Pastor Steve Smotherman has come under fire this week for his stand against Gov Suzanna Martinez appointing Doug Howe, an openly homosexual man, as the interim commissioner of the PRC.While the governor certainly has the right to appoint Mr. Howe and the governor is not bound by the state to observe the word of God, Pastor Smotherman has every right to criticize Gov Martinez for not keeping a standard we believed she held.
What has me especially worked up is the number of Christians and specifically pastors who have taken a stand against Pastor Smotherman in support of the gay lifestyle, stating that Jesus never mentioned or forbade homosexuality and out of love would have accepted everyone as they are. These people are not disciples of Jesus Christ and should they meet Him face to face, would soon label Him a right wing homophobic bigot.
Our Lord Jesus Christ, Yeshua HaMachiach, lived out His earthly ministry as a Torah observant Jewish rabbi. He stated plainly that He did not come to destroy the Torah, God’s holy word, but that He was the living fulfillment of it. Our Lord did not mention homosexuality because He lived among a people whose passion was to live the Torah and argue it’s finer points.
Jesus also did not mention other sexually deviant behavior because it did not need to be addressed. It is time for pastors to either stand for God’s word with Jesus or go find another god made in their image, because they certainly are not followers of Jesus Christ if they condone such lawless (against God’s instruction) behavior.
By the way, I should point out that Doug Howe has every right to live as he pleases, as do we all. But, there is a very real consequence to the choices we make. It all depends on whether the God of the bible is true or false.