When it comes to conversion therapy, we all know that therapy, absent of God and His Word, is man’s way of dealing with spiritual and mental issues. The Lord is Lord of all flesh. He knows how to deal with our internal issues that ultimately is expressed externally. When it comes to sin, the only remedy is the power of God. The gospel of Jesus Christ (see Romans 1:16).
With that being said, we now have two states that ban gay conversion therapy.
California and New Jersey.
Governor Christie signed the bill “reluctantly.”
Apparently, he and president Obama had a long talk when the president inspected the damage when Sandy came through. Seems like they talked about other issues too. It’s bad enough that this governor is looking to legalize marijuana use for medical reasons. Now he signs a law against gay conversion therapy. Which everyone knows is a precursory law to suppress the church from teaching or preaching that homosexuality is a sin, and that only the power of God can deliver to the uttermost, those bound in the sin of homosexuality.
We all know that this is part of the LGBT agenda to go after the church to silence the Bible and the power of God. It’s a great thing that they cannot write legislation to stop God. Not that He could be stopped but this is just another frustrating move of the devil and his children to silence righteousness.
Once again, it’s the deliberate criminalization of righteousness and the decriminalization of sin.
Sin is a crime against God and His holy Word. Sin is the deliberate, intentional act, thought, or speech against God.
The devil knows that he can’t get at God and His Word so in a very dumb way, the prince of the power of the air is moving in the children of disobedience and wrath to craft ways to stop the power of God operating in the children of God.
The Holy Spirit will continue His work in the earth to “convict the world of sin.” The Holy Spirit will continue, unabated, to wash and regenerate every person that repents and places their full trust in Jesus for salvation. The power of the blood by the eternal Spirit will continue to speak better things of redemption, cleansing, and victory over ALL SINS, including the sin of homosexuality. The Father will abundantly pardon as He said He would do in His Word, upon your repentance. The blood will never lose its power. The name that is above every name, the name of Jesus, along with the Holy Spirit, will continue His dominance over all dark spirits in the realm of the spirit.
Freedom over every enslaving yoke is given. “Therefore, if the Son makes you free, you shall be free indeed.”
So, people of God, we have nothing to fear of LGBT and their laws. God knows how to work and break every chain.
The way this law is set up sounds like the Muslim world that persecute their own people should they come to Christ. Human atrocities such as beheading, mutilations, and other human rights atrocities. In their Koran, they put out the death threat on any Muslim for converting to Christ.
The Lord never prevents anyone from leaving Him, and He never uses force to keep people in His kingdom. However, should a person defect from Christ on their own choice, they are condemned by their own decision. The Lord will never force a person to get saved and the Lord will never force a person to stay saved. The devil does quite the opposite and will lash out at anyone that claim to be saved from the sin of homosexuality.
Their flawed argument against salvation is that homosexuals do not believe a person is saved according to the Bible. They believe that to attempt to change a person does more harm than good. This is a lie from the devil. The harm is done in sin, not salvation and righteousness. The harm is spiritual, mental, and physical.
Governor Christie, who claims to be a practicing Catholic, believes that homosexuality is not a sin.
Well, thank God that the Bible is always right and those that do not know the Bible are always wrong.
People that are not saved are not competent or qualified to tell anyone what is sin and what isn’t sin.
Politicians that aren’t believers in the Lord Jesus Christ and disciples of the teachings of Jesus, and the Bible are not competent or qualified to tell anyone what is sin, and what isn’t sin.
Folks ought to leave the business of preaching and teaching the Word of God to those that are saved. That means they know the Lord Jesus Christ as Lord and Savior. Folks ought to leave the preaching and teaching of the Word of God to those who walk in the teachings of the Lord Jesus Christ. Folks ought to leave the preaching and teaching of the Word of God to those whom the Lord specifically called into the ministry, were tested by competent ministers, and ordained for the gospel ministry.
LGBT and Governor Christie fail in all of the above.
They do not know the Lord. They do not know the Bible. Therefore, they are incompetent and unqualified in the gospel ministry.
The Bible is clear about sin. The Bible is clear about the remedy of sin. The Bible is clear about the love of God for sinners. The Bible is clear about heaven and hell. What LGBT and other state governments want to do is suppress the truth and eliminate the preachers of the truth. If the truth could be suppressed and preachers prohibited, sin can run freely. However, the Lord has His hand stretched out to the world and He is Faithful and Just to forgive and offer eternal life to those that repent.
I am not offering any advice.
I am saying that government need to stay out of the business of righteousness. Keep out of the Bible and stop oppressing preachers.
Of course, they will say that we preachers need to stay out of their business of establishing sin in the lives of people. We refuse to do so because we were called to preach the gospel to the nations. Preachers cannot force anyone to get saved. Preachers cannot force people to walk in righteousness. Nonetheless, we are still charged to preach the Word of God whether folk want to hear it or not.
To impose laws to suppress the preaching of the Word of God is nothing more than totalitarianism.
It is like we are taking a page out of the Soviet Union.
As long as there is breath in our lungs and blood running warm in our veins, we will obey God, preach the Word of God, and should anyone repent and believe the gospel of our Lord Jesus Christ, we stand ready to disciple them in the teaching of the Lord Jesus Christ, to walk holy and righteous just as Jesus did.