Homosexuality In Torn

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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. Romans 1:24-27 says just that. "That is why God abandoned them to…show more content…
Homosexuality, and all sins for that matter, were very much punished and condemned by God in the Old Testament as exemplified through the story of the destruction of Sodom and Gibeah. Lee wrestles with these passages and is thrown for a loop on how harsh God looks and acts upon homosexuals at this time. The great thing about all of these stories is looking upon them with knowledge of what happens in the New Testament. With the crucifixion of Jesus and the salvation that flowed out of him as he took on the burden of all of our sins in the New Testament, the scriptures provide hope and an opportunity for all sinners to repent and to start their journey on becoming the men or women that they were originally modeled to be. As Christians, we all should be doing our best to avoid sin at all costs, but inevitably we will fail. I agree with the explanation that the article "What does the Bible have to say about Christianity? Is homosexuality a sin?" has to say about homosexuality as a sin. It reads, "God does not create a person with homosexual desires. The Bible tells us that people become homosexuals because of sin and ultimately because of their own choice. A person may be born with a greater susceptibility to homosexuality, just as some people are born with a tendency to violence and other sins. That does not excuse the person’s choosing to sin by giving in to sinful desires." This passage rings true and is something that, I feel, Lee can 't come to terms with. 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. Now, in no sense does the Bible describe homosexuality as an unforgivable sin. Nor does the Bible teach that homosexuality is a sin Christians will never struggle against. This is made clear throughout scripture and people caught
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