Reince Priebus illustrated the Republican Party’s contempt for the Christian church once again when he declared “I don’t believe we need to act like Old Testament heretics” regarding homosexual marriage. The United States truly needs healing prayer when the leaders of both parties are clamoring to turn our nation into the Republic of New Sodom.
Priebus also revealed through is comments to USA Today that he is completely ignorant of what the Bible actually teaches. The Washington Post article about his comments was titled, “RNC Chairman Reince Priebus to GOP: Don’t Go ‘Old Testament’ on Gays.”
Thanks Reince! How about if we go ‘New Testament’ on the gays? Would that be acceptable?
The apostle Paul, writing in Romans 1:26-27:
“For this cause God gave them up unto vile affections: for even their women did change the natural use into that which is against nature. And likewise also the men, leaving the natural use of the woman, burned in their lust toward one another, men with men working that which is unseemly, and receiving within themselves that recompense of their error that was seemly.”
In the full passage in Romans 1, Paul is describing a society that is unraveling at the seams because it has turned away from God. Homosexuality is a sin at the individual level, but it is also a divine judgment on a society – which as history has shown repeatedly and the Bible warns of repeatedly, is a terrible place to be.
Paul writing in 1 Corinthians 6:9-10:
“Do you not know that the unrighteous will not inherit the kingdom of God? Do not be deceived. Neither fornicators, nor idolaters, nor adulterers, nor homosexuals, nor sodomites, nor thieves, nor covetous, nor drunkards, nor revilers, nor extortionists will inherit the kingdom of God.”
Homosexuals are included in this biblical list of criminal types that will not enter to into heaven and which are a detriment to the society they live in. If the Bible is wrong, as Mr. Priebus is suggesting, then perhaps next he will argue in favor of eliminating criminal penalties for theft or extortion.
Our churches have become so lax in the area of homosexuality that many practicing homosexuals are now in the pulpit and there are myriad examples of homosexuals claiming that they are Christians. “God created me this way!” they exclaim. This is clearly not true because the Bible lists the homosexual among the unrighteous. If someone has truly repented of their sin and become a Christian, they should be striving with all their might to turn away from that sin. Zacchaeus the thief sold his possessions to repay the people he had stolen from; this is a great example of repentance and one that many homosexual “Christians” could learn from.
If these New Testament condemnations of homosexuality are not enough to satisfy Mr. Priebus, perhaps the words of Jesus Christ will convince him (but we doubt it).
“And he said to me, ‘It is done! I am the Alpha and the Omega, the Beginning and the End. I will give of the fountain of life freely to him who thirsts. He who overcomes shall inherit all things, and I will be his God and he shall be My son. But the cowardly, unbelieving, abominable, murderers, sexually immoral, sorcerers, idolaters and all liars shall have their part in the lake which burns with fire and brimstone, which is the second death.’”
Jesus lumps the homosexual in with murderers, liars and cowards and declares that they will be condemned to hell. The Good News is that Jesus offers salvation, the fountain of life, to those who thirst for the waters. Those who overcome the sin of homosexuality will inherit all things, just as the Word declares.
Let us be clear: the church should always be concerned for the souls of individual homosexuals. But the homosexual lobby itself, which the Republican Nation Committee and Reince Priebus are now actively working for, is an enemy of the church and should be fiercely opposed. It is no different than demanding the removal of criminal penalties for theft, murder, rape or perjury. Pray For US believes we should all keep Priebus’ comments in mind when the next round of endorsements for “conservative” political candidates begins. Priebus and the RNC clearly despises Christians, the Bible and God and will only endorse political candidates that they deems worthy in their warped homosexual-friendly eyes.
The Republican Party elders have abandoned the God of the Bible, the One who providentially created the United States and will sustain us, so long as as we are obedient to His Word. Any political party that shuns God will end up on the ash heap of history, next to every other false religion and philosophy that denies the way, the truth and the life: Jesus Christ. Pray for the United States, friends. The so-called culture war, which is actually a war against God’s true church, is intensifying.
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