Can a Christian Be Homosexual?
Homosexuality in the Christian or 'religious' world is one of the hottest topics amongst people today. I know, as I write this hub, that there will be people who either strongly agree with me or disagree with me. Everyone has a right to their own opinion, and quote Scripture to confirm their beliefs. However, I'm not writing this to start arguments, but only to give you something to think about.
To any of you out there who have read my profile and my previous hubs, you know that any time in my life where I have a question about something, I just simply take the question to God and ask Him directly. When I read Scripture where God doesn't like something or commands something, I always ask Him 'why' He felt that way or why He wanted things to be the way He commanded. He's never failed to give me an answer.
In asking Him about homosexuality, He explained it this way:
There are people in the world today, who have rebellion in their hearts. They are oppressed by the enemy and give into him and his snares. Some are angry with God, and rebel in their hearts because God has disappointed them in one way or another, so they go out of their way to do whatever He commanded them not to do, hoping to somehow 'hurt' God in revenge.
Some people have not been given the love and affection they needed as children, so they turn to whatever they find in life that will have a 'shock' effect on those around them and on God. These people have 'elected' to rebel and have chosen by their own volition to follow their own path and turn their back on God and what is best for them.
Then, God explained, that there are people in the world who were formed in the womb with a 'mix-up' of male or female hormones. Some have more of one hormone than the other and because of this, they feel 'led' to be the opposite of what they were born physically. Males feel feminine and females feel masculine. Some people are even born with both sexual physical attributes and they are shunned from society.
He explained that it is like a child born with Cerebral Palsy or Downs Syndrome. None of those children are physically capable of changing the way they were created in the womb. They don't have the ability to heal themselves. Only God, their Creator/Father can heal them IF He chooses to do so. Society will allow children with physical defects but the 'religious' people shun the 'Christians' who feel they were born as a homosexual.
Yes I'm very aware of every word in Scripture that says that homosexuality is a sin and an 'abomination' to God. God didn't create Adam and Steve, He created Adam and Eve. But He also didn't create Adam and Eve the way men and women are today either. The world today is all about 'physical pleasure' and both men and women today view sex as just a physical release and nothing more. Morals and standards are not even a part of society and the world is at an all time 'frenzy' as far as sex is concerned. No one has a clue as to the real meaning behind the physical act of sex and why God created it in the first place.
Okay, so according to Scripture, homosexuality is a sin. Agreed. However, so is gluttony, and how many 'religious people' out there today overeat and are overweight? How many Christians gossip about others for the sake of getting others to see 'their side' of the story? Is all sin the same or isn't it? How many people go to church but refuse to work and rely on society to take care of them because they would rather be lazy and slothful and do nothing? And finally, how many Pastors themselves put themself in the position of being a pastor for the simple reason of ego and pride? They weren't led by God to 'take care of His sheep'. They just wanted to be in charge and tell everyone else what to do and they want everyone to look up to them. Those are just some examples of gluttony, slothfulness, and pride, of which are some of many sins the Bible speaks of.
I could take all day on the subject of 'sin'. God's Word says we've ALL sinned and come short of the glory of God. I don't know about you, but I sin every single day in one way or another. I'll never be perfect until I go Home to Heaven. I can strive every day to be better but some days are worse than others. Does God love me even though I sin every day? Sure He does! Do you love your kids even though they disobey? What if you found out they murdered someone? Would you still love them? Do you think God loves the murderer or is that a sin that is unforgivable?
The problem is that we, as humans, say 'all sin is the same' to God, but we just can't see sin that way. We categorize it on different levels and some sins we have a very hard time forgiving. We can be best friends with someone who is really overweight but we have a hard time being a friend to someone who is a homosexual. What is the difference? Some people that are overweight are born with genes from one or both sides of the family that enables their bodies to become heavier an an early age in life. Do we crucify them because they are fat? Do we tell them they have to stop overeating because it's a sin? Do we not let them join our church because they are a glutton and are overweight? Then if all sin is the same, why do we do these things to the homosexual?
If we say that we are 'children of God' then shouldn't we act like Him and love everyone unconditionally? Shouldn't we just love them and let God deal with their sin without our help? I personally don't think God needs any help. The Holy Spirit is the one who will convict each and every one of us of the sin in our lives. We only need to love people as Christ loved us and let God do what He needs to do when it comes to their lifestyle.
I learned a long time ago to let The Holy Spirit do His job and I'll just preach Christ and use words if necessary (as St. Francis of Assissi once said).
Our job is to love others and be an example of the unconditional love of God. We point people in His direction. When we love God first and love others second, God will take care of rest......