I received the following mass e-mail:
Subject: A watchman trying his best to do his job......
"Son of man, I have made you a watchman for the house of Israel; so hear the word I speak and give them warning from me. When I say to a wicked man, 'You will surely die,' and you do not warn him or speak out to dissuade him from his evil ways in order to save his life, that wicked man will die for his sin, and I will hold you accountable for his blood. But if you do warn the wicked man and he does not turn from his wickedness or from his evil ways, he will die for his sin; but you will have saved yourself."
- Ezekiel 3:19 (NIV)
I was a boy scout in my younger days (oops, there I said it! I actually uttered that word "scout" so ridiculed, despised and hated by the "progressive" intelligensia in this country - it goes to show you how a wholesome word and a healthy, wholesome lifestyle has been twisted beyond recognition in our upside-down, topsy-turvey world.) Well, I still hold my head high and I still cheerfully think like a scout and I still humbly believe in the scout's oath of obedience to God and to live "morally straight".
In other words, I think like the watchman of old mentioned in the passage from the Bible above.
And as a watchman, I have been on the lookout for the enemy for a long long time. Whenever I see the enemy approaching our city of God I raise the alarm, giving the people of God sufficient warning to defend themselves.
I have been faithfully passing along to you announcements of important meetings, rallies etc as well as important, useful information so that we can equip ourselves with the right weapons to fight the common foe in these vicious, relentless 'culture wars'.The scriptures tell us, "My people are destroyed from lack of knowledge" (Hosea 4:6). I feel it is my Christian duty to provide you with the real facts as an antidote to the daily barrage of propaganda and disinformation from the socially-liberal media, special-interest groups, politically-correct governments, schools, universities, Hollywood, TV, MTV, Internet, on and on ad infinitum, ad nauseum.
I have been in the thick of the battle myself. I have been "fighting the good fight" especially in the local newspapers, and of course on the latest brouhaha of "same-sex marriage." The other day, I took on philosophy professor (named John Mayer) from the nearby Brock University. He is also a lay chaplain of the ultra-liberal, flaky Unitarian "Church" which believes in a murky hodge-podge of New Age gobbledegook and other nonsense but still calls itself a "church." And as a lay chaplain, he performed a "marriage" ceremony in my hometown of Fonthill (or Pelham) for a couple of homosexuals from the U.S.
The following is my reply to Mr. Meyer in the local paper:
Mr. Meyer makes the incredible, unsubstantiated statement: "The Bible nowhere condemns such a thing (gay marriages)." Again he does not cite any passage from the scriptures to back up his contention. I will once again cite chapter and verse from the Bible to prove that Jesus clearly enunciated the core principle of a loving God ordaining the marriage of man and woman to the exclusion of all others. Please look up Mark 10:6. In there, Jesus, our Lord and Saviour, clearly reaffirmed the teaching in Genesis 1:27 and 2:24. This core principle is re-inforced in Matthew 19:4; 1 Corinthians 6:16; Ephesians 5:31.
Again Mr. Meyer makes a surreal, mind-boggling comment out of touch with reality by claiming God does not "condemn a same-sex orientation." Incredible! Unbelievable! How about Sodom and Gomorrah? How about looking up the following passages: Genesis 19:1-29; Leviticus 18:22 & 20:13; Romans 1:24-32; 1 Corinthians 6:9-11 etc.
Then Mr. Meyer mindlssly parrots the unproven mantra of the of the Homosexual Agenda that 'gays' did not choose their sexuality and were somehow born that way. Again he provides no documented proof. Allow me to focus on this fundamental point in our debate. Sincere, authentic Christians believe in the Biblical principle of "Love the sinner, hate the sin". We make an intelligent, rational, clear distinction between homosexuals as fellow human beings created in the image of God with all the basic rights of any citizen, and homosexuality as a BEHAVIOUR that is unnatural, unhealthy, and harmful to society. We love homosexuals as fellow human beings. In fact, we love them enough to beseech them to change their destructive ways for their own good and become whole again through Jesus Christ. There are legions of organizations composed of "ex-gays" like "Exodus International" who do a very successful and laudable job of reaching out to their fallen brethren and turn them back into whole, happy heterosexuals again. We do not hate homosexuals as human beings, but we are decidedly opposed to the forcible acceptance of their unhealthy behaviour and the imposition of special rights like the adoption of our innocent, vulnerable, impressionable children, and "gay marriage" etc. We oppose homosexuality as a destructive behaviour just as we do smoking, drug addiction, alcoholism and other socially disapproved behaviours. We do NOT hate smokers, drug addicts, alcoholics and the like, but we do hate their behaviour that is not only injurious to their practitioners but to society as a whole.
The whole homosexual agenda is built on a shaky foundation of homosexuals being "born that way." It is a house built on sand. We must deal with this matter in some depth and dispatch this monstrous hydra once and for all. Here are the facts provided by experts with years of experience in the field:
Dr. Elizabeth Moberly, world-renowned psychologist: "No one has yet proven a direct link between a genetic and hormonal research and homosexual orientation. There is no evidence for it."
Masters & Johnson, famous sexologists: "The genetic theory of homosexuality has been generally discarded today. No serious scientist today suggests that a simple cause-effect applies."
Dr. R. Kronemeyer, New York psychologist (working among New York's enormous "gay" population): "...homosexuality is neither genetic nor the result of some glandular disturbance. Homosexuals are made, not 'born that way'. From my 25 years' experience as a clinical psychologist, I firmly believe that homosexuality is a learned experience and that it can be unlearned."
Dr. Joseph Berger, assistant professor of psychiatry, University of Toronto (working among the largest "gay" community in Canada): "In my 20 years of psychiatry I have never come across anyone with 'innate homosexuality'"
Scientists, many of them homosexuals themselves, have failed to find a 'gay gene' after decades of trying. The well known studies by such scientists as Dean Hamer, Simon LeVay, Bailey & Pillard, have proven to be a dead end.
Even homosexual activists, such as the famed lesbian writer Camille Paglia, are forced to admit the truth. The brutally honest Paglia conceded: "No one is born gay. The idea is ridiculous. Homosexuality is an adaptation, not an inborn trait."
That homosexuality is not genetic is indicated by the high ratio of cures. Dr. Kronemeyer gives a ratio of 80 percent of homosexuals cured of their disorder through therapy. Masters & Johnson give 71.6 percent - much higher than that for alcoholics or drug addicts.
Is it not compassionate and responsible for us concerned Canadians to help the homosexuals get out of their destructive lifestyle rather than help trap them in a dysfunctional state by sanctioning such unnatural things like a man "marrying" a man, a woman "marrying" a woman?"
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The following is my reply:
The biggest problem is not homosexuality. The biggest problem is FALSE RELIGION that comes in the name of conservative Christianity. Homosexuality is indeed an abomination. Yet MOST people who are against homosexuality who come in the name of Christianity are JUST AS UNREGENERATE as the homosexuals. The most prevalent false gospel that comes in the name of conservative Christianity is the damnable heresy of universal atonement. I would urge all of you to read the article entitled "Gospel Atonement" at www.outsidethecamp.org/gospatone.htm. All true Christians believe the gospel of salvation conditioned on the atoning blood and imputed righteousness of Jesus Christ alone. That means that all true Christians believe that it is the work of Christ alone that makes the difference between salvation and damnation. Universal atonement advocates do not believe that it is the work of Christ alone that makes the difference between salvation and damnation; instead, they believe that it is the effort of the sinner that makes the difference. This is not the gospel. This is not true Christianity. This is a false gospel. This is false Christianity. The atonement is at the very heart of the gospel. Take out the atonement -- the ONE TRUE ATONEMENT -- and you do not have Christianity. And those who claim to believe in the true atonement but who consider universal atonement advocates to be their brothers in Christ are in the same boat. They do not believe that THE Atonement is essential to the gospel; thus, they do not believe the gospel. They, too, are just as lost as the homosexuals. So before religionists go condemning homosexuality and homosexual marriage, they need to consider what they believe about the gospel. It is quite possible that they are lost people trying to change lost people. And consider this: what good does it do a homosexual if you convince him not to be a homosexual without the true gospel? The homosexual just goes from being an unregenerate homosexual to being an unregenerate non-homosexual. His soul remains dead in sins. And consider this: what good does it do a homosexual if you convince him to believe the false gospel of universal atonement? The homosexual just goes from an unregenerate irreligionist to an unregenerate religionist. If a former homosexual believes that Jesus Christ died for everyone without exception, it shows that he has yet to be regenerated by God.
Think on these things. Please read the article mentioned above. There is also a series of sermons on the gospel at www.outsidethecamp.org/sermons.htm. I pray that God will use this to bring His people to Himself.
To God alone be the glory,
Marc D. Carpenter