“For this reason, God gave them up to vile passions”

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This Sunday the fellow that preaches at our little church will be headed for Africa, so I will be filling the pulpit. About the middle of last week, I started to feel drawn to a particular text in Romans. Didn’t know why.

Now I know why (From Christian News Wire, via Slice of Laodicea):

In a lopsided vote, deputies to the General Convention of the Episcopal Church have effectively repealed a moratorium on the consecration of further gay bishops.

Following initial votes in the church’s House of Deputies on Sunday and House of Bishops on Monday, the House of Deputies gave final passage with 72 percent of the vote to an amended version of resolution D025 on Tuesday afternoon. The resolution affirms “that God has called and may call such individuals, to any ordained ministry in The Episcopal Church.”

The newly-adopted resolution essentially counters another resolution passed three years ago, in which dioceses were urged to “exercise restraint” in the consecration of practicing homosexuals as bishops. The effect of that resolution was to tenuously keep the Episcopal Church connected to the broader Anglican Communion for the intervening three years.

The Anglican Communion is divided over hot button issues like homosexuality and scriptural authority, with U.S. Episcopal church leaders being more theologically and politically liberal than their overseas counterparts. IRD supports a conservative perspective that affirms traditional church teachings.

Romans 1:26-27, 32For this reason God gave them up to vile passions. For even their women exchanged the natural use for what is against nature. Likewise also the men, leaving the natural use of the woman, burned in their lust for one another, men with men committing what is shameful, and receiving in themselves the penalty of their error which was due. And even as they did not like to retain God in their knowledge, God gave them over to a debased mind, to do those things which are not fitting…knowing the righteous judgment of God, that those who practice such things are deserving of death, not only do the same but also approve of those who practice them.

5 thoughts on ““For this reason, God gave them up to vile passions”

  1. jude newman says:

    Once they started to question God’s Word and go beyond the authority of the Bible they opened themselves up to deception. Still the same question “Has God said” They are completely apostate. Have nothing to do with them

  2. revivalandreformation says:

    Satan knows his time is short and wants company where he’s going. It has been his project to convince mankind to self destruct. Abortion, feminism, environmentalism and homosexuality all threaten the advancement of the human population. “Save the planet, have an abortion”. “Reduce your carbon footprint, only have one child”. If homosexuals become the norm, guess what happens to the children? Can two men have a child? Can two women? Where would such a couple get a child then? OH! From a NORMAL family consisting of ONE male and ONE female. Homosexuality is not normal, it is in fact a perversion of what God ordained as good and normal. This sick lifestyle can only lead to the death of the world.

  3. Hal says:

    “If homosexuals become the norm, guess what happens to the children? Can two men have a child? Can two women? Where would such a couple get a child then? ”

    Unfortunately, it will not be the death of world. Gay men buy womens eggs, and you can figure out what the gay women buy. They are frozen and will probably end up with some sort of “stock market” for the stuff.

    I actually saw where a gay ex-lover wanted to buy eggs to have a child like the daughter of the other gay man and his pardner. I think he had about a dozen, but didn’t sell any. It is “normal” for these people, who expect to push every moral boundary.

    God give us strength to deal with this, and have mercy on us. God is more patient than I am.

  4. revivalandreformation says:

    They will be punished in their sin, huh? Science fiction movie come to pass? I’ll leave that to your imagination. Thank God He has more patience than us, or there would be very few of us left at all.

    My question, with not being a genetic engineer, or whatever the term is, can life be brought forth by man if God has not ordained it? The genetic mutations in cows and sheep have been swamped with problems. Unless man stumbles upon the secret to giving life, he will never be able to bring forth a human baby out of his own endeavors, am I right?

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