I’ve heard all of the arguments for and against the topic of homosexuality; and quickly to clarify: I will not use the word “gay”, when referring to this topic because I value the meaning of words, and the word gay has always meant care-free and blissfully ignorant. I’m going to lay before you today why homosexual individuals have nothing to be care-free or blissful about. Why? Because God says its wrong.
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.
It’s not saying here that if two guys sleep in the same bed that they are cursed and damned. It’s saying that if any man, with willful intent to pervert the will of God, undermines the innate role of a man in creation, he is accursed of God for his sin and blasphemy. Blasphemy is telling God that He can’t do something, that He was wrong, or that He is not powerful enough. What is homosexuality besides a malicious assault on God’s power, His plan, and His creation(you).
You might say, “Well the Bible only says don’t lie with them.”. That’s because God assumes we know better by now. He doesn’t back up to the beginning and say “Okay, now I created a man and a woman…”. No. He shouldn’t need to. When you’re in Calculus, your teacher doesn’t back up and say, “Okay everybody, 2 + 2 = 4.” No! We should know that already! God already told us who we are, (male and female), we have identity in our gender, in our innate and unchangeable nature. You can’t change who or what you are, it is physically impossible. God doesn’t have to go back and repeat himself, we should know better. Sodom and Gomorrah burned in fiery brimstone for the perversion of God’s intention for men and woman.
They were born with homosexual tendencies.
I was born naked, screaming, and red all over. Before I could speak, walk, or think rationally, I was a liar, selfish, prideful, and a thief. I took what I wanted, called people to cater to my every want and wish; I was a sinner as a child: born sinful and wicked. Since then, I’ve grown up and moved on. Really people? Are we going to blame God for the fact that we’re sinners! What! We don’t choose the situation into which we are born, but we all are born with one thing in common: we’re sinners. Some may be more apt to fall into the temptation of lust, or theft, or drugs, and some may fall to the lewd perverseness of homosexuality. It’s a sin, a sin that Jesus died for.
I can’t do a post on this if I don’t hit on the most common battleground: Sodom and Gomorrah. What was the sin of the twin cities? Why did God wipe them off the face of the earth?
Behold, this was the iniquity of thy sister Sodom, pride, fulness of bread, and abundance of idleness was in her and in her daughters, neither did she strengthen the hand of the poor and needy. And they were haughty, and committed abomination before me: therefore I took them away as I saw good.
Those Christians who are not opposed to the homosexual lifestyle interpret this verse to mean that God destroyed Sodom and Gomorrah because they were unkind to strangers… Wait, what? Are you kidding me! If that alone was their sin, and for that they could infuriate God to the point of utterly destroying them, then every city in history should have been destroyed. Does God deem unfriendly conduct as worthy of death? No. The verse goes on to say, and some conveniently overlook this: And they were haughty, and committed abomination before me: therefore I took them away as I saw good.
Did you notice that this sentence is the start of a new thought? This sentence is not continuing the list of the previous verse. The list is of their iniquity, that led up to the killstroke, the effects of the sin that destroyed them. Starting at the word “and”, God tells us the reason He destroyed the cities: they were haughty(prideful), and committed abomination before God: therefore He took them away as He saw good.
Abomination means something disgusting. If God considers your actions disgusting, they are wicked and in direct contempt and contortion of His perfect creation. Abomination against God is punishable by death and destruction. Homosexuality, to any extent, in any capacity, is sin, wickedness, and abomination before God and man alike. It bears no benefits to humankind and is contrary to the nature of humans. We were created to be, not to become. We are what we are, nothing and no one can change that. We all are sinners.
Every one of us is despicable to God, He cannot even look upon us. Yet, He so loved the world. He so loved you and me, homosexuals, pedophiles, rapists, murderers, slave traders, drug dealers, thieves, liars, fornicators, the angry, the avengers, the prideful, the deceitful, the ungodly… That He gave His only son to die for them all. Sin is sin, and God is God. He loves the sinner, but hates the sin. We can’t do that. We can’t separate the two because we can’t see the person inside. We can’t love sinners, but we can take them to the one who does, He can love them through us.
God alone can change who we are. His change is the only change that will do us any good. We already start evil, we can’t possibly get any better in our own strength, and we can’t become any more a sinner than we are. But, when we were dead in our sins and trespasses, in due time Christ died for the ungodly.
As always, thanks for reading.
—the anonymous novelist