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Seminary president R. Albert Mohler Jr. says comments he made about homosexuality at the Southern Baptist Convention annual meeting reflect biblical teaching, and his remarks are receiving support from two prominent evangelical leaders who minister to the homosexual community.
In his June 15 comments at the SBC meeting, Mohler -- president of Southern Baptist Theological Seminary in Louisville, Ky. -- said Christians have "not done well on this issue," have told only "half the truth" regarding homosexuality and have practiced a "certain form of homophobia." He went on to say it's "clear that it's more than a choice" and is "not something that people can just turn on and turn off." He also was clear in calling homosexuality a sin.
"We are not a Gospel people unless we understand that only the Gospel of the Lord Jesus Christ gives a homosexual person any hope of release from homosexuality," Mohler...
"He went on to say it's "clear that it's more than a choice" and is "not something that people can just turn on and turn off.""
People cannot just "turn sin on and off" and it is totally impossible for sinners to do that. Therefore the point is irrelevant.
"more than a choice" - Well yes! obviously sin is more than a choice. Firstly it is a choice made in the dominion of the evil power of sin in which the reprobate finds himself. Secondly this is a lust which the majority of sinners do not indulge in, therefore why do some? Choice is here involved but the choice to act upon the lust is not taken up by the vast majority of people.
Romans chap 1 vs 25-28 describes homosexuality as being "against nature" and in response to those, "who changed the truth of God into a lie." Which of course we find the Liberal churches doing today.
Homosexual practice today has become unique in history, in that politicians, Liberal churches and others have legalised this sin thereby rejecting Scripture and fulfilling this Rom 1 prediction. It is clear also that our time is plagued with weaker churches and less followers.
Prov 29:16 When the wicked are multiplied, transgression increaseth: but the righteous shall see their fall.