Words for Those Lost in Sexual Darkness

Chris

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Words for Those Lost in Sexual Darkness
By Laurie Higgins

I write often about homosexuality and “trans”-cultism because there are no more serious threats to fundamental speech rights and religious liberty than the efforts to use public education, the law, Big Business, Big Tech, the mainstream news media, and the arts to normalize homosexuality and gender confusion.

In addition, individuals and families are being incalculably harmed by the corrosive lies of “LGB” and “T” activism. Parents’ rights to oversee their children’s moral education and medical care are being undermined and even stripped by “LGB” and “T” activists and their collaborators. And the temporal and eternal lives of individuals who experience same sex attraction and/or gender dysphoria are being destroyed.

My professional goals center on exposing the specious arguments and rhetoric, goals, and consequences of the unchecked movement to normalize homosexuality and cross-sex impersonation in the hope that clarity will result in greater cultural participation by conservatives. I hope to generate a sense of urgency and obligation that will lead conservatives to overcome their fears in order to protect both individuals and society.

All decent people should feel righteous anger when teachers tell children that homosexuality and cross-sex impersonation are deserving of respect and affirmation. We do not embody the love of Christ when we remain silent while body- and soul-destroying lies are affirmed to and in children and teens.

The lies of activists must be exposed, but in so doing, we must not lose sight of the suffering of those who experience disordered sexual attraction to persons of the same sex or who feel unrelenting discomfort with their biological sex. They do not choose their feelings, and they often suffer in shame, fear, and silence as most of us do when we experience disordered, sinful impulses.

With most or many other sins, our culture affirms the truth that is written on our hearts. Our mothers, fathers, teachers, storytellers, pastors, priests, and political leaders in their diverse cultural roles affirm many moral truths. But something very different happens today with regard to sexual sin.

With sexual sin, our depraved, carrion-devouring culture swoops down and offers the bleakly deterministic lie that homoerotic desire and cross-sex identification are inborn traits akin to skin color. They tell children and teens that acting on those desires is not only morally good but also essential to fulfillment. They tell children and teens that refusal to act on such impulses is an act of futility that will result in utterly unfulfilled, lonely lives or suicide. And they tell young, confused people that anyone who dissents from those claims hates them.

And those claims are touted as the “loving” response.

Well, there are other claims–claims that offer hope for a life defined by real love and real peace. It is a peace that passes all understanding and derives from knowing that sacrificing our desires to God’s will pleases a good, holy, just, and merciful God.

God offered up his perfect son for our sins. Jesus died a horrific death on the cross to pay the penalty for the sins of all who trust in him. Those who experience homosexual attraction or gender dysphoria are no different from those who experience all manner of other sinful impulses: While God may not remove every last vestige of sinful impulses, he will give believers the power to refuse to act on them.

A personal relationship with God does not free us from all sinful impulses, but it does free us from bondage to sin. Full and absolute freedom from the experience of sinful impulses will not come until the end of history. The persistence and seeming intractability of sinful impulses do not mean that the impulses are gifts from God. It means that sin grips the heart of fallen man.

Jeff Mirus, founder of Christendom College and Trinity Communications, implores Christians to reject “an ethos rooted in a deep fear of the judgment of the world.” Instead, we “need to consistently apply Christ’s light and Christ’s truth in order to rescue souls from the overpowering snare that has been fashioned for us out of the dominant contemporary blend of mistakes, lies and temptations regarding sex.”

Our friends and loved ones should be told that joy and peace come from choosing to live a life that pleases the creator of the universe. What an amazing idea. We humans have the capacity to please the omniscient, omnipotent, eternally existing creator of all creation. Never hearing that truth is tragic.

And our dear friends and loved ones who may never experience heterosexual attraction deserve to be told that a celibate life lived in submission to God is not a lonely, unfulfilled life. They too can have rich, intimate, deeply loving relationships within the body of Christ. They can have deep, loving, chaste same-sex friendships that can help restore the brokenness in their pasts. They can serve as surrogate aunts, uncles, grandmas, and grandpas for children who too are experiencing brokenness and loss. They deserve to be told that they are loved—not because of their sin–but, like the rest of us, despite it.

Our depraved world swims along the surface of a world so deep and wondrous, it is beyond imagining. And our fallen, depraved world that has no eyes to see or ears to hear beyond this all-too-consuming temporal life, chatters cacophonously, filling the hearts and minds of people with beguiling lies that lead to eternal separation from a good and holy God. If we truly love our friends and family members lost in sexual darkness, we must tell them the truth, no matter what the personal cost to us, always remembering that our salvation came at the greatest cost of all.

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Chris

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I’m slow to criticize or judge the reasons people the things they do in a sinful way. I say save them all and let God sort it out. Only he knows the heart.

Well, that is the problem. While God wants none to perish and all to come to faith in Jesus Christ, the sad truth is that the Bible tells us that most will not respond to the call for repentance and salvation. While we should try to do everything we can to spread the Gospel of Jesus Christ to a lost world, we should not as the article stated condemn others as we are sinners just like they are, but we can't be neutral either.

We need to be strong and brave to confront the issues and problems of the culture wars. Especially the LGBTQ propaganda that the Left is using against our children as they seem to have made them their primary targets these days. We need to definitely take the Gospel to them for salvation, BUT we also need to confront and expose those things they are doing that are harmful to our kids, communities, the unborn, spiritual life, etc.

We simply can't sit on the sidelines or sit on the fence. If we do that then we can no longer complain when our kids come home and tell us they are gay, transgender, etc. because that's what they've been taught by their teachers. They've been taught this because no one bothered to protest the LGBTQ curriculum that has taken over the schools.

For example, I've posted about 7-8 articles on the forums over the past several weeks documenting MassResistance's efforts to stop the indoctrination of LGBTQ propaganda to middle schoolers in a town in Massachusetts. If it is happening there, you can believe it is happening everywhere including in your local schools.

Are we to just sit on the sidelines and let our kids be perverted and indoctrinated into the LGBTQ lifestyle? Are we to just to do nothing and "let God sort it all out" in the end?

When our kids come to us after something happens and say why didn't you do anything? Am I going to say "I was just going to let God sort it out"?? OR "Well, I was going to, I guess it is too late now"?? :doh

When that drag queen reading to our kids or grandkids in the library starts getting funny with them when no one is looking are we to "just let God sort it all out" and not worry about it? Will we worried about not being too quick to judge then? Shouldn't we have protested and raised a ruckus so that they wouldn't be there in the first place?

The sad truth is that conservatives are just not doing enough these days. It appears that the Left and the perverts are more determined to corrupt our children and society than we are determined to prevent it. :sad :doh

There's an old saying, "The only thing necessary for the triumph of evil is for good men to do nothing."

Sadly, that is so true. :sad
 

Amethyst

Angie ... †
Well, that is the problem. While God wants none to perish and all to come to faith in Jesus Christ, the sad truth is that the Bible tells us that most will not respond to the call for repentance and salvation. While we should try to do everything we can to spread the Gospel of Jesus Christ to a lost world, we should not as the article stated condemn others as we are sinners just like they are, but we can't be neutral either.
:sad
 

rubyx1

rubyx1
Well, that is the problem. While God wants none to perish and all to come to faith in Jesus Christ, the sad truth is that the Bible tells us that most will not respond to the call for repentance and salvation. While we should try to do everything we can to spread the Gospel of Jesus Christ to a lost world, we should not as the article stated condemn others as we are sinners just like they are, but we can't be neutral either.

We need to be strong and brave to confront the issues and problems of the culture wars. Especially the LGBTQ propaganda that the Left is using against our children as they seem to have made them their primary targets these days. We need to definitely take the Gospel to them for salvation, BUT we also need to confront and expose those things they are doing that are harmful to our kids, communities, the unborn, spiritual life, etc.

We simply can't sit on the sidelines or sit on the fence. If we do that then we can no longer complain when our kids come home and tell us they are gay, transgender, etc. because that's what they've been taught by their teachers. They've been taught this because no one bothered to protest the LGBTQ curriculum that has taken over the schools.

For example, I've posted about 7-8 articles on the forums over the past several weeks documenting MassResistance's efforts to stop the indoctrination of LGBTQ propaganda to middle schoolers in a town in Massachusetts. If it is happening there, you can believe it is happening everywhere including in your local schools.

Are we to just sit on the sidelines and let our kids be perverted and indoctrinated into the LGBTQ lifestyle? Are we to just to do nothing and "let God sort it all out" in the end?

When our kids come to us after something happens and say why didn't you do anything? Am I going to say "I was just going to let God sort it out"?? OR "Well, I was going to, I guess it is too late now"?? :doh

When that drag queen reading to our kids or grandkids in the library starts getting funny with them when no one is looking are we to "just let God sort it all out" and not worry about it? Will we worried about not being too quick to judge then? Shouldn't we have protested and raised a ruckus so that they wouldn't be there in the first place?

The sad truth is that conservatives are just not doing enough these days. It appears that the Left and the perverts are more determined to corrupt our children and society than we are determined to prevent it. :sad :doh

There's an old saying, "The only thing necessary for the triumph of evil is for good men to do nothing."

Sadly, that is so true. :sad
:scoregood
 

Simon of Syrene

Well-Known Member
As Christians we also overlook sexual sins that pervade across congregations that of pornography. This is mainly a private & hidden sim that has spread to children as young as 10. I despair how much this is affecting many Christians as well among teenagers who in the end are unable to form relationships
 

daygo

Well-Known Member
As Christians we also overlook sexual sins that pervade across congregations that of pornography. This is mainly a private & hidden sim that has spread to children as young as 10. I despair how much this is affecting many Christians as well among teenagers who in the end are unable to form relationships
I know of a Christian couple that pornography put a wedge between their marriage.
 

Batman

Well-Known Member
The hedonistic sexually immoral times that we live in probably are similar to mankind in centuries past but the ability to broadcast it on dozens of channels 24/7 and on any unfiltered internet search engine with a pc, notebook, phone or smart TV is unlike anything on earth prior. The world is raging on so many fronts and sexual sin is certainly one of those. Sometimes I feel Christians primarily bring LGBTQ+ to mind in the find against sexual immorality and perversion and the onslaught of brainwashing of kids and adults; but heterosexual adultery and fornication (before marriage) and porn (all forms) are being side stepped or treated in a lesser manner of degree/concern. I don't know how this has affected the fight against sexual immorality because it does seem like a massive flood has overtaken the eyes, ears, mouths, hearts, and minds of humanity anyway; but each Church and every born again Christian is losing ground in many cases that they don't really speak out against and possibly see any longer as sin.
 

Simon of Syrene

Well-Known Member
The hedonistic sexually immoral times that we live in probably are similar to mankind in centuries past but the ability to broadcast it on dozens of channels 24/7 and on any unfiltered internet search engine with a pc, notebook, phone or smart TV is unlike anything on earth prior. The world is raging on so many fronts and sexual sin is certainly one of those. Sometimes I feel Christians primarily bring LGBTQ+ to mind in the find against sexual immorality and perversion and the onslaught of brainwashing of kids and adults; but heterosexual adultery and fornication (before marriage) and porn (all forms) are being side stepped or treated in a lesser manner of degree/concern. I don't know how this has affected the fight against sexual immorality because it does seem like a massive flood has overtaken the eyes, ears, mouths, hearts, and minds of humanity anyway; but each Church and every born again Christian is losing ground in many cases that they don't really speak out against and possibly see any longer as sin.
True the devil has blinded even Christians to many other perverse immoral acts. The increase in immorality has reached epic proportions as mobile devices have brought all these perverted sins to within our fingertips. As a Christian I sometimes fail the distinguish the actions and behaviours of many a brother and sister from those I often condemn. The bible rightly admonishes us thus:- “Be ye not be conformed to this world….” .
I’m afraid many a time l am found among those that have been thoroughly conformed . We are truly living in the last days
 

RogerThat

Well-Known Member
In complete agreement with Chris on this one.

But this is an area in which I do struggle to find balance.
I can be compassionate and show Christian love to an individual who struggles, but it is this pervasive AGENDA, PLAN to actively corrupt others into sinfulness I simply cannot abide.
 

Medowmuffin

Well-Known Member
As Christians we also overlook sexual sins that pervade across congregations that of pornography. This is mainly a private & hidden sim that has spread to children as young as 10. I despair how much this is affecting many Christians as well among teenagers who in the end are unable to form relationships
I agree on this. How many children are turned into purps because of what others have done to them. I choose to talk about the love of Jesus. Do people believe that by us telling them over and over they are sinning is going to change them? Some it may but they have so many scars that only God can bring them around. They justify the sin by shortcomings of a good loving family that prays and takes interest in them. Every family of any size has an addict, a wayward child, a lesbian a gay, or whatever the new term it for the day. I would rather they see the love of Jesus that someone who shuns them like a leper. I am far from perfect and have had many sins I was never won over by someone who condemned me. It was the ones that loved me till I saw what had hold of me.
 

Medowmuffin

Well-Known Member
I agree on this. How many children are turned into purps because of what others have done to them. I choose to talk about the love of Jesus. Do people believe that by us telling them over and over they are sinning is going to change them? Some it may but they have so many scars that only God can bring them around. They justify the sin by shortcomings of a good loving family that prays and takes interest in them. Every family of any size has an addict, a wayward child, a lesbian a gay, or whatever the new term it for the day. I would rather they see the love of Jesus that someone who shuns them like a leper. I am far from perfect and have had many sins I was never won over by someone who condemned me. It was the ones that loved me till I saw what had hold of me.
 
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