It is amazing to see the lengths which some will go in order to justify the homosexual lifestyle. Theological revisionists are doing their best to distort, lie and pervert the clear teachings of the Bible and to change the longstanding principles of our faith.
Whenever any Seventh-day Adventist media ministry, independent or otherwise, begins to tell you that homosexual relationships are all right and that God is fully supportive of it, you can be sure that a religious fraud is being perpetrated and that people are being led astray.
Such efforts deserve no support, no encouragement, and no endorsement. They are false teachers doing the work of the enemy, not God’s. Pray that maybe one day their eyes may be opened before it’s too late.
Here is part of what Adventist Today published in an article on August 4, 2019 and quoted in its entirety:
“The Bible does not condemn committed homosexual relationships, because it never contemplates such a thing. I was impressed by this statement from pastor and psychologist Dr. Smuts van Rooyen: “If you go beyond proof-texting, you’ll see that what the Bible authors opposed is homosexuality as a means of idol worship. … Every reference to homosexuality in the Bible has to do with pagan worship, not to loving, monogamous, and faithful persons who seek to live out the implications of the gospel as a faithful heterosexual couple would.”
This has got to be one of the most anti-intellectual, clueless and misleading statements I have read in a long time. We expect atheists and militant homosexual activists to express this kind of blatant biblical illiteracy. But for a so-called Seventh-day Adventist media ministry to exalt worldly humanism above the clear teachings of God’s word – this is utterly tragic.
The comments were apparently as advise to an adventist lady who wanted to come out to her local church as being a lesbian.
Dear Aunt Sevvy,
I am 23 years old, Adventist, and I’m finally admitting to myself that I’m a lesbian. I want to come out but I don’t think my local church would accept me. I’m even more afraid to tell my parents: they have always held a hard line about homosexuality and even if they don’t reject me I know that this will hurt them deeply, especially since they believe homosexuality is a choice. What now?
Signed, Likes GirlsThis was her message.
The Aunty goes ahead to add
Homosexuality is something that you are, not something that you choose. Even if you aren’t in a romantic relationship, your preference for the gender of the person you would have a relationship with is often quite clear to you.
In essence implying God created some people homosexual and went ahead to condemn the behavior.
So if the Bible doesn’t condemn “committed homosexual relationships” then where are the God-approved “committed homosexual relationships” found in the Bible? Name one homosexual relationship in the Bible that was sanctioned by God? Where are all the examples in the Bible of same-sex relationships by men or women who were faithful to God? There’s not one.
David, Abraham, Jacob and every other faithful man found in the Bible we’re in loving heterosexual relationships. Which of the patriarchs, prophets, apostles, watchmen, kings, elders, judges, scribes, rabbis or priests were in a “committed homosexual relationship?” There wasn’t any. They all had wives, and we can name their wives. The truth is that the Bible doesn’t condone homosexuality; it denounces it:
Leviticus 18:22, 23; Leviticus 20:13, 15, 16; Deuteronomy 23:17; Deuteronomy 27:21; Judges 19:22; 1 Kings 14:24; 1 Kings 15:12; 1 Kings 22:46; 2 Kings 23:7; Romans 1:24, 26, 27; 1 Corinthians 6:9; 1 Timothy 1:9,10; Jude 1:7.
Dr. Smuts van Rooyen, who is quoted above by Adventist Today, is a former Seventh-day Adventist pastor who was fired from Andrews University.  He also had his ministerial ordination revoked by the church for denying our historic teachings on 1844, the investigative judgment, the 2,300 day prophecy and other fundamental beliefs.  And this pro-homosexual apostate is the expert that Adventist Today uses? How sad.
There would be no confusion on this subject if we would allow the Bible to interpret itself; but because of the inability of so many to engage in basic logic, basic reasoning and basic thinking when studying the Bible; we will look at the entire chapter of Leviticus 18. By analyzing the entire chapter we can debunk the other false charge of Dr. Smuts van Rooyen when he says that people use “proof-texting” (out of context verses) to establish God’s disapproval of homosexuality.
In Leviticus Chapter 18 God warns His people against following the customs and practices of the “Egyptians” and the “Canaanites” (Leviticus 18:1-3). So what were these practices? Let’s allow the Bible to tell us what they were.
- Incest – sexual relationships with relatives. Leviticus 18:6-19 describes all the different family members that we are forbidden to marry.
- Adultery – Leviticus 18:20.
- Child Sacrifice – Leviticus 18:21.
- Homosexuality – Leviticus 18:22.
- Beastiality or sexual relationships with animals – Leviticus 18:23.
Then in Leviticus 18:24-30 God goes on to warn the nation of Israel that these are the 5 cardinal sins that defile the land and these were the sins that caused the Canaanites to be “cast out” of the land. Therefore, God commanded His people to reject these “Egyptian” and “Canaanite” customs and instead embrace His commandments. Remember, Sodom and Gomorrah were cities in the land of Canaan.
Incest, adultery, child sacrifice (abortion), homosexuality and bestiality are all immoral under any and all circumstances. But Adventist Today is falsely claiming that if you can somehow remove homosexuality from the context of “idol worship” that this will make homosexuality acceptable to God.
Adventist Today is promoting the acceptance of homosexuality on the basis of human reasoning and philosophy and not on a plain “Thus saith the Lord.” They are saying that homosexuality can be justified as long as we remove it from the pagan, idol-worshiping context and place it into a loving, committed Christian context. More on this on the Advent Messenger.