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Bishop Eddie Long: “Gays Deserve Death!”

04 Oct

By Terry Loving

Wow! What a statement coming from a man who claims to preach and teach about the love of God. If “Gays deserve death,”1 then where does the rest of humanity stand? Romans 3:10 says, “…as it is written, “THERE IS NONE RIGHTEOUS, NOT EVEN ONE;” That sounds like the whole world has some fessing up to do.

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I don’t agree with the gay lifestyle, nor do I condemn anyone who chooses to live that way. Condemnation belongs to God and to Him only. It is the work of Christianity to point mankind to the Cross – in love. If anyone chooses to reject the teachings of the Bible, that is between them and their Maker. That goes for any conduct that is contrary to the Word of God.

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Now let me say this. Does that mean that a true Christian should condone what God is against? No, I don’t believe this is what teaching people in love is all about. Ministers and congregation alike have a responsibility to warn lost souls concerning error:

Eze 33:6 “But if the watchman see the sword come, and blow not the trumpet, and the people be not warned; if the sword come, and take [any] person from among them, he is taken away in his iniquity; but his blood will I require at the watchman’s hand.”

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33:1-9 “The prophet is a watchman to the house of Israel. His business is to warn sinners of their misery and danger. He must warn the wicked to turn from their way, that they may live. If souls perish through his neglect of duty, he brings guilt upon himself. See what those have to answer for, who make excuses for sin, flatter sinners, and encourage them to believe they shall have peace, though they go on. How much wiser are men in their temporal than in their spiritual concerns! They set watchmen to guard their houses, and sentinels to warn of the enemies’ approach, but where the everlasting happiness or misery of the soul is at stake, they are offended if ministers obey their Master’s command, and give a faithful warning; they would rather perish, listening to smooth things.” 2

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Not everyone desires to hear,”What thus saith the Lord.” Not everyone believes in God, Jesus, and the saving grace of the cross. Not everyone will embrace the teachings of the Holy Bible, nor heed the warnings of eternal loss. Before the flood in Genesis chapter 7, Noah was probably mocked and thought to be a lunatic while he built the Ark on dry land. The people were warned to change their ways, but they would not heed the warnings, until the flood came – it was too late.

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While the Ark was being built, God was exercising patience. (1 Peter 3:20)

“Then the LORD saw that the wickedness of man was great on the earth, and that every intent of the thoughts of his heart was only evil continually.” (Genesis 6:5)

But God was patient.

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There were scoffers in Noah’s day, and we live among them in our present society. Unbelievers will be with us until the end of time. We should pity them, and try to reach out to them. If they refuse the true message of the Bible, then we must move on to those who are hungry for the Word. No one “deserves to die.” At the same time, it is the choices that people make in this life that will bring about spiritual death, and possibly physical death (AIDS, drug overdose, etc.)

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“But if you on your part warn a wicked man to turn from his way and he does not turn from his way, he will die in his iniquity, but you have delivered your life. (Ezekiel 33:9)

“So, as those who have been chosen of God, holy and beloved, put on a heart of compassion, kindness, humility, gentleness and patience;” (Colossians 3:12)

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Telling those in error that they are “going to hell,” or they “deserve to die” is not the place of man.

“For the Son of Man is going to come in the glory of His Father with His angels, and WILL THEN REPAY EVERY MAN ACCORDING TO HIS DEEDS.” (Matthew 6:27)

“Whoever does not receive you, nor heed your words, as you go out of that house or that city, shake the dust off your feet.”  (Matthew 10:14)

That’s all you can do – really.

Long’s anti-gay sermon – click link below

http://bossip.com/291659/bishop-eddie-long-highlights-from-his-most-anti-gay-sermons-video69691/

1http://www.signorile.com/2010/09/bishop-eddie-long-gays-deserve-death.html

2 http://bible.cc/ezekiel/33-6.htm

http://spiritual-side-of-domestic-violence.org/

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