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To: SeekAndFind

It is the homosexual act that is the sin. Simply being attracted to someone of the same sex or opposing sex is not a sin, but acting on that is the problem.

We are all tempted by many things. “Temptation” is not a sin. Don’t let it go further.


4 posted on 09/30/2012 7:58:38 AM PDT by ConservativeMind ("Humane" = "Don't pen up pets or eat meat, but allow infanticide, abortion, and euthanasia.")
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To: ConservativeMind

Correct.

I did not agree with Gore Vidal on many things, but he was clear on the point you made. He said no one is homosexual. And no one is heterosexual. There are simply activities. Some acts are homosexual. Some acts are heterosexual. That’s it. He engaged in homosexual acts, but thought it was silly to classify himself as a homosexual.

What this does is highlight the fallacy of “I was born this way”. It shows that homosexuality is a lifestyle. It’s a choice. It can be fought against, and people can be normal if they choose to be normal. Recognizing the sinfulness of the acts is a good start, but some refuse to do so.


5 posted on 09/30/2012 8:06:17 AM PDT by ClearCase_guy (ua)
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To: ConservativeMind
"It is the homosexual act that is the sin. Simply being attracted to someone of the same sex or opposing sex is not a sin, but acting on that is the problem. We are all tempted by many things. “Temptation” is not a sin. Don’t let it go further."

Well said.

19 posted on 09/30/2012 9:18:36 AM PDT by ex-snook (without forgiveness there is no Christianity)
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To: ConservativeMind
Simply being attracted to someone of the same sex or opposing sex is not a sin, but acting on that is the problem.

Actually, I don't believe that's correct.

“You have heard the commandment that says, ‘You must not commit adultery.’But I say, anyone who even looks at a woman with lust has already committed adultery with her in his heart. So if your eye—even your good eye—causes you to lust, gouge it out and throw it away. It is better for you to lose one part of your body than for your whole body to be thrown into hell. And if your hand—even your stronger hand—causes you to sin, cut it off and throw it away. It is better for you to lose one part of your body than for your whole body to be thrown into hell."

--Matthew 5:27-30, NLT

Even heterosexuals thinking about lusting after each other is a sin. It requires forgiveness. Homosexuals lusting after each other is easily as bad. Yet few seriously discuss full-on acceptance of adultery. Homosexuality, however, gets quite a full-court press for acceptance for some reason.

29 posted on 09/30/2012 12:27:16 PM PDT by Future Snake Eater (CrossFit.com)
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To: ConservativeMind

You’re right! We ALL have it in our natures to sin, but having that inclination to do something God calls wrong is not the same as actually committing the wrong act. By this young man’s logic, someone who has a natural inclination to have sex with children, should be allowed, “If it makes him happy.” Is he willing to go that far? Or, what about a woman who wants sex with an animal? Or a man having multiple wives? Where CAN the line be drawn if the only criteria is another’s “happiness”?


39 posted on 10/01/2012 10:59:06 PM PDT by boatbums (God is ready to assume full responsibility for the life wholly yielded to Him.)
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