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Hip and Thigh: Smiting Theological Philistines with a Great Slaughter. Judges 15:8

Sunday, May 15, 2011

Homosexual Jihad

We can no longer say the homosexual lifestyle is "encroaching" upon America. It has encroached.

The chant that says "We're Here! And We're Queer!" is a grim reality that Christians can no longer ignore. Decades ago, the homosexual community declared a secular fatwa against traditional America generally, and biblical Christianity specifically, and they have been on a homosexual jihad ever since to destroy any and all opposition to their lifestyle and behavior.

Granted, there hasn't been a whole lot of physical violence. Their terrorism is played out ideologically and culturally. In the class rooms of high schools and universities, and within media and popular entertainment. And it has been successful. To paraphrase conservative pundit, Michael Medved, if aliens were to land on the planet and all their knowledge of America was learned from Hollywood, they would go away believing all homosexuals were sweet, fun-loving, up-standing members of society, where as all religious Jews and evangelical Christians were nothing but self-righteous, hateful, hypocritical bigots.

Christians need to gird their loins. They need to prepare themselves to engage this enemy with firm godliness. This is not the time to be soft, and gushy, and gullible, and apologetic for our faith. These folks aren't going to be soft and gushy. We exhibit compassion, definitely; but compassion that is wrapped in the truth of what God says about homosexuality, informed by His Word.

I would also exhort readers, if you haven't already, to listen to James White's interview with Michael Brown on the Dividing Line, Thursday, May 12th. Dr. Brown has just published a near 700 page book documenting the rise of the homosexual movement in the U.S. and its influence upon our culture. My copy arrived this week, and though a formal review is a ways off yet, - because I just started it - I can tell you right now:

If you are serious about ministering to people trapped in homosexual sin;
or if you are a pastor wanting to prepare yourself and your church to confront homosexual sin;
or if you are a parent, with a newly graduated high school senior who will be starting as a freshman in college this fall and you want to prepare him for the philosophical onslaught he will be sure to experience in the class room;
or just a Christian who wishes to be fully equipped to grapple with this massive cultural shift,
You need to spend the 20 or so bucks and get this book.

Though it will be an "uncomfortable" read, Dr. Brown's research will help you to think critically about what it is we face.

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9 Comments:

Blogger Randall van der Sterren said...

Do you realize that was Brown was the first president of the Brownsville Revival School of Ministry?"

8:23 AM, May 15, 2011  
Blogger Fred Butler said...

Yes.
It's one of those weird things.
He has actually provided a lot of good material in Messianic Jewish studies, as well. It is too bad he was affiliated with a goofy outfit. Ruins his credibility as an otherwise good author.

2:04 PM, May 15, 2011  
Blogger Escovado said...

I had my first encounter with gay apologetics in the early 1980s.

A friend of mine from church was obsessed with books purporting to show that the Bible didn’t really condemn the gay lifestyle. He loaned several of them to me for my opinion. I showed him how flawed the reasoning was in these books, but he was still undaunted. It was like he kept asking me the same questions over and over again expecting to get a different response. I lost touch with this person until I found his Facebook profile last year. His Facebook page was filled to gay rights stuff, so I knew what path he took and I didn’t contact him. Just a couple of months ago, I found out from a mutual friend that he had passed away. He developed a series of health problems all of which were related to certain immune deficiency disorders. He was 50 years old. :(

About the same time, a sociology class I had at a local college (one of those required things at that time) had two female lesbian “pastors” from the Metropolitan Community Church visit to tell the class how people just misunderstood the Bible and that it was really OK to be gay. After class, I quizzed one of these pastors about their view of the Bible and Christ. I asked them if they believed that Jesus rose from the dead in a time-space dimension on history. Um…they didn’t. So…I guess she had much bigger problems than her preferences regarding who she liked to sleep with.

I don't know why I'm sharing this. :(

2:06 PM, May 15, 2011  
Blogger donsands said...

Your spot on.
We do need to know the Scriptures for sure Romans 1; 1st Tim 1; etc.. We need to acknowledge that all fornication is displeasing to God, and if not repented of will bring about His wrath.

Thanks for the info on the book.

4:10 PM, May 15, 2011  
Blogger Jet said...

I came across a link on a website that’s run by a Catholic concern, but I think it’s worth posting and I believe if people were to read it, that it would be a good primer for the book mentioned in the lead post.
http://www.lifeissues.net/writers/rond/shta/shta_01sellinghomosexuality3.html

Of notable interest to me were the tactics used by homo-apologists, one in particular where they invoke a psychological tactic called the ‘double-bind’. Others include ‘Jamming’, desensitisation and finally conversion of mass opinion, which of course is already happening.

The ‘Abandoned by God’ sermon given by John Mac Arthur and put presented by sermonindex summed up the Romans 1 passages regarding homosexuality very well indeed http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Ix-on0u5g5Y

Anyway you look at the situation though, it is a definite war. There are some very big players involved in pushing the agenda forward as far as they can. Not many realise but the gay lobby in all their wisdom have gone to the point of having (GRID) Gay-related immune deficiency renamed to (AIDS) Acquired immune deficiency syndrome by putting pressure on the scientific community.

For the backers, it’s all about essentially serving the creation more than the creator.

8:17 PM, May 15, 2011  
Blogger Sir Aaron said...

I can't wait to see your review, Fred. I'm interested to hear if there is anything in there that is at all helpful.

"Granted, there hasn't been a whole lot of physical violence."

Not yet, not yet. But look at the homosexual activist responses to any real challenge to its success. For example, Prop 8 in CA. Many activitist called for violence, burning of churches, etc. Here in Houston, a landscaper turned down a job from a homosexual couple. Comments on a news story and voicemails left for the landscaper threatened violence, even sexual violence.

If we read Romans 1, story of Sodom, and the days of Noah.....well, it's not a pretty picture.

Lart point: James White makes a good point. The next generation will have a lot to worry about. I'll be an old man, but my daughters will pay the price for the sins of my generation and those before us. "I the LORD your God am a jealous God, visiting the iniquity of the fathers on the children to the third and fourth generation of those who hate me"

10:25 AM, May 16, 2011  
Blogger Truth Unites... and Divides said...

"Squishy" Christians are the difficulty and challenge. When you alert them to a "homosexual jihad", they think you are a paranoid alarmist homophobe. They'd rather keep peace in the house, and you writing or saying that there's a grassfire outside the house is not bringing peace to the inhabitants of the house.

Homophobic Paul Revere is not appreciated.

11:00 AM, May 16, 2011  
Blogger Sir Aaron said...

TUAD"

I think there is more to it than just "squishy Christians." Sure, that is one reaason. But I think there are a few more.

First, there is this widespread and wrong belief among US Christians that one sin is no worse than another, therefore, homosexuality is no worse than say littering. It's tough to recruit people to wage war against littering.

Second: Fighting the jihad is going to require personal sacrifice. For some, the sacrifice will be great. When you are wealthy, as all Americans are, it's tough to give that up for a fight. Add to that, most of us are already super busy with raising a family, going to church, etc. Unfortunately, the time has passed for us to put it down quickly without great cost. Do you think Americans today would sacrifice themselves like they did in the American Revolution? Doubtful. It's easier to lose a little freedom then to give up personal peace and prosperity. Only when we start losing peace and prosperity will most of us pick up the battle flag.

Third: A lot of Christians don't think it is our purview to interfere with government or culture. Their response is..."eh, we're just passing through." Personally, I think this is more a reflection of my second point but there are Christians who firmly believe we shouldn't force our beliefs on others. (Like I shouldn't stop others from lighting their house on fire even if it threatens the whole neighborhood.).

Finally: Many just don't know what to do.

10:48 AM, May 17, 2011  
Blogger thomas4881 said...

1 Timothy 1:9 We also know that the law is made not for the righteous but for lawbreakers and rebels, the ungodly and sinful, the unholy and irreligious, for those who kill their fathers or mothers, for murderers, 10 for the sexually immoral, for those practicing homosexuality, for slave traders and liars and perjurers—and for whatever else is contrary to the sound doctrine 11 that conforms to the gospel concerning the glory of the blessed God, which he entrusted to me.

11:24 PM, May 18, 2011  

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