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To: Savage Beast
I agree with you to a point. I do not believe homosexuals can do anything about their desire. All people have certain weaknesses (sins) they tend to succumb to. For some it is greed, others womanizing, gambling, pornography, smoking, gossiping, overeating... name your sin of choice. But because I have strong temptations in some areas does not mean that I have that particular "sin gene."

I am not tempted by homosexuality or gambling, but I am tempted in other ways. Sometimes I give in to those temptations. In doing so I always sin. I do not say to God, "You put the desire there so it is your fault." No, I must accept responsibility for my choices to sin and ask His forgiveness through Christ.

Blaming God for one's desires and/or the sin in one's life offers counterfeit absolution. I sympathize with the strong, addictive desires of homosexuals. To them (and to all) I can only say that God loves you and He wants to redeem you. He offers real absolution and real forgiveness.

Him that cometh to Me I will in no wise cast out." -John 6:37
40 posted on 11/22/2004 3:42:59 PM PST by Jeff Blogworthy
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To: Jeff Blogworthy; Savage Beast
Jeff Blogworthy: I agree with you to a point. I do not believe homosexuals can do anything about their desire. All people have certain weaknesses (sins) they tend to succumb to. For some it is greed, others womanizing, gambling, pornography, smoking, gossiping, overeating... name your sin of choice. But because I have strong temptations in some areas does not mean that I have that particular "sin gene."

But having a 'we can sex, but you shouldn't' mentality is the height of hypocrisy and causes your arguements to lose creditablity and respect.

128 posted on 03/28/2005 3:06:28 AM PST by Paul C. Jesup
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