Archbishop speaks against the truth of the Bible
Here in Finland Lutheran Church's archbishop Kari Mäkinen said that he rejoices with gay people, because Finnish Parliament accepted citizen bill about gender-neutral marriage law. My writing brings out few aspects relating to homosexuality and gay marriages.
I don't agree with the archbishop, but my writing is not a personal attack against him. I bring out thoughts and teaching of the Bible from this actual topic. I emphasize that I love archbishop as my neighbour as the Bible says. However, loving your neighbor is not such kind of that you must agree with him all the things.
Archbishop rejoices together with gay people
Archbishop Kari Mäkinen wrote on his Facebook page that he rejoices together with gay people, because Finnish Parliament voted for gender-neutral marriage law. The archbishop said that conception of marriage needs elaborate examination and reassessment. We know what the archbishop thinks for accepting gay marriages he would accept it also to teaching and practice of the Lutheran Church.
The archbishop wrote that nobody's marriage do not lose its meaning, the faith of the Church is not in danger, nobody's human dignity is not decreasing.
When marriage is changed from the union of man and woman to the union of two individuals who can be man and man or woman and woman, so traditional marriage has lost its meaning completely in society.
Finnish citizen bill about gender-neutral marriage said: Juridical regulation of marriage hadn't been for a long time meaning to maintain certain religious and ethical views.
The purpose of citizen bill is to change religious comprehension about marriage between man and woman. You can see this very clearly when you read completely citizen bill. The bill has an idea that churches and religious communities would decide marriage things themselves. However, this is a deception, because citizen bill demands of all people equal rights to get married, so it is sure that someday gay movement demand that also Lutheran Church must obey marriage law and must marry homosexuals in the Church, because otherwise they would be in a different situation as those homosexuals who can marry in the magistrate. The plot and plan can be also such kind of that churches would lose their rights to marry people.
I don't believe that the archbishop is ignorant or thoughtless, but he is very well aware of these things and he wants that Lutheran Church would change its marriage comprehension. Also this is conscious deception.
Children come the world from man and woman. Every child has a right to mother and father. Adoption rights to homosexual couples offends human rights of children depriving from him a change have mother and father. Archbishop Kari Mäkinen supports offending of children's human rights when he accept and support gay marriages.
I take up one very clear conflict of Finnish gay movement. Finnish gay movement (Seta - LGBTI Rights in Finland) say that they fight for human rights and equality and that their aim is a society of equality and individual welfare that includes everyone regardless of sexual orientation, gender identity or gender expression. This is not true, because Seta's tolerance is selective and by this action they offend human rights, equality and right to choose freely sexual identity.
Seta advocates very actively equality and rights to be a homosexual, in which Seta support in every way. When is a question a homosexual who wants to choose the heterosexual lifestyle and identity, so Seta tries in every way that he wouldn't choose a heterosexual identity. Seta has no equality to people who don't want to be homosexuals and want to choose heterosexualism. Seta's crusades and campaigns for the matter that homosexual can't be heterosexual. The fact is that many homosexuals have become heterosexuals and are happy people as heterosexuals. Seta's tolerance, equality and sexual orientation freedom are selective and intolerant toward those who are homosexual and want to choose heterosexuality. Seta is practising misleading human rights and equality. You can also call it as the deception. I'm not provoking anybody to resist or slander Seta and gay movements, but brought out very clear conflict from the action of Seta and gay movements.
The point of view of the Bible to homosexuality
2.1.2014 Finnish Media publication called Iltasanomat interviewed archbishop Kari Mäkinen. Iltasanomat asked two questions from archbishop relating to deviate from the word of the Bible: You have been accused deviating from the word of the Bible? What you would answer to these faultfinders?
Archbishop Mäkinen answered: Maybe behind of this is peoples own interpretation of the Bible and they accuse me for this reason. Defending people is the essence of Christian faith.
The Bible brings out very clearly in the OT and NT that what homosexuality stands for. The Bible says in the New Testament about homosexuality:
Greek word chresis means use, sexual intercourse. The Bible says very clearly and indisputably that homosexuality and lesbianism are sins and unnatural sex behaviour.
Archbishop's attitude is very arrogant, because he says that people who hold homosexuality as sin are making a wrong interpretation of the Bible. The question is not from interpretation, because the Bible says very clearly that homosexuality is sin and unnatural sexual behaviour. I don't believe that archbishop Mäkinen has difficulties to read the Bible. I believe that archbishop wants to support ear itch of the people. Archbishop fears more men than God and therefore he defends and support homosexuality. It is very obvious that the archbishop is not in Biblical faith, but the condition of rebellious sinner and not a man of God.
A man who has been saved from the grace of God can't make a mistake that what the Bible teaches about sexuality and marriage. A man who says that the Bible accept and support homosexuality is either godless or departed from the Biblical faith.
It is true that the Bible teaches defending of people, but the Bible doesn't recommend to defend sinful things. Archbishop works against the teaching of the Bible. The Finnish Lutheran Church is very strange situation, because its Creed order members of the Church to believe in the Bible, but archbishop teaches against the Bible about homosexuality and also many other things. Nowhere else (institution, community, and so on) can't be such kind of situation, in which the leader doesn't agree for common ideology and teachings.
The Bible teaches that a bishop (same as shepherd, elders) of God's congregation must hold fast from the word of God. And he must be able to convince and exhort gainsayers by sound doctrine. God Himself gives the anointment to the shepherds and the real shepherd can't make such a mistake that he holds homosexuality as the will of God. Archbishop Mäkinen's wrong teaching about homosexuality exposes that he has not authorized by God and he has not anointment of God, but is speaking lying words.
According to the Bible it is not possible that men as Mäkinen could lead the real congregation of God. According to the Bible it is not possible that members of God's congregation could be under the leadership of men who teaches against the Bible in the way as Mäkinen is doing.
The will of God is that every regenerated believer would depart from these kind of connections, in which leaders accept and support sins. The will of God is that they would search in the guidance of God for themselves the congregation and fellowship in which leaders and whole congregation believe the Bible as it says.
Teaching of the Bible from marriage is very clear:
The Lord Jesus brought out that from the creation God has set permanent relationship (marriage) between man and woman. The Lord Jesus said that a man can't asunder marriage, because it is God's ordinance between man and woman. This means that man and woman would stay in marriage and love and honor one another until the death separates them. This also means that a man has no permission to change marriage between man and woman as marriage between two men or two women. God has set marriage from the beginning of mankind's history between man and woman.
Archbishop Mäkinen and all people who accept homosexuality are opposing the publicly ordinance of God. Marriage between man and woman is is the basic unit of God's creation and if people will destroy this order, so they will destroy also society.
1 Tim 4:
The prophetic word of the Bible brings out behind 2000 years that what will happen in the last days of mankind. The word forbidding in verse 3 could be translated also refusing to marry. The Bible says that marriage is between man and woman. In gay marriages people refuse to marry in a way that God has ordered. The prophetic word of the Bible brings out that in the last days of mankind there are people who don't marry in a way that God has set the marriage. Accepting gay marriages are fulfilling the prophecy of the Bible and proves that the Bible is true.
The Bible also brings out that many believers will depart (apostasy) from the faith in the last days. This apostasy is connected to the time when people refuse to marry as God has ordered marriage. It is very sad that many believers will depart from the faith and accept wrong marriage model in the last days. What are seeing right now has been prophesied about 2000 years ago in the Bible.
Do not judge
Provoking against people, hate speech and offending of human rights is raised up very often when someone says what the Bible teaches about homosexuality. Of course, we can't accept racism, but are always a deed that we must judge. Saying homosexuality as a sin is not hate speech, offending of human rights or racism, but the truth of the word of God. My intention is not provoked or discrimination, but bring out the undisputed truth that the Bible says homosexuality as sin. This matter is very delicate and sensitive and my intention is not offending anyone or provoke people against homosexuals.
Everybody has a right to believe or not to believe in the Bible. The decision not to believe in the Bible doesn't remove the fact, that the Bible says homosexuality as sin. People can make laws for the sake of homosexuality, but it doesn't cancel the truth of the Bible.
The teaching of the Bible is very clear and undisputed saying homosexuality as sin. What kind of attitude you must to have towards homosexual person? According to the Bible we must love all neighbours also homosexuals.
This means that the disciple of the Lord Jesus can't hate or treat them negatively, because all people are valuable as a creation of God. However, the will of God is that people would repent their sins like bitterness, jealousy, greed and homosexuality and so on.
Very often I hear words judge not, and you shall not be judged. This means that if you are doing same sins or other sins and don't want repent, so he shall be judged according to his ways, and according to his doings.
John 7:24 Judge not according to the appearance, but judge righteous judgment.
The Lord Jesus said that you can't judge according to the appearance, but judge righteous judgement. This means that you can't discern your neighbour in a wrong way, but discern him according to the truth of the Bible. Because the Bible says indisputably that homosexuality is sin, so you are not saying wrong or the judge in a wrong way, but giving righteous discernment.
Here in Finland we have a saying: Love the sinner, but do not love and support sin. We can love homosexuals, but we can't love and support homosexuality. Only God of the Bible has a copyright that how a man should practice sexuality, because He is the Creator of a man. Sexuality between man and woman is beautiful gift of God and we should accept it as He has ordered it for us.
Petri Paavola 12.12.2014