With the recent passing of Bill C-4 in Canada, numerous American pastors have rallied in support of the Canadian Church, preaching the Lord’s truth about sexual immorality. Bill C-4 prohibits “conversion therapy” or any practices with intent to change and/or repress one’s sexual orientation to heterosexual, reduce non-heterosexual behavior, or repress a non-cisgender identity.
This bill raises an obvious concern from Christians. The Bible, in multiple areas, clearly speaks against sexually immoral behavior, including homosexual acts, adultery, and prostitution. Now when a pastor preaches from these texts of God’s Word in Canada, they could potentially be imprisoned. Additionally, if an individual, or even a family on behalf of a child, asks for help with a homosexual or gender issue — any biblically-rooted assistance provided could be considered this “conversion therapy.”
Or do you not know that wrongdoers will not inherit the kingdom of God? Do not be deceived: Neither the sexually immoral nor idolaters nor adulterers nor men who have sex with men nor thieves nor the greedy nor drunkards nor slanderers nor swindlers will inherit the kingdom of God.1 Corinthians 6:9-10
This is not an opinion I have. This is not gray matter that is up for discussion. As we see in the scripture above, it is God’s Word stating which acts are not acceptable. The Lord has determined what is sinful.
These sins do include the controversial homosexuality, the sanctity of gender (Genesis 1:27), and the errors of cross-dressing (Deuteronomy 22:5). As believers, we cannot cherry-pick which commands we chose to follow. Our call is to glorify God through obedience.
And that is what some of you were. But you were washed, you were sanctified, you were justified in the name of the Lord Jesus Christ and by the Spirit of our God.1 Corinthians 6:11
Praise! For the blood of our Savior is the redemptive answer to ANY SIN. There is not just hope of an answer, there is a direct solution — a direct propitiation for the sin separating us from the Father’s holiness. Those who hear and respond to the call of the Lord will be saved.
This is certainly a time to pray for our brothers and sisters up north. Let us not shy from the Lord’s instruction.
Don’t let anyone tell you that it’s not loving, if you stand flat-footed and speak the truth about homosexuality. What’s not loving is to look someone in the eye when God says they are in jeopardy of an eternity in hell, and merely wink and nod at their sin because you are afraid of being called names. Speak the truth, saints.Voddie Baucham
This quote is so powerfully accurate, except now Canadian Christians do not have mere name-calling to fear.
Let’s remember my brothers and sisters, it is not loving to lie. It is not loving to watch someone hurt themselves with sin, when you know God’s truth is the answer. Do not let your love of an earthly relationship be held in higher esteem than your love for the Creator.
It’s so easy to let those things which God detests slide by when we are more concerned with how man sees us, rather than how God does.
Lord, give us strength to speak lovingly, with honesty and compassion, when confronted with any sin. Let us focus on Your Truth and not shy from sharing the saving grace of Jesus Christ. Amen