I don’t like getting into theological debates (truly I don’t 😯 ), however, I found myself discussing the topic of celibate homosexuals in ordained positions in the church over at Tim Farley’s Blog Theologically Speaking.

After putting in my two cent’s worth, I found myself unable to shake the yuck feeling you get (well, I get) when you have been discussing such a topic.

Ephesians 5:11-12  “And have no fellowship with the unfruitful works of darkness, but rather expose them. For it is shameful even to speak of those things which are done by them in secret.”

The topic seemed to result in a search for scriptural basis to justify a homosexual’s desire for continuance in their sin. Is there a debate as to whether or not homosexuality is a sin, even the desire of it? (rhetorical question – done debating this topic!)

Romans 6:1-2  “What shall we say then? Shall we continue in sin that grace may abound? Certainly not! How shall we who died to sin live any longer in it?”

*sigh* oh, I really didn’t want to be going over this again in my head, so I’ll try to move on quickly to the point, but I wanted to give some background…

In considering the sins of those in positions in the church, I realized that the ‘debate’ that I had entered was akin to profane and idle babblings. The focus was totally wrong.

Each man (or woman) must stand before Jesus alone, we must only look at our own relationship with Him. Our focus must be solely on Him – as a committed christian, he is my sole desire and I seek only to please Him daily. While our heart is turned to Christ, and our delight is in Him, we shall walk according to the Spirit and not according to the flesh.

Romans 8:5-6  “For those who live according to the flesh set their minds on the things of the flesh, but those who live according to the Spirit, the things of the Spirit. For to be carnally minded is death, but to be spiritually minded is life and peace.”

If your mind is set on Spiritual things then you will have life and peace, not struggle with the flesh.  If you are debating things of the flesh, then you are not focused on Spiritual things.

Philippians 4:8  “Finally, brethren, whatever things are true, whatever things are noble, whatever things are just, whatever things are pure, whatever things are lovely, whatever things are of good report, if there is any virtue and if there is anything praiseworthy – meditate on these things.” 

In these times when the world is screaming out to attempt to deceive those who are not fully committed in their relationship with Christ; planting seeds of doubt as to the truth and clarity of God’s word (twisting words and looking for loopholes in a sea of knowledge yet little wisdom,) we must seek the Holy Spirit ever the more to teach us and guide us into all truth.

We must take our eyes off the sins of others, focus only on Jesus and comfort each other with the assurance of His coming.

Revelation 22:11-17  “He who is unjust, let him be unjust still; he who is filthy, let him be filthy still; he who is righteous, let him be righteous still; he who is holy, let him be holy still. “And behold, I am coming quickly, and My reward is with Me, to give to every one according to his work. I am the Alpha and the Omega, the Beginning and the End, the First and the Last.” Blessed are those who do His commandments, that they may have the right to the tree of life, and may enter through the gates into the city.  But outside are dogs and sorcerers and sexually immoral and merderers and idolaters, and whoever loves and practices a lie.  “I, Jesus, have sent My angel to testify to you these things in the churches.  I am the Root and the Offspring of David, the Bright and Morning Star.” And the Spirit and the bride say “Come!” And him who hears say, “Come!”  And let him who thirsts come.  Whoever desires, let him take the water of life freely.”

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