The Bible does not say “orientation” is a sin?
The activity is a sin though, right?
I would say that Matthew 5:28 can be expanded to indicate one’s so-called “orientation”.
Well, I suppose that depends on what one means by “orientation”. If that is what the person desires, then I would think that would be evidence of sin. Not for us to say, but rather for us to proclaim the truth of God’s Word and the good news of the Gospel.
God is the ultimate judge, of course, of whom is saved.
Even the THOUGHT is sin!!
“But I tell you that anyone who looks at a woman lustfully has already committed ADULTERY with her in his heart.
I read the Bible and believe that the “iniquity of Sodom” as given in Ezekiel 16:—suggests a condition of the heart that became a behavior.Remember when King David stayed behind —that was not a sin -but the right of the King.When he looked upon Bathsheba as she was bathing on the rooftop nearby.Neither she nor the King could be said to have sinned,except one must ask if she knew the King had stayed behind, and if bathing on the roof was common for her -or others. And one must ask if King David stayed behind because he had heard she might be bathing on the roof. If it were all chance and nothing proceeded from it I could not consider such sin.But it appears King David chose to dwell on that pornographic image.He lusted after her. He imagined what might be.He invited her in ,as was a Kings right. and the condition of their heart led to unlawful behavior even murder. All this to say I believe the Bible does suggest an
orientation is still sin. For orientation is a way of looking at a given object. and the Believer is to keep his eyes upon God.
The reality is that claiming being homosexual has nothing to do with what someone IS, and has everything to do with what someone DOES!....the âACTSâ follow the mind and heart. It remains a choice to refrain/resist/flee from sinful choices or yield. That includes the twisted sexual appetites of homosexuals who see themselves as exceptions....when in fact they are simply satisfying their twisted sinful appetites.