Same Sex Marriages

By Brian A. Robinson

I am certain we were all stunned to wake up in Ontario and learn that the Supreme Court of Ontario ruled in favour of same sex marriages–immediately. This was a seismic tremor on the Richter scale of ten that has shaken our nation to the core of its existence and brought every value we ever held in trust into question. The ruling spells the death knell to a Christian society founded on the rule of God through Biblical values, and the triumph of a secular society ruled by an elite cadre of humanist and atheistic Judges whose sole delight is to tear down years of proven safeguards that buttress individuals and family from the elite and powerful.

The decision is so shocking because it tears away any hope we may have had in stemming the tide of the secular juggernaut. We who believe that, “Righteousness exalts a nation, but sin is a disgrace to any people” (Proverbs 15:34) find ourselves on the defensive if not in full retreat. The Church has not only failed to stem the tide, but our democracy lies in the dust, bleeding red. Upon hearing the ruling of the Supreme Court ordering our parliament (the elected voice of Canadians) to bring the laws governing marriage into line with the ruling, our supine Prime Minister immediately stated that the government of the day would fit a bill in accordance with the dictatorial demands of the Court–a demand that makes Canada’s ruling unique in the world as even Holland and Belgium have restrictions concerning same sex marriages.

As a result, three people and two percent of the population hold the majority of Canadians ransom, so that, even to speak or oppose this legislation could bring one into Court and under judicial prosecution–or is it persecution? A Supreme Court Justice, Justice McLaughlin, rushed to defend the lower court’s ruling by stating, “the majority must not be allowed to suppress the minority.” An interesting statement in and of itself when one thinks that the majority does suppress the minority all the time. We suppress thieves, as an example, for the well being of society as a whole. Further, what happens when a minority suppresses the majority? In fact, human history is full of such examples of minority oppression as is the case of Saddam Hussein and numerous communist regimes.

The real question is, ‘What will happen when a few unelected people become the arbitrators of what values Canadian will uphold and what values they will suppress?’ The real problem is, ‘That Law, having cut the umbilical cord with the transcendent, has no basis for its decisions except brute force and the dictatorial power of judicial activism.’ Carl F. Henry writes in, Twilight of a Great Civilization, these words of warning: “Our generation is lost to the truth of God, to the reality of divine revelation, to the concept of god’s will, to the power of His redemption, and to the authority of His Word. for this loss it is paying dearly in a swift relapse to paganism. The savages are stirring again, you can hear them rumbling and rustling in the tempo of the times.” p.15.

What is at Stake?

What is the struggle all about? Is it really a tempest in a teapot and, as we are told, ‘when we realize the sky is not falling, life will go on as normal?’ I am reminded of Malcolm Muggeridge’s two volume work of his life entitled Green Tree (when he was young) and Dry Tree (when he was old). As a newspaper man, he had seen numerous changes in his life, and he poked some fun at the small ‘l’ liberals of his day. He likened these social reformers to people on a train with a destination in mind. Once they reached their destination, they wanted the train to stop, but it never did, and no matter how much they shouted, the train kept rolling along. The homosexual train will also keep rolling along because it is a deviancy, and, as a deviancy, it corrupts and corrupts absolutely. Today homosexual marriages, then adoption, followed by education of the young contrary to parents’ protestations, officials elected on the basis of their approval of homosexual agenda, affirmative action for homosexuals in teaching positions, the firing of those who refuse to support this deviancy and jail for those who oppose or protest. As Paul writes in Romans 1:32, “Although they know God’s righteous decree that those who do such things deserve death, they not only continue to do these very things but also approve of those who practice them.”

As one who belongs to the majority, I want to make it clear that I do not have the right to bully, harass or oppress in any way those who have chosen a homosexual lifestyle. My Lord and Saviour has taught me to love all men even those who hate me and spitefully use me. Homosexuals are to be treated with respect and courtesy and, as God’s fallen image bearers (as we all are), to be treated as human beings. Further, the criminal code of Canada gives to homosexuals the same protection as any other citizen of Canada. In that sense, they are equal to those whose sexuality conforms to God’s Word. The point is that while homosexuals are entitled to the same legal protection as any other citizen so long as they keep their proclivities to themselves, but they should never have the same privileges. The war that is now being waged in the bosom of our nation is not about basic human rights and legal protection, but a homosexual lobby who insist upon full acceptance and the blessing of all citizens upon their deviant lifestyle. Further, they are clearly determined to have it even if it means that those who oppose this lifestyle and view it as detrimental to the well being of individuals and society must be punished and even incarcerated.

Clearly, we cannot accept the Supreme Court ruling, and we will not bow the knee to Caesar in this regard. How can we, and still by loyal to Christ our King? We are told by those who promote the gay agenda that Christ never condemned homosexual behaviour. But this is specious reasoning and deliberate twisting of the facts concerning Christ’s teaching on the subject of human sexuality. The whole Bible is Christ’s mind and will for His church and not just the letters in red. Christ never condemned incest, or bestiality, or polygamy in so many words, but his teaching on marriage and his appeal to Genesis two as the template for what God intended marriage to be makes it clear that Jesus saw marriage as a heterosexual union, one man and one woman, for life. Any sexual activity apart from this heterosexual pattern, whether before or outside of the marriage bed, is defiled and condemned by our Lord (Heb.13:4). David Feddes the designated preacher on ‘The Back to God Hour’ gives the direction the church must take in these difficult issues. “The church” he teaches, “must have the courage and clarity to say no on at least three levels: no to homosexual acts, no to homosexual marriage and rituals that bless same-sex unions, and no to church leadership for people who practice or promote homosexual conduct” (June, 2003).

The Gadarene Slide:

The amazing thing about the court’s decision is you do not even have to be a resident of Ontario to receive a marriage licence issued at Toronto City Hall. So we have become the Las Vegas of the North and homosexuals are flocking to Toronto to get the Court’s approval of their sinful lifestyle. As of this writing, over one hundred and fifty marriage licences have been issued and many more are likely by the time ‘gay pride’ week hits the streets of Sodom and Gomorrah. Homosexuals have come in such numbers because, as they put it, “if scores of us get married, how do they put the horse back in the barn?” Canada has become a painted hussy offering her wares to any passerby. The words of the prophet Ezekiel 16:32-34 have become applicable to our nation: “You adulterous wife! You prefer strangers to your own husband. Every prostitute receives a fee, but you give gifts to all your lovers, bribing them to come to you from everywhere for your illicit favours. So in your prostitution you are opposite of others; for you give payment and none is given to you.” And in the words of the prophet Hosea, “A spirit of prostitution is in their heart; they do not acknowledge the Lord” (Hosea 5:4).

Who indeed can close the barn door? The tragedy is the barn holds more than one denizen of the deep. If marriage has no meaning anymore than a wax nose to be twisted to one’s liking, who can protest bestial marriages? incestuous marriages? polygamous or polyandrous marriages? and even men loving boys marriages? One may accuse me of scare mongering, but the decisions of our courts make it clear that what was once unthinkable has first become thinkable and now ‘do-able.’ Once the train gets rolling, who can stop it? Who, but God, can prevent our nation’s Gaderene slide into the abyss? Recently, SARS (Severe Acute Respitory Syndrome) invaded our shores and claimed many victims. In order to protect ‘normal’ society, we forced those so infected to be quarantined. Was this fair? Yes, in interests of the nation as a whole even though some would suffer confinement for the safety of the majority. In like manner, as William Gairdner points out in his book The War Against the Family the question is not what is fair and unfair but what of all the unfair systems is best since no society can be fair to all. He concludes,“it is better to be unfair to homosexuals in the name of its own social health, than to be unfair to the entire society in the name of fairness to homosexuals [or any other pressure group]” (p.364).

Several years ago, under duress of the homosexual lobby, the American Psychiatric Association (1973) voted to remove homosexuality from the list of mental diseases. (Of course, it never was a mental disease; it is a heart disease as is all sin.) Recently, the same Society narrowly voted to keep padeophilia (adults having sex with minors) on the list of mental diseases. The train keeps rolling on, travelling, passing station after station. While homosexuals constantly portray themselves as victims of intolerance and so called ‘gay bashing,’ they have no trouble trashing marriage as an institution and heterosexuals marriages as a form of bondage and slavery. In homosexual newspapers, comments like this are a dime a dozen: “The heterosexual family unit–spawning ground of lies, betrayals, mediocrity, hypocrisy and violence–shall be abolished” (Gairdner p.361). Their aim goes beyond trashing marriage, for they openly admit they want all laws governing the age of sexual consent abolished, thus enabling adults to have sex with consenting children of any age or either sex. Of course, as we know, children are vulnerable and can often be talked into things that they are not yet experienced enough to refuse.

The answer to marriage bashing by gays is an easy one. No one would deny that marriage has taken a beating, and that government and society as a whole no longer see it as an ideal for the nation. Clearly, many marriages have been crushing in their brutality and wickedness. But we live in a fallen, sinful world in which sin invades family units as it does all other aspects of society. The point still remains that while the traditional understanding of marriage has its pitfalls (and we must continue to strive for improvement in this regard) the fact remains that traditional marriages are, by far, above anything else the world has to offer. Every other permutation and combination have proved a colossal failure and the beginning of the end of any nation that harbours deviancy on a wide scale. In a fallen world, heterosexual marriage is the institution that most protects women, children, and the individual from the rapacious outsider and designs of the omni-present State.

Disturbingly, in heterosexual unions the sexual abuse of children does go on, but such abuse percentage wise is much less than amongst other forms of unions whether communal or same sex unions. The homosexual lobby loves to point to statistics claiming that heterosexual offenses against their own offspring is widespread, but the truth is, while only one or two percent of the population, homosexuals offend more often and in greater percentages. As Gairdner reveals, “Although homosexuals represent only between 1 and 4 percent of the entire population (up to 2 percent exclusively homosexual; and 2 percent casual bisexuals), studies based on ample U.S. data tell us that they perpetrate between one-third and one-half of all child molestations (Los Angeles Times survey, August 26, 1985), and that homosexual teachers commit between 25 and 80 per cent of all pupil molestations” (388). In other words, a deviancy is not self-contained but seeps into society like a cancer corrupting the innocent and abusing the helpless.

Tolerance the Only Moral Virtue of Our Time:

But what about tolerance? Is not accepting others on their terms a good thing? Should we not be tolerant of those who have a different lifestyle than our own? Think back in time when people were intolerant towards blacks, or other races, or even women. They acted towards them in ways that were detrimental and dehumanizing. One only has to go back a few years to Nazi Germany and see the results of people acting in an intolerant fashion and the horrors associated with it. Why should we not tolerate homosexual behaviour and simply regard it as a lifestyle that is different from the majority of citizens amongst whom they live? Certainly, the homosexual lobby has used the ‘tolerance card’ skilfully, for, as we know, the only sin left in the Western world is intolerance.

But since when has tolerance become a supreme virtue? For example, my body will not tolerate poison and seeks to expel it. The body politic cannot tolerate certain types of behaviour and survive. The truth is, tolerance has been reduced to acceptance and anyone who is un-accepting is accused of being intolerant. But such ‘doublespeak’ is deceiving and mischievous. Here is why, tolerance is necessary in a pluralistic society, agreed. I want my Jewish neighbour to tolerate me just as I should tolerate him. That way we can live side by side in peace and harmony. But tolerance does not demand that I accept his view of God and the world as the correct one. Nor does it mean that I should not try and convert him to my Lord and my Christ. In fact, in a truly tolerant society, the heart of freedom is the exchange of ideas and the right to convert others to ones cause or ones religion. Many people ‘froth at the mouth’ when they here about attempts to convert others from one faith to another yet, fail to recognize, that in a secular society humanistic values are foisted on the unsuspecting everyday and the attempt to convert the populace to these values are constant and pervasive. Yes, we need to be tolerant of others and as believers in our Lord Jesus we have been in the forefront of maintaining freedom of conscience where we disagree and strongly disagree.

Nevertheless we must be clear on what we mean by tolerance and how much any society can tolerate before it collapses under the weight of iniquity. What is the difference between tolerating those of a different skin colour than ourselves and a homosexual lifestyle? As Christians do we simply tolerate those who belong to different human families or certain genetic differences? Not at all! We are not only to tolerate them, but we are to accept and embrace them. Why? Because they belong to the same human race as ourselves and have the same father and mother as ourselves, namely, Adam and Eve. When it comes to race issues or gender issues, tolerance is the wrong word, and only total acceptance will do.

But when it comes to homosexual behaviour, tolerance is the right word if we use the word to mean what our English forefathers meant it to mean, and that is, I will grant you the right to live in peace and without persecution, but that does not mean I will accept or embrace your lifestyle as anything but a deviancy from that which is the norm. That is I will treat the homosexual as I would any other person made in the image of God but like myself is a fallen son of Adam. I will embrace such a one in the love of Jesus but I will not embrace his life style or deceive the homosexual into thinking that his lifestyle is anything but rebellion against the most High God. Further, by God’s grace, I will seek to convert him to the life changing experience of salvation that can alone be found in Christ Jesus our Lord. Nevertheless, Society as a whole has a deeper concern in this matter. Society in the interest of the health of the nation must seek to contain behaviour that is clearly detrimental to the health (spiritual, moral and physical) of the body politic.

Further, as we are forced to accept the unacceptable, we see growing intolerance to those who resist and, for Biblical reasons, oppose homosexual practises. We will soon discover that our Bibles are to be taken from us and the words of Paul’s in 1 Corinthians 6:9-10: “Do you not know that the wicked will not inherit the Kingdom of God. Do not be deceived: Neither the sexually immoral nor idolaters not adulterers nor male prostitutes nor homosexual offenders nor thieves not the greedy nor drunkards nor slanders nor swindlers will inherit the Kingdom of God.” will not longer be allowed to be read in public. Those who cry the most for tolerance of their position are usually those most intolerant of those who disagree with them.

Even now our Parliament is promoting a Bill by the well known homosexual MP Svend Robinson, called Bill C-250, which would make it a hate crime to speak against homosexual immorality publically. We are assured by the drafters of this Bill that it will not interfere with our right to publish and read Scripture passages that clearly condemn homosexual passages. But the assurances come as cold comfort given the recent judicial statutes which have time and again struck down the rights of practising Christians in favour of the rights of those on the fringes of society. The question is will we ever hear from the pulpit again such verses as Revelation 22:14,15: “Blessed are those who wash their robes, that they may have the right to the tree of life and may go through the gates into the city. Outside are the dogs, those who practise magic arts, the sexually immoral, the murders the idolaters and everyone who lives and practises a lie?” Tolerance in a secular society has come to mean we will tolerate every deviancy and corruption but will force anyone who oppose on Biblical ground to remain silent or be prosecuted by Big Brother and Big Brother’s judicial hammer the Supreme Court of Canada.

The Homosexual Agenda:

The Homosexual Agenda–is there one? Most people are unaware how thoroughly compromised our judiciary and our parliament is by the homosexual lobby and homosexuals in key positions of government and authority. It is not simple equality that they want but control of the state apparatus to promote their own far reaching goals. Some homosexuals, who wish to remain anonymous, would protest this portrayal of their aims, but the train will not stop at their station either. The homosexual agenda seeks to undermine heterosexual commitment which includes the protection of children within the family unit. It teaches that heterosexuals are the real queers, and that male headship is a brutal form of domination and violence towards those whom they are pledged to protect and love. Dr. Henry McCaw writes that public schools virtually break the ice for gays. Twelve year old’s are introduced to oral and anal sex. Phyliss Bennett, president of the Ontario Elementary Teacher’s Association, said, “The Union is trying to promote a more positive homosexual environment in schools.” In British Columbia a school board has twice turned down homosexual material for kindergartners despite a court ruling to the contrary.

Gairdner shares this from the so called Project 10 course (meaning ten percent gay) used is some California High Schools: “A video of homosexuals in explicit copulation is shown to thirteen year old’s. It is shown again and again until the class is desensitized and thoroughly brain washed” (384). Charles Colson in his book The Burden of Proof relates the following story. The chapter is entitled ‘Innocence Lost’ and tells of how a group of lesbians stood inside the doorway of an elementary school on Valentine’s Day and handed out heart shaped candy with pamphlets stating “Lesbians everywhere!...Girls who love girls and women who love women are OK! Happy Valentines.” Many parents were outraged. One little girl said to her mother, “Nora is my best friend, and I love her. Does that make me bad?” The mother had to explain the difference between homosexuality and heterosexuality to a child too young to be burdened with such details.

As one mother put it: it is not fair to rob our children of their innocence. In 1986, the International Lesbian and Gay Association adopted a position supporting what is called “the right of young people to sexual and social-determination regardless of age.” “Today,” Colson adds, “we hear much about children’s rights. But what does it mean? It really means ‘Lets get young people out from under the protection of their parents so they can be approached by gay and other adults.”

The Lesbian avengers on that Valentine’s Day made it very clear as to their intent–they wore a T-shirt emblazoned with this slogan: “We recruit.” In Canada, a refusal to print that t-shirt would bring you to the Human Rights Commission and include heavy fines if not jail.

Where are the Churches in all of This?:

Perhaps, the saddest part of all of this is so many churches have swallowed the lie and are now amongst the greatest boosters of gay ‘so called’ rights. denominations opposed (whether Lutheran, Baptist or Catholic) have gay rights boosters in their camps. The Presbyterians are saddled with a group called ‘More Light’ (not necessarily all homosexuals) who wrote: “We believe the time has come to stand for those denied full participation in our churches: lesbian, gay, bisexual and transsexual Presbyterians whom god has called to the ministry. We have no choice. We do this because it is right.” The irony of it all is by what standard? To do this because it is ‘right’ means that somewhere there is an absolute right. And the only absolute right is the Word of God which denies their basic premise that homosexuality is an acceptable lifestyle. Of course, if there is no God, then there is no absolute right, and they are not more right in promoting homosexual ministry than I am wrong in opposing it! Let us be clear about this: we are not opposed to sexual perversion because it is a health problem–and it is–nor because it threatens the well being of marriage and our children–and it does–but because it is contrary to God’s will as clearly stated in Leviticus 18:22: “Do not lie with a man as one lies with a woman; that is detestable.”

In June of 2002, the Synod of the Diocese of New Westminster authorized its Bishop to produce a service for the blessing of same-sex unions. They wanted a ritual to use in each congregation enabling the homosexual couple to seal their relationships with the church’s authority and blessing. The majority of delegates favoured the move but some walked out. One who walked out was the esteemed Dr. J. I. Packer who stated the following reason for his protest was “Because this decision falsifies the gospel of Christ, abandons the authority of Scriptures, jeopardizes the salvation of fellow human beings, and betrays the church in its God-appointed role as the bastion and bulwark of divine truth.” It was then interesting to see that those who walked out claimed to still be in fellowship of the wider communion of Anglican churches only to learn that Dr. Rowan Williams the new Archbishop of Canterbury saw no reason why homosexuals had to remain celibate, and then ordained a priest who had a homosexual partner. In turn, the African arm of the Anglican church made strong protest against the Archbishop’s action revealing that darkened Africa has become enlightened while enlightened England has become darkened.

Did God make Homosexuals that Way?

What if God makes homosexuals that way? How can they help it if they were born with a nature that desires the same sex? The truth is God did not make homosexuals that way. All sexual perversion, homosexual or otherwise, is a result of Adam’s disobedience in the Garden of Eden. Only, Jesus Christ, our Lord and Saviour was sexually pure for “All have sinned and come short of the glory of God” (Romans 3:23). But to blame God for one’s homosexual proclivities is to blame God for every other sin man commits. The adulterer has just as much right to say God made me that way as does the murderer or thief. We are all predisposed to sin and certain experiences may give us a predilection in one direction or another, but we were not created by God to live contrary to His revealed will in these matters, nor is anyone genetically predetermined as the “University of Toronto Professor of Psychiatry Joseph Berger writes: ‘I have never come across anyone with innate homosexuality’” (Gairdner 366).

Further, to insist that homosexuals are born that way traps them into a lifestyle that many desperately want to be delivered from. The myth of the happy gay is just that: a myth. Gairdner encourages us to us the word homosexual and not gay when speaking of these things. He points out that homosexuals are anything but gay: “Twenty-five percent of homosexuals themselves say they have an emotional disorder, one-quarter to one-third are alcoholic, very high percentages are if fact physically sick much of the time from sexually transmitted diseases, and when asked sincerely by a young person about pursuing the gay life-style, they counsel against it, for to one” (p.377). Not only so but same sex marriages, once the celebration dies down, are bound to fail and they will fail because homosexuality is flawed in a way heterosexuality is not. Promiscuity amongst practising homosexuals is notorious if not part of the outcome of such deviancy. Gairdner points out, “That the average [homosexual] had 300 to 500 partners in a lifetime. ‘Cruising’ for sex with total strangers was the preferred pastime” p.391. The mass media gives the impression that all homosexuals want is a lifestyle like heterosexuals, marriage to one partner and a family. But nothing could be further from the truth and time will show that the vast majority of homosexuals want nothing to do with marriage vows that commit them to one partner for life.

A former lesbian converted by the grace of God, Anne Paulk, said of her experience, “As a lesbian I found hurt people just [looking for] love. As a Christian I found loving people just wanting to heal my hurt” (Colson 260). Packer is right when he insists that churches who accept the gay agenda “jeopardize the salvation of fellow human beings.” The gospel promises deliverance as well as strength to overcome our sinful lifestyles. All of us are trapped in the web of sin and deceit that we are born into. Only in God’s grace can we find true liberation to live lives fully blessed in him. Work amongst homosexuals has proven that the above statement is true: “According to Bill Consiglio, director of Hope Ministries, 40 percent of homosexuals who seek change ‘move into full heterosexuality, with many entering marriage and parenthood.’ An additional 40 percent are able to commit themselves to living as celibate Christian singles” (Colson, p.260). We owe as a debt and obligation to our homosexual neighbour to introduce them to the Christ who delivered us from our sins and sexual impurities and can do the same for them.

A Matter of Justice?

Surely, it is a simple matter of justice? That is how Bishop Tutu sees it, “Now,” he tells us, “that slaves, woman and blacks have been liberated, gay liberation is long overdue. What civil rights activists were in the 1950's and 60's, gay rights activists are today. We should support them in their cause and join them in their struggle (Feddes, June-2003)” In saying these things, Bishop Tutu really demeans the struggle for true freedom and liberation in regard to race and gender. As one black civil rights leader put it, “The freedom bus that went to Selma, was never intended to go to Sodom.” The Bishop, nevertheless, presses all the right ‘word buttons’ such as struggle, liberation, and justice. It all sounds so noble, so right, so in, so with it. Who is not for justice unless it is a matter of abortion? Who is not for freedom and liberty unless you refuse to print gay literature? Who is not for tolerance unless you believe the Bible and want to live by what the Bible says? Who is not for freedom to do as you please unless you mention responsibility and accountability?

God never ordained slavery (although the Bible moderates slavery until the full light of the Gospel came), God never ordained discrimination due to the colour of one’s skin, but God did ordain Marriage–heterosexual marriage–and any other form violated God’s intended purpose for His creatures. There is no injustice done when evil is proscribed and righteousness is encouraged. As John R. Stott writes in Same-Sex Partnerships: “If on the other hand, the ‘wrong’ or ‘injustice’ complained of is societies refusal [no longer so] to recognize homosexual partnerships as a legitimate alternative to heterosexual marriages, then talk of ‘justice’ is inappropriate, since human beings may not claim as a right what God has not given them” (57). The fact is true liberation (as Bishop Tutu seems unaware of) is found in God’s revealed purposes for His creatures and their obedience to that revealed purpose.

Speaking the Truth in Love:

What is our attitude towards homosexuals to be? We must tell them the truth of their lifestyle and the end of such a lifestyle. We must be faithful to God’s Word and Christ’s teaching on the subject that the soul that sins will surely die. We are not and indeed cannot, if we wish to be Christ’s disciples, compromise on this point. The Truth, as taught in God’s Word, will not be well- received by the world and never is. Homosexuals will label it hate propaganda and hate literature. But salvation does not take place in a vacuum. A sinner does not come to Christ unless his or her eyes are opened to their transgressions. Does God not accept us as we are? Absolutely, but not to leave us as we are. “God welcomes us in order to redeem and transform us, not to leave us alone in our sins. No acceptance, either by God or by the church, is promised to us if we harden our hearts against God’s Word and will. Only judgment” (Stott 59).

But we must speak the Truth in Love. That is by action and word we show ourselves both friendly and kind. We do not embrace the sin, but, by God’s help, we embrace the sinner. We must show in our speech coupled with our actions that we, too, are sinners lost and undone, and God delivered us from the swamp of our iniquity and can do the same for them. In Corinth, when Paul was speaking to the church, he mentions a list of sinful behaviours and says “and that is what some of you were” (1 Corinthians 6:11), yet the list does not simply include homosexual sinners but sinners of every stripe and kind. Then Paul goes on, “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” (6:11). This is what God has done and is doing in our world today, and if He has done it for you and I, He can do it for those who are His elect in the community of gays. In fact, in a strange way, God has brought homosexuals out of the closet, so we can now target them with our love and direct them to organizations and those who have experienced God’s forgiveness and help for their sin.

Truly, our nation has taken a turn for the worse from one viewpoint, but God has given us a glorious opportunity to let our light shine in the night of our travail. We as a people of the Bible must stop relying on government to safeguard our Christian faith and look to the Father of Light and all goodness to make us instruments of reconciliation in a fallen world.

Feddes Back to God Hour June,2003 Gairdner War Against the Family
Stott Same Sex Partnerships?
Carl F. Henry Twilight of a Great Civilization

Rev. Brian A. Robinson, In God’s grace–July 3rd, 2003.