“I dont see the point in calling people who have a disorder sinners.”
I disagree, Reddy, I don’t think it is helpful to call sinful inclinations or behaviors “disorders.” That isn’t what God calls them.
I think it is actually more helpful to those involved in one sin or a another to have it properly labelled. Calling it a “disorder” absolves you of personal responsibility. Calling it what it is - a sin - calls you to repentance.
I do agree hatred is not necessary. But it is not loving to talk about a man’s sin as though it is epilepsy.
You go to hell for indulging in sexual sin. You don’t go to hell for have eczema.
There is a difference between a sin and a disorder.
I understand what you are saying, but disagree.
For instance, using eczema as an comparison is a poor analogy. We’re talking about a disorder of the mind, a biological disorder, not a skin condition.
Just common sense tells you that homosexuals are different (disordered) from “typical” humans. It’s a disorder that manifests in the mind, either through chemical changes or genetics or whatever, no one knows yet. It’s evidenced in behavior. The female characteristics in males and male characteristics in females. Simple knowledge of anatomy indicates that men are not supposed to have sex with men. But the homosexual is drawn to that, I believe through no fault of their own. In comparison, an alcoholic is drawn to alcohol even while knowing that they cannot tolerate the chemical and it will eventually destroy their lives.
The DSM of the APA labeled homosexuality as a disorder (prior to l973). I believe it is, there is no scientific proof otherwise.
Anyway, as you can tell by some of the posts on this thread, “Christians” have a long way to go before they understand that calling someone a sinner does not draw them to Christ.
Post of the day!
Why don't we have those threads any more??? I tried to start one months ago and the mods pulled it. I am not a favorite apparently.
>>> You go to hell for indulging in sexual sin. You dont go to hell for have eczema.
Maybe you do. There has to be a reason the Devil is also known as Old Scratch.