There is a myth about homophobia that is dispelled by the Scriptures, the Holy Bible.
But first, phobia is defined as “an anxiety disorder characterized by extreme and irrational fear of simple things or social situations.”
In the normal understanding of phobia, it is associated with simple things such as “fear of heights, and fear of closed places or spaces called claustrophobia.”
When it comes to social situations, there is a variety of situations. People, places, or things.
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So, when a person hears about a homosexual person or homosexuality, homosexuals believe that when a person is against or is prejudiced against a person that practices the sin of homosexuality, the homosexual believes that the believer in Christ’s stand against the sin is an extreme or irrational fear.
When you deal with the coined term, “homophobia,” it is pointed towards those that are “prejudiced against (fear or dislike of) homosexual people and homosexuality.”
The myth of homophobia is a paradox.
Here is the reason.
The homophobia term a demonically inspired lie that is used as an attempt to place a stereotype on believers in Christ to impose shame.
All lies come from the devil according to what Jesus said in John 8:44.
The homophobia stigma is a myth because true believers in Christ are not fearful of confronting the sin of homosexuality operating in the sons of disobedience and children of wrath.
So the winds of the LGBT agenda in legalizing homosexuality and conspiring laws to prohibit preaching against homosexuality is an attempt to put fear in the hearts of true believers in Christ that they no longer are permitted, by human law, to declare homosexuality a sin, and to stop the believers from preaching righteousness.
In other words, homosexuals and lesbians want to reverse the fear.
If such an ungodly law were to pass, many true believers will not obey it and we are ready to willfully violate that law. For we fear God rather than man. We are prepared to witness for Christ and not deny the faith.
The fall back position is to get everyone to coexist, tolerate, and teach that there is nothing to be afraid of.
While behind the scenes, the proponents of LGBT & GLEN is saying, “We are not afraid of God or the Bible because we got a law that allows us to live the way we want to live. Therefore, you are the ones that are afraid. We haven’t done anything wrong because homosexuality is not a sin. We are legitimate because we can get married. We got Civil Rights. You ought to be ashamed to call us sinners because homosexuality is about sexual orientation, not sin. You “so called believers” are the ones that have the phobia.”
When a person, namely a believer in Christ, uses the Scriptures to point out that homosexuality is a sin, immediately, the person or persons involved in the sin of homosexuality is convicted.
To call a believer in Christ a homophobe is an attempt to reverse the effects of conviction in an attempt to get the person to back away from preaching the righteousness of God to an unrighteous person.
When you hear sympathetic persons, (carnal Christians) take up the “cause,” by saying that it isn’t right to “judge,” it’s a dead giveaway.
By default and by preponderance, they are involved in sin themselves.
How do I know?
Just name the one sin or sins you refuse to break free from.
If you are still involved in committing that one sin that easily besets you, then you are disqualified and you are in default. God is not asking for perfection.
He is commanding abstinence.
There’s a difference.
Let’s say you laid aside the sin that easily besets you, and you still say that it is not right to judge. There is a difference between being a hypocrite and calling sin a sin. The Bible says that it is a sin and we are putting our voice to what the Word of God said.
Many argue with the preacher and all the preacher is doing is putting his or her voice, and life to the Word. It makes no sense to preach something and not live it. That’s hypocrisy.
Some preaching, not all preaching is just like throwing a rock in a pack of dogs. The one that gets hit will cry.
If I preach on homosexuality, the homosexual, if any in the service will get hit. If I preach against lying, cheating, and stealing. If there is any of them in the service, they will get hit. The same goes with adulterers, fornicators (porn), bisexuals, etc.
There is no defense for sin and we have no business defending those involved in sin.
We have a responsibility to preach against sin and we have a responsibility to help those that desire to come out of sin.
Either you are for sin or you are against sin. No sense straddling, and you can’t stand on both sides of the fence at the same time. Automatically, it’s a clear indication, without a shadow of doubt, that they are enemies of the cross of Christ.
Is it possible to be misguided or perhaps, misinformed?
It is true that believers today do not know the absolutes of God’s position as declared in His Word. Such ignorance, however, is no longer feasible because in America, access to correct, solid, contextual Bible teaching is inescapable and a believer’s position according to the parable of the sower reveals the true character of the heart (see Luke 8:11-15).
And because of this ignorance, it is considered by LGBT and GLEN of believers in Christ as being fearful and spineless believers in Christ. And the devil, through LGBT and GLEN is taking full advantage.
Two Scriptures come to mind when it comes to carnal believers attempting to ignore the absolutes of God’s Word or evading correct, contextual Biblical teaching.
Numbers 14:21 and Habakkuk 2:14.
“But truly, as I live, all the earth shall be filled with the glory of the Lord…”
“For the earth will be filled with the knowledge of the glory of the Lord, as the waters cover the sea.”
You can’t be sympathetic to sin that God hates.
Otherwise, there would be no need for Jesus to die.
Spiritually speaking, when the Word of God is preached, its called the fear of God. The Biblical fear of God is clear from Genesis to Revelation. The Biblical word “fear” speaks of the reverence or respect of God. So the homosexual, or any one caught in any sin, when they hear the Word of God, either a person in sin will suppress his or her fear that God said it is sin or attempt to turn the table on what was preached in righteousness.
How could the table be turned?
By declaring righteousness as wrong, hence, declaring God is wrong.
That’s what the term homophobia is all about.
With our parents, when they tell us to do a certain thing, in obedience and also in reverence and respect, we do what we are told. We all know that there is a consequence when we fail to do what we are told by our parents. It is the same with respecting laws. It is the same with respecting the Lord.
In order for the myth of “homophobia” to work, homosexuality must be accepted as a normal part of a person’s lifestyle, accepted by society, and deemed as a sexual orientation, not a sin.
The key is to take the sting of the word “sin” out.
If the word sin is removed, then we can live with living wrong as right living.
We could just get along. Right?
It’s like telling a robber that it’s ok to rob an old lady because robbing an old lady is no longer a sin.
As a side note, to orient means, to “familiarize (someone) with new surroundings or circumstances.”
For instance, in order for civilians to become soldiers, sailors, airmen, or marines, the place they go to is called “Boot Camp.” It is there that civilians initially orient themselves to become a part of the military.
So when you talk about sexual orientation, they are taking that which once was “straight” and familiarizing someone with new surroundings or circumstances. In other words, because of delving into a sexual preference, they engage in Biblically prohibitive sexual activity.
Also known as sexual immorality.
The Bible (Leviticus 18:22, 1 Corinthians 6:9-10, and Romans chapter 1) is the unavoidable, inevitable obstacle that the spirit of homosexuality and lesbianism cannot overcome and evade because God prohibits the sin; just as the Bible is prohibitive about adultery, fornication (porn), incest, rape, child molestation, bisexuality, and bestiality.
By the way, the way that LGBT and GLEN is attempting to discredit the Scripture references above is by gathering false Bible scholars to declare the Biblical prohibitions as ancient, out of date, misinterpreted, and no longer a part of Scripture. That Paul and the preachers of today do not know what they are talking about. Also by saying that the Lord Jesus never said anything about homosexuality (read Matthew 19:4-5, He said enough there).
These false scholars act is if they were there at the beginning and were there to compile canon Scripture in the late 1500’s.
You do not need a Bible scholar whether true or false to tell you that homosexuality is sin.
Since the Bible is clear in prohibiting the sinful practice of homosexuality and lesbianism, there must be a way for practicing homosexuals to discredit God, the Bible, discredit anyone preaching the Bible, discredit anyone delivered from the sin of homosexuality, discredit anything that speaks against homosexuals and homosexuality.
The way homosexuals and lesbians are attempting to discredit God and the Bible is to bring questions about the absolutes of God’s Word. Just like what satan did to Eve in the beginning. Make God out to be the Bad Guy or make it appear that true believers do not know what we are talking about. That we are incompetent, ignorant, and behind the times.
Such intimidation is designed to silence the true believers.
The true believers can’t help but speak the truth in love as opposed to cower in silence for fear being penalized by humans with immoral laws.
The other ways is to give the appearance that believers in Christ are fearful of homosexuals and homosexuality, pass legislation, and make immorality moral, invade the true church of Jesus Christ with perverseness, and, finally, establish their own temples, churches and other organizations where their brand of religiosity is acceptable and inclusive of homosexual sin.
Appearance is everything.
Then there is a wide variety of means and methods to forward the legislative process of legitimizing sin.
Pass legislation prohibiting hate speech to include preaching the Bible. Pass legislation to strike down certain State Constitutions that prohibit homosexuality. Pass legislation to strike down marriage between one man and one woman and include same sex unions. Judicial activism. Force pastors and churches to allow the use of exclusive sacred places to be used by homosexuals and lesbians.
Our response as believers is clear.
In 2 Timothy 1:7, Paul told Timothy,
“God has not given us the spirit of fear but of power and of love and of a sound mind.”
The Greek word translate “fear” is the word, “phobos.”
Listen to Vine’s Expository Dictionary of Biblical Words…
“flight,” that which is caused by being scared; then, “that which may cause flight.”
Notice the opposite definition….
“(b) reverential fear,” (1) of God, as a controlling motive of the life, in matters of spiritual and moral, not a mere “fear” of His power and righteous retribution, but a wholesome dread of displeasing Him, a “fear” which banishes the terror that shrinks from His presence, (Romans 8:15), and which influences the disposition and attitude of one whose circumstances are guided by trust in God, through the indwelling Spirit of God…”
So the true believer doesn’t run in terror from homosexuals and the sin of homosexuality. We run towards you to tell the homosexuals, adulterers, lesbians, bisexuals, fornicators (porn), and those caught in any sexual immorality that they can be free in Jesus.