1 Corinthians 6:9 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,
Romans 1:24 Wherefore God also gave them up to uncleanness through the lusts of their own hearts, to dishonour their own bodies between themselves:
25 Who changed the truth of God into a lie, and worshipped and served the creature more than the Creator, who is blessed for ever. Amen.
26 For this cause God gave them up unto vile affections: for even their women did change the natural use into that which is against nature:
27 And likewise also the men, leaving the natural use of the woman, burned in their lust one toward another; men with men working that which is unseemly, and receiving in themselves that recompence of their error which was meet.
Romans 1:32 Who knowing the judgment of God, that they which commit such things are worthy of death, not only do the same, but have pleasure in them that do them.
Legalizing Sin and "Criminilizing" Righteousness
Members of a group applying for representation in congress in the Philippines feel proud that theirs is "the only political party" of LGBT people in the world. In fact the name of their group is a Filipino term for "out of the closet". They want to change the law or reinterpret the law and enact new laws to make themselves more "gay" (a word which originally simply meant, "happy"). Their number one platform is to pass the anti-discrimination bill to make the so-called "discrimination" against homosexuals (lesbians and gays), bisexuals, and transsexuals "a criminal act.' " In other words, when they sit in congress, it would make all Bible believing preachers "criminals" and all Bible-based materials "illegal", and all who would not accept a gay or lesbian into the pulpit or Christian classroom can be sent to prison. It is quite interesting to note that people from various sectors who oppose the move are branded as "self-righteous", "prejudiced", "biased", or "legalistic" , and then they proceed to "legalize" their own "biases and prejudices" so they can declare their sins and themselves "righteous".
Out of the Closet Into the Church
What's worse is that people in "christian ministry" (including "christian" singers, "christian" artists, "christian" ministers, etc.) are also openly confessing and justifying their sins of adultery, fornication, and homosexuality. We know that church musicians influence more people than the pastor, the youth pastor more than the senior pastor, the christian celebrity more than the soulwinner, and the "minister" more than the preacher. In fact, what has been coming "out of the closet" are gay christian school teachers, gay church organizations, gay christian websites, gay christian music, and gay Sunday schools. Have you seen gay PKs ("pastor's kids") and gay soulwinners? Ever heard about a "gay bible" translated by "gay translators" edited by "lesbian stylists"?
Changing the "Constitution and By-Laws" of the Universe
Some people are so excited about a Cha-Cha ("Charter Change"; the word in another context refers to a dance). The worst thing is when the "bible" itself changes (or rather, "is changed") to make the disobedient "happy". Despite the many denials, it is now a known fact that the head of the Old Testament Committee of the New International Version (NIV) is a gay and the literary critic and stylist of the translation is a lesbian.
Here is the NIV 2011 rendering of 1 Corinthians 6:9:
"9 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[a]"
a. The words men who have sex with men translate two Greek words that refer to the passive and active participants in homosexual acts.
The King James Bible (KJB) condemns, not only the "abusers of themselves with mankind", "men with men working that which is unseemly", and women changing "their natural use into that which is against nature", but also the "effeminate" (dictionary meaning: "a man having unsuitable feminine qualities").
1) The NIV 2011 did not mention any thing about "effiminacy" in 1 Corinthians 6:9.
2) The NIV 2011 even changed "fornication" into "sexually immoral" which means nothing in this age of "relativism", when "what is right for you may be wrong for me and what is wrong for you may be right for me. Let's just respect one another's 'opinions' ".
3) The NIV 2011 changed the pure wording of the KJB "abusers of themselves with mankind" into a more explicit, non-child friendly rendition, "men who have sex with men"
4) In the footnote to 1 Corinthians 6:9, the NIV 2011 further explained that even "men who have sex with men" only sin when there are "passive and active participants in homosexual acts" (in other words, rape). What if both are "passive" (effeminate) or both are "active" (same-sex marriage)? The footnote implies that they are not wrong.
NOTE: When we compare the two Bibles, the NIV has changed the fourth time in 2011 since 1978, with the other changes made in 1984 and 2005 (TNIV). The KJB, except for spelling, orthography, and very minor printing errors which have all been corrected, has never changed and contains the same words in 2011 since 1611. (See for yourself.) The Bible though did not begin in 2011. It began with the "inspiration of God" (2 Tim. 3:16) and has been preserved pure from place to place, from language to language, from generation to generation, forever (Psalm 12:6,7; Matthew 24:35).
The Holy Bible (not "bibles") is the Word of God and is, therefore, the "Constitution and By-laws" of the universe. No one can dance around it by a Cha-cha. Everyone must abide by every letter of this Law. The Lord Jesus Christ is the King of Kings and Lord of lords, and He's not just an "elected president". He is the Chief Justice and only Him is our Advocate. The Great White Throne Judgment is the Supreme Court but the Cross of Calvary is the court of appeals. O that all would repent and turn from sin to the Son to be saved from sure doom!
To Change Or Not To Change?
Instead of changing that "Which cannot be changed", we are to change "that which can be changed". The Word of God cannot be changed. The human heart, if humble and willing, can be changed. If "that which can be changed" refuse to change, that "Which cannot be changed" will still never change; and "that which can be changed" will be forced to change.
Men of God and the "handmaidens of the Lord" that sow tears on earth will reap joy (Psa. 126:5) in heaven, as they they preach and live soberly, righteously, and Godly in this present evil world (Tit. 2:11-13; 2 Tim. 4:1-8).