Nothing To Be Proud Of

Defying your creator is nothing to be proud of.

So I’ll have to sit out this June celebration of defiance against what God says. I know that’s not allowed. I know we’ve moved past required acceptance to an absolute demand for celebration, no exceptions. But I can’t.

It is no service to the LGBT community to board the June Pride train. It is impossible to defy the one true God (of Scripture) and not reap devastation and destruction, sooner and later. Sow the wind, reap the whirlwind. To cheer that on is to speed along destruction among your fellow man. Cruel.

Here is something Paul said: “This is a faithful saying and worthy of all acceptance, that Christ Jesus came into the world to save sinners, of whom I am chief.” (1 Timothy 1:15). Ironically, this is an author who wrote some of the most devastating statements against sexual deviance in the entire Bible. He knew that Jesus came to save people from the penalty and power of sin, not to minimize it, and certainly not to celebrate it.

And he had seen people be set free. “Do you not know that the unrighteous will not inherit the kingdom of God? Do not be deceived. Neither fornicators, nor idolaters, nor adulterers, nor homosexuals, nor sodomites, nor thieves, nor covetous, nor drunkards, nor revilers, nor extortioners will inherit the kingdom of God. And such were some of you. But you were washed, but you were sanctified, but you were justified in the name of the Lord Jesus and by the Spirit of our God.” (1 Corinthians 6:9-11).

So that’s how I’m spending some of my June, praying that Jesus would continue to do what Jesus does, save us from the penalty and power of sin, and rescue many, many, many out of their defiance.

Now that’s something I can celebrate.