It seems to me that homosexuality is testing the church – poke at a people and see what comes out. The church in North America has been riding on its laurels for a long time.
In many ways we’ve looked good from the outside, like we are all put together or something (this has always been the goal has it not?)
Each Sunday our clothes are pressed, our shoes are shined, our worship is not too much not too little; we’ve got our culture neatly presented.
And in this there is a stability and a gladness that makes for growth and we have all benefited from this.
Yet here comes open acceptance of homosexuality and out of the mouths and hearts of well-cast Christians flows hatred, contempt, bigotry – the jig is up.
We are being revealed for what we truly are.
Not only are gays and lesbians coming out of the closet but its forcing Christians to come out of the closet.
Screaming damnations reveal our hearts for what is truly there.
God uses everything. Perhaps he’s using homosexuality to reveal our hearts and our understanding of him.
Not too sure we are passing this test.