I do not normally comment on social issues, especially one whereby enough people are commenting on already. However, I have received an email from the yahoogroups of my former church (probably a glitch in the system as I have quitted the group) which was highly disturbing, for various reasons. Of course, the growing tolerance of homosexuals based upon 'their personal experience' is bad enough (e.g. I have homosexual friends; you don't know what they are going through ad infinitum ad nauseum), mainly found in those nominal 'Christians' who have been exposed to homosexuals in more liberal-minded Western cities without personally having a biblical foundation. What makes it extra disturbing is that at least some of them are consistently applying their nonsensical & unbiblical 'don't judge' attitude to the entire homosexual issue. Compromise begets more compromise; apostasy begets moral indifference and liberalism. When doctrinal controversy flared up the last time when I was there, I was the one who was demonized and ostracized because I insist on judging others biblically. So now, the tables are turned. Let's see whether they will behave consistently in this regard. Reminds me of this passage:
For the wrath of God has been revealed against all ungodliness and unrighteousness of men, who by their unrighteousness suppress the truth. ... For although they know God, they did not honor Him as God nor give thanks to Him, but they became futile in their thinking, and their foolish hearts were darkened. Claiming to be wise, they became fools, and exchange the glory of the immortal God for images resembling mortal men and birds and animals and creeping things
Therefore God gave them up in the lusts of their hearts to impurity, to the dishonoring of their bodies among themselves, because they exchanged the truth about God for a lie and worshipped and served the creature rather than the Creator who is blessed forever. Amen!
For this reason God gave them up to dishonorable passions. For their women exchanged natural relations for those that are contrary to nature; and the men likewise gave up natural relations with women and were consumed with passssion for one another, men committing shameless acts with men and receiving in themselves the due penalty for their error.
And since they did not see fit to acknowledge God, God gave them up to a debased mind to do what ought not to be done. (Rom. 1:18-28)
The seeds of apostasy will slowly destroy a church. The first step in this downward spiral is that truth must first be suppressed. For unbelievers, that is self-evident. However, for those who are (externally) called to be God's people in the churches, such suppression occurs when the people refuse to listen and to discover the truth. Instead of striving to know God and His Word, and to stand strong in the Lord by putting on the full Gospel armor (Eph. 6: 10-18), these people would rather create a 'god' of their making, and emphasize unity over doctrine, what the late Anglican Bishop J.C. Ryle would appropriately call 'the unity of hell'. Once that is believed, because they refuse to love the truth, God will give them over to strong delusions against the truth (2 Thess. 2:10-11). In this passage of Romans, those who scorn God's truth will be given over to worser and worser errors. First, they will worship a 'god' of their own making (Rom. 1:22-23), which is a given since God is only known through Scripture, and if you scorn Scripture, then what do you have?
The second stage of delusion that God will send on those people who continue on and do not repent of their sins is that of sensuality (Rom. 1:24-25). They acquire a certain lust in their hearts to impurity, meaning that they acquire a burning passion for the things which are not pure. Such actions may not be specifically that of sexual immorality, though that is obviously included. What the verse is referring to is any impure stuff, sexual or otherwise. A perverse, twisted, non-biblical 'non-judging' attitude would certainly qualify, as it distorts God's truth. With regards to my former church, sensuality does play a part, as I have seen girls who dress immodestly and any attempt to rebuke them is thwarted by both the leaders of the church and the parents (i.e. We shouldn't judge them, you know. Who are you to judge?).
The thrid stage is where the Singapore society is currently at a crossroads with respects to the issue. After improper and impure lusts, God gave them over to even worse behavior; that of homsexual pervasion. Not sated with perverting the truth and embracing sensuality, Man desires to act out in total rebellion in perverting the very core of his being; that of sexuality. Instead of being a man, a man desires to behave like or change into a woman, and vice versa. We can see this madness currently sweeping the world today, as good is called evil and evil good (Is. 5:20). With regards to the situation in my former church, as I see it, the false siren of 'love' is busy singing in the email exchanges they are currently having. Looks like at least some of the church in Singapore are ripe for the homosexual harvest; after all, pleads for 'love' and 'tolerance' is the homosexuals' most powerful weapon.
The fourth stage is the stage of complete moral anarchy. We can read of the actions stated in Rom. 1:30-32. Granted, all of these sins are found in any society to a certain extent, but when all of these sins have progressed to the stage whereby they are not only not condemned by society, but being approved of (v. 32), that society has gone to the stage of no return, whereby God will punish the society terribly and even destroy it, unless by His sovereign grace and mercy He sends revival.
So that brings us back to the mess that is Singapore Christianity. Years of unbiblical emphasis on 'love' and 'unity' has left the churches without a defense against the homosexual agenda, and that's not factoring in all the other doctrinal compromise, error and heresy yet. Singapore Christianity is fertile soil for the militant homosexuals to plant their seeds of corruption, if and when they so desire to do so. God help us!
Oh, and talking about homosexuality and Christianity, see the fruits of the infiltration in America here.
[For a bit of background information for non-Singaporeans, click here.]
[HT: Christian Research Net]
Update: Oh, just fyi, I was demonized and ostracized for questioning the doctrinal consistency and practices of my former church, not the homosexual position. Now the people in there are attacked by the pro-homosexuals on the same grounds of 'love' and 'tolerance', the same weapon they had used to attack me previously.