To the ‘Christian’ Homosexual
It focused on accepting the person struggling with same-sex attraction. Please read both before you comment.
Homosexuality is a sensitive subject. Pastors take two approaches with it. Some preach vehemently against it, and others won’t even touch the subject. They are to afraid to offend someone who is gay or has a gay loved one. I’m not a gay basher and I’m not afraid to say it’s wrong. I don’t want people thinking that just because I love people who are gay that homosexuality is “No Biggie” with God or in the church.
I’ve heard a lot of reasons why people think gay is ok. I’ve heard….
Homosexuality is a gray area in the bible
Some people think homosexuality is one of those “go with your gut” type of things like listening to secular music, the version of the bible you use, or dancing in church. Umm… No, it’s not even close to those. It’s clearly wrong. (See I Corinthians chapter 6, Romans 1, and Matthew 19 to see New Testament examples of God’s plan for sex) Whenever Jesus or Paul spoke of sexuality in any context they always related it directly back to the beginning of creation. Adam and Eve themselves are the blueprint. There is something good in the male female relationship.
You can’t choose who you love
Really? I choose to love people all the time, and my wife chooses to love me everyday. Love is a choice. Love has always been a choice. Be friends, buddies, confidants with the same sex, but not lovers. If we’re honest, “lovers” is just code for “lusters” regardless of the context.
I can’t choose who I’m attracted to
This is true, but you can choose who you have sex with. I can’t change the fact that extra-large pepperoni pizza always sounds good to me, but I don’t eat it every day. Just because I’m attracted to a woman doesn’t meant I sleep with her. I make a choice. We get to choose who we have sex with. We aren’t dogs, we aren’t robots, but we are people who can make choices.
I’ve always been this way
Probably, but we are all messed up. We all have our problems, and everyone is in need of restoration. A struggle is not defeat. There is a difference between fighting something and surrendering to it. (see earlier post for more on this)
If it makes you happy go for it
Not a good life philosophy. It sounds good, but it doesn’t make sense like the Black Eyed-Peas. If we all just did what made us happy this planet would suck worse. Just because you want to do something doesn’t mean you should. I forgot life was all about you. I forgot that this whole thing was built for your eternal pleasure. Forgive my ignorance. People spend to much time seeking happiness and miss it because self-centeredness makes us blind. Selfishness is destroying this world. Only Jesus message of selflessness can help.
I know gay people who are more like Jesus then some Christians.
I know cats that are more like Christ then some Christians. Just because some Christians are idiots doesn’t mean God is. It’s true claiming Christ doesn’t make you like Him, but it’s not about who is more like Christ. It’s about who is like Christ. Let’s not judge each other on percentages of Christ likeness. It will get ugly and we will all lose.
Sex is just for fun
Sex is not a “just for fun” physical activity. It’s not like playing cards, or watching a movie, sexual activity impacts us physically and emotionally. You can tell what something is for by what it does. Sex can be fun, sex is for making babies. There is no mystery, and He made it enjoyable because He loves people. When you have sex God’s way, He is pleased because you may be making another person for Him to love. God is ok with Homosexuality now because we have too many people Really? I’ve done my share of justifying my own sin, but even this is a stretch.
It’s not hurting anyone
Are you sure about this?
No one is trying to say you can’t love someone. Love is good. We are supposed to love everyone. Sex is reserved for use in a marriage between a man and a woman. No one is saying it’s the worst sin in the world, but it is on the list of the sins that have some dire consequences. No one is saying you can’t be happy. But, for some reason, focusing on others is the real way to happiness.