Homosexuality - Is It Wrong? (2 of 4) by Steve Jones

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Homosexuality - Is It Wrong? (2 of 4)
Series: "WWJD about LGBT?"
Steve Jones
John 18:38

Introduction: Little Johnny's father caught him telling a lie. Dad said, "Don't you know ?the difference between right and wrong?" Johnny told him that he did. His dad said, "But you always choose the wrong!" Johnny said, "I know, dad. ?And here you thought it was all guesswork."

The aspect of homosexuality that we want to deal with today is the question, "Is homosexuality wrong?"

If you're new to us you should know that last week we began a sermon series entitled WWJD about LGBT. Those acronyms stand for "What would Jesus do" about "Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, Transgender." I began the series by asking the question, "Why do we need to have this discussion?" The three answers that I suggested were that this issue is culturally relevant, Biblically relevant and personally relevant.

As I said earlier, the aspect of homosexuality that we want to deal with today is the question, "Is homosexuality wrong?" I have three basic answers to that question.

I. APART FROM GOD NOTHING IS RIGHT OR WRONG
John 18:38 "'What is truth?' Pilate asked."
John 14:6 "Jesus answered, 'I am the truth.'"

Russian novelist Dostoevsky's favorite line was, "If God is dead, everything is permitted."

Atheists who have thought through the implications of their worldview occasionally admit its utter moral emptiness. Unbeliever William Provine put it this way in a debate: "Let me summarize my views on what modern evolutionary biology tells us loud and clear….There are no gods, no purposes….There is no life after death….There is no ultimate foundation for ethics, no ultimate meaning in life, and no free will for humans."

Notice his admission that there is no ultimate foundation for ethics. The naturalistic worldview has no basis for declaring some things good and others evil.

Dr. Tim Woodroof put it this way, "Without an intelligent, charactered, purposeful God behind the univers ...


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