That’s why I highly doubt his “divorce” is driven by proper motives – that it’s an actual act of repentance.
To be sure, none of us are without sin; and certainly none are less valuable in God’s eyes than any other. But Christ did command us to repent of our sins and to “go and sin no more.” Not only has Robinson refused to repent of his homosexual behavior, which is unambiguously condemned throughout both the Old and New Testaments as sexual sin; he has further rebelled against God by leading astray countless of his flock who suffer from similar temptation.
A fancy white robe and tall priestly hat does not a man of God make. Robinson may or may not be a believer as he claims. Only he and God know that for sure. But what we do know is this: based upon his frequent association with anti-Christian groups like the Human Rights Campaign and the National Gay and Lesbian Task Force, and in light of his ongoing counter-Christian sexual crusade, Gene Robinson is little more than a radical homosexual activist in a clergyman’s clothing. In fact, his heretical rebellion against God’s express natural order, coupled with his selfish refusal to surrender his pulpit after desecrating it, has, as notes the AP, almost single-handedly devastated the U.S. Episcopal Church.
While addressing his sexual appetite for men, Robinson once said, “I believe in my heart that the church got it wrong about homosexuality.”
That’s why Christ admonishes us to place His word above that which we feel in our hearts. As Scripture warns: “The heart is deceitful above all things.”
All of this said, I do feel sorry for Gene Robinson. I feel compassion for him. He’s a broken and hurting man who has allowed lust to rule his life. He’s especially hurting right now, I suppose. I encourage all true followers of Christ to pray for Gene Robinson. Pray for the wife and children he left for a lie. Pray that both he and Mark Andrew will repent, “go and sin no more,” and come to a genuine relationship with Christ Jesus.
Without this repentance and subsequent relationship with the Lord of the universe, these two men are lost.
Without it, we all are.
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