Have you ever wondered why homosexuals accuse us of “Picking and Choosing Scripture?”
It’s because the sins of the homosexual are out in the open.
Jesus said for us to look for the signs of His imminent return in Luke 17:26-30 “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.”
Two major events combined as one event in the last days described as the days of the Son of Man.
Noah and the flood because of the perverse hearts of men. Lot and the raining of fire and brimstone because of the sin of homosexuality.
These are the days of the Son of Man, otherwise known as the year of our Lord. More on the days of the Son of Man in a moment.
They would love it if the spotlight were pointed elsewhere. But since their sin came out of the closet, they would rather for the spotlight of exposure to go away. So they begin to accuse the righteous of making a big deal about their vile, disgusting sin.
All we are doing is helping you to see that what you are doing is sin and there is freedom from that sin when you repent and believe the gospel to be born again. That light that was an enemy now becomes your friend to help you to see. We do not get pleasure in exposing the sin of the homosexual. We get pleasure out of the fact that when a homosexual turns from their sin and get saved, they are no longer on a path to hell but their names are written in the Lamb’s book of life by the shed blood of Jesus.
If you were in a burning building, would you want someone to save you before you perish?
The same principle applies right here.
Now the first rule of the Bible is clear.
The Bible works as a code book. Only those that seek the Lord, is born again, and seeks the truth will be allowed by the Holy Spirit to unlock truth.
Scripture Interprets Scripture.
The Bible is the inspired Word of God.
2 Timothy 3:15-16 says “All Scripture is given by inspiration of God, and is profitable for doctrine, for reproof, for correction, for instruction in righteousness, that the man of God may be complete, thoroughly equipped for every good work.”
According to Biblical Hermeneutics, “The part must be studied in light of the whole Scripture.”
An unwritten rule is clear. Never let sinners tell you what the Bible says. Sinners are incompetent and unqualified to handle the Scriptures because they do not know the Author of the Scriptures.
So the practicing homosexual argue about true believers taking certain Scriptures (picking and choosing) and making a “big deal about it.”
Case in point. The sin of homosexuality.
Leviticus 18:22 says, “You shall not lie with a male as with a woman. It is an abomination.”
For many of those that do not understand how Scripture works, Leviticus 18:22 is a moral law.
The OT law was divided into 3 sections.
1. Ceremonial Law.
2. Dietary Law.
3. Moral Law.
Ceremonial Law and Dietary Law was done away with at the crucifixion of Christ.
Matthew 5:17-19 “Do not think that I came to destroy the Law or the Prophets. I did not come to destroy but to fulfill. For assuredly, I say to you, till heaven and earth pass away, one jot or one tittle will by no means pass from the law till all is fulfilled.”
Jesus is the Only One that lived sinless according to the Law and when He died on the cross, He died as a Sacrifice for all of sinful man having fulfilled the Law, including never sinning any of it’s Moral Laws.
Jesus couldn’t take away the sin of the world if He sinned.
The resurrection of Jesus proved He fulfilled the Law.
Just look at your calendar. The year in particular. Something significant happened 2015 years ago.
The resurrection of Jesus. Since the resurrection of Jesus, these are known as the Year of Our Lord, which is the days of the Son of Man.
The OT was written in as much detail about what God required for the children of Israel because of these verses of Scripture.
“Do not defile yourselves with any of these things; for by all these the nations are defiled, which I am casting out before you. For the land is defiled; therefore I visit the punishment of its iniquity upon it, and the land vomits out its inhabitants.
You shall therefore keep My statutes and My judgments, and shall not commit any of these abominations, either any of your own nation or any stranger who dwells among you (for all these abominations the men of the land have done, who were before you, and thus the land is defiled), lest the land vomit you out also when you defile it, as it vomited out the nations that were before you.
For whoever commits any of these abominations, the persons who commit them shall be cut off from among their people.
‘Therefore you shall keep My ordinance, so that you do not commit any of these abominable customs which were committed before you, and that you do not defile yourselves by them: I am the Lord your God.’”
Before the nation of Israel came into the land, there were other nations inhabiting the land.
The former tenants of that land did these and other abominations and the Lord did not want His people to have their evil, vile, wicked, and disgusting bad habits.
Is it wrong to murder?
Where did the law about murder come from?
So why do we have a problem with homosexuality?
Because homosexuals want to pick and choose what sins are not sins. Homosexuals want to declare righteousness as a sin and declare sin as righteousness (see Isaiah 5:20).
So practicing homosexuals are the ones that is really doing the “Picking and Choosing.”
What it has come to is that there is a deliberate attempt to control the language. If you control the language, you control the subject. If you put it out more often than the truth, the lie becomes the truth.
And when the truth comes, people will not know the difference. When the truth comes, there is a deliberate rejection of the truth as a lie and people remain blind.
For instance, because the sinner doesn’t know the Bible, the same Jesus that they claim to be loving, is only looked at as a Person who loves but when a Scripture comes to show that He will cast men and women into hell, they refute that by saying that “It’s not possible for a loving God to cast people into hell.”
Well here is what Jesus said.
Matthew 10:28 “And do not fear those who kill the body but cannot kill the soul. But rather fear Him who is able to destroy both soul and body in hell.”
In Ezekiel 18, the prophet said by the Holy Spirit…..“The soul that sins it shall die.”
Just like in the natural, when a person commits a crime, and is found guilty, they are sent to prison.
The principle works the same BUT in God, it’s eternal. It’s for keeps. There is no do over, second chances, purgatory, clemency, pardon, or parole.
“For the wages of sin is death but the gift of God is eternal life through Jesus Christ our Lord.” Romans 6:23
So is Jesus lying? He is the same Jesus you claim that loves? Pick and Choose a way out of what He said.
Another good “Pick and Choose” moment is when they say that Jesus didn’t say anything about homosexuality.
John 1:1 says, “In the beginning was the Word, the Word was with God and the Word was God, the same was in the beginning with God..”
John 1:14 says “And the Word became flesh and dwelt among us, and we beheld His glory, the glory as of the only begotten of the Father, full of grace and truth.”
The Greek word for “Word” is Logos. So Jesus is the Word of God made flesh or Personified. Or Jesus is the Word in Person. So when the Word in Leviticus 18:22-30 was given, because Jesus and the Father are One, who do you think gave the Law that homosexuality was an abomination?
Then there is the Book of Romans chapter 1 where the Word about the sin of homosexuality was given.
In Galatians chapter 1 and 2 Corinthians 12, Paul said he received the Scriptures by revelation of Jesus Christ.
Again, remember that the Word was inspired or breathed upon by the Holy Spirit.
Jesus gave Paul the Word about homosexuality.
But I don’t expect you to believe this because the Scriptures are spiritually discerned or understood. You need to be born again to understand that Jesus said a lot about the sin of homosexuality. And Jesus didn’t change His mind because the Father didn’t change His mind.
Jesus further underscores that marriage is between one male and one female in Matthew 19:4-5, reiterating Genesis 2:24.
Jesus never changed His mind because the Father never changed His mind.
Malachi 3:6 says “I am the Lord, I change not.”
Psalm 119:89 says “Forever, O Lord Your Word is settled in heaven.”
Jesus said in Matthew 24:35 “Heaven and earth will pass away, but My words will by no means pass away.”
God reiterated His stand against the vile sin of homosexuality by raining fire and brimstone on the cities of Sodom and Gomorrah in Genesis chapters 18 and 19.
The two most vilest sins of man is homosexuality and zoophilia, also known as bestiality or sex with animals.
God calls it an abomination or as the Hebrew definition states………DISGUSTING!!!!!
So to recap…..these are the days of Noah and Lot in the days of the Son of Man.
Homosexuality is at the forefront of this generation.
The Scriptures are clear about the fact that homosexuality is a sin that is vile, disgusting, and detestable.
That the only deliverance from this sin is the sinless blood of Jesus.
And that if anyone turns away from this deliverance, they can expect to be paid for their work of sin according to Romans 6:23.
Finally, it’s the homosexuals that “pick and choose” to declare righteousness is vile and sin is good.