Three days ago Tim Cook decided to tell the planet that he is a sodomite.
Tim Cook took Steve Jobs place at the head of Apple, in case you didn't know. Jobs died a couple years ago.
Cook made his "momentous" revelation in a weird essay published in Business Week.
While I have never denied my sexuality, I haven’t publicly acknowledged it either, until now. So let me be clear: I’m proud to be gay, and I consider being gay among the greatest gifts God has given me.God has given me. Really? God.
He doesn't say in the essay whether it was the same God you and I know. He chooses to completely ignore theology, the Bible and religion in his essay -- other than to claim that God gives the gift of "gayness."
Unlike Cook, Paul the Apostle wasn't the guru of his culture's sexiest computer maker. But he wasn't a nobody either. And he knew something about God.
In a little letter he penned that may actually be more well known and loved than the iPhone Paul reveals in specific language some disqualifications for membership in the Kingdom of God, among them ... men who have sex with men. Cook's despicable hunger for sodomy is many things. We can all rest assured that none of those things can be construed as a "gift from God."
Also instructive is the context into which Paul places his unequivocal condemnation of sodomy.
Wrongdoers will not inherit the kingdom of God. Do not be deceived: Neither the sexually immoral nor idolaters nor adulterers nor men who have sex with men nor thieves nor the greedy nor drunkards nor slanderers nor swindlers will inherit the kingdom of God.Sex is a pretty important topic in Christianity and the Bible. Three of these nine sins have to do with human sexuality. While this prioritization makes sense Cook's flimsy reasoning doesn't.
The writer of another New Testament letter, Jude, wrote:
In a similar way, Sodom and Gomorrah and the surrounding towns gave themselves up to sexual immorality and perversion. They serve as an example of those who suffer the punishment of eternal fire.Contrast this with Cook:
Being gay has given me a deeper understanding of what it means to be in the minority and provided a window into the challenges that people in other minority groups deal with every day. It’s made me more empathetic, which has led to a richer life. It’s been tough and uncomfortable at times, but it has given me the confidence to be myself, to follow my own path, and to rise above adversity and bigotry.While it is true that "gays" number less than three percent, it has been awhile since widespread acceptance of their "lifestyle" has been a minority issue -- at least in New England. A majority of Maine voters legalized the forced acceptance of sodomy and transgendering on the entire population in 2005. Voters followed that absurdity with the forced implementation of sodomy based marriage in 2012.
The dictionary definition of empathetic is to show a ready comprehension of another's state. I won't argue that Cook isn't fully capable of showing a ready comprehension of a worldly person's state. He doesn't, however, have a clue about a Christian's state.
The idea that children are to be indoctrinated into a sodomy-accepting state by publicly funded organizations is pure evil to the Christian. It is a very serious matter. Cook is willfully oblivious so that he can play this petty sexual orientation game of his.
The problem for all of us is that Tim Cook isn't hurting only himself. Apple is a much loved brand all over the world. It creates beautiful expensive devices that many people choose to covet. Apple is more than a company. Apple inspires.
It doesn't, however, inspire like Jesus. He says:
Whoever wants to be my disciple must deny themselves and take up their cross and follow me.And Paul observed:
For just as we share abundantly in the sufferings of Christ, so also our comfort abounds through Christ.
Tim Cook is a "progressive." Truly he has taken a bite from the Apple, and he believes with his whole heart that he is helping humanity progress. The opposite is, of course, true.
Satan is the father of lies. He is a deceiver. His attack is aimed at the heart of humanity. I can't think of a more effective way to destroy humanity than to cause the exaltation of sexual pleasure -- especially the act of sodomy.
The exact opposite of the once bitten Apple is what Jesus gives.
The glorious Gospel of Life.