Saturday, July 9, 2011

Tough Subject- Homosexuality

This is a very tough subject, but it is something that is very prevalent right now and we can not just overlook it like it doesn't exist. So, open up your mind and dig into God's word to see what HE has to say! We aren't going to say what your momma might say or what your grandparents might think. Now if their views line up with God we will, but we are here to see what God thinks! Lets get down to the basics....

~ Is homosexuality a sin? Yes- Leviticus 8 22 (NLT) Do not practice homosexuality; it is a detestable sin.

~ Are you born a homosexual? Yes, (Not what you thought i would say? Read below to understand my answer!) Genesis 1:25-26 (NLT) God made all sorts of wild animals, livestock, and small animals, each able to produce offspring of the same kind. And God saw that it was good. Then God said, “Let us make human beings in our image, to be like us. They will reign over the fish in the sea, the birds in the sky, the livestock, all the wild animals on the earth, and the small animals that scurry along the ground.”

~ Can you help being homosexual? Yes

~ Are those who are active homosexuals allowed into Heaven? No-  1 Corinthians 6:9-10 (NLT) Don’t you realize that those who do wrong will not inherit the Kingdom of God? Don’t fool yourselves. Those who indulge in sexual sin, or who worship idols, or commit adultery, or are male prostitutes, or practice homosexuality, or are thieves, or greedy people, or drunkards, or are abusive, or cheat people—none of these will inherit the Kingdom of God.

~ Does God love those who are Homosexual? Yes- Romans 5:8 For yet while we were still sinners Christ died for us.

Are you thoroughly confused? I hope not, but just in case you are I'm going to explain! Yes we saw above how the Bible clearly says homosexuality is a sin. That is not the way God created it to be! Moving on though... Are you born Homosexual? There is much controversy over this, but here's the bottom line. We are all born sinners. We are born with a want-to sin. Did your mom ever have to sit you down and teach you how to lie or be mean? No! You were born knowing how to sin. It's the same with homosexuality, but being born knowing how is not an excuse.... We are still held accountable for our sins (Rom 5:8)! Can you help being homosexual? I firmly believe yes! Here is the thing girls.... being tempted is not sinning.... Jesus was tempted! It is the act of giving in that is sin. You may not be able to help having those "feelings" but like i said earlier you are still held accountable for sinning if you give in. Also, Jesus promises in 1 Corinthians 10:13 that He will ALWAYS give you a way out! The world feeds us all these excuses like there is just no way to fight it or its a hopeless case, but is it? NO! With God all things are possible! Next, are homosexuals allowed into Heaven? This is a tough one to grasp, but no. This is a well debated topic and many of you might disagree, but here is the thing.... Anyone who accepts Christ as their Savior is allowed into Heaven, but here is the catch... If you are TRULY a Christian you will want to obey God and by doing that  you will not actively be living a homosexual type of lifestyle. There are the verses that talk about homosexuals will not be allowed into Heaven at all, but please do not take those so literally that you believe there is no forgiveness for them. That is not true! 1 John1:9 says it as clear as day that if you confess your sins He is FAITHFUL and just to cleanse you! Remember also, it is not a sin to be tempted.... Once you become a Christian if you have lived a life of homosexuality in the past and are now trying to overcome it that is perfectly fine! It is just like an alcoholic with a terrible alcohol addiction coming to Christ. Will he all of the sudden have no want for alcohol? Sometimes yes, but the majority of the time no.... He will still struggle. The same is for those who struggle with homosexuality. It is ok to be tempted! It is just not ok to give in. Finally, Does God love those who proclaim to be homosexual? YES! He loved them enough to send His Son to die for them and He already knew what they would do and how they would live! Did that stop Him or even slow Him down? No! That just encouraged Him to go through with it. If you are struggling with homosexuality.... GOD LOVES YOU! If you have a friend or know of someone who struggles with homosexuality...... GOD LOVES THEM! You need to love them also! If they are actively practicing this type of lifestyle i encourage you to not make them a close friend, but still love them and encourage them to make wise decisions! If they have in the past and are now trying to change be there for them and get them the help they need! This will be a daily battle and they will need you!

JEN

8 comments:

Rae said...

Thanks so much for posting.. I've been realizing lately how I really need to do more Bible study about this subject.. I'm not nearly as sure of my answers as I should be.. I work with someone like this who was raise in a christian home and it is challenging to figure out how to speak the truth in love.. Thanks again..

Elizabeth said...

Good post-this is a very important subject for Christians to be educated on.

Now, do you believe that no homosexuals are saved? I definitely think that homosexuality is a sin, but we're all sinners, right? This is just a question I struggle with answering.

Becky R said...

Good post. We all need to turn from our sin (any sin) and grow closer to Christ, but if we have a slip up, we are still going to be with Jesus (if we are saved.) I know I am saved, but every day I sin, be it with yelling at my kids or eating when I am not even hungry.
I don't want to sin, and I don't use His grace as a reason/excuse to sin, but all the same I am still weak.
I thank God He is the God of second chances (and 100th chances.)

Love Unawakened said...

Elizabeth- I struggle with this question also and it truly comes down to the person. Like we can not judge if a person is saved or not. I struggle to believe that someone who is saved would deliberately go against God's word and live a sinful lifestyle, but at the same time we all sin and the Bible says no sin is greater than another. So that leads us back to square one. I guess i have no answer for you, but hopefully this didnt confuse you more! :)

Meggie said...

This biblical principle of homosexuality needs to be out there more! Good job on stating the biblical principles with such force!
I will be emailing this to a friend.

Blessings,
Meggie

Emmy said...

Very awesome and truthful post! Thanks for adding verses and not just saying your opinion, but what the Bible has to say about this!
Thanks for preaching the truth, sister! ;)

Sierra said...

This was a god post and I think you handled the subject well. :) Sierra
Keep Growing Beautiful♥

Bethany said...

Thank you so much for being willing to address this VERY tough subject! We need more people like you who are willing to come out and speak against these issues!
Thank you so much!