HOMOSEXUAL PERVERSION, HEIDELBERG CATECHISM, PRESBYTERIAN CHURCH

     

HOMOSEXUAL PERVERSION, HEIDELBERG CATECHISM, PRESBYTERIAN CHURCH
Title: "Lot's Cave (entrance)."

 
There is a homosexual movement within the Presbyterian Church U.S.A. calling for removing the words "homosexual perversion" from the 1963 version of the Heidelberg Catechism.

"General Assembly Votes to Restore the Heidelberg Catechism to its Authentic Text!," by Jack Rogers. June 2008.

The original doesn't contain the exact literal words "homosexual perversion." Those words come from the same interpretive spirit that went into those particular words as rendered in the NEB (New English Bible) I Corinthians 6:9-10.

The homosexuals hope to have a psychological, thoughtless, impact by restoring the words. They hope that by pointing to this, it will help convince people on the fence that "homosexual perversion" is not implied.

What does I Corinthians 6:9-10 say?

Know ye not that the unrighteous shall not inherit the kingdom of God? Be not deceived: neither fornicators, nor idolaters, nor adulterers, nor effeminate, nor abusers of themselves with mankind,

Nor thieves, nor covetous, nor drunkards, nor revilers, nor extortioners, shall inherit the kingdom of God.

I Corinthians 6:9-10

Who are the fornicators, adulterers, effeminate, and abusers of themselves with mankind? Are homosexuals fornicators, adulterers, effeminate, and abusers of themselves with mankind? Homosexuality was never accepted marriage. Jesus said that those of Sodom would have repented had he done there the signs he did in Capernaum. What is the sin of Sodom? Well, we have the whole story of the Sodomites demanding to "know" the angels. It means have anal intercourse with them. Sodom of course suffered from other sinful behavior and attitudes as well, but homosexuality was clearly one of them and central enough that the story was handed down as a warning to future generations concerning one of the possible results of such practice.

Homosexuality is inherently fornication. If a homosexual is married or has been to a female whom he did not divorce for the cause of unfaithfulness on her part in an otherwise unbroken marriage, then that homosexual is also an adulterer. Also, in the act of homosexuality, one of the parties must take the role of female. That's effeminate. Lastly, the act of homosexuality is harmful. "Homosexuals: What they ignore." It is abusive. Homosexuals engaging in that behavior do in fact abuse themselves (each other) with each other.

Therefore, the use of the terms "homosexual perversion" is a proper reading of the verses. One may conclude that homosexuality is perversion based also on other than the writings of Paul. The very words of Jesus Christ bear this out.

Homosexuals are losing the argument and debate even as they often insist otherwise. The fact is that the truth is pouring out in all areas. It is pouring out concerning greed, violence, war, and all manner of evil that is depraved.

There is not homosexuality in the highest. There never has been nor will there ever be. There is not homosexuality in any level of Heaven. There never has been nor will there ever be. Homosexuality is reserved to levels of Hell only.

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