Those within the LGBTQ+ community call the Scriptures that denounce homosexual practices “clobber” texts. I suppose that is because when they claim to be a Christian while living a homosexual lifestyle someone quotes one of these passages pointing out the obvious contradiction of the oxymoron LGBTQ+ Christian.
One of those passages is found in the writings of Paul. He wrote, “Or do you not know that the unrighteous will not inherit the kingdom of God? Do not be deceived; neither fornicators, nor idolaters, nor adulterers, nor effeminate, nor homosexuals, nor thieves, not the covetous, nor drunkards, nor revilers, nor swindlers, will inherit the kingdom of God. Such were some of you; but you were washed, but you were sanctified, but you were justified in the name of the Lord Jesus Christ and in the Spirit of our God,” 1 Corinthians 6:9-11.
There are several sinful practices mentioned in this text besides homosexuality. But you do not hear fornicators, idolaters, adulterers, thieves, or any of the other sinners listed calling these clobber texts. This is because homosexuals believe, and would have others believe, theirs is a special sin different from other sins; but it isn’t. That is why it is listed with the other sins, because it is no different.
Each person is created in the image of God, but that image is fatally marred by the sin nature each of us inherited from our original parents. Though created in the image of God we have an inborn propensity to sin. This sin manifests itself differently in different people; that is why Paul gives us a list of examples.
God did not intend for His Word to be used to “clobber” people, to beat them over the head with the Scriptures to try to manipulate what we think is an appropriate response.
God did not intend for His Word to be used to “clobber” people, to beat them over the head with the Scriptures to try to manipulate what we think is an appropriate response. It is the believer’s responsibility to proclaim biblical truth and it leave it to the Spirit of God to do His work.
What Paul is saying clearly here is one cannot have their sin and heaven too. Those who practice unrighteousness, whether that be adultery, thievery or homosexuality, “will not inherit the kingdom of God.” To say anything otherwise is to call God a liar.
When an Iowa woman learned Pete Buttigieg was a homosexual she asked for her ballot she had cast for him back. A campaign worker asked her why she wanted her ballot back, and she replied that homosexuality was condemned in the Scriptures. The campaign worker replied that was written a long time ago.
The Ten Commandments were written a long time ago as well, but lying, stealing and murder are still wrong; sin does not have an expiration date.
When the woman insisted on getting her ballot back, the campaign worker told her they had different interpretations of the passage. That is an asinine statement. Any interpretation that runs counter to the plain meaning of the text is merely an attempt to deny what is written. Dishonesty regarding the text just compounds the guilt.