HOMOSEXUALITY and Postmodern Paganism

By Venerable Dr Ifechukwu U. Ibeme Websites: http://priscaquila.6te.net ; http://www.scribd.com/ifeogo

COMPASSIONATE RESCUE OF HOMOSEXUAL VICTIMS Love and compassion for humanity despite our rebellious fall into damnable depravity and demonic bondage moved God to send Christ and His saving Gospel. Only Christ truly saves or sets anyone free from bondage and He alone has the eternally effectual power to transform lives from sinfulness to godliness and translate souls from darkness to light. Jesus Himself proclaimed this compassionate love and saving power plainly: John 3:16-19 (16) "For this is how God loved the world: He gave his unique Son so that everyone who believes in him might not perish but have eternal life. (17) For God sent the Son into the world, not to condemn the world, but that the world might be saved through him. (18) Whoever believes in him is not condemned, but whoever does not believe has already been condemned, because he has not believed in the name of God's unique Son. (19) And this is the basis for judgment: The light has come into the world, but people loved the darkness more than the light because their actions were evil.” God’s love for fallen humanity is for our salvation through Christ. This saving love for humanity should move every believer to minister for the repentance and redemption of all in bondage to sin and Satan (including fornicators, homosexuals, murderers, liars, deceivers, sorcerers, etc). In whatever sinful practice or propensity, and whatever self-destructive behaviour or bondage we find ourselves, believers should labour compassionately for our repentance and reconciliation towards God through Christ (Act 17:16-17; 2Cor 5:14). This is true irrespective of whether such depravity or bondage is by nature or by nurture, by orientation of by decision. There is guarantee that the GOSPEL OF CHRIST HAS ETERNAL AND DIVINE POWER TO SAVE AND TRANSFORM WHOSOEVER BELIEVES. Acts 26:15-18 (15) And I said, Who art thou, Lord? And the Lord said, I am Jesus whom thou persecutest. (16) But arise, and stand upon thy feet: for to this end have I appeared unto thee, to appoint thee a minister and a witness both of the things wherein thou hast seen me, and of the things wherein I will appear unto thee; (17) delivering thee from the people, and from the Gentiles, unto whom I send thee, (18) to open their eyes, that they may turn from darkness to light, and from the power of Satan unto God, that they may receive remission of sins and an inheritance among them that are sanctified by faith in me. Romans 1:14-16 (14) I am debtor both to the Greeks, and to the Barbarians; both to the wise, and to the unwise. (15) So, as much as in me is, I am ready to preach the gospel to you that are at Rome also. (16) For I am not ashamed of the gospel of Christ: for it is the power of God unto salvation to every one that believes; to the Jew first, and also to the Greek. The Bible clearly points out that HOMOSEXUAL RELATION OR UNION IS BIOLOGICALLY UNNATURAL AND SPIRITUALLY HARMFUL AND SINFUL. Nevertheless, Homosexuals should not be hated or

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ostracised but require compassionate help through Christ’s Gospel of salvation, through deliverance, intercession and counselling because their affection is helplessly twisted - against their birth and reproduction, - against survival of the human race and - against God’s standards revealed in His Word. Postmodern trends towards promotion of vices of Homosexual “marriage” and Homosexual militancy are inimical to the future of humanity because its spread with the help of the Mass Media, traffickers and commercialisation will not only destroy natural and moral values but will also deplete human society. Since the fall of Adam, our human nature (called THE FLESH in the Scriptures) is fundamentally demonised, depraved and disobedient (Rom 5:17-19; Eph 2:1-3). Our carnal nature is prone to FLESHLY LUST which leads to LUSTFUL LIVING. Carnal or fleshly depravity, propensity and practice are spiritually deadly and damnable. Galatians 5:16-21 (16) This I say then, Walk in the Spirit, and you shall not fulfill the lust of the flesh. (17) For the flesh lusts against the Spirit, and the Spirit against the flesh: and these are contrary the one to the other: so that you cannot do the things that you would. (18) But if you be led of the Spirit, you are not under the law. (19) Now the works of the flesh are manifest, which are these; Adultery, fornication, impurity, licentiousness, (20) Idolatry, witchcraft, hatred, strife, jealousy, wrath, selfishness, divisions, heresies, (21) Envyings, murders, drunkenness, revelings, and such like: of which I tell you beforehand, as I have also told you in time past, that they who do such things shall not inherit the kingdom of God. Homosexual and all lascivious PROPENSITY, PERSONALITY and PRACTICE are sinful. Our human NATURE is decadent and sinful but Christ has come to graciously propitiate and pardon our guilt before God graciously empower us to resist our PROPENSITIES, renew our PERSONALITIES and reform our PRACTICES unto godly holiness and righteousness (Eph 4:17-24). This is called redemptive SALVATION unto eternal life. Whatever we perceive as our sexual identity or propensity, the Scriptures is categorical that the sexual practices God approves as natural and moral are: 1. sexual chastity before marriage (1Cor 6:18), 2. faithful heterosexual marriage (Mark 10:5-12; 1Cor 7:1-5) or 3. sacrificial celibacy for special situations (Matt 19:11-12; 1Cor 7:6-9). It is not just the immorally sexual (promiscuous, adulterous, or homosexual) propensity you perceive in yourself but how much of that immoral and inordinate sexual propensity you approve, propagate and practice. Like other sinful worldly lusts and evil carnal works, every immorally sexual (promiscuous, adulterous, or homosexual) propensity must never be nurtured in the heart but be resisted, mortified and put away because these are spiritually dangerous and destructive to humanity. This is the morality and sexuality of the new humanity in Christ preached by the Apostles. Colossians 3:5-11 (5) Mortify therefore your members which are upon the earth; fornication, uncleanness, inordinate affection, evil desire, and covetousness, which is idolatry: (6) For which things' sake the wrath of God comes on the children of disobedience: (7) In which you also once walked, when you lived in them. (8) But now you also put off all these; anger, wrath, malice, blasphemy, filthy talk out of your mouth. (9) Lie not one to another, seeing that you have put off the old man with his deeds; (10) And have put on the new man, that is renewed in knowledge after the image of him that created him: 2

(11) Where there is neither Greek nor Jew, circumcision nor uncircumcision, Barbarian, Scythian, bond nor free: but Christ is all, and in all. GUARDING AGAINST HOMOSEXUAL MOLESTERS, INITIATORS AND INDUCERS The truth about homosexuality is that Homosexuals are mainly unfortunate victims (of homosexual molestation, initiation and induction) turned helpless addicts (called orientation by some or perversion by others); so as is applicable with other behavioural vices, what they need is assistance to overcome their disorder and addiction, not license to remain in their unnatural condition. This apparent also applies consistently to new vices and addiction to drugs, to gambling and even to computer games as humanity encounters them since recent times. See advice to parents here http://fathersforlife.org/dale/preventi.html Historical experience all through the ages has always known and shown that Homosexual “ORIENTATION” is NOT biologically natural or a genetic identity; rather it is mainly a result of nurtured aberration or disordered addiction and rarely a mental pathology or spiritual perversion. Homosexual orientation or perversion is actually addiction or disorder resulting from homosexual predator MOLESTATION, INITIATION and INDUCTION. This is why cultures have always regulated homosexual practice through laws and cults. See police advice to boys here http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=88Y6gdxzC2U Homosexual MOLESTATION is forced or legalised paedophilic advantage by older homosexuals. Homosexual INITIATION is done through enticed, forced or legalised visual and actual exposure. Homosexual INDUCTION is done through beguiling visual and actual exposure. All these are also associated with problematic parental upbringing during childhood. Through sexological studies, postmodern Homosexual (Illuminatist) movement knows these long established facts (confirmed over and over by modern empirical surveys) and so they strategically embarked on concerted CLANDESTINE molestation, initiation, induction to boost statistics and or articulated OPEN (mass media, militant and legalised) initiation and induction with reengineering of social philosophy to boost acceptance. For some helpful articles and studies see these instances and their associated links.
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http://www.patheos.com/blogs/warrenthrockmorton/2009/06/05/a-majorstudy-of-child-abuse-and-homosexuality-revisited/ ANCIENT PAGAN HOMOSEXUALITY From ancient times, among Jews and Christians who believe the biblical Scriptures, homosexuality has always been known as one of the abominable and damnable sins (together with other depraved and lustful perversions like fornication, idolatry, sorcery, wickedness, covetousness, maliciousness; envy, murder, deceit, malignity, etc). Ungodly pagan cultures of the ancient world condoned indulging in debauchery including homosexual perversion (even in cultic temples) till they were liberated through the saving power of the Gospel. 1 Corinthians 6:9-11 (9) You know that wicked people will not inherit the kingdom of God, don't you? Stop deceiving yourselves! Sexually immoral people, idolaters, adulterers, male prostitutes, homosexuals, 3

(10) thieves, greedy people, drunks, slanderers, and robbers will not inherit the kingdom of God. (11) That is what some of you were! But you were washed, you were sanctified, you were justified in the name of our Lord Jesus Christ and in the Spirit of our God. Amongst those of pagan cultures who are morally depraved and spiritually estranged from God, they had to some fringe extent indulged in homosexual perversion and even homosexual militancy – restraining its militant and molesting tendencies through therapy, laws and cults. So it is not a wonder in these Last Days of hippie retrograde culture and postmodern atheist paganism, that there is resurgence of homosexual indulgence and militancy that is demanding legalisation of homosexual licence or “marriage”. With the current trend, these campaigners for LEGALISATION OF DEPRAVITY will soon pressure us to approve and legalise drug-addiction, drunkenness, deception, infanticide, cannibalism, murder, bestiality, adultery, promiscuity, rape, buccaneering, gangsterism and terrorism because these sinful and evil tendencies are either natural orientations or trendy passions amongst depraved and selfdestructive perverts!!! According to scriptural predictions, such shall be the perilous signs of the last days: 2 Timothy 3:1-5 (1) This know also, that in the last days perilous times shall come. (2) For men shall be lovers of their own selves, covetous, boasters, proud, blasphemers, disobedient to parents, unthankful, unholy, (3) Without natural affection, truce breakers, false accusers, incontinent, fierce, despisers of those that are good, (4) Traitors, reckless, conceited, lovers of pleasures more than lovers of God; (5) Having a form of godliness, but denying the power thereof: from such turn away. POSTMODERN PAGAN HOMOSEXUALITY AND THE POWER OF THE GOSPEL Modern pagans could (as with ancient clandestine and cultic homosexuality) indulge in their sinful homosexual decadence and other evil perversions (just as murderers, adulterers, drug-addicts, drunkards and liars have always done) but they must not compel people to approve their un-natural perversion as if it is natural and seek to approval of their antihuman vice as if it is helpful to humanity. Those who do not have attraction to opposite sex should remain celibate; they should not take up homosexuality or bestiality as alternative. These who would be free should remain celibate or rather seek help to recover normal heterosexual orientation. Strategists and militants of postmodern pagan values lobby for every depravity, impropriety and immorality to be legalised (e.g. legalised abortion and infanticide, legalised homosexual “marriage” and licence, legalised marijuana and coca usage, legalised terrorism, legalised homo-bestiality, legalised harlotry, legalised bestiality, legalised paedophilia, legalised ritual coitus, legalised rape, legalised marijuana, legalised ... etc). These modern legalizers are guilty of the phobia they accuse any differing opinion of – they intolerantly seek to malign and compel everyone (including God) to consent to and approve of such pervert absurdities. Unlike people into other vices, POSTMODERN HOMOSEXUALS MILITANTLY REJECT ANY LOVING RESCUE AND RESIST ANY SAVING DELIVERANCE TOWARD TRANSFORMATION. Unlike people in other vices, they would hatefully hasten to blackmail any offer of concerned assistance to help them out of their self-destructive orientation/perversion by uncharitably branding such kind gestures as hateful phobia and intolerant bigotry. This militant attitude complicates discussions and solutions when Homosexuality is mentioned. It is normal for the pagans (whether primitive or postmodern) because of their self-centred licentiousness and futile-minded rebelliousness (Eph 2:2-4; 4:17-19) to want approval for sinful 4

mores. Seeing godliness as negation to their hedonist passions, modern paganists have to propagate a foundational ideology of no biblical authority, no moral standard and no absolute Divinity. This approach smacks a deluded denial of reality and can never be true even if the whole world held to it, as they once did before Christ and His Apostle began to put things right. This current move will (take it or leave it) certainly crumble entirely under God’s wrath and power when the cup is full. Romans 1:18 “For the wrath of God is revealed from heaven against all ungodliness and unrighteousness of men, who hold the truth in unrighteousness;” The Scriptures spoke against homosexual practice in Israel and amongst the Canaanites (Leviticus 18:22-28) and explained that homosexual culture among the Gentiles is the product of futile mindedness of Gentile debauchery and godlessness which are abominable to the land and damnable to the people (Romans 1:24-28). Romans 1:24-28 (24) And so God has given those people over to do the filthy things their hearts desire, and they do shameful things with each other. (25) They exchange the truth about God for a lie; they worship and serve what God has created instead of the Creator himself, who is to be praised forever! Amen. (26) Because they do this, God has given them over to shameful passions. Even the women pervert the natural use of their sex by unnatural acts. (27) In the same way the men give up natural sexual relations with women and burn with passion for each other. Men do shameful things with each other, and as a result they bring upon themselves the punishment they deserve for their wrongdoing. (28) Because those people refuse to keep in mind the true knowledge about God, he has given them over to corrupted minds, so that they do the things that they should not do. Since after World Wars II, modern paganists have erroneously without single proof sought to posit that homosexuality is not a nurtured orientation or spiritual affliction that needs restraint, help and divine deliverance but is rather a natural identity that needs approval and no remedy. The Scriptures unequivocally condemned gay practice or gay movements in Sodom (Genesis 19:5-9) and in Israel (Judges 19:22-23) as ungodly, strange, unnatural, inconvenient and deserving divine displeasure (Rom 1:27; Jude 7-8). The Apostles preached against homosexual and other sinful lifestyle and converted pagans from homosexual and other depraved lifestyles especially in Corinth (1Cor 6:9). By God’s mercy and might, such apostolic gospel has saved many since ancient times, and will yet save many in our postmodern times. THIS IS WHAT THE CHURCH MUST DO TODAY.

Updated February 5, 2014 by Ven. Dr. I. U. Ibeme Copyright © PriscAquila Publishing, Maiduguri, Nigeria. Click here for PriscAquila Christian Resource Centre

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