Luke 16:15 says, “You are they which justify yourselves before men; but God knoweth your hearts: for that which is highly esteemed among men is abomination in the sight of God.” Abomination is a thing that causes disgust or hatred. A search of the Bible will tell the reader there are a number of things that God hates. Seven of them are listed in Proverbs 6:16-19.
What really matters is this—does one really want to be tolerant of the things that God hates? Believers would most certainly say, “No.” Those who hold no real connection to God could say, “No” based on moral values or the way they’ve been raised. And, yet, in our present world, we are witnessing laws being enacted forcing tolerance of those very things God finds an abomination.
“Last night at open session of the school board it came across the desk of the school board right over here.” Pastor Josh said, pointing his finger. “The way we voted on it was that the boys should go in the boys’ bathroom and the girls in the girls’ bathroom.”
“Can I tell you that is not the way that it is everywhere. That’s not even the way they really wanted us to vote. I don’t need a man in the bathroom with my 8th grade daughter. Only if something is bad wrong and she’s in need of help. God has made us who we are, let’s be who we are. God has done it. Both man and woman are made by God and are equally special to God. Be what God made you. And don’t back up on that. It would be like saying God done the wrong thing. God doesn’t make mistakes.”
Abomination is a strong word and elicits a powerful response. If God calls something an abomination, does one really want to quarrel with Him? Two passages to ponder. Hebrews 4:12: For the word of God is quick, and powerful and sharper than any two-edged sword, piercing even to the dividing asunder of the soul and spirit and of the joints and marrow, and it a discerner of the thoughts and intents of the heart. Philippians 2:14-15: Do all things without murmurings and disputings: That you may be blameless and harmless, the sons of God, without rebuke, in the midst of a crooked and perverse nation, among whom you shine as lights in the world.