Welcome to episode #20 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 Leviticus 18:22. It reads, “Thou shalt not lie with mankind, as with womankind: it is abomination.”
Allow me to share with you some important points regarding this passage from the Jamieson, Fausset, and Brown Commentary on the Whole Bible:
Thou shalt not lie with mankind… The existence of such horrid practices is thus attested by the authority of an apostle. From profane history we learn that this crime was naturalized among the ancient Canaanites, and like a poisonous weed, which baffles all attempts to eradicate it, the degrading vice of Sodomy is still perpetuated in many cities.
Our Theology on Homosexuality quotes for today are from pastor Dwight McKissic and Matt Slick, President and Founder of the Christian Apologetics and Research Ministry:
Dwight McKissic said, “The question that we are facing in the Baptist Church today is whether or not God sanctions same-sex marriage. Concerning the question of same-sex marriage, God has spoken, and He didn’t stutter; and humans cannot redefine what God has eternally assigned. Man cannot redefine a week into three days, or four days, because God assigned a week as seven days. Neither can man redefine a marriage consisting of two people of the same sex; because, God defined a marriage in His word as a union between one man and one woman.”
Matt Slick said, “Homosexuality is clearly condemned in the Bible. It undermines God’s created order when He made Adam and Eve, a man and a woman, to carry out His command to fill and subdue the earth. Homosexuality cannot carry out that mandate. In addition, homosexuality undermines the basic family unit of husband and wife which is the God-ordained means of procreation. Again, homosexuality cannot do that. And, believe it or not, it is also dangerous to society.”
Our Theology on Homosexuality topic is titled “We Must Remember the Children” part 2 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 continues with the following…
THE ADOPTION QUESTION
When a homosexual couple adopts a child, the youngster is not the product of the relationship between two lesbians or between two gay men. No, that child is the product of a man and a woman. If we are planning to redefine the concept of family, we must ask what being raised by gay couples will mean for children. We can already hear a chorus of objections, “But think of the abuse there is in some traditional man-woman marriages! Isn’t it better to have a child raised by two loving, caring lesbians, or two or more loving, caring homosexual men?”
Yes, of course it would be better for a child to be raised by two loving lesbians than an abusive heterosexual couple. The issue is not whether two lesbians can love a child and take care of its needs. However, our preference should always be to the family in which there is one father and one mother. We cannot wrest children from the God-given format of family relationships without serious consequences. What homosexual adoption fails to take into account are the implications within the wider culture if such relationships were to become commonplace. We would expect—and the research bears this out—that a child reared in the ‘Heather Has Two Mommies’ atmosphere of today’s world would suffer from gender confusion or worse.
Of course the gay community is quick to say that there are “no adverse effects” if a child would be reared by two mommies or two daddies. But keep in mind that the research in this area is often done by those who are proponents of such arrangements. Sociologist Steven Nock of the University of Virginia, who is “agnostic” on same-sex marriage, said as an expert witness in a Canadian court that was considering same-sex marriages, “Through this analysis I draw my conclusions that 1) all the articles I reviewed contained at least one fatal flaw of design or execution; and 2) not a single one of those studies was conducted according to general accepted standards of scientific research.”
It is worth pointing out that even though evidence on child outcomes is sketchy, Judith Stacey, a sociologist and an advocate for same-sex marriage, agrees that sons of lesbians are less masculine and daughters of lesbians are more masculine. She also found that a “significantly greater proportion of young adult children raised by lesbian mothers than those raised by heterosexual mothers… reported having a homoerotic relationship.” It is foolish to think that alternate forms of the family are as good as the father and mother who raise their children together.
PERILS TO PARENTHOOD?
Mary Stewart van Leeuwen, a Christian feminist, says, “It may well be that, irony of ironies, in promoting gay households we may be promoting misogyny… People who are gay-positive tend to think that whatever is good for gays is automatically good for people who care about justice for women.” She acknowledges that the “gender injustice” of fatherlessness is already a problem in today’s society without gay marriage, but added, “I don’t think we should add to the possibility of more of it.” She predicts unforeseen consequences from such a radical overhaul of marriage and family.
Gay marriage might well change society’s entire concept of parenthood. Because gay couples cannot produce children on their own, hopeful parents are seeking to rent wombs and deny children the right to know their biological parents. James Skillen of the Center for Public Justice says, “It is going to be increasingly possible to produce, buy, and sell children, because in addition to adoption, that is the only way homosexual couples can ‘have’ children.” Whether raised by lesbians or two homosexual men, these children will be denied either a mother or a father.
We all know that a daughter raised in a strong marriage will know what to look for in a man and be better able to resist those who want to take advantage of her sexually. Lesbian mothers are saying that a father is irrelevant to parenting; homosexual fathers say that a mother is irrelevant to parenting. But God says both a mother and a father are relevant to parenting. Is anyone serious in suggesting that two men can take the place of a mother’s love, or two women can equal a dad?
God intended that every child have a mother and a father who are an example of commitment, caring, and love. Not only is such a child given a sense of security, but he or she also sees femininity and masculinity modeled in a complementary relationship. Of course, in our world with rampant divorce, immorality, and the redefinition of the family, this ideal is becoming a memory. However—and this is important—we must work toward the ideal even though we know we shall not achieve it, rather than work against it, defying the Designer who made us all.
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.