The Place of God In Society

The creation story…a basis of so many things in our society today, but allow me to zero in on a few verses;Gen 1:27 talks about God creating man in His own image,male and female.In chapter 2 of the same book verse 21,God causes Adam to fall into deep sleep and in that process takes one side of his ribs and uses it to make a woman after which He brings her to the man.See what the man says,

“This is now bone of my bones and flesh of my flesh; she shall be called ‘woman’ for she was taken out of man”images_5

Ladies…Ladies…I know you would literally melt when your man says that to your face…oh well,not really literal but you would melt inside…hahaha!…such breath-taking words! So sincere and weighty! (Just saying)

Anyway,away from that…

Woman weds woman…man weds man…man publicly declares he is gay…woman publicly declares she is lesbian…”Viv,but this is no news! Where are you heading with this?!” You might be wondering.

Follow me closely,we are almost there…Gay Kenya Trust, Gay and Lesbian Coalition of Kenya(GALCK),International Lesbian,Gay,Bisexual,Trans and Intersex Association(ILGA),National Organisation of Gay and Lesbian Scientists and Professionals for gays,Lesbians,Bisexual and transgendered…what comes to mind?…

I look at the organizations and reality dawns on me that actually homosexuality is nothing to be hidden or ashamed of in this day and age.They have rights and liberties,they have platforms to express themselves,there are conferences geared towards homosexuals,like the National Gay and Lesbian Chamber of Commerce Conference in Canada, there are clubs dedicated towards these group of people as well.

What is happening to our society? What went wrong and where is this loophole?It is a very scary state I must say.That which was ‘not so’ in the beginning is being vehemently defended!

A study conducted by the National Aids Control Council(NACC) shows that the Sex Workers Operation(SWOP) found that HIV prevalence is high among Men who have sex with other Men(MSM) and this stands at 40%…this figure in itself should catalyse a need to abstain.

The fact that one decides to change his or her gender because he/she does not feel right the way he/she is,mocks God,spites Him and tells Him that He made a big mistake in His creative work.Really???!!!IMG_20160601_224606Why do people do this and how does one become homosexual?…there have been a variety of explanations brought forward but amazingly, none has been singled out as the reason behind homosexuality.Some of the reasons are:

  • It is innate,meaning one is born that way
  • It is a learnt behaviour
  • It is a choice and this has been disputed strongly
  • Traditionally,it is a result of sexual permissiveness and experimentation
  • Psychoanalytically, it is a mental illness,symptomatic and a result of arrested development
  • Biologically, it’s origin is genetic and hormonal and the list goes on and on…

The major reason behind this would be our fallen nature. We are sinful in nature and homosexuality is among many sins,an abuse against our own bodies,against that which God created and that which the Holy Spirit recides. The height of our fallen nature is sexual sin.As long as you are a lady or a guy looking at another of the same sex lustfully then u are similar to the persons engaging physically!

In a study conducted by Family Research Institute(FRI),it was found that individuals raised in Irreligious homes are over 4 times more likely to become homosexuals compared to those coming from devout homes,be it Catholic, Protestant,Jewish and the like.

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What does God say?

With all the above in view, what does God say and what is His attitude towards homosexuality?…Let’s take a look at a few scriptures:

Leviticus 18, a chapter that sheds light on sexuality outside Gods’design.Verse 22 says,“Do not lie with a man as one lies with a woman, it is detestable”

His attitude towards homosexuality is that He detests it! Such a strong emotion expressed there.

Paul in 1 Cor 6:9-10 clearly stipulates, “Do you not know that the wicked will not inherit the kingdom of God?Do not be deceived;neither sexually immoral nor idolaters, nor adulterers,nor male prostitutes,nor homosexual offenders, nor thieves,nor the greedy,nor drunkards,nor slanderers, nor swindlers will inherit the kingdom of God.”

Eternity is not promised for the above mentioned individuals.The kingdom of God,they will not inherit.It is definite!

Above all,homosexuality draws judgement from God.Remember,He detests it.Let’s see how judgement arises in all this;

Lets read Romans 1:26-28,

“…because of this,God gave them over to shameful lusts.Even their women exchanged natural relations for unnatural ones.In the same way the men also abandoned natural relations with women and were inflamed with lust for one another. Men committed indecent acts with other men and received in themselves the due penalty for their perversion.Furthermore, since they did not think it worthwhile to retain the knowledge of God,He gave them over to a depraved mind,to do what ought to be done”
Verse 28 from The Message version says,“…since they did not bother to acknowledge God,God quit bothering them and let them run loose…”

God gave them over to a depraved mind,a mind short of thinking morally upright… God quit and let them run loose.My goodness! This is how terrible and how extreme God can be.Being a holy and just God,He does not tolerate sin.He detests it!Post-modernity is filled with idolatry,we engage in it consciously and or sub-consciously,for us,God is not the ‘Main Man’ He is but a ‘side-plate’ for lack of a better word,but see what all these results to from the above scripture,is it worth the sacrifice?…

Homosexuality is a mockery to the God head,it undermines the creation order and above all it does not qualify as part of the mandate to multiply and fill the earth.Such practice implies God as being ‘a fool’, and mocks the institution of Marriage between a man and a woman instigated by God.

The death of Christ on the cross was no small matter.The ultimate sacrifice was no game,and every time we go against His desires for us; to live a life governed by the Word, we take for granted the love God has for humanity…we become those people who shouted ‘Crucify Him!…Crucify Him!’… We draw ourselves further and further from eternity.

Let us guard our hearts and minds and this can be effectively done by meditating on that which is right;The Word of God.

May God help us live lives pleasing to His sight and may we be wary of the snares of this post-modern age and as we do so let us remember to put our brothers and sisters in prayer.

 

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