Also I say unto you, Whosoever shall confess me before men, him shall the Son of man also confess before the angels of God: But he that denieth me before men shall be denied before the angels of God. And whosoever shall speak a word against the Son of man, it shall be forgiven him: but unto him that blasphemeth against the Holy Ghost it shall not be forgiven. ( Luke 12:8-10)
There are a few scenarios that would have been unthinkable just twenty years ago but which are now increasingly and frighteningly commonplace; A young girl coming home from school sexually confused, and on hormone treatments for transgenderism, or a long man telling his parents he is “gay” and wanting to “come out”. *
In many cases these are godly parents who have raised their children in such a way as to incline them as much as possible to become Christian. The temptation is great to just succumb to this “new reality” and to get with the times and accept it.
Wouldn’t it be an expression of “unconditional love” to go along with this? Wouldn’t we be driving our own children away if we don’t accept this?
This has been the oft repeated story over the last forty years or so, even among people who have been touched by the Gospel or raised in church. Parents being asked to accept the unacceptable. Mom and Dad just have to “get with the times” an accept the new morality, and see that love takes a lot of forms in this modern world.
Children and young adults don’t just ask for permission to live in sin, or to go gay or to embrace sexual anarchy. The culture has taught them that such things are inevitable, and to go ahead and enter into it, and force everybody around them to “tolerate” it. Everybody else just has to “deal with it” whether they like it or not. **
But as disciples of Jesus we just cannot go along with it. We cannot accept sexual anarchy, not in ourselves, nor in our churches nor in our families.
In order to know what we should do we have to remember what our task is in this sin sick and fallen generation.
We are witnesses to the Truth, living in the day of the lie. Remember Jesus’ good confession before Pilate. The whole reason there is a church, and you are a part of it, is that God has put us here to “bear witness to the Truth” .
Pilate therefore said unto him, Art thou a king then? Jesus answered, Thou sayest that I am a king. To this end was I born, and for this cause came I into the world, that I should bear witness unto the truth. Every one that is of the truth heareth my voice. ( John 18:37)
The Spiritual warfare is confessional. God would have us witness to the Truth in the face of that particular lie which the Spirit of AntiChrist is imposing on this generation, in this case the lie of sexual anarchy. To Confess Christ means to identify with Him in that area, and implies that to do so exposes the soul to difficulty.
On the other hand the Spirit of Antichrist is seeking to force people to accept and to confess what they know to not be true. You are going to be urged by every means possible to say that marriage doesn’t have to be limited to a man and a woman.
When your children , or relatives or others around you are demanding that you too accept the unacceptable, by social pressure, shame basing, ridicule or any other weapon of the diabolical arsenal, what are they really trying to compel you to do?
They are trying to force you to deny your God and the Revelation He gave us. AntiChrist wants to extract a confession from all of us. Every time He succeeds, we lose a bit more of our soul.
Every time we concede a pronoun, calling a “he” a ” She” you are denying what God said about the Creation of man and woman. Every time you succumb ad allow that gay relative to bring his “partner” into your family gathering, you are denying the truth about Marriage itself, as ordained and sanctioned by God.
When we see the issue this way, it doesn’t make it any less stressful, but it does free us somewhat to see the issues for what they are, and to be empowered to take our stand. I Love my children and my family, but I cannot deny my God, not even for them. Even they need us to stand firm.
Fight the good fight of faith, lay hold on eternal life, whereunto thou art also called, and hast professed a good profession before many witnesses. I give thee charge in the sight of God, who quickeneth all things, and before Christ Jesus, who before Pontius Pilate witnessed a good confession; That thou keep this commandment without spot, unrebukable, until the appearing of our Lord Jesus Christ: ( I Timothy 6:12-14)
Never stop loving and praying, God is faithful, who promises us, “…I will fight with those who fight with you and your children will be saved…” (Isaiah 49:25)
*One Father told me how He approached this difficult dilemma, His Son had “come out” as a homosexual, so the Father plead with him this way, “Son I Love you and cannot ever stop loving you. I will always be willing to have you and accept you into my house, but there is no way I could ever accept your “Partner” and you as a couple. You are never allowed here in this house or my life, practicing this, or with a same sex “partner”, I will never ever see or accept that as being the same as a marriage, but I will never stop praying for your soul and your desires to be healed.
** Focus On The Family offered some good practical advice here as well,
How do you relate to your son now that he’s told you straight out that he considers himself a “gay Christian”? Generally speaking, we suggest that you treat him as you would any other adult who is old enough to choose his own path in life. If he wishes to remain in your home, it should be on the same basis as any other boarder, renter, or tenant. He should know the house rules (we’d recommend you give them to him in written form, as a contract), respect your beliefs and values, and agree to abide by the standards you’ve established in order to ensure the safety, security, and well-being of every member of the family.
JYou can start by insisting that he refrain from discussing homosexuality with his younger siblings. … Don’t be afraid to tell him that his announcement has sent you and the entire family into a tailspin,