Re: Christian views on homosexuality?
@Josiah Fingaz wrote:
If God loves them but hates the sin in their lives is He not asking them to be people they are not? Many people argue that being a homosexual is not a cognitive choice they make and it is a chemical one, much like how I may find women with red hair attractive yet not be particularly fond of brunettes.
1. God loves everyone and asks us all to be what we are not. He asks us to be what He created us to be. That life is only possible through the grace available through Christ.
2. All of our decisions involve chemicals that is how we were created. But we are not meant to be driven by instincts but by pursuing what is good, acceptable, and the perfect will of God. That is what separates us from the rest of the animal kingdom. Thus He made us a little lower than the angels. Really, this answer goes back to answer one.
Exactly. The New Testament is full of verses saying how mankind is inherently sinful. By nature, the typical heterosexual male is drawn to desire sexual activity with a woman (or, more likely, many women). It’s not a cognitive choice either. However, God still says “no” until after marriage. As Christians, God tells us to turn away from the lusts of our flesh. Whether it’s gossip, gluttony, lying, stealing, pride, hetero- or homosexual immorality, etc. The Christian life is, at it’s very heart, anti-human nature.