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Homosexuality as a Sin

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Homosexuality as a Sin

The topic of homosexuality in religion has many sides. There are those who believe that it is a sin in God’s eyes and according to the Bible, and there are those who believe the God and the Bible are not specific to homosexuals. It is a tough debate based on whether you are a religious person, how you were raised, and where your morals and ethics stand. You cannot truly believe one way without taking into account the other side and have valid proof to back it up.

Those who believe that homosexuality is wrong do so by quoting certain phrases from the Bible. For example:

Romans 1:24-27; Therefore God also gave them up to uncleanness, in the lusts of their hearts, to dishonor their bodies among themselves, who exchanged the truth of God for the lie, and worshiped and served the creature rather than the Creator, who is blessed forever. Amen. For this reason God gave them up to vile passions. 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. 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...

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... 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. The second is this: You shall love your neighbor as yourself. There is no other commandment greater than these.

If you consider taking the side that homosexuality is wrong and hate those who follow the lifestyle, then you must also agree that you too are a sinner and will be condemned by God.