Criminalizing Christianity

Former Arkansas Gov. Mike Huckabee.
Former Arkansas Gov. Mike Huckabee.

Former Arkansas Gov. Mike Huckabee.

I am not a big fan of the former Governor of Arkansas, Mike Huckabee, given the bailing on his call as a Christian minister in exchange for the reins of political advocacy and media expediency to advance his personal career.  That said, I would have to agree that he is correct by asserting that Christianity is on the fast track of being criminalized.

Of course, the basis of his assertion is the ramped up efforts by the homosexual lobby to make sure no one says a word about its deviant behavior.  It wants everyone to embrace what God calls an “abomination,” even if that means placing Christians in jail to do it.

According to Huckabee,

“If the courts rule that people have a civil right not only to be a homosexual but a civil right to have a homosexual marriage, then a homosexual couple coming to a pastor who believes in biblical marriage who says ‘I can’t perform that wedding’ will now be breaking the law,” he said. “It’s not just saying, ‘I’m sorry you have a preference.’ No, you will be breaking the law subject to civil for sure and possible criminal penalties for violating the law…. If you do practice biblical convictions and you carry them out and you do what you’ve been led by the spirit of God to do, your behavior will be criminal.”

There is an interesting bit of irony in all of this, however.  While the militant homosexual may eventually sway enough politicians and lawmakers into drawing up statutes to imprison Christians who reject homosexuality, the Bible makes it clear that those doing all the squawking are destined to spend eternity in a hellish prison.

The apostle Paul wrote to the Corinthians church, which had its share of homosexual persecutors, that the homosexual fit right in with a whole host of other tawdry characters (i.e. fornicators, idolaters, adulterers, drunks, and cheats), and then warned that such “shall not inherit the kingdom of God” (1 Cor. 6:9-10).

Well, if the homosexual who refuses to repent of his debauched sin will not inherit God’s kingdom, then the only alternative is hell and the Lake of Fire.

They are somber words for those who are not only fulfilling the prophetic words of Jesus, who taught that Christians would face persecution in the world, mainly because the world hates Jesus (Jn. 15:18-19), but damning words for those “looking for love in all the wrong places.”

About the Author

President, Christian Apologetics Project PhD Candidate, Northwest University (2018) MA Apologetics w/ Honors, BIOLA University (2005) ThM, Southwestern Baptist Theological Seminary (2003) MDiv, Southwestern Baptist Theological Seminary (2000) BA Pastoral Ministry & Bible, Baptist Bible College (1992)

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