"Homosexuals Have Maligned Marriage Maledicting Messiah's Message!"
Thursday, May 15, 2008
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We are angered to hear that homosexual activists have once again meddled
on the issue of whether marriage should only be between a man and a
woman. Today, they have won a landmark decision in the liberal state of
California when the California Supreme Ct decided to legalize gay
marriage 4-3 on this day of Thurs, May 15, 2008 around 1:15 p.m.
Homosexuality is seen as an abomination and aberration in Islam and the
Koran so their people have their reasons to think about America as they
do even though
we do not believe what many Islamic states believe about America. But rulings
like this do not help our image in the world when it comes to morality.
Not only is the Koran against homosexuality but the Torah and the Bible
speaks against it time after time. America was not founded on Islamic
principles because many of them are against the Torah and the Bible but
when it comes to the sinfulness of homosexuality, we can agree with
America was founded on Judeo-Christian principles and the practice of
homosexuality had no place in America’s founding including the law books
of the nation. What makes California Supreme Ct think they are right
than the justices that preceded them. Those four justices who agreed upon
the majority opinion to legalize gay marriage should be ashamed of
themselves and will have to answer to God for this abomination and
What makes any human being think they know better than God. Throughout
history and throughout religions, homosexuality is spoken against
whether it be the Koran, Torah, the Bible, etc. How dare this court
think they know better and legalize gay marriage which is unthinkable.
Having civil unions is one thing but corrupting the sanctity of marriage
which should be between a man and a woman and giving that right to
same-sex couples so they can be married in the same way is a travesty to this
This is the 21st century but God’s Word in the Bible has not changed.
God did not decide that homosexuality is right now after all these years
neither has God decided that a marriage can be between people of the
same sex. Man has decided that and what will the consequences of that
No nation that has legalized gay marriage as a nation has prospered but
immorality has run rampant. Let us hope and pray that the other 48
states do not make the mistake of what California and Massachusetts has
Opposing gay marriage in no way means we hate homosexuals. On the
contrary, Jesus said, it is the sick that need the doctor and not the
healthy. Homosexuality is a lifestyle ordained by Satan and Satan would
not love anything better than going against Jesus Christ and His
Jesus spoke about love and yes we need to love everyone including those
who practice homosexuality but we need to hate the sin of homosexuality.
Loving the person and hating the sin or loving a person and hating their
actions is not bigotry.
We believe God is against homosexuality not because He hates human
beings to be happy but because He created them and knows what is best
for them. He knows the dangers of homosexuality whether it is
emotionally, physically, or spiritually and does not want humans to go
through that. It is not just homosexuality God is against but any
sexual sin and other sins.
When Jesus went to the cross, Jesus went to the cross to save
everyone including those who practice homosexuality and other sexual
sins, when they turn to Him and ask Him to transform them and change
them. It is the blood of Jesus Christ that was shed that changed and
transformed people even those who used to be homosexuals.
We do not hate homosexuals because if we did we will be going against
the Word of God and His love. We want to love homosexuals too with the
love of Jesus Christ caring for them, praying for them, and sharing our
lives with them but we cannot approve of the sin that could bring danger
to their own life.
The absolute standard is in the Word of God, the Bible that we
believe and because the Bible is the absolute standard for us, we cannot
and do not want to ever support a homosexual lifestyle especially a lifestyle
where two people of the same sex can get married and corrupt what
marriage is supposed to stand for.
God created Adam and Eve so they can be in a relationship with each
other and Jesus said, ‘A man needs to be united to his wife and they
shall become one’.
If we support homosexuality and gay marriages, we need to ask ourselves,
whether we support the right of men and women to do whatever they like
or do we support the teachings and Word of God which speaks against
homosexuality and gay marriages.
We ask all followers of Christ and those who adhere to the Word of God
as infallible and indestructible to speak out against this evil that has
pervaded the land, the evil of same-sex marriage. Speaking out against
immorality is not hate speech neither is it bigotry.
In good conscience there is no way we can support any decision that goes
against the Word of God and the God we love. The California Supreme Ct
has acted to say that their law is above God’s law which is
heart-reckoning. God’s law will stand the test of time and we who say we
love God need to obey it’s law.
It is time that we fight once again for the Federal Marriage Amendment
for marriage to be between a man and a woman. The time is now to act to
call your legislatures, congressman/congresswoman, and senators to voice your opinion
for the Federal Marriage Amendment.
It is time we choose politicians and our elected officials who will be
for the Federal Marriage Amendment because when we are for the Federal
Marriage Amendment, we say we are for what God stands for when it comes
We however in no way want anyone 'who is a practicing homosexual or want
to marry their partner' to think they should be hated! On the contrary,
everyone needs to be loved for our Lord is not about hate but about
love. But love does not mean we give into immorality for the Word of the
Lord says, ‘Faithful are the wounds of a friend than the kisses of an
This means we need to speak out against immorality and we have done that
but we need to also present the Gospel of Jesus Christ to a dying world.
Homosexuality is not the only immoral thing the Bible talks about but
this issue is relevant because of the courts ruling. It is important to
remember that this is a lifestyle and people can come out of it based on
Exodus International and other groups. Especially, there is evidence in
the Bible to come out of homosexuality
“Don’t you realize that those who do wrong will not inherit the Kingdom
of God? Don’t fool yourselves. Those who indulge in sexual sin..... practice
homosexuality,..... none of these will inherit the Kingdom of God.
Some of you were once like that. But you were cleansed; you were made
holy; you were made right with God by calling on the name of the Lord
Jesus Christ and by the Spirit of our God.” (1 Corinthians 6:9-11, NLT)
“For the law was not intended for people who do
what is right. It is for people who are lawless and rebellious, who are
ungodly and sinful, who consider nothing sacred and defile what is holy......
the law is for
people who are sexually immoral, or who practice homosexuality, .....or who do anything else that
contradicts the wholesome teaching that comes from the glorious Good
News entrusted.... by our blessed God.” (1 Timothy 1:9-11, NLT)
“We are sure of this because Christ was raised from the dead, and he
will never die again. Death no longer has any power over him. When he
died, he died once to break the power of sin. But now that he lives, he
lives for the glory of God. So you also should consider yourselves to be
dead to the power of sin and alive to God through Christ Jesus.” (Romans
"No, but re-written, this could be a lot better.”
“First, I don't know why it is significant that the Koran is against
homosexuality because it is not the inspired Word of God.”
“The second part of the article is good, and I think it can be expounded
upon. Something that might be interesting would be to explore what
"loving homosexuals" looks like because "when we were still sinners,
Christ died for us".
“I think this topic would be less trite and more interesting and
relevant. I recently heard a man speak who wrote a book entitled "Loving
Homosexuals as Jesus Would". He argues that sometimes Christians' love
toward homosexuals is conditional on whether or not the person will
“Christ calls us on the other hand to unconditional love. I think this
topic is more interesting and could be expanded upon. Good luck!"
A Dissenting Board Member
"Absolutely not.... Much of the arguments presented lack factual
support and are merely rooted in subjective thinking."
A Dissenting Board Member
"Yes, it is a little shaky but
I'll vote yes."
A Concurring Board Member
"Yes, well written!. Good to see
all sides of the issue. Definitely publish it."
A Concurring Board Member
Article lacks factual
support. Merely an opinion.
First off, no reason to stretch over Koran's teaching. Also, it seems to
say that Koran's teaching are directly contradictory to Bible's and
Torah's. This is totally untrue.
What Muslims though do believe in is that Bible and
Torah have been altered (as many Christian leaders do believe
too), and that the Scripture has lost its meaning or intentionally
misrepresented. If a true Bible or
Torah would become available (which is impossible), then
Koran Muslims must abide it and respect it.
The article also makes a point that every nation that has legalized gay
marriages has not prospered. This claim is also untrue. The only states
that have ever legalized such marriages are :
Canada and now
California. Six of these seven of these are fairly prosperous and
regarded to be developed nations.
No offense, but your claims are based upon mere thoughts. No practical
basis or facts.
Talha Khan, Published on
Saturday, May 17, 2008 @ 12:16 p.m.
Mr. Khan, as a Muslim it is
understandable for you to speak on behalf of Muslims and what their view
of the Bible and Torah is. This is in no way is surprising.
But to say that many Christian leaders do believe too that the Bible and
Torah have been altered is like saying “many people do believe too that
Muslims are the main terrorists in this world”
Your response maybe that they are not true Muslims because Islam is a
religion of peace. How convenient! My response is that those Christian
leaders are not true followers of Christ. They are like wolves in
sheep’s clothing. No true follower of Christ will believe that the Bible
and Torah have been altered!
Your accusations can be easily rebutted based on the evidence in the
book ‘Answering Islam: The Crescent in Light of the Cross’ which is an
apologetic book addressing your accusations by Norman L Geisler & Abdul
Ramesh C. Reddy, Published on
Wednesday, June 11, 2008 @ 8:20 p.m.
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