A small, Christian college in South Carolina said on Friday it had not banned gay students or homosexuality from its campus under its controversial new “Statement on Human Sexuality,” which calls the practice sinful. It is merely a POSITION, that they have taken.
From a biblical standpoint, what is the church, a religious organization to do with a so-called brother/sister, who calls himself a Christian, and practices homosexuality? Brace yourself for some truth. You might not like it.
It is impossible for the Holy Spirit to dwell within a body that has demonic spirits (1 John 3:6 -10;5:1). Is being LGBT demonic? Scripture tell us it is (Romans 1: 24-32/Galatian 5: 19/Jude 1:7). I have heard all sides of the debate about how Christians should deal with other Christians in sin. Of course in love, we are to rebuke the sin, expose the sin (Galatians 6:1, Matthew 18:15), and the person who loves the Lord should receive the correction (1 Corinthians 2:14-16) and TURN FROM HIS/HER WAYS. If he/she refuses to turn from his ways, we are to put them from our midst (1 Corinthians 5:9-13).
So, if one is truly a Christian, then that means, he/she has renewed their minds through Christ, made Jesus Christ the Lord of their life, and is become an overcomer of sin, fully repentant, and for the remission of sin, received the gift of the Holy Ghost, a seal to eternal salvation (Acts 2:38, 17:30-31).
Submit yourselves therefore to God. Resist the devil, and he will flee from you- James 4:7 (KJV).
Does a practicing sodomite, murderer, theif, etc, sound like someone who has the fruits of Christ?
Little children, let no man deceive you: he that doeth righteousness is righteous, even as he is righteous. He that committeth sin is of the devil; for the devil sinneth from the beginning. For this purpose the Son of God was manifested, that he might destroy the works of the devil -1 John 3:7-8 (KJV).
Jesus clearly gave us the answer. Light has no business with darkness.
The article appears below.
Erskine College has received scrutiny for its board of trustees’ decision last week, characterized by some media outlets as a ban on homosexuality. It comes as many religious organizations seek to respond to the national debate over gay rights and same-sex marriage.
The college, affiliated with the Associate Reformed Presbyterian Church, held that sexual intimacy is only appropriate between a man and woman who are married.
“We believe the Bible teaches that all sexual activity outside the covenant of marriage is sinful,” said the statement adopted by the college in Due West, South Carolina.
Two gay volleyball players at Erskine had been profiled last year on Outsports.com, which wrote a follow-up piece on the statement that was picked up by national media outlets.
The statement was not adopted in response to specific students and was not intended as a ban, said Erskine spokesman Cliff Smith.
“Because this is an issue of debate, both within and without religious communities, it gives us a point of reference to have a conversation,” he said.
The attention prompted Erskine to post a clarification on its website Friday that said it does not discriminate.
“This statement describes a position. It does not prescribe a policy and does not ‘ban’ any individual or class of individuals from attending Erskine. No students have been asked to leave Erskine based on this statement,” the college said.
Other Christian colleges have also adopted positions on homosexuality and sexuality, Smith said.
On the Erskine campus, the stance has raised concerns within a close-knit community of 575 undergraduates, Smith said.
“The release of this statement makes me disappointed because I have never received anything but kind treatment from everyone at this school, and my sexual orientation is no secret. So it took me by surprise,” Juan Varona, one of the volleyball players profiled, wrote on the Outsports.com site Thursday.
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For the time will come when they will not endure sound doctrine; but after their own lusts shall they heap to themselves teachers, having itching ears; And they shall turn away their ears from the truth, and shall be turned unto fables. But watch thou in all things, endure afflictions, do the work of an evangelist, make full proof of thy ministry – 2 Timothy 4:3-5 (KJV).