My view of this topic has changed dramatically since it was originally posted in 2004. First of all I believe we are genetically or even environmentally predisposed to certain sins. There are sins that some people deal with that others never will. My problem is that Homosexuals claim they cannot help their condition because they are born with it. Here is where I draw the line. Just because someone is born with a slant towards certain sinful behavior, that doesn’t mean they should pursue these tendencies. Just because someone deals with homosexual feelings, doesn’t mean they should act on those feelings, nor does it give them the legal or spiritual right to do so.
Homosexuality is an abnormality. A relationship like this is not normal in any sense. I have known and still know a number of homosexual people and in fact, I have family members who are active homosexuals. It perplexes me that homosexuals claim to have natural relationships and yet the very premise of their relationship is based on deceit. In almost all homosexual relationships, one person is “the woman” of the relationship. This person acts like a woman, walks like a woman, talks like a woman, and has very feminine qualities even if they are a man! It is unnatural for a man to be a woman or a woman to be a man and yet homosexuals have to pretend they are one or the other in order to make their “mock” relationship work. Therefore, you have women who dress like men and walk and act as if they are men and vise versa because they are playing a deceitful roll in an obviously unnatural relationship.
I realize this is a hot topic that is swallowed up in disagreement and bickering, but it is also a very serious issue. To claim that homosexuals are born with a certain sexual orientation is to claim that God made homosexuals who they are and accepts them as such. If that were the case then this would not even be an issue today . There is no evidence of natural, healthy, homosexual relationships in the bible, but there is plenty to say about this type of behavior being unnatural, perversion, deprave, and the like. Our present culture should not be the standard to which we hold the bible, but the scripture should be the standard of which we hold society accountable to.
I look at the levels of divorce, abortion, violence, and corruption in America today and know that the defining issue is not homosexuality, but sin. We are a nation filled with it, enamored by it, and slaves to it. Homosexuality is just one of many sins that defile the creation of God and corrupt what he has created to be pure, holy, and blameless. I sleep soundly knowing that I am covered by the blood of Christ and I wait eagerly for the day to be face to face with Him. Yet it is ever so startling to know that in a nation filled with divorce, abortion, violence, corruption, sexual perversions and the like, it is because of these things that the wrath of God is coming. Not only will God turn us over to sin so our own sin will destroy us, but in the end His full wrath will burn against those who are not followers of Christ, and that indeed should be feared.
God made us in his image and we have been trying to return the favor ever since!