I never thought I would write about Elton John in my blog. Since the singer has made news this last couple of days I find that I am compelled to set the record straight. Pity that Mr. John won’t get a chance to read this blog. I can’t help but believe he would be extremely enlightened and benefited if he were so privileged.
It should come as no surprise that most people who speak on biblical issues who have not, read the bible, nor studied an issue in its proper context. The singer may have read the bible at one time or many times. I am certainly not privy to his habits. However, since he does not possess the Holy Spirit he has no “unction” or “anointing” within him to teach and convict him of what is truth or what is lies.
I take issue with his comment, “If Jesus Christ was alive today, I cannot see him, as the Christian person that he was and the great person that he was, saying this could not happen,” John said. “He was all about love and compassion and forgiveness and trying to bring people together. And that is what the Church should be about.”
First of all, he is obviously ignorant of the fact that Jesus Christ is alive today. He is alive and is seated at the right hand of the Father.
Second, Jesus Christ was not just a person, nor was he just a great person. He is both man and God. John has no idea of what theological necessity the hypo-static union of the God-man is.
Third, God is love, and as God and as perfect man, Jesus Christ revealed perfect love. What Mr. Elton John does not know is that the perfect love revealed by Christ, spoken of by Christ, taught by Christ, and exemplified does not nullify sin but loves in spite of sin. This great love also includes the plan and the means of satisfying the wrath of God against sin. This love Mr. John is so fond of and relies upon to justify his sin is not a love that after finding a man in sin, leaves a man in that sin.
Fourth, it was God the Father that determined homosexuality to be a sin. As God’s Son, the perfect God-man would never violate the character, nature, and standards of His Holy Father. Therefore, as Jesus demonstrated His love by His sacrificial death, He never contradicted the will and the standards of God.
The love of God, the compassion of God, and the forgiveness of God is available to those who repent of their sin. It is not available to those who want to remain in their sin. It is not available to those who want to “legitimize,” “legalize,” or “liberalize sin.”
Finally, the true church is compassionate, loving, and forgiving. However, all that the church is in these things, they are so in their proper context. The true church is all about magnifying, revealing, and imitating the Holy character of God. The true church is not about bringing people together in their sin.
Sorry, Mr. Elton John, you are patently incorrect in your understanding of the God-man Jesus Christ. I implore you to reject the philosophy of this world, repent of your sin, and turn to the Lord Jesus Christ and cry out for forgiveness. Otherwise, you will discover both the truth and the reality of your ignorance at the Great White Throne Judgment.