The SHEPHERD | Danilo Q. Junco
The statement of Pope Francis, head of the Roman Catholic Church, that homosexuals are entitled to have “civil union” has elicited so many reactions positive or negative from the Christendom, especially in our country as 80 percent of the population belongs to this group.
First and foremost, we have to view this statement of Pope Francis whose faithful now according to the Vatican reach 1.2 billion all over the world in line with what the Bible or the Holy Scriptures says.
The Bible is the only authoritative book for all people who claim themselves as Christians or followers of Jesus Christ with regard to faith, doctrines or teachings, reproach, and training that they may be complete lacking in nothing and equip to do good works (2 Timothy 3:16; 2 Peter 1:20-21).
In the account of Genesis, the first book of the Bible, chapter 6:1-12 one of the sins committed by the roughly 2 million people living in that era during the time of Noah was homosexuals or sodomy the reason God destroyed the whole earth with floods and 8 people were saved by the deluge Noah, his wife and three sons Japheth, Shem and Ham and their wives.
God also judged the cities of Sodom, Gomorrah and two towns Admah and Zeboiim by hailstorms and brimstones or fire because of aggressive sodomy or homosexual acts that even the two angels that God sent to destroy the places, all the young and the old people in that area wanted to have sex with them (Genesis 19:1-29).
And only 3 people were saved: Lot and his two daughters out of 30,000 inhabitants. Lot’s wife became a pillar of salt for not obeying the instruction of the angels not to look back the place when it was rained by fire.
Jesus Christ (Messiah or Anointed One) warned His disciples and those people who listened to His teaching, saying, “in the Last Days the world is likened to the time of Noah and Lot,” (Luke 17:26-29).
The Lord Jesus categorically stated that our time as we are living in the Last Days is like the time of Noah and Lot when the homosexuals are so defiant and aggressive in asserting their rights to be accorded to them.
God does not hate homosexual people gay or lesbian but they have to repent from all their sins and receive Jesus Christ as their Lord and Savior in the same way with the general people too to be saved and escape from the damnation in hell or lake of fire.
The Bible is clear that those who reject God’s offer for humanity to be saved, their slot is in the lake of fire or hell, a place of torment for eternity (Romans 1:18-32; 1 Corinthians 6:9-10; Galatians 5:19-21; Revelation 21:8; 20:11-15).
The reason why we have homosexuals is due to our forefathers and parents who have worshipped idols believing that they are the representations of God or Jesus Christ when in fact God forbids them not to do it as these idols are Satan, demons and his cohorts and also for consulting fortune tellers, mediums, sorcerers, palmistry, reading horoscopes, quack doctors or faith healers and the like.
Apostle Paul said in 1 Corinthians 10:20 that they are actually worshipping demons.
History tells this account that Satan’s masquerades as Baal, Asthoreth, Molech, Milcom, Chemosh, Zeus, among others whom the nations worship them and God punishes them even His chosen people Israelites.
In order to escape the wrath and judgment of God for our beloved nation we have to obey God based on His Word the Bible not to religions.
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