“There is absolutely no conflict with accepting who I am and following Jesus. God wants me to be healthy, authentic, whole, integrated and my truest self.” Trey Pearson
“Know ye not that the unrighteous shall not inherit the kingdom of God? Be not deceived: neither fornicators, nor idolaters, nor adulterers, nor effeminate, nor abusers of themselves with mankind, Nor thieves, nor covetous, nor drunkards, nor revilers, nor extortioners, shall inherit the kingdom of God. And such were some of you: but ye are washed, but ye are sanctified, but ye are justified in the name of the Lord Jesus, and by the Spirit of our God.” Apostle Paul
Trey Pearson, a professing Christian rock star, has come out as a homosexual after attempting to be a traditional family man. In an interview with Columbus Ohio’s (614) Magazine, Pearson, age 35, reveals how he fought against his homosexuality for years:
“I grew up in a very conservative Christian home where I was taught that my sexual orientation was a matter of choice, and had put all my faith into that. I had never before admitted to myself that I was gay, let alone to anyone else. I never wanted to be gay. I was scared of what God would think, and what all of these people I loved would think about me; so it never was an option for me. I have been suppressing these attractions and feelings since adolescence. I’ve tried my whole life to be straight. I married a girl, and I even have two beautiful little kids. My daughter, Liv, is six, and my son, Beckham, is two.”
This revelation from a popular singer of Christian music becomes a teachable moment.
First, there is a difference between a profession of authentic saving faith, and a possession of the same. The heart of the gospel is that God saves a person from the power and pollution of sin. If Trey Pearson has been saved, what has he been saved from? Certainly he has not been delivered from being a practicing homosexual. The Bible explains why Pearson persists in this behavior. Simply stated, Trey Pearson has no fear of God, no respect for the Bible, which is the Word of God, and he loves the sexual behavior of homosexuality. Pearson finds tremendous personal pleasure in this unnatural sexual activity. Pearson has found personal pleasure, support, and comfort in others who will join him in his journey in moral depravity (Rom. 1:12).
Second, Trey Pearson no longer believes the Bible. Like Eve in the Garden of Eden, somewhere along the line, Pearson began to doubt the Word of God. Today he denies the Bible. Pearson pretends there are only a “few” Scriptures which condemn this practice. Actually, there are many, but that is beside the point. God needs to speak only once to establish His law, and make known His will.
Third, Trey Pearson has stopped struggling against sin in his body to abandon himself to behavior which is injurious to himself, and to others. This is a conscious decision. Trey Pearson wants to share with the world his homosexuality. Pearson desires to have everyone accept him as he is, especially Christians. That is not going to happen among Christians who want to be like Jesus. The church cannot condone what God condemns. The church cannot call wrong, right. Every person is a sinner. Every sinner needs grace. Grace comes to those who acknowledge their sin, and turn from it. God does not leave people in their sin. He delivers them. Praise be to Christ “Who hath delivered us from the power of darkness, and hath translated us into the kingdom of his dear Son” (Co. 1:13).
There is something else. Trey Pearson has stopped trying to be a good soldier of the cross. He has stopped engagement in the spiritual battle of mortifying sin in his body (Rom. 8:13; Col. 3:5). He has embraced a particular form of sexual perversion with all of his heart, soul, and mind. He has, in biblical terms, become lawless in the sight of God. It is for all the Trey Pearsons in the world that the laws of God against homosexuality have been established.
“Knowing this, that the law is not made for a righteous man, but for the lawless and disobedient, for the ungodly and for sinners, for unholy and profane, for murderers of fathers and murderers of mothers, for manslayers, 10 For whoremongers, for them that defile themselves with mankind, for men-stealers, for liars, for perjured persons, and if there be any other thing that is contrary to sound doctrine” (1 Tim. 1:9).
It is one thing for a person to struggle with sin in the soul. Every person struggles with sin in their soul. It is something far different when the struggle ceases, and a known transgression of the will of God is wholly embraced in a lawless manner.
Fourth, Trey Pearson may be considered by some in the world to be bold and brave in announcing he is a servant of his father the devil, and the lusts of his father he will do, but he is not a hero. He is not a champion of God at this moment. The status of being a hero is reserved for those who resist the enemy, even when tortured.
Many American POW’s suffered incredible torture because they resisted giving up anything but their name, rank, and serial number. Trey Pearson has not suffered unto death. He has not suffered at all for the cause of Christ. Nor does he want to. He is no Christian hero. That could change with gospel repentance.
The Lord knows it is not easy to do right. The Lord knows it is very easy to do what one wants to do no matter the consequences. That is the natural inclination of the human heart. Trey Pearson, like Demas in the Bible, has forsaken the Lord, having loved this present world (2 Tim. 4:10). Most of all, Trey Pearson loves himself. There is no cross of Christ for him bear. When Demas forsook Paul, it broke the heart of the apostle. Many Christians will be disappointed and brokenhearted by Pearson’s embracing of the homosexual agenda.
Fifth, Trey Pearson does not have a clear understanding of what the righteous God of the universe wants. Pearson thinks God wants Him to be “healthy, authentic, whole, integrated and my truest self.” No, God wants Pearson to be humble, repentant, born again, and holy. “Because it is written, Be ye holy; for I am holy” (1 Pet. 1:16).
The modern psychobabble Trey Pearson now articulates is not the language of God. God does not talk this way. God did not tell Pearson to leave his wife and children. God did not tell Pearson to practice homosexual behavior while pretending to sing a Christian message. God did not tell Pearson to stop struggling with sin. God did not tell Pearson to be his “truest self” any more than God told Ted Bundy to kill women in order to be his “truest self”, a mass murderer. Trey Pearson is engaged in soul murder, not only for himself, but as he encourages other souls for whom Christ died to accept and join him in his perversion, he will help bring spiritual, and eternal death to them.
There is hope for Trey Pearson. Today could be the day of his true salvation. It is not too late for Pearson to reverse himself. It is not too late for Pearson to return to Calvary and ask Jesus to forgive him of his foolish thinking, and his deplorable behavior. It is not too late for Trey Pearson to sing the songs of Zion with holy authenticity, but only upon gospel repentance. Come home, Trey Pearson, come home.
“Softly and tenderly Jesus is calling,
Calling for you and for me;
See, on the portals He’s waiting and watching,
Watching for you and for me.
Come home, come home,
You who are weary, come home;
Earnestly, tenderly, Jesus is calling,
Calling, O sinner, come home!
Why should we tarry when Jesus is pleading,
Pleading for you and for me?
Why should we linger and heed not His mercies,
Mercies for you and for me?
Time is now fleeting, the moments are passing,
Passing from you and from me;
Shadows are gathering, deathbeds are coming,
Coming for you and for me.
Oh, for the wonderful love He has promised,
Promised for you and for me!
Though we have sinned, He has mercy and pardon,
Pardon for you and for me.”
Will L. Thompson