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The Secular Agenda: Homosexuality Is No Sin

I noticed that ESPN is once again seeking to make a case for homosexuality as they posted on Brittney Griner and how Baylor women’s basketball coach, Kim Mulkey, told Griner to keep quiet about her homosexuality.  ESPN is going after Baylor and Mulkey for this despite the fact that Baylor is a Baptist school.  Granted Baylor is not the bastion of conservative theology but nonetheless, Baylor is a private Baptist university.  The new template seems to be: don’t call homosexuality a sin period.  In fact, the only sin is calling someone else a sinner.  We are free to do whatever we want to do and who are you to judge us?

Is this not the fulfillment of Romans 1:18-32?  Here we have ESPN seeking to drum up a war cry against a private Christian college that has the right to do whatever they desire regarding this sin.  We don’t hear them going after BYU for their honor code (a code which continues to earn BYU the label of “worst party school” by Playboy magazine).  Why does ESPN have the right to condemn a private school for their own free views regarding homosexuality?

From a biblical worldview, we should not be surprised at ESPN nor the world for attacking the Church regarding standing against sin.  We will be hated for our pursuit of holiness.  Peter the Apostle warns us of this in 1 Peter 4:3-5 where he wrote:

3 For the time that is past suffices for doing what the Gentiles want to do, living in sensuality, passions, drunkenness, orgies, drinking parties, and lawless idolatry. 4 With respect to this they are surprised when you do not join them in the same flood of debauchery, and they malign you; 5 but they will give account to him who is ready to judge the living and the dead.

We should pray for Brittney Griner.  I don’t begin to know her struggle with her sins.  I confess that I have never battled the sin of homosexuality but I have battled the sin of lust and my prayer for her is to be saved by God’s grace (Romans 10:1).  I can’t begin to know the depth of her guilt for her sins.  God knows and God can deliver her from her sin (1 Corinthians 6:9-11).  Jesus is more than able to set the homosexual or the adulterer or the blasphemer free from their sins (1 John 1:9).  Jesus came to deliver us from our sins (Matthew 1:21) and He is able to help us overcome sin (1 Corinthians 10:13).  I pray that the Spirit of God would convict Miss Griner and show her His grace (Titus 2:11-12).

I also pray that the Church of Jesus Christ would continue to preach the truth of God.  Don’t back down Church from teaching that God hates sin and that all sin leads to death (Romans 6:23).  Proclaim God’s truth that salvation is available to all who repent (Luke 13:5; Acts 2:38-39; 3:19-20; 17:30-31; Romans 2:4).  Our passion should be to preach the grace of God to save sinners (Ephesians 2:8-9) and He is a mighty Savior from sin (2 Corinthians 5:18-21).

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Written by The Seeking Disciple

05/19/2013 at 2:00 PM

Posted in Culture, Living in Sin

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