The truth about those who proclaim that homosexuality (same-sex sexual relationships) is all right with God!
A warning about those who deceive occurs 27 times in King James Version, and the wise person is able to discern that Satan is always behind those who deceive for he had no love towards God or God’s Creation. The deception occurs in the “rhetoric” about the word or label “homosexual” not existing in the bible. It is not mentioned by that label, but the act is graphically described in both old and new testaments. “Rape” is not mentioned by name in the bible, but the act is graphically described. AIDS is not mentioned in the bible (along with a host of other diseases/ailments) by name, but if we read Deuteronomy 28 with understanding and know how inference works, we will see it. But these detractors—are simply another means of deceiving and many are receiving and believing the deceptive practices that will keep people from having God’s best produced in their lives.
These are some of the warnings about those who would deceive: (Please read entire chapters to understand the full context and intent.)
For there shall arise false Christs, and false prophets, and shall shew great signs and wonders; insomuch that, if it were possible, they shall deceive the very elect. Matthew 24:24
For they that are such serve not our Lord Jesus Christ, but their own belly; and by good words and fair speeches deceive the hearts of the simple. Romans 16:18
That we henceforth be no more children, tossed to and fro, and carried about with every wind of doctrine, by the sleight of men, and cunning craftiness, whereby they lie in wait to deceive; Ephesians 4:14
Let no man deceive you with vain words: for because of these things cometh the wrath of God upon the children of disobedience. Ephesians 5:6
If we say that we have no sin, we deceive ourselves, and the truth is not in us. I John 1:8
Little children, let no man deceive you: he that doeth righteousness is righteous, even as he is righteous. I John 3:7
And cast him into the bottomless pit, and shut him up, and set a seal upon him, that he should deceive the nations no more, till the thousand years should be fulfilled: and after that he must be loosed a little season. Revelation 20:3
And shall go out to deceive the nations which are in the four quarters of the earth, Gog and Magog, to gather them together to battle: the number of whom is as the sand of the sea. Revelation 20:8
Tom Horner, wrote in 1978, Jonathan Loved David, in which he perverts the scripture and the relationship between Jonathan (Saul’s son) and David who served Saul and Ruth and her mother-in-law, Naomi. What Horner overlooks—intentionally—is the context in which the scripture discusses these relationships. Apparently, he does not understand the contextual nature of “loving someone” which does not mean they have lust for people. I believe that it is evident from his attempts to “deceive” the masses that he does not know the meaning of love or at the very least, cannot distinguish love from lust. He obviously did not bother to research the meanings from the original language in order to not confuse them. But then again, I believe that was deliberate. When Satan chooses those who can be easily influenced by him, he blinds them to truth to promote his own agenda—hatred of mankind because God loves us more than him, who was created an angel, who made beautiful music in worship of God until he decided that he was better than God—hence the battle and he was thrown out of heaven.
Horner also suggests that Paul’s “thorn in the flesh” was a struggle with homosexuality even though Paul clearly opposes the practice as stated—specifically in Romans 1. Tom Horner, for the record, is (or was) an Episcopal priest who from all that is stated in his book, is (or was) gay (conclusion based on what he says).
It appears that he very selectively chose to use scriptures out of context to promote a lifestyle in which he was involved and to make it appear that God had no opposition to the lifestyle. This position of course is refuted throughout the Bible. Whatever God said was sin, is sin, and that never changes. Man changes—his belief systems, religions, attitudes, and politics, but God is not a man that He should lie and He said, “He is the same, yesterday, and forever.”
Greg. L. Bahnsen, in 1978 wrote—Homosexuality—A Biblical View, refutes the position and philosophy of Tom Horner.
In 1996, I was inspired by the Word of God and unfolding events to write, It’s Not Normal—The First Word on Homosexuality, a small book in which I write about what current trends are and how they will affect the future of all. This book garnered me a television interview on CTN with Glenn Plummer soon after its publication.
Recently, Rick Warren, in an interview with CNN supports the Bible’s position.
What some groups do not understand is that when Christians say their views align with The Word, we are not saying we “hate” anyone, we are simply standing on God’s Word as truth. That’s the spiritual perspective.