“I want to warn this great body of priesthood against that great sin of Sodom and Gomorrah, which has been labeled as a sin second only in seriousness to the sin of murder. I speak of the sin of adultery, which, as you know, was the name used by the Master as he referred to unlicensed sexual sins of fornication as well as adultery; and besides this, the equally grievous sin of homosexuality, which seems to be gaining momentum with social acceptance in the Babylon of the world, of which Church members must not be a part.
While we are in the world, we must not be of the world. Any attempts being made by the schools or places of entertainment to flaunt sexual perversions, which can do nothing but excite to experimentation, must find among the priesthood in this church a vigorous and unrelenting defense through every lawful means that can be employed.
The common judges of Israel, our bishops and stake presidents, must not stand by and fail to apply disciplinary measures within their jurisdiction, as set forth plainly in the laws of the Lord and procedures as set forth in plain and simple instructions that cannot be misunderstood. Never must we allow supposed mercy to the unrepentant sinner to rob the justice upon which true repentance from sinful practices is predicated” (Harold B. Lee, Gen Conf, Oct 1972, Admonitions For the Priesthood of God)
The world today would have us believe that we should not make a big deal over violations of the law of chastity, and when it comes to homosexuality, they want us to embrace this grievous sin out of a counterfeit version of “love”.
The prophet Alma loved his sons, and because he loved his sons, he had to call them to repentance and warn them of the grievous nature of their sins and what would happen if they did not repent.
Alma’s son Corianton was, in today’s vernacular, a “player”, having had sexual encounters with women he was not married to. Explaining the grave nature of this sin, Alma told his son:
“Know ye not, my son, that these things are an abomination in the sight of the Lord; yea, most abominable above all sins save it be the shedding of innocent blood or denying the Holy Ghost?” (Alma 39:5)
Alma wasn’t the type of dad to just harp on his sons for every little thing, but Alma had to warn his son of the consequences of his actions, out of love, to help his son overcome and return to the presence of God. Alma explained:
“I would to God that ye had not been guilty of so great a crime. I would not dwell upon your crimes, to harrow up your soul, if it were not for your good. But behold, ye cannot hide your crimes from God; and except ye repent they will stand as a testimony against you at the last day. Now my son, I would that ye should repent and forsake your sins, and go no more after the lusts of your eyes, but cross yourself in all these things; for except ye do this ye can in nowise inherit the kingdom of God. Oh, remember, and take it upon you, and cross yourself in these things.” (Alma 39:7-9)
Sexual sin is next to murder and if we are to show love for others, we must warn them about the consequences of their actions.
Some would have us think that our thoughts cannot condemn us, and simply having unchaste, including homosexual, thoughts, is not a sin. The scriptures correct this false doctrine https://newsroom.churchofjesuschrist.org/official-statement/same-gender-attraction .
The wise proverb tells us,
“For as he thinketh in his heart” Proverbs 23:7
The Savior Himself in His mortal ministry warned us that our thoughts were on par with our actions as well when He said,
“Ye have heard that it was said by them of old time, Thou shalt not commit adultery: But I say unto you, That whosoever looketh on a woman to lust after her hath committed adultery with her already in his heart” (Matthew 5:27–28).
The sin of adultery and sodomy is so grievous that when Gods prophet is the head of the earthly government, the sin is punishable with death! (Leviticus 18:22-23, 20:10, 13)
Sodomy is serious because it is a sign that a Satanic conspiracy has infiltrated your society. Though those engaged in the conspiracy may be married, a sign/token of a conspirator is sodomy as we see in Moses 5:51,
“For, from the days of Cain, there was a secret combination, and their works were in the dark, and they knew every man his brother.”
Sexual relations, as has been published here numerous times before https://faithfulsaints.com/?s=”birth+control“, is for the purpose of procreation, and God has placed the responsibility of raising children with the limits of marriage between man and woman. Sexual relations that do not bring forth children, the Apostle Paul says is “unnatural” (Romans 1:26-27).
The Satanic lie that we “shouldn’t judge” and that we should only “love” (meaning accept evil) is creeping its way into the Church and we must understand that doctrine so that we do not fall for this pernicious falsehood.
In a revelation from the Lord to Joseph Smith we learn it is the duty of all who hold the office of a Teacher to “see there is no iniquity in the Church” (D&C 20:53-54). How are the Teachers going to make sure there is no iniquity if they aren’t allowed to judge or are to accept wicked behavior as normal?
Whole nations have been taken down by sexual sin!
President Joseph Fielding Smith said”
“Chastity is fundamental to our life and to our civilization. If the race becomes unchaste, it will perish. Immorality has been basic t the destruction of mighty nations of the past; it will bring to dust the mighty nations of the present. Every one of us who instructs our youth in whatever place or position, and in whatever capacity, must teach the young people of today to abstain from unchastity.” (CR, Oct. 1938, p. 137.)
Dr. J. D. Unwin, Historian of the Cambridge University, made a study of eighty civilizations ranging over a period of four-thousand years and concluded that a society either chooses sexual promiscuity and decline, or sexual discipline and creative energy. Writes Dr. Unwin: ‘Any human society is free to choose either to display great energy, or to enjoy sexual freedom, the evidence is that they cannot do both for more than one generation.'” (Excerpt from Sin, Sex and Self-Control by Dr. Norman Vincent Peale, pp. 49, 53-56.)
What REAL love is!
God is love and He cast out a third part of His children (Rev 12, Moses 4:3), Killing the entire human race except one man, his wife and some of his kids (Gen 6), ordered the killing of men, women, children & animals (Joshua 6:21), kill a defenseless man (1 Nephi 4:13), called religious leaders “children of hell” (Matthew 23:15) and so on. Yet, it is said God “is love” (1 John 4), clearly what we see today as “love” is a Satanic counterfeit and is actually the method Satan is using to destroy Gods children.
The scriptures say that whom the Lord loves, He chastens:
“Yea, wo unto this people who are called the people of Nephi except they shall repent, when they shall see all these signs and wonders which shall be showed unto them; for behold, they have been a chosen people of the Lord; yea, the people of Nephi hath he loved, and also hath he chastened them; yea, in the days of their iniquities hath he chastened them because he loveth them.” (Helaman 15:3)
“For whom the Lord loveth he chasteneth, and scourgeth every son whom he receiveth.” (Heb 12:6)
“Verily, thus saith the Lord unto you whom I love, and whom I love I also chasten that their sins may be forgiven, for with the chastisement I prepare a way for their deliverance in all things out of temptation, and I have loved you—Wherefore, ye must needs be chastened and stand rebuked before my face” (D&C 95:1-2)
Helping others repent and come unto Christ IS love. It is hate to allow them to continue in their sins without reproof or chastisement.
We must stand against the sin of sodomy and unnatural affection including all forms of unchastity if we are to be called the people of God.
Homosexuality is not just a sign of a satanic conspiracy. Homosexuality is the foundation for all secret combinations. When we see these things not being condemned, but embraced in society and religious institutions, we know that the Secret Combinations are gaining in power and influence.