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.
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, 7 and said, “I beg you, my brothers, do not act so wickedly. 8 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.”
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— 7 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."
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."
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
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. :)