You know, I've received a great deal of negative feedback concerning my statement that homosexuality is not harmless. It doesn't matter that I've made clear that I'm not a secularist or involved in secular government. It doesn't matter that I don't vote and that I'm not registered with any party. It doesn't matter that I don't campaign for anyone seeking secular office. It doesn't matter that I'm completely against coercion and violence. I'm still called a "homophobe," lectured about how I should love the homosexuals, and such things.
Well, I want to explain some things here. I consider the homosexual agenda to be primarily the attempt to get people and especially youth to misbelieve that homosexuality, per se, is harmless at its worst. Yes, I know they want the secular, mundane laws to authorize them as being every bit as married as are heterosexual couples. I know there are many other aspects that one might attach to the "agenda." They wouldn't be wrong in doing that. I'm just focusing in on the heart of the issue: Harmful or harmless?
If the secularists authorized homosexual marriage, it won't be any different from Caesar having his image on the coins of his realm. It isn't God's currency. That's contextual, so don't fly off at me about it. If you don't understand, ask.
As for the phobia thing, I just added to a comment, based upon the results of my meditations last night, that I have lived with homosexuals. I'm not sure why the Holy Spirit is moving me in this direction right now, but here I am being moved to say to all those who have attacked here with terms such as "homophobe" and such that I have had many friends who were homosexuals and bisexuals. I've lived with homosexuals, eaten with them, stayed over at their houses, roomed with them, gone to school with them, worked with them and had them for bosses, defended them from physical assault, palled around with a whole group of them generally, had them for next door neighbors, and much more. I even slept in a double bed with a homosexual. The only thing I haven't done is engage in sexual behavior with any of them. I was asked many, many times in one form or another. I was always just attracted to females that way. That's all. I liked girls. What can I say? It never caused a problem except when someone wouldn't take no for an answer. I had a temper: Bad temper — really bad temper.
Now, just because I've seen how the Gospel words and deeds of Jesus show that homosexuality is not consistent with Jesus's message and I say so, I'm attacked with being "sickening" and on and on.
Well, harmfulness is just that.
I wasn't always a Christian, far from it. When I finally wanted to know why the Hell the world is going to Hell (and wow is it ever! Yes, to the homosexuals, the sky has been falling), I discovered that Jesus had realized and taught that selfishness and harmfulness are what's wrong. It goes further than that, but the belief in God is exactly tied in with the depth of realization as to what all the terms (the Word) mean and their power.
I don't know how this post will help, but I have discovered that I wouldn't have been moved to post it unless something good would come out from it.
Lastly, do I "fear" souls being lost? Yes and no. It depends upon the context for each term. Am I resigned to people who refuse the truth and to repent, etc.? Yes. I can't force them.
Is this the so-called "End Times"? No.