The “Pride” movement and all its related celebrations and parades present themselves and are planned and embraced as acts of kindness, inclusion, affirmation, etc. – yet they are sadly little more than proclamations of corruption and perversion – human depravity. It all emanates from a worship of pleasure that is saturating society – indeed, its roots are nothing other than the god of self. And inherent to all sin is an inescapable condemnation and guilt – the soul of every human being ultimately knows that sin violates it in some way. Yet, rather than seek freedom in forgiveness, the demand of self is to persist in gratification of its desires – further compounding its weight of guilt. And the greater the burden of condemnation becomes, the louder the cry and demand of the rebellious heart for someone … no, everyone, to affirm and justify it.
Even many who claim the name of Christ have been deceived into believing that they are demonstrating love for LGBTQ+ individuals by affirming their sinful lifestyle with the language of acceptance or support or even love. Yet one of the most poignant characteristics of authentic, Holy Love is that it “does not rejoice at wrongdoing, but rejoices with the truth” (1 Co 13:6). Now, the broader context of 1 Corinthians 13:1-7 also serves to emphasize that we as Christians cannot be arrogant or rude or unkind toward any, let alone those in sin… especially those in sin who are against you! (Luke 6:27-33) We must love as Jesus loved us! (John 13:34; Mark 12:30-31)
Subsequent to the description given by the Apostle Paul of “dishonorable passions” wherein “women exchanged natural relations for those that are contrary to nature; and the men likewise gave up natural relations with women and were consumed with passion for one another, men committing shameless acts with men” (Ro 1:26–27), he continues enumerating other behavior that characterizes those who reject God. Then Paul emphasizes the depth of their depravity in that “they not only do them but give approval to those who practice them” (Ro 1:32).
All of this behavior seems eerily indicative of the “strong delusion” that God will send on those who “refused to love the truth… so that they may believe what is false, in order that all may be condemned who did not believe the truth but had pleasure in unrighteousness” (2 Th 2:10–12).
Beware and be forewarned – you who identify as and live the LGBTQ+ lifestyle, as well as you who affirm them – God has proclaimed your condemnation! Your end will be delusion and destruction! Repent of your sin and receive the forgiveness and salvation freely offered through the blood of Jesus (1 John 1:5-10; Rev 1:5) to all who will believe! Don’t succumb to temporal desires, however powerful they may seem, in exchange for eternal suffering and death. Your true identity can only be made complete and whole in and by the God Who created you in His image – only He can restore that image (Col 3:7-10) to what it was intended to be and know… true freedom from all condemnation and guilt (John 8:10-11; Ro 8:1), and eternal fellowship (1 Cor 1:9; 2 Cor 13:14; 1 John 1:6-7) with God the Father, through His Son, in the power of His Holy Spirit dwelling in you.