblical sexuality is rooted in adherence to Holy Scripture, not hate. Hate or fear of anyone isn’t our motivation. We love and embrace homosexuals, but not homosexuality and gay marriage. We have homosexuals in our families, churches, and so on.
Notwithstanding our love for homosexuals, many African Americans, including me, reject any asserted similarities between being black and being gay. Being black is God-given, being gay isn’t, according to Scripture. God made our blackness as part of His image. There’s no proof that God made anyone gay. Throughout Scripture, God condemns homosexuality, while loving and dying for all sinners.
Enters Pete Buttigieg, a Rhodes scholar, war veteran, and former special forces operative. He’s very articulate and sharp-minded. He’s also part of the moderate wing of the Democrat Party. But he has experienced tension with the African American community in South Bend, IN, where he was mayor. His firing of a popular black police chief and mishandling of a police shooting of a black boy has not endeared him to blacks in his town.
America is at a crossroads.
Despite his problems with African Americans, he has an impressive resume, albeit he’s short on national experience. But he will never get my vote, although my desire to see Trump out of office is powerful. Below are my reasons for rejecting the presidential candidacy of Mayor Pete Buttigieg.
First, in many places, Holy Scripture declares homosexuality as a sinful and abominable lifestyle. For instance, in Leviticus 18:22 (AMP), Moses wrote that You shall not lie [intimately] with a male as one lies with a female; it is repulsive. And of course, everyone knows about God destroying Sodom and Gomorrah because of homosexuality.
In the New Testament, Jesus implicitly rejected homosexuality and promoted traditional marriage when He said, For this cause shall a man leave father and mother, and shall cleave to his wife: and they twain shall be one flesh? Matthew 19:5. Here Jesus defined and embraced traditional marriage.
Paul the apostle was much more explicit about homosexuality. In Romans 1:27-28, he gave a scathing and profoundly negative description of homosexuality. He said:
For this reason, God gave them over to their own disgraceful and vile passions. Enflamed with lust for one another, men and women ignored the natural order and exchanged normal sexual relations for homosexuality. Women engaged in lesbian conduct, and men committed shameful acts with men, receiving in themselves the due penalty for their deviation. Romans 1:26-27
Paul minced no words describing God’s contempt for homosexuality. He describes it as disgraceful, vile, abnormal, shameful, and deviant.
In 1 Corinthians 6:9, Paul even says homosexuals cannot enter the Kingdom of God. He specifically said, 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. Despite Paul’s strong words against homosexuality and other sexual deviancy, we must always recall; however, that God loves the homosexual but clearly not their sin.
Second, if Mayor Pete becomes president, there’s no going back. America would’ve said to God, we forever reject Biblical sexuality, and in so doing, we also reject you. Mayor Pete’s presidency would be a constant reminder to Heaven that America has joined ranks with Sodom and Gomorrah.
Third, a Buttigieg presidency would disavow and reject Holy Scripture. As I stated above, Holy Scripture repeatedly and unequivocally condemns homosexuality or sodomy, but not homosexuals. A Buttigieg presidency, though, would inherently move us from honoring Holy Scripture as truth and the basis of morality.
Fourth, a Buttigieg presidency would send a loud and corrupting message to America’s youth that the LGBTQ+ lifestyle is legitimate and normal. Eventually, homosexuality would become mainstream in America, further invoking the judgment of God on this nation. Our Father is full of grace, love, and mercy, but He has limits. A gay America would likely break those limits and offend the Father. It was Jonathan Edwards who preached a sermon warning us about falling into the hands of an angry God.
Fifth, Buttigieg, as president, would open the door for many perversions. The devil would unleash a flood of sexual deviation in America. Everything imaginable would become accepted to the American psyche. Homosexuals would seek to further change our laws in ways that provide the homosexual agenda greater protections against Gospel preaching.
America is at a crossroads. One road leads to more deviance, while another leads to a rejection of such. My choice and counsel is to reject more sexual deviancy by not voting for Mayor Pete. Instead, let’s promote Biblical sexuality and traditional marriage by standing with Holy Scripture and its author, God the Father, Son, and Holy Spirit.