Skip to comments.Handwringing about homosexuality
Posted on 12/10/2012 7:45:16 PM PST by ReformationFan
Christians are sometimes challenged as to why we so strongly oppose the normalization of homosexual behavior. After all, there are worse sins and more imminent threats to national security.
Before I begin my answer, as I try to say whenever I write about this topic, the biblical view concerns homosexual acts not homosexual people. The current paradigm that some are "born gay" seems to be less empirical than political. It's a weapon used to stifle discussion by intentionally confusing disapproval of a practice with hatred for a person. But even if people are born attracted to the same sex, they're still people. They are free moral agents having control of their urges. The ethical question stands.
So here's how many Christians think about this, and why we're so upset about the cultural slide toward acceptance of homosexual acts. In his letter to the Romans, Paul begins his "good news" by describing the quicksand of paganism:
... they are without excuse. For even though they knew God, they did not honor Him as God or give thanks, but they became futile in their speculations, and their foolish heart was darkened. Professing to be wise, they became fools, and exchanged the glory of the incorruptible God for an image in the form of corruptible man and of birds and four-footed animals and crawling creatures.
Therefore God gave them over in the lusts of their hearts to impurity, so that their bodies would be dishonored among them. For they exchanged the truth of God for a lie, and worshiped and served the creature rather than the Creator, who is blessed forever. Amen.
For this reason God gave them over to degrading passions; for their women exchanged the natural function for that which is unnatural, and in the same way also the
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"From this, I find three reasons that Christians should lovingly and confidently resist the mainstreaming of homosexual acts. The first is that we want to glorify God, and any sin dishonors God. The second is that we love people and don't want to see them disgraced, much less lost eternally in hell. Finally, we understand that this issue is not merely about two consenting adults in the privacy of their bedroom. This is about God's patience with a society running out."
I am anything but an expert on the Bible but somewhere the Apostle Paul says something like “such will not inherit the Kingdom of Heaven”. He is speaking of homosexuality.
I guess it could have been one of the other Apostles but I think it was Paul.
That is actually a very strong statement.
It’s Paul. The passage is 1 Corinthians 6:9-11-
“After all, there are worse sins and more imminent threats to national security.”
I have some doubts about this statement. On the latter part, it is blatantly obvious that the homosexual agenda is another facet of the international left, which has been seeking the overthrow of America since the end of WWI, so not even a secular patriot could support it. On the former, most sins have as their chief victim either the sinner or other people. God termed homosexuality an abomination precisely because it is a slap in His face- it is the same as telling Him that being created male and female, a part of His design, is wrong. Engaging in these acts, condoning them, or otherwise trying to accommodate them, is essentially an act of supreme contempt for the Supreme Being. That’s pretty much asking for eternal damnation....
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It has seemed to me for some time that there is a great lesson about homosexuality. If a man is born with no legs, he has two choices. He can hate God for not making him normal, or he can turn to God for comfort and offer up his sufferings for the betterment of God’s peoples. The same is true for someone who is born with an unnatural love for the same sex. He or she can offer up the problem (as we all must do), by remaining chaste and offering it to God as a sacrifice for the betterment of humanity. Great blessings would rain upon those who choose the law of God.
However when they go out of their way to flaunt their sinfulness in public, they should expect backlash.
Remember, the queers are less than 4% of the population.
And have no fellowship with the unfruitful works of darkness but rather reprove them; for it is a shame even to speak of those things done of them in secret./
Use to be my tag line... Luke 17:32 Remember Lot's wife.
No one is born a murderer or a thief or perverted. That is an election of will. Now you can be born to a mental illness such as schizophrenia or phobic mania but not perverted anal sex or homosexual oral sex . These are abominations to God and are very sick humans.If your child is taught about homosexual acts in school, file charges immediately with the police in your community and sue the school district for pornographic discussions with a minor. These poor sick people need prison , not a “marriage” certificate. Can you image the child abuse of two of these sick adults in a “marriage”? Even the liberal Supreme court “justice” Roberts will annihilate this sick perversion and I can’t wait!!
That is why liberal Christians hate Paul! They singled him out for scorn because of his rejection of sexual sin. They know better. : )
Even the liberal Supreme court justice Roberts will annihilate this sick perversion and I cant wait!!
Maybe it’s an abomination precisely because it won’t shut up. Once out of the closet, it’s in everyone’s faces and on the attack. Like opening up the lions’ cages at the zoo in the interest of “liberty”. The kitties aren’t going be satisfied to stroll around admiring the neighborhood scenery.
Not much different than the ROP.
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When speakn of homosexuals, take away the religous angle and simply say, “It is not reproductive”. End of discussion.
They are Helbent on imposing their perverted agenda on the rest of us, the overwhelming majority - in other words, normal people. It has nothing to do with privacy, it has to do with Natural Law.
No handwringing on my part. And my opposition doesn’t necessarily have to do with religion. It has to do with what the perverts themselves do... play in their poop, and prey on children. Sicko degenerates.
From the beginning, God created the male and female as uniquely compatible and complimentary, and only joined them in the sanctified sexual union of marriage. (Gn. 1:26,27; 2:18-24; 1Cor. 11:8-12; Eph. 5:31) All sexual relations with others outside that bond are revealed to be fornication, which is unconditionally (regardless of motive or circumstance) prohibited and condemned.
Thus pro-homosexual apologists have spent an inordinate amount of effort seeking to negate the Biblical condemnation of homosex, and to find sanction for the same, forcing sex into passages it does not belong in.
Consistent use of certain hermeneutics and logic employed by pro-homosexual apologists could also work to disallow the immutability of most any moral command (as most had “aggravating circumstances” in their establishment, and often, as with illicit sex laws, motive is irrelevant), and the Bible itself as a moral authority.
Like the harlot whose covetousness constrained her to assent to the destruction of a child rather than let her opposing claimant have it (1Ki. 3), the end result of pro-homosexual polemics is that they effectively reject the authority of the very source they seek to use for their own purposes.
Much more on this here, by God’s grace: http://peacebyjesus.tripod.com/homosex_versus_the_bible.html
Another reason I feel strongly about it is because I am against the sexual abuse of children.
I know that not all homosexuals abuse children. I know that some straights do.
However, the molestation rate is 10x higher among homosexuals. I say the RATE, not the actual incidents.
As homosexualization is normalized, abuse will become easier. Also access to children will increase as youth leaders, teachers, adoptive parents, etc., get full and free access to kids.
“It is not reproductive. End of discussion.”
I am afraid that can be used against marriage for the infertile or those past childbearing years.
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