We all probably wonder from time to time (whether we will publicly admit it or not) WHY does there seem to be such a surgence-or resurgence- of homosexuality and perversion in the pulpit today.
Well, allow me to shed some light on a very dark subject, one that many in the pulpit are afraid to address and talk about. But before I do get into the reasons as to why this seems to be happening in record numbers, let’s look at the scriptures. Of course, there are other references to homosexuality in the Bible…12 in all. (Inbox me for the scriptures) I will attempt to dissect one of the scriptures so we can gain further insight into exactly who the scriptures are referring to and what behaviors will exclude one from getting into the Kingdom of God.
1 Corinthians 6:9-10
Know ye not that the unrighteous shall not inherit the kingdom of God? Be not deceived: neither fornicators, nor idolaters, nor adulterers, nor effeminate, nor abusers of themselves with mankind,
Nor thieves, nor covetous, nor drunkards, nor revilers, nor extortioners, shall inherit the kingdom of God.
Now, I will define every ‘category’ of sinners mentioned here in this scripture…for our edification. I will use the Strong’s Concordance definition and the dictionary definition so that we are all clear on things.
Effeminate (Greek word malakos )
Strong’s Concordance: soft, soft to the touch; metaph. in a bad sense; effeminate; of a catamite (a boy or youth who is in sexual relationship with a man); of a boy kept for homosexual relations with a man; of a male who submits his body to unnatural lewdness; of a male prostitute
Dictionary definition: Having feminine qualities untypical of a man : not manly in appearance or manner; marked by an unbecoming delicacy or overrefinement
(Sad to say, these little boys being molested and raped-if they are not healed and delivered from the spirits that were imparted unto them as a result of said molestation and rape, are in danger of not inheriting the Kingdom of God…)
Abusers of mankinds (Greek word arsenokoitēs:)
Strong’s Concordance: one who lies with a male as with a female, sodomite, homosexual
Dictionary/Practical definition: when a male engages in homosexual sexual activity, it is considered abuse of the man’s body. A male sex organ does not belong anywhere else but inside of a woman’s sex organ. (Excuse me for being graphic: I have to break it down and make it plain)
(This clearly means a practicing homosexual…)
Fornicators (Greek word pornos
Strong’s Concordance: a man who prostitutes his body to another’s lust for hire; a male prostitute; a man who indulges in unlawful sexual intercourse
Dictionary definition: a fornicator; those who engage in consensual sexual intercourse and who are not married to each other
(It is funny, but the Word clearly addresses that homosexuals, male prostitues-men who give their bodies to men – or women – for the purpose of gain whether that be housing, ministry favor & support, love and attention, etc. will not inherit the KOG!)
Idolatrous (Greek word eidōlolatrēs:)
Stong’s Concordance: a worshipper of false gods, a idolater; used of any one even Christian, participant in any way in the worship of the heathen, esp. one who attends their sacrificial feasts and eats of the remains of offered victims; a covetous man as a worshipper of Mammon
Dictionary Definition: given to idolatry-the worship of a physical object as a god; immoderate attachment or devotion to something
(Yes, we all know we shouldn’t serve Buddha. But we have made gods of people, of doctrines, of preachers/ministries, of everything BUT God. According to the Word of God, idolatrous behavior can keep you out of the KOG…)
Adulterers (Greek word moichos:)
Strong’s Concordance: an adulterer; metaph. one who is faithless toward God, ungodly
Dictionary Definition: a person who commits adultery; especially : a man who commits adultery- voluntary sexual intercourse between a married man and someone other than his wife or between a married woman and someone other than her husband
(Spiritual adultery is right in there with idolatry, goes hand in hand. If you commit adultery, whether it be physical or spiritual, you will be denied access to the KOG)
Thieves (Greek word kleptēs:)
Strong’s Concordance: an embezzler, pilferer, or one who steals, especially in small quantities; the name is transferred to false teachers, who do not care to instruct men, but abuse their confidence for their own gain
Dictionary Defiinition: one that steals especially stealthily or secretly; also : one who commits theft or larceny
(People who steal -whether it be money, supplies, internet access, copier paper, retirement funds, prophecy offering lines, gimmicks that say sow into my minsitry and send all kinds of gadgets and what not, vows, telethons, etc…the Word of God calls them thieves. Now, listen. I am not saying it is thievery to tithe and give offerings. It is only thievery when you have these ministries that promise if you give them money, your healing’s coming, your deliverance, your minsitry, or that send you junk in the mail in exchange for your money…when they try to sell the blessings of God to you-as if you could buy a blessing!-then THAT is a thief! And they do it on the slick! Secretly! Not as a robber, who will outright in broad daylight by gunpoint demand ur purse, ur paycheck, etc! Don’t be deceived-these cats will not inherit the KOG!)
Covetous (Greek word pleonektēs:)
Strong’s: one eager to have more, esp. what belongs to others; greedy of gain, covetous
Dictionary: marked by inordinate desire for wealth or possessions or for another’s possessions; having a craving for possession
(Man! How many of the ppl in church want more? Just go to service next Sunday and listen, listen to the praise and worship leader. Listen to the pastor, everyone who grabs the mike is always talking about getting more STUFF! Wanting more stuff. And I hear ppl saying there is nothing wrong with wanting more than what we have, when the Word clearly states if you have clothes and food to be content! It is the covetous who fall for thieves, cuz they are the main ones in the offering lines giving up their rent money, the medication money, their child support, their lite bill money because they covet that big name preacher’s house, car, church bldg., his bling, his swag, whatever you want to call it. The Word says if you a little too hooked on wanting stuff then you won’t be getting into the KOG)
Drunkards (Greek word methysos:)
Strong’s: drunken, intoxicated
Dictionary: one who is habitually drunk
(Now we get on the whino in the bar, but we give checks to those who can’t stay off the heroin! Let me tell you something: drunkards also covers the drug addicted as well! To be drunk means to be intoxicated, inebriated…to be in a state of mental confusion, to be exhilrated, to confuse. Depending upon which drug you are talking about, there are drugs out there that do all of that…and more! So guess what? If you getting high, even if by the chronic, you won’t be making it into the Kingdom…sorry!)
Revilers (Greek word loidoros:)
Strong’s: railers, revilers
Dictionary: those who use abusive language, basically, one who curses people out
(Ok. Revilers…well, revilers are not partygoers like we were taught in the holiness church. I can understand why they told us this: it is at these parties where most people are prone to get drunk, high, sexed up, turned out, stolen from…just about anything! Revilers are people who curse people out or use very abrasive, harsh language! Hmmm. ‘Well, I am saved, but I still have slip of the tongue every now and then…’ If you do, no Kingdom for you!)
Extortioners (Greek word harpax:)
Strong’s: rapacious (greedy, given to seizing your property), ravenous; robbers
Dictionary: those who practice extorting, especially money or other property; extort: to obtain from a person by force, intimidation, or undue or illegal power : wring; also : to gain especially by ingenuity or compelling argument
(The opposite of extortioners are thieves…extortioners will come out and just rob you, in your face. They will tell you they are taking your money, your man, your woman, your ministry, etc…and then DO IT! Most of the time, those who extort are those who are in authority over you and feel they can take your stuff…and there ain’t a thing you can do about it! A Board of Trustees can practice extortion by wrestling a church out of the hands of the pastor. When the preacher steals a wife from a member. When leadership demands you pay dues, tithes, offerings, etc or they will kick you out of their fellowship, membership, organization, etc. These are all forms of extortion…and guess what? You got it!).
Now that I have went into explaining the various sins mentioned in this scripture, I will attempt to answer the question I opened up with: why am I taking this route? Well, it is funny when you go into an exhaustive study of the scriptures; God will begin to show you things you didn’t see before, things you thought you knew but God turns around and gives you another revelation on things! I LOVE GOD for that!
Also, I don’t want homosexuals to feel I am singling them out of hate or repudiation. If the scriptures speak on it, I have to address it. It’s that simple. I walk in love not because I share what people want to hear: I love you when I tell the truth, as the scriptures says.
Part II will be coming up shortly…Shalom!
****Now bear with me. I know this is taking a long time for me to get to the point(s). I have to define these issues and go this way, so be a little patient with me*****