Denying the Obvious

Beware of this Deceptive Method used by False Teachers.

In this series, I'll discuss three deceptions used by false teachers, all of which require a low view of God's ability to communicate. 

To believe any of these false teachings, you must conclude that the Holy Spirit guided Bible authors to write statements that would mislead believers throughout church history.

Deception #1: Denying the Obvious

This deception is used frequently by false teachers, so let me give you an example that has become increasingly popular in the last few years:

God gave them over to shameful lusts. Even their women exchanged natural sexual relations for unnatural ones. In the same way the men also abandoned natural relations with women and were inflamed with lust for one another. Men committed shameful acts with other men, and received in themselves the due penalty for their error. Romans 1:26-27

This passage is absolutely clear in the Greek and it's translated accurately in all legitimate English translations—God calls same-gender sexual acts "shameful" and "unnatural." It is against His design.

However, gay revisionists deny the obvious meaning and claim that God is only against same-gender sex if heterosexuals commit it. They believe God approves of same-gender sex for homosexuals because it's "natural" for them.

God is an excellent communicator, and every mention of homosexuality in Scripture is strongly negative. God places great emphasis on our sexual conduct. He would never communicate so poorly about something so important to our souls (1 Corinthians 6:18).

Beware of any teaching that denies the obvious meaning of a passage and/or gives exceptions not found elsewhere in Scripture!

I encourage you to read another devotion explaining 7 reasons this gay revisionist teaching of Romans 1:26-27 is un-biblical: Natural and Unnatural Interpretations. Why do you need to understand these false teachings? Because they are growing in popularity and Christians should be prepared to handle them wisely and biblically (1 Peter 3:15).


Beware of this Deceptive Method used by False Teachers.

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