NL-Just wanted to wish you a Happy Sunday Morning and let you know we are all going to hell. Have a good one!
BY READER EMAIL
We know that those who engage in adultery bring ruin to their families and their own lives. Most are also aware that those who engage in homosexual relationships cut their lifespans nearly in half of what it should be.
A study of 6,714 obituaries from sixteen United States homosexual journals conducted by Paul Cameron and his colleagues in 1993, found that the mortality rate of homosexual men dying of AIDS to be 39 years of age and gays not dying of AIDS to be only three years longer at 42. Tragically, the study found that gays die:
• 10 times more often in accidents
• 17 times more frequently in traffic
• 26 times more often from suicide
• 87 times more from murder
• 23 times more often from heart attacks (compared to white men aged 25-44)
The median age of death among lesbians is not much better and was reported to be 45 years-of-age.
Even if we choose to ignore this study and go with the more conservative figures of The International Journal of Epidemiology, we find there is not much of a difference. The journal reported that those who engage in homosexual behavior before the age 20 can expect to have their mortality rate reduced by as much as 30 years.
The tragic and alarming early death syndrome that we find among those who choose to live a homosexual lifestyle is not due exclusively to a plethora of STD’s as the data cited above indicates.
The American College of Pediatricians cites studies that have found that, “Violence among homosexual partners is two to three times more common than among married heterosexual couples.” Homosexual couples have by far and away the highest rate of domestic violence in the nation with the most brutal occurring among lesbians.
Domestic violence among traditional married couples occurs at less than 5% each year. However, domestic violence occurs disproportionately at an alarming rate of 50% among lesbian relationships.
Susan Holt, coordinator of the domestic violence unit of the Los Angeles Gay Lesbian Center, lamented that “domestic violence is the third largest health problem facing the gay and lesbian community today and trails only behind AIDS and substance abuse… in terms of sheer numbers and lethality” Ending the cycle of domestic violence. Gay Lesbian Times, 9126196, p. 39
The facts bear out powerful testimony to the truth of Holy Scripture and that marriage is to be experienced within the loving boundaries of one husband and one wife. While traditional, biblically based marriages have proven to have the lowest rate of domestic violence they also prove to provide improved health, prolonging life and are the best context in which to raise children.
The Surgeon General warns smokers on every pack of cigarettes about the health hazards of smoking; yet, are we so callous as to not warn those we claim to love about the tragic cost of sexual sin??
Add to this the far graver fact that those who engage in sexual sin, whether it be heterosexual adultery or homosexuality, that they are warned emphatically by the Lord that they will not inherit the kingdom of God:
“Do you not know that the wicked will not inherit the kingdom of God? Do not be deceived: Neither the sexually immoral nor idolaters nor adulterers nor male prostitutes nor homosexual offenders nor thieves nor the greedy nor drunkards nor slanderers nor swindlers will inherit the kingdom of God.” “1 Corinthians 6:9-10
God’s Word warns repeatedly that those who engage in sexual sin will be subjected to horrifying diseases for rebelling against the Holy institution of marriage and His plan for the family:
“God will judge the adulterer and all the sexually immoral.” Hebrews 13:4b
“It is God’s will that you should be sanctified: that you should avoid sexual immorality…. The Lord will punish men for all such sins, as we have already told you and warned you. For God did not call us to be impure, but to live a holy life. Therefore, he who rejects this instruction does not reject man but God, who gives you his Holy Spirit.” Thessalonians 4:3, 6b-8
Since God is good and righteous, He has moral laws that reflect His holy nature. When we rebel against these laws, we reap the appropriate consequences. We should not dare in our limited brain capacity to tell God who created the universe and gave us life, how He should rule in the affairs of men. If God did not have moral laws and if there weren’t consequences to those laws, humanity would destroy itself in a matter of days. Just think what would happen to the world if every criminal was let out of prison and told he could do whatever he pleased without any consequence or punishment for his crimes. The Holy Scriptures teach that those who sin sexually, actually sin against their own bodies and destroy themselves:
“But a man who commits adultery lacks judgment; whoever does so destroys himself.” â€“Proverbs 6:32
“Flee from sexual immorality. All other sins a man commits are outside his body, but he who sins sexually sins against his own body. Do you not know that your body is a temple of the Holy Spirit, who is in you, whom you have received from God? You are not your own; you were bought at a price. Therefore honor God with your body.” â€“1 Cor. 6:18-20