Matt Walsh: Dear Christians, Please, Please Stop Apologizing For Your Faith

Matt Walsh is making a request (and case) for Christians. He has written: Dear Christians, Please, Please Stop Apologizing For Your Faith

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If I could get every Christian in the country to read just one thing I’ve ever written, it would probably be this. I just want all Believers in this country stop being ashamed of their faith, and I especially want them to stop backing away from their faith when the peanut gallery has a hissy fit about it. Seriously, if you decide to read one of my rambles all the way to the end, make it this.

There’s a reason I’m bringing this up. A prominent athlete was the latest Christian to get beaten into submission because he spoke boldly about the Bible’s teachings on homosexuality. In the span of about 36 hours he went from highly respected to roundly despise, all because he revealed himself to be a Christian who actually believes all that stuff in his Holy Book. Imagine that. But then, when faced with the backlash, he apologized. It seems like they always apologize. The progressive hordes almost always get their apology if they stomp their feet loudly enough.

But this is just the most recent example. I’m using it to make a broader point. Overall, it seems we have four types of Christians in this culture: 1) Those who’ve effectively renounced their faith and adopted liberal positions on things like gay “marriage” and abortion, etc. 2) Those who hold to their faith but remain silent for fear of mockery and persecution. 3) Those who speak but then apologize for speaking. 4) Those who stand by their faith publicly and never, ever, ever apologize for it, no matter what happens.

Sadly, I feel like the Christians in category 4 are a small, minuscule, rapidly disappearing minority. But if the Christians in category 2 and 3 would join those in 4, we might just stand a chance. Please read this all the way to the end, and share if you think it warrants it:

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Same-sex marriage is a perversion of the institution of marriage and an offense to God who created marriage.

Jesus told us that the signs of the end times would be as in the days of Noah and the days of Lot. As Solomon once stated, “there is nothing new under the sun.” The current aberrant acceptance for all things homosexual isn’t new or “progressive” in any way, shape or form. It was sinful, done, and celebrated in the beginning when man was fallen and involved in perversion. Those who teach the opposite of what is good re: sexual relationships today are no different from the ones who taught such abominations thousands of years ago.

Jesus said in Luke 17:26-30, “And as it was in the days of Noe, so shall it be also in the days of the Son of man. They did eat, they drank, they married wives, they were given in marriage, until the day that Noe entered into the ark, and the flood came, and destroyed them all. Likewise also as it was in the days of Lot; they did eat, they drank, they bought, they sold, they planted, they builded; But the same day that Lot went out of Sodom, it rained fire and brimstone from heaven, and destroyed them all. Even thus shall it be in the day when Son of man is revealed.”

Jesus being a first century Rabbi, like most Jewish teachers, coupled Sodom with the flood generation as a typical image of evil. His intent was to inform his audience that at His second coming the conditions of the world would mirror Noah’s days and the days of Sodom and Gomorrah.

As in the Days of Noah

The Midrash Rabbah Genesis is a specific form of rabbinic literature of ancient Judaism commentaries of the Hebrew Scriptures. It is based on the interpretation of the Torah (Old Testament). It speaks about the subject of same-sex marriage during the days of Noah.

The rabbis wrote in the Midrash Rabbah Genesis that the flood in Noah’s day was primarily triggered when males starting writing marriage deeds with other males, and between men and beasts (bestiality). Based on the account of Midrash Rabbah Genesis, same-sex marriages took place during the days of Noah. There was nothing new under the sun and this is stated by Solomon in Ecclesiastes 1:9. Lot in Sodom and Gomorrah is synonymous with the destruction of the flood generation in Midrash Rabbah Genesis. It states in the Midrash Rabbah Genesis that Lot pleaded all night for mercy for the Sodomites, and that the angels permitted him to plead for them. But once the people said, “… bring them out [the angels] so we may have sex with them,” mercy ran out. The angels told Lot, “for now on you have no right to plead anymore.” Judgment was sent upon Sodom. Flood water was the judgment of God on the people in Noah’s day. Fire and brimstone was the judgment against Sodom and Gomorrah.

The book of Enoch is not inspired, and thus not part of the canon of Scripture, however the book of Jude contains some quotes from it. Enoch is being used by the author as a good reference resource.

The book of Enoch was written before the birth of Christ and although it is not an inspired book, it is a good resource. Parts of it are quoted in Jude 14-15. 2nd Enoch 34-1, 3-4 states, “God convicts the persons who are idol worshipers and sodomite fornicators, and for this reason he brings down the flood upon them. And all the world will be reduced to confusion by iniquities, wickedness and abominable fornications. That is, friend with friend in anus, every other kind of wicked uncleanness which is almost too disgusting to report, and the worship of the evil one. And that is why I shall bring down the flood onto the earth, and shall destroy everything, and the earth itself will collapse in great darkness.” Second Enoch states that perverse homosexual relationships were the main cause of the flood. Both Midrash Rabbah Genesis and the second book of Enoch state that God frowns on homosexuality in cultic prostitution, and in so-called “loving consensual” homosexual relationships. So don’t believe the liberal Christian theologians, gay-affirming churches and inclusionists. Homosexuality and same-sex marriage are an abomination in God’s eyesight.

What Does the Bible Say about Same Sex “marriage”?

The answer, according to the Bible, is that everyone inherently knows that homosexuality is immoral and unnatural, and the only way to suppress this inherent knowledge is by normalizing homosexuality and attacking any and all opposition to it. The best way to normalize homosexuality is by placing gay marriage/same-sex marriage on an equal plane with traditional opposite-gender marriage. Romans 1:18-32 illustrates this. The truth is known because God has made it plain. The truth is rejected and replaced with a lie. The lie is then promoted and the truth suppressed and attacked. The vehemence and anger expressed by many in the gay rights movement to any who oppose them is, in fact, an indication that they know their position is indefensible. Trying to overcome a weak position by raising your voice is the oldest trick in the debating book. There is perhaps no more accurate description of the modern gay rights agenda than Romans 1:31, “they are senseless, faithless, heartless, ruthless.”

To give sanction to gay marriage/same-sex marriage would be to give approval to the homosexual lifestyle, which the Bible clearly and consistently condemns as sinful. Christians should stand firmly against the idea of gay marriage/same-sex marriage. Further, there are strong and logical arguments against gay marriage/same-sex marriage from contexts completely separated from the Bible. One does not have to be an evangelical Christian to recognize that marriage is between a man and a woman.

According to the Bible, marriage is ordained by God to be between a man and a woman (Genesis 2:21-24; Matthew 19:4-6). Gay marriage/same-sex marriage is a perversion of the institution of marriage and an offense to the God who created marriage. As Christians, we are not to condone or ignore sin. Rather, we are to share the love of God and the forgiveness of sins that is available to all, including homosexuals, through Jesus Christ. We are to speak the truth in love (Ephesians 4:15) and contend for truth with “gentleness and respect” (1 Peter 3:15). As Christians, when we make a stand for truth and the result is personal attacks, insults, and persecution, we should remember the words of Jesus: “If the world hates you, keep in mind that it hated me first. If you belonged to the world, it would love you as its own. As it is, you do not belong to the world, but I have chosen you out of the world. That is why the world hates you” (John 15:18-19).

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Talk Wisdom: The Days of Noah and Lot

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9 Responses to “Matt Walsh: Dear Christians, Please, Please Stop Apologizing For Your Faith”

  1. Fr. Paul Lemmen Says:

    Heh, I am outspoken and unapologetic Orthodox Christian!

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  3. GMpilot Says:

    Well, that was a very long Bible study class! Welcome back, and I hope you actually learned something.

    Walsh is right: Christians should stop apologizing for their faith. It is unapologetic, and indefensible.

    Manny Pacquiao’s quote is pithy, but uninformed. Animals have been observed in homosexual behavior, but that always ends when a member of the opposite sex becomes available. Humans don’t always do that. That may make us more degenerate, I suppose, but then animals only fight over things that they can see, not things they dream of. Bears don’t pray to the Bear God for everlasting streams of salmon.
    But to compare other human beings to animals—well, that goes against the whole “we’re all children of God” propaganda. Define someone as less than human, and it becomes easy to treat them as less than human. No group of people has escaped this treatment, and one would think followers of the One True would not behave this way—yet they’re often the biggest advocates of it.

    CJW: It states in the Midrash Rabbah Genesis that Lot pleaded all night for mercy for the Sodomites, and that the angels permitted him to plead for them. But once the people said, “… bring them out [the angels] so we may have sex with them,” mercy ran out. The angels told Lot, “for now on you have no right to plead anymore.”
    Some scholars have claimed that the real sin of Sodom was their lack of compassion and hospitality. They were rich, they were prideful; they looked upon outsiders as less than dogs, and treated them harshly. In Old Testament writings there are no references to the destruction of Sodom as due to homosexual acts.
    Ezekiel makes it pretty clear what they’d done wrong:

    Now this was the sin of your sister Sodom: She and her daughters were arrogant, overfed and unconcerned; they did not help the poor and needy. They were haughty and did detestable things before me. Therefore I did away with them as you have seen. Samaria did not commit half the sins you did. You have done more detestable things than they, and have made your sisters seem righteous by all these things you have done. Bear your disgrace, for you have furnished some justification for your sisters. Because your sins were more vile than theirs, they appear more righteous than you. So then, be ashamed and bear your disgrace, for you have made your sisters appear righteous.
    –Eze 16:49~52 (NIV)

    It’s interesting that God’s ‘chosen’ find homosexuality so repugnant, yet see nothing wrong in Lot’s offer to let the mob outside his door rape his virgin daughters. Perhaps Josh Duggar should have used that dodge as a defense when his sin found him out.
    In our nation today there is a rising tide of hatred against “the other”. People of dusky or dark skin being fatally shot, often by the very people who are supposed to be enforcing the laws to protect them; politicians who seek the highest executive office calling for exclusion/deportation of many of these same people; disgruntled, “entitled” people who move onto land that does not belong to them, and claim it as their own; financial institutions that are larger and more influential than they were before the economic disaster they helped cause; people who have misread the martial words of Jesus and given them a 21st century upgrade. Compared to those, homosexuality is second-rate.
    I shall refrain about the incident that happened later, when the newly-widowed Lot was with his daughters in the wilderness. Suffice it to say that, if it had been in any other book, Christians would be the first to want it banned!

    It sounds very much as though Walsh was crying into his beer when he wrote this. I agree with him—never apologize for the truth, and be sure that it is the truth. Just be prepared when someone else’s truth collides with yours. I have to do that every time I post here.

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    • christinewjc Says:

      I was involved with family matters as well as the Bible study.

      The liberal “Christian” view always finds excuses for supporting homosexual behavior. The secular views of people like you may declare that they oppose the truth of the Bible on this issue, but they cannot replace or overcome the truth.

      The Bible verses in both the Old and New Testament are clear about the issue. No need to rehash our differences on that. Each person either agrees with God’s Word, or rejects it. I choose to agree with it. You choose to reject it.

      I don’t know any Christians who “see nothing wrong” with Lot’s offer to give his daughters to the sodomites in order to keep them from attempting to sodomize the angels. Sin is sin. That was also repugnant. However, Lot and his family did finally listen to the angels who told him and his family to leave Sodom. His wife looked back and we know what happened to her.

      In addition to all of the vitriol against Pacquiao,
      from the progressive hate mongers, WND reports that Nike fires legendary boxer for following Bible.

      The lbgq etc. lobby does not want equal rights. What they want is to silence those that disagree with their sinful, disgusting, and aberrant behaviors and they will do ANYTHING – including costing Christian business owners their livelihoods in order to punish them.

      You can squawk about your opinions on such issues all you want, GM. But your opinions do not overcome the truth of God’s Word now, on temporal earth; nor will your opinions count in eternity.

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  4. GMpilot Says:

    CJW: I was involved with family matters as well as the Bible study.
    I guessed that. But you left with the impression that you’d return and continue. Given your history of dropping threads, I should have known better.

    The liberal “Christian” view always finds excuses for supporting homosexual behavior.
    I think you know by now that I’m not a liberal Christian.
    The secular views of people like you may declare that they oppose the truth of the Bible on this issue, but they cannot replace or overcome the truth.
    The truth is, of course, that God hates people he supposedly created. Did Satan create gays, or was that something we learned by ourselves?

    The Bible verses in both the Old and New Testament are clear about the issue. No need to rehash our differences on that. Each person either agrees with God’s Word, or rejects it. I choose to agree with it. You choose to reject it.
    “So be it.” No, there’s no need to rehash our differences on that, and yet you couldn’t resist doing so.

    I don’t know any Christians who “see nothing wrong” with Lot’s offer to give his daughters to the sodomites in order to keep them from attempting to sodomize the angels. Sin is sin. That was also repugnant. However, Lot and his family did finally listen to the angels who told him and his family to leave Sodom. His wife looked back and we know what happened to her.
    I certainly don’t know of any Christians who condemn his offer. Do you?
    How about what happened later? According to legend, two new tribes were founded from a forbidden act. They had respect only because they could claim Lot as their ancestor—Lot, who was a nephew of Abraham himself. But no one condemns him for that sin. It seems that incest is far less deplorable than homosexuality to some people.

    The lbgq etc. lobby does not want equal rights. What they want is to silence those that disagree with their sinful, disgusting, and aberrant behaviors and they will do ANYTHING – including costing Christian business owners their livelihoods in order to punish them.
    Not that I approve of that, but…believers talk a lot about people ‘reaping what [they] sow’. How does it feel?

    You can squawk about your opinions on such issues all you want, GM. But your opinions do not overcome the truth of God’s Word now, on temporal earth; nor will your opinions count in eternity.
    Thank you for your consent, because I have to squawk now. On temporal earth, some others may hear and question, and in eternity, my opinions will count exactly as much as yours will—not one bit.

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    • christinewjc Says:

      FYI – when someone continues to rant on and on about the same misleading opinions it often becomes necessary to discontinue commenting. I have some time this morning so here are my responses.

      I know that you are not a liberal Christian. I was speaking to the wider audience that may click on this post and read it.

      Christine wrote:
      The secular views of people like you may declare that they oppose the truth of the Bible on this issue, but they cannot replace or overcome the truth.

      GM wrote in response:
      The truth is, of course, that God hates people he supposedly created. Did Satan create gays, or was that something we learned by ourselves?

      Christine’s response:

      Your little segue regarding the truth is more like a not-so-subtle avoidance of it. Stating that God “hates people He supposedly??? created” is a distraction from what I was sharing regarding the truth in the Bible on this topic.

      Homosexuality is learned behavior just like any other immoral behavior. I could share Bible verses that state that God wants to save homosexuals from their sin (just like He wants to save you and I from our sin) but I already know that would be a waste of time.

      I do know of Christians who have condemned Lot’s behavior. Many have been in Bible studies with me.

      There are no human beings who have ever lived (except for the Incarnate Jesus Christ) that were without sin. Therefore, your comparison of two types of sexual sin is moot.

      However, this fact is exactly why Jesus was born of a virgin by the power of the Holy Spirit and not through typical sexual means. He was born without sin so that He would be worthy to take the sins of the world upon Himself at the cross.

      There are lyrics from a worship song that say it better than I can:

      “A battle in the grave, the war on death was waged; the power of hell forever broken.”

      “Forever” by Kari Jobe (To the wider audience out there. This is one of my favorite worship songs!)
      “Forever” lyrics

      Christine wrote:
      You can squawk about your opinions on such issues all you want, GM. But your opinions do not overcome the truth of God’s Word now, on temporal earth; nor will your opinions count in eternity.

      GM wrote:

      Thank you for your consent, because I have to squawk now. On temporal earth, some others may hear and question, and in eternity, my opinions will count exactly as much as yours will—not one bit.

      Christine’s response:

      You are correct. Our opinions do not count in eternity – only God’s does. That is why I believe in the Gospel of Jesus Christ and the Word of God.

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      • GMpilot Says:

        So, I come back after a few days and find this. Okay, have at it.

        CJW: FYI – when someone continues to rant on and on about the same misleading opinions it often becomes necessary to discontinue commenting. I have some time this morning so here are my responses.
        I know that you are not a liberal Christian. I was speaking to the wider audience that may click on this post and read it.

        Oh, come on! I’ve never discontinued from your ranting on and on about the same misleading opinions.
        How about you let them click on the post and read it for themselves? You mean no one could tell by my words that I’m not a liberal Christian?! They need you to interpret what I said?

        Your little segue regarding the truth is more like a not-so-subtle avoidance of it. Stating that God “hates people He supposedly??? created” is a distraction from what I was sharing regarding the truth in the Bible on this topic.
        I didn’t stammer. I didn’t put all those question marks in there, and I stand by that statement, but don’t let it distract you now.

        Homosexuality is learned behavior just like any other immoral behavior. I could share Bible verses that state that God wants to save homosexuals from their sin (just like He wants to save you and I from our sin) but I already know that would be a waste of time.
        Share them anyway, for the sake of “the wider audience that may click on this post and read it”. Let them make up their own minds.

        I do know of Christians who have condemned Lot’s behavior. Many have been in Bible studies with me.
        I’m sure most Christians do condemn it. But most also prefer to focus on what Lot did before that happened. Trying to pimp one’s own daughters isn’t usually considered righteous either, but that’s defended fiercely, while the incestuous behavior goes unmentioned or excused.

        There are no human beings who have ever lived (except for the Incarnate Jesus Christ) that were without sin. Therefore, your comparison of two types of sexual sin is moot.
        However, this fact is exactly why Jesus was born of a virgin by the power of the Holy Spirit and not through typical sexual means. He was born without sin so that He would be worthy to take the sins of the world upon Himself at the cross.

        So I am told. I still have doubts.

        GM wrote:
        Thank you for your consent, because I have to squawk now. On temporal earth, some others may hear and question, and in eternity, my opinions will count exactly as much as yours will—not one bit.

        Christine’s response:
        You are correct. Our opinions do not count in eternity – only God’s does. That is why I believe in the Gospel of Jesus Christ and the Word of God.

        But I’m not in ‘eternity’. I am here, where my opinions do (sometimes) count. What I believe and do may not matter in your eternity, but they can make a great deal of difference in the here-and-now. I know you think that way too, or you wouldn’t be blogging. But if there is a god and he’s the supreme judge you believe he is, then he’ll be more interested in what you did, not what you believed.

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