“Do you not know that the unrighteous WILL NOT inherit the kingdom of God? DO NOT BE DECEIVED: neither fornicators, nor idolaters, nor adulterers, nor effeminate (a catamite), nor sodomites (homosexuals), nor thieves, nor covetous, nor drunkards, nor revilers, nor extortioners, will inherit the kingdom of God. And such WERE some of you: BUT YOU ARE WASHED, but you are SANCTIFIED, but you are JUSTIFIED in the name of the Lord Jesus, and by the Spirit of our God.”  (I Cor.6:9-11)

I fear that once our courts change laws (and they have certainly been wrong BIG TIME before – like Roe v Wade, allowing the murder of the unborn) we as Christians “little by little” surrender our role to continue to stand for TRUTH and the conscience of the nation deteriorates even further into immorality & destruction! However, immorality in EVERY form, including fornication, adultery, incest, bestiality, & homosexuality (our modern “man made” term for sodomy) will ALWAYS be SIN before God … and ALWAYS, IN EVERY CASE be wrong! [Also, by the way, a “catamite” (this is the meaning of the word “effeminate” in verse 9) meaning “a boy in soft, luxuriously clothing (in a feminine way) and used for sexual intercourse by other men.” (In other words, they were not “the initiator” but rather “the responder”), yet still they must repent of their sin to be saved.]

But according to the Apostle Paul, (under the inspiration of God – meaning this IS God’s heart on the matter) any of these people WHO REPENT OF THEIR SIN (which means to turn away from and STOP doing it) CAN BE SAVED! However, THEY MUST REPENT IN ORDER TO GET SAVED! God does not change His standards to allow them to GO ON IN THEIR SIN, just so He can “love them” into His kingdom! Jesus does NOT “COME INTO A HEART” where He is NOT ALLOWED TO TAKE OVER! He IS Lord … and only SAVES THOSE WHO BOW TO HIM AS LORD!

This was the testimony of some of the believers in the Corinthian church! They had formerly been involved in these sins of immorality … but NOW, had repented and became follower of Jesus Christ! NOTE: “such WERE some of you, BUT NOW you are WASHED, SANCTIFIED, & JUSTIFIED! In other words, they were NO LONGER committing those sins!

IF YOU DON’T REPENT OF THE IMMORALITY, YOU CANNOT BE SAVED! PERIOD! Jesus paid much too high a price to lower God’s standards of holiness and let you be THE EXCEPTION to His rules! REPENT and PLACE YOUR ENTIRE TRUST in the sacrifice of Jesus on the Cross and you too can be saved! Fail to repent … and you will be eternally damned to the devil’s hell. You “CANNOT inherit the kingdom” (become an heir to God’s kingdom) unless you repent! Sorry, but … “it is what it is!” You must make the choice!

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