Chely Wright & “wife” Lauren Blitzer
While interviewing lesbian country singer Chely Wright and celebrating her homosexual coming out and her lesbian “marriage,” entertainer John Fugelsang claimed that the Bible represents two Gods: “a God of love and light” and “an angry alcoholic step-God.” The interview took place while Fungelsang was filling in for Eliot Spiter on the Viewpoint program. Wright told Fugelsang that she grew up in a Christian home, made a profession of faith in Christ as a child, first realized she was “gay” at age 9, and for years prayed: “Dear God, please don’t let me be gay. I promise to be a good person. I promise to do all the things you ask me to do. Please take it away. In your name I pray, amen” (“Gay Country Singer Chely,” The Blaze, July 1, 2012). Eventually she came to the conviction that “God made her who she was” and “lying about her feelings was wrong.” She believes that the fact that God didn’t answer her prayer is evidence that God is pleased with her homosexuality. The sad fact is that there is no biblical testimony that she was ever born again. When she speaks of her conversion, she does not mention repentance of sin or faith in the blood of Christ. Further, even if an individual is born again, the Bible does not say that God will remove the old nature with its lusts. Answered prayer must be in accordance with God’s Word. “And this is the confidence that we have in him, that, if we ask any thing according to his will, he heareth us” (1 John 5:14). Every person has sinful passions, whether “gay” or “non-gay.” When we are saved, the source of those passions remains, which is the “old man” inherited in our fallen flesh from Adam, but the believer also has the “new man” and the Spirit of God to enable him to deny the flesh and to walk according to righteousness. We also have the glorious provision of confessing our sins to purify our daily fellowship with God so that we might remain in the light (1 John 1). Wright is following her feelings rather than God’s Word. She is deceived by end-time mysticism. No amount of Scripture wresting can make the Bible approve of homosexual passions or of same-sex marriage. From Genesis to Revelation the Bible teaches that the only lawful outlet of the sexual drive is holy marriage, and holy marriage is a covenant made between one man and one woman. Jesus emphasized this truth in the plainest, most forceful way in Matthew 19. Every perversion of the divinely-established marriage covenant is an abomination before God. As for there being two Gods in the Bible, that is a figment of Fugelsang’s imagination. Every Bible prophet from Moses to John presents the same God. He is both terribly holy and magnificently merciful. Because of His holiness He punishes every infraction of His righteous laws and judges the impenitent, but because of His mercy He Himself took the punishment that every man deserves, and He offers forgiveness of sin and eternal life those who repent and believe in Christ as Lord and Savior. The modern entertainment industry is fulfilling Psalm 2 in its pitiful rage against the Almighty.
(Friday Church News Notes, July 20, 2012, www.wayoflife.org, firstname.lastname@example.org, 866-295-4143)
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