Vicky Beeching is fighting the Church to accept LGBT+.  She should instead be fighting her particular temptation, which is lesbianism.  She is unwilling to change her lifestyle to bring it in line with the teachings of Scripture and the Lord Jesus Christ.  Instead, she wants the Church to deviate from Scripture in order to allow sin to have dominion over it as well as over her.  The Bible is being rewritten so that Romans 6:14 is “Sin shall have dominion over you”.

Vicky is a former ‘Evangelical’ worship leader.  She is a religious commentator and is a supporter of gay marriage.  She has written a book called “Undivided”[i].  Commenting on the book, Rob Bell states: “This is why Vicky Beeching is so inspiring—she's not just commentating, or offering theological perspectives, or timely opinions here, she's showing us in flesh and blood what hope looks like.”

The Reception of Deception

I thought it was a well-known fact for some years, but the write up about her book suggests that it was comparatively recent (2015) at the age of thirty-five that Vicky ‘came out’ confessing to the world that she was gay – “Despite losing so much she gained far more: she was finally able to live from a place of wholeness, vulnerability, and authenticity.  She finally found peace.  What's more, Vicky became a champion for others, fighting for LGBT equality in the church and in the corporate sector.  Her courageous work is creating change in the US and the UK, as she urges people to celebrate diversity, live authentically, and become ‘undivided’”.  On Sky News she discussed how she would like to become a minister but is fearful to do so.  Instead, she will wait until gay ministers in the church are allowed to get married.  That is Vicky’s ‘hope’, and the hope that Rob Bell endorses.  When the Church is far enough away from the teachings of Jesus all hell will rejoice.  The demons in hell will rejoice over one sinner that reaffirms their sin in the name of Jesus.

The fear of someone or something different is the argument put forward for not accepting LGBT+.  Homophobia.  Those that believe Scripture and oppose the lifestyle of gays do so because they are homophobic, relying on broken stereotypes and judgments.  She writes, “People I’d known my entire life suddenly saw me as different because my orientation did not match theirs.”  It has become the standard argument and the PC doctrine of those seeking to turn the world from the truth of God to the doctrine and ways of fallen man.  Vicky’s arguments seek to persuade the reader of the compatibility of homosexual acts with Christian teaching.  She appears to believe that the church is progressing in its understanding of what the Bible teaches and what God desires of us.  Arguments in the ‘Christian’ LGBT+ ‘camp’ sometimes go along the lines of… If we could just understand how loving and genuine they are, and how much they love Jesus, we would understand that they are as much Christian as the rest of us, and we would accept them for who and what they are.  But Jesus said, “Anyone who loves Me will obey My teaching” (John 14:23).  He didn’t say, anyone who loves Me can rewrite the Bible and reinterpret it to comply with their lifestyle.  In contradiction to the teaching of Scripture Vicky writes: “Just as the Gentiles could fully join God’s family, now LGBT people could too.  Just as non-kosher food is now sanctified, now gay sex is ‘clean and holy.’”  Shocking though it will be to some, not everyone who calls on the name of the Lord will be saved… “Not everyone who says to Me, ‘Lord, Lord,’ will enter the kingdom of heaven, but only he who does the will of My Father in heaven” (Matthew 7:21-22).  The following verse states – “And then I will declare to them, ‘I never knew you; DEPART FROM ME, YOU WHO PRACTICE LAWLESSNESS.’”   No matter how loving we appear to be, or however sincere we sound, it is obedience to His Word that is the litmus test.  If we love Him, we will obey Him.

When we choose to live out our sin rather than repent from it, we are saying that God is not able to deliver us.  We falsely assume that He has made us this way, so He must approve of what we do and of who we are.  It is a deception, and many are they that are deceived.  The ‘coming out’ that Jesus calls us to is the coming out of the apostate church and world – “Come out of her, my people, so that you will not participate in her sins…” (Revelation 18:4).  It is coming out from deception.  It is coming out from a sinful life to repentance and faith in Jesus Christ.  It is not ‘coming out’ declaring yourself to be gay, and that you are a fulfilled as an undivided individual now.  You are not undivided.  Your iniquities separate you from God (Isaiah 59:2).  Whatever you do to convince yourself otherwise, it is self-deception.  All is not well with your soul even if you have convinced yourself it is.  You are fighting against God and you are rejecting all that Jesus has accomplished for you on the Cross, and in His Resurrection.  Not only are you walking the path to Hell, but you are proclaiming false hope and deception to others to follow you on your road to destruction and fragmentation.  Satan will hold one captive in whatever way he can.  Peter said to Simon the sorcerer, “Repent, therefore, of your wickedness, and pray to the Lord. Perhaps He will forgive you for the intent of your heart.  For I see that you are poisoned by bitterness and captive to iniquity” (Acts 8:23).  Some versions have “captive to sin”.  You are not free in your lesbianism.  You are captive to sin.  You are not free in your homosexuality.  You are captive to sin.

Fight the Good Fight

Don’t embrace your sin as though it were your friend and lover; rather, “… let us throw off every encumbrance and the sin that so easily entangles; and let us run with endurance the race set out for us.  Let us fix our eyes on Jesus…” (Hebrews 12:1-2).  Jesus said “If your hand or your foot causes you to fall into sin, cut it off and throw it away.  It is better for you to enter life crippled or lame than to have two hands and two feet and be thrown into the eternal fire.  And if your eye causes you to fall into sin, gouge it out and throw it away.  It is better for you to enter life with one eye than to have two eyes and be thrown into the fire of hell” (Matthew 18:8-9).  When you embrace your sin, what embraces you are the tentacles of death!  The time will come when you will experience death’s sting.  This is a matter of eternal life or eternal damnation.  By feeling undivided, whole and secure in your sin, you are allowing yourself to be sucked into the black hole of Hell.

Blessings and shalom,

Malcolm [18.06.2018]