An Irrelevant Question About Homosexuality

Here’s a link to an article that got me thinking about a very irrelevant question:  http://knoxnews.com/news/2008/feb/14/campfield-proposes-ban/.

 The question that I think is irrelevant is:  Are homosexuals “born that way,” or do they choose homosexuality?  The reason that I think this is irrelevant is that even if you believe that it is a choice, the people who consider themselves homosexual believe that there were born homosexual.  This issue can be debated forever, but it won’t change what homosexuals feel about themselves.

So what is a more relevant question?  How about–Whether homosexuals are born homosexual or if it is a choice, what should they do about it in light of what the Bible teaches?

As humbly as I can, let me explain what I feel Scripture says about this issue.  Engaging in homosexual activity is a sin.  Not THE sin or the only sin, but a sin.  Sin is something that is contrary to what God desires for us.  Pride is a sin, gossip is a sin, drunkenness is a sin, gluttony is a sin, a whole lot of other things are sins.   The Bible teaches that we are born “in sin,” or with a sin nature.  This means that by nature, we are sinners.  No one has to teach us how to be prideful or arrogant or mean.  That is what we are.

What should those who are born prideful supposed to do?  Bow their knee to God by accepting Jesus and , with His help, overcome their desire to be prideful. 

What should those who feel that they are born with the propensity to gossip supposed to do?  Bow their knee to God by accepting Jesus and, with His help, overcome their desire to gossip.

What should those who feel that they are born with the proclivity to become alchoholics supposed to do?  Bow their knee to God by accepting Jesus and, with His help, overcome their desire to become drunk.

What should those who feel that they are born with overwhelming lustful desires supposed to do?  Bow their knee to God by accepting Jesus and, with His help, overcome their desire to lust.

And what should those who feel they are born homosexual supposed to do?  Bow their knee to God by accepting Jesus and, with His help, overcome their desire to engage in homosexual activity.

Again, I feel that the question of homosexuality being a born trait or a choice does not matter at all.  Either way, the Bible informs us that homosexual behavior is sin. 

We all have tendencies toward sin and we all (if we want to follow God) must put ourselves under subjection to Him.  We who are followers of Christ are called to deny ourselves–this includes desires such as pride, gluttony, homsexuality, and promiscuity.  It can be difficult, but with God’s guidance it is not impossible.

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