CultureWatch: Truth, Lies and Homosexuality

by Bill Muehlenberg

The Bible is crystal clear about the unnatural and sinful condition of homosexuality, and it also tells us why those in this lifestyle surround themselves with lies and deception. Lifestyles of unrighteousness and rebellion always result in a rejection of truth.

This general point is expressed well in Hebrews 3:13 where we read about “the deceitfulness of sin.” And Romans 1 absolutely nails this, leaving us in no doubt why sin and deception are so intimately connected. In Romans 1:18 we find this: “The wrath of God is being revealed from heaven against all the godlessness and wickedness of people, who suppress the truth by their wickedness.”

And in verses 24-27 Paul gives his primary example of this very thing: the sin homosexuality. In v. 25 Paul states that they “exchanged the truth about God for a lie”. Again we find the clear connection between immorality and the suppression of truth.

truth 5That is why, when you deal with people flaunting their sinful lifestyles in general, and homosexuality in particular, you will find that lies and deception characterise what they say. They hate the truth, suppress the truth, and exchange the truth of God for the lies of the enemy.

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