Tuesday, June 21, 2011

Steve Simon - How many more gay people does God have to create?

This is not unlike the question posed the pony-tailed man at Princeton a few years back when he was silly enough to ask what character had to do with being president. And people thought the question was profund. Of course after an economic meltdown brought on entirely by a lack of character in leadership, we now realize how stupid that question was. Oh, I am sorry: yes, stupid questions do exist. That was one of 'em. And now, today, some 20+ years later, Steven Simon has asked another one. Predictably, this less than critical thinking society initially labels the question, "profound." BONK! I heard about this question from a friend. I could not believe someone was silly enough to even ask it the way he did, let alone hear that it received applause. Folks, when these are the kind of people that are leading our country, we should be very alarmed. So, what should the Christian response be to Mr. Simon? Well, let me say that it is going to be very short one and as far as a debate goes, it is going to be that knock-down, one punch, explosion that will leave Mr. Simon wondering if he should ever say something like this again in public (as if he will read this blog).

The Christian response to Mr. Simon comes in the form of a question. Are you ready? Do you have your pen in hand? Here it is:

Mr. Simon, tell me something sir: how many pedophiles does God have to create before you realize that He wants them here? Or, how many adulterers does God have to create before you realize He wants people to commit adultery? How many liars does God have to make before you realize He wants people to lie? How many murderers does God have to create before you realize that he wants people to commit murder?

That's it folks! That is all the response you need and this "profound" question from Steve Simon now looks pathetic and silly. It looks like the kind of question someone who hasn't bothered to think at all would ask. That is what it looks like. I do not mean to insult Mr. Simon or be particularly nasty to him. I only want to point out what a foolish, foolish question he asked and Christians should be ready to call him on it. After all, he is the one who introduced God into the discussion by charging that God is directly responsible for the homosexual choice.

Christians need to stop pretending that Western Culture does not have an agenda that involves the eradication of any belief that stands in the way of it's narcissistic desires. For several decades now Christians have accepted the false premise that people will genuinely choose to follow Christ if we can just reason with them the right way. If we can just take the right approach, the world will accept Jesus because He is obviously what they are looking for. We just need to help them see it. Wrong! At the very core of the world's hearbeat is a deep-seated hostility and hatred for the God of Scripture even though the image of their Creator remains in place. Unbelievers are natural enemies of Biblical Christianity. There is an impasse between Christianity and the world not terribly unlike the gulf between the rich man in hell and Abraham. Unbelievers have penetrated the Christian community and brought their godless philosophies with them. Because they wore a colar, held the titles of pastor, reverend, or professor, we gave their views unwarranted credibility. And now here we are: not even possessing the ability to critically examine Steve Simon absurb comments about homosexual and cast them to the ash heap of foolishness where they belong. I will be posting an article on the hosility between the Christian and Homosexual communities this week. Keep an eye out for it. In the mean time, I leave you with these words from the Apostle Paul:

"For though we walk in the flesh, we do not war according to the flesh, for the weapons of our warfare are not of the flesh, but divinely powerful for the destruction of fortresses. We are destroying speculations and every lofty thing raised up against the knowledge of God, and we are taking every thought captive to the obedience of Christ, and we are ready to punish all disobedience, whenver your obedience is complete." (II Cor. 10:3-6)

Let us cast out the recalcitrant, the contumacious, the disobedient, and the obstinate should they choose to defy the power of Christ and the authority of HisWord and the role of His Church in holding forth the teachings set forth by the divine Savior Himself and His holy apostles. The day of lukewarm responses cloaked in gracious speech and academic respect has run its course. That practice is partly to blame for the mess we are in to begin with.

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