Mid-Service Comments - Jesus and Homosexuality
Please find below Brett's notes from the Mid-service comments this past Sunday. Think through these comments and read the scriptures we have been drawn to. Meditate on the word and examine your heart and pray for us to come together as one body under the authority of Scripture.
I was skimming Facebook when I saw that someone I care a lot about liked a link. The link was posted by George Takei, the actor and open homosexual and LGBTQ advocate. The link was titled '17 Things Jesus Said About Homosexuality.'
When I clicked on the link, it listed things like 'nothing', 'nada', and 'not.a.single.thing'. I assume the implication is that if Jesus didn't say anything about something, it must be OK to do that thing.
I'm surprised this kind of argument is taken seriously. It shows that the person making it is not discerning and does not know how to read and handle God's word.
I think one of the reasons Jesus didn't say anything about homosexuality (at least, nothing that is recorded in the Bible) was because God already had in the law.
And I'm reminded of what Jesus did say in Matthew 5, beginning in v17:
Do not think that I have come to abolish the Law or the Prophets. I have not come to abolish them but to fulfill them. For truly, I say to you, until heaven and earth pass away, not an iota, not a dot, will pass from the Law until all is accomplished.
Jesus didn't come to overthrow the law. He didn't come to contradict it. He didn't come to change it.
The OT law clearly calls homosexual activity a sin. If Jesus came to fulfill all of the law, then implicit in that is that he thinks homosexual activity is wrong.
Don't be afraid when the world tries to claim that Jesus is on their side. God doesn't change. His word doesn't change.