The Goal

 

The most popular verse in the Bible (according to progressives): Matthew 7:1. The most hated verse? Read on.

The issue of conversion therapy also known as reparative therapy is getting a lot of press today. A new Canadian federal law is being proposed, but its counterpart has been in place in Ontario since 2015. Similar laws are being enacted throughout the US. Simply put, conversion therapy is any psychological counselling or psychotherapy that seeks to change a person’s sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, or sexual behaviour. It is overwhelmingly seen by current psychology as a terrible thing that must be banned. This banning means that although a boy may become a girl, a 1homosexual boy can never become a heterosexual boy. This is confusion at its finest.

At the heart of the matter is the question, “How set is this identity, this desire?” Is it impossible to change orientation, but not impossible to change genders? How often? Is it undesirable to even allow the question of change? Please read Wilson’s excellent recent blog posts here and here. I cannot express this issues as well as Wilson does, so I won’t attempt it. He lays it out pretty straight. I want to extend his though a little.

My concern is the goal of all this. When Wilson writes that “It is a matter of high principle to the progressives that any teenager afflicted with this particular form of lust must be allowed to drown in it” he is speaking of a goal. When he writes that there must be no prohibition against a sex change yet excluding homosexuals from the possibility of a change of orientation, “The reason you exclude them is that you are not trying to liberate anyone. Your mission is to corrupt everyone, and that is not the same thing. And of course, once people are corrupted, you want to keep them there” he is also speaking of a goal—the goal of corruption. Drowning in lust and corruption are mandated by law. That is the goal, but it goes further than that.

So back to the goal that ought to be clear to any Biblically informed Christian: the goal is to eliminate the legality of Christian conversion. This is possible in their minds because progressives think that the laws they pass actually create reality.  But now the riddle, “What is the most hated verse in the Bible?” Right here: 1 Corinthians 6:9-11

9 Or do you not know that the unrighteous will not inherit the kingdom of God? Do not be deceived: neither the sexually immoral, nor idolaters, nor adulterers, nor men who practice homosexuality, 10 nor thieves, nor the greedy, nor drunkards, nor revilers, nor swindlers will inherit the kingdom of God. 11 And such were some of you. But you were washed, you were sanctified, you were justified in the name of the Lord Jesus Christ and by the Spirit of our God.

This “sin list” is not exhaustive, but because it might be missing some sins it is not sound hermeneutics to conclude that they are exempt from this condemnation. Further, it should not be assumed that only visible, physical acts are condemned here, keeping in mind Jesus’s words about the sins of the heart (Matthew 5-7).

The real offence to the modern mind is this, “And such were some of you . . .” (vs 11). This implies change—a change forbidden by the world. Anti-conversion laws are essentially laws that restrict the Christian faith to the limits of a small part of an individual’s private life, and that will be reduced in time. We shouldn’t expect anti-conversion laws to be content to stop at sexual orientation. If the world loves corruption, it will love corruption through every aspect of life and come to demand it.

Sexual orientation is seen as something fixed and immutable, and if one is same-sex attracted there is nothing that can be done or allowed to be done to change it. It is certainly not something to correct, for that would imply something is wrong! No, the only wrong thing here, according to our 21st-century masters, is that gender is fluid and orientation is not.

“But such WERE some of you . . .” See the problem?

The Gospel is the enemy of this kind of thinking. But then it always has been.

For Pride Month


 

Fascism is a philosophy what advocates for the State to assume full control of almost every aspect of life, especially economic interests and businesses. While private ownership of production is encouraged, the output of production is for the service of the State, and is controlled by it. It is the end goal of the LGBTQ+ movement(s) to establish a sexually Fascist state in which any opposition to the movement will be outlawed. Evidence for this can be seen in almost every major Western corporation, media, entertainment, education and local government acquiescence to the outcomes of the sexual revolution. It can also be seen in the distain and outright persecution of dissenting businesses, especially small businesses.

The following is a reflection on everyday Germans and their response to the persecution of the Jews.

It is my belief that these thoughts will someday be expressed regarding Christians who opposed the ideology of Pride Month.

“And it was their government, now, which was carrying on this program under law. Merely to inquire meant to attack the government’s justice. It meant risk, large or small, political or social, and it meant risk in behalf of people one didn’t like anyway. Who but an ardent Christian, of the sort that takes Matthew 5 seriously, would undertake the risk of inquiring; who, if injustice were to be discovered by inquiry, would undertake the penalty of protesting? I am sorry to say that none of my friends was that ardent a Christian.”

“But Cabinetmaker Klingelhöfer, he who remained a vestryman of the church throughout Nazism, was as ardent a Christian as most vestrymen I have met, and his idea of relaxation, during our conversations, was to turn to religious questions. “I know it’s not what you’re interested in, Herr Professor, but I’d like your views.” One day, by way of relaxation, we went through Matthew 24 together. (I didn’t say that I was interested or that I wasn’t, but I did say that reading aloud with a German friend improved my German. ) I read, from the ninth through the thirteenth verses, to improve my German: “Then shall they deliver you up to be afflicted, and shall kill you: and ye shall be hated of all nations for my sake. “And then shall many be offended, and shall betray one another. “And many false prophets shall rise, and shall deceive many. “And because iniquity shall abound, the love of many shall wax cold. “But he that shall endure unto the end, the same shall be saved.” I stopped, looked up, and then looked at Herr Klingelhöfer. His head—this was my ebullient friend, “My life for the Volunteer Fire Department!”—was lowered. I waited. He said, without looking up: “Das ist schwer, Herr Professor. Das ist kolossal schwer. That’s hard. That’s terribly hard.” And it is hard. It is said to be hard to be a Christian—or even to want to be—under the most propitious of conditions.”

Mayer, Milton. They Thought They Were Free (pp. 126-128). University of Chicago Press. Kindle Edition.

When Homosexuals Fire-Bombed a Pastor’s Home–from The American Vision

Article by Gary DeMar.

Besides the violence of “lawfare” against those who refuse to participate in Same-sex weddings, there is physical violence. This echoes the experience of Lot:

Genesis 19:4–11

But before they lay down, the men of the city, the men of Sodom, both young and old, all the people to the last man, surrounded the house. And they called to Lot, “Where are the men who came to you tonight? Bring them out to us, that we may know them.” Lot went out to the men at the entrance, shut the door after him, and said, “I beg you, my brothers, do not act so wickedly. Behold, I have two daughters who have not known any man. Let me bring them out to you, and do to them as you please. Only do nothing to these men, for they have come under the shelter of my roof.” But they said, “Stand back!” And they said, “This fellow came to sojourn, and he has become the judge! Now we will deal worse with you than with them.” Then they pressed hard against the man Lot, and drew near to break the door down. 10 But the men reached out their hands and brought Lot into the house with them and shut the door. 11 And they struck with blindness the men who were at the entrance of the house, both small and great, so that they wore themselves out groping for the door.

Full Biblical account here: Genesis 19.

Full article here.