Do you believe a person can be a Christian and continue willingly in a homosexual lifestyle?
Culture and some churches are embracing the concept of "gay-Christian." The Bible discusses homosexuality, yet some interpret it differently than others. I write about it regularly as a struggle on http://thom-signsofastruggle.blogspot.com/, but I am curious as to what others think.
Let me begin by stating that I am not a homosexual. I, also, don't really know if homosexuality is a condition of genes or of choice. What I do know is that I worship God. God recognized thousands of years ago that Man is incapable of making the choice to turn away from sin. That inability to turn away from sin is part of our genetic makeup; as a result, don't worry about being homosexual or heterosexual. Live your life the best that you can within the confines of who you are as a human being. Love all people that come in contact with you. Forgive every person who wrongs you in some way, and pray for forgiveness of your sins every day. God will answer the rest of your questions when you talk to him in heaven.
Leviticus 20:13 says, “If a man also lie with mankind, as he lieth with a woman, both of them have committed an abomination: they shall surely be put to death; their blood shall be upon them”.
The opposite should also hold true for women.
Only people who live in the spirit can answer this question. How different is walking and living by the spirit of God than walking and living a life according to the flesh? Its like from one end of the universe to the other. Every spiritual desire is opposite from every fleshly desire. Every spiritual goal and attitude is opposite from those of them who serve their flesh.
When i was in the world, unsaved and following my flesh according to the lusts my flesh i watched porn daily on the internet since being saved and living a life in the spirit of god porn looks to me like pigs rutting. Every hole is all wet and gooey, it looks sick and it has become repulsive to my spiritual eyes. Indeed a 150% turnaround and now porn is a thing i no longer do nor do i want to even look at it. This is what it is like to walk in the spirit of god, when all you see bothers you, all you hear makes you want to be deaf, all you perceive threatens your sanity, yet God makes you understand it all and causes his love to live above these assaulted senses and honestly, it puts a person on their knees praying that everyone be saved.
esau sold his inheritance for some quick food, homosexuals and the rest of the sin nature activities do the same also. If or since heterosexual sex is wrong to the spirit of god how can homosexual sex be okay? sometimes i don't need a scripture to tell me whats right by the spirit of god i just use my spritual common good sense to figure things out.
A person cannot be a christian and continue willingly or unwillingly in a homosexual lifestyle. Homosexuality is an abomination to the Lord God. Read my hub page " Homosexuality is not alright." To say God made homosexuals is to say God is a liar. God made Adam (man) and Eve (woman) to be together and bring off-springs into the world. Because some cultures, and some churches embrace the concept of " gay-christian" means entirely nothing. Man do not set God's standards, God does.
If they take the Bible literally, then of course they will probably have to eventually face a contradiction. The Bible, I think, is pretty clear, both in text and in spirit, that that type of stuff is not okay.
Of course, in general, the Bible--Old Testament in particular--has a negative spirit towards all sorts of non-conformists, especially the kind who are chasing their own desires in spite of societal norms.
Even if it wasn't written so plainly in the Bible that doing gay things was an abomination, you could still read between the lines and assume that it is, because of this and because of all the other many restrictions on sex. After all, men marry only women in the Bible, and pre- and extra-marital sex is mostly forbidden, so it stands to reason that if you can't marry a person, it's a sin to have sex with them if for nothing else than the fact that if would, by definition, be fornication.
So I would say, if you take the Bible literally, it's almost definitely a contradiction to be a practicing homosexual; and further, even if you don't take it completely literally, the spirit of the laws is pretty obviously anti-homosex (and basically anti- anything that's not "traditional" married sex) if you read between the lines.
Now, having said that, I'm not condemning homosexuals or anything. Quite the reverse: I don't think anyone should bother with being religious.
One of the arguments in favor of homosexuality is that they were born that way, that God made them that way.
Scientists are biased. Scientists that are practicing, or proponents of homosexuality will say that they can scientifically prove that homosexuals are born that way.
Other scientists who are against homosexuality (if they have the courage to do so) will stand up and say, "No. You are not born a homosexual. It is a product of our culture."
Truthfully, it really doesn't matter. If someone can prove that they are born a homosexual, then someone can also prove that Charles Manson was born a murderer.
We have all heard stories of murderers and serial killers who say they have loved to kill ever since they were toddlers. They would say that they killed animals as a child and they "graduated" into killing humans.
The point is that being "born" immoral doesn't make it right. Having thoughts of killing since you were a child doesn't mean that killing is right. Likewise, having homosexual thoughts every since you were a child doesn't mean its right.
I said all this to say that homosexuality is certainly wrong in the sight of the Lord Jesus. There is no doubt about it.
I don't believe in hating homosexuals because that sin is no greater than a many other sins that people practice. Furthermore, hating anybody is strictly forbidden in a Christian's life.
Can a person be a Christian, and continue in homosexuality? No. We make a choice to sin. You can choose to leave a homosexual relationship. "come out from among them, says the Lord, and be separate".
Can a Christian struggle with homosexual temptations? Yes. But willfully giving into those temptations and living there is strictly forbidden. The homosexual lifestyle is not compatible with the lifestyle of one who believes in, and follows the Lord God Almighty - the Lord Jesus Christ.
The way I see it is that if you claim to be a Christian and the bible is the word of God, then you can't be Christian and be gay. I wrote a hub about the bible and homosexuality and cited some biblical verses that support my opinion regarding the matter. For the bibles stance on homosexuality read the following verses of scripture:
Romans 1: 26-28
1 Corinthians 6:9,10
Stating that you are a Christian and at the same time living a gay lifestyle is just another example of biblical cherry picking. I am an atheist and have no qualms with gays but saying you are a Christian and being gay is nothing but hypocrisy at its best. The term homosexual Christian is an oxymoron.
I do not. Homosexuality is an abomintion according to God. If you truly live as a Christian you cannot be homosexual. According to 1 Timothy 1:10 if we take part in this then we are totally against the teachings of the gospel of the Good News of Salvation and Christianity. 1 Corinthians says the same thing. we shall not inherit the kingdom of God.
If all sin is supposed to be equal, and you believe that homosexuality is a sin, doesn't the question answer itself?
Bottom line, its a judgmental question, and Christ didn't give me the right to judge His creations, so.. Yeah. There ya go.
Leviticus is in the Old Testament, a rule of the Old Covenant Meaning the punishments outlined in Leviticus should have been abolished with the creation of the new Covenant and Jesus' Death. Yes Homosexuality is a Sin, and should not be practiced, If you struggle with it, it is like struggling with any other Sin, you should repent from it. Let him without sin Through the 1st stone, you wont see me telling someone that they should die because they are a Homosexual i sin too and the fact is we should all die for the sins we commit
1 Corinthians 6:9-10 says, "Do you not know that the wicked will not inherit the kingdom of God? Do not be deceived: Neither the sexually immoral nor idolaters nor adulterers nor male prostitutes nor homosexual offenders nor thieves nor the greedy nor drunkards nor slanderers nor swindlers will inherit the kingdom of God."
Read Romans 1:18-32.
A person cannot willingly live in a lifestyle that is against God and expect to make heaven. We need to have repentful hearts and turn from sin. No one is perfect but living a life glorifying the Lord is key.
I would say yes, they are a work in progress just like the rest of us. This would be like saying, "I am no longer a Christian because I have committed a sin." I think this world has a long way to go to "get it right." I do not understand homosexuality, but I believe everyone can change and one day they will be freed from that lifestyle, just like one day we will choose to fully accept God and stop turning our backs on him in sin.
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