Is Gay Really Okay With God?
INTRO: I want you to take God's Word now this morning, and I want you to be finding your place at Isaiah chapter 3 if you would. We are continuing this morning in our simple, loosely connected, series of messages that we have entitled, ''You Asked For It.'' And this morning, I want to address the issue of, ''Is Gay Really Okay With God?''
ILLUS: The date: June 20, 1997. The article's title: ''Defendants get 15-year prison sentences for stop-sign killings.'' The place: Tampa, FL. The article begins, ''Three defendants were sentenced to 15 years each in state prison Friday for uprooting a stop sign at an intersection where three teen-agers were killed in a crash a few hours later. . . Kevin Farr, Brian Hernandez and Randall White, all 18, were killed on February 7, 1996, when their white Camaro breezed through an intersection and into the path of an 8 ton truck. The youths were out driving after a night of bowling. A stop sign was found lying on the roadside near the accident.''
I read that article, and I thought to myself, ''You know, in a lot of ways, that is exactly what is happening in our society today. We have people who have gone to important cultural and moral intersections and they have uprooted the stop signs, tossed them to the side of the road and as a result the lives of many young people, and adults as well, are being disrupted, devastated and destroyed.
You're there in Isaiah chapter 3. I want you to look down at verses 8 and 9, and I want to show you what God's Word has to say about the reason behind the cultural crash and destruction of Jerusalem. Here's what God said ruined Jerusalem. ''For Jerusalem is ruined, and Judah is fallen: because their tongue and their doings are against the Lord to provoke the eyes of his glory. The show of their countenance doth witness against them; and they declare their sin as Sodom, they hide it not. Woe unto their soul! for they have rewarded evil un ...
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