Tony Campolo has turned his back on the Word of God and the Lord.
Could it be that he went too far?
Is it possible that he made his mind up and is against the Scriptures?
Is there any hope for him?
It is clear that as they are emerging to voice their acceptance of the sin of homosexuality that the homosexual community is racking up. The homosexual community is saying that eventually, evangelicals will come around to full acceptance of the sin of homosexuality.
Gratefully, not every evangelical will succumb to the will of the elite of the sin of homosexuality.
No matter how it looks, sin is sin.
All sin looks like puke on the sidewalk on a hot sunny day with flies on it.
Jesus warned us about these days.
We find these words in Luke 17:23-30
“And they will say to you, ‘Look here!’ or ‘Look there!’ Do not go after them or follow them. For as the lightning that flashes out of one part under heaven shines to the other part under heaven, so also the Son of Man will be in His day. But first He must suffer many things and be rejected by this generation.
And as it was in the days of Noah, so it will be also in the days of the Son of Man:
They ate, they drank, they married wives, they were given in marriage, until the day that Noah entered the ark, and the flood came and destroyed them all.
Likewise as it was also in the days of Lot:
They ate, they drank, they bought, they sold, they planted, they built; but on the day that Lot went out of Sodom it rained fire and brimstone from heaven and destroyed them all. Even so will it be in the day when the Son of Man is revealed.”
In Genesis 6:5-8, we find these words that describe what happened in the days of Noah.
“Then the Lord saw that the wickedness of man was great in the earth, and that every intent of the thoughts of his heart was only evil continually.
And the Lord was sorry that He had made man on the earth, and He was grieved in His heart. So the Lord said, “I will destroy man whom I have created from the face of the earth, both man and beast, creeping thing and birds of the air, for I am sorry that I have made them.”
But Noah found grace in the eyes of the Lord.”
In Genesis 18 and 19, the Lord sent two angels to rescue Lot and his family from the destruction of Sodom and Gomorrah because of the sin of homosexuality.
In these days lies the reason why we need to pay attention.
Just like then, “…the wickedness of man was great in the earth…” and the hearts of men are “…only evil continually.”
Destruction came as judgment because they refuse to repent or find grace in the eyes of the Lord as Noah did.
With the destruction of Sodom and Gomorrah, the same thing. As soon as the angels came into the city, there was no repentance. In fact, the men, young and old wanted to have sex with them. This is proof of the perversion that was in the hearts of men.
Even today, the opposition against righteousness is happening before our eyes.
We are seeing infiltration into the church and we are seeing a deliberate assault to silence the church by imposing laws that violate the constitution of the United States.
This two pronged attack is effective but few will admit that it is doing something else.
Persecution tightens the true believers, and people that are now sympathetic to the sins of homosexuality were not with us from the beginning.
Listen to what John, an apostle of the Lamb said in 1 John 2:18-19
“Little children, it is the last hour; and as you have heard that the Antichrist is coming, even now many antichrists have come, by which we know that it is the last hour.
They went out from us, but they were not of us; for if they had been of us, they would have continued with us; but they went out that they might be made manifest, that none of them were of us.”
While it is not certain that Tony Campolo was not among us from the beginning, we know that certain other individuals were not among us.
But why turn from the truths of God at this point?
What do we gain from turning away from the Holy Lord and His Word?
The answer lies in the kind of fight that we are to wage.
When the Lord God told Israel to destroy everything in the promised land, it was for a reason. So that their habits would not become our habits. We incur the wrath of God when we walk in the ways of the ones He commanded to destroy. That’s why if sin was not fully destroyed on Christ on the cross, evil will lurk until it gets what it wants.
It is evident that the power and guilt of sin was destroyed. Now it is a matter of a sinner accepting the provision made by the Lord and maintain his salvation according to Philippians 2:11.
There is no question that the mad dash to heresy is having a debilitating affect on the Body of Christ, but the opposite affect is about to unfold.
If your wife or husband is suggesting to you to accept the sin of homosexuality, they are foolish. If they are suggesting that you preach another gospel, they are foolish.
I’d rather lose house, money, car, and my marriage than to lose God.
Hell is not worth it.
If your wife or your husband tells you to “curse God, and die!,” you tell them “you curse God and die. For me to live is Christ and to die is gain. If you want to go to hell, go by yourself. I love the Lord too much to turn back now!”
Jesus revealed the kind of warfare that would take place in the house between family.
“Do not think that I came to bring peace on earth. I did not come to bring peace but a sword. For I have come to “set a man against his father, a daughter against her mother, and a daughter-in-law against her mother-in-law’; and ‘a man’s enemies will be those of his own household.’
He who loves father or mother more than Me is not worthy of Me. And he who loves son or daughter more than Me is not worthy of Me. And he who does not take his cross and follow after Me is not worthy of Me. He who finds his life will lose it, and he who loses his life for My sake will find it.”
Tony’s wife is behind his decision to accept homosexuality into the church. Tony should have realized that war was happening not just between him and his wife, but with the devil, and needed to make the right decision.
Having made the wrong decision, he will pay for it should he and his wife not repent.
Adam yielded to Eve.
Samson yielded to Delilah.
Ahab yielded to Jezebel.
Tony yielded to Peggy.
Brothers, it’s a serious lesson.
If your wife is pulling on you to accept something that is against the Scriptures, turn away from them.
Pray for them and stand your ground. Let them get mad, upset, frustrated. But you maintain your course in God because eternity in hell is a long time to think about why you went against the Holy God.
These results are devastating 100 times out of 100 times.
The Tony Campolo story could be read here.