The apostle Paul knew some who were enchained by these sins, but loved them too much not tell them the truth: “Be not deceived” . . . those who do such things “shall not inherit the kingdom of God.” 1 Corinthians 6:9-11. Paul said, “And such WERE some of you.” He did not advocate accepting such into membership. If a believer persisted in deliberate, open sin, Paul said “With such a one no not to eat.” Paul knew the truth and deliverance in our Savior’s words, “Ye shall know the truth and the truth shall set you free.” It is TRUTH that sets one free, not a lie that says, “You shall not surely die.” It is love that dares to tell the truth!
Our very time is described in Testimonies, volume 5, pages 209 and 210. We as Seventh-day Adventists must not be among those who “try to throw a cloak over the existing evil, and excuse the great wickedness everywhere prevalent.” We must be God’s humble, peculiar people, who truly love and care about souls, who have “a soul anguish, which is expressed in lamentation and weeping, reproofs and warnings. . .those who have a zeal for God’s honor and a love for souls will not hold their peace to obtain favor of any. Their righteous souls are vexed day by day with the unholy works and conversation of the unrighteous. They are powerless to stop the rushing torrent of iniquity, and hence they are filled with grief and alarm.”
“Our only safety is to stand as God’s peculiar people. We must not yield one inch to the customs and fashions of this degenerate age, but stand in moral independence, making no compromise with its corrupt and idolatrous practices.” Child Guidance 449.
This from the Spirit of Prophecy makes the truth unmistakable:
" . . .the earth is fast becoming a Sodom. The Sodomitish practices which brought the judgment of God upon the world, and caused it to be deluged with water, and which caused Sodom to be destroyed by fire, are fast increasing. We are nearing the end. God has borne long with the perversity of mankind, but their punishment is no less certain. Let those who profess to be the light of the world, depart from all iniquity." RH Nov. 10, 1884.
"Not one particle of Sodomitish impurity will escape the wrath of God at the execution of the judgment. Those who do not repent of and forsake all uncleanness will fall with the wicked. Those who become members of the royal family and form God’s kingdom in the earth made new, will be saints, not sinners. TSB 119.
“Sodomitish Impurity. Oh, how disgusted is God with the tame, lifeless, Christless efforts made by some of those who profess to be His servants! God’s work must be carried forward strongly and upward. This cannot be done unless the sensuality that corrupts the whole man is separated from the religious experience. This work must be done.” TSB 119
If Kinship is using its influence to excuse sin, we can know that the Lord is not in this organization. “He that turneth away his ear from hearing the law, even his prayer shall be abomination.” Proverbs 28:9.
“Whatever contradicts God’s Word, we may be sure proceeds from Satan.” PP 55.