Category: The Study of Sin–Hamartiology


Matthew Vine giving his lecture in a United Methodist Church

I was looking for a video on YouTube when I stumbled upon this video titled “The Gay Debate”, I was curious as to the content of this video for I know that this issue is not debatable. The Bible’s position regarding this matter has never change. Homosexuality is condemned in the Word of God.

I just want to listen to the introduction because I was curious where he was coming from. I was surprised as to how he twisted all the Bible verses that condemns homosexuality. He uses a lot of playing with the emotional heart strings. Basically, he need to change the meaning of Scripture so that he could have his version of christianity that embraces homosexuality.

I was really reminded of the serpent in the Garden of Eden that said, “… did God really say … no … you will not surely die … your eyes will be opened and you will be like God, knowing good and evil.” – Genesis 3.

He needs to give his lecture because “Adams” and “Eves” have eyes that are not yet open to the truth that homosexuality is really a good and acceptable thing. These schemes are not new. This is not a theological debate. What kind of joke is this? Is there such a thing as a “gay” Christian? God will vindicate His Word. Let him who has ears hear the warnings of Scripture. “Do not be deceived, no homosexual will ever enter the Kingdom of God.” – 1 Corinthians 6:9-10

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It is absolutely very obvious that we live in a sinful world. All the manifestations of sins are everywhere. There is no righteous, no not one. Every human being has been tainted by sin. In sin did our mothers conceive us. Surely, absolute justice will be given to us by God. There is no hope for us; only the Perfect Person—the God-man—the Lord Jesus Christ—He who paid the penalty of sin on the Cross of Calvary, can save us from the penalty of sin and the power of it.

We are so corrupted by sin, and we have sinned against the perfectly Holy, Just, and Righteous God. Even if an individual would weep tears as the volume of all the oceans, that will not be enough. Nothing can wash away our sins, only the blood of the Lord Jesus Christ.

“If I should wash myself with snow, and cleanse my hands with lye, yet You would plunge me into the pit,  and my own clothes would abhor me.” – Job 9:30-31

 “In Him we have redemption through His blood, the forgiveness of our trespasses, according to the riches of His grace.” – Ephesians 1:7

Even people in  remote tribes, who are so far from civilizations knows this. They know that there exists the most Sovereign God, even though they did not have the complete knowledge of the YaHWeH of the Bible. They also know that there has to be an innocent sacrifice to cover their sins.

Repentance from sin and Trust in Christ is the only means of salvation for wretched sinners like us.

Sin is deadly! May God have mercy on us and deliver us from all evil.

Note: The first half of the video (0:00-11:22) deals on describing the nature, magnitude, effects, and cure of sin. The second part deals with sin in relation to Christians.  From 18:20 up to the last part, the video deals with the wicked.