Welcome to episode #19 of The Theology on Homosexuality podcast and the Torch Leadership Foundation Institute’s “Hill, Lutzer, McKissic Lecture Series.” This Lecture Series is in honor of E.V. Hill, Erwin Lutzer, and Dwight McKissic for standing for God, truth and righteousness down through the years without compromise. My name is Daniel Whyte III, president of Gospel Light Society International. This podcast was created primarily to inform the Christian church about why it must stand against homosexuality, homosexual marriage, homosexual parenting, and the homosexual agenda. The biblical portrait of marriage, family and sexuality has sadly come under attack in our society and it is time for the church to stand up and to educate our culture about the dangers of same-sex marriage and the same-sex agenda while at the same time to promote God’s idea of marriage between one man and one woman, God’s view of the family structure, and God’s view of sexuality as being permissible and pleasurable within the safety and sanctity of marriage. The normalization of homosexuality and everything that pertains to it is probably the greatest danger facing our world today. Thus, it is imperative that the body of Christ choose to stop ignoring this prevailing issue and stand up for what God says on this matter before it completely destroys our country. This podcast is designed to equip pastors, church leaders, and Christians everywhere to take a firm stand for God against homosexuality and the homosexual agenda, in the spirit of love, grace and truth, so that we will not be responsible for allowing this nation to implode on our watch.
Our Theology on Homosexuality passage from the Word of God today is 1 Timothy 1:9-11. It reads, “Knowing this, that the law is not made for a righteous man, but for the lawless and disobedient, for the ungodly and for sinners, for unholy and profane, for murderers of fathers and murderers of mothers, for manslayers, For whoremongers, for them that defile themselves with mankind, for menstealers, for liars, for perjured persons, and if there be any other thing that is contrary to sound doctrine; According to the glorious gospel of the blessed God, which was committed to my trust.”
Allow me to share with you some important points regarding this passage from the David Guzik Commentary on the Bible:
The purpose of the law is to show us our sin, not to lead us to righteousness (as in Galatians 3:24-25). It wasn’t made for the righteous person (who walks by faith according to Galatians 3:11) but for the lawless and insubordinate, to show them their sin. The idea isn’t that the law has nothing to say to the righteous person, but that it especially speaks to the ungodly. On the phrase, The law is not made for a righteous person, Clarke observes that the word for made “Refers to the custom of writing laws on boards, and hanging them up in public places within reach of every man, that they might be read by all; thus all would see against whom the law lay.”
Our Theology on Homosexuality quotes for today are from pastor Dwight McKissic and Francis Schaeffer:
Pastor Dwight McKissic said, “There is no biblical or biological proof that a person is born with a “sexual orientation” that causes them to be attracted to the same sex. Romans 1:24-32 seems to indicate that individuals choose to become homosexual ‘through the lusts of their own hearts’, ‘changing the truth of God into a lie’, changing the natural use into that which is against nature’, ‘men, leaving the natural use of the woman, burning with lust one toward another; men with men working that which is unseemly.’”
Pastor Francis Schaeffer said, “Much modern homosexuality is an expression of the current denial of antithesis. It has led in this case to an obliteration of the distinction between man and woman. So the male and the female as complementary partners are finished. This is a form of homosexuality which is a part of the movement below the line of despair. In much of modern thinking all antithesis and all the order of God’s creation is to be fought against — including the male-female distinctions. The pressure toward unisex is largely rooted here.”
Our Theology on Homosexuality topic is titled “We Must Remember the Children” part 1 from “The Truth About Same-Sex Marriage: 6 Things You Need to Know About What’s Really at Stake” by pastor Erwin Lutzer. And, I want to remind you to take advantage of our special offer. If you appreciate this podcast and lecture series, please feel free to purchase a copy of this book — “The Truth About Same-Sex Marriage: 6 Things You Need to Know About What’s Really at Stake.” It is available on our website, TorchLeadershipFoundation.com, for just $20.
Dr. Erwin Lutzer goes on to say…
Many of us, when considering the possibility of a homosexual couple parenting children, feel a profound unease—but we cannot exactly say why. It simply feels… wrong. Even beyond the biblical proscriptions, such arrangements strike us as violating something deeply rooted in our very biology. They’re unnatural.
Survey the cultures of the world and you will discover that the concept of “family” is found in all of them. Certain tribes practice bigamy or even polygamy, but they all have the sense that children belong to the parents who gave them birth. There is a connectedness between men and women, and the result is offspring for whom they care.
Despite the radical differences among cultures, they all have a moral consciousness and a commitment to their family, an “internal guidance system.” Since every part of us is tainted with sin, our consciences are not always reliable, and we can also turn a deaf ear to what we know is right. Yet we are all born with a moral compass that lets us know that we are obligated to one another and answerable to a higher power. Through both the conscience and creation, humankind knows that there is a superior moral law.
Obviously, this moral law is often seen imperfectly, and even what is seen is often set aside for personal self-interest. We have all known better than we have lived. But the moral consciousness found throughout the world can only be explained by the “common grace” given to all people, based on natural law. Marriage and family are a part of that internal consciousness.
So in many cultures that are not Christian—Japan, for example-marriage is defined as a committed relationship between one man and one woman. The fact that partners may not always be faithful to their vows does not change that. Even in primitive cultures this stands as the ideal. Historically, in no culture of which I am aware—excluding the present social experiments—have two lesbians or two homosexual men who are rearing children comprised a “family.”
Words can be defined differently, but historically the word family has been always understood as “a basic unit in society having as its nucleus a man and a woman who care for their child or children.” Though we might speak of a “single-parent family,” this very qualification reminds us that in such an arrangement the family might still be said to exist, but it is fractured, either because of abandonment, divorce, or death.
Though some homosexual radicals disdain the concept of natural law, such laws have been recognized in all cultures and among all the different religions of the world—understandably so, for the very anatomy of a man and a woman tells us that these two genders were meant for one another.
According to the gay newspaper the Windy City Times, a Cleveland City Council hopeful could not be appointed to the council because when asked whether he supported same-sex marriages, he replied that he considered marriage to be a matter of “natural law.” That was enough to bar Patrick Corrigan from his appointment.
Paul, when speaking about homosexuals, writes, “Even their women exchanged natural relations with unnatural ones. In the same way the men also abandoned natural relations with women and were inflamed with lust for one another” (Romans 1:26–27). Thus, a homosexual is actually fighting against his own nature. This could be part of the reason why homosexuals have a much higher rate of suicide than that of the population as a whole. There are those who would argue that the rate of suicide among homosexuals is due to social ostracizing, but the statistics hold steady even in countries such as the Netherlands, arguably the world’s most friendly place for homosexuals.
Even lesbian scholar and author Camille Paglia agrees that her sexual choices are not normal. She says: “Homosexuality is not ‘normal.’ On the contrary, it is a challenge to the norm…. Nature exists, whether academics like it or not. And in nature, procreation is the single, relentless rule. That is the norm. Our sexual bodies were designed for reproduction…. No fancy linguistic game-playing can change that biologic fact.”
Marriage between one woman and one man is rooted in the natural creation. Princeton University sociologist Sara McLanahan wrote: “If we were asked to design a system for making sure that children’s basic needs were met, we would probably come up with something quite similar to the two-parent ideal. Such a design, in theory, would not only insure that children had access to the time and money of two adults, it would also provide a system of checks and balances that promoted quality parenting. The fact that both parents have a biological connection to the child would increase the likelihood that the parents would identify with the child and be willing to sacrifice for that child, and it would reduce the likelihood that either parent would abuse the child.”
Much as some might hate the Designer, they cannot deny the fact that we are born with the Designer’s label. God established a pattern, and we do well to follow it.
Now, if you are listening today, and you do not know the Lord Jesus Christ as your Saviour, allow me to show you how.
First, accept the fact that you are a sinner, and that you have broken God’s law. The Bible says in Romans 3:23: “For all have sinned and come short of the glory of God.”
Second, accept the fact that there is a penalty for sin. The Bible states in Romans 6:23: “For the wages of sin is death…”
Third, accept the fact that you are on the road to hell. Jesus Christ said in Matthew 10:28: “And fear not them which kill the body, but are not able to kill the soul: but rather fear him which is able to destroy both soul and body in hell.” Also, the Bible states in Revelation 21:8: “But the fearful, and unbelieving, and the abominable, and murderers, and whoremongers and sorcerers, and idolaters, and all liars, shall have their part in the lake which burneth with fire and brimstone: which is the second death.”
Now this is bad news, but here’s the good news. Jesus Christ said in John 3:16: “For God so loved the world, that he gave his only begotten Son, that whosoever believeth in him should not perish, but have everlasting life.” Just believe in your heart that Jesus Christ died for your sins, was buried, and rose from the dead by the power of God for you so that you can live eternally with Him. Pray and ask Him to come into your heart today, and He will.
Romans 10:9-13 says, “That if thou shalt confess with thy mouth the Lord Jesus, and shalt believe in thine heart that God hath raised him from the dead, thou shalt be saved. For with the heart man believeth unto righteousness; and with the mouth confession is made unto salvation. For the scripture saith, Whosoever believeth on him shall not be ashamed. For there is no difference between the Jew and the Greek: for the same Lord over all is rich unto all that call upon him. For whosoever shall call upon the name of the Lord shall be saved.”
Until next time, my friend, may God bless you and keep you!
Daniel Whyte III has spoken in meetings across the United States and in over twenty-five foreign countries. He is the author of over forty books. He is also the president of Gospel Light Society International, a worldwide evangelistic ministry that reaches thousands with the Gospel each week, as well as president of Torch Ministries International, a Christian literature ministry which publishes a monthly magazine called The Torch Leader. He is heard by thousands each week on his radio broadcasts/podcasts, which include: The Prayer Motivator Devotional, The Prayer Motivator Minute, as well as Gospel Light Minute X, the Gospel Light Minute, the Sunday Evening Evangelistic Message, the Prophet Daniel’s Report, the Second Coming Watch Update and the Soul-Winning Motivator, among others. He holds a Bachelor’s Degree in Theology from Bethany Divinity College, a Bachelor’s degree in Religion from Texas Wesleyan University, a Master’s degree in Religion, a Master of Divinity degree, and a Master of Theology degree from Liberty University School of Divinity. He has been married to the former Meriqua Althea Dixon, of Christiana, Jamaica for over twenty-seven years. God has blessed their union with seven children. Find out more at www.danielwhyte3.com. Follow Daniel Whyte III on Twitter @prophetdaniel3 or on Facebook.