Friday, October 30, 2009

It's Eve, not Steve

The controversy over homosexual "marriage" rages through America, with some Christians siding with those who want to eliminate the bulwark of the family and stomp all over holy matrimony.

There are sophisticated arguments out there on this topic, but I have a friend who puts it best, "Jesus created Adam and Eve, not Adam and Steve."

Although there are many sophisticated ways of pretending Jesus smiles on sin, and even more redefinitions of what actually is sin, there's no doubt about it: homosexuality is an abomination. (Lev. 18:22, Lev. 20:13)

Sure, you'll get those who claim that the Old Testament should be thrown out in favor of the New Testament, which seems, to their enfeebled eyes, to be a more gentile, tolerant book of scripture. Let's do that, just for argument's sake. Let's ignore the Old Testament for a minute. What does the New Testament say?

"Professing themselves to be wise, they became fools... And likewise also the men, leaving the natural use of the woman, burned in their lust one toward another; men with men working that which is unseemly, and receiving in themselves that recompence of their error which was meet." (Rom. 1:22, 27)

The New Testament soundly condemns homosexuality. There's no wiggle room there for accepting it ... not if you want to obey Jesus Christ, which is, after all, the entire point of being Christian.

So you're confused on this issue, about whether a husband should be a man and a wife should be a woman. Let me clear it up for you.

Adam's wife was Eve, not Steve.


  1. I notice that today it's really popular to say Jesus wants you to love, accept, and tolerate sin. This statement is used to accuse people who abhor evil that they are in the wrong. Of course, the statement is dressed up to make it seem as if Jesus was content to allow sinners to remain in their sin, when in fact, he came to save the world from sin, which requires repentance, not tolerance.

    The world says Jesus embraced sinners. This is certainly not the case. He called them to repent, for the kingdom of God was at hand.

    The Apocrypha says "hate thou abomination vehemently" and the Bible says that if you love God, you will hate evil.

    Who defines evil, God or man? So, either you're with God and against homosexuality, or you're wrong.

    "No man can serve two masters: for either he will hate the one, and love the other; or else he will hold to the one, and despise the other. Ye cannot serve God and mammon." Matt. 6

  2. I'm sick of hearing that there is no such thing as sin today. You've heard, I'm sure, of the myth that Jesus loves the sinner who is sinning. That's not really true. Jesus loves the sinner enough to call the sinner to repentance. I've never heard the Lord say it was O.K. to keep sinning.

    Today people like to excuse sin and pretend it doesn't exist. But it's still God's rules that count -- NOT our psycho-analyzed cultural milieu.