Body, Soul, And Spirit A Bible Study by Jack Kelley For the word of God…
By Daymond Duck
“Duck Dynasty” star, Phil Robertson, stirred up a hornet’s nest when he honestly answered a GQ magazine reporter who asked him what he considers sinful. An intolerant gay lobby called GLAAD immediately accused Mr. Robertson of intolerance and demanded that A & E, the producer of “Duck Dynasty,” fire him. The news media was upset to no end and many flooded the news programs with ludicrous accusations and hate speech.
A & E decided to suspend Phil; Cracker Barrel decided to pull the “Duck Dynasty” merchandise off of its shelves; the man who constantly disgraces the title Reverendâ€”Jesse Jackson, weighed in with his usual anti-white trash talk at warp speed. (Other TV companies said they would take the show.)
Bill O’Reilly started spinning what the Bible says about homosexuality as if the no-spin zone had gone out of existence. Faithful conservatives such as former Arkansas Gov. Mike Huckabee, former Alaska Gov. Sarah Palin, Texas Sen. Ted Cruz and Louisiana Gov. Bobby Jindal weighed in; and except for the fact that I know better, for several days every time I turned on my TV set, I felt like declaring, “The Tribulation period has arrived.”
One commentator said the Bible doesn’t mention homosexuality. But it does. In the days of Abraham, God sent two angels to get Lot out of the city of Sodom because all the men there, young and old, wanted to have sex with other men (Genesis 19). Some believe Jesus authenticated the event when He said:
“But the same day that Lot went out of Sodom it rained fire and brimstone from heaven, and destroyed them all” (Luke 17:29).
Later, God had Moses tell the Jewish men: “Thou shalt not lie with mankind (homosexuality), as with womankind: it is abomination” (Leviticus 18:21-22).
He said, “If a man also lie with mankind [homosexuality], as he lieth with a woman, both of them have committed an abomination: they shall surely be put to death; their blood shall be upon them” (Leviticus 20:13). The Holy Spirit addressed the issue through Paul:
“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 [lesbianism]. And likewise also the men, leaving the natural use of the woman [heterosexuality], burned in their lust one toward another; men with men [homosexuality] working that which is unseemly, and receiving in themselves that recompense of their error which was meet. And even as they did not like to retain God in their knowledge, God gave them over to a reprobate mind, to do those things which are not convenient” (Romans 1:26-28).
Another commentator called Phil’s views old fashioned, and they are, praise the Lord. Phil’s views on homosexuality come right out of the Bible and they are as old-fashioned as Abraham, Moses, Jesus, Paul and the God who gave the Bible. The way I see it, what Phil said, is calledâ€”faithfulness.
Bill O’Reilly was spinning faster than those Iranian centrifuges. He kept accusing Phil of judging and reminding his listeners that Jesus told us not to judge. Actually, it was Bill O’Reilly who was judging Phil Robertson and perhaps God and the Scriptures.
God decided the homosexual and lesbian issues a long time ago (for the betterment of society, the control of diseases, etc.) and Phil was just telling people what God said. If God didn’t want people to know these things, He could have left them out of the Bible, but He put them in the Bible. And O’Reilly and others were picking and choosing what they like, ignoring and spinning what they don’t like, and exchanging the truth for a lie. It is sad because the issue is settled, and even though they deny it, they cannot change what the Word of God says.
Phil said, “I love all men and women. I am a lover of humanity, not a hater.” He could have pulled a Joel Osteen, tickled people’s ears, not caring where people will spend eternity and lulled people to sleep on what the God of love says in the Bible, but he didn’t.
Later, Phil said the truth sounds like hate to those who hate the truth and he spoke the truth with what some call tough love. He told gays what is best for them physically and spiritually and he encouraged them to not deceive themselves. He also said God will sort it all out, and He will when all of us (including myself, Bill, Joel, Jesse, the gays and others) appear at the Judgment.
I don’t know why all of this happened, but I believe the Rapture is imminent and I believe it is possible that God is calling people’s attention to this issue before it is eternally too late. He loves all people and there is room in His kingdom for everyone, including repentant gays, but He wants people to stop denying what the Bible says and give up their sins.
I don’t know how tall Phil is. He looks tall on TV. Malicious people tried to beat him down and make him look small, but he has never stood taller than he stands right now in the eyes of God and many Christians. God called him and all Christians to stand up and be salt and light and he did. Thanks Phil, for not caving. Well done, thou good and faithful servant.