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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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Is He a Brute?  Is He a Maniac? (John Angell James, “The Anxious Inquirer” 1834)


“What will it benefit a man, if he gains the whole world yet loses his soul? Or what will a man give in exchange for his soul?” (Matthew 16:26)

Consider what the loss of the soul includes. It is the loss of everything dear to man as an immortal creature. It is the loss of Heaven, with all its honors, felicities, and glories. It is the loss of everything that can contribute to our eternal happiness.

The loss of the soul includes in it all that is contained in that dreadful word, Hell. Hell is the eternal endurance of the wrath of God. It is the coming down of the curse of the Almighty upon the soul; or rather, it is the falling of the soul into that curse, as into a lake which burns with fire and brimstone.
All the tears that ever have been or ever will be shed on the face of the earth; all the groans that ever have been or ever will be uttered; all the anguish that ever has been or ever will be endured by all the inhabitants of the world, through all the ages of time–do not make up an equal amount of misery to that which is included in the loss of one human soul!

Consider that the eternal loss of the soul is not a rare, but a very common occurrence. The loss of the soul is so tremendous a catastrophe, that if it happened only once in a year, or once in a century, so as to render it barely possible that it should happen to you–it would be reckless carelessness not to feel some solicitude about the matter! How much more, then, when, alas! it is an every-day calamity! So far from its being a rare thing for men to go to hell–it is a much rarer thing for them to go to heaven! Our Lord tells us, that the ‘road to destruction’ is thronged, while the ‘way to life’ is traveled by few. Hell opens its mouth wide and swallows up multitudes in perdition! How alarming is the idea, and how probable the fact–that you may be among this number! Some who read these pages will very likely spend their eternity in hell.

Concern, then, deep concern about the salvation of your soul, is the most reasonable thing in the world! Can that man have a soul, or know that he has one, who is careless about its eternal happiness? Is he a man–or is he a brute? Is he a rational being–or is he a maniac? Ever walking on the edge of the precipice that hangs over the bottomless pit–and not concerned about salvation! Oh, fatal, awful, destructive indifference!

Look into the bottomless pit–can you be too anxious to escape its torments? Look into heaven—can you be too anxious to obtain its glories? Look into eternity—can you be too anxious to secure immortal life?

They are preaching up the devil’s old favorite doctrine!

(J.C. Ryle)

There is such a place as Hell. Let no one deceive you with vain words. What people do not like — they try hard not to believe. When the Lord Jesus Christ comes to judge the world, He will punish all who are not His disciples with a fearful punishment!
All who are found unrepentant and unbelieving; all who have clung to sin; all who have set their affections on worldly things; all who are without Christ — all such shall come to a dreadful end! “Anyone whose name was not found recorded in the Book of Life — was thrown into the Lake of Fire!” Revelation 20:15

1) I know that some people do not believe that there is any Hell at all. They think it impossible, that there can be such a place. They call it inconsistent with the mercy of God. They say that it is too awful an idea to be really true. The devil of course, rejoices in the views of such people. They help his kingdom mightily. They are preaching up the devil’s old, favorite doctrine, “You shall not surely die!” Genesis 3:4

2) I know furthermore, that some do not believe that Hell is eternal! They tell us it is incredible, that a compassionate God will punish people forever. They imagine that He will surely open the prison doors of Hell at last. This also is a mighty help to the devil’s cause.

3) I know also that some believe that there is a Hell — but never allow that anybody is going there! They imagine that . . .   all people are good,   all are sincere,   all mean well, and all, they hope, will go to Heaven when they die! Alas! what a common delusion is this!


If I never spoke of Hell — I would think I had kept back something that was profitable, and would look on myself as an accomplice of the devil.

Reader, I beseech you, in all tender affection — beware of false views of the subject on which I have been dwelling. Beware of new and strange doctrines about Hell and the eternity of punishment. Beware of manufacturing a god of your own:
a god who is all mercy — but not just;   a god who is all love — but not holy;   a god who has a Heaven for everybody — but a Hell for none;  a god who will make no distinction between godly and the ungodly in eternity. Such a god is an idol of your own imagination! It is as truly an idol — as any snake or crocodile in an Egyptian temple! The hands of your own imagination and sentimentality have made it! It is not the God of the Bible — and beside the God of the Bible, there is no God at all.