Sunday, October 19, 2014

Is homosexuality okay?

Homosexuality. Is it okay?

We passed a law making it legal for homosexuals to marry in America. And if you listen or keep up with the media right now you'll hear about quite a few Christians who believe that homosexuality is okay. Just to name a few, Carrie Underwood, Demi Lavato, Katy Perry, and Josh Hutcherson.
The most common thing I've heard for defense from people like them is, "God loves and forgives everyone." And they "Don't believe in labels."
But doesn't the Bible tell us in many places that homosexuality isn't okay?

 Genesis 19:5-11, 13.  "And they called to Lot, “Where are the men who came to you tonight? Bring them out to us, that we may know them. Lot went out to the men at the entrance, shut the door after him, and said, “I beg you, my brothers, do not act so wickedly. Behold, I have two daughters who have not known any man. Let me bring them out to you, and do to them as you please. Only do nothing to these men, for they have come under the shelter of my roof. But they said, “Stand back!” And they said, “This fellow came to sojourn, and he has become the judge! Now we will deal worse with you than with them.” Then they pressed hard against the man Lot, and drew near to break the door down. 10 But the men reached out their hands and brought Lot into the house with them and shut the door. 11 And they struck with blindness the men who were at the entrance of the house, both small and great, so that they wore themselves out groping for the door." - "For we are about to destroy this place, because the outcry against its people has become great before the Lord, and the Lord has sent us to destroy it.”

Leviticus 20:13 "If a man lies with a male as with a woman, both of them have committed an abomination; they shall surely be put to death."

Jude 1:5-7 "Now I want to remind you, although you once fully knew it, that Jesus, who saved a people out of the land of Egypt, afterward destroyed those who did not believe. And the angels who did not stay within their own position of authority, but left their proper dwelling, he has kept in eternal chains under gloomy darkness until the judgment of the great day— just as Sodom and Gomorrah and the surrounding cities, which likewise indulged in sexual immorality and pursued unnatural desire, serve as an example by undergoing a punishment of eternal fire."
Is that one not obvious? And it's stated both in the Old and New Testaments.

Then answering their "God loves and forgives everyone."
No. He doesn't. He only loves and forgives His followers. And if we really are His followers then we will obey His commandments, 

John 14:15 "If you love me you will keep my commandments."

Just because someone says they're a Christian does not mean they are. 
Matthew 7:21-23 "Not everyone who says to me, ‘Lord, Lord,’ will enter the kingdom of heaven, but the one who does the will of my Father who is in heaven. 22 On that day many will say to me, ‘Lord, Lord, did we not prophesy in your name, and cast out demons in your name, and do many mighty works in your name?’ 23 And then will I declare to them, ‘I never knew you; depart from me, you workers of lawlessness.’"  

And the "I don't believe in labels."

 In Genesis 1:27 states "So God created man in his own image, in the image of God he him; male and female he created them."
Don't you think God makes us a certain sex for a reason? And God Himself obviously just made two labels right there. Labels are not to restrict, but to guide. As a writer I personally know that if I didn't have labels it would be very hard to create characters who just, 'are what they are'. And who then would be defined as the 'evil person' or 'antagonist'?


But this doesn't mean we are to shun the homosexuals. We are to be careful around them because, "Bad company corrupts good morals." But we are also called to be a light in dark places. But how can we shine when we can't even discern the good from the bad? We read the Bible and go on a great adventure of discovering new things, and what God has to say about His world. :)

Do you agree? Why or why not? I do not mean to stir up emotions, and I apologize if anyone is offended by my beliefs, but I'm entitled to mine the same way you are. :)



  1. Very true. Although I don't think Lot and the Angels is the best example, for many reasons, namely that most people don't want to take advice from a man who just said, "Go on, take my daughters! Have at it and rape them!"

    This is a subject that's really been on my mind lately. A woman I work with is a homosexual, and it gets awkward when she brings up her girlfriend. I've told her I don't believe that is right, and tried to explain why, but beyond that I'm not sure what to do . . .

  2. I loved this article. You write very well. Our christian family is very against homosexuality. It made very happy to find an article like yours. :)
    ~Alyssa (CBL)

  3. This is awesome, Brooke. My family is also against homosexuality. I find it very sad that people in America are turning away from God so much. America seems to have forgotten what we started as. One nation under God.

    1. Yes. It's very sad. If only they knew how much easier it would be to rule a country under God. : / But we can still pray and act. :)


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