What if We Look at the Opinion of the Majority?
In the previous post, we began exploring ways in which people now want to change sin. This we will consider the opinion of the majority. Look at how many people accept premarital sex, but that still does not make it right! Paul said, “Flee fornication. Every sin that a man doeth is without the body; but he that committeth fornication sinneth against his own body” (1 Corinthians 6:18).
A surprising number of people are beginning to accept homosexuality. Poll numbers accepting it as a valid way to live are rising. Yet how much plainer does the Bible have to be? Paul referred to it as “vile” and “against nature” in Romans 1:26-27.
The scriptures are very plain as to what constitutes homosexuality. In 1 Corinthians 6:9, the word “effeminate” means men who have made themselves like women and become the passive partner in a homosexual relationship. Likewise, “homosexuals” are the active male partner in the relationship.
All over the country, churches are saying that homosexuality should no longer be considered a sin. Homosexual congregations are springing up everywhere. In our society, it is getting to the point where it is not even frowned upon. In fact, we are considered “close-minded” because we do not accept these individuals. Can we excuse ourselves by saying that we were born with it? Can we escape the wrath of God by standing upon the majority’s feeling of acceptance when we commit a sin?