- Gender and Relationships
Same Sex Unions, Nature's Response and The Bible
With lots of love and the burning desire to tell the truth without judgement, condemnation or ridicule, I write this article. I would like to start this hub by taking an in depth look at the human body and its nature(design, purpose and use). At a glance the difference between the male and female body and the genitalia which are the reproductive organs, homosexuality is not facilitated or supported by our physical make-up. In a sexual union only two characters are present, a giver and a receiver. No where in a man's reproductive system can he receive because his body was not built for that reason. The backside of a man is an exit(bowels) and it is not legal to enter an exit no matter where the exit is placed. Just to give an example, this is true even in traffic. The other half, which is the woman, can only receieve. Nothing in her reproducing can give because her nature is to receive and multiply, meaning her body can hold but not give life. The life is taken out of her once it reaches potential to live outside of her womb. When a man and woman has sex it serves a purpose and that purpose is procreation,continuing earth's population coupled with the gift of pleasure and desire which comes from God. It is by divine design that a womans body was created to fit the man's. When Adam in the garden of Eden needed a helpmeet, someone to compliment him and supply what he could not because of the order in which he was formed, the creator made a woman because they needed to fit, for his purposes. She was the pre-ordained answer for the man's loneliness and the way through which he could express his love and affection and duplicate himself,(humanity). Only a womans body can receive the life(sperm) from the man and incubate or grow the life for an amount of time until it can sufficiently live outside of her womb. Only the man can give the life to be held inside the woman. She needs his seed to grow and he needs her womb to grow the seed. For this reason the body was made as it was made, like a puzzle fitting together perfectly. The only legal entrance into the earth is through the woman's womb. When two women have intercourse life cannot be produced because she is using her body the wrong way. She cannot give life but she can lovingly nurture and keep it warm and alive in her womb until the prescious life is presented to the world after birth. Two men in a sexual union defies nature because a man cannot usher or bring forth a life into the world because he participates only as a giver, much like the woman participates only as a receiver. The man does not have a birthing or incubation facility housed inside of his body to care for unborn life. Based on this truth, ejaculating sperm(life)into the backpart of a man is the equivalent of throwing it into a garbage container because there is no place for the seed of a man to rest inside of his body therefore, the only opening in a man's reproductive system is an exit. God's design for the man and woman's body is to bring about life, to populate the earth. The creator himself demonstrated this truth when he sent his word, which is himself(because God and his word are one)in the form of Jesus Christ through the portal of a woman's womb, impregnating her with the seed of his word. Only the proper use of the man and woman's genetalia will produce the right results. Pleasure in lovemaking was given by God to be used in the way he pre-ordained it in a marriage between a man and a woman. Now let's look at the definition of sex from the webster's dictionary/thesaurus, it reads: Sex: n. One of two divisions, male and female into which all living things are grouped; sexual intercourse./ This sums up the natural use of a man and woman's body and the purpose and design for it. Now that we have taken a look at the make-up of the human body and its use, let's look at the spiritual side of this topic. When it comes to the spiritual reasons why same sex unions are not biblically supported please read : Romans 1, start at verse 18 and read through verse 32, this brings to light God's view on homosexuality. Other scripture to read is Leviticus 18:22 and Leviticus 20:13.( If you don't own a bible you can always do research on line referencing the King James Bible. A KJV study bible is exellent as well because it does cross references with scriptures and has a small concordance in the back which allows the reader to do word studies as well as helping to read and understand scripture in context. If you choose to study God's word ask him to give you clarity and open up your understanding so that you can receive his truth.) There are many people who say that homosexuality is not a choice or learned behavior but it is how a person is born. There are even scientists who support this theory based off of research of the human brain, chromosomes and gene study. The question is can you be born gay and the answer is no. The bible says in Jeremiah 1:5, "Before I formed you in the womb I knew you, before you were born I sanctified you. I ordained you a prophet to the nations." This is a testament that God is not only the maker of human life but is directly involved in the purpose and outcome of the life. When you have researched the word of God you will see that He could never and would never go against himself which is his word because they are one. He is his word. He cannot create or make you outside of his will, which means that you are not created or born gay. I can hear the questions that will arise from this revelation, saying: "Well then why am I like I am.?" There are generational curses that I will talk about as well as learned behavior. First lets take a look at generational curses. Exodus 34:7 says: " Keeping mercy for thousands, forgiving iniquity and transgression and sin, by no means clearing the guilty, visiting the iniquity of the fathers upon the children and the children's children to the third and fourth generation." This means that in a family, from the ancestors all the way up to the present of that family there can be unconfessed and unforgiven sin. Also unrepentant members that choose lifestyles that are not aligned with God's will and his statuates. This continuous sin will bring about curses in a family line that will multiply, bringing mischief and calamity until the chain or cycle is broken through the power of Jesus Christ. The cycle is broken through repentance, a changing or turning away from that thing or sin that is not pleasing to God and asking and accepting him into your life as your savior. For an example of generational curses, say a grandmother had irrational persistant fears and or depression and one of her children suffered from it as well. Then the child had a child and the same scenario is repeated. Or say a child was adopted and had no knowledge of his or her biological parents and even had no knowledge that they were adopted and was living with a loving family. The adopted child has a habit of violence and is disrespectful it seems by nature. Than say through research it is found that one or both of the biological parents have a history of violence, etc. or, a father has an anger issue and his dad and grandad had them as well and the dad's son seems to have developed one too. These are the sins visited upon the children even up to the third and fourth generations. Symptoms of a generational curse can be a continuous, negative pattern that is automatically acted out without a person's persuation. This shows how unrepentant sin and continous habits not conduscive to God's statuates and not broken by his power can affect a child or adult. Also this shows how ungodly representation can be at work. There are many people today living under bondage from the sins of there forefathers. Lamentations 5:7 says: "Our fathers have sinned and are not; and we have borne(been punished for)their iniquities." This goes beyond learned behavior into the spirit realm where unholy oppression takes form. Now let's discuss learned behavior. This is when a child, or adult is persuaded or not corrected when a inappropriate action or situation takes place. Watching someone as you grow can teach habits good or bad and this is learned or taught whether the person being watched is aware or not. Sexual abuse can play a part but is not always the root reason. Let's say that a young boy is forced into intercourse by a stranger or someone in his own family who is a male. Before the young boy even experiences a woman he is introduced to a sex life with a man. I have read where young men growing up who have been sexually abused by another man find it hard sometimes to play sports, especially football because of such close physical contact. What has happened is that the attack upon their innocence has caused them to be sexually aroused by the same male gender and the taste is now acquired. This can lead to promiscuity, pornography and even the child growing up and becoming a taker of sexual innocence based on his prior experience. This same can be said of young women. Lets create a scenario where a young girl child has a mother who is promiscuous and she sees her mother with multiple partners being used and abused by men. She grows up and repeats her mother's behavior and is turned off by men which causes her to come to the conclusion that she wants nothing to do with men because of what she has witnessed or learned from her mothers experience. What is also coming into play here is the spirit of lust that is ushered in through the mothers behavior. This could lead to a life of lesbianism and a attitude that men aren't good enough or good at all. The young girl could already have lesbian tendencies based on the spirit of lust and disobedience that was allowed entrance into her life through the mother's behavior. Girls can also be sexually abused by women just like boys are abused by men. There are times when both girls and boys have a strong desire for a same sex relationship and have not witnessed it in the home or been touched against their will or by consent and sexual promiscuity was not an issue in their home enviroment but the desire is still present. These circumstances concur with generational curses where satan can heavily oppress a family line. I know this sounds outrageous, but as unbelieving as this may sound there are people who have lived this life and have been delivered through the power of Jesus Christ. Another way to learn a behavior is for example, allowing a male child to dress as a girl and play and participate in girlish things. Walking around in women's shoes, putting make-up on dressing in a feminine way, etc. These antics are viewed by some as a natural course of life but this is not so. The bible says train up a child in the way he should go and when he gets older he will not depart from it. If a child is a male he should not be treated as a female, train him up as a boy and even if his transition is interrupted physically or spiritually by ungodly forces, the word has still been implanted in him and it will germinate and take root. Also there are children living and being raised having same sex parents as mom and dad. Attributing or linking male behavior to a female and linking female behavior to a man is a learned behavior as well. The man acts unnatural according to how he was made and the woman acts unnatural when she takes on the disposition of a man according to how she was made. What you allow, are taught or, don't break in your life because of lack of knowledge can cause bonds that it takes the power of God to break. These are just some of the ways that a child can be led mistakenly, allowed negligently or introduced into a lifestyle of homosexuality. In melanesian culture homosexuality is actually taught. They incorparate young boys into ritual groups where young boys are semenized or made to have sex with the male adults in the family unit. The semen is delivered into the boy's body either orally or anally so that he can grow. This is believed to make them grow very masculine. When that child reaches a certain age the procedure is repeated to another young boy. There is also another culture that watches the males in a certain society to see if their behavior is effeminate or masculine. If it is effeminate the child is coerced into make-up and taught how to mimic a housewife including acting like her. They are called "Fa Fa Feenies" They take the woman's place so when hunting season comes around or war with another clan which causes them to be away from home for a length of time occurs they can take the Fa Fa Feenies with them to act in the woman's stead. This is very extreme I know but it acutally exists in some cultures. There are so many more examples but not enough room to write. In closing I would like to say that I referenced but did not quote every scripture so that you could search them out on your own. I realize that this is a very sensitive subject and a lifestyle to many. But, I must spread God's truth as well as inform you that there is a way out of bondage, sexual and otherwise. Please know that there is forgivness, grace and mercy from all sin. Galations 3:13 says, "Christ has redeemed us from the curse of the law, being made a curse for us for it is written, cursed is everyone who hangs on a tree". Verse 14 says: "That the blessing of Abraham might come upon the gentiles in Christ Jesus that we might receive the promise of the Spirit through Faith." John 3:16 says: "For God so loved the world that he gave his only begotten son that whoever believes in him should not perish but have everlasting life." Once again, when you have accepted Jesus as your savior all curses are broken and are no longer received through transferring through the generations of ancestors, mom, dad, etc. No matter what you have gone through it is not bigger than Jesus and his work at calvary. At calvary every sin was dealt with. It was put upon Jesus and he defeated it so that in him you and me and anyone accepting him could be made free and victorious as well. None of us are pefect and this is not an evil you good me rhetoric meant to belittle anyone. My intent in writing this was not to cause discord but to show truth. I know and understand that this hub will probably be rated down by readers and may even come under enormous ridicule and there's nothing that I can do about that. Please keep an open mind and realize that every thing that seems good and right is not always good and right. Our finite minds cannot understand God's infinite wisdom right now but everything that we need to live life and it more abundantly can be found in christ. Give him a try, ask him to show you a more exellent way and to teach you what is pleasing in his sight. Tell him that you want what he wants for your life, to make his purpose your purpose and he will work, I'm a living witness. Always without judging and lots of love do I write to you, God Bless!