We Must Teach the Homosexual About Christ All sins are forgivable and we are all sinners, but sin has to be recognized for what it is if divine mercy is to be had. So much of the talk about homosexuality is an understandable human effort to change the subject. Any reference to the wrongness of homosexuality is likely to invite the charge of homophobia, turning the accusation on the supposed accuser. But of course the moral law is not the property of anyone, and invoking it need not be an accusation. The problem is not how others react to homosexuality but the plight of the homosexual.
Just shoving it in someone’s face that homosexual marriage is ‘wrong’ because it offends God, is wrong. You have to take in consideration that those people’s beliefs may be different of your own. In the Bible it says in Matthew 7:1-2 (the words of Jesus), “Do not judge, or you too will be judged. For in the same way you judge others you will be judged, and with the measure you used, it will be measured to you.” It’s cruel to judge people by the way they love and who they love. It says in Genesis 1:31, “God saw all that he made and it was very good.” This right here proves to those who believe that God hates homosexuals that it is in correct.
For even their women exchanged the natural us for what is against nature. Likewise also, the men, leaving the natural use of the woman burned in their lust for one another, men with men committing what is shameful and receiving in themselves the penalty of their error which was due. This quote states that the lust for another man and leaving behind the woman, who is made for man, is a sin and it shall be punished. Those who feel homosexuality is wrong feel that we should “say no” to these sinful desires and choose what is right in the eyes of God. According to them, there are more than a dozen passages in the Bible that state the sinfulness of homosexuality.
You don’t have to compromise convictions to be compassionate.” –Rick Warren The issue in today’s society is that you either have to love homosexuals and agree with them or you have to hate them and disagree with how they live their life. I find this to be untrue. My opinion is that you can love them but that doesn’t mean you have to accept their lifestyle. Homosexuality has been in our world forever. There have been stories from ancient times mentioning people having homosexual activity.
Homosexuality defies the laws of nature, social norms, and has many adverse side effects. Today we live in a society that promotes homosexuality as an acceptable lifestyle. Many homosexuals that live this lifestyle like to justify their behavior by twisting God’s truth. They make claims like “God is a God of love”, “the bible does not condemn homosexuality”, and “I am not hurting anybody, so it is ok.” God has clearly revealed to us in his Word that homosexuality is an abomination. Leviticus 20: 13 says, “If a man lies with a male as with a woman, both of them have committed an abomination; they shall surely be put to death; their blood is upon them.” (ESV).
They may know that being a homosexual is going against Gods word but they also know that the Lord says that one should love all no matter what circumstances. Calling homosexuals offensive names is just as offensive as from public displays of affection from homosexuals. Of course I for one do not fin any kind of this public display offensive but some might. So if some want the respect to get homosexuals to keep their proclamation of loving one another private then they have to stop the name calling and violence. Homosexuals are just as human or Christian as anyone may be so that is more of a reason to love them.
Why is homosexuality mentioned so many times in the Bible as a sin? In the book Torn, Lee tries to find an answer in the Bible for why he is gay. Although Lee grapples with scriptures in Chapter 12 and tries to discern the meaning of the verses in light of the context, he is disappointed that the answers he was looking for were not there. Through these scriptures we can discern that the act of gay sex is a sin, homosexuality is no different from any other sin, and because every person on earth is a sinner, we should unconditionally love these people. God has created each human being in his own image, and it is only by sin that man would have sexual feelings towards other men.
It is a form of hate crime towards lesbians in order to ‘cure’ them of their homosexuality in order to change them into heterosexuals (Strudwick, 2014). This proves how sick and twisted the minds of homophobes are. As a Catholic myself, even though I was taught that same sex relationship is wrong and not natural, I do not condemn homosexuals or look down on them. In fact, I even have friends that are gay or bisexual. It is good that more countries have now implemented new laws to protect the LGBT community.
Many times the Bible will also be used to refer to verses that condemn acts of homosexual sex. People who favor the morality of homosexuality find many things wrong with these arguments. To say that the only purpose of sex is to reproduce would be wrong because there are many examples of heterosexual couples who have sex without the intention of conception. Medical problems, protected sex, and just sex for fun are all reasons why
He actually uses this with his example of slaves to point out how the context was interpreted differently because of the time period and that the moral beliefs have changed. That is most definitely an excellent point. But let us give the arguer the side that they are right and that it is wrong under biblical teachings, even today, that people succumb to their homosexual desires and that they live a lifestyle as a homosexual. But can we say that they are being immoral? Yes, maybe they are not completely practicing what they believe but they are not moral accountable for all their actions, just like hetersexuals are not morally accountable for their all actions.