May 17, 2022
One of the most clarifying messages Pastor Rogers preached on homosexuality is titled: Same-Sex Marriage and the Word of God.
In it, Pastor Rogers notes the following from both the Old Testament and the New Testament.
Excerpted from Message #2447 by Adrian Rogers:
I want you to see, first of all, that homosexuality in itself is a moral problem. Now, what does the Word of God have to say about homosexuality? Here it is, Leviticus 18, verse 22: “Thou shalt not lie with mankind, as with womankind: it is abomination.” Now, who said that? God said that. And to those who may want to quibble or argue with me or call me intolerant or call me a homophobe or whatever, I would ask you please to take it up with God and read this back to God and just simply say, “God, that is wrong. I don’t agree with that.”
Again, Romans chapter 1, verses 26 through 28. God speaks of His judgment upon an ancient civilization, and He says this: “For this cause God gave them up unto vile affections; for even their women did change the natural use unto that which is against nature. And likewise also the men, leaving the natural use of the woman, burned in their lust one toward another, men with men working that which is unseemly, and receiving in themselves that recompense of their error which was meet, or fitting.” That is, these kicks have a kickback. They receive in themselves that recompense of their error.
“And even as they did not like to retain God in their knowledge, God gave them over to a reprobate mind, to do those things which are not convenient, or not fitting.” It is a reprobate mind that argues for this lifestyle. And the reason that people argue for this lifestyle is they do not like to retain God in their mind.
And in another message, Pastor Rogers encouraged us that we need to preach against liquor but love the bartender, preach against pornography but learn to love the pornographer, and preach against homosexuality, but that we’d better love the homosexual. “Be angry but sin not.” Not against persons.