Posts tagged homosexuality
Posts tagged homosexuality
The Problem with Same-Sex Marriage…. It’s shorter than the KONY video… You need to watch this. What happened this last week was not a surprise BY ANY MEANS!
And we’re the bigots?????????????????
Why is homosexuality wrong?
Do I… mk.
Read your bible. I’ll worry about me.
Just so that we are clear that homosexuality is a sin. You don’t have to like me… That didn’t come from me, that came from your Bible.
I’m not here to fight with you and I’m being blunt because I’m in a hurry. Homosexuality is a sin. It is not God’s design, it is not God’s plan. God loves sinners and has made a way for all sinners to be redeemed. That is the great news. One who comes to God must turn from their sin and leave the old way of their former life behind. That is the truth. Jesus died for your dad, he adores your dad, he paid the ransom for your dad to receive salvation and forgiveness. I’m not disqualifying him… I’m telling you the truth. The scripture talks about people who are Christians who once were homosexual and it says to remove yourself from that sin. Its very clear.
I’m telling you this because I care and it is a dangerous thing for me to beat around the bush when it comes to someones salvation. I care too much about me being held accountable for what I say, and for you and your family members knowing the truth… I put that above making you feel comfortable or making me feel comfortable. This isn’t something that anyone likes talking about, but without recognizing that we are a sinner, we can’t receive salvation.
It’s not fun for me to talk about hell. I don’t enjoy telling people that the path they are on is a path of the wrath of God. But I would hate people if I didn’t talk about it. I would deeply hate people if I just let them die in their sin with out me telling them what I know. And what I know is in the same book that you own. If you would but read it and pray the Holy Spirit will speak to you through the pages that hold the word of God. He will lead you into all truth and he will show you the reality of sin and the reality of hell…
Sinners are all dead in their sin. But God being rich in mercy sent his only Son to die for them, while they were still his enemy, so that they would be set free from their sin and live eternally. This is the truth. You know this…
So read the bible. Really dive into it and know that what I’m saying is in there and is true.
You have missed the point. As a practicing Catholic, go and read the first chapter of Romans…The Church does NOT teach that God created anyone homosexual. Our Cross to bear is NOT sin… it is the readiness to lay our lives down for the gospel. Re-read that scripture.
God sent his one and only son to die for homosexuals… There is no need for them to perish, like you said. If Christ came into this world to condemn us, we’d all be screwed. Homosexuality is NOT a sickness, nor is it a birth defect. Because, believe it or not, people don’t have to have sex. Temptation comes to everyone. Temptation is not sin, acting on that temptation is sin. It is not sin to be tempted with homosexuality… It is sin to act out on that temptation.
Yet after they were saved they are to turn from their sin (just like everyone else). That doesn’t mean that temptation automatically goes away, but we are to resist the devil and those temptations and they will flee from us.
Why does studies about brain waves so easily sway your belief? I am not surprised that they think differently and it shoes up on scans of their brain. That is just more evidence to scriptures teachings. In romans 12, Paul begs us to change the way we think.
So, lets rap this up. The Love of Christ compels me to tell the truth. The truth will set people free. Jesus can sympathize with people who are tempted with homosexuality because Jesus was tempted with homosexuality… yet Christ did not sin. Therefore we can go to the throne of Grace with confidence, and receive mercy and help to overcome temptation. (THAT IS SCRIPTURE!)
Think clearly… Reference the Church’s teachings on Homosexuality…
Rape is terrible, its horrifying. I can’t even imagine and rape should be punished to the fullest extent of the law, in my opinion. Sadly, the reality is that many rapists never see their day in court, and if they do, many walk… I infuriates me.
I believe that homosexuality is abnormal and wrong. I also don’t believe that a homosexual couple should be able to be married or adopt children. In this scenario it seems as though I would be forced to choose the lesser of two evils… I won’t do that. Because there are other options. I would do everything possible to help her in her pregnancy and adoption.
Now, follow me… My point is, I don’t see why the scenario should EVER be “i will only give this baby to a gay couple, or I will abort it.” That is troubling. The major point is that the child deserves to live, no matter what home it ends up in. Life is valuable and the mother’s life is valuable. I am all for her giving it up for adoption, if that is what she chooses. The choice should not be “gay couple or abortion”… The choice should be “life, however it comes”… period.
Dude I’m all about Leviticus. hahaha. I’m about to like re-do my life and just eat a Levitical diet, because I’ve read these books about how healthy you get when you follow those rules on eating and such. Basically, I want to do a tri-Athlon and fast food doesn’t help. lol
I believe that one’s sexuality is wired into them as well. The orientation is our choice. Would you agree that there are a lot of things that aren’t healthy that we control and deny ourselves of? Like anger… Anger is a good thing, at the proper time, etc… Suppressing anger is not healthy… And not controlling anger can lead to horrible things. It’s not ok to kill someone when they look at you wrong… We deny ourselves the pleasure of acting out on feelings that aren’t reasonable… Because it’s not right. That might seem ridiculous, but people like Hitler and Saddam Hussein enjoyed killing people because they made them angry…. or it was just for fun. Going with what they felt made for more than serious psychological damage, but the annihilation of a people group… NOT denying what they felt is what caused the damage.
What other things do we deny ourselves because its not health, and its not natural, and it’s not right… There are a lot of things, things that make up who we are as a person.
Sexuality is a part of who we are as humans… yet sexuality can be abused and tampered with and confused and misunderstood and let get out of control. Homosexuality is one of those cases.
The real point is, you are so valuable, and you are worth more than a lie and a unnatural relationship. When you realize that, you’ll understand. You’re precious and you’re going to need more one day, and you’re not going to find what you are looking for in what you are doing. When that happens, remember what I’ve said and that Jesus is aware of you and seeking after you. I pray that when you need Him, you’ll remember that.
I think we should watch Hercules with this talk of Greek mythology… I prefer Roman mythology… haha.
Someone asked me a while back “Are you a Harry Potter person”… I said “Na dude, I’m an adult… I’m not about all that crap… I’m from Middle Earth.”… haha. I’m an LOTR person! ;)
I believe that human sexuality is a very wonderful and powerful treasure shared between a man and a woman. I believe God created men and women different to fulfill two different and awesome roles on earth. I believe that sex finds its proper place within the protective confines of a life long marriage and should be reserved for marriage. I believe that life-long, faithful marriage is the first Human institution ordained by God and therefore, the basic, irreducible building block of society. I believe that the value of marriage in a community will determine that community’s health, happiness, productivity and safety. I believe marriage is our choice to enter into if we wish. I believe that God ordained marriage as a symbol of Christ’s marriage to the church (being a legit spiritual thing, not a physical thing. lol) I believe that those who don’t get married are completely normal and should not have sex. I believe that those who want to have sex and cant stand the thought of not having sex(most everyone… haha) should definitely get married. I believe that those who want to have sex should be self controlled and get married when they are ready to fulfill their role in a marriage. I believe that sex is a gift within a marriage and is the gift that unites the two as one flesh. I believe that having children is a gift from God and I believe that adopting children is a gift from God and a responsibility for believers. I believe that adoption is the basic principle that we, as Christians, need to understand since after accepting Jesus as Lord we were adopted by God and become his child. Adoption is an amazing, incredible, (adverbs cant be exhausted in the attempt to describing its value) “thing”. haha
That sounds all proper and memorized… But in order to just cut to the chase, that is what I believe… And since you spent a lot of time in church, I am assuming you understand all that I’m saying… You can also see how homosexuality does not, in any way, find its way integrated in the above design.
I also know that almost 1/2 of the people in our country do not live in that design, for many many many many different reasons. I’m not saying that everyone is wrong, if they are a single parent, or haven’t adopted, or have been married a few times… etc. I know that (even in my parents marriage) the above design was not what was carried out, yet it was at no fault of my mothers. My dad left, and that was not her fault…
So anyway, I also believe that a lot of people, who are now Christians, once lived homosexual lives, both in the time of Jesus and even now. Yet when they came to Christ, His blood washed away all of that sin and they are clean. When we come to Christ, we throw off our old way of life and put on a new self. That does not mean that we are no longer tempted with our old way of life… by no means… To be tempted is not sin, to scum to temptation and follow through is sin. (that would so suck if temptation was sin. lol)
1 Corinthians 10:13 (if i can bring a scripture in real fast. ;)) says “No temptation has seized you except what is common to man. And God is faithful; he will not let you be tempted beyond what you can bear. But when you are tempted, he will also provide a way out so that you can stand up under it.”
So just what it says… any temptation that you come under, even homosexuality, its NOT uncommon… there are others who are tempted in the same way… yet God won’t allow you to be tempted more than what you are able to have self control with. etc…
BUT GET THIS!!! (this is my favorite part! haha)
Hebrews 4:15-16 “For we do not have a high priest who is unable to sympathize with our weaknesses, but we have one who has been tempted in every way, just as we are—yet was without sin. Let us then approach the throne of grace with confidence, so that we may receive mercy and find grace to help us in our time of need.”
This is NARLY! Because, believe it or not, Jesus was tempted with homosexuality, as a man… yet he didn’t sin… he was tempted in EVERY WAY WE ARE TEMPTED, and he over came it…. AS A MAN!!! So we can go to him, with out reservation, with out humiliation, with out guilt… but with confidence and ask for HELP, when we are being tempted… and HE WILL give us grace and mercy to help us in our time of temptation and need…
So, rock on! haha
Christians are tempted all the time, but what rocks is we are not obligated to sin any more.
I understand when people who are not Christians say “dude, i just can’t help it… i can’t stop, i have to do it.” I understand that… But for a Christian, who has been washed in the blood of Christ and been made clean and given a new self… If they say “dude, i just can’t help it… i can’t stop… i have to do it.” they have believed a LIE. Because it is NOT required of us to sin any longer, because we no longer serve sin… we serve the Lord and HE HELPS US, and we can come to him with ANY and EVERY temptation and he TOTALLY KNOWS HOW IT FEELS AND SYMPATHIZES WITH US!!! That’s what rocks! There is now NO condemnation for those who are in Christ… NONE!!! WHen I go to the Lord and say “this is really getting to me, im having these thoughts, im being tempted…”… He doesn’t turn around and say “YOU SHOULDNT FEEL THAT WAY!!! YOURE A CHRISTIAN!!! YOU ARE SUPPOSE TO BE BETTER!!! I MADE YOU BETTER!!!!!!!”… na… He goes “i totally understand… let me help, here’s what you do… Resist the devil and He and that temptation will FLEE FROM YOU, draw near to me, and I will draw near to you…”
IT rocks babe… seriously… I wasn’t planning on writing all of this… but i just want you to know that you are loved and all of that, that i just mentioned is for you… if you will come to Christ..
talk to me babe. =)