The Bible and Homosexuality Has God changed His mind?
By Debra Torres It was a crisp, fall day perfect for blankets, hoodies and a town parade.
As we walked to find a place to sit, a young boy passed us with his whole face painted like a superhero.
He was a walking advertisement for my load of boys.
And I hoped we’d locate the face painter before the day was done.
After finding a great spot to sit, we saw the face paint artist making his rounds.
Forking over the $5.00 charge, we sat and watched as the man transformed my son’s face into the likeness of Spiderman. He was truly talented.
But when the man held a mirror up so my little boy could see, my son started to wail.
“I hate it!” he cried. “Take it off!”
Big, silver tears ran down his cheeks and without even so much as a picture, I had to take my boy to a nearby bathroom and wash $5.00 worth of paint down the drain and into the trash.
It wasn’t that my son was ungrateful or fickle about his choice. It was simply that my little boy didn’t like change and his new “spidey” look was a bit too much, too fast.
I thought of this story after my friend Gary brought up the subject of change in our Sunday School class at church.
You see, we had been studying about the Midianites in the book of Numbers and how God had given the Israelites a strict decree about these people that the Israelites failed to follow completely.
It was here that Gary brought up the unchanging nature of God.
And he related it to a problem we have in our society where we try to bend God’s laws to our liking.
Gary told us that recently he called a Presbyterian minister after viewing his church’s newspaper advertisement. The ad communicated clearly that the church was very happy that the Defense of Marriage Act was overturned and that their church openly welcomed homosexuals.
Gary said he told the minister that he believed God’s Word was totally inspired and gave him the scriptures concerning homosexuality but the minister did not accept them.
I spoke with Gary recently and he said, “God’s laws haven’t changed about what is right and wrong. And, as society is changing, ministers and people in the pulpit are turning their backs and going by what they feel and not by what’s in the Word.”
It’s an interesting thing to think about isn’t it?
Recently, I spoke with a Christian professional who she said that homosexuality is one of the most controversial topics of our day.
The last time I wrote a blog post on the topic I was accused of hating homosexuals and following an outdated gospel.
Neither is true, by the way. I’m simply standing on God’s unchanging Word that counts homosexuality as a sin along with adultery, prostitution and idolatry (1 Corinthians 6:9-10).
But you know, if we stand on the reality of God’s Word -- really stand on it -- we have nothing to argue when it comes to homosexuality. Why?
Because God has not changed his mind on it. Nor will he ever.
Gary says, “We can love people but we don’t accept their lifestyle. And we don’t change the Gospel. What God said (about homosexuality) in Leviticus, he has not changed, what God said through the Apostle Paul in 1 Corinthians 6, he has not changed, what God said in Galatians 5, he has not changed and Romans 1 -- God has not changed.”
Can you think what would happen if God did change his mind from day to day? Remember what the Bible says about the double-minded man in James 1:8? He is unstable in all his ways.
I’m glad we don’t serve a double-minded God -- I think chaos would result.
A visiting evangelist came to our church last Sunday and spoke about the unchanging Word of God saying that many people follow what he calls a “scotch tape gospel.” He said that people like to cut out sections that they find hard to believe, and make for themselves their own Bible which is only a fragment of what God said.