More on Rev. Gene Robinson

It’s not that homosexuality is a “worse” sin than anything I’m guilty of. To God, sin is sin. He doesn’t grade on a curve. Entrance to heaven is pass/fail, and “there is none righteous, no, not one.”

What’s troublesome about activist homosexuals is their open denial of God’s standards of right and wrong. It’s especially troubling when this denial comes from a prominent professing Christian such as Gene Robinson. His rebellion becomes a stumbling block to others, who see in him justification for their refusal to submit to God.

Look, Jesus made it clear that entrance to heaven requires perfect adherence to the Law. No one except Jesus has ever lived from birth to death without breaking some of God’s commands. Jesus said that breaking one was the same as breaking the whole–pass/fail. Our only hope is through the atoning sacrifice of Jesus on the cross.

Jesus said those who truly love Him would follow His commands. “But Jesus never spoke out against homosexuality!” That statement is only true if one rejects Jesus as God or the accuracy of scripture. These are shifting theological sands:

  • Heresy–denying that Jesus and God are one; or
  • Cafeteria-style religion, picking and choosing doctrine based on what seems right, which amounts to creating a small-“g” god in one’s own image.

Gene Robinson and those who support him are standing against God and Jesus. At the judgment, his bishop’s collar isn’t going to impress the Creator of the universe.

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6 responses to “More on Rev. Gene Robinson

  1. No media member or commentator has seemed to be interested in what I considered the elephant in the parlor: Gene Robinson is an unrepentant adulterer. He left his wife for someone else, and is not repentant at all about it. Even if you accept the concept that homosexuality is not inherantly sinful (a concept I reject), his promotion to bishop by the Episcopal Church in the US is a rejection of God’s laws for the sanctity of marriage.

  2. You are such afool!
    How do you know what god thinks to be the right or the false?
    Has he spoken to you and sayed that homosexuality is false?
    i’d be very happy if i’d get an answer from you

  3. Sure, happy to oblige. Please understand that this isn’t my own feeling; 15 years ago, as program director of Top 40 radio station Hot 97 in Saint Louis, I got the station involved in an AIDS awareness march sponsored by the local PFLAG chapter. This is God’s word:

    1 Corinthians 6:9-10 (NIV): Do you not know that the wicked will not inherit the kingdom of God? Do not be deceived: Neither the sexually immoral nor idolaters, nor adulterers nor male prostitutes nor homosexual offenders nor thieves nor the greedy nor drunkards nor slanderers nor swindlers will inherit the kingdom of God.

    Leviticus 18:22 (KJV): Thou shalt not lie with mankind, as with womankind it is abomination.

    Leviticus 20:13 (KJV): If a man also lie with mankind, as he lieth with a woman, both of them have committed an abomination…

    Romans 1:24-32 (KJV): Wherefore God also gave them up to uncleanness through the lusts of their own hearts, to dishonour their own bodies between themselves: Who changed the truth of God into a lie, and worshipped and served the creature more than the Creator, who is blessed for ever. Amen. For this cause God gave them up unto vile affections: for even their women did change the natural use into that which is against nature: And likewise also the men, leaving the natural use of the woman, burned in their lust one toward another; men with men working that which is unseemly, and receiving in themselves that recompense of their error which was meet.

    Let me add that in no way do I hate homosexuals. The promise of eternal life God has given us applies to all who accept Jesus, and if Jesus was willing to go to the cross for the sins of all men, regardless of race, creed, color, or variety of sin, then I have no right to hold anything against them.

    However, as a Christian I am colled to speak the truth with gentleness and respect. Rev. Robinson is clearly living outside the bounds of Christian behavior. He may not like to hear that, but it’s the truth.

  4. This is one of the best arguments I have read for the “pass/fail” requirements for heaven. And it works for any sin, homosexuality, murder, theft, anything that crosses God’s line.
    Ultimately, it comes down to whether or not we are willing to accept God as the Ultimate Judge, the Higher Authority that we must acknowledge at some point in our lives. For most, that will be after they have died, unfortunately, since they can’t seem to get past the sinful lifestyles they lead now. The forgiven ones are not perfect, far from it, but we are striving daily to leave the sinful man behind, and become as much like Christ as we can.

  5. Plenty of folks are aware of the concept of forgiveness and grace, but little is ever talked about repentance.

    In Matthew 4:17 Christ said “”Repent, for the kingdom of heaven is at hand.”

    Webster’s dictionary says:

    Repent: 1 : to turn from sin and dedicate oneself to the amendment of one’s life
    2 a : to feel regret or contrition b : to change one’s mind
    transitive senses
    1 : to cause to feel regret or contrition
    2 : to feel sorrow, regret, or contrition for

    As much as Robsinson talks about ‘no single sin is greater than others in God’s eyes” he doesn’t even give lip service to “turn from sin and dedicate one’s self to the amendment of one’s life.”

  6. The Christian Research Institute has a good article on this topic.

    Also, I found this on the Concerned Women for America wensite last year. I wish I had a link.

    From Concerned Woman for America’s Culture and Family Institute:

    Scriptures reveal Jesus’ clear intention for human sexuality….
    “Jesus Never Said Anything About Homosexuality, Did He?” 5/6/2004
    By Linda Harvey
    CWA Editor’s note: Homosexual activists who promote same-sex “marriage” often argue that Christianity is confused on this issue because “Jesus never said anything about homosexuality.” A proper understanding of Who Jesus is and what He requires is essential for answering this misconception.

    Consider these facts:

    Jesus also never said anything directly about rape, incest or domestic violence. Are those things okay, too?

    Many teachings and deeds of Christ are not included in the Gospel accounts, as John writes in John 21:25.

    Christ did say that God created people “in the beginning” as male and female, and that marriage is the union of one man and one woman joined together as “one flesh” (Matthew 19:4-6 and Mark 10:6-9). Nothing is said about any other type of union.

    When He discussed sexual morality, Christ had a very high standard, clearly affirming long-standing Jewish law. He told the woman caught in adultery to “Go and sin no more” (John 8:11). He warned people not only that the act of adultery was wrong, but even adulterous thoughts (Matthew 5:28). And he confronted the woman at the well (John 4:18) by pointing out to her that he knew she was living with a man who was not her husband. If he had intended to change this longtime understanding of God’s requirements for human sexuality, He would have said so.

    Christ used the destruction of the cities of Sodom and Gomorrah as an example of God’s wrath (Matthew 10:15, Mark 6:11, Luke 10:12 and Luke 17:29). Throughout the Old Testament, prophets clearly described these cities as being notorious for the practice of homosexuality (Genesis 18:20, Genesis 19:4-5, Isaiah 3:9, Jeremiah 23:14, Ezekiel 16:46-59). Jesus certainly knew that this was how the comparison would be understood.

    Christ was God incarnate (in the flesh) here on earth. He was the long-expected Messiah, which was revealed in Matthew 16:13-20, Matthew 17:5-9, Mark 8:27-30, Luke 4:16-30, Luke 9:18-21, John 4:25-26, John 8:57-59 and elsewhere. As one with God, He was present from the beginning (John 1:1-13; Colossians 1:15-17; Ephesians 3:9 and elsewhere). So, Jesus was part of the Godhead as the laws were handed down through Moses to Israel and eventually to the whole world. This Old Testament law clearly prohibited homosexuality (Genesis 19, Leviticus 18:22 and 20:13; Deuteronomy 23:17 and elsewhere). The apostles understood this also, as shown by Paul’s writing in Romans 1:24-27, Peter’s in 2 Peter 2:4-22, and John’s in Revelation 22:15.

    So the apostles, who were taught by Christ, clearly understood that homosexuality was a sin as it has always been. When people say, “Jesus said nothing about homosexuality,” they reveal that they really haven’t understood Scripture, or Who Christ is. Maybe some of these points can help them toward a clearer understanding.
    Linda Harvey is president of Columbus, Ohio-based Mission:America, an organization dedicated to restoring traditional values and exposing the homosexual agenda in the schools.

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