Stop the presses! Phil Robertson, one of the stars of the A&E hit television show Duck Dynasty, has just informed the world that homosexual behavior is a sin!
Actually, that’s not news. All Bible-believing Christians understand that homosexual behavior is sinful. What is surprising is that those who are outside of Christ continue to be shocked and appalled—at least they pretend to be—when Christians actually believe what the Bible says. Remember the outrage some non-believers expressed when a Chick-fil-A executive also held to a biblical view on this subject? The game plan of our opponents seems to be as follows: Put a microphone in front of a famous Christian, ask him or her what they believe about the definition of marriage or about homosexual behavior, and then go ballistic when they answer in the only way a Christian could possibly answer!
The Bible clearly and consistently teaches that homosexual behavior is wrong. Robertson rightly points out that those who practice these sins will not inherit the kingdom of God (1 Corinthians 6:9-11). This Scripture lists other sins that will keep people from being in the kingdom of God. It also says that some people in the church at Corinth had stopped practicing those types of sins as a lifestyle when they became followers of Jesus Christ.
So, Phil is right. He should be admired for standing so firmly for his savior, Jesus, against the hateful lies of those who oppose Christ. Let’s boldly stand with him!