Do You Have a False Identity?
It’s barely past midnight when the luxurious Orient Express becomes snowbound . . . stopped in its tracks for six days. By morning, an American passenger lies dead in his compartment, stabbed once in the back. As Agatha Christie penned it, twelve people—not who they claim to be—seek to throw the fastidious sleuth Hercule Poirot off track.
Murder on the Orient Express has long been one of the world’s most intriguing murder mysteries: a stranded train… 12 false identities… so-called strangers, yet all 12 had conspired to stab their victim in the exact same place. The victim? The murderer of the Charles Lindbergh baby. All 12 had close ties to the Lindbergh family—nursemaid, chauffeur, family friend—and all wanted revenge. Each adopted a different identity to escape being caught in their crime of murderous passion. If Poirot had followed the many red herrings each of the characters threw his way, the truth would have never been known.
Fiction is one thing; fact is another. If you want to live in the light of truth, investigate yourself: Are you clinging to misplaced passions that have caused you to adopt a false identity? Are you listening to the gay churches, militant groups, and political lobbyists that condone homosexuality? Maybe you have come to the wrong conclusion and have become another “case of mistaken identity.” If so, you need truth—the Lord’s truth. After all, Jesus said,
“You will know the truth, and the truth will set you free.” -John 8:32
Q: “Is homosexuality ‘natural’ for some people?”
Homosexuality could be considered “natural” just as sin is natural for a sinner. Thus, unnatural behavior can actually feel natural to those with unnatural cravings. The Bible is not ambiguous on this point. It unequivocally states that sexual relations between members of the same sex are unnatural, shameful, and a perversion of His creation.
“God gave them up in the lusts of their hearts to impurity, to the dishonoring of their bodies among themselves, because they exchanged the truth about God for a lie and worshiped and served the creature rather than the Creator, who is blessed forever! Amen. For this reason God gave them up to dishonorable passions. For their women exchanged natural relations for those that are contrary to nature; and the men likewise gave up natural relations with women and were consumed with passion for one another, men committing shameless acts with men and receiving in themselves the due penalty for their error.” -Romans 1:24–27
Q: “I really love my homosexual partner. How can I hurt someone I love so much by leaving the relationship?”
Selfless love always seeks the highest good for the one who is loved. If you really love someone, how can you bring God’s condemnation on that person?
“Faithful are the wounds of a friend; profuse are the kisses of an enemy.” -Proverbs 27:6
Key Verse to Memorize
“I am the LORD, the God of all flesh. Is anything too hard for me?” -Jeremiah 32:27