|Jason Collins - Believes having sex with other men is a Christian Value|
|Chris Broussard - believes dedication to any particular sin is not supported by Jesus & the Bible|
- "Personally I don't believe that you can live an openly homosexual
lifestyle or an openly premarital sex between heterosexuals. If you're
openly living that type of lifestyle, the Bible says you know them by
their fruits, it says that's a sin," Broussard said on ESPN Monday. "If
you're openly living in unrepentant sin, whatever it may be, not just
homosexuality, adultery, fornication, premarital sex between
heterosexuals, whatever it may be. I think that's walking in open
rebellion to God and to Jesus Christ."
The analyst went on to question Collins' Christianity amid the debate.
"I would not characterize that person as a Christian because I don't think the Bible would characterize them as a Christian," Broussard said.
- "You have to hand it to Chris Broussard: He's not one to back down in the face of controversy."
In the midst of this attention given to Chris Broussard for comments many are referring to as bigoted and intolerant, it should be remembered that what he has stated thus far is the Truth. He has not stated anything to my knowledge that is not specifically and clearly supported by the Bible. And for the professing Christian, this is ultimately what you base your life on, the written and preserved revelation of God, His Words, Thoughts and Ways to mankind. Without it, position taken on any and all issues of life are nothing more than the thoughts and opinions of men and subject to change with the whims of men.
This Truth is what ultimately got Jesus nailed to a Roman Cross. From the first time he stood to speak in the local synagogue and quote from Isaiah, they tried to end His life. And He warned His Disciples and his followers to come that this World would hate them just as it hated Him first.
So, the turmoil that surrounds Chris Broussard and his speaking the Truth are nothing surprising. It's part of the territory of following Jesus according to what He has revealed to us about Life. Broussard seems to be exhibiting the peace that Jesus promised his Followers who trust in Him in the midst of emotional turmoil. The vital fact that must be remembered is that this turmoil has happened only because the Truth has been faithfully spoken by Chris Broussard, a Truth that did not originate with him, a Truth that is not always welcome by the World.