According to them, there are more than a dozen passages in the Bible that state the sinfulness of homosexuality. Also they believe that if you feel homosexuality is acceptable then you don’t believe the entire Bible, just the parts that justify your personal beli... ... middle of paper ... ... him avoids condemnation, but whoever does not believe is already condemned for not believing in the name of God’s only Son. There are many people who will try to condemn homosexuals for their sins, but God loves us and we will all have our time in front of him to confess our sins and be judged. I am sure God did not intend his word to divide us and create hate. We should all remember the two great commandments as stated by Christ: Mark 12:30-31; You shall love the Lord your God with all your heart, with all your soul, with all your mind, and with all your strength.
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.
Although Paul only speaks to the Gentiles, his words encompass all sinners today. Since they rejected the knowledge of God, exchanging “natural” relations for “unnatural” ones, ‘God gave them over to shameful lusts’ (Romans 1:26). As Allberry states, ‘This is the present-day judgment against sin. We ask for a reality without him and he gives us a taster of it.’ Paul articulates a lengthy list of anti-social behaviours which results from this “giving over”, a list of every kind of wickedness that corrodes society and leads to further sin. The very fact that ‘homosexuality is listed among these acts indicates that it is, in itself, testimony to the warped natures of sinful humanity.’ Those who indulge in homosexual sin must be punished and Paul preaches the most ruthless punishment for those who commit this sin: death.
At one point in history, literal interpretations of the Bible was all the world had. In this time it was acceptable to stone someone to death and condemn homosexuals. As the intellectual side of humanity has grown it has stopped reading the Bible in a strict literal interpretation. Society no longer stones people to death, but they still condemn those who express themselves as homosexual. If Christians are willing to ignore some biblical teachings then they should not denounce others.
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).
Biblical attitudes toward homosexuality are often reduced to strict condemnation based upon passages interpreted from the Old Testament Book of Genesis, though some scholars suggest that the description of same-sex relationships as “unnatural” only means “out of the ordinary” and not “immoral” (Pickett). Therefore, Christianity began shaping the world and how we see homosexual relationships today. As the belief of Christianity spread discrimination towards the gay community continued to grow. Discrimination, of gay marriage, can be found in religions and laws. Today, in the 21st century, gay couples face marriage discrimination from religions, mostly from Christianity.
Sin is anything that separates us from God. Sin is going against God’s will, and it keeps us from knowing God the Father. So in light of that, homosexuals should not be banned from coming to church. They should be accepted by Christians with the loving arms that Christ has shown us. For many homosexuals, today’s world is not a very friendly and loving place.
Against Homosexuality Several important principles which most people seem to be unaware of (particularly those who teach in the schools of law and legislators of societies) are: Man has not been given the authority and power to define the nature of crime. That authority is rightfully reserved only by God. Therefore the responsibility all mankind has is to embrace laws in accord with the Laws of God. The reason God is the rightful One to define the nature of crime is because He is the Creator of all mankind. Therefore it is God who can best define what is evil for man.
Homosexuals should be allowed to make a lifetime commitment to their partners, but it should be called something other than marriage and should not be under God. The biggest problem the gay population faces regarding legal marriage is the Christians. A true Christian doesn't want a married gay couple to have the same title as he and his wife have, because they take the vowel under god seriously. A firm believer would say that a gay marriage is absurd. Homosexuality goes against nature because we were given sexual organs for the purpose of reproduction, not for pleasure.
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.