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HIV/AIDS: IS IT GOD'S JUDGEMENT?
AIDS, Homosexuality, and the Bible
The Bible does NOT say anything about AIDS . . . but it does warn us of the issues of sexual promiscuity and homosexuality. 1 Cor. 6:18-19 Flee fornication. Every sin that a man doeth is without the body; but he that committeth fornication sinneth against his own body. 19 What? know ye not that your body is the temple of the Holy Ghost which is in you, which ye have of God, and ye are not your own? (KJV) . . . HOW can a professing "Christian" turn their back on this Passage? The Apostle Paul warned that "he who sins sexually, sins against his own body." Paul was not warning against AIDS. He did not know what AIDS was! BUT . . . there are physical consequences to sexual promiscuity (like the many sexually transmitted diseases). Romans 1:27-28 And likewise also the men, leaving the natural use of the woman, burned in their lust one toward another; men with men working that which is unseemly, and receiving in themselves that recompence of their error which was meet. 28 And even as they did not like to retain God in their knowledge, God gave them over to a reprobate mind, to do those things which are not convenient; (KJV) . . . When Paul talked about homosexuality here, he said they received in themselves the due penalty for their perversion. He was probably talking about a spiritual penalty, but there is also a physical penalty to many sexual diseases.
Active homosexuals are quick to state that AIDS is "not just a gay disease" and that is true. BUT, can they deny that it IS a disease that has hit a vast number of homosexuals and has been spread through homosexual and bisexual sex.
Trying to ignore the homosexual factor is really stupid! The Bible clearly teaches that homosexuality is an abomination to God. Lev.18:22 Thou shalt not lie with mankind, as with womankind: it is abomination. (KJV)
Homosexuality is NOT an alternative lifestyle in God's eyes and NEVER will be! God clearly tells us in Scripture that it is UNNATURAL! Romans 1:26-27 For this cause God gave them up unto vile affections: for even their women did change the natural use into that which is against nature: 27 And likewise also the men, leaving the natural use of the woman, burned in their lust one toward another; men with men working that which is unseemly, and receiving in themselves that recompence of their error which was meet. (KJV)
The Bible also warns that God WILL judge homosexuality. Lev.20:13 If a man also lie with mankind, as he lieth with a woman, both of them have committed an abomination: they shall surely be put to death; their blood shall be upon them. (KJV)
1 Cor. 6:9-10 Know ye not that the unrighteous shall not inherit the kingdom of God? Be not deceived: neither fornicators, nor idolaters, nor adulterers, nor effeminate, nor abusers of themselves with mankind,
10 Nor thieves, nor covetous, nor drunkards, nor revilers, nor extortioners, shall inherit the kingdom of God. (KJV)
1 Timothy 1:8-10 But we know that the law is good, if a man use it lawfully;
9 Knowing this, that the law is not made for a righteous man, but for the lawless and disobedient, for the ungodly and for sinners, for unholy and profane, for murderers of fathers and murderers of mothers, for manslayers,
10 For whoremongers, for them that defile themselves with mankind, for menstealers, for liars, for perjured persons, and if there be any other thing that is contrary to sound doctrine; (KJV) . . . Also see: Gen.19:12-26; Judg.19:1-30; Rom.1:18-23 for God's judgment on homosexuals..
Christ came into the world to save sinners (1 Tim. 1:15), including those caught up in the sin of homosexuality and those suffering with AIDS . . . IF these people REPENT! Christ died for ALL sinners . . . including homosexuals and they CAN be delivered from their filthy practices, just as is ANY filthy sinner (1 Cor. 6:11). They CAN become new creatures (2 Cor. 5:17) and be born again into God's family (John 1:12-13; 3:3-8) and break the bondage of sin in their lives.
Is AIDS a Judgment of God?
Some have said that AIDS is a judgment from God on homosexuals. Personally, I think that it is, but only God knows for certain. BUT . . . as with so many other diseases, there are some very innocent victims! AIDS strikes seemingly innocent children through blood transfusions. A tiny baby who had NO say in the matter. Really sad!
I believe that diseases such as AIDS are the logical consequences of disobedience to God's Word.
AIDS, like many other sexually transmitted diseases (STD's), is the logical consequence of sinful behavior. All of these STD's (herpes, syphilis, chlamydia, gonorrhea) are the natural consequences of sexual disobedience. In the case of AIDS, unnatural homosexual sex is the sowing that leads to the awful reaping of AIDS.
Is HIV/AIDS a punishment or judgment from God? Many "Christians" will say "No! Absolutely not!" I must disagree with these people. I do think that AIDS is one of many judgments from God.
Many Judgments in the Bible
Many Judgments . . . AIDS
Many Judgments . . . Are You Ready
Many Judgments . . . Everywhere!
Many Judgments . . . Evils of Disney
Many Judgments of God, ALL Perfect!
Many Judgments . . . Millions of Reprobate Minds
Many Judgments . . . Promised by God
Many People Blind to God's Judgments!
Judgments on Homosexuals
Judgments on Today's Sodom and Gomorrah
Web Sites for Judgment:
http://www.believersweb.org/view.cfm?ID=405 . . . (Judgment Day Sermon)