I do not think there is a topic on earth that gets Evangelical Christians, Roman Catholics and Neo-Nazis quite so hysterical and united as Homosexuality. In America, they have anti-gay rallies, organised by the fundamentalist Christian church where they call for gays to be hung, why? Is it because their church loves God and believes in the Grace of Jesus? No, I don’t think so.
To them, the term “Gay Christian” is an oxymoron , according to most Evangelicals, they cannot exist. If you are gay, you cannot be a Christian. If you are a “proper” Christian, you cannot be homosexual or have same sex attraction. (SSA).
Well here’s the good news…
GOD LOVES HOMOSEXUALS. God loves sinners, he doesn’t love the sin, but still loves the sinner. Did God sent his son to earth to only save heterosexuals from their sin? No. He also sent his son to save homosexuals, to save metro-sexuals, every sexuals! He also sent his son to save gay haters, gay bashers and the mobs, even those who believe they are not sinning by hating others.
After all, what did Jesus say about everyone? “‘Love the Lord your God with all your heart and with all your soul and with all your mind.’ This is the first and greatest commandment. And the second is like it: ‘Love your neighbour as yourself.’ All the Law and the Prophets hang on these two commandments.” He said this without exception, he did not say “Love your neighbour as yourself except if he’s gay, except if they’re Muslim, except people with mental illness, except if they are socially inadequate”, he meant everyone without exception, white, black, Asian, gay, straight, disabled, mentally ill……….
So, getting back to the question, what did Jesus say about homosexuality. Well the photograph right at the beginning of this muse says it all, absolutely nothing, zilch, not a word, nowt, zero. He had a lot to say about marriage and divorce, but nothing about being gay. In America, Christians even recruit children and innocents and indoctrinate them to hate before they have even realised their own sexuality. Imagine being brought up wearing this t-shirt and finding out during your maturing years that you have same sex attraction….
Children learning to hate.
This intolerance is why so many sons and daughters of so-called Christians commit suicide once they realise their sexual orientation goes against their upbringing. One in Four gay teenagers in America commits suicide. Is that what Jesus wants? ……Rhetorical question. I know it’s not what I want and I sincerely hope it’s not what you want either.
What are the biblical arguments against homosexuality? Here are a few. If you want an answer to the rest, them message me below.
“But don’t send me hate mail, it will have no effect on me as I am under God’s grace and protection. But it may hurt you if you are not under His grace.”
Argument 1. Nothing was recorded in the bible about Jesus preaching on homosexuality because they could not write down everything he said. There were many events, miracles, prophesies and preaches which were never recorded.
Answer 1. The bible is the inspired word of God. If God wanted it in there, it would be there. You cannot use the argument that God left it out. God’s word is complete, we should neither add anything nor take anything away. We cannot interpret His word to suit our own ends and cannot twist His word or take verses out of context just to help an argument. But remember, the NT outranks the OT. Before Christ, we were under the law of God. Now we are under the grace of God. Most of what was said in the Old Testament has been overridden by the teachings of Jesus as is shown in the next argument…..
Using the bible to promote Hate
Argument 2. In Leviticus 20 v13 it says “If a man has sexual relations with a man as one does with a woman, both of them have done what is detestable. They are to be put to death; their blood will be on their own heads.”
Answer 2: True, that is the law of Moses. But we are no longer under the law. As Paul said in Romans 6:14 “For sin shall no longer be your master, because you are not under the law, but under grace.” Under grace, what a wonderful term, but what does it mean. I am afraid that it is a bit of what I call Christianise, a jumbled and archaic language used to keep non-Christians at bay! Grace is simple, it is all about the undeserved love of God. It is about Jesus, God’s son who paid for our wrong doing by taking our punishment, it about how, by putting your faith in Jesus, you can be released from sin and have an eternal life in heaven, with God.
Argument 3: Genesis 2:24 “That is why a man leaves his father and mother and is united to his wife, and they become one flesh.”
Answer 3: Although used as an argument by many Christians, there is no reference to homosexuality anywhere in the verse or in the passage, taken out of context, it could be twisted to mean only relations between a man and a woman. I however believe that the meaning is simpler than that. When a man and a woman are united as one flesh, children appear. When a man is united with anything else, be it another man, a blow-up doll or a loaf of bread, no children will be born. So this much-misquoted verse is talking about procreation and only about procreation.
Argument 4: 1 Corinthians 6 vs 9 & 10 “Or do you not know that wrongdoers will not inherit the kingdom of God? Do not be deceived, Neither the sexually immoral nor idolaters nor adulterers nor men who have sex with men 10 nor thieves nor the greedy nor drunkards nor slanderers nor swindlers will inherit the kingdom of God.”
Answer 4: Part of a list of “sins” including idolaters, who is not in some respect an idol worshiper, who has never loved money, cars, football teams, personalities, possessions etc? Who has not loved their wife, son, daughter, brother or sister more than Christ? The greedy, who has never over eaten, who could not shift a few pounds weight because of greed? Who has never had a drink too many? etc…etc… But all the bigots focus on is the part of the teaching which suits them and their argument.
What about adulterers, Jesus gives very clear teaching about divorce and that if a divorced person remarries they commit adultery, so how come we don’t take them outside and stone them? (Metaphorically speaking).
Read on to the next verse and put it into context: 11. And that is what some of you were. But you were washed, you were sanctified, you were justified in the name of the Lord Jesus Christ and by the Spirit of our God. – God forgives and continues to forgive homosexuality.
Scientists have found that being homosexual is not a life style choice, it is not as the result of nurture, it is not a habit which can be stopped like cigarette smoking. Scientists have isolated what they have called, the gay gene. So it is genetic. If you choose not to believe that, that is your choice, your bigotry, your hatred, your lack of grace. Homosexuality is genetic, it is nature, not nurture that makes people gay. And don’t forget, that they are made in the image of God. Just as disabled people are made in the image of God. Mentally ill people are made in the image of God. Autistic children are made in the image of God. Downes children are made in the image of God. You and me, we are made in the image of God. You wouldn’t hate autistic or disabled or Downes children just because they are different, would you?
Fundamentally, this comes down to love and acceptance, I know Gay people, I have gay friends, being gay does not make them bad people, because they are gay they do not go around doing bad things.
I have friends who are divorced, Jesus had a lot to say about divorce, but no one bats an eyelid, divorce is normal……..except of course it is against the teachings of Jesus. But hey, it fits in with what some people like, homosexuality doesn’t. You never see an anti-divorce rally, especially not in America where nearly 40% of “Christian” marriages end in divorce. No one goes divorcee bashing. There would be an outrage. But gay bashing? Police in Russia will beat you up again for reporting that you have been attacked for being gay.
Victim of Gay Hate in America
So let’s have a bit of love and tolerance. I am an evangelical Christian, I believe in God, I believe in Jesus, I believe that God loves everyone just where they are right now, gay, straight, metrosexual or slightly odd! I believe in the sanctity of marriage, I believe in the right of the unborn child and pro-life awareness. I believe that God loves us all, without regard for our sexual orientation. He still hates wrongdoing, but unlike most people, he forgives, forgives and goes on forgiving. Again and again and again. In spite of ourselves and because of ourselves.
All are sinners and have fallen short of the standards of behaviour of God. But God still loves us, because God loves sinners but not sin, God loves divorcees but not divorce, God loves Homosexuals but not the act, God loves even me, God loves even you.
However, having said all that, here is a useful resource if you’re interested in learning about a Christian perspective on same-sex attraction or addiction to pornography: http://www.focuspublishing.com/html/individual-books/way-of-purity.html
Bible quotes from: New International Version (NIV)
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