- Posted December 29, 2013 by
Avon Park, Florida
This iReport is part of an assignment:
What are you watching?
Phil Robertson Duck Dynasty Immoral for Bashing Homosexuals?
Personally I never saw Duck Dynasty, in fact until recently I never heard of it. I am not into too many reality shows if any at all, actually I spend most of my TV time on CNN, watching the news. It was on the news that I heard about Phil Robertson bashing homosexuals and supporting his statements with biblical scriptures.
They said he paraphrased the bible and said from Corinthians: "Don't be deceived. Neither the adulterers, the idolaters, the male prostitutes, the homosexual offenders, the greedy, the drunkards, the slanderers, the swindlers -- they won't inherit the kingdom of God. Don't deceive yourself. It's not right."
The scripture states in the NIV (1Corinthians 9-11)
"Or do you not know that wrongdoers will not inherit the kingdom of God? Do not be deceived: Neither the sexually immoral nor idolaters nor adulterers nor men who have sex with men[a] 10 nor thieves nor the greedy nor drunkards nor slanderers nor swindlers will inherit the kingdom of God. 11 And that is what some of you were. But you were washed, you were sanctified, you were justified in the name of the Lord Jesus Christ and by the Spirit of our God."
So if you take the whole scripture in its proper context, it is not a homophobic statement at all. But it does not say homosexuality is not righteous behavior but is of sinful nature and people who practice these behaviors should repent and turn away from their sinful ways. Then Phil Robertson did the politically correct thing and apologized. He belongs to Hollywood and a lot of money is involved and so he kept his job and perhaps his life, but the statement was made for the world to hear and judge.
What baffles me is that today on CNN they debated on the decision by A&E to give him his job back. They went as far as to say A&E was morally wrong for ending his suspension. Basically they said it is immoral to question the morality of homosexual behavior, even if it is consistent with the bible. Therefore they are in fact saying that the bible is immoral or to believe in it. So I ask, what is this world coming to? And I will tell you!
I understand why they are passing laws to allow same sex marriage and they will eventually allow legalized prostitution, legal drugs and legal gambling throughout our land. And we already know thieves and the greedy rule the world, when half of the world's wealth belongs to only 2% of our world's population. But now they want to censor freedom of speech on these subjects and therefore force us all to condone things we are against based on our religious freedoms. What happened to the first amendment and the Religious Freedom Restoration Act of 1993? People have the right to believe in a God of their understanding and to boast about it. And the bible is very popular in religion. And just because all of these things are going on and is becoming legal, does not mean these people will go to heaven or should Christians have to believe they will.
The bible is a powerful book, it is a book of oppression for many. It kept African slaves in check for many years, be it physical or mental bondage. A lot of us are still slaves and do not know it, because our bondage is mental, yet the barriers are not abstract but are concrete. But God works in mysterious ways and God is waking up many of his folk to the reality of knowing false Gods from the true God. False religions ruled the world for thousands years, but now people are being forced to consider another viewpoint. And Satan is on his last limb and is trying to take as many people down with him as he can.
We are living in a times whereby good is evil and righteousness is bad. Whereby sinful nature is moral and Godliness is immoral. And people are not able to distinguish which is which anymore. We now look up the thieves and praise their wealth which was ill-gotten gains and want to be like them, instead of Godlike. Now everybody wants to be rich and powerful and there simply isn't enough money to make us all billionaires. Therefore human life has become secondary to our selfish ends.
With all this going on, I honestly believe God is using the homosexual community to open the eyes of his true flock. How, because a true believer of God cannot and will not distinguish homosexuality from the rest of the people mentioned in 1 Co. 9-11. Though it is accepted behavior in our society it is not necessarily a ticket to the abstract heaven. So therefore the question of heaven becomes the topic. And when God flock realizes they are living in hell here on earth and stop living only to die for a promise no one ever came back and explained the experience, where there is no empirical date to support it and when they begin to be persecuted for even believing in such things to begin with, the world will become Godless. And the great tool of oppression which is false Gods will no longer have power and there will be anarchy. And this world will end as we know of it.
The questions they will begin to ask is, "does there have to be a God, simply because there is a Devil?" "Does there have to be good, simply because there is evil on earth?" "Do I have a choice or am I the mark of the beast?" Lawlessness will prevail. I am talking about God's law will be nullified. This is spiritual anarchy. And it will be called good in the New World Order.
The Apostle Paul